How to Root LG Optimus Black P970

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 GingerBreakHere
  • 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

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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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Panneer Scully Boy Selvan

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  • Windows2009

    failed to get shell root

  • Eng Wael Zedan

    ?? ????

  • Titos

    Failed to get root shell …
    android 2.3.4
    kernel 2.6.35

    • Panneer Selvan

      The guide is updated. Please refer again to root with Gingerbreak.

      • edrany

        Unfortunetly none on them works.. I have a LG P970-V20f, Adroid 2.3.4, kernel: 2.6.35.

        • Panneer Selvan
          • Chandra Sekhar

            Trying this method will void warranty, first suggest about this when u tell to people….actually it is not rooing….it is installing rooted ROM

          • Panneer Selvan

            Its not like installing ROM. Its rooting your phone.

          • Panneer Selvan

            Its not like installing ROM. This guide is explaining how to root your LG optimus Black P970

        • Jasmine

          this might help. :) i was having exactly the same version as yours previously


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

  • Bornslepy_

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

    • Panneer Selvan

      ya it works.

  • Rip Shrestha

    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…..

  • Dhanath Al Bader

    how to hardreset lg-p970

  • Dhanath Al Bader

    how to hard reset lg-p970

    • Panneer Selvan

      Go to Settings > Privacy > Factory Data Reset.

  • Allard de Bruijne

    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

  • Rahulrahiole

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

  • Subizajeffersonkyle

    this thing doesnt work!!!!!

  • RodPN

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

  • MaDDo

    Virus in the Gingerbreak!

  • IceWolf

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

  • shelliyag

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

  • theduanester

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

  • Oun Somlang

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