Quickly root T-Mobile LG Leon (H345) with one-click tool, should work on MetroPCS model too

LG released quite a lot of mid-range Android smartphone this year, along with the G Stylo, previously LG also released several devices including LG Leon, Logos and Escape 2. In the US the LG Leon released together with T-Mobile and MetroPCS.


The Leon is a downgraded version of G Stylo as it comes with only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, the display size is also much smaller at 4.5 inches, the rest have similar specifications, which include processor and Android version.

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There is another good news for geek users, root for T-Mobile LG Leon (H345) can be obtained easily, the MetroPCS variants (MS345) also managed to achieve root, and now you have a chance to get the most out of this phone. With the root, we can do some awesome stuff that can only be done by devices with superuser privileges, such as backup, freeze and remove bloatware apps with Titanium Backup, improves battery life with Greenify, and even more.

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The superuser access on this phone can be obtained by using the well-known LG tool. The tool Also available in one-click solution, so it is suitable for those who have never done root before. There is no need to worry about this utility, it’s have been tested with dozens of LG devices running Lollipop (Android 5.0.x) and successfully rooted in a matter of minutes, however, it sometimes does not work on the first attempt.


UPDATE!!, Don’t use it when the phone running Android 5.1.x OTA (Lollipop), someone said that Kingroot can root it.

Because it is a one-click tool, it is not too difficult to do so. Here is a brief guide:

  1. Prepare your Windows computer, it’s required to run the tool.
  2. Get the latest LG USB drivers and install it on your computer.
  3. Download newest version of LG one click tool v1.3 (GUI method) or the script method.
  4. USB debugging should be enabled, go to Settings to allow it.
  5. Run the by double-clicking the LG_One_Click_Root_by_avicohh.exe (GUI) or the bat file (script).
  6. Connect LG Leon to computer and set it to MTP.
  7. Just follow any given instructions.

As mentioned above, sometimes it failed on the first try, just try it again several times or look at the manual method. Some folks also managed to get root with Kingroot app, if you trust this app you can also give it a shot.


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3 Responses

  1. leon
    July 22, 2015 at 8:00 AMReply

    dont do it does not work you will brick your leon

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      Robbie S.
      July 22, 2015 at 8:37 AMReply

      The script should work with Android 5.0.x (Initial firmware) not 5.1.x (Lollipop OTA) as it could brick the phone.

  2. Win2Lin
    April 23, 2016 at 7:22 AMReply

    I tried this on my LG Leon LTE (H345, T-Mobile) and it bricked my phone! DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU HAVE LOLLIPOP 5.1.X! I had to follow a very specific “unbrick guide” on the XDA forums in order to make my phone usable again. I almost gave up!

    Here is the guide for reference: http://forum.xda-developers.com/general/general/guide-unbrick-t-mobile-lg-leon-t3155137

    Follow it EXACTLY, using the very links provided, and make sure you have a working USB cable and USB ports on your Windows PC. If you use Linux or Mac, find a friend who uses Windows, as I doubt this will work through a virtual machine, such as VirtualBox.

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