While Towelroot worked fine to root the LG Volt for some time, it seems it doesn’t work anymore to root that device. But, as with the norm in the Android world, there’s usually someone ready to step up to the challenge.
The LG Volt now has a new root method that seems to be working just fine. It lets you gain root on your device within a few seconds for you to enjoy many of the root-only apps on your device. Here’s how:
I. Before You Begin
1. Just like any other rooting method, this should also void the warranty of your device. We won’t be held responsible if you end-up bricking your device. Go ahead at your own risk.
2. Your SD card should be formatted in the Ext2 format. You can grab the tool to do so from here.
3. You should have LG Drivers installed on your PC. If you haven’t done so yet, please download and install the latest drivers from here.
II. Downloading Required Files
1. Download iRoot Package and save it to your desktop.
2. Download ADB and save it to your desktop.
3. Download TWRP Recovery and save it to your desktop.
TWRP Recovery (Download link’s given in the first post)
III. Rooting the LG Volt
1. Connect your SD card to your PC using a card reader. Do NOT connect it using your device as it won’t work.
2. Copy iRoot Package from your desktop over to the SD card.
3. When the package is copied, disconnect the SD card from your PC but do not insert it into your device just yet.
4. Head to Menu > Settings > Developer options on your device and turn on USB debugging.
5. Plug in your device to your PC using a USB cable.
6. Extract files from ADB to your desktop by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
7. Launch a Command Prompt Window on your desktop. To do that, hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click anywhere on your screen and select Open command window here.
8. Type in the following command into the Command Prompt Window:
adb reboot recovery
9. Your device will reboot into recovery mode.
10. At this point, insert your SD card into the device.
11. In the recovery mode, select apply update from the sd card option.
12. Select the iRoot Package file to be applied on your device.
13. Hit Yes when prompted.
14. Wait for it to flash the selected file on your device.
15. When the file is flashed, reboot your device by selecting reboot system now.
16. Your device should reboot.
17. You’re now rooted!
That little file did the job for you! Your LG Volt is now rooted and is ready to be loaded with your favorite root-only apps. You can start off with the Root Checker app to see if root-access is properly working on your device. Once you’ve confirmed it, you can then go ahead and flash a custom recovery on your device which will then let you flash a custom ROM.
Here’s how you can flash a custom recovery on the LG Volt:
IV. Flashing a Custom Recovery on the LG Volt
1. Plug in your device to your PC using a USB cable.
2. Open a Command Prompt Window on your desktop by holding down Shift and right-clicking anywhere on the screen and selecting Open command window here.
3. Type in the following command into the Command Prompt Window and press Enter:
adb reboot bootloader
4. Your device should reboot into bootloader mode.
5. Once in bootloader, select fastboot using the physical buttons on your device.
6. Now, issue the following command using Command Prompt Window. Make sure to replace recovery.img with the actual name of the recovery image that you have downloaded.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
7. Wait for it to flash the recovery image on your device.
8. When the recovery is flashed, reboot your device by issuing the following command:
9. Your device should reboot.
10. You’re all set.
Your LG Volt is now rocking the popular TWRP custom recovery that will help you flash a number of custom ROMs on your device. Have fun!