How to Root LG Optimus 2x P990

Sanjana February 14, 2012 0

LG Optimus 2x smartphone gets rooted this Valentine’s Day. Quiet a treat to all those in love with this smart device. Rooting will enable you to install various custom ROMs such as Cyanogen Mod 9 that supports all the goodness of ICS and other applications that require root access. Here we have discussed the simple tutorial on how to root your LG Optimus 2x smartphone.

lg optimus 2x

We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is not recommended for basic users but is for advanced users and is only applicable to LG Optimus 2x smartphones that are network unlocked. Do not apply it in any other models or device as it might not be reversible and may harm the device by blocking it.


You must backup all user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will help you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Busy boxDownload PsneuterDownload Super user packageDownload LG Device drivers

Steps to Root LG Optimus 2x P990:

Step-1: Enable USB Debugging Mode from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”.  Make sure to tick the USB Debugging option.

enable usb debugging

Now download and install ADB in your computer followed by all the other tools one by one sequentially as mentioned in the Must Have section. Unzip psneuter, busybox and superuser package and copy the contents to the folder in adb that is located in path /platform-tools folder.

Step-2: Connect LG Optimus 2x to the computer via USB Cable and open the terminal or command prompt. Next enter the commands mentioned below sequentially one after another

adb push busybox /data/local/

adb push psneuter /data/local/

adb push su /data/local/

adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/busybox

adb shell chmod 777 /data/local/psneuter

adb shell


adb shell

mount -o remount,rw -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p25 /system

mkdir /system/xbin

/data/local/busybox cp /data/local/su /system/xbin/su

chown 0:0 /system/xbin/su

chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su

ln -s /system/xbin/su /system/bin/su


adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk

Now your device will reboot and your phone will get rooted successfully.

Thus you can easily root your LG Optimus 2x smartphone by following the steps mentioned above carefully.

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