How To Root T-Mobile LG L9 P769

T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 P769 runs on Android 4.0.4 ICS and just like most recent Android powered devices it can be rooted. Rooted T-Mobile LG L9 offer you complete control over your devices as well as freedom of uses. You can delete bloatware, can install custom ROMs and MODs and most importantly can install apps that require root access to operate properly.


This guide below is compatible only and only with the T-Mobile LG Optimus L9, model number P769. It’s not tested with any other LG Optimus variant. Check your device model in Settings» About phone.

Rooting Information: Once your device is rooted, warranty will get void; However, you can reclaim the warranty by applying official firmware update.

To check if you successfully rooted your device or not install an app called “Root Checker” that available for download from Google PLAY store for free.



We should not be held liable for any damage caused in the process of rooting T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 variant. Although, it is very unlikely that your device will be damaged if you follow all the instructions as it is which are mentioned in procedure.

Pre Requisites:

  1. Make sure your device have at least 50% battery power. [How to Check Battery Percentage in Android Device]
  2. You already have USB Driver Installed for T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 in your PC. [Download USB Driver]
  3. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled. [Guide]
  4. Make sure Lookout Security is disabled (menu->applications->downloaded) and clear its data

If you followed all pre-requisites then you are ready to move on the very next stage of this tutorial which is how to root T-Mobile LG Optimus L9.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. T-Mobile LG L9 P769 Root File For Windows System

How to Root T-Mobile LG L9 P769

  1. Extract downloaded zip file in your PC.
  2. Now, connect your T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 to the computer through USB. Make sure you see a bug on the top-left of screen.
  3. Then run the Runme.bat file which is present within extracted folder (see Step 1) by double-clicking on it.
  4. Now look at the phone screen and choose “restore my data” when prompted.
  5. Your phone will reboot. If you don’t see any error then your device is rooted now.

Congrats! Your T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 P769 is now rooted. However, to enjoy rooted device you must download and install BusyBox and SuperSU from Google Play Store. You can now install apps that required root access as well as made changes in system files.


  • Angel Hristozov

    will “restoring my data” perform a full factory data reset? will anything get erased?

    • arafat21

      It’s very unlikely that your data will be erased due to rooting but if it does then you can restore whole data except app data. App data can be backup using Titanium Backup but that only work with rooted device.

  • joey

    did not work for why i hit restore data i picked number 1 normal can some do it for me or tell me an eaiser way

  • Ed

    Hi, I followed your instructions for rooting T-Mobile LG L9 P769. Unfortunately it did not work. I selected “normal”The cmd prompt ran and it looked like it was working. It did not give me a specific error but I saw a some “access denied”. I installed “root checker”, it says “does not have proper root access”. Any idea?


    • arafat21

      We see some changes done by developer in original files and steps. We will re-write the tutorial soon.

      • Steven Hunter

        Well, did you do that rewrite yet? It’s been a month since you said that. I’d really like to root my phone but it asks for some device encryption password.

        • arafat21

          Not yet. We really busy to cover various thing. We will try to rewrite it this weekend.

  • paul

    tring to find out if rooting my lg optimus l9 on t-mobile prepaid plan will enable mobile wifi hotspot

  • Ranju

    For those who rooting is not working after trying all the steps to the letter; it is most likely you are on the 10G firmware which was declared as “unrootable” until the beginning of March 2013. Lucky for you you can try the Lelus method from the XDA Forums to get it to root. It is a bit tougher than this, however you benefit by keeping your data after the root. Also it works on all versions o L9 firmware, i.e. 10g, 10h, etc. For limited assistance you can mail me at, or you can help yourselves by visiting the XDA forums cause most issues have been reported there. happy rooting.
    By the way im sporting a 10g rooted P769.

    • arafat21

      Thanks for you valuable input. We will try to cover that root method you mentioned soon to help other out.