How to root the LG Optimus One P500

Submitted by shashank on April 9, 2012 - 1:24pm

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Android phones offer multiple methods for rooting. However, the LG Optimus One P500 may not offer you innumerable rooting options. However, this should not deter you from rooting it. What is the need to root your LG Optimus One P500? You can read the “Rooting for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide to Rooting Your Android Device” eBook to understand importance and benefits of rooting.

Read further to see the instructions to root your LG Optimus One P500.
Note: We are not responsible for the damages that may arise due to the instructions given here. We have tried our level best to explain each step properly. However, you are advised to implement this procedure only for the LG Optimus One P500. This procedure is not meant for other devices. You are advised to take proper data back up to avoid data loss.

First Method to root your LG Optimus One P500: SuperOneClick
This is a popular method to root your LG device. Developed by XDA Developer community member CLShortFuse, the SuperOneClick is compatible with most android-based devices. Moreover, the SuperOneClick tool is receiving constant tweaks to improve is capabilities. With this too, you can root your LG Optimus One P500 that has Android 2.2 and 2.2.1 Froyo OS.

If your LG Optimus One P500 has the Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread OS, you may or may not be able to root using the SuperOneClick v2.3.3 tool. If the SuperOneClick v2.3.3 does not work on your device, download the SuperOneClick v1.9.5 version and try rooting.
Even if this is the first time you are rooting your phone, you need not worry as the SuperOneClick tool gives you a one-click method to root the phone.

Go to Options > Applications > Development > USB Debugging on your LG Optimus P500 and enable USB Debugging
• Install the latest Android drivers on your computer
• Do not mount your SD card.
• Download the SuperOneClick onto your PC
• Launch the SuperOneClick file by double clicking on the executable file
• Connect your phone to the PC using USB Cable
• On the SuperOneClick interface, you would see the “ROOT” button.
• Click on this button to start the rooting procedure automatically.

Second Method to root your LG Optimus One P500: z4root Method

Like the SuperOneClick, the z4root is a one-click rooting tool, and this too has been developed by XDA Developer community member, RyanZA. The z4root method works only for LG Optimus One P500 running on the Android 2.2 Froyo OS.

If your OS has been upgraded from the Android 2.2 Froyo, you may have to restore to Android 2.2 Froyo to root. We have had reports coming from users that the z4root method worked on stock Android 2.2 Froyo but failed to root when they installed the official Android 2.2.2 Froyo.

Developer of the z4root tool says it is fully safe and it does not change anything on your disk except root binaries. Therefore, if you face any issue, reboot the phone. The temporary root option on the z4root tool allows you to root most of the Android devices. It is important that you enable USB Debugging on your LG Optimus One P500 to facilitate smooth functioning of the z4root tool.

• Download and install the z4root app
• Launch the z4root app on your phone
• On the z4root app interface, you would see the “ROOT” button.
• Click on this button to start the rooting procedure automatically.

Third Method to root your LG Optimus One P500: GingerBreak

The last method is to use Gingerbreak to root LG Optimus One P500.
Requirements: Android 2.2 to 2.2.2 versions
Note: This method would not work for Android 2.3.3 or 2.3.4

• Download GingerBreak 1.20 on your LG Optimus One P500 phone.
• Install/sideload the app.
• Launch GingerBreak on your phone.
• Tap on “Root.” And wait until phone reboots
• Locate the app drawer for the Superuser app. Its presence means your phone is rooted
• Use the BusyBox installer app to Install BusyBox on your LG phone

Using any of the three methods, you can root your LG Optimus One P500.

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