How to Root the LG Mach LS860

We’ve been seeing a handful of Android Smartphones comprising of QWERTY keypads for a while and the manufacturers are keep on producing them for the consumers. The LG Mach LS860 is one of such smartphones and to look at it specs — it’s got a dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4″ inch screen and it runs on Android ICS. Since the phone’s based on Android, it can be rooted to gain access to a whole lot of new apps and if you’re just looking for this, we’ve got something for you just below. The following guide explains how you can root your LG Mach LS860 smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. You’re gonna void the warranty of your device by rooting it.

2. Keep at least 60% of battery level on your device, it is to avoid any unexpected problems during the process.

3. The following procedure works on Android 4.0.4 Stock ROM only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s available in the first post)

III. Rooting the LG Mach LS860:

1. Download the Root Package archive to your Desktop.

2. Extract the contents of Root Package to your Desktop. You should get a batch file along with some other files.

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

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

5. Double-click on RunMe.bat file you extracted from the archive.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

7. You should be rooted now!

Congrats! Your LG Mach LS860 is rooted now. You may now proceed to Play Store to obtain some of the great apps available only for rooted phones!

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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  • dlfnettheunlockr

    tried on lg mach ls860 – android 4.0.4 – baseband version M8960A-AAAANAZM-1.5.37 – Kernel version 3.0.8 – build number IMM761 – Software version LS860ZV6
    usb degube enabled
    allow unknown user enabled

    Followed steps exactly – everything went just like on video – it did not root device!
    tried to unroot which failed

    Please help!

    bellow is the whole run sequence

    C:Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18>stuffadb devices
    List of devices attached
    LG-LS860-1f1f8a0 device

    C:Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18>runme
    ======================================================================
    = This script will root your Android phone with adb restore function =
    = Script by Bin4ry (thanks to Goroh_kun and tkymgr for the idea) =
    = Idea for Tablet S from Fi01_IS01 =
    = (18.12.2012) v17 =
    ======================================================================

    Device type:
    1) Normal
    2) Special (for example: Sony Tablet S, Medion Lifetab)

    x) Unroot

    Make a choice: 1
    Checking if i should run in Normal Mode or special Sony Mode
    Please connect your device with USB-Debugging enabled now
    Waiting for device to shop up, if nothing happens please check if Windows ADB-dr
    ivers are installed correctly!
    remote object ‘/system/app/Backup-Restore.apk’ does not exist
    remote object ‘/system/bin/ric’ does not exist
    .
    .

    Normal Mode enabled!
    .

    Pushing busybox….
    2122 KB/s (1085140 bytes in 0.499s)
    Pushing su binary ….
    822 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.109s)
    Pushing Superuser app
    2399 KB/s (996704 bytes in 0.405s)
    Making busybox runable …
    .
    Please look at your device and click RESTORE!
    If all is successful i will tell you, if not this shell will run forever.
    Running …
    Successful, going to reboot your device in 10 seconds!
    Waiting for device to show up again….
    Going to copy files to it’s place
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    You can close all open command-prompts now!
    After reboot all is done! Have fun!
    Bin4ry
    Press any key to continue . . .

    C:Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18>runme
    ======================================================================
    = This script will root your Android phone with adb restore function =
    = Script by Bin4ry (thanks to Goroh_kun and tkymgr for the idea) =
    = Idea for Tablet S from Fi01_IS01 =
    = (18.12.2012) v17 =
    ======================================================================

    Device type:
    1) Normal
    2) Special (for example: Sony Tablet S, Medion Lifetab)

    x) Unroot

    Make a choice: x
    Really (y/n) ?y
    3211 KB/s (1085140 bytes in 0.330s)
    /system/bin/sh: su: not found
    /system/bin/sh: su: not found
    /system/bin/sh: su: not found
    You can close all open command-prompts now!
    After reboot all is done! Have fun!
    Bin4ry
    Press any key to continue . . .

    C:Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18>stuffadb devices
    List of devices attached
    LG-LS860-1f1f8a0 device

    C:Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v18>runme
    ======================================================================
    = This script will root your Android phone with adb restore function =
    = Script by Bin4ry (thanks to Goroh_kun and tkymgr for the idea) =
    = Idea for Tablet S from Fi01_IS01 =
    = (18.12.2012) v17 =
    ======================================================================

    Device type:
    1) Normal
    2) Special (for example: Sony Tablet S, Medion Lifetab)

    x) Unroot

    Make a choice: x
    Really (y/n) ?y
    4245 KB/s (1085140 bytes in 0.249s)
    /system/bin/sh: su: not found
    /system/bin/sh: su: not found
    /system/bin/sh: su: not found
    You can close all open command-prompts now!
    After reboot all is done! Have fun!
    Bin4ry
    Press any key to continue . . .

    • FeRD

      It does look like the root attempt failed, but that’s also why unrooting failed — the unroot procedure will only work on a rooted phone. Since yours isn’t, the unroot was unable to run /system/bin/sh which isn’t present in the standard ROM.

      But if your root attempt failed, there’s no need to unroot, and nothing to worry about. Presumably you’re still running the stock 4.0.4, right? In that case, the rooting attempt wouldn’t have done anything except leave a few files in the phone’s internal storage, which is no big deal.

      I haven’t decided yet if I want to try rooting my LS860, which is far more usable in stock form than my awful Samsung Transform ever was. If I do, I’ll report back with my results for another data point.