LG Optimus 4X HD gives in to hackers: finally rooted, step-by-step instructions explain how

LG Optimus 4X HD gives in to hackers: finally rooted, step-by-step instructions explain how
The LG Optimus 4X HD is one of the best LG devices we’ve seen recently - it’s got both the looks and silicon to muscle through all kinds of tasks with ease, but one thing developers stumbled with is rooting the device. Now, that final hurdle is gone and the Optimus 4X HD is rooted, courtesy of XDA Developers, and while the approach is a bit more complicated, you have the detailed instructions laid out on the developers’ forum.

Now, for those who haven’t yet tinkered much with their devices let us mention that rooting a phone will probably void your warranty, so if you’re not completely sure you can do it, you might be better off doing some research first.

To root the LG Optimus 4X HD, you’d need to download the files from the source link below and follow the step-by-step instructions.

source: XDA Developers via GSM Arena

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Optimus 4X HD
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2150 mAh(10.86h 3G talk time)

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15 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Is there people on phonearena.com who are using LG Optimus 4X HD if so, then what is your feedback about this device? Good and bad? Any problems?

2. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Based on their review, a well balanced device with a truly awesome display that even beats the SGSIII display.

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...truly awesome display that even beats the SGSIII display." Agree. :) But what about other parts?

9. Muhannad

Posts: 455; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

The camera quality was apparently good and better than the One X but with few focusing issues. Nothing that can't be fixed with a software update or a custom ROM. Also, other stuff like the processor like the Tegra 3 showed it's powerful enough for serious games like ShadowGun and other stuff and also to provide a lag-free user interface. Personally, I would love to get the Optimus 4X but I'm just waiting to see development take off over at XDA.

10. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I think the 4x hd is on par with the other big 2 (gs3 and one x) , but personally I would take the one x Don't get me wrong , 4x hd is a decent device l but even a flagship like the Optimus 2x don't get ics kind of worries me

5. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

its much better than the GS3 for sure, fits perfectly within your hands, not too big or small.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

But difference i so small: LG Optimus 4X HD :132.4 x 68.1 x 8.9 mm Samsung Galaxy S III: 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

8. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

It still makes a difference though. Anyways, for me the True HD display is convincing enough for me to get the 4x HD. Even though the SGSIII get's higher FPS on benchmarks, I still think the 4x wins overall. Specially with all those talks on bad build quality on some Samsung phones.

3. minhajmsd

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

There's still the hurdle of the locked bootloader

4. nofear

Posts: 151; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Apple is jealous! that Android community exponentially growing and having unlimited freedom for make choices and fun using android device. Apple is making good product but its iOS is stale bad. Hardware designed is good quality I highly consider on next 10th iDevice (specially iPad, iTouch and iPhone are now and never come close to Android).

11. AppleSucks2012

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 10, 2012

What a lovely smartphone by LG. There is just 1 problem. The Camera isn't as good as GS3 Or HTC One X.

12. abiug.gc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

LG never Updates :@

13. mlhatter

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

This has to be the best phone out there right now! I think the iPhone and GS3 has a new competitor! Haha I want to get this phone so badly! :( There is a contest going on right now on facebook! If you use the quick memo and upload a photo, the one with the most votes gets the phone! for free!!!!!!! vote for me guys :) (www . facebook . com) lgindiapage?sk=app_245081188946726&app_data=sign_i​d%3A9772

14. stinkmeaner

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

I'm not sure if you can win the contest with your picture but I'll help you out because I'm going to draw one too lol. I hope either of us wins the contest haha

15. bollywoodflow88

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I guess there are a lot more people working on that Quick Memo event to get that phone. Especially after that whole dilemma between Samsung and Apple. I have set my eyes on this phone.

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