Guide: Root LG Optimus L7 II (P710/P713/P714/P715) running on Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Either of the following can be rooted: LG Optimus L7 II P710, P713, P714 and P715. But only if their OS is Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean version. If the phone has an operating system that is completely different than the one we have in mind, you need to follow another tutorial instead of the current one.
In order to check on the OS your phone has, you should access an option called “About phone” from the device’s “Settings”. If the previously discussed operating system is in that specific place, you can find out how to root your LG Optimus L7 II. In the next paragraph we shall provide the requirements that will bring you closer to your ultimate goal!
Those particular and very important pre-requisites are given below:
- turn on USB Debugging on the device;
- check the model of your device by launching its “Settings“, opening “About device” and then selecting the option “Model number”; if it’s not one of the models we specified at the beginning of this guide, don’t follow us anymore and choose a tutorial aimed at your device instead;
- charge the battery of your smartphone of choice so that you will not have to go on with a drained battery unit;
- go online and find the right USB drivers for your phone, then flash them on your laptop;
- create backups via these instructions (a NANDroid backup is more than welcome in this case);
- make sure your laptop or PC is already equipped with Windows OS.
The next part will be dedicated to the method we find suitable for rooting your handset. This method contains every known rooting step made available so far. So here we (and you) go!
- Have the following happen as first step: make sure your notebook is open and connected to the Internet so that you can download, on it, Framaroot. The latter’s file name is: framaroot-1.6.0.apk.
- Then take your LG Optimus L7 II running on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (the tutorial is available for P710, P713, P714 or the P715 model) and have it connected to your notebook. Then we shall ask you to do as follows: wait to be told that the devices have achieved the connection and after that move that .apk file from your PC to the smartphone model you own.
- Now wait again for the transfer to finalize on a successful note; then move on with the guide by doing as follows: go to your handset’s “Menu” and then tap “Download“.
- Once you are done, you can go to the framaroot-1.6.0.apk file next. Now tap it. Then you should see a pop-out window appear on the screen. This window will need you to confirm everything done so far; do as it says.
- The installation of the rooting firmware is going to commence at once and will last for some minutes, so have patience. As soon as the installation is completed, you need to open Menu on your phone; then you have to look for a Framaroot icon on there.
- After you’ve located it, you should tap it. This action will lead to the next one; which is this: the Framaroot is going to be opened on your handset.
- Go to the user interface of this app; now look for “Aragorn exploits” and then opt for it. Wait for this message to pop on the display:
“Success … Superuser and su binary installed. You have to reboot your device”
You may see one of these messages instead:
“Failed … Try another exploit if available”
“Half-Success :-/ … system partition is read-only, use local.prop trick. Reboot your device and use adb to see if it runs as root”
This sort of message will appear in case the file system used on the phone’s system partition is read-only.
- You may also see this message:
“Failed … Exploit works but installation of Superuser and su binary have failed”
Should those last three message come on the handset’s touchscreen, you need to either repeat the guide starting from step one; or you can ask us for help in the comments section underneath this post.
- But, in case everything went smoothly and you spot the first message, you need to reboot the phone by opting for this: “Restart the device Now”.
- Then, after the handset restarts, you will have a rooted LG Optimus L7 II P710, P713, P714 or P715. But maybe you are not quite sure if the phone is really rooted.
NOTE: If you experience this feeling, you can do as follows: first, go to Google Marketplace; then find an app that is called Root Checker. Download it on your device.
Then let it tell you whether or not the phone is rooted on Jelly Bean 4.1.2 official firmware. Should it not be, you will have to redo the tutorial. But, if the smartphone is rooted, then the next best thing to do is to simply download root-only apps, custom ROMs and everything else in-between!