LG Leon is one of the LG’s smartphones that runs on the latest and greatest Android 5.0 Lollipop. Released back this April, the phone boasts everything you can expect from this age’s smartphones.
No matter what you get by default on your device, there’re still a few things lying inside your device that only root can reveal for you. Well, rooting your LG Leon lets you reveal the true power of your device, or in other words, the hidden power that was kept away from you for safety reasons.
With safety being said, rooting is all fine as long as you know what you’re doing. Without further ado, here’s how to root your LG Leon:
Files We Need
1. You do not need a computer to be able to do this tutorial, as the rooting app can directly be downloaded on the device.
2. Download KingRoot to your computer. It’s the app that will help you gain root-access on your device.
These are the steps to root LG Leon on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. The guide also works for those running Android 5.0 Lollipop and earlier updates.
Rooting the LG Leon running on the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop software updates by installing the KingRoot app
1. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
2. Copy KingRoot from your computer over to the internal SD card storage on your device.
3. When KingRoot is copied, disconnect your device from your computer.
4. Head to Menu->Settings->Security on your device and turn on Unknown sources. It is to allow apps from outside the Google Play store to be installed on your device.
5. Launch File Manager and tap on KingRoot to install the app on your device.
6. When the app is installed, open it from your app drawer.
7. Tap on Root in the app and wait for it to root your device.
8. When it’s done rooting, reboot your device.
9. You’re all set!
Your LG Leon is now rooted and you can confirm it using Root Checker on your device.
Now that your device is rooted, follow our how to install TWRP custom recovery on the LG Leon tutorial to get a custom recovery flashed on your device. It’ll then let you flash a custom ROM on your device.
Root is the name of the user account that Android has that symbolizes being in control of the account that gets access to all files and can run all commands. When talking about mobile operating systems like Android, that is useful for the applications.
There are heaps of apps out there that can run on your device without needing to have access to the root directory because the apps features don’t need anything inside of the root directory for them to work. Conversely, there are plenty of apps out there that do rely on having full write permissions to the root directory, and those are the apps that are commonly referred to as the root apps.
The root applications are available from the same Google Play Store that you already use, and you’ll find the rest of them available from other sources online. The root apps are often the more desired apps because apps with root permissions can typically do more than apps that don’t require it. There are even root apps out there to help you remove the existing apps on the Android operating system that were installed not by Android but rather the smartphone carrier networks before you had the chance to deny them.
While the Google Play Store does host the root apps, it doesn’t have a front page for root apps are telling what the most popular root apps or the trending root apps. You need to rely on stumbling upon them or already knowing the names of the root applications that you wanted to try. You can read up on what we think are many of the best root apps for Android and use the names on the list the next time you go to find apps. Alternatively, you can find out all the things you can do with a rooted Android and know what you would like to do and the research the names of the apps that do that stuff.