How to Root LG Optimus G Pro E985

You can expect many awesome surprises from LG Optimus G Pro E985 if you decide to root it. One of the rooting tools at your disposal is the one we’re recommending in this post. If this procedure interests you, allow us to show you how it’s done!

To be able to have a rooted LG Optimus G Pro E985, we suggest using SRSRoot. This dedicated app is recommended by all of its goodies; a list of which is given in this post later on. First, you have to know that this software is free and you can use it if you ever want to revoke your handset’s root access. The app is powered by an SRS Server. Also, it works with every Android version that’s been launched till now. Your handset’s sporting an Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. This tool’s compatibility doesn’t stop here; the app is also suitable for many Build IDs. Including the one we chose for this procedure: JZO54K.LG-Optimus-G-Pro-E985

The benefits of this procedure

If you haven’t been impressed with your device’s CPU speed, the rooting will certainly improve the quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300 processor. The handset you’re rooting with this guide is available as LG Optimus G Pro F240, LG Optimus G Pro L-04E, LG Optimus G Pro E980 and LG Optimus G Pro E986 for Europe. It came out last year for the first time.

Apart from your phone, many other models are compatible with this app; no matter the manufacturer which released them.

Now for the list of novelties. Your LG Optimus G Pro E985 will deal with custom ROMs and battery tweaks. Then you will notice superuser and admin permission along with root-only apps. Root access also means tweaks for customization purposes. The battery life of your phone will receive improvement, too; there are a lot of tweaks for that. No bloatware in sight, though. Another pro of getting the SRSRoot: your handset is protected against security problems.

After the smartphone gains root access, one major thing will happen. It involves the warranty: the latter shall quickly be revoked. The handset will be affected in one way or another if an upgrade’s performed. Root access, for one, will be revoked. Second: the handset will no longer contain a system partition. Luckily it will preserve its data; the internal and external SD cards will encounter no damage, either.


Pre-requisites are a must-have for the success of every procedure. If you’re ready for them, take a look below:

  • a backup or several should be performed if you want to save the data on the LG Optimus G Pro E985;
  • your notebook needs to sport USB drivers for this phone model on it;
  • they’re on this page so go there to download them on your device;
  • a full NANDroid backup is greatly needed;
  • your handset has to own a fully charged battery;
  • the kind of OS on your laptop must be Windows;
  • open your phone’s security programs;
  • deactivate them all;
  • open the laptop’s own security software;
  • turn it off;
  • turn on USB Debugging on the handset.

Step by step instructions

You’re now about to find out how a rooting functions. The process will end successfully if you follow some steps.

  1. Time for the first step. According to it, you’d better download the SRSRoot on a laptop. Stop on this page to find the download link that needs to clicked on.
  2. After you start the download, have patience till the app is on your device. Install it, then launch it. Do this next: open Menu, tap Settings and activate Unknown Sources. The last option is under Settings.
  3. You have to do the following: activate USB Debugging. This certain option had to be enabled before; if you turned it on back then, no need to do it again. Just connect the smartphone to the other device.
  4. [sc name=”banner-jos”]The establishing of a connection must happen via your handset’s USB cord. When the devices are plugged to one another, do this: tap Root Device (All Methods). 15 minutes will pass before the rooting ends.
  5. The rooting may not go that well. In such a scenario, you should repeat the steps.
  6. If you have no problems with the process, restart the handset by enabling the option called Reboot System Now. Then let the rebooting happen.

End this post by exploring all the goodies made available thanks to the rooting. If you don’t want to have them anymore, use the SRSRoot; it will provide a great way to unroot the E985.

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