How To Root LG Optimus 2X On Android 2.2 Froyo

So you want to install a custom ROM or a android app that needs root access to function on your LG Optimus 2X, and hence looking for rooting it? Fortunately, there are one-click tools for rooting your LG Optimus 2X that makes your life simpler. Below are the rooting guides:



Disclaimer: Proceed at your own risk. We are not responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged during the process.

There are mixed responses regarding various rooting techniques. That’s the reason we are giving two methods. Try first method initially and if it fails try the other one.


You need to have working USB connection between your LG Optimus 2X and computer. You may install LG Drivers on your computer or setup ADB.


1. Download SuperOneClick on to your computer and extract the content.

2. Put your LG Optimus 2X into “USB Debugging Mode”. To do it, go to “Applications”—> “Settings” –> “Applications” –> “Development” –> and check the box “USB debugging”.

3. Connect the phone to your computer using USB Cable.

4. Open the extracted folder content “SuperOneClickvx.x.x-ShortFuse” and run the executable “SuperOneClick.exe”.

4. Click on “Root” button.

That’s it. As simple as that. Your LG Optimus 2X should get rooted in few seconds!


1. Download Z4root App on to your computer and unzip the contents.

2. The z4root App comes in APK format. Install the App on your phone. If you are new for installation of APK format apps, follow our guide on how to install Off market Apps in Android phone.

3. After installation, launch the z4root app on your phone.

4. Z4 Root gives you two options of rooting. Tap on “Permanent Root”.

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5. The app will automatically root your LG Optimus 2X.

Note: Many users have faced problem at this step. The device hangs up at first stage saying “Running exploit in order to obtain root access…”. If you are also struck up at this stage, simply reboot your device and launch the app again.

6. This will follow with following messages: “Acquiring root shell…” and “ Please wait while root operations complete…”. Don’t do anything at this point.

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7. You phone will automatically reboot.

After reboot is complete, you will see a new icon “Superuser” in the screen. This means your device is successfully rooted. Enjoy!

Do share your experience on which one of the two methods worked for you using comments below.

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7 Responses

  1. jelv says:

    it’s not work

    1 and 2

    I made it step by step

  2. nothing says:

    exploit in order to obtain root access…”. and i reboot it still dont work

  3. Grizlly says:

    Z4ROOT does not work with android froyo 2.2.2, have it on LG Optimus One. It works on version 2.2.1 and older. If U have any idea how to root my LG pls send me on mail, thanks

  4. Paulde says:

    Try gingerbreak it worked for me.
    super oneclick could not use it as my pc is linux and z4root failed

  5. KOKOG50 says:


  6. Incognyto says:

    rooted super fast with superone click I have 2.2.2 worked like a dream.  superuser icon showed couldn’t su in my terminal but rebooted and everything works great!! 🙂 … CM7 NEXT  can’t wait!!!