Now the answer to the question “Have you ever seen a curved-flexible Smartphone in your life?” is not a difficult one for the people who have seen and met the LG G Flex. This is the phone that has created a buzz around the world and brings some unique technology to the table. This device curves from its top-edge over to the bottom, just like how one used to play with plastic toys in his childhood and this is definitely something one haven’t seen in any phone, yet. It however has a great physical appearance but there’s a lot to explore in its software side too and to get the most out of an Android device, you need to root it and by following the procedure below you can do that easily to your LG G flex.
After rooting your device having a custom recovery is a must and not only can you flash custom ROMs with it, you can also make/restore backups and if you are trying out different ROMs and want to go back to something that you had previously liked.
So, in this article we are going to teach you how to root LG G Flex and Install CWM recovery on it. The process is given below.
- Rooting will void your device’s warranty
- Only you and no one else will be responsible for any damage if, caused to your device.
Note –This only works on Windows based PCs
Step 1: You should fully backup your Android device before rooting it. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can take help from our article on Tutorial for creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should Backup all apps on your device, unrooted users can follow this method procedure to backup apps. If you have already rooted your device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: You should enable USB debugging on your device, to activate USB Debug go to “Settings>Developer options” and check the USB debug option box. Problem enabling USB Debugging you can follow article on How to enable USB debugging on Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: There should be 50% or more amount of battery juice on your device. To know how much charge your device is having you can use our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: You should disable security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as they may interrupt the procedure.
How to Root LG G Flex
Step 1 – Download vroot and place the vroot tool onto your Desktop
Step 2 – Double-click on the vroot executable and install the program on your PC.
Step 3 – Enable the USB debugging option on your device by heading to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.
Step 4 – Once it’s been enabled, plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.
Step 5 – Launch the vroot program on your PC. You can double-click the program’s icon available on your Desktop to launch it.
Step 6 – Hit Root in the program and it’ll start rooting your device.
Step 7 – Your device should be rooted within a couple of minutes.
Step 8 – Your device should reboot once it’s been rooted.
Step 9 – Unplug your device from your PC.
Step 10 – Head over to the Google Play and download and install the Superuser app on your device.
Step 11 – Once the app’s been installed, launch it from your App Drawer.
Step 12 – At last, it’ll ask you to update your binaries, allow it to do so.
This is all done now and now you have root access on your LG G flex.
How to install CWM recovery on LG G Flex
Step 1- Make sure you’ve already downloaded the CWM Recovery image, copy it to the root storage of your SD Card.
Step 2 –Then, on your phone, open Google Play Store, and install ‘Android Terminal Emulator‘.
Step 3 –Now, after the app is installed, run it on your phone.
Step 4 – Now type the following commands, but make sure you replace the recoveryfilename.img, with the name of your recovery image file.
- sudd if=/sdcard/recoveryfilename.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
This is all what you have to do to get CWM recovery installed on your device. Now your device is rooted has custom recovery installed on it so enjoy!