How to Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

/ by Aman Banka
Sitting comfortably in the middle the latest L series of mid-range droids from LG, the LG Optimus L7 is one of those mid rangers who are catching up some quick fire in sales courtesy the large enough screen and a robust mid range chipset to sport. It’s been hardly a few months since the phone has entered the markets and the developers are up to it, yet again.

Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]

The phone ships with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, that’s so obvious if you talk about the 4GB of  internal storage on the slot but who thinks that further development isn't possible? And of course, for that, you’ll have to get your phone rooted first.
Rooting? It refers to providing to you the access to the root of your phone’s ROM which will further help you with installing ROM's and recoveries on your phone. Please make a note that this process voids the warranty of your phone, so please, proceed at your own risk. How to do that? We are to guide you through all of this hacking stuff.

Pre-Rooting Requirements -

  1. You must have android-SDK installed with all the generic addons.
  2. You should be having some experience in using the command-prompt.
  3. Back up all apps using ASTRO File Manager. You can get the APK files using ASTRO and later restore it. Rooted users can use Titanium Backup which also backs up data along with the apps.
  4. Back up all contacts to SD card.
  5. Backup SMS on Android.
  6. Backup call log on Android.
  7. Have minimum 60% charge on your phone else you might get stuck while the update process is running on your device.
  8. Remove any security or Anti-virus app if you have them installed.
  9. Enable USB Debugging. This can be don by Settings>Applications>Development and making sure that USB Debugging is checked.
Disclaimer -
We are not responsible for any damage that your device may face during this process. The developer is also not responsible for the same. There are little chances that your device may face any issue. However, try this at your own risk. This process voids the warranty of your device.

How to Root your LG Optimus L7 -

The Rooting Procedure is too Long for this Phone. So BE PATIENT & READ the STEPS CAREFULLY.

  1. First Download the "What you desire!" File, this file is the Main Rooting tool File. - HERE
  2. After Downloading this file, extract the "ROOT LG OPTIMUS L7" folder to DESKTOP.
  3. The "What you desire!" file carries "ROOT LG OPTIMUS L7" folder, which contains the following files - "Stuff" Folder having "13 Additional file" inside it & A "RunMe.bat" file, this file is needed to root the Optimus L7
  4. Now you need to Download the "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" file. -  HERE
  5. After Downloading this file, extract the "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" folder to DESKTOP.
  6. The "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" file carries "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" folder, which contains "12 Additional Files" in it.
  7. Now you Need to DOWNLOAD the main KDZ file [ V10I_00.kdz ] . This File is Needed to Change the Firmware of your L7. - HERE
  8. After Downloading all the Above Files, Take Rest. Now you have to move to the Main Rooting Procedure. READ THEM CAREFULLY.
  9. Install the "B2CAppSetup.exe" from the "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" folder & Run LGMobile Update.
  10. After the TOOL Opens, Click on "Install USB Driver"

    Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]
  11. Now Enable "USB Debugging Mode" on your LG L7 Menu > Settings > Application > Development > Check USB Debugging.
  12. After Enabling it, connect the PHONE to PC via USB Cable.
  13. After Connecting wait for the drivers to Install.
  14. Now Install "msxml" from the "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" folder. If it is not Installing by "DOUBLE CLICK", "RIGHT CLICK ON THAT FILE & SELECT INSTALL".
  15. Now, Double Click on "Windows Enabler" File from "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" folder & Click on the "Windows Enabler Icon" which is Shown at the Bottom Right Corner of your Screen.

    Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]
  16. After Clicking on the Icon it will Turn On the "Windows Enabler".
  17. After that go back to the "KDZ_FW_UPD_EN" folder & Install the "UpTestEX_mod2_marwin.exe" File.
  18. The Application will take some time to Install.
  19. After Installing that Application. Take Rest Again. Now get Back to Work & Do the Rest of the Following Procedure.
  20. After the Tool Opens, First Change the SELECT TYPE to "3GQCT", Now change the PHONE MODE to "EMERGENCY" & now Select the "V10I_00.kdz" file which you downloaded in step 7. If the version does not shows anything just Type the following V10I_00 
  21. After doing these settings click on "Normal web upgrade test", which is at the bottom right corner.

    Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]
  22. After that a Window will Appear showing "Phone Information & Rapi command test for smartphone". DO NOT DO ANYTHING IN THOSE WINDOW & JUST CLICK ON "UPGRADE START".

    Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]
  23. After that New window asking "Select Country & Language" will Appear. Just Select "Clear phone software update Registry" in first section, Select "Different Country" in Country Section & in Language Section, Select your Desired Language.
  24. After that Just Click On OK.

    Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]
  25. Now the Program will Start Flashing the Official LG FLASHER.
  26. Wait for the Program to Flash. Normally it will take 10 Mins. After Flashing the phone Will Reboot Automatically.

    Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 / P705 Both ]

  27. After the Flashing is Over. Take REST. We have Moved to the last Part.
  28. Now the Simple Procedure.
  29. In the "What you desire!" file folder [ which you downloaded in Step 1 ], just Double Click on "RunMe.bat" file.
  30. Follow all the Instructions which will be shown Carefully. 
  31. AND YESSSS AFTER that YOUR LG Optimus L7 [ P700 or P705 are ROOTED ].
Make sure this is the Simplest Method to Root LG Optimus L7 [ P700 or P705 ]. The Rooting Method was made by "petrescu" [ XDA Developer Member ]. You can see his Original Post HERE.

The Post he made is written in very short. I have Just Combined all the Steps & Posted Here. All the Credit goes to him.

If you get any problem while Rooting your L7 or Flashing new Firmware, Please Comment Below. We Will Reply to you & Will Sort out your Problem.

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