LG G4 users can now root their smartphone to gain full root access and using root apps easily. This tutorial will shows on how to root your G4 using the SuperSu root tool by Chainfire. This root tool works with Android 5.0 Lollipop stock firmware on LG G4.
GizBot had already covered how to unlock bootloader and install TWRP custom recovery on the LG G4.
Interested users can go ahead and root the LG G4 using this tutorial. Please note, rooting the smartphone will void the warrant of the smartphone.
[Disclaimer: This procedure is highly technical. If the smartphone brick or damaged during the installation process, GizBot cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage for the smartphone. Hence, the user has to perform the installation on their own risk.]
SEE ALSO: How to Unlock Bootloader in LG G4
Points to Remember
- This tutorial is only to root the unlocked LG G4 with model number H815.
- Please do not try to root on any other variants of LG G4 or on any other device using this tutorial.
- Backup all the important data and additional files from the device.
- Make sure you have already installed TWRP custom recovery as it serves as a key component to our method.
- Ensure the LG G4 USB drivers are installed on your computer.
- Enable USB Debugging mode in G4.
We have provided complete step-by-step instructions guide on how to root LG G4. Read the complete tutorial once before actually performing it.
Before proceeding to root the smartphone, download required file from the link below.
Complete Steps to Root LG G4
Step 1: Connect and mount the LG G4 USB memory on your computer using the USB cable.
Step 2: Now copy and paste the Supersu file (downloaded earlier) to device SDcard. Make sure the file is in the SDcard root and not in any folder.
Stpe 3: Get into TWRP Custom recovery by typing the following command and press Enter.
adb reboot recovery
Step 4: Scroll down to ‘flash zip from SD card' in the TWRP recovery mode and press the power button to select it. Navigate to the SDcard and select the downloaded file which you copied in the previous step.
Step 5: After installing the SuperSu, go back to the TWRP recovery mode and reboot the smartphone by selecting "reboot system now" from the Recovery menu.
Now your G4 is rooted and the SuperSU app is installed in your apps list to verify. To cross check you can install the root checker apps from the Google Play store.
Source: Team Android