How To Root The LG Revolution On Android 2.2 Froyo


lg-revolution-rootLG Revolution being recently released has been rooted and ready to receive custom recoveries and ROMs. The rooting process is a breeze for those familiar with the terminal in Linux or have knowledge about ADB. However, the process is comprehensively explained and you should have no problem understanding it. So let’s get your LG Revolution rooted!

Now the method has proven success for some users but for some it hasn’t worked. The rooting process involves commands to be entered in the command prompt provided you have ADB installed. Enough said, let’s get on with the rooting.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the Rootkit, extract it to find 3 zip files and copy them to android-sdk-windows\platform-tools.
  2. Connect your phone to the PC and make sure you select Internet Conenction as the USB connection mode. Make sure USB debugging is checked in Menu > Applications > Development.
  3. Now open terminal or command prompt and enter the following commands:
adb push su /data/local/temp

adb push rageagainsthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/temp/rage

adb push busybox /data/local/temp

adb shell


Now wait till you get kicked all the way back to your terminal prompt. If you see the “$”, don’t do anything, just keep waiting. When it’s done you’ll be all the way out of ADB, which you will now need to restart. Enter the following commands:

adb shell

mount -o remount,rw -t etx3 /dev/mmcblk0p12 /system

cd /system/bin

cat /data/local/temp/su > su

cat /data/local/temp/busybox > busybox

chmod 4755 su

chmod 4755 busybox

rm /data/local/temp/su

rm /data/local/temp/busybox

rm /data/local/temp/rage


That’s it! Your phone should reboot and be rooted. Simply download Superuser from the Market and install it on your phone.

[via Android central]


    I tried command prompt but I stucked at first ‘adb shell’ command when I press enter
    $ showed up and I entered ./data/local/temp/rage
    ./data/local/temp/rage : permission denied
    this error showed up ….
    what should i do? help me please

  • Dave

    so is this tutorial working? I want to root mine but I am afraid I will get errors and ruin the phone.

  • You can try rooting it via SuperOneClick if you’re running into trouble with this guide. Apologies for the inconvenience =]

  • Will

    I think the commands
    adb push su /data/local/temp
    adb push busybox /data/local/temp
    need a trailing slash so that su and busybox are put in the temp directory, and not created as the file “temp” in /data/local/

    adb push su /data/local/temp/
    adb push busybox /data/local/temp/

    a “t” is missing in the rageagainst…. file name
    adb push rageagainsthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/temp/rage
    should be

    adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/temp/rage

    why are busybox and su included? They are not in other instructions:

    are they the same as downloading superuser from the market?

    why are the files provided zip archives of already archived binaries?

    finally, when I initially entered shell through abd my prompt was a ‘#’ not the ‘$’ expected. This usually indicates root. I could mount and move files around at whim. Not thinking this might be unusual behavior, I ran rage. My prompt is now a dollar sign. I cannot remount root. I cannot write to /system/bin (as I could before trying to root/running rage). What happened?