If you own LG G Pad 8.3 tablet for a pretty long time, you probably might want to root it in order to get the best out of this tablet. One of the coolest things if your LG G Pad tablet has been rooted is you can install custom ROM like stock Android OS to improve the performance and battery life of this tablet.
But if you’re not really familiar with rooting an Android device, rooting is actually not recommended for you. So I strongly suggest you to stay away from this page. Besides, it will void your warranty so you won’t be able to claim it again at any LG’s service centers near your town.
* NOTE * However, if you still insists and want to root your LG G Pad tablet, below I’m gonna show you exactly how to root this tablet. But remember, you must realize that you're doing this at your own risk. So I’m not responsible for anything wrong that might happen on your tablet.
#1. Check your Android software and version
Okay, before even proceeding to the process of rooting, first things first, you need to check the Android software that your LG G Pad 8.3 is currently running on.
I assume that if you haven’t done anything to your device like doing software updates, then your LG G Pad 8.3 is still running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat right now, which is the one it came with in the first place or when it just launched to the market.
Make sure your LG G Pad 8.3 is still running on Android 4.2.2 Kitkat with build number of something like ..39B if I’m not mistaken. This is really important because if your tablet is running on the other or latest software versions, the rooting process in this post might not work properly on your tablet.
To check your device’s software, you can do this by going through Setting > and then scroll down to the very bottom > select “About Tablet” > and lastly tap on the “Software Information” to find out more about the version of Android OS on your device.
#2. Enable Developer options
After checking the software information of your LG G Pad, the next thing to do is enable the Developer Options on your tablet. It’s actually really easy to do that, you just need to tap on the build number on Software Information for a few times.
As you can see, if you press it a couple times, your tablet will show you the message that the “Developer Options” on your device has been enabled. On Setting, this new option will be automatically added to the list.
#3. Go to Developer Options
After enabling the Developer Options on your LG G Pad, now open it. If this is your first time entering to the Developer Options screen, the system will prompt you the warning message in the beginning.
When that happens, check off the small box that says “Don’t show this again” and then press “OK”.
#4. Turn on USB debugging
After landing to the Developer Options screen, now scroll down for a bit and then find the option “USB Debugging”. After that, enable this feature by tapping on the toggle to turn this feature on.
Make sure that the toggle of Developer Options on the very top is also turned on. Okay, now your LG G Pad is all set and ready to get ROOTED.
#5. Download 2 files
After you finish setting up your device for rooting, now go to your computer and download these 2 files on your laptop.
- USB Driver of LG G Pad for PC
It’s really important to download these files on your computer, not on your tablet because the rooting process of LG G Pad 8.3 will require your computer in order to run the root software which only works on Windows PC.
#6. Install the driver on your PC
I assume that you’ve already downloaded 2 files above on your computer. Now install the driver named “adsf.zip” which you just downloaded earlier on your PC.
This is really important to do first because your computer needs to install the specific driver of LG G Pad so your PC will recognize your tablet when the USB cable is plugged on.
#7. Connect your tablet to computer with USB cable
After the installation of the driver is complete, now connect your LG G Pad tablet with your PC using the USB cable that comes with the tablet. If your PC can recognize your tablet properly, you will see a message shown on your computer.
#8. Switch to “MTP mode”
After your PC recognizes your tablet properly, there will be some options provided on the screen of your LG G Pad. In default, the connection between your computer and the tablet is usually set as “Charging mode”.
If that’s true, now switch it the other option “MTP mode” in order to connect your PC to the storage and system of your tablet.
When you do this, your PC will ask you to download the driver that comes with the tablet. Now install this driver and let the process finish.
#9. Extract root_gpad.zip inside a new empty folder
Earlier, I already asked you to download 2 files: one of them is the rooting file named “root_gpad.zip” on your computer. Now I want you to extract this “root_gpad.zip” inside a new empty folder on the Desktop.
So you must firstly create a new empty folder on the desktop, and then extract this zip file inside that new folder. This zip file must be put in one folder because it contains some important files that you must execute.
#10. Run "Root.bat"
Okay, after you finish extracting, there will be some files here inside the new folder. Among these files, there is one file named “root.bat”. Now run it to start the rooting process of your tablet.
#11. Press any key on your PC
As you can see on the screen, right after you execute/run the “root.bat” file on your computer, the DOS-based window will be prompted on the screen.
There will be some explanations and messages on this window that will guide you to root your LG G Pad tablet. All you have to do now is follow the instructions shown on the screen.
Now press any key on your computer to proceed to the rooting process of your tablet. You can press space bar for example.
#12. Unplug your tablet from PC
In order to make sure that your tablet and your PC is connected properly through USB cable, now I want you to unplug the USB cable from your LG G Pad tablet to start over the connection between your PC and your tablet.
#13. Re-Enable again USB Debugging
Okay, now on your tablet’s screen, go to Setting > Developer Options > and then tap on the toggle “USB Debugging” to deactivate this feature. After that, turn on again “USB Debugging” by tapping on the toggle the second time. This is really important to ensure that your device is indeed in the “USB Debugging” mode.
#14. Plug back your tablet to computer and switch to 'MTP mode'
After re-enabling the USB Debugging on your tablet, now plug back your tablet on with your computer using the USB cable. Wait for a few seconds until your computer recognizes your tablet.
And then on the screen of your tablet, switch the mode from “Charging Mode” to “MTP mode”.
#15. press any key again on PC
Now back on the screen of your computer, press any key again to proceed to the next instructions.
#16. Press any key again on PC
Again, press any key on your computer to proceed the next step of rooting.
#17. Now turn on your tablet again and select "Accept"
Now unlock your tablet and as you can see on the screen, a new window pops up. When that happens, select the option “Accept” to start the rooting process on your tablet and wait for a couple of seconds until the process is complete.
#18. Press any key on PC to close the software
Now go back to the screen of your computer and press again any key to proceed to the next step. If I’m not mistaken, after you press any key at this point, the window will close itself. This indicates the process is complete.
#19. Check if SuperSU app on your tablet
If you open the app drawer on your LG G Pad tablet, there is a new app called “SuperSU” being installed there, which means now your tablet has been successfully rooted.
#20. Open SuperSU
Now open the SuperSU app on your tablet. Usually, if you have some apps that require root access, they will appear here on this app. So through this app, you can control the root access of any apps, either to allow/grant or deny the root access to the apps.
#21. Validate the root Access with Root Checker app
Okay, the last thing you need to do now is validate the root access on your LG G Pad tablet. This is really important to do in order to see whether your tablet has root access or not. You can do that by using an app called “Root Checker” which you can download on Google Play Store for free.
After downloading and installing Root Checker from Google Play Store, open the app. And then press the button “Verify Root” to start checking the root access on your tablet.
The message will be prompted on the screen asking for the root access to this app. When that appears, press “Allow” to grant the root access for 'Root Checker' app.
If there is a message that says “Congrats! Your device has root access” (in green color), it means your LG G Pad indeed has been successfully rooted. Congrats guys!
Well, there you have it guys, my step-by-step guide for you if you want to root your LG G Pad tablet. Hopefully this method works perfectly on your device. Anyway, if you find this article helpful and informative to you, please don’t hesitate to share this post on Twitter and Facebook by pressing the social media buttons on this page. I would totally appreciate it.
* NOTE *: Anyway, if you want to learn more about rooting this LG G Pad tablet from the video, then you can check out this YouTube video.