The LG Optimus G Pro (E980) started receiving the official Android 4.4.2 KitKat update via OTA just a couple of days ago. If you have not yet updated your Optimus G Pro to KitKat, you can manually request it from Settings> General> About> Software update. And, if you have already received the new update, you might be looking for a working method to root your device on the latest version of Android.
The very possibility of gaining root privileges over system files of a device, that lets the user modify and customize it to his preferences, is probably the best things about Android. Having rooted your phone, you’ll be able to root apps and custom framework like Xpose and its modules to get better performance and tweaking. The good news is that rooting the LG Optimus G Pro on the KitKat firmware has now become possible as a one-click root tool is now available.
If you want to root LG Optimus G Pro on KitKat (Android 4.4.2), you can download the tool from below and root your device very easily in a matter of seconds. The root tool has been tested and found working on the international, Korean and the US variants of the LG Optimus G Pro.
The rooting procedure described below has been verified working on the LG Optimus G Pro, yet we do not hold any responsibility. Follow the guide at your own risk. The method is safe as long as you do things carefully.
- Download the one-click root toolkit for the LG Optimus G Pro: roottool.kitkat.zip
- Download and install LG USB Drivers on your computer.
- Turn on USB Debugging on your Optimus G Pro. If you do not know how to do so, read our guide on the topic.
Root LG Optimus G Pro on KitKat
Having made the preparation, now here comes the easiest part of the procedure.
- Extract the roottool.kitkat.zip file that you downloaded from above.
- Connect your phone to computer via USB cable.
- Now run the batch file named StartRoot.bat.
- When the command window is launched, just press any key on your keyboard.
- Your phone will reboot into recovery mode.
- When it gets into recovery mode, highlight the Sideload option using the volume keys and select it by pressing the Power button.
- Then select install from zip> install zip option to flash the root.zip package from sideloading.
- When the installation is finished, go back to the main menu in recovery and reboot your device.
When your LG Optimus G Pro boots up, open Play Store app, and install Chainfire’s SuperSU app:
- [googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.supersu”]
- After installing SuperSU app, open it and complete the SU setup.
Done! Your LG Optimus G Pro running Android 4.4.2 KitKat firmware has been successfully rooted. To verify root access, you can install any app that requires root and run it.
Root LG Optimus G Pro without Computer
If you do not access to a computer or you just want to root your LG Optimus G Pro more easily, you can use Geohot’s TowelRoot exploit.