There certainly is no dearth of methods to root the LG Optimus 2X P990 but with so many out there, which ones are really the most reliable? To help you save time on digging through tons of links on Google and the XDA Developers forum, we’ve gone ahead and done that for you. We’re presenting two methods of rooting, the first using XDA Developers forum member doomi007′s short and simple technique using CLShortFuse’s SuperOneClick Tool. The second method uses ADB, and yes, that means you’ll have to play around with some command prompts.
No rooting guide is complete without ClockworkMod Recovery and our guide for that has been provided by XDA Developers forum member Paul O’Brien. It’s an unofficial release, though, hence the custom coloring, but it should do the trick.
If you’re excited to root your LG Optimus 2X P990 and to install custom recovery, keep reading for our step-by-step guide.
If you’ve successfully gained root access, continue to installing custom recovery. If you were not able to gain access through the SuperOneClick tool, then please root your phone using the ADB method.
This method will work only for the LG Optimus 2X not running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
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
mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system
/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
Reboot your LG Optimus 2X and it should now be fully rooted. Let’s continue to install custom recovery on your device.
chmod +x install-clockworkmod-mac.sh
chmod +x install-clockworkmod-linux.sh
Congratulations! You now have root and custom recovery on your LG Optimus 2X P990. You can launch into Recovery Mode by holding down the Volume Down and the Power buttons until recovery loads. Go on ahead and enjoy the number of custom ROMs, mods, tweaks and hacks that the Android community’s got to offer.