It’s only been a couple of months since LG launched the G Flex 2 smartphone, and we now have a root method to gain root-access on the device to get the best powers out of it. Rooting lets you do many things on your device that aren’t possible to do on an unrooted device. For example, you can add your own icons to the menu, install a custom recovery, uninstall system apps, and so on once you’re rooted.

If that lures you to root your device, here’s our tutorial that walks you through the steps to root the LG G Flex 2:

LG G Flex 2

Files You Need

1. Download and install LG Drivers on your computer, if you haven’t done so yet. These drivers will help your computer to recognize your device.

2. Download Root Package to your computer. It contains all the files you need to gain root-access on your LG G Flex 2.

Rooting the LG G Flex 2

1. Extract files from Root Package to your computer by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.

2. Head to Menu->Settings->About phone on your device and tap on Build number for about 7-8 times until it says you’re a developer.

3. When it says you’re a developer, head back to Settings and tap on Developer options. Turn on the USB debugging option and exit the Settings menu.

4. Plug in your phone to your computer using a USB cable.

5. Double-click on root file that you extracted from the archive and wait for it to do its process.

6. During the root-process, your phone should reboot and the tool should say it’s unable to find your phone. When that happens, unplug your phone from your computer and turn it off, hold down Volume UP and plug it back to your computer.

7. Let the tool do the remaining processes to root your device.

8. Reboot your device when it’s rooted.

9. You’re done.

That was the easiest root method to gain root on the LG G Flex 2. If you wish to check if the tutorial went well, please use the Root Checker app and let it verify the proper root-access for you.

Most people have heard about rooting the Andriod operating system, but they don’t often know how many ways one can root a device. Some devices only get the one working rooting method available while others get two or three or maybe even four. There are some reasons why that differs from the difficulty to get the job done to the amount of people using the device.

At the end of the day, it does not matter what way you choose to root the device if all you want to do is install the root apps. People who wanted to do more than that such as install a custom ROM or custom kernel need to install a custom recovery image, and that is why many people choose to install a custom recovery and then flash SuperSU. However, those who just root to install the root apps don’t need to bother with that, and a one-click rooting tool like the CF-Auto-Root works just fine.

The amount of root apps that can be installed is nearly countless, and the number of things you can do with them is vast. Many people root so they can find better ways of backing up the data, to get a total automation experience, to make the battery last longer, to make installing custom ROMs and custom kernels easier and so forth. If you don’t know why you want to root, or you think there might be other useful reasons for you to get root access on your Android, then you can read out guide devoted to going through most of the things that you can do with a rooted Android operating system.

Furthermore, now that you know why you want to be the root user over the Android operating system that runs on your mobile device you need to know what applications are available out there for you to run that makes those things happen. You can read our other guide that goes through what many of the best root applications for Android are and remember those names from the list that you want to try.