How to Root the LG myTouch E739

Want to remove the bloatware that T-Mobile has loaded on your LG myTouch E739 device? No problem, you can do so after rooting your device. The root access on the device will allow you to remove system apps, this could be extremely useful when you want to remove apps that you don’t use too often but have consumed a large portion of your memory. So, let’s not waste the time and get to the job. The following guide shows how you can root your LG myTouch E739 smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. This will void the warranty of your device. Keep it in mind and go ahead. However, you can restore the warranty by unrooting the device.

2. You must have ADB installed on your PC. Check out our guide on how to install ADB.

II. Downloading Required Files:

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

III. Rooting the LG myTouch E739:

1. Download and place the SuperOneClick archive on your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the archive to your Desktop. Do NOT launch any files just yet.

3. Enable the USB debugging option on your device from Menu>>Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging, checkmark the box.

4. Launch a Command Prompt Window in the folder where you’ve installed ADB. To do so, go to the ADB folder, press and hold the Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on any empty area on the screen, choose Open command window here.

5. Type in following commands into the Command Prompt Window you just opened:

adb shell
echo 1 > /data/local/lge_adb.conf

6. Now, double-click on the SuperOneClick executable file you placed on your Desktop.

7. From inside the tool, click on Root button.

8. Reboot your device.

9. And you’re done!

Well done! Your LG myTouch E739 has now been rooted, allowing you to flash a custom recovery or root-only apps, or both!

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 myTouch E739 to learn how to do that.

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.

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  • adrian

    When I put the adb shell then the echo 1 I get a message that says permission denied please help

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Is ADB installed on your PC? Did you launch the Command Prompt Window from ADB folder?

      According to the root developer, you aren’t supposed to get this error.

      If you still can’t get it to work, head over to the original thread and ask your question there, the developer might be happy to lend you a hand!


      • adrian

        I figured it out thanks to some thing I read on xda. all I did was factory reset my phone and was able to root easily.

        • Mahesh Makvana

          That’s great!

      • batez

        I am at the point where I do the command prompt in ADB. I have windows XP and it does not have the option to do !a right click prompt window. So I downloaded and installed the tool to add to windows XP add on. But windows does not still recognize that I installed it. Any suggestions or is there a way without prompting in the folder? Please help frozen

  • nhyrum

    what now? i keep getting an error when i hit root on superoneclick. it always says that a driver isnt installed and asks to install it on the phone, then i reboot and everything seems notmal (non-rooted)

    • neal

      and is this a temproot or permroot?

      • Mahesh Makvana

        This permanently roots the device.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Make sure you have correct drivers installed on your PC. You can download the drivers from your device’s manufacturer website.


  • steff

    superoneclick does not work anymore root steps need updating

    • Nate

      Hi Streff,

      Did you happen to root your phone using these directions. I can’t seem to do it, Superonelick keeps freezing on me

      • Nate

        Hi Steff,

        Did you happen to root your phone using these directions? I can’t seem to do it, Superonelick keeps freezing on me

        • Do you have appropriate drivers installed on your PC?

          Sometimes because of lack of drivers, the tool gets frozen. So, get the drivers installed on your PC and then re-try the procedure.


  • Kevin

    does this procedure work on a lg my touch q ??

  • magentaogen

    worked for me