Rooting LG Leon with SuperSU
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DEVELOPER. I DO THIS AS A HOBBY AND SHARE MY FINDINGS IN CASE SOMEONE ELSE FINDS THEM USEFUL.
THIS WORKED ON MY DEVICE BUT IT MAY NOT WORK ON YOURS. APPLY AT YOUR OWN RISK .
This has been tested with the LG LEON V10c-EUR-XX
This procedure removes Kingroot , installs superSU ,root binaries and busybox on your system.
What versions can get root = a, b, c, d, g,
What versions can't get root = e
I never test versions "h" and "f" so i don't know about em.
If you're coming from v10f/g/h .. You have to downgrade with this guide to v10e then to an older one.
Make sure your PC can communicate with your LG Leon via adb.
Driver Pack for LG Leon ( Link can be found on #2 Post!)
The success of this method depends on following the procedure very carefully. So read the instructions and make sure you understand every step before you try it.
1- Install and run Kingroot 4.0. You can google and download it or you can use the one in the attached zip file. When Kingroot runs it is all in Chinese, but basically you need to be connected to the internet for it to work. It will do its thing and show progress up to 100% after which you can exit the program. Now your phone is rooted. The following steps replaces the Kinguser with SuperSU.
2- Unzip the attached file in your adb directory and then open an adb terminal and make sure the PC can see your phone (you can check that by typing adb devices). Then type the following:
3- In the shell that you get type the following and make sure you give the permission when the phone prompts you:
4- Continue by typing the following commands:
The key is to keep this session running while you continue with the rest, so be careful with typos and monitor this window for any errors.
5- At this point, leave the adb terminal window running and go to your phone, open the Kinguser app, open settings (the wheel at the top right corner of the screen), Root authorization setting, and Remove Root permission. The app will self-uninstall.
6- Uninstall the other two Kingroot programs that are still on your phone (KingRoot and the other one with the blue icon and Chinese text under it).
7- Back to the adb terminal, and type the following:
Again, leave the adb terminal window running and go to your phone.
8- Install superSU (from the attached file) on your phone, run it, and let it update the SU binary.
9- Reboot the phone. After about 5 minutes your root is ready.
Address of downloading the installation package.
1- Most of the problems that I noticed people have encountered is due to not reading the instructions fully. So make sure you read the OP word by word.
2- If you miss a step or mess up something go back to installing Kingroot and start over from the beginning.
3- Finally, I noticed that with an AT&T sim card in the phone Kingroot fails (why am I not surprised?) Either a reboot occurs in the middle of rooting or it completes the cycle without accomplishing root. If that occurs, my best advice is to change your phone company. If that fails, you may need to factory reset your phone or even install the firmware from scratch and try again without the sim card.