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If you own an LG Optimus One P500 and you’d like to root it, you’re in luck. Though the phone may not have as many rooting methods as other Android phones, there has been a number that have gained some popularity.
Why bother to root your LG Optimus One P500, you ask. This can probably shed some light: Rooting for Dummies: A Beginner’s Guide to Rooting Your Android Device.
Check out the rest of this post for a comprehensive tutorial on how to root your LG Optimus One P500.
The first method is the rather popular SuperOneClick tool developed by CLShortFuse, a recognized developer on XDA Developers. This rooting tool is rather popular as it’s compatible with almost all Android phones out there. The tool is also constantly being updated to include new root exploits.
Using SuperOneClick tool, you can root your LG Optimus One P500 phones running on Android 2.2 and 2.2.1 Froyo.
For LG Optimus One P500 phones running on Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread, some users have reported being unable to root it using SuperOneClick v2.3.3, while others have reported it working just fine for them. Should SuperOneClick 2.3.3 not work for your LG Optimus One P500, then download SuperOneClick v1.9.5 and try using that to root.
This method is extremely easy. If this is your first time rooting an Android phone, this tool allows you to literally do it in one click.
If you’d like to try another method, z4root is your next choice. Another one-click rooting tool, this was developed by a senior member of XDA Developers, RyanZA. This method, however, is known to work only if your LG Optimus One P500 runs on Android 2.2 Froyo.
Users who have upgraded to higher versions of Android will need to downgrade to be able to enjoy root access. Some users have reported that z4root worked on their stock Android 2.2 Froyo but lost root when they upgraded to official Android 2.2.2 Froyo.
z4root, according to the developer, is 100% safe. Nothing on your disk will be changed except for the root binaries, so if anything goes wrong, simply reboot the device and that should fix up any issues.
z4root comes with a temporary root option which should work on 99% of available Android devices, according to the developer.
To get z4root to work properly, you must enable USB Debugging on your LG Optimus One P500.
Originally z4root was available on the Google Play Store, but it seems to have been removed. You can download z4root 1.3.0 (z4root.1.3.0.apk, 955.5 kB) from here. Install the application on your phone, launch the z4root app on your phone, and tap on the “Root” button in the app. That easy, yes.
Last but not the least, you can root your LG Optimus One P500 using Gingerbreak. This rooting method works for Android 2.2 to 2.2.2 versions. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for Android 2.3.3 or 2.3.4. To try this method, you’ll need to do the following:
Congratulations! You’ve successfully rooted your LG Optimus One P500.