This is an all inclusive guide on how to root most LG devices out there. So if you’re stuck without a root method and have a bit of coding skills, hop on board for today we’re going to root them all!
- A micro USB cable connected to your PC
- Your device must be unencrypted
- Your boot loader must be unlocked
- You must have Fastboot/Download mode in your device.
Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tap build number until you are presented with “You are now a developer”
Exit back to Settings main screen
In Developer Options enable USB Debugging (Some devices require enabling PTP for debugging to work)
In the root of LG_Root folder start a command prompt
Instructions may vary based on Window’s version
Inside of LG_Root folder hold shift and right click a blank space you should see “Open command window here”
Now that we have a command prompt running in the root of the folder let’s get started. (Commands are copy+paste unless specified)
Let’s make sure our device is connected
Great! The device is connected let’s continue, we need to get the files onto the device used for this root method.
In the same command prompt let’s execute another command
adb.exe push busybox /data/local/tmp/ && adb.exe push lg_root.sh /data/local/tmp && adb.exe push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp
Well that was easy , let’s continue (Now that we have the files on our device we want to put our device is download mode)
(Note this method may vary from device to device)
Power off your device
When the device is powered off, hold volume up and insert a USB cable connected to the PC
Wait for the drivers to install
Let’s find which COM port our device is connected to
Double click ports.bat (This will give us the COM port in which our device is connected we are looking for the Diag port)
You may exit this command prompt when you have your COM port number, keep the other command prompt open
Let’s Begin! (Keep the device in Download mode)
Let’s run Send_Command.exe (It couldn’t connect? Make sure you COM port number is correct it varies)
Final Step!!!!!! (We must run the root script)
sh /data/local/tmp/lg_root.sh dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp/busybox
You may pull the battery to get the device out of Download mode.
Congratulations you have successfully rooted your device! For any more questions or queries, leave them down below!