Former Writer · Aug 13, 2012 at 07:00 am

Root and Recovery for the LG Optimus 4X HD

As usual, the first thing device owners strive for when a new device is released is root access. Without it, more than 90% of the things we do around here wouldn’t work. So when a device gets root, it’s much like a welcome party courtesy of our developers. The LG Optimus 4X HD, which was released a little more than a month ago, has received not only root, but recovery as well.

For root, XDA Senior Member alexp999 posted the tutorial. XDA Senior Member Dexter_nib posted the tutorial for custom recovery. Combine both, and you have the freedom to do pretty much whatever you choose to do.

The root process is a little tedious, but pretty easy. Users must first enable USB Debugging and Install From Unknown Sources, and then install IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk to their device. After that, reboot, connect the phone to your computer—this is a Windows only tutorial currently—and run the root script. Once finished, users install SuperSU, remove IS11LG_SystemBackupTest.signed.apk, and rejoice in the rooted goodness. Installing recovery is even simpler, with users installing a single APK to their devices.

For more info, check out either the root thread or the recovery thread.


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