Do you own more than one device running Android? If you do own the LG L70 as well as another device, you might be interested in installing the DataSync application. The DataSync app lets users sync all data between devices so you do not have to spend hours searching for ways you can transfer your data across the devices any longer.
The DataSync app works either over WiFi, DropBox or FTP. The FTP service is something we website owners are familiar with for getting our website files working on our servers. You can learn a similar service with your Android device.
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
- Visit the official webpage from here: http://towelroot.com.
- You are agreeing to void the LG warranty when you root the LG L7-0 device. You can flash the right stock ROM back on the L70 device and get the warranty working again. That’s how you must unroot the device if you ever want to return it back the way it was before following this guide.
Rooting the LG Optimus L70
- Turn on the Known Sources option for the L70 by pointing to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Open the Google Chrome web browser and point to the Towelroot.com webpage you can see in the files section above.
- Once you have the Towelroot webpage loaded, scroll down until you can see the red Lambda symbol and tap your finger on the Lambda.
- Save the tr.apk file to your L70 device.
- Swipe from the top of your L70 display and pull down the notification shade.
- Tap the “download complete” notification.
- Tap over the button that says ‘Install‘.
- Swipe down from the top of the LG L70 display one more time and tap on the “Installation Complete” to open the Towelroot app.
- Tap on the Make it Ra1n button.
- Wait until the app pings you back and tells you that you have successfully rooted the LG L70 smartphone and you do not need to reboot the device.
- Open the Google Play Store app from your app drawer and browse for the SuperSU app. Install the SuperSU app by ClockworkMod or by Chainfire.
- Follow thew prompts to install the SuperSU application on your device and accept any SU binary updates if it asks.
- Once done, you will be able to leave the Play Store app and see the SuperSU app on your device. Keep that app always there while you have root access with the Towelroot app because it is keeping the malware out of your system. Only grant root permissions to apps you know are real and legitimate apps. Block access to anything that looks suspicious or that you do not know what it is.
- Open the Google Play Store application one last time and install the root checker app. Once you have the root checker, open the app and check that your LG Optimus L70 smartphones does have the root access granted.
Now you can start installing your root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store like the DataSync app.