The Lava Iris 504Q is a device available in India and for the price it asks, the device has some pretty nice features – 1.2GHz quad-core CPU with a gig of RAM, a 5-inch IPS touchscreen display and an 8MP camera. The device currently runs Android 4.2 and with no news from the company about a 4.3 update, flashing a custom ROM is the way to go if you want a taste of the latest Google has to offer. Before this though, you will need to be rooted and have a custom recovery installed; the post below will help you get the first part of that out of the way – rooting the Lava Iris 504Q.
1. Back up anything you feel is important.
2. Charge your device to 75% or more before you begin.
3. Install the proper drivers before you start. If you are unsure, run the file from #2 in the Necessary Downloads section below and then proceed.
1. Enable USB Debugging on your device. To do this, go to Settings > Developer Options and tick the USB Debugging checkbox.
2. Connect your device to your PC using a compatible microUSB cable.
3. Extract mt6589_rooting_pkg.zip to a folder on your desktop.
4. From the extracted folder, double-click on run.bat to start the rooting procedure.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Your Lava Iris 504Q should now be completely rooted! Use an app like Root Checker Lite from the Play Store to verify if at all you need to.
If you want to install a custom recovery which will help you flash custom ROMs and other files, go on ahead and use our guide.
If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.
If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.
For more of our modding, hacking, and advanced tinkering tutorials, head to our Rooting and Jailbreaking section.
For more of our tips and tricks, head to our How To section.