How To Root LG Optimus T [ADB Method]

In case you are LG Optimus T user and waiting to root your device, then you can do it now. Folks over at Android Central Forums are out with a root for this device which is not so easy for novices, but serves the purpose really well. So let’s cut the talk short and get straight on rooting your LG Optimus T:

In order to root your LG Optimus T, these are prerequisites and requirements:

Ok, so once you have all the prerequisites fulfilled, you can now follow this guide to root your LG Optimus T:

  • The first step is to download OptimusRoot.zip (2.2 KB File Size) and save it on your desktop.
  • Once downloaded, extract the ZIP file and copy it Android Tools folder created after installing Android SDK.
  • Once you are done with this, connect your phone to the computer via USB cable.
  • Once connected, make sure that you do not mount it as USB Drive. Also enable USB Debugging by launching Settings on your phone and then Applications > Development > USB debugging. Check mark USB debugging in order to enable it.
  • Once done, launch the SDK Manager which should be located in your computer’s C drive within Android-SDK-Windows folder.
  • Now go to Start > CMD and type the following ADB commands:

cd c:\android\tools

adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage


adb shell

chmod 4755 /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage

cd /data/local/tmp ./rageagainstthecage

adb shell

  • Once done, you will see # symbol instead of the $. In case you see the symbol change, then you are ready to move ahead, otherwise repeat the above steps until you make # display.
  • On your phone, launch market and search for SuperUser. Install the app once it shows in the search results. Please note that Superuser is a free app with ChainsDD as it’s developer name.
  • Once downloaded, launch the SuperUser app on your phone and tap the settings tab on top right corner of the application screen on your phone.
  • In the settings drop down menu, scroll down to the last option that says check for updates. tap on this option and wait for the updates to be found.
  • Now exit Superuser and go back to Market on your phone. This time you will need to download Titanium Backup [free edition].
  • Once you have downloaded this app, open it and grant Superuser Permission. Superuser will prompt you for Titanium backup seeking SuperUser access, just tap on the OK button.

And there you go! You now have root on your LG Optimus T. In case you are facing any difficult or need support with this method, you can navigate to the official thread at Android Central Forums. If you are still not clear regarding the instructions in this guide, then it is advised to refrain from rooting unless there is a simpler one click method available.

Disclaimer: AddictiveTips won’t be responsible for any permanent or non permanent damage that might occur to your device due to this process

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  • Marcus

    I rooted mine on November 2nd (day after I bought it) using the “Verizon” LGAndroidDriver found here:
    http://www.lgforum.com/resources
    and following the instructions for SuperOneClick

    • Marcus

      Now it looks like they added the same file under T-Mobile also, but it wasn’t there when I did this

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  • Cliff Sees

    I think I followed the instructions right (after all, you have to create the Android Tools folder in Step 2, in order to do Step 1), but every time I open the Android SDK, it downloads and installs the same files already installed several times, and the cursor in the command box of SDK only blinks and accepts no input. It doesn’t say Start – it doesn’t say anything at all.
    And when I try to run the SDK, it says I have to have my phone plugged into the computer, while your instructions say the opposite.
    I have been exploring many different ways to root my phone, primarily to remove bloatware. So far, nothing’s worked.
    SuperOneClick didn’t work. z4root didn’t work. I know Google/LG/T-Mobile don’t want to make it easy to root a phone, but why is it so hard to find a reliable method to root, that works as advertised?

  • Cliff Sees

    When Android SDK opens, and the files download (again), it tells me that there is “No AVD available.” What’s that, and how do I get one?

  • Cliff Sees

    I did some research and found out what an AVD is, but I can’t create one because I don’t have enough space. THAT’S MY PROBLEM! That’s why I want to root my phone. So the problem cannot be solved because the problem is in the way.
    Tell me again, what’s so wonderful about Android? My next phone will be Windows.

    • Anonymous

      Ha! Enjoy that! I had a windows phone, and it was literally the only piece of hardware I got so frustrated with that I slammed that shit down right in the middle of a busy street.