How to Root the LG Lucid 4G

The LG Lucid 4G smartphone runs on the Verizon’s 4G network to provide ultra-fast Internet speed to those who often download large files, such as movies and games. The device has got a root method that gains root access on the device to allow installation of root-only apps and eventually a custom recovery. Since the phone is identical to Spectrum, same files can be used to root the device. Let’s see how you can root the LG Lucid 4G smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of the device. However, you can reinstate the warranty by unrooting the device if there’s any unrooting procedure available.

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

3. You should have drivers for your device installed on your PC.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Links to the LG Spectrum root package, but that works fine for the LG Lucid 4G as well)

III. Rooting the LG Lucid 4G:

1. Place the Root Package archive on your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging function on your device by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging.

4. Once enabled, connect the device to your PC via USB cable.

5. Double-click on the run.bat file you have on your Desktop.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

7. And you should be rooted now!

Great! Your device is now rooted and has Superuser app in the App Drawer. The root-only apps are waiting to be installed on your device!

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1. If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the LG Lucid 4G to learn how to do that.

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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  • cam cam

    I dont know where to find the run.bat file. It says it doesnt exsist

    • Mahesh Makvana

      The file — run.bat — can be obtained by extracting the Root Package archive. Simply install a free utility like WinRAR on your PC, then unzip files from the package and you should get the root.bat file.

      Hope it helps!

  • cmurda

    im getting permission denied issues

  • stretch

    could you leave a more detailed explanation on how to actually do this correctly???
    ive tried it with the WinRAR utility too and it still says the exact same thing when its attempting to root my LG Lucid 4G LTE.
    dumb it down a bit too, you act like we do this stuff for a living and know exactly what your talking about. well…. we don’t.

  • Shojo Bakunyu

    I do everything you say, step by step, and I get the Run.bat to run and complete the process but when I then eject the phone and run Root Checker, it says that the phone is not rooted.

    What am I doing wrong? Why is access being denied?

  • Dominic Guerra

    I am having issues after I VS840ZV8 update a couple weeks ago. Android OS version still remains at 4.0.4. Appears to have been a minor carrier update. Ever since then I lost root and the root bat method goes through the motions however after reboots I still do not have root and get permission denied errors, root checker fails, etc. Any knowledge of an updated root/exploit?

  • tristan mullins

    i cant get it to work i follow all instructions run.bat works then nothing happens on my phone i have tried it multiple times

  • Sarah

    Directory Bind says Root access FAIL. What did I do wrong?

  • Brittnee

    It keeps saying “waiting for device” but it NEVER does anything.
    I also have a question, will you explain what drivers is? And how to get it? That might be the problem.. I’ve been to MANY different websites trying to get my phone rooted.. none seem to be helpful. PLEASE HELP!