Solved How do I root an LG smartphone?

March 7, 2017 at 14:12:22
Specs: Android 4.4.4
I have about 3 LG smartphones. How do I root them, preferably without a computer, so I can download Android v. 7.1 onto them from v. 4.4?

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March 8, 2017 at 18:21:03
"- what is this term "root" and what does it mean on this occssion?"

From:

http://www.bullguard.com/bullguard-...

" Rooting is a process that allows you to attain root access to the Android operating system code (the equivalent term for Apple devices id jailbreaking). It gives you privileges to modify the software code on the device or install other software that the manufacturer wouldn’t normally allow you to. And for good mobile security reasons: they don’t want users to make modifications to the phones that could result in accidents beyond repair; it is easier for them to offer support if they allow users to only use the same unmodified version of the software. But tech savvy users have already developed rooting methods, which vary depending on device. They are available on the web, and more and more Android users are resorting to them because of the powerful perks they provide, such as:

*full customization for just about every theme/graphic
*download of any app, regardless of the app store they’re posted on
*extended battery life and added performance
*updates to the latest version of Android if your device is outdated and no longer updated by the manufacturer

But if you do it improperly, it can create havoc. And even done properly, if your phone doesn’t have proper antivirus protection for Android, rooting leaves your device open to all sorts of malware."

Having said (or rather, copied) that, the last one (updates to latest version of Android....), isn't always a great idea. Just as it would be frighteningly painful to try and run something like WinXP on a underclocked 8MHz Pentium ( http://winhistory.de/more/386/xpmin... ), it would be just as painful to shoehorn a newer version of Android onto an old phone.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."



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March 7, 2017 at 15:37:52
You don't mention which phones you have, plus it's not likely that a phone that originally had that old of a version of Android (KitKat) would be able to fully support the newest version (Nougat). Nonetheless:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/g...

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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March 7, 2017 at 16:40:54
It seems the art of googling has been lost.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=How+to+root+an...


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#3
March 7, 2017 at 17:01:47
Not being at all familiar with LG and simlar "smart" phones (I does have an iphone though) - what is this term "root" and what does it mean on this occssion?

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March 8, 2017 at 18:21:03
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"- what is this term "root" and what does it mean on this occssion?"

From:

http://www.bullguard.com/bullguard-...

" Rooting is a process that allows you to attain root access to the Android operating system code (the equivalent term for Apple devices id jailbreaking). It gives you privileges to modify the software code on the device or install other software that the manufacturer wouldn’t normally allow you to. And for good mobile security reasons: they don’t want users to make modifications to the phones that could result in accidents beyond repair; it is easier for them to offer support if they allow users to only use the same unmodified version of the software. But tech savvy users have already developed rooting methods, which vary depending on device. They are available on the web, and more and more Android users are resorting to them because of the powerful perks they provide, such as:

*full customization for just about every theme/graphic
*download of any app, regardless of the app store they’re posted on
*extended battery life and added performance
*updates to the latest version of Android if your device is outdated and no longer updated by the manufacturer

But if you do it improperly, it can create havoc. And even done properly, if your phone doesn’t have proper antivirus protection for Android, rooting leaves your device open to all sorts of malware."

Having said (or rather, copied) that, the last one (updates to latest version of Android....), isn't always a great idea. Just as it would be frighteningly painful to try and run something like WinXP on a underclocked 8MHz Pentium ( http://winhistory.de/more/386/xpmin... ), it would be just as painful to shoehorn a newer version of Android onto an old phone.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#5
March 9, 2017 at 01:51:03
Thank you for the info... Sounds as dodgy as jail breaking an iphone...

There's a lot to be said for the old(er) dumb phones; similar to newly relaunched Samsung or whatever...

Solid, secure, long battery life, and more or less idiot proof in terms of use.


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