How to Root the LG Optimus 3D P920

December 9, 2011

The latest version of the Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 may have come out with the latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, but it’s possible to get it for your LG Optimus 3D P920 through rooting your phone. A word of warning however: rooting your device voids the warranty and the only way to restore the warranty is by installing the original stock firmware.

Before proceeding to root the LG Optimus 3D phone, there are a few things that need to be done:

Before You Start

  • Ensure that the phone is left with a charge of at least 70% so that it doesn’t get turned off during the rooting process.
  • Back up all the data on your phone so that it can be restored safely if any data on the phone is lost. Here are suggested tips for doing that:
    • Text Messages – Use the SMS Backup and Restore app
    • Phone Contacts – Sync with Gmail application
    • Call Log – Use the Call Logs Backup and Restore app
    • Pictures, music, videos, files, etc. – Copy to the internal/external SD card
    • Internet & MMS Settings – Backup all the settings from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names”
  • Make sure to quit programs such as firewalls, antivirus, and tools like Samsung KIES , because these generally tend to interrupt the process of the firmware update.
  • Additionally, USB debugging must be enabled on your phone through the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.

Once all of that is done, we can now proceed to root your LG Optimus 3D phone:

The Rooting Procedure

  1. Download the Rooting Package for LG Optimus 3D onto your computer.
  2. Unzip the file, preferably to your desktop. If it prompts you for a password, enter “androidauthority.com”.
  3. Once the files are extracted, open the folder where the files are extracted to.
  4. Run “SuperOneClick.exe”.
  5. Connect your LG Optimus 3D phone to the computer with the USB Cable.
  6. With the SuperOneClick tool open, click the “Root” tab, which starts the rooting process. When the rooting process finishes, you’ll be shown a notification.

Your LG Optimus 3D phone has now been rooted! Please note that as soon as rooting is completed, another icon should appear in your list of applications. The Superuser or the CWM app icon confirms that the device has been successfully rooted and you are now ready to apply customizations to your phone.

Comments

  • Alex

    Hey Carl, it keeps failing at Step 4 for various reasons.

    • Kamithkumar1982

      Hi Alex,

      I have rooted my LG Optimus p920 phone, please follow aove steps, but one more steps I wanted tell, unmount the SD card before performing the Rooting of your device

      • Andytakcheung

        Hi Kamithkumar1982,
        so your P920 rooted from 2.3?

        • Denikrisz

          Hi guys worked for me.. 2.3.5 root donwload http://www.4shared.com/rar/-8O
          after cwm …ewrything its OK…
          Thx.

          • Simtech

            Your link is deleted.. can you repost plz

  • Dhuuuu

    Doesnt work with phones running 2.3 only 2.2

  • Alex

    Solved for 2.3

    Use SuperOneClick 1.9.5 and google’s ADB drivers. Worked for me.

  • Many_thoughts

    cant extract files to my pc

  • Nigel

    program doesn’t respond after clicking root tab.

  • dave

    hi. help pl, why i cant extract to my dasktop, i put the pass :androidauthority.com????

  • Soulbomb30

    helllow i connot root my optimus 3d,its ruuning now 2.3.5ginger ?any idea??i update it on lg mobile update.

  • The_happyloner07

    it says, failed to initialized the application .. i dont know what went wrong..

    please help.

  • ph.bheroo
    • Joey

      IT STOPS AT STEP 7!

  • maaaaan

    whenever i press root the software freezes, is there any tips for how to prevent this in order to root my phone?

  • Dbound4luv

    please my problem is with how can i brows with lg 3d via my laptop data connection like it is in galaxy s as internet pass through

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adu-Kelly/100002697531118 Adu Kelly

    please my problem is with how can i brows with lg 3d via my laptop data connection like it is in galaxy s as internet pass through

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adu-Kelly/100002697531118 Adu Kelly

    please my problem is with how can i brows with lg 3d via my laptop data connection like it is in galaxy s as internet pass through

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ireneusz-Szmalhofer/100000175906083 Ireneusz Szmalhofer

    ph.bheroo
    Worked like a dream Thanks man

  • Kulhgfkft

    how long duz it take

  • Kulhgfkft

    i keep getting to step 6 and then stops responding any help guys

  • Ak1984

    freey on step6 :(

  • Warriorbalji

    hey thanks guysssss

  • costita

    I’ve LG P920 and my call log, messaging & Alarm sound are not working. any ideas?

  • Sergio

    for the people that are stuck on step 5 or 6 whith oneclickinstal use this instead http://vulnfactory.org/public/megatron_windows.zip

    you MUST HAVE all the official lg win drivers as programs installed and then run the megatron in administrator and sit back

    • rizla

      man u are good. thanx upp

    • http://www.facebook.com/ryan.oxley.3154 Ryan Oxley

      Thanks, worked for me

  • anthony

    i try downloading but i cant as my phone wont support data is it because my phone is 3g and 4g

  • Ryan-David

    I Successfully rooted my LG P920 and installed Jelly bean 4.2.2 but it can mount my internal SD card. Mobile network is also not working.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gazmend.ISUFI85 Gazmend Isufi

      can u sen me link to download the jelly bean 4.2.2

    • Chuky

      how to root p920 please write tutorial.

  • Guest

    password for zip

  • alejandro

    sos un grande por fin uno que anda gracias capo, lo intente con todo y este funciono, lg p920h optimus 3d android 2.2.2

  • Chuky

    not working freze on 6 step :(

  • tej

    tried to root and when it finishes it tells me I still don’t have root acces

  • Pasoon

    I am stuck at “daemon” thing by using “superoneclick”!!! Idk what to do! I tried to use z4root but still doesn’t work!

  • james

    what about ICS?

  • james

    It hangs at waiting for devices using this method.

  • Virus

    My antivirus showing virus

  • nana

    password ?