How to Root LG Optimus 2x P990 – Easy Tutorial

For all those who are having LG Optimus 2x smartphone, you can now root your phone with the help of simple instructions which we will be checking out in the due course of the article.  Rooting will power you to install many custom ROMs including the latest one that of Cyanogen Mod 9 firmware which ropes in the goodness of ICS Android 4.0 firmware. Also, most importantly this only works on the LG Optimus 2x unlocked devices, not on any other LG handsets. Also, once the device is rooted, you can install many applications which need rooting access.
Disclaimer: Please note that we should not be held liable or responsible in any manner in whole or in parts if anything wrong happens to your device which is the most unlikely if you follow the instructions as prescribed in the due course of this article.
  • Backup data present in your phone with the help of below mentioned steps so as to ensure that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored with the help of below mentioned steps.
Text messages – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Phone Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Pictures, Music, Videos, Files etc.– Copy to internal / External SD Card,
Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • After this, enable the USB Debugging Mode in your phone from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Ensure that the USB Debugging option is ticked as shown in the below screen capture.
USB Debugging
Charge left in your phone should be a minimum of 60% so as to make sure that device doesn’t get turned off in the middle of rooting process.
Procedure to Root LG Optimus 2x P990:
  • Download and Install ADB in your computer safer which you need to download Busy box, Psneuter and Super user package from here to your computer.
  • Download and install the LG Device drivers from here to your computer.
  • Up next, unzip psneuter, busybox and superuser package from here to your computer and copy the contents to the folder in adb present in the path /platform-tools folder.
  • Connect your LG Optimus 2x device to the computer with the help of the USB Cable and open the terminal window or the command prompt in your computer to enter the below mentioned commands as mentioned below one after another
adb push busybox /data/local/
adb push psneuter /data/local/
adb push su /data/local/
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/busybox
adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/psneuter
adb shell
adb shell
mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system
mkdir /system/xbin
/data/local/busybox cp /data/local/su /system/xbin/su
chown 0:0 /system/xbin/su
chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
ln -s /system/xbin/su /system/bin/su
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
After this, the device will be rebooted and you will see that the phone has been successfully rooted. Just in case if it prompts you for the
Do let us know just in case if you face any issues in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of applying things as we will try our level best to sort out the same.
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