Rejoice LG G4 users, as you guys now have a way to root your device by just following a few simple steps. What’s so special here is that you don’t need to worry about the specific variant of the LG G4 that you have for yourself. Whether it’s from AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon, it can be rooted using the following guide and you should be all set to run root-requiring apps on it in no time.
More often than not, you need to follow the variant specific instructions to root a specific variant of the device. Well, that’s not the case with the LG G4. All the variants of the said device can be rooted with the same steps, except for a few differences in the commands that you execute from the Command Prompt Window.
So, here’s how to root your LG G4:
Files You Need
- You must have a computer running Windows to do this tutorial.
- Download and install LG USB drivers on your computer. If yours is a Verizon variant, please use the Verizon-specific drivers.
- Download LG Root to your computer. It contains the files that’ll let you issue commands to your device.
- Download Root Package for your specific variant of the device: T-Mobile, Verizon, International, AT&T, and Sprint to your computer.
Rooting the LG G4 (All Variants)
- Unzip files from LG Root and Root Package to your computer. To do that, right-click on both archives and select Extract here and the files will be extracted to your computer.
- Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
- Copy the .img file that you extracted from one of the above archives over to the internal storage on your phone. Make sure to place it in the root directory of the storage.
- Launch Settings on your phone and tap on About phone at the bottom. Tap on Build number until it says you are a developer.
- Go into Settings again and tap on Developer options. Enable the USB debugging option.
- Open the folder where the extracted files are located. Hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click anywhere on your screen and select Open command window here. It should launch a command prompt window in your current directory.
- Turn off your phone.
- Hold down Volume UP and plug-in your phone to your PC using a USB cable. It’ll reboot your phone into download mode.
- Double-click on ports.bat available on your computer and it’ll tell you what port number your phone is connected to. It should be in the format of COM2 where 2 is the port number.
- Type in the following command into the Command Prompt Window and press Enter. Make sure to replace COM4 with your own port number.
- Type in the following command and hit Enter. You should see a string of text on your screen.
- Depending on the variant that you have, you need to run one of the following commands:
dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.H81110h.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=548352 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.vs98611a.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=548352 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.H81510c-EU.img bs=8192 seek=55296 count=529920 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.h81010g.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=579584 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.LS991ZV5.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=557312 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
- You should see # on your screen. That means the process has been successfully completed.
- Enter the following command to exit the process:
- You’re now rooted!
Whatever variant of the LG G4 you had, it’s now rooted and is all set to be loaded with your favourite root-apps.
Let us know what apps you plan to load on your LG G4 after rooting it!
Furthermore, you might like to read the 5 best custom ROMs for the LG G4 smartphone and see what custom ROMs you might want to try using on your device.