LG surely makes some top of the line devices, which is why the OEM gets lots of love from the developer community. Almost all LG devices can be easily rooted thus allowing the users to unlock their phone’s true potential. Today, we shall teach you how to easily root your almost any LG device running on Android Lollipop except for the LG G4.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might be done to your device either during or after the process, please proceed at your own risk.
Prerequisites: You will need to have LG USB Drivers (For Verizon variants: Click Here, All others: Click here) installed on your computer before you proceed. Also ensure that your device is unencrypted and USB Debugging is enabled on it.
- Download this folder and extract it
- Connect your phone to the computer, open a CMD window in the extracted folder and type the following command: adb.exe push busybox /data/local/tmp && adb.exe push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp
- Once done, disconnect your phone from the computer and turn it off. Now, connect the phone to the computer while holding the Vol. UP key.
- Your phone will be connected and recognized in Firmware Upgrade mode.
- In the extracted folder, run the Ports.bat file and look for the DIAG1 Port. Note the COM number.
- Now in the CMD window you opened earlier, type: Send_Command.exe \\.\COMx < root (remember to replace x with the number you noted earlier)
- Wait for the script to finish, once it completes, type the command: Send_Command.exe \\.\COMx < reboot
- If your device reboots at this point, great. If not, don’t worry. Simply disconnect your phone from the computer and turn it on normally.
That’s about it, you will now have a rooted LG device running on Android Lollipop