Quite a while back we covered a rooting guide for the LG G-Slate on Honeycomb 3.0. The device itself boasted some really impressive hardware specs but found itself ignored from that point onwards. No custom ROMs, lack of custom recoveries, so much so that users had almost lost hope. Then came the update to 3.1 and wham! Users lost all root access. Luckily enough, it wasn’t all too bad for the G-Slate as a solution to root the device running Honeycomb 3.1 was made available. If you’re still stuck on 3.0 in fear of loosing root access on 3.1 or made the jump to 3.1 and are in wait, read on to get your G-Slate rooted now.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- To begin, download the root.zip, recovery and Fastboot packages from the links above.
- Extract the recovery and place it in the folder where fastboot.exe is.
- Copy the root.zip package to the root of your SD card.
- Boot the device into fastboot mode and connect it to the computer via USB.
- Open command prompt or terminal, navigate to the location of fastboot.exeand enter the following commands (For Windows and Linux respectively):
fastboot oem unlock fastboot boot recovery.img
./fastboot oem unlock ./fastboot boot recovery.img
- In the recovery, navigate to Install ZIP from sdcard > Choose ZIP from sdcard and select the root.zip package.
- Once the file is flashed, reboot the device and cross your fingers.
All done, when the device boots back up, you should have root access on your G-Slate running Android 3.1 Honeycomb. To verify whether root has been achieved or not, download and install Root Checker form the Android Market.