If you want to root your LG L90 smartphone, it’s because you want access to more apps. Once you get full system access to your apps, you can start installing much more powerful apps. The Root Call Blocker is just one of those apps which you can install.
The Root Call Blocker not only blocks call from numbers you do not want calling your phone, but it does so in a way that completely blocks out the number calling. If you have ever tried one of the other popular call blocking apps, you will know that they always still ring for at least one ring. That’s never going to happen with the Root Call Blocker.
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
- Point the Google Chrome web browser on your LG L90 device to this website during the guide: http://towelroot.com.
- The following guide roots the LG L90 with the model number D410 only. You must point your device to the Menu > Settings > About Device > look at the model number and check that it matches up with the D410 model.
- Furthermore, these steps only root the LG L90 if you are running Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Those of you running Android 4.4.3 or Android 4.4.4 must downgrade to Android 4.4.2 KitKat to follow this guide.
Rooting the LG L90 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat
- It’s important you have the Unknown Sources option enabled on your LG L90 device before doing anything else. Do that by pointing the L90 to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources.
- Open your Google Chrome web browser and enter the Towelroot URL from the files section above.
- Wait for the Towelroot homepage to load and look for the red Lambda.
- Click the red Lambda symbol and the one-click rooting application will download on your device.
- Follow the prompts to install that app on your device. Eventually you will be able to open the app — do that now.
- Tap the “Make it Ra1n” button.
- The rooting exploit is now rooting your L90 smartphone.
- Wait until you can see the “you should have root, no reboot required” message on the display.
- Open the Google Play Store app on your phone and search for the SuperSU app made by Chainfire.
- Update the SU Binary if it asks you to do that during the SuperSU installation process. Likewise, grant any permissions to the superuser.
Now your LG L90 is rooted and you have SuperSU. The SuperSU app must remain on your device because it keeps you protected from malware. All you need to do is make sure you do not allow root access to any malware you download when it prompts you on the screen. Do not grant root access to any app you do not recognize as a trusted app.