The LG Esteem gets rooted once again! Once again? Well, apparently LG patched up an existing vulnerability via an OTA update, thereby rendering the existing root exploit pretty much useless. This is not the first time we’ve seen manufacturers do that, and certainly this would not be that last, but for an OS that was built upon the whole appeal of being open source, such moves are now hardly amusing. So not to drift away from the issue at hand, those who updated their LG Esteem can now root their device thanks to Dan Rosenberg. The method is pretty easy and more or less a one click solution, making it a no sweat deal for even the most novice Android user.
The exploit will work for both Windows and Linux / OSX drivers. So here’s what you need in order to root the LG Esteem.
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, make sure you have the ADB drivers installed before proceeding with running the root exploit.
- Download the root package depending on the OS you’re running and extract the contents to a folder.
- Make sure USB Debugging is enabled on the phone under Settings > Applications > Development.
- Once done, connect the device to the computer via USB.
- If you’re on Windows, simply run run.bat from the package that you extracted.
- If on Linux or OSX, simply run the run.sh file from within the terminal to get the rooting process running.
Now that you have your device rooted, you may like to see our guide on the top 15 apps to install on a rooted Android device. Additionally, you can now install ClockworkMod recovery on your device as well via ROM Manager from the Market. You can see our guide on what is ClockworkMod recovery as well to understand what custom recoveries can do for your rooted devices.