Easy way to root LG Optimus Exceed with one click tool

The Verizon LG Optimus Exceed is formerly known as LG Lucid 4G which was released last year, but now VZW rebrand it to Optimus Exceed and sell it as a prepaid smartphone only for US $109.99, the price is quite affordable for a 4-inches phone with dual-core CPU and pre-loaded with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Although not a flagship phone and haven’t any development, the LG Optimus Exceed has achieved root access, using a root exploit from the other LG smartphone.


The exploit for LG Spectrum can be used on this phone might be because both phones have identical firmware (ICS), so that we can root LG Optimus Exceed (VS840PP) with one click tool that has been available. Once rooted we will be able to get the most out of this smartphone including removing bloatware or pre-installed apps, performing a full backup of apps and settings or even overclock it to make it faster than before.

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Below is a step by step on how to make our Verizon LG Optimus Exceed has root privileges, be sure to follow the guide in sequence and don’t forget to backup your important data before starting the rooting process.

  1. Get the proper device drivers from LG’s official support site and search by category to find your device (LG VZW_United_WHQL_v2.11.1.exe).
  2. Enable USB debugging and Unknown sources on phone’s settings.
  3. Connect the device to a PC via USB cable, and set USB connectivity to Ethernet mode.
  4. Download the zip packaged root exploit tool (LG_Spectrum_ICS.zip) then extract it.
  5. Locate “windows-install.bat” and execute it by double clicking it.

A CMD window will show up, follow all the commands that you see on the root tool and make sure you pay attention to the whole rooting process of LG Optimus Exceed. Once everything goes well then you will see a new app installed titled Superuser.



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7 Responses

  1. Jay
    October 7, 2013 at 1:38 PMReply

    Root completed thanks!….Do you know if CWM reccovery through ROM Manager for the LG spectrum will work on the LG exceed?….or any links to install CWM on the Exceed would be greatly appreciated!

  2. mlyall95
    November 15, 2013 at 1:45 AMReply

    did what was said to do it run says enjoy that root but nothing on phone why help

  3. angel
    May 25, 2014 at 7:09 PMReply

    How can I root lg optimus excced 2

  4. alvin
    July 24, 2014 at 3:38 PMReply

    i need help i cant root lg optimus exceed 1

  5. Ashok Das
    May 31, 2015 at 3:08 AMReply

    hello!someone help me.i cant rooted my LG optimus LTE L-01D.now at present im useing 4.0.4 ICS rom.please help me.

  6. dvboy
    September 20, 2015 at 5:25 AMReply

    Norton reports intrusion attempt while downloading LG_Spectrum_ICS.zip 9/20/2015.

    • Robbie S.
      September 20, 2015 at 7:58 PMReply

      Maybe due to dev-host’s intrusive ads. Click the round button.

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