LG G Flex 2
LG Root tool supports a number of LG devices.LG

XDA developer, Unjustified Dev has developed a handy root tool that works on a range of LG devices, providing root access both on Android Lollipop and KitKat firmware.

Compatible LG devices

  • LG F60 [All variants]
  • LG Tribute [All variants]
  • LG G2 [All variants]
  • LG MS [395/D393]
  • LG G3 [Lollipop running all models except Verizon version]
  • LG G Flex 2
  • LG G Pro 2
  • LG L90 [All variants except Verizon model]
  • LG Transpyre
  • LG Volt [LS740]

If you are an owner of any of the aforementioned LG devices then you can take advantage of the root tool by Unjustified Dev. Check out below for a step-by-step root guide.

Important points

  • Create a backup of all important data of the phone.
  • Ensure that the LG device is having above 80% battery.
  • Rooting your device will void the device of its manufacturer's warranty.
  • The LG Root tool supports the aforementioned LG smartphones only. Do not apply this on any other variant.
  • IBTimes UK will not be held liable for any damage to the device.

Pre-requisites

  • Download LG Root
  • Download LG Drivers
  • Micro USB cable to connect with PC
  • Your LG device should be encrypted

How to root LG G3, G Flex 2, LG G2 and G Pro 2 on Android 5.0 Lollipop and KitKat

Step-1: Extract the LG_Root.zip in a preferred location on your PC

Step-2: Enable USB debugging. Go to Settings>> About phone>> Software Information and tap build number until you are presented with a message that reads, You are now a developer. Exit back to Settings main screen. Now enable USB Debugging under Developer Options

Step-3: Connect your LG phone to the computer via USB cable

Step-4: Launch a command prompt in an empty space inside the LG Root folder. Press Shift + Right click on the keyboard and select Open command prompt here option

Step-5: When the command window launches, issue the following command to ensure your LG phone is recognised properly

Step-6: Now execute the following 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

Your screen should look like this

LG Root

Step-7: The necessary files should now be on your phone. At this point disconnect the phone from PC and enter download mode.

  • Turn off the device first
  • Hold Volume Up and connect the USB cable
  • Wait for a few seconds and until drivers are installed

Step-8: Now find out which COM port your device is connected to. Double click ports.bat file in the LG Root folder. Note down the COM port number

Step-9: Execute the following command

LG Root

Step-10: To run the root script, type in the command below

sh /data/local/tmp/lg_root.sh dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp/busybox

Your screen should be like this

LG Root

Step-11: Pull out the battery to get the device out of download mode

That's it, you are done. Re-insert the battery and turn your device on.

[Source: XDA via DroidViews]