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 You 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
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.