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How to Root LG Optimus Black P970

LG optimus Black P970 Root

LG Optimus Black P970 can be now root easily that running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread & Android 2.2 Froyo. After Rooting your Mobile you can install custom recovery, Custom ROM’s and many applications that needs a root access.

LG optimus Black P970 Root

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damages that may happened using this method. If you met any problem, we will help you to solve it. And keep in mind rooting will void your product warranty.

Pre Requisites to Root LG Optimus Black P970:

  • The data in LG Optimus Black P970 won’t be deleted. We recommend you to make a backup.
  • SMS – How to Backup Messages
  • Contacts – Sync with Gmail App
  • Videos, Images, Songs and Other Files – Copy to internal / External SD card or System
  • APN Settings – Take Manual Note from “Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Maintain minimum 60% charge.
  • Enable USB Debugging – “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”

How to Root LG Optimus Black P970 on Android 2.3,2.3.4,2.2 :

  • First download the Unlock Root Software – Here
  • Then install it on your PC.
  • Then download the drivers for your LG Optimus Black P970 and install it.
  • Open the Unlock Root Tool and connect your mobile with USB cable.

Unlock Root Photos

  • Then your phone model will be displayed in the box that appears.
  • Select your P970 model.
  • Then Click the Root Button in the Unlock root software.

  • In few seconds, your mobile gets rooted. And display the result.
  • After that it will ask you to install some other apps. Click No to ignore it.
  • Then it will ask you to reboot your phone. Click Ok to reboot your phone.
  • After the restarting of your phone, check your phone, Super User App is installed or not. If the app is installed your LG Optimus Black P970 has rooted successfully.

Another Method to root LG P970:

Sometimes using the above method, shows “failed to get shell root permission” for some firmwares. Here is an another method to root your LG Optimus Black P970.

  • Download the GingerBreak – Here
  • Then move the downloaded Apk into your phone via USB cable.
  • Enable USB debugging – Settings > Applications > development > USB Debugging
  • Open the GingerBreak app in your phone. And Click Root Option.
  • Wait for the process to finish. After the process your phone automatically rebooted.
  • After that, check your phone “Super User” App is installed or not.

If you are not able to root with above methods try to root LG P970 with Smart Flash Tool

You can get all the news about LG Optimus Black P970Here

There are many methods are available to root P970. But, this method is very easy to root quickly. With this method you can easily root LG Optimus Black P970.

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  1. Windows2009

    May 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    failed to get shell root

  2. Eng Wael Zedan

    May 25, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    ?? ????

  3. Titos

    May 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Failed to get root shell …
    android 2.3.4
    kernel 2.6.35


    June 8, 2012 at 8:46 am

    fail to get shell root android 2.2.2 v10h p970 i’m suffering without without root access pls help me anyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Bornslepy_

    August 12, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    will this work on
    LG-p970-v20s (EU)
    2.3.4 android version
    2.6.35 kernel version

  6. Rip Shrestha

    August 26, 2012 at 10:56 am

    After installing GingerBreak V1.20 as in your link,i follow your instruction and did the root bt it dont get rooted.It only shows rooting…..running exploit.My phone has Gingerbread Version V20g.Is there any other ginger break for it?

    Please reply me soon,i am dying to install the custom rom…..

  7. Dhanath Al Bader

    August 30, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    how to hardreset lg-p970

  8. Dhanath Al Bader

    August 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    how to hard reset lg-p970

    • Panneer Selvan

      September 2, 2012 at 2:59 am

      Go to Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset.

  9. Allard de Bruijne

    September 2, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    I have a dutch Lg Optimus Black and with Gingerbreak it doesn’t work. And UnlockRoot gets a message: ”Failed to get shell root” help please

  10. Rahulrahiole

    September 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    root is taking very long…it been 5 mins and i havent recieved any it alright..

  11. Subizajeffersonkyle

    October 17, 2012 at 11:47 am

    this thing doesnt work!!!!!

  12. RodPN

    November 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Does this work with version 2.3.4, kernel 2.6.35, V20a?

  13. MaDDo

    November 21, 2012 at 1:15 am

    Virus in the Gingerbreak!

  14. IceWolf

    December 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Im currently waiting for the rooting process that im doing right now..
    i have a LG P970 V20g android 2.3.4

  15. shelliyag

    May 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    virus in the Gingerbreak, and the in first method I cant download the unlock root .. what should I do ?

  16. theduanester

    October 13, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    I rooted my phone(Lg e612) using unlocker root but shell root failed doest it still void my warranty .. Pls Answers

  17. Oun Somlang

    November 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

    hi,, brother i can’t download file Unlock Root…. how to download? thank big..

  18. Michael Koren

    March 12, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    What’s wrong with you op? why post these unclickable-supposedly-links? Why would you tease googlers like that? sadist :/

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