The LG Optimus F7 was first announced back in February last year during MWC 2013, sporting a 4.7-inches HD display. The LG Optimus F7 is a decent mid-range device running on a 1.5GHz dual-core chipset and 1GB RAM. Thanks to alephzain from xda-developers, there is now a simple and fool-proof way to root LG Optimus F7. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root LG Optimus F7 using a one-click-root app called Framaroot.
Disclaimer : During the process of rooting, there is always a risk for you to brick your Android device. So if you choose to root your device, you are doing it at your own risk! Your device warranty will also be voided after rooting.
Prerequisites before you begin rooting LG Optimus F7
- Download the Framaroot apk to your PC.
- Make sure you have downloaded and installed the necessary USB driver on your PC. If you have not do so, you can download it here.
- Make sure there is at least 50% battery remaining on your device.
- Go to Settings > Security > Make sure you have checked on the Unknown Sources checkbox.
- Back up the LG Optimus F7 smartphone.
Follow the steps below on how to root LG Optimus F7
- Connect the LG Optimus F7 to your PC using an appropriate USB cable.
- Copy the Framaroot apk from your PC to your device’s SD card.
- Open the file explorer app ( if you don’t have one on your device, then you may want to download either Astro File Manager / ES File Explorer ) and install the Framaroot apk by tapping on its icon.
- Open the Framaroot app on your LG Optimus F7 smartphone.
- From the Framaroot app, select the Install Superuser option under the Select an action to execute after root section as shown above.
- In the next section, choose the Gandalf exploit to root LG Optimus F7.
- Once the app has rooted your device, you should see a success pop-up like the one above.
- Reboot your smartphone.
- Congratulation! You’ve just rooted LG Optimus F7!
Now, you’re free to install custom ROMs as well as recovery on the LG Optimus F7. In the meantime, stay tune for more how to root tutorials!