How to Root the LG Optimus L9 P769

The successor of the LG Optimus L7 is already out in the market labeled as LG Optimus L9 (T-Mobile). As you would already guess, the phone runs on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich and is equipped with a dual-core processor to make things faster on the device. Shooting 1080p videos at 30fps has now been possible with the phone and with an increased amount of RAM, you wouldn’t feel any lags while watching the lovely moments of your life right on the phone. As with every carrier device, a bunch of bloatware comes preloaded and the only way to remove them is, root the device. As soon as you have gotten root access, you’ll be able to fling the bloatware away from the phone and here’s a guide that will help you root your device.

I. Before You Begin:

1. The warranty of the device will be voided once you root it.

2. You must have LG United Drivers installed on your PC.

3. This should temporarily root the device. No perm root method has been found, yet.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. RunMe (It’s attached in the first post)

2. Root Package (Download link’s given in the first post)

III. Rooting the LG Optimus L9 P769:

1. Place both the files you downloaded to your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Root Package archive to your Desktop. Do NOT run any file just yet.

3. Rename the RunMe_L9.txt file to RunMe_L9.bat.

4. Enable the USB debugging option on your device by going to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

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

6. Choose USB LG Mode as the connection type.

7. Right-click on RunMe_L9.bat file and select Run as administrator.

8. A prompt should appear on the device, choose restore my data option.

9. Once it’s done, head over to Play Store and download Busybox and Superuser app.

10. Reboot the device.

11. You’re all set!

Great! The device’s now rooted and you should be able to manage the root permissions with the Superuser app.

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

  • jhayc

    can this step work on LG optimus L9 p768

    • randomdude

      Still no answer huh?

      • Dax Krishna

        jhayc and randomdude, we usually wouldn’t advocate using procedures for any other devices than the ones they are designed for. So no, do not try this before you do some research and see if this will actually work with your variant.

  • How do you screen shot with the 2013 update?

  • I opened a command prompt and ran the .bat file, having moved everything into c drive. so far so good. the restore prompt appears onscreen. I click restore. restore starts. then screen displays “restore ended.” Phone is still locked (as checked by Root Checker). any ideas? It’s lg optimus l9 p768f

    • Mahesh Makvana

      This procedure works on the LG Optimus L9 P769 model only. And as you said you’ve the P768F model, this procedure doesn’t work on that device.

  • luigi

    can this step work on LG optimus L9 p760 or how i can root my p760 device?

  • ahdoniz

    what you mean by (It’s attached in the first post)

  • bo

    Will this work on my lg L9 lgms769

  • Will

    Does this actually restore the hpone? Or do I still keep everything? And is this all you need to do or do you need to unlock the boot loader or something?

  • Mr.E

    do this work for metro pcs LG769???

  • Ross Banick

    What does it mean that the rooting is only temporary? Would you kindly explain under what conditions the P769 remains rooted, and, under what circumstances it reverts back?

    • Hey Ross,

      Perm Root means your device will remain Rooted as long as you do not turn it OFF. Once you turn it OFF and then turn it back ON, Root will be lost.

      I hope that helps you!

      • Sorry for the typo, it’s “Temporary Root” in my comment above.


  • Vito XMF

    does this work with the metro PCS version? the Ms769?

    • Hello Vito,

      This should only work for the device it mentions in its title (LG Optimus L9 [P769]). You shouldn’t try it on any other device than this.


  • Blanca

    I think i erase google play store. None of my apps work, can you help?

    • Flash back the stock firmware and the Google Play store app will be back on your device.