How to Root LG Thrill 4G P925 – Tutorial

LG Thrill 4G LogoTruly, with LG Thrill 4G your World comes alive as advertised by LG Electronics. So, on the lines of the same, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can easily root your LG Thrill 4G Android smart phone on any of the current firmware you are on. So, over a spread of this article we will see in a brief on what exactly rooting is and then followed by the pre requisites of rooting and then followed by the instructions on how you can root the phone. Its highly recommended to follow all the instructions or else there is a high probability that you may end up bricking up the phone.

So, now coming to the benefits of rooting which we just mentioned will be covering. Basically there are many benefits of rooting, though it’s really impossible to discuss all of them in the article but we will see some of them which are all important ones.  Rooting opens up the device in such a way that third party applications are allowed to access the system level files with which the customization becomes much simpler and easier. There are advantages as well as disadvantages of rooting, while the advantages / benefits of rooting are listed below, the only disadvantage being is that rooting voids the warranty which may or may not be reversible.

Benefits / Features of Rooting:

  • Rooting allows the file system conversion from the laggy formats to the formats like EXT4 etc which are faster than older or native file formats,
  • Rooting enables the installation of Custom ROMs for which Android has always been known for and also allows you to make use of themes in the custom ROMs,
  • Rooting also allows one to remove the applications which come by default in your Android phone by default out of the box which cannot be removed otherwise.
  • So, let’s proceed and see on what are the pre requisites of rooting the LG Thrill 4G device.

Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held responsible or liable in any manner if anything wrong happens with your device, though which is a very unlikely if you follow the instructions which are mentioned in the article.

Pre Requisites of Rooting LG Thrill 4G:

  • In the process of rooting the phone, there is a probability that you may end up losing the data which is there in the phone, so its utmost important to ensure that you have created a backup of all the data which is there in the phone memory. The data which needs to be backed up are Call Log, Contacts, SMS, Music, Videos and other files. For your convenience, we have mentioned few tips below which will assist you in taking a backup of all your data so that the same can be used to restore the data if any is lost.

Procedure to Backup and Restore Call Log,
Procedure to Backup and Restore SMS,
To Back up other data like Videos, music and other files move the same to your internal / external SD card to safeguard the same.
Procedure to Backup Contacts

  • Now, after this you will have to ensure that you have an at least of 50% plus battery life just to ensure that it doesn’t get turn Off in the middle of rooting process.
  • Next up you need to ensure that you are having a computer / Laptop with USB 2.0 capability along with the ADMIN rights privileges so that the full USB read / USB write access is enabled which you will require in the due course of the article.
  • In the process of rooting, the APN settings as well as the MMS Settings too can get erased, so you will have to backup the same manually. These settings are responsible for accessing the Internet as well for sending the MMS Messages. Both of these settings can be backed up from “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”.

Please note that just in case if you are custom ROM then this procedure is not for you, since you are on custom ROM the phone is already rooted and last but not the least this procedure to root which is mentioned in the next page is only valid for all those who are having the LG Thrill 4G Phone with the model number as P925.

Procedure to Root LG Thrill 4G P925:

  • After downloading the Rooting Package for LG Thrill 4G, in your computer or Laptop you will have to next up extract the same. Please note that in the process of extraction, you will be prompted to enter the password, enter the password as “androidadvices.com” without the inverted comas.
  • Once the files are extracted, you need to compare with the same from the below screen capture. Please note that even if single file is missing then you will have to again download and extract the files.

Super One Click Extracted Files

  • Now, in your device please note that you will have to enable the USB Debugging Mode. The USB Debugging mode can be turned on from the path, Settings > Applications > Development and select USB debugging.

USB Debugging

  • From the extracted folder you will have to open the “Super One Click” in your computer after which with the help of USB cable you need to connect the phone with the computer. After this you will have to click on the “Root” tab from the Super One click Root desktop tool as shown in the below screen capture.

Super One Click Application

  • So, once the rooting process is done, you will now see that the phone will be restarted and then you will have see the applications like Super One click Root. You can also download the ROM manager from the Android Market Place to further fine tune or customize the phone.
  • Please note that you will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset.

If at all if you are facing any issues then do let us know in the comments section as we will try our level best to solve the same at the earliest.

  • paul

    pls hw do i upgrade my android os…to jelly beans…am using an lg p925…tnx

    • Pradeep Neela

      which is your current firmware version?

      • jaffer

        i hav a lg optimus thrill(925)…i want to root and install jelly bean..can u help

        • Pradeep Neela

          is it locked to some network?>

  • Alber

    I was rooting my phone and the program SuperOneClick get not responding after it reboot my phone that appears a wizard of installation of something named Omapp4410 i think thats the name.
    What i can do?

  • luigie

    im gone tried,but what i really need to know is how to unlock my lgtrill p925

  • Michael_fines

    Hi I have an lg p925 that I am trying to root and have done all the steps up to pushing the root button after I unzipped the program it never asked for a password and when I ran root it gets to step 6 then just stays there in a couple of minutes if u click on the window it says program is not responding there are no errors and if u don’t click on the window it will still have the icon indicating the program is still running I let it go for two hours befor giving up please help

  • Sol

    wow, worked like a charm, thanks been trying for days now.
    this worked perfectly, thank you very much

  • Cesarjavaroni

    Thank YOu!!!, it worked for me guys, no problem, I have unlocked my cellphone when I has at US

  • Cesarjavaroni

    Thank YOu!!!, it worked for me guys, no problem, I have unlocked my cellphone when I has at US

  • Victor

    Hello I have this phone, but it has not been rooted, everytime I get on the internet it gets blocked, it is supoused that this phone has been unlocked, but as I said before everytime I get on the internet it gets blocked again, I live in costa rica, do you think by rooting this up I may get fixed? thanks

  • moshima

    I tried this method many times and it always gets stuck at step 7 waiting for device. I am running Gingerbread 2.3.5.

  • Joseph

    The program extracts just fine although never got asked to enter a password. Once I hit the root tab it starts just fine and makes it to Root step 6 at which point the banner of the program states program not responding and will not proceed any further. Program sticks same place every time

    • Joseph

      Ok it now goes further with the 2.3.3 version but it says it fails to shell root my handset/device what can I do

  • suprovo

    once i rooted my phone lg thrill 4g and it was successful. but after that i have updated my phone from 2.2 to 2.3 gingerbread. now when again i am trying to root my phone it is starting and after that in stage 7 superone click is not responding.

    pl let me know what to do as i cant use hotspot.

    with regsrds,
    suprovo

  • Aaron

    Need help can i get some support please apprishate it a lot thank you

  • Aaron

    Stuck at waiting for divice

  • Aaron

    have loaded the app it ran & is saying superoneclick v2.1.1.0 checking drivers killing adb ok 0.03s starting adb surver *daemon not running. starting it on port 5037* daemon started successfully* ok 4.06s Stuck at waiting for divice

  • Felippe

    Still nothing!
    I used LG Flash Tool USB Viewer and no sign of the Thrill connected to any of my 4 USB ports.
    : (

  • Matt

    Rooted per instructions, with the exception that I wasn’t asked for a password during file extraction. Files all matched your screen shots. Software claimed rooting was successful. Ran ROM manager, gave it superuser access and installed flash clockworkmod recovery. Tried to backup current ROM and got an error about running some commands, I can’t remember what it said exactly. Now phone is stuck on LG logo. I can boot into recovery, but there only these options. I have tried to wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache partition, wipe cache partition and package recovery, and clear nv dynamic partition. I get the following error during any operation in recovery mode:
    E: Can’t mount CACHE :recovery/command
    E: Can’t mount CACHE :recovery/log
    E: Can’t mount CACHE :recovery/log
    Still stuck on LG logo, can’t connect to PC, can’t use phone at all. Please help me!

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      its no more working after OTA!

    • Felippe

      I have the same exactly error: Stuck in LG Logo screen. Can enter Android System Recovery screen but these errors are appearing:
      E: Can’t mount CACHE :recovery/command
      E: Can’t mount CACHE :recovery/log
      E: Can’t mount CACHE :recovery/log
      Windows don’t recognize USB when pluggein.
      Isn’t there anything we can do?

      • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

        format the sd card once with fat 32 partition!

        • Felippe

          I tried but didn’t seem to work.
          with or without the sd card the phone is not recognized by the PC.
          : (

          • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

            on which version you are on?

  • Cheyenne

    When I start rooting my phone it stops on \waiting for device\ and then it just stops responding.

  • Nichol Schreiber

    Still can’t record call from both ends (both people). Everything is installed and approved. But programs say my phone does not allow this. (I know i have to start the conversation with “this call is being recorded”) Please help. Thanks

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela Pradeep Neela

      please clear the cache, the issues will be resolved!

  • Alfonzo Hall

    mine keeps not responding wat do i do

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      any error message you are getting?”

  • alan

    Have you downloaded the lg drivers make sure you get them are you able to go through you phone files on your computer before u start the superone click?

  • smithjc11

    After i open supperoneclick and hit root it just says waiting for device my phones deffintely connected and in debugging mode am i missiing something?

  • chris

    i finished rooting and now i cant get super one on my phone. superuser app is on there now! but nothing in there… How do i reboot my lg thrill? Just by turning off and back on?

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      have you provided the root access to the phone? All the Super user access!

  • josimar

    olha tenho 1 lg p925 ta com a finwere com problema ele so liga no carregado ou no cabo se tira ele desliga foi depois de uma atualisacao ten como vcs me ajudar por favor

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      Exatamente o que são as questões que você está enfrentando? Deixe-nos saber para que possamos ajudá-lo melhor!

  • Mike Flanigan

    Worked like a charm! Can’t get any easier than that. Thank you, very much.

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      thanks mike for your comment! let us know if you need any more help!

  • A. S. Bhasker Raj

    I have HTC Wildfire Mobile.

    Is it possible to root this mobile.

    If so please guide how this should be done?

    A. S. Bhasker Raj
    Secunderabad
    Mobile: +919247332574

    • http://twitter.com/pradeepneela NeaL Pradeep

      we will be coming up very soon!