Rooting is the process of gaining administrative rights on your Android device. Once we root our Android device, we can then make changes to it to customize it well beyond what it normally can do.
Once you have root access on your LG Optimus F6 (T-Mobile), you’ll be able to:
- Remove apps that were preinstalled by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
- Free up storage space (because of the above benefit).
- Increase battery life (apps that might have been running constantly can be removed).
- Increase performance (after removing apps that are always running, the device will be less bogged down and run smoother).
- Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
- Tons of other customizations when you use your new found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
Interested? Here’s how to root your LG Optimus F6 (T-Mobile):
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. This should work on devices running Linux Kernel 3.5.5 or before.
3. You should have required drivers installed on your PC. If you don’t, you can download the latest drivers from here.
II. Downloading Required Files
1. Download Saferoot and save it to your Desktop.
Saferoot (It’s attached in the first post)
III. Rooting the LG Optimus F6 (T-Mobile)
1. Extract files from Saferoot by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
2. Enable USB debugging on your device by heading to Menu > Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.
3. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.
4. Double-click on install.bat and it should begin rooting your device.
5. Once rooted, your device should reboot.
6. You’re all done!
All set! Now, you can head to our How to Flash a Custom Recovery procedure for the LG Optimus F6 (T-Mobile) to open up a whole new world of customizations for your Android device!
By the way, don’t be scared, you can always put your device back to stock by heading to our Rooting How To’s section, finding your device, and doing the How to Unroot listed for it there.