Optimus Black P970

How to Root LG Optimus Black P970 on Froyo 2.2 version

LG Optimus Black LogoAn Android Smart Phone without rooting is like a cake without an icing, so for all those who hold LG Optimus Black P970 Smart phone you can now root your phone. Many of the users may ask on what are the benefits of rooting, there are quite a few number of disadvantages while there are some advantages too. The first and the foremost advantage is that you can even install many third party ROMs like Cyanogen as well as other ROMs like from different sources like ROM Kitchen etc. The only disadvantage of rooting is that you will lose the warranty as soon as you root the phone, though if you update your phone with the firmware again then it will revoke the root access then eventually you can reclaim the warranty.

There are quite a few options of rooting which are available to root the device like the One click rooting option to the option like Gingerbreak. So, in the due course of this article we will be seeing on how you can root your Froyo laden LG Optimus Black P970 with the help of the Gingerbreak. Please note that you will have to follow each and every single instruction carefully or else you will end up bricking up your phone for which we should not be held responsible in any manner.

Though we haven’t tested the below mentioned rooting procedure on Gingerbread laden LG Optimus Black but the below procedure works correctly on the Froyo laden LG Optimus Black P970. So, let’s proceed and see on how you can root the LG Optimus Black P970 using the tool called Gingerbreak with the pre rooting instructions and then followed by the procedure on how you can root the phone. The Gingerbreak basically changes the system file entries of your Android device and breaks in to get the root access. This basically works on Froyo, Gingerbread and also works on the Honeycomb platform.

The APK file of the Gingerbreak settles the right files in the right place so as to gain the root access which runs the exploit to gain the root access. Once the root access is granted then the Gingerbreak remounts all the system files and then it runs the installer script after which the installer script of the Gingerbreak grants the super user access with which you get the access to all the system files, flushes in the su binary and also pumps in the Superuser APK and then it will reboot the phone. Please note that Ginger Break exploit should not be used to attain temporary root and continue using the device.

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    July 2, 2013 at 4:25 pm


  2. Angelika mur

    June 11, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I have an LG P970 white and this doesn’t work!! 🙁 took more than 15 miunutes and still loading….

  3. josh

    May 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    how long does it take to root lg p970 using gingerbreak v1.2

  4. Joey

    May 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    my phone took way more than 15 mins to be rooted, is it normal? thanks!

  5. Majesty

    April 17, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    with the same? oki y waith, i hope u find something for me(US/ALL) who want to root his OB
    TNX again

  6. Majesty

    April 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    some tuto to root for gingerbred 2.3.4, XXMM6160,kernel 2.6.35, build GRJ22, soft LG-P970-V20f orange oficial
    need to root my optimus black

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      we will try to come up with the same!

  7. Emilio

    April 15, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Awesome. I can’t believe it worked, tried so hard other ways and nothing. Thanks a lot.

  8. zonefree

    March 11, 2012 at 7:11 am

    After updated to 2.3.4 -v20b, i cant connect to my Hidden SSID router.
    Installing Enable Hidden SSID does not work.
    Any suggestion ?
    If not then I will downgrade back to froyo, but where to download ?

    • Neela Pradeep

      March 11, 2012 at 10:52 am

      we are still awaiting the 2.3.4, may be since you have installed the unofficial one there are issues!

  9. junky pong

    February 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

    version V20g

  10. junky pong

    February 21, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    sorry.. its 2.3.4

  11. junky pong

    February 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    hi Neal!!
    Can you please add a tutorial to root LG Optimus Black P-970 on android 2.2.4?

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm


      • ROBERT

        February 28, 2012 at 3:37 am

        do j need to root it first to be able to update my 2.2.2 froyo, optimus black p970 v10e (to 2.3.4 gingerbread) e from macedonia on t-mobile locked network????

        • Pradeep Neela

          April 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm

          its not recommended to apply on your t mobile locked device!

  12. XVXVX

    January 27, 2012 at 1:44 am


  13. Muhammad

    January 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Can anyone tell me if Android 4.0 can be upgraded on LGP 970

  14. WenHao

    January 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Im using LG optimus black P970 2.2.2, Gingerbreak v1.2. and it is looping like forever! Any helps??

  15. Thomaswoon

    December 11, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I have a OB with V10d. I used gingerbreak v1.2 to root. However, it just loop non-stop. Any solutions? Thanks in advance!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      December 20, 2011 at 12:38 am

      what was your version, you rooted the wrong version! this is not valid for n/w locked phones!

  16. Kris

    November 28, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Hello I’m trying to root my phone (LG p970h) but don’t work. I used GingerBreak 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2 and stay in:
    Running exploit…
    This may take a few minutes !
    Device will reboot on success !

    It take like 20 minutes and nothing happened, looks like is in loop or something.
    My android version is 2.2 and SW version is V10a_07-jun-2011

    So can you help me to root my phone please??

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 30, 2011 at 8:57 am

      we are looking into this!

      • piztipa

        December 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm

        Happens the same to me. Thx.

        Gingerbreak 1.2v
        LG P970
        android 2.2.2
        SW version v10b

  17. Fazzy

    November 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Who To Upgrade LG Optimus Black From Android 2.2 To The Latest Avaliable..??
    And What Do U mean By Rooting A Phone..?
    Plzzzzzzzzzzz Answer I Am A New Android User..! Thxxx

    • NeaL Pradeep

      November 26, 2011 at 12:23 am

      rooting means to allow third party apps to access system level files so that customization can b done!

  18. SRT * Rob

    October 10, 2011 at 4:41 pm


    I am attempting to get my P970 to function in the US properly. As of now the phone calls drop and no internet. I assume that the APN will solve my internet issue but how about the phone call drops. This phone comes with all the appropriate RF signasl needed to work on ATT network. Please help.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 11, 2011 at 1:51 am

      Please dont update with the contact phone!

  19. n

    October 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    it says gingerbreak v1.2? does it make a difference?

  20. n

    September 30, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    does this work for the software updated version of lg optimus black? it says software version LG-P970-V10c

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 1, 2011 at 12:52 am

      it should work, not sure of as we never tried!

  21. n

    September 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    i dont understand, how do you unroot it? “if you update your phone with the firmware again then it will revoke the root access then eventually you can reclaim the warranty.” where do you download this firmware?
    im afraid that if i root it and then my battery spoils or something happens and i wont be able to get my warranty back. but i really want to try rooting it because hopefully i can switch off the camera sounds and delete apps to save battery which runs out SUPER quick :/

    • NeaL Pradeep

      October 1, 2011 at 12:55 am

      apply the firmware again to revoke the root access!

  22. vlady

    August 29, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    thanks to your article i finally did it i rooted my black 😉

  23. Sanjib Majumdar

    July 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

    How to root froyo updated samsung galaxy s gt i5801???

    • NeaL Pradeep

      July 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

      we will come with an article soon, stay connected to androidadvices.com till then

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