Towelroot is a rooting method made people by Android KitKat software update. The man behind the rooting method is the XDA recognized developer Geohot, who is the same guy to first jailbreak the iPhone all those years ago. Just like the iPhone that is nearly impossible to jailbreak these days, the Towelroot application no longer works for the new software updates either.
Since the LG Optimus G3 is an older device that doesn’t run the latest software update like Android 6.0 Marshmallow, many people can still root the device using the Towelroot method. Furthermore, anyone can downgrade the Optimus G3 at any time and start running the Android KitKat update and get root access to the G3 device.
Files You Need
- Point your web browser to the http://towelroot.com website when it tells you to do so during the guide.
- You are voiding the warranty of your LG Optimus G3 device by following this guide.
- The following guide will root your G3 using the Towelroot application so long as your device is running Android KitKat with the kernel version before June 3 2014. After that date, every software update came with a patch in the kernel and the Towelroot exploit is blocked. You can anytime downgrade your firmware to a compatible version or Android KitKat and root the device.
Rooting the LG Optimus G3
- Make sure you have the Unknown Sources option enabled on your device so you can install third-party apps like the Towelroot app on your device. Get that done by navigating to the Settings > scroll until you reach Security > scroll down until you reach the Unknown Sources option and check the box for that option.
- Point your web browser on the G3 smartphone to the Towelroot website we gave in the files section above.
- Tap your finger on the red Lambda icon and it will download the file to your device.
- Follow the prompts to install the Towelroot application on your device.
- You should see the “Make it Ra1n” button in the end.
- Click the button to make it rain, which means to get root access on your device.
- Soon you will be greeted with the pass message and you’re done.
- Your LG G3 smartphone now has root access to the root file system and you can leave if you want. However, we strongly recommend you continue following the guide for safety.
- Head to the Google Play Store on your device and install the SuperSU application. The SuperSU app will keep your device safe. Now it acts as a gatekeeper and will not let any malware through unless you give that app permission. That’s why you must read what you are granting permission if it asks for your permission in the future.
- Lastly, install the root checker app on your device to make sure your device does have the root access it needs before installing the root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store.
In conclusion, you are now ready to start installing any apps that require root permission from the Google Play Store and other third-party sources online.