Can I get some help rooting a Sprint G Pad 7.0?

ChimChim

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Newbie needs help rooting a Sprint G Pad 7.0

Running Lollipop 5.0.1 on the 8GB Sprint flavor.
5.0.1 eats up 4GB in "Internal Storage-Misc. files-System Data". According to some forums this is the new normal.
"Internal Storage-Apps", including the bloatware eats up 3.5GB.
Only 700+MB available SO I CAN'T INSTALL educational APPS for the kids. I keep getting low storage errors and failed installs.

Called Sprint for support and it started a 3 hour long endeavor.
Sprint tech one said he has been getting a lot of calls on this and connected me to LG.
LG Rep one said it is a known issue and Sprint should swap it out for a larger storage unit, then reconnected me to Sprint.
Sprint tech two said she never heard of the problem and it is LG's problem because it was their patch. Stated I would have to pay $75 (more than I paid for the tablet) to be swapped out. It's only 20 days old!!!!!
Using cell and land line on speaker I conferenced LG support in the conversation with Sprint Tech two.
Sprint tech two maintained that they were not going to do anything for me and that it was LG's problem.
LG Rep 2 conceded and said that I can get a referb. It is ONLY 20 DAYS OLD!!!!!!!!!!!! Referb?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Called Sprint Tele sales (where I bought it) to cancel the contract and pay the damn $200 penalty.
Tele Sales Rep one said to root it and use something called Link2SD.
My wife made the observation that Sprint sales had a more technical solution than Sprint Techs one and two.
After staying up all night to try and find out how to root this dang thing, I am a complete newbie, I found out that it can not be done with Towelroot or Kingoapp. And can not find any instructions on how to root this thing.


As it stands, this thing is completely useless for my needs.

Can anyone give advice on how to root this thing?
 

Cinderela0629

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I am in your exact situation.

Just got this thing a few days ago and it's driving me insane. I've never rooted anything and I'm afraid to try it on my own.

You saved me from more brain damage by relaying your experience with Sprint.

What did you end up doing? As it stands now, this thing is useless. No wonder it was free.
 

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