How to Root LG Optimus L5 E Series

(Update) Root Optimus L5 Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now available. Frankly speaking that LG Oprimus L5 is not the mainstream smartphone as compared to others flagship such as LG Optimus G Pro, but yet it deserves more than what it get now. With a little helps from 3rd party developers, your LG Optimus L5 should be improved of its performance, achieved better battery life and provided more tweak and mod to play with. Thanks to XxXKINGMALXxX, XDA developer who strive for a better LG Optimus L5 for you. Now, LG Optimus L5 is rootable with a simple 1-2-3 steps. This tutorial is made based on LG Optimus L5 E610/E612/E615/E617. Other than those listed, kindly consult us.

Nevertheless, there is still a certain level of risk to brick your device during the rooting process. We always recommend to perform a complete backup before any modification on your device. Be sure to fulfill all of the pre-requisites and requirements before starts. If you having any problem during or after the root, feel free to drop us a message in the comment section, we will look into the problem for you. Before we start, let’s recap of LG Optimus L5 specifications.

LG Optimus L5 E615 is officially unveiled in September 2012 and it is the mid range smartphone in LG Optimus series. LG Optimus L5 is equipped with 800MHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage with expandable microSD card slot up to 32GB. It comes with Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware.

How To Root LG Optimus L5 E610/E612/E615/E617

Disclaimer: It’s always a risk to modify your device. We, Android Teen are not responsible for any damage or bricks on your device. Your device warranty may void with any mod. Check your devices warranty’s term & conditions before start.(HTC,Samsung,LG, Sony, Motorola). Use this guide on your own risk, contact us for help if you face problem.

Pre-requisites & Requirements

  1. LG Optimus L5 – E610/E612/E615/E617 (Ensure correct device model and firmware; Check device model – Go to Settings -> About Device -> Model Number)
  2. Windows-based computer or laptop
  3. Download LG Optimus L5 USB driver for Windows and install in your computer.
  4. Connect device to computer with USB cable to complete installation.
  5. Skip this step if you have installed the USB driver.
  6. Enable USB Debugging on your device. How to Enable USB Debugging Mode on Android Devices.
  7. Make sure your phone is charged to 60% 80% to avoid battery blackout and interruption during this tutorial.
  8. We recommend you make a backup on your data and media files before the tutorial. You may restore the data and files if necessary.

Reminder: Ensure you make a backup before proceed. Besides that, ensure you meet the requirements before proceed. Contact us if you face problem.

Download

  1. Root Package (My_Root_Package.7z, 3.71MB) – Source
  2. System Backup Test (IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk, 153.7KB)

Instructions:

  1. Go to Google Play Store, download and install “ASTRO FILE MANAGER”.
  2. On your phone, go to “System Settings”—> “Security”—> “Enable Unknown Sources”. This step is to enable the installation of apk file in later part of the tutorial.
  3. Connect your device to the computer via micro USB cable. Make sure you select Media sync (MTP) on your device.
  4. Copy the downloaded IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk in the root of your device directory.
  5. Now, open ASTRO FILE MANAGER on your device, go to “My Files 2” or “Local Storage 2” and tap on IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk to install.
  6. After installation completes, go to Settings->General->PC connection->USB connection type to change USB connection type to “Charge only”.
  7. Open the app you just installed, you should see a new icon appeared in device’s home screen. You will see a message “Hello World”.
  8. Reboot your device by press and hold the Power Button for at least 15 seconds. Reminder: to keep the app open while rebooting.
  9. In the meanwhile, Download and extract the My_Root_Package.7z into a new folder in desktop on your computer. You should see root.bat in the folder.
  10. Once your device reboot completely, double click on the root.bat file on your computer.
  11. After the root process complete, reboot your device.
  12. Superuser app is now installed in your device. Your device will be completely rooted.
  13. Download Root Checker in Google Play to check the root status.

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  • Navish Ramlackhan

    does it take time when using root.bat om CMD??

    • http://www.androidteen.com/ androidteen

      It normally take a couple of minutes for the flashing.

  • Svanur Þór Smárason

    IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk is this put on device memory or memory card?

    • http://www.androidteen.com/ androidteen

      apk file should be placed in device memory.

  • Bennat P Jose

    IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk what is the purpose of this file

  • hellewith

    I only get daemon started. Nothing else is happening!!

    • http://www.androidteen.com/ androidteen

      What is Android version running on your device? What is your device model?

  • Dusan

    daemon went but couldn’t get it to root. he failed to copy superuser and rest of the stuff

  • sthewart

    the root.bat take so long minutes, why?, what i can do?

    • http://www.androidteen.com/ androidteen

      Hi, What is the firmware version on your phone?

  • emil

    I thought it was done already when it stopped for so long so I closed the window and then I rebooted my device again (think I did wrong eheh..) and now at least my device’s transitions are lagging.. and then umm.. is there anything else that could be like damaged or something?.. do you know how I can fix this little problem?

  • higslight

    Tried your way, but it didn’t worked like i thougt. after following your instruction nothing was different, cmd didn’t go any further than * daemon started successfully*
    then i just tried this: debug-mode activated, connected to pc, having systembackup open (“hello world”) and just started the .bat file. Although i got some errors after successfully transferring some data, SuperSU is now installed and root-checker positiv