Users can now root the Verizon LG G2 using the Towelroot application. The Towelroot method is as good as it gets and give your device full system access and allows you to install any custom recovery you might wish to install like the TWRP recovery. The only potential problem people have is that they forget to install SuperSU. Sometimes people find SuperSU coming on the device automatically after getting root access like Samsung users when using the CF-Root tool. However, they might not know that luxury is available to them because the owner of the CF-Root tool is the same guy who makes a version of the SuperSU app — and it’s generally regarded as the best version of the SuperSU app. That developer I’m taking about is Chainfire.
Once you are finished rooting your LG G2 from Verizon using the Towelroot app, you need to install the SuperSU app before you leave so your device is safe from malware.
Files You Need
- You need to visit this website during the guide: http://towelroot.com.
- The following guide roots the LG G2 by Verizon on Android KitKat. The KitKat kernel must be before June 3 2014 for this guide to work. You can downgrade your Android OS to an earlier version of KitKat and root it using this guide if you are running something newer. .
- You are voiding your LG G2 warranty by following this guide. Rooting always voids the warranty, so there is nothing different with the Towelroot method. Conversely, you can unroot the device at any time and get that LG warranty working for you again. The only thing is the Towelroot app doesn’t come with its own unrooting tool, so you’ll need to know how to flash a LG stock ROM on your device. Stock ROMs are always device and model number specific.
Rooting the Verizon LG G2
- You need to have the Unknown Sources option enabled on your LG G2 device. Do that by pointing to the G2 to the Menu > Settings > Security > Unknown Sources. The Unknown Sources option means you can install third-party applications from outside the Google Play Store.
- Open the Google Chrome app on your device and enter the Towelroot URL you can see from the file section above. You can use any web browser if you do not use Google Chrome on your device.
- Wait for the page to load and tap the red Lambda on the page.
- The Towelroot app will now download on your G2 device. Follow the instructions until you open the app.
- Once the Towelroot app is open, tap the “Make it Ra1n” button.
- The one-click rooting exploit is now rooting your device.
- Do not touch anything until you can see the “you should have root, no reboot required” message.
- Your G2 by Verizon has been rooted using the Towelroot method. Before doing anything, we advise you open the Google Play Store and download the SuperSU by Chainfire app.
- Open the SuperSU app and follow the prompts to get it installed on your device. Sometimes it prompts you to update the SU binary. Follow those instructions and grant access to superuser if it asks.
That SuperSU you install installed keeps your G2 safe. Lastly, download the root checker app from the Google Play Store.