Rooting the LG Optimus L80 can be done with the Towelroot application if you are still running Android KitKat Android operating systems. Towelroot is a serious rooting tool that unchains the Android OS properly. It does not just install and enable SuperSU like some other rooting methods like the CF-Root by Chainfire.
While that sounds intimidating, you can have peace of mind knowing that your LG Optimus L80 device cannot be bricked by following this guide.
Here is everything you need to root your LG L80 smartphone:
Files You Need
- Head to the http://towelroot.com official website. Have a read down the page of the requirements. It says you must have a device that was made and last updated by the 3rd of June 2014. After that date, Google updated the operating systems with a patch made specifically for shutting down the Towelroot security loop. You can always downgrade to a version of Android your L80 was running before that date and it will root the device.
- These are the same steps to root the LG Optimus L80 without a PC.
Rooting the LG Optimus L80
- Make sure you have the L80’s “Unknown Sources” option turned on by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. Now you can install apps on the L80 from outside the Google Play Store. You need that option to install the Towelroot app on your device.
- Visit the Towelroot website you can see given above and tap on the Lambda symbol that is on the homepage of the website. It’s the large red symbol you cannot miss.
- Save the Towelroot APK file to your L80 smartphone.
- Swipe down from the top of the LG’s display and pull down that notification shade.
- Tap on the Download Complete notification.
- Tap on the ‘Install’ option.
- Swipe down your L80’s notification shade one more time and tap on the Installation Complete notification.
- Tap on the Make it Ra1n button and then do not touch any of the other buttons until you get a message on the display. The message should read success and that you do not need to reboot your LG device before continuing.
- Open your Google Play Store application that should be on your device.
- Browse for the SuperSU app by Chainfire.
- Tap on the SuperSU app icon once it’s installed and agree to update the Su binary if the app asks you to do that. You can trust the SuperSU app and proceed to do anything it needs you to do to get the SuperSU working.
Even though the SuperSU app doesn’t come naturally on your device after getting root access, you still need to install it to remain safe. Sometimes it’;s the SuperSU that is rooting a device like the Samsung devices, but it also has another purpose which is keeping your device safe from malware. So even though your L80 is rooted without SuperSU, still install SuperSU to keep your device safe.