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Root LG P970 with Smart Flash Tool

Lg Optimus Black P970 can root running v20a to v20o. The LG P970 is one of the smartest and finest android phone from LG. The phone is working nice after rooting with this guide. You can root your mobile with Smart Flash Tool. Smart Flash Tool is the best tool for for lg optimus black p970 to root. Here is a guide to root with Smart Flash Tool.


Disclaimer : We are not responsible for any damages. If anything happened, we will help you to solve it. And rooting will void your warranty.

How to root LG Optimus Black P970 with Smart Flash Tool:

  • Download Smart Flash Tool – Here
  • Download Patch files – Here
  • Download Super User – Here
  • Transfer the into SD card.
  • And you must install LG mobile drivers in PC.
  • Switch off your phone. And hold volume Up button then connect USB Cable with PC.
  • You will see “S/W upgrade please wait while upgrading”
  • Extract SmartFlashTool_External.rar and run B_SmartFlashTool_Extern.exe

smart flash tool lg p970

  • Select “ROM copy D/L”
  • Extract the “PATCHED_BIN_LGP970-V20o-MAR-03-2012-by-Snegovik.7z”
  • Select CP bin as “[PATCHED]V20O_DEU.bin”
  • And Select AP bin as “V20O_DEU.fls”
  • Click Start button.
  • After flashing with this method, your phone will reboots into recovery mode.
  • And do “Wipe all data”, “Factory reset”.
  • And choose “install zip from sd card” and then select “” in sd card.
  • After that choose “reboot system now”.

You can get all the news about LG P970 – Here

After rebooting check your phone superuser app is installed or not. If the app is installed, your LG Optimus Black P970 was rooted successfully.

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  1. pen drive pen

    June 5, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Thank you very much!I really got it,I tried a lot programs on internet to make a root on my Optimus P970 and it was the only way that really works,best regards!

    • Panneer Selvan

      June 5, 2012 at 1:53 am

      Thanks for your valuable feedback!

      • Regie Sena

        November 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

        why u dont reply to my question.. is ths fake or wat..?
        why didnt u tell where ican download new patch

    • subizajeffersonkyle

      November 1, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      how did u do it??? how did u download the patch files.. give me proof.. thanks

  2. Sschagani

    June 5, 2012 at 8:54 am

    After first reboot, it goes into continuous loop and doesn’t allow me to choose the option to install from zip. advise please….

    • Panneer Selvan

      June 6, 2012 at 2:01 am

      Ok again switch off your phone. And then, press Home button + Volume Up + Power button together. This will get you into recovery mode. Then choose, Wipe data, wipe cache, and then choose install zip from sd card.

  3. Fisichella

    June 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    will this work for V20c as well? cos the patch file says V20O.

  4. Kalasnikov

    June 8, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Guys, Is there any posibility to install Windows mobile on LG P970 [ LG Optimus Black ] ; it has as OS Android 2.3.4 .
    Any working solutions?


    June 8, 2012 at 8:39 am

    will this work on v10h i’ve tried many programs for root pls telle will this work
    ” i did’nt still try this “

    • Panneer Selvan

      June 8, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      We tried with this method and perfectly working. Just try this…

  6. Mrbunz

    June 10, 2012 at 11:39 am

    it just tells me smartflash has stopped working and closes help plz

    • Panneer Selvan

      June 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

      Try to reinstall drivers and do the steps again.

  7. Cristian

    June 10, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    F***ing awesome, thanks it worked like a charm lol

  8. Nana

    June 17, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    how to extract the patches? i can extract the smartflash.exe but not the patches. thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nana

      June 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      k nvm got it successfully rooted! ๐Ÿ™‚ but it was all in german

  9. frost

    June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Does this work on 2.3.4 v20f?

  10. rahul

    June 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    dude afterrooting process now my wife or mobile internet is not working
    please help

    • Panneer Selvan

      June 30, 2012 at 2:41 am

      Rooting your phone is just like unlocking a block in your phone. It does not make a problem in your Internet.

      Ok. What kind of message you receive? How you connecting your phone Wifi or Mobile internet?

  11. fiddii

    July 10, 2012 at 2:33 am

    how to unroot lg optimus black p970 v20b?

  12. Ruben

    July 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    Everything worked fine except I lost the 3G signal from the cell, had a consistent message on the screen of failure in the process “”. The only thing I could think was do a hard-reset by dialing 3845 # * 970 # and in the menu “Factory Reset”.

  13. kibo xD

    July 12, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    pls help,i’ve done everything,but whe i came to recovery mode i choose wipe all data/reset factory settings,and it says this cannot be undone and down is the list of all NO…then i tryed to install and that to didnt worked!!! WHATS the problem Flashing was ok!!

    • manex

      July 20, 2012 at 10:40 am

      same problem here

    • Panneer Selvan

      July 21, 2012 at 5:08 am

      after moving into recovery mode, don’t do wipe data. Directly select the install zip from sd card and do the above process.

  14. duuude

    July 12, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    does this work with the english version of v20a roms, or only the german ones?

  15. Tadi

    July 18, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    i can’t access my phone again , after apply this step and after reboot its freeze on LG logo page what can i do ??

    • Panneer Selvan

      July 21, 2012 at 5:04 am

      If your phone is still on the logo, try to flash stock rom then do the steps again.

  16. Maik

    July 18, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    i can’t access my phone again , aftter apply this step and after reboot its freez on LG logo page what can i do ??

    • Panneer Selvan

      July 21, 2012 at 5:03 am

      It normally takes few minutes to install the updates at the first time restarting your phone. If your phone is still on the logo, try to flash stock rom then do the steps again.

  17. Raoul_r2005

    July 23, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    romeo please help me if u can..i have a big problem..i bought optimus black from a friend..the phone is all had 2.2 froyo..till i decided today to instalt lg suite…an older version it seemed..and apeared that i need to upgrade to a better version…so NOW MY PHONE IS STUCK AT SW upgrade..please wait while upgrading……..i cant do shit now! even if i remove battery…and i power the phone the same shit appears…..i`m so sad…i tried a version of smart flash with 2 files..wont work..cuz the phone is not recognized on the usb in the right way ๐Ÿ™

  18. ronak bhandari

    August 9, 2012 at 5:49 am

    will this work for LG P970 2.3.4 v20e?????
    pls help

  19. Alex

    August 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    a me รจ andato tutto bene fino a quando ho dovuto installare infatti dopo avere selezionato la voce “install zip file from SD card” ed avere ovviamente indicato la posizione del file da installare (, da me precedentemente copiato nella root della SD card), appare una richiesta di conferma <> seguita da un elenco di 6 opzioni, tutte riportanti la stessa scritta: “NO”.

    Qualcuno mi sa spiegare come possa confermare l’installazione divronte ad un simile scenario?

    Grazie in anticipo.


    • Pippo

      August 17, 2012 at 2:04 pm

      l’elenco รจ effettivamente fatto male ma il modo c’รจ, con il dito fai scorrere la lista (noterai che l’elenco รจ molto lungo) e tra i vari “NO” ad un certo punto noterai la comparsa di una voce diversa dalle altre: “install”

      ecco fatto! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Krishna_phanendra

    August 19, 2012 at 8:07 am

    After root with this process, im unable to install any of the apps from the market. Every time when i tried to install the apps.. phone is rebooting… please help me out from this..
    Thanks in advance..

    • Shrikar86

      August 19, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Have you found any solution for that..?

    • oscar80

      August 23, 2012 at 11:07 am

      same issue here, did you find a solution?

  21. Shrikar86

    August 19, 2012 at 9:53 am

    I am facing the same issue… i cant download any app from the play store…

    • oscar80

      August 23, 2012 at 11:08 am

      same issue here, did you find a solution?

    • Panneer Selvan

      September 9, 2012 at 2:46 am

      Do factory reset. It will solve the issue

  22. Krishna_phanendra

    August 19, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Even im not able to install app from SD card, while installing screen going blank…

    • Shashi

      September 3, 2012 at 11:47 am

      Even i am facing the same..there’s no option to perform yes anywhere..everywhere it shows NO NO..

  23. Krishna_phanendra

    August 20, 2012 at 4:32 am

    After factory reset ( settings > privacy > reset ) that issue is resolved.

  24. MikeFromMarkham

    August 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Can’t wait to root my Opimust Black, but first, some questions from a noob … Every other tutorial I’ve seen that uses SmartFlash tool recommends removing the battery and sd card before starting this process, and a couple suggest removing the sim card as well. Is it really necessary to do that, or just another precaution I could or should take before rooting? And if I do remove these items, when do I reinsert them? I want to get this right the first time, as I’m sure you can understand.

    • Panneer Selvan

      September 9, 2012 at 2:45 am

      Yes you need to remove those items. Because some process may be run even your phone switched off. But, if you remove battery it doesn’t run. After removing the battery, and wait for few seconds and install it again.

  25. Zaramay

    August 24, 2012 at 5:26 am

    hi the patch files are in russian, is there one in english???

    • Rooney

      September 10, 2012 at 12:14 pm

      u can change the language ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Aman Verma

    September 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    cannot download the patch files from anywhere …… even d xda links go dead…. shows d page cannot b displayed or 404 error….. plz guide me how to get d patch files….. plz m so desperate for a root

  27. Aman Verma

    September 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    cnt download d patch files….. even d xda links dnt help…. shows 404 error and page cannot b displayed…. dnt knw wat to do ..plz guide me in how to download d patch files….. m very desperate for a root

  28. Rooney

    September 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    thanks alot it worked like charm :))

    • Jai_laxmi

      September 18, 2012 at 9:35 am

      @Rooney where do u get that file

  29. jungli billi

    September 13, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    PAge not found i cant download patch files

  30. PJ

    September 14, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    new link please for the PATCH!!!! PLEASEE!!!

  31. jungli billi

    September 14, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I cant Download patchd files ๐Ÿ™

  32. Pinopinomango

    September 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    also cant download patch files

  33. Oenone Younghandsome

    October 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    how to boot into recovery mode ?

  34. Oenone Younghandsome

    October 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    how to boot into recovery mode

  35. Subizajeffersonkyle

    October 20, 2012 at 4:47 am

    how can i download the patch file…
    mine is not working..
    wat to doooo..
    nid help plssss….

  36. subizajeffersonkyle

    November 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    do you really want to help us?
    or this is just a joke?
    if u want to have possitive feedbacks!
    plss answer all our questions.. we are asking u beacause your the one who posted this info’s…
    if you do this..
    then you will be know..
    not as a spam but a GENIUES!!!!

    thanks in advance

  37. subizajeffersonkyle

    November 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    how to download the patch files..
    thats my concern..

  38. Mohammad Talha Qasim

    November 11, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Can you please provide some mirror links for the Patch files. Please?
    Because the Getzilla ones are not working.
    Thankyou ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Regie Sena

    November 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    why i cant download the patch file help me download it teach me how to get new patch file is there`s a new

  40. Regie Sena

    November 26, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    give me new link pls…..

  41. Regie Sena

    November 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    pls pls pls pls pls really need the new patch file i cant download it from getzilla…. help me pls

  42. IceWolf

    December 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    im rooting my LG P970 using this method … waiting for good results i guess in a couple of minutes ill soon find out..

  43. Dharmender Karhana

    January 30, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    My LG OB p970 is running on android v2.3.4 it’s very slow…i get frustrated manier times it takes 10-20 seconds to get home page some times need battery removal …even I uninstalled lots app 600 MB internal is free..and Im also not using any 3rd party task killer helping little bit …My phone is utilizing 85 to 92% use of RAM what to do ? How I can make it run faster ? Plz help

  44. Mark Bennetts

    February 1, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Does it matter if you use patch FW files for another carrier?

  45. Josh

    March 16, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Hello, i attempted to use smart flash without downloading super user or the patch files, now my p970 wont even turn on or load to the S/W screen, Help me for the love of god!

  46. Amel

    September 18, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Hello, I Have P970 2.2.2, Kernel 2.6.32, V10e, does this tutorial work on my phone??? Thanks

  47. Oun Somlang

    November 28, 2013 at 10:28 am

    hi ,,,brother the file Smart Flash Tool i can’t download…what can i do?

  48. Mussayyab Ahmed

    February 21, 2014 at 8:24 am

    plz tell me any alternative link for smart flash tool? its deletd or unavailable at hotfile and mediafire..”…… plz helpppppp! thnX in AdvNcE

  49. Muneer

    July 31, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    00:00.0 Sec :Download Start…
    00:02.0 Sec :RomBinary Download start
    00:02.0 Sec :We can’t read magic numbe

  50. Muneer

    July 31, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    00:00.0 Sec :Download Start…
    00:02.0 Sec :RomBinary Download start
    00:02.0 Sec :We can’t read magic number
    pls Solution

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