If you are rocking an LG G Bello smartphone and you wish to have root access on it, you have come to the right place.
Root access has been achieved on the LG G Bello using the Vroot universal app that lets users root a number of Android phones on their computer. The app only requires you to press a single button and it should begin rooting your phone. Once root’s done, you will have all the freedom to customize your phone the way you want.
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
- In order to do this tutorial, you must have a computer that runs Windows. It is because the tool that you are going to use to root your LG L Bello is only available for the Windows OS.
- This uses a tool called Vroot to gain root access on your phone.
- You should have LG USB drivers installed on your Windows computer. If they are not, install them first.
- Download Vroot to your computer. It is what will help you root your phone.
Rooting the LG L Bello
- Double-click on the Vroot setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the tool on your computer.
- Unlock the developer options menu on your phone by going to Menu->Settings->About phone on your phone and tapping on Build number for 7-8 times until it says you are a developer.
- Go to Menu->Settings->Developer options on your phone and turn on the USB debugging option.
- Once USB debugging is enabled on your phone, plug in your phone to your computer using a compatible USB cable.
- Launch Vroot by double-clicking on its executable file.
- The tool will first try to recognize your phone. If the drivers for your phone are properly installed on your computer, it should not have any issues recognizing your phone.
- When the tool has detected your phone, click on the Root button to start the root process.
- Wait for the tool to gain root access on your phone. It should not take too long.
- When the tool’s done rooting your phone, reboot your phone for the changes to take effect.
- When your phone reboots, check out your app drawer and see if SuperSU exists there. If it does, you are all set.
- Your phone is now rooted!
Excellent! Your LG L Bello smartphone is now rooted and equipped with the SuperSU app to help you run and manage root-requiring apps on your phone.
If you are still concerned about root access, download and install the Root Checker app on your phone and it will verify the proper root permissions on your phone. If it says you have root, you have root.
Now that you have rooted your phone, it is time to install a custom recovery on it. To do that, head over to our how to install a custom recovery on the LG L Bello tutorial and it will teach you how you can get a custom recovery up and running on your phone in the most simplest way.
A custom recovery adds a feather to the cap by letting you flash a custom ROM and a custom kernel, allowing you to back up your system, and letting you do such similar tasks on your phone. It is a must if you plan to change your current ROM with a custom one.
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