Filed Under (LG Android Phones, LG G2, LG Phone Problem and Solution) by lg-phones on 02-04-2014

I know there are a lot of guides on how to root the Sprint LG G2 LS980, but unfortunately I have not seen a guide that is clear enough to beginners that know nothing about Android. So, I decide to post a guide on how to root the Sprint LG G2 LS980 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and put it in your hands.

Caution: I’m not responsible if something went wrong on your phone, you’re doing this on your own responsibility.

All things you will need:

How to Root Sprint LG G2 LS980 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat:

  1. Download and extract the IOroot25 zip
  2. Make sure your phone is in USB Debugging mode. Plug phone to PC.
  3. Set USB mode to Charging only
  4. Make sure ADB has been installed, and ADB has the proper permission
  5. Run script and follow the onscreen instructions.
    • Windows: Double-click on root.bat
    • Linux: cd into IOroot folder -> chmod +x root.sh -> ./root.sh
    • Mac: cd into /IOroot/mac folder -> chmod +x root.sh -> ./root.sh
  6. Confirm root with rootchecker.

Manual Root Method:

  1. Follow the steps 1-4 above
  2. Open command window, type:
    • adb devices
    • adb reboot recovery (when booted in recovery, select: ‘apply update from adb’ with power button)
    • adb sideload kk_root.zip
  3. reboot when zip finishes flashing. done.
  4. Confirm root with rootchecker.

PS: This guide works on all versions of the Sprint LG G2.

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Jenni on 31 May, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

This question will show exactly how novice I am. Do I need to download the drivers, root, sdk, and checker to my desktop or phone? Also, the main reason I am looking to root is a tether bypass. What is the minimum I will need for this?? THANKS SO MUCH!!!!

Hector on 11 June, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

thank you sooooooo much! ive been looking for a easy and fast way to do this; and you explained it very easily. thanks.

LIz on 14 June, 2014 at 10:46 am #

Jenni, download drivers, root sdk all on your pc and run the batch file with the phone plugged in a usb. Rootchecker is optional.

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Chris on 31 January, 2015 at 7:25 am #

Just a friendly fyi the link you have for the IOroot download doesn’t work. Sure most people will find it elsewhere but for those that don’t you can just google Ioroot25 download

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Jackson on 22 July, 2015 at 5:37 pm #

??? It says “device not found” when i click ioroot.bat. My phone only shows “charge only” “MTP” and “PTP” when installing the drivers, shouldn’t there be more?

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