How to Root the LG Optimus G (Sprint)

Sprint and AT&T have adapted the LG’s flagships smartphone, LG Optimus G, on their networks and you can go and get the device from either carrier. As soon as the device became available to the users, the need for root access became obvious and fortunately the developers were able to gain root access on the device. You can now root the Sprint LG Optimus G smartphone and gain access to plenty of new apps offered only to root-only smartphones. To help you out with rooting the device, we’ve crafted a nice guide just below.

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 (It’s attached in the first post)

III. Rooting the LG Optimus G (Sprint):

1. Place the Root Package archive on the Desktop of your PC.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop.

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

4. Turn ON the Unknown sources option as well from Menu>>Settings>>Security.

5. Once both are enabled, connect the device to your PC via USB cable.

6. Right-click on the RootOptimusG.bat file you have on your Desktop and choose Run as administrator.

7. Press the Y button on your keyboard and hit Enter.

8. Follow the on-screen instructions.

9. And you should be rooted now!

Brilliant! Your device has been successfully rooted and you can now remove any unwanted system apps that came preloaded on the 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 Optimus G (Sprint) to learn how to do that.

Image Credit: Engadget

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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  • settingzebra

    It didn’t work for me. It goes through the whole process but won’t do the x2 reboot.

    • pit boss

      didnt work for me either ….it says (The system cannot find the path specified.)

  • Jon Goldsmith

    me neither seems to be with finding the backup-restore apk

  • BG

    Did not work for me.

  • Alexius Pendragon

    Same as the above for me.

  • This is not working

    just looks for backup.apk this is crap

  • eee

    didn’t work for me either… looking for backup.apk