1. Amir Maki's Avatar
    Hello, Ive been waiting for ioroot to get updated but it is taking too long. Is there a different method?
    03-24-2014 10:37 PM
  2. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    You could flash back to earlier firmware using LG flash tool, root with ioroot, get custom recovery through Freegee, and flash a 4.4.2 ROM.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon 4.4.2
    03-25-2014 02:03 AM
  3. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Here's a guide if you're interested.


    Sent from my LG-G2 running Carbon 4.4.2
    03-25-2014 02:05 AM
  4. Amir Maki's Avatar
    I tried that but It didn't let me proceed to the next step it says you already are on the latest update.
    03-25-2014 06:01 PM
  5. Mitchell Hayden's Avatar
    I have had to use that guide twice now and initially had the same issue. The method I had to use was #2 where i manually edited the host file. You have to "trick" the program into thinking you are looking online at LG servers for the update. If the host file isn't correct it will actually connect to LG and tell you are up to date.....at least that's my understanding. Took me a while but I eventually got it to work.
    03-27-2014 06:44 PM
  6. Phreekazoid's Avatar
    i have been having the same problem and tired of waiting for an ioroot update i really dont want to downgrade from 4.4.2 just to root
    03-29-2014 09:24 PM
  7. SysopChris's Avatar
    Since I don't see any more comments here am I to believe you cannot, at this time, root a LG-D801 that is running Android Ver. 4.4.2, Kernel Ver. 3.4.0 without reverting to a previous Android Version?

    Thanks in advance,
    04-05-2014 09:55 AM
  8. redeyss's Avatar
    That's my understanding Chris. I used the flashtool twice now to downgrade from 4.4.2 to 4.2.2 and once you figure it out it works like a charm.

    Sent from my XT1053 using AC Forums mobile app
    04-07-2014 08:32 AM
  9. miamithrice's Avatar
    04-08-2014 05:36 PM
  10. bigmanjakester's Avatar
    Google TowelRoot.
    Download it to your device. Run the apk.
    Its almost too easy and too good to be true

    Posted via Android Central App
    08-03-2014 11:20 PM
  11. Brian Tapia's Avatar
    I have done this and keep getting a blank white screen after phones screen powers down. Also went into a boot loop after I tried to flash a Rom. Is it do to bootloader still being locked?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-10-2014 05:47 AM
  12. Darth_winnie2101's Avatar
    Use towelroot.com download install then run. It should root your g2 thats what i used on mine 4.4.2 then install a recovery and super user
    08-26-2014 09:36 PM

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