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.

31 Comments
  1. Reply frank November 15, 2013 at 7:43 am

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

  2. Reply Angel August 12, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    What do i chose storage charge internet Ethernet or modem

  3. Reply Yime July 14, 2013 at 4:41 pm

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

  4. Reply Dan April 6, 2013 at 6:37 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 2, 2013 at 3:43 pm

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

  5. Reply frank November 13, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    how to unroot so i can update

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm

      to unroot you will have to re apply the update

  6. Reply Kevin November 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 19, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      yes you can apply this update

  7. Reply john October 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

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

  8. Reply steve October 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    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…

  9. Reply hacker4fun June 27, 2012 at 4:02 am

    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.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      yes you can install the same from the LG website

  10. Reply w5a May 24, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    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

  11. Reply chris April 30, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    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

  12. Reply chris April 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

    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

    • Reply Juarez Ricardo May 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

      Thanks so much! You solved my problem while rooting lol

  13. Reply fillie April 5, 2012 at 6:18 am

    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

  14. Reply rooster April 2, 2012 at 2:50 am

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

  15. Reply Wonderer March 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    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

  16. Reply alex March 30, 2012 at 6:28 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      install the adb drivers present in the zip file

  17. Reply outlawbishop March 26, 2012 at 9:11 am

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

  18. Reply outlawbishop March 26, 2012 at 9:11 am

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

  19. Reply Jacob March 22, 2012 at 9:38 am

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

  20. Reply Pskila February 25, 2012 at 9:54 am

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

  21. Reply Steven February 25, 2012 at 4:07 am

    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…”

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 11:24 am

      just install the drivers again and try!

  22. Reply Ricky February 22, 2012 at 3:14 am

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

    enjoy root!!!!

    • Reply mitch April 1, 2012 at 5:37 am

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

      • Reply Pradeep Neela April 7, 2012 at 2:06 am

        install the adb installer from the extracted files!

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