LG knows what to put in its devices and it has done a great job in it. However, there are users who just never get satisfied by what they get with their stock ROM. They always have that internal itch to get something more out of their devices, and for those users, there’s a thing called root.
Rooting your device allows you to run the so-called root-requiring apps on your device that take the customizing an Android device to the next level. They let you do the things that can’t be done by an ordinary app, such as removing the system apps and just replacing the appearance of your stock ROM with a custom one.
If that sounds good to you, go ahead and root your LG G Vista and get the ability to customize it the way you want:
Files You Need
1. You must have access to a computer running Windows to do this tutorial.
2. You should have LG USB Drivers installed on your computer. If you haven’t, download and install these first before doing the tutorial.
3. Download LG One Click Root to your computer. It’s the root tool that will help you root your LG G Vista.
Rooting the LG G Vista
1. Double-click on the LG G One Click Root Tool to extract its files to a folder on your computer.
2. Turn on USB debugging on your device by going to Menu->Settings->Developer options and check-marking the box that says USB debugging.
If you don’t see the Developer options menu in your settings, simply go to Menu->Settings->About phone and tap on Build number for about 7-8 times and it’ll say you’re a developer. You’ll then see that option in your settings menu.
3. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
4. Double-click on the root tool that you extracted from the archive to launch it.
5. When it launches, click Start and it’ll begin rooting your device.
6. Wait for the tool to achieve root-access on your device.
7. When it’s done rooting, disconnect your phone from your computer.
8. Reboot your phone for the changes to take effect.
9. And you’re done!
Your LG G Vista should now be rooted and you can confirm it using Root Checker on your device.
That easy process of rooting your device has now unlocked all the ways for you to get the custom development up and running on your device. The root user account is tucked away in Android before you follow one of these guides that unleash it. Once you have it, you will never look back because you now have the full write permissions over the operating system and access to the root directory where all of the fun happens.
The say that when you use a Linux operating system on the computer that you should not always log into the root user account because you could delete some necessary files. The same story goes for the root user account on the Android operating system. Luckily for you, the way getting root access with the SuperSU works means that you don’t always have root access. You only get root access to the applications that you download and run and choose to grant the rooting permissions over. That means instead of you needing to keep a watch out when you use Linux, what you need to do now is just make sure that you use the applications that require the root access responsibly.
Rooting the Android operating system that is running on your mobile device is all about apps. It is about what apps you can now install that aren’t on your device already and what apps you can install that remove the apps that are on your device already. Most of the root apps are available from the same Google Play Store that you already have been using for the stock apps. The difference is that Google likes to showcase the apps that don’t require root access by showing you what apps are trending and what apps are popular. You don’t get any of that with the root apps, and that means you need to know the names of them before you go looking for them. You can do that now by checking out our article that goes into great detail about what some of the best root applications for the Android operating system are and that you can use.