While most phones have already received the rooting treatment, this time around the newest phone from LG’s camp, the LG Nitro HD, is finally getting its own share of the pie. With more Android smartphones being released every month, it seems that newer devices will also get the same support from the team of developers brewing up custom ROMs for rooted devices.
One of the many benefits of having a rooted device is that it will likely perform better than without root access. For starters, rooting can unlock myriads of opportunities for you, such as being able to install custom ROMs, overclocking your phone’s processor, or installing third-party applications.
With all the great stuff you’re getting from a rooted device, there are risks, too. Foremost among the risks is the potential voiding of your phone’s warranty. There’s also the risk of breaking your phone and rendering it useless.
Rooting the LG Nitro HD, then, is for the brave of heart. If you’re one such person, read on for the instructions for rooting your device.
- Especially if this is the first time you are rooting your device, you need to backup all of the precious data stored in your phone. This includes text messages, phone contacts, call logs, multimedia files, and Internet settings and access point names. There are various apps on the Android Market that you can use for making backups. In the event that the rooting process fails, you can easily restore your phone’s precious data.
- Charge your phone to at least 60% to ensure that your device doesn’t shut itself down when the rooting process begins.
- Enable USB Debugging mode on your phone by navigating to “Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging”.
- Download the LG Nitro HD rooting package and save it your computer. Get it here.
- Extract the contents of the ZIP package that you have just downloaded. You can use any unzipping software like Winzip or 7zip. Place all the contents of the file inside a folder. Check that the extracted contents are complete (see screenshot below to compare).
- Run SuperOneClick.exe.
- Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. SuperOneClick should be able to recognize your device after you connect your phone to your computer.
- Click the “Root” button on the SuperOneClick window on your computer. This will set off the rooting process.
- When the rooting process completes, you will be greeted with a message stating your device is successfully rooted.
Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your LG Nitro HD. Enjoy the many benefits of having a rooted device.
Paul and I.T. are synonyms. If you need help with I.T.-related stuff, call on Paul. His experience with Android phones goes way back to the ancient single-core-phone days. But, he keeps himself up to date, so now he has a dual-core beast in his pocket, and is looking forward to getting his first quad-core monster, and when it comes, his first eight-core phone. Perhaps he should be called Mr. X-Core, where "X" equals the number of CPU cores.