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Root Your LG Optimus Black – How To

Posted by techhackz-admin Friday, July 15, 2011


The LG Optimus Back is an Android 2.2 smartphone which comes with a new display technology called NOVA which according to LG is the brightest , clearest and most readable type of display available on the market today. It is also a thin device with a 1GHz CPU and a dedicated GPU, all in all not bad but not the most powerful Android device out there. Luckily the LG Optimus Black is also easy to root. More after the break.
Disclaimer: Please note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device. Rooting or customizing your device can be risky, if you follow the instructions you should be fine!
All the credits go to Noejn @ XDA who first released the rooting procedure.
So you’re ready to root or jailbreak your LG Optimus Back? Follow these instructions to do it:
  1. Download Gingerbreak 1.20 (GingerBreak-v1.20.apk) here
  2. Once you’ve downloaded GingerBreak-v1.20.apk, copy it to your LG Optimus Black
  3. On your device, go to Settings > Applications and check Unknown sources
  4. Then go to Settings > Applications > Development and check USB debugging
  5. Using a File Manager like Astro, navigate to where you copied GingerBreak-v1.20.apk, select it and install it
  6. Once Gingerbreak is installed, start the app and press Root
  7. Let your LG Optimus Black reboot and then make sure the Superuser app was installed
  8. Remove Gingerbreak from your device if you’d like, it won’t be necessary anymore
Rooting / jailbreaking the LG Optimus Black is easy, fast and painless!
If you want to know more about the LG Optimus Black, check out the following YouTube video:
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