How to Root the LG Optimus L5

Announced a couple of months ago, LG Optimus L5 is a mid-range Android Device manufactured by LG Electronics. The smartphone brings the Android Ice Cream Sandwich to its users with more features than what you would find in earlier versions like Gingerbread. If you happen to own this device and are interested in customizing it the way you want, by simply installing root-only apps, you can root the device. Having root access lets you go deep-down to the system level files and you can change them according to your needs. To get you started with these things, follow our guide below.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You’ll void the warranty of your device if you root it. However, you’ll be able to reinstate the warranty by unrooting the device.

2. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (It’s attached in the post)

III. Rooting the LG Optimus L5:

1. Download and place the Root Package archive on your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the archive and place them on your Desktop. Don’t launch any file just yet.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging option on your device by going to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

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

5. Once connected, double-click on the root.bat file you extracted to your Desktop.

6. Sit back and let it do the rooting process.

7. The device should reboot automatically.

8. You’re rooted now!

Congrats! You’ve successfully achieved root access on your Optimus L5, opening the gates to the root-only apps!

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!

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  • Shahrukh Siddiqui

    Does this method also work on the L5 DUAL….????
    and when i should connect my phone to pc, which mode do i need to put my phone in?….should it be on ‘charge only’ mode……
    and further, will i be able to unroot the phone if i fail….?

  • Andreas Schaafsma

    Does it matter that i updated my firmware?

  • Brian Opao

    nothing is happening once I open the root.bat file

    • bensoflyyy

      right click on root.bat>properties>compatibility and make sure check the run this program in compatibility for: , then check the box that says run this program as an administratior then click apply then close

  • Love Hurts

    daemon not running .starting it now on port 5037….<— please help me :((

    • patrick hayes

      I am having the same trouble. It just stays there and dosent do anything. Please help me

  • ece

    download USB driver first for your phone

  • wim

    Help, after rooten my lg l5 sounds not working. Recognizes nothing of sound files, sound system, mp3

  • Joopie Hannes

    hey there,
    when i want to debug my USB i cant click on it.. does anyone know how i can do that?