How to Root LG Spectrum VS920 – One Click Tutorial

LG Spectrum LogoLG Spectrum seems to be the one for which there will be an ocean of customization options as in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to root your device just by following simple instructions.  Please note that once you root the device, the warranty gets void and the only way with which you can regain the lost warranty is by again updating the device with the original firmware which we will try to come up very soon on androidadvices. Full credits to Dan Rosenberg who has come out with this invention of on how to root LG Spectrum with just one click.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device after following the instructions though it is very unlikely if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in this article carefully.

To start with, we will first be checking out on what are the list of pre requisites which you need to follow after which we will check out on the detailed tutorial to root in the next page. You will be happy to know that the procedure which we will be checking out is the one click type one and not the one which needs lengthy steps to root the device.

Pre Requisites:

  • All the data present in your phone should be backed up so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily.

SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
ContactsSync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names

  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Ensure that the USB Debugging option is ticked as shown in the below screen capture.

USB Debugging

  • Battery charge left in the device should be the minimum of 60% so as to ensure that the device doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of rooting process.

So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next PAGE where we have mentioned the detailed instructions on how to root the device with the simple tutorial.

  • frank

    mine keeps saying directory not found, read only access denied, what am I doing wrong?

  • Angel

    What do i chose storage charge internet Ethernet or modem

  • Yime

    This doesnt work for me… just says waiting for devices and i have the abd drivers on…

  • Dan

    I tried it about 10 times and didn’t work. Someone plz help me

    • Pradeep Neela

      hello, sorry to hear about that. Kindly let us know what is the exact issue

  • frank

    how to unroot so i can update

    • Pradeep Neela

      to unroot you will have to re apply the update

  • Kevin

    Does this work if I have already updated my spectrum to ICS?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can apply this update

  • john

    im geting this when i try any help
    /system/bin/sh: cannot create/ data/local.prop: permission denied

  • steve

    I just used this process and successfully rooted my lg spectrum. it has the current software through verizon, as of 10-18-12. I could not get the process to work through ubuntu on my laptop, but through windows xp this process worked. i had to install the latest LG drivers for windows, though. After pressing enter in the terminal, the phone turned on and off a few times, and had me worried, but everything worked perfectly…

  • hacker4fun

    OK here is the way you root your lg spectrum, follow my instruction it will work for you.
    Go to : setting- application – check unknown sources box,- development- check usb debugging box – and the last one thing go to back to setting and go to connectivity click on default connection mode and select – internet connection and select modem, and that will do it.

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can install the same from the LG website

  • w5a

    if u get error or driver problem, reinstall ur sd card, by pulling it out and in ………. spectrum has a connection problem…. just do i say u will get result

  • chris

    i did this and it worked however, i now need to unroot this phone as i am wating for the ics update. does anyone know how to undo this???
    please help me

  • chris

    it wouldnt work for me either but then i realized the only way for the debugging to be activated is to change the usb connection mode from usb mass storage to internet(modem) then drag extracted files to desktop, double click the adb installer then run the “run” batch file

    • Juarez Ricardo

      Thanks so much! You solved my problem while rooting lol

  • fillie

    it gets to to daemon started successfully and doesnt go any further.. i have the drivers downloaded.. followed the steps what am i doing wrong

  • rooster

    If it works, how do you unroot? I’d hate to do it and not be able to reverse it, thanx

  • Wonderer

    How many times has the vs920 been rooted with this procedure and failed or caused the phone to be inoperable? im wanting to root my device without having to pay for a new one later. this setup seems to be idiot proof

  • alex

    when i hit enter all it does is say waiting for devices…..can somebody help me out please??

    • Pradeep Neela

      install the adb drivers present in the zip file

  • outlawbishop

    Thanks so much for getting this root tool out for us Android enthusiasts! Your work is greatly appreciated!

  • outlawbishop

    Great job on the root tool! Thanks so much for getting this out to us Android enthusiasts!

  • Jacob

    says waiting for device, my device is plugged in and had usb debugging enabled

  • Pskila

    No go…install united drivers and vzw drivers ….adb is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file…

  • Steven

    I seem to be doing something wrong… I connected the device with Debugging mode enabled, installed the LG drivers, but the command prompt simply says “Waiting for device…”

    • Neela Pradeep

      just install the drivers again and try!

  • Ricky

    Works perfect!!! Root takes about 1-2 mins.. Verizon customer with Spectrum need to download these 2 driver sets.

    enjoy root!!!!

    • mitch

      what 2 driver sets ? im having issues mine just sets there not doing anything…

      • Pradeep Neela

        install the adb installer from the extracted files!