IOroot has been successful to gain root on the LG G Pro 2 and you would definitely be happy to know that if you happen to have that phone.

Root gives you tons of options to customize your phone, and if you have not rooted your phone yet, you should definitely do that right away using the following guide.

LG G Pro 2

What Is Rooting the Android Operating System?

When you buy a new smartphone, you might not know it, but the Android operating system is in a “locked” state. For the most part, it will not make much difference to you: most apps are still available to use, and there are benefits to this locked state such as better security. When you root the Android operating system, you are gaining full administrative rights over the OS.

Why Would You Want to Root Android?

Gaining full administrative rights over the operating system has some perks to some people. For example, out of the millions of applications available on Google Play, some of them will not be able to run on your device unless it has root access. Until you have a specific need for wanting Android rooted, you probably want to leave Android as it comes out of the box. But if you need to unlock an app, then that is when you want to look into rooting methods. Using more apps is only one example of why you may want root access, here is the full list of benefits:

  • Unlock more applications. Some of the apps available for Android cannot run unless you have root access. This is because the app’s features cannot run without the root permissions because the features require the full system access before they can be useful.
  • Better battery life. Smartphones are great, but they have one caveat, which is each time you recharge the battery, it loses some of its overall lifespan. That means smartphones, in general, do not make great investments, and if your weekly paycheck is low, you will want to limit the number of smartphones you go through. One of the ways you can do that is by removing bloatware and creating a better battery life.
  • Bolster performance. If you are the budget-conscious shopper, you may want to increase the device’s performance. This can be done by removing the bloatware as well. The more processes you have running, the more memory that is used. By removing some of the apps, it can help lighten the load on your hardware.
  • Customize Android with themes. With root access, you can download and install any theme that’s at your disposal. That includes any customized theme you can find.

What Are the Risks of Rooting?

If you are buying a smartphone that is not running iOS, then it is probably the Android operating system that you want running as the ideal software to pair with your shiny new hardware. It is, in fact, the Android OS that offers you the chance to customize the OS considerably more than iOS: custom themes, run any app you know about, the works. For many users, the “openness” of an operating system is important, because it offers them more freedom which means running into fewer problems with their investments. But there is a reason iOS likes a far more locked approach: the ability to customize is not for everyone, and if you do not know what you are doing it can lead to a lot of problems which can define your time with the OS rather than freedom.

With power (full admin permissions) comes greater responsibility. Here are some of the main risk factors when it comes to rooting:

  • Malware becomes a larger threat. You might read the occasional news article about how new malware is wreaking havoc in parts of the world on Android. But the Android operating system with root access becomes considerably more vulnerable to exploits because applications are no longer prisoned off in their own sandbox environments. This means if you accidentally download malware, it can do more damage because it can spread throughout the operating system and even jump into other applications and potentially view sensitive data.
  • You can accidentally brick the smartphone. There is always a chance that you end up bricking the smartphone before you had the opportunity to use it with root access. That is because if you are going to brick it, it is going to happen during the rooting process.
  • You may void the warranty. Most manufacturers do not allow you to root the Android operating system and still get to bring it in for repairs under warranty. Whether they are legally meant to do that or not is another question, but it is now common knowledge that most do not want to help you if they find out you have unlocked the OS with root access.

Files You Need

  1. This procedure works on all the major operating systems including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
  2. If you are on Windows, make sure you have installed Verizon (if you are with Verizon) or Other drivers on your computer.
  3. This uses the IOroot method to gain root access on the phone.
  4. Download IOroot to your computer.

Rooting the LG G Pro 2

  1. Extract files from IORoot over to your computer by right-clicking on the IOroot archive and selecting Extract here. It should make the root files ready for your use.
  2. On your phone, head to Menu->Settings->About phone and tap on Build number for 7-8 times and it will say you are a developer. That should unlock the developer options menu on your phone.
  3. Now, head to Menu->Settings->Developer options and turn on the option that says USB debugging.
  4. When USB debugging has been enabled, plug in your phone to your computer using a suitable USB cable.
  5. If you are on Windows, double-click on root.bat and the tool should launch.
    If you are on Mac, run the following commands using Terminal:
    cd into /IOroot/mac/ folder
    chmod +x root.sh
    ./root.sh

    If you are on Linux, run the following commands:
    cd into /IOroot/ folder
    chmod +x root.sh
    ./root.sh
  6. When the tool launches, follow the on-screen instructions for rooting your phone.
  7. Wait for the tool to gain root access on your phone.
  8. When the tool’s done rooting your phone, reboot your phone.
  9. You are all done!

Your LG G Pro 2 should now be rooted, and you can now go ahead and get your phone loaded with your favourite root-requiring apps.

What most users do after rooting their phone is load tons of apps on their phones without realizing that doing so can cause the phone to slow down, which you will definitely not like to do. So, to avoid the slow down, make sure you go slowly, install a few apps at a time and see how they work for you. Also, keep in mind that root-requiring apps have access to the system files on the phone, so they can even brick your phone. While using these root-requiring apps, make sure you do not go too much beyond a normal limit or it will become difficult for you to get back to the stock condition.

So, that was about what you could get after rooting your phone. You would also be glad to know that you can even flash a custom recovery on your phone when you are rooted. Yes, a custom recovery lets you change the entire OS on your phone for a new and better experience. You can follow our how to install a custom recovery on the LG G Pro 2 tutorial to learn how you can flash a custom recovery on your phone.

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