How to: One-click root for AT&T LG Optimus G Pro (LGE980)

As we have previously predicted, the root has been achieved in AT&T LG Optimus G Pro (E980) with easy one-click solution, using a root exploit previously built for its predecessor (Optimus G – E970). This can be said to be fast, since as we know this latest android smartphone from LG just introduced in February and became available in April 2013.


The LGE980 come with the top hardware specs to date for example Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait, 2GB of RAM, 3140 mAh battery and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. But to get the most out of your LG Optimus G Pro, you can consider rooting your phone. With root privileges, you will be able to perform a variety of software tweaks such as remove bloatware, overclocking and others. Additionally we can also perform full backup including installed apps + data from the play store, save phone settings, all of these we couldn’t carry out without root access.

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To root LG Optimus G Pro (E980) is very easy and takes place in just minutes, even folks who are new to android smartphone will be able to get it done without hassles. You can read the brief guide below:

  1. Make sure your phone has enough battery, around 25% or more.
  2. Install the proper device drivers for your specific device, this is needed for your computer to recognize your phone.
  3. Enable USB debugging so that the root exploit can identify the cell phone, and also allow Unknown sources to let you install non-market apps, all options are on the Settings -> General.
  4. Connect your LGE980 to PC via USB cable, and put it into “Charge only” (Settings -> General -> PC Connection -> USB Connection type).
  5. Download root exploit from here (zip packaged), and extract it with 7zip/Winzip/Winrar.
  6. Open extracted files, find CurrentRoot.bat and the rooting process will run automatically, change the PC connection to Media sync (MTP) mode when prompted. Wait until you see “You are now properly rooted”


When the rooting process is successful, then you will see a new app titled SuperSU installed, in case the app update has been available on the Play store, we advise to update it as soon as possible. To verify if your LG Optimus G Pro (E980) have been rooted, you can get a root checker from Play store. Follow a guide on xda by carret in case you’ve any issue regarding this exploit.


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4 Responses

  1. lucien
    June 22, 2014 at 9:24 PMReply

    I get getting this error:

    [*] Waiting for device…(Connect your LGOG via USB in Charge Only Mode)
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    [*] Device found.
    Beginning Root Process
    Now change from Charge Only to MTP
    No need to disconnect USB
    Press Enter after making the change.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    adbd cannot run as root in production builds
    error: device not found
    If uid=0(root), gid=0(root) is displayed
    Press Enter to Continue
    Press any key to continue . . .
    3809 KB/s (1085140 bytes in 0.278s)
    mount: permission denied (are you root?)
    cp: can’t create ‘/system/xbin/busybox’: Read-only file system
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/xbin/su’: Read-only file system
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/Superuser.apk’: Read-only file system
    Unable to chown /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
    Any suggestions?

  2. sabotag
    July 9, 2014 at 6:09 AMReply

    Hey, Lucien!
    for an new firmware you need to use a little different root method from this thread


    • Evoulex
      June 19, 2015 at 6:08 PMReply

      When it reboots, it shows the LG logo for a second, then it shows a fallen Android man with a red triangle. PLEASE HELP ME!

  3. Pravin
    May 10, 2015 at 4:48 AMReply

    Thank you! for the below link. It worked.

    “Hey, Lucien!
    for an new firmware you need to use a little different root method from this thread


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