How to Root the LG Optimus F3 (Virgin Mobile)

Long ago it wasn’t so easy to root Android devices but with the hard work of developers over recent years, we now have a number of methods to root any device available on the earth. If you happen to own the LG Optimus F3 (Virgin Mobile) smartphone and wondering if you’re lucky enough to have root for this device, you’ll be glad to know that your device’s rootable. The guide below should help you root your device and get the best out of it. Let’s get started:

I. Before You Begin:

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

2. Make sure you’ve appropriate drivers installed on your PC. If you don’t, get the latest drivers from here.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Root Package (Download link’s available in the first post)

III. Rooting the LG Optimus F3 (Virgin Mobile):

1. Download and place the Root Package archive on your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the archive over to your Desktop.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging option on your device by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

4. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.

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

6. Follow the on-screen instructions to gain root access on your device.

7. And you should be rooted now!

Congrats! Your device has been successfully rooted and you now have access to all the root-only apps available out there!

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

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  • John Weatherly

    Worked like a charm but I still can’t move apps to SD card. ๐Ÿ™

    • Shaun Albrecht

      you will need app2sd from the market. also you will need to partition your sd card and possibly install superuser (if you havent) just google android app2sd root guide.

      • John Weatherly

        Done all of the above and still get a message to the effect of “not allowed by your phone” when trying to move apps. Have tried multiple times with multiple app2sd apps.

        • Russeleven

          I used Link2SD after rooting phone and partitioning the SD card. In the app, if you press the “move to SD card” button it says it doesn’t work, but if you go to the symbolic link menu towards the bottom, it has a “create link” button. This essentially does the same thing and I’ve verified that the symbolic link moved a lot of apps to my SD card and has freed up a lot of space. I’m using a 32GB micro SD card and it’s worked like a champ for the last 3 months. Also, every time an app updates, Link2SD runs and recreates the link for you and provides notification in your window shade.

          • kai

            i did the root for my phone, but when i tried using the link2sd, it tells me that my phone is not rooted. “could not obtain root access. if you have root acces make sure you respond allow or grant to superuser request. i got the superuser icon in my phone which i think confirms that my phone is rooted someone help please?

          • night

            the same here…. anyone help us!

      • narcosis92

        The app has to be made to be movable by the developer

  • elephantine

    I buy Lg optimus F3 in previous week and it is locked. I have decided to buy code from safeunlockcode .com, anyone buy code from them?

    • Guest

      Did it work?

      • Nicholas Webb

        Probably just spam.

    • Jawad

      can you please confirm – did the unlock work for you? I am in the same situation and need to unlock the phone.

  • Larry Nova

    this does not work on my Virgin LG F3…..

    • night

      the same problem here!!!

  • Falcon89

    The link to that post with the link to the necessary files says that it is for the Samsung Galaxy S4. The file itself mentions Moto, as in Motorola. Will it work on the LG Optimus F3?

  • E Lopez

    Did not work on LG Optimus F3 (Virgin Mobile). multiple errors after running root package.

  • Amanda Walker

    Didn’t work. My superuser still says that it needs to update and fails. WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY PHONE! I have not gotten a superuser request yet and I have tried this three times and the last time I factory reset my phone before I tried it. BIG pain in the tooshie! So what do I do?

  • sicarae

    Ok im like really dumb wen come to tech stuff. Other sites had step by step but didnt say download it on ur pc so i did on phone n well things didnt go lol thanks so much for complete instructions even a novice noob like me can follow ๐Ÿ™‚

  • David Silverio

    it says daemon not running then daemon started succesfully on port5037 then does nothing

    • Hi David,

      It seems it’s your driver’s issue. Do you have the LG Drivers installed on your PC? If you don’t, please head over to the official LG website and get the drivers installed. Then do the procedure above and it should work fine then.

      Hope it helps!

  • AngelCake

    in the run.bat window, I get through most of the steps including the part that downloads SuperUser. Then the next line says “rooting device….” followed by “failure.” Why is that? I am using the driver software from the offical LG website. What went wrong here?

    • Hello,

      Well, the method’s supposed to work fine for your device. Maybe your device isn’t properly connected to your PC, as from comments by other readers, we can say that the method above doesn’t have any issues.

  • Kristi Heaney

    apparently you can no longer down load drivers for this phone anymore! if you follow the link provided, LG does not offer an option to download drivers.

  • Holly White

    Finally got fed up with the complete lack of space on my LG LS720. Followed this process to a T three times now, and nothing. Drivers on my PC definitely installed, as it has no trouble reading the adb as well as installing Superuser, etc. But at the very end it just says “failure.” USB debugging definitely checked. Not sure what else to do…?

  • James Stepp

    Just an FYI, this article is useless, since this doesn’t work for the Virgin Mobile version of the LG Optimus F3. Strange, considering that it expressly mentions the VM version LS720. I followed every step and downloaded all the necessary drivers. The people running this, or familiar with this are skipping over questions about why the run.bat shows a failure message after unpacking Superuser, and attempting to complete the root of the phone. They are pointing to USB drivers, which we have already installed. Not taking these people seriously…

  • tricia

    it didn’t work for me. I followed the directions and I thought everything was going okay but I still don’t have root access.

    • PaulC

      Same here LG-LS720 F3 VM670 (virgin mobile). It ran, phone rebooted but root checker could not verify that root was fully installed. It looks partial.

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  • This root thing is for Samsung. I’m not sure that it will work for me, but I’ll try, who knows, I may be one that gets lucky, even though I seem to have the worst luck with electronics, firstly choosing this stupid LG Optimus F3 in the 1st place. Update* So this link no longer works at all. I got my hope up thinking that there was a root for this phone & that I could make it last longer w/a little tweaking. Looks like it was for nothing.