How to Root the LG Motion 4G

Most smartphone users usually think that 4G smartphones come at a very high price and they can’t afford them, well, that’s not the truth. With the entry of the LG Motion 4G in the market, you can now have a 4G LTE enabled smartphone in under $150. The smartphone consists of a Dual-Core processor and runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich. If you really want to enjoy the features of the smartphone, you should consider rooting it. It will allow you to install more apps, developed for rooted smartphones only. So, here’s a guide on how you can root the LG Motion 4G.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You will void the warranty of your device if you root it. Do it at your own risk.

2. Make sure your device has enough battery life so it can last throughout the process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. LG Drivers (Download link’s given in the first post)

2. o4xr (Download link’s given in the first post, in the second step)

3. SystesmBackupTest.apk (Download link is given in the first post)

III. Rooting the LG Motion 4G:

1. Download and place all the files on your Desktop.

2. Install the LG Drivers you downloaded on your PC.

3. Extract files from the o4xr archive to your Desktop.

4. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

5. Copy the APK file you downloaded over to the root folder of your phone’s SD card.

6. Disconnect the device after you have copied the file.

7. On your device, go to Menu>>Settings>>Security and enable Unknown sources.

8. Open My files on your device and tap on the APK file you copied earlier. It should install the app, finish it and then go to the next step.

9. Enable USB debugging on your device by going to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

10. Launch the app you installed at the Step-8 from the App Drawer.

11. When the app launches, just press the Power button on your device for 3 seconds and choose Power OFF & Restart.

12. Connect the device to your PC when it restarts. Make sure to choose the Charge only mode if asked.

13. Open a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop by pressing and holding the Shift button on your keyboard and right-clicking on any empty area on the screen, then choose Open command window here.

14. Enter following command into the Command Prompt Window:

root

15. It should root your device. Your device should reboot as soon as the rooting is done.

16. When your device reboots, uninstall the SystemBackupTest app you installed.

17. Your device should be rooted now!

You now have a rooted LG Motion 4G smartphone. As the developer suggests, do NOT use ROM Manager or any other app to flash recoveries or custom ROMs as it may hard-brick your device and it’ll become a useless thing!

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • Indya

    Is it possible to root Without using. Computer

  • wifihacker

    its not working for me and When you says in step 13 Open a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop by pressing and holding the Shift button on your keyboard and right-clicking on any empty area on the screen, then choose Open command window here. in what should I right click? desktop or in CMD?

  • CHIKILARGUI

    NOT WORK FOR ME I HAVE THAT CELL AND I DO EVERYTHING AS READ IT AND ON E CMD COMMAND PROMP THE WORD root DONT WORK.SOMEONE HELPME!!!!!

  • GeorgeE

    Just run “root” in the o4xr folder instead of CMD thing. :D

  • GeorgeE (UPDATE: PLEASE READ)

    Hey guys! I was wrong with the last one.. BUT THIS TIME I FIGURED IT OUT! WHEN HE SAYS EXTRACT TO THE DESKTOP HE MEANS ALL THE FILES IN o4xr RIGHT ON THE DESKTOP! If you do that it will work! It worked on mine, THANKS! :D

  • Leon

    Ummm, should i be worried? Command prompt just said this “rm failed for /data/local.prop, No such file or directory”

    • Leon

      Nvm, seems like it worked just great. Thanks. :D the last time i tried rooting, it ended up in me completely reformatting and wiping it. lol

  • TheDude

    Doesn’t work, screwed up the phone. Luckily a factory reset fixed it, so I don’t think it was fully rooted. Not sure about this one, afraid to try it again

    • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

      This method’s been confirmed to be working. Probably you didn’t follow it to the letter.

      Re-try the procedure and make sure you get everything right.

  • anthony

    worked like a charm (:

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Cool!

  • jason

    It didn’t work it messed up my phone. And the vibration was gone. But luckily a factory reset reset my phone.

  • ThisIsBS

    Dameon not running.. Messes up vibration, followed instructions to the effin letter.

  • andrew

    how do you know it rooted?

  • bill

    mine just says daemon started successfully. then it just stops there.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Did the drivers install successfully? It stops there probably due to no proper drivers. So, make sure you have got the latest drivers installed on your PC and then try the procedure once again.

      Hope it helps!

  • Dylan

    If the command prompt says a bunch of stuff failed and you lose vibration then as soon as it restarts press enter on the command prompt again and it should work it worked for me.