When I bought Virgin Mobile LG Tribute 2 a couple of months ago, I tried all the latest rooting methods for LG Android phones, out of those only Kingroot worked.
It’s a Chinese app and it installs its own superuser app called Kinguser instead of SuperSU. Rooting via Kingroot is a one-click method which can be done directly from your phone, No PC is needed.
Follow the steps below to easily root your Tribute 2 LS665 via Kingroot. This method should work with other phones as well. As of now, I have rooted LG Tribute 2, Tribute 5, LG Volt 2, LG Optimus F3, Samsung Prevail LTE & ZTE Speed with Kingroot.
The latest version of Kingroot is 4.9.6 but I have rooted with 4.5. It doesn’t matter, anyways you’ll need to replace it with SuperSu, once the phone gets rooted. I’ll tell you later why we should replace Kingroot with SuperSU.
You can download the apk file from below link –
One your download gets completed, click on the apk file for installation
To install Kingroot we need to check “Unknown Sources” in Settings<Security as shown in the screenshots above.
You’ve to be online for this app to work. When you’ll run the app for the first time, it’ll verify the root status of your phone.
Don’t worry if it says “Root access is Unavailable”. I got this message for almost all the phones I tried, but it got them rooted. So just click on “Try to root” It will do its thing and once it reaches 100%, your phone is rooted, simple isn’t it.
Now that you’re rooted you might be tempted to click on “Uninstall tool” to remove unwanted apps/bloatware at the earliest. I would advise you against this, as I’ve seen quite a few people on forums stuck with bricked LG Tribute 2 after removing bloatware with kingroot. Kingroot is also reported to act as spyware. I don’t know how true is this, but to be on the safe side, it’s better to get it replaced with SuperSU once you’re rooted. After all, Superuser is way too reliable as compared to this Chinese app.
If for some reason you want to return your phone back to factory state, just follow these steps to unroot it.
Tap on settings icon at the top right corner, select Root authorization settings and click on “Remove Root Permission”. A popup will appear asking for confirmation. Click on “Continue”, it’ll remove root, the app will close & must be gone from the app drawer.
If you were successful in rooting LG Tribute 2 by any other rooting method, do share it via comments below.