The LG G4 is a fantastic device on its own. It runs on the hexacore Snapdragon 808 CPU and 4 gigs of RAM. But to completely utilize the real potential of any android phone, you need to promote yourself into being a superuser. Thus, you must know how to Root LG G4.
But rooting is not always as innocent as it sounds. It is a simple kernel level hack, which may not always be so simple to do. But in a world of open source operating systems, there are plenty of ways to get to your destination. Thankfully Android is one of such systems. So among the many ways of rooting your LG G4, I have compiled a list of 3 simple, one-click methods of rooting your device. Note that the device I have considered here is the Verizon variant of the LG G4, model number VS986.
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Some carriers typically set some locks and restrictions on their bootloaders, while others don’t. So these methods may or may not work on other variants of the LG G4. But if you have the VS986, follow along, as we explore the easiest ways to obtain root access, and get the most out of your flagship device.
How to Root LG G4
This is a software that you download on your computer and perform root exploit on your android’s kernel. It seems to work well on most other devices that I’ve tried, so I have quite a bit of faith in this. By following some simple steps, you can easily root your LG G4 within a click!
First, head over to a website where they offer the software. For the G4, I suggest visiting this link. There, click on the root now button, and it will download the software on your windows based system. Simply, install it like you would install any other software and open it.
You then have to connect your LG G4 to it, via USB. Make sure that you have enabled USB debugging on your phone. To do that, first, you have to enable developer mode.
To enable the developer mode, head over to About phone on your LG G4, and select version info. Tap on the build number option for seven times until it says ‘you are now a developer.’ Then if you hit the back hey, you will see a new settings option has appeared above the About phone option.
Select it and scroll down to the USB debugging option. Tick it to enable it, and select OK on the warning prompt that it shoes you. Don’t worry about that. You have now enabled your phone to be modified and upgrade through a USB connection. This will always come in handy, mark my words.
Now connect your phone to the PC and launch the software. Let it run, and you will see a big green button that says ‘root now.’ Click on it, and that’s it! A congratulations message should pop up on the software, which means you have successfully rooted your VS986 LG G4!
In case you can’t find a link to download the One Click Root software, you can directly download it from here.
This is an identical method for rooting your LG G4, in case the above method did not work for some reason. This software works similarly as the above OCR tool and is stupid simple to use.
You just have to enable USB debugging by following the earlier steps and connect your phone to your PC. Download the SuperOneClick software found at every corner of the internet and install it. Here is a direct download link for you lazy people, so you can Root LG G4.
Once the zip file is downloaded, simply, extract it and install the software. You will see that it is incredibly minimalist. Stay on the tab that says ‘universal.’ It works for pretty much all devices, so no concerns there.
Once you have plugged in your LG G4, hit the large Root button and wait for the process to finish. It will not take more than a couple of seconds. Once it is done, and everything says ‘OK,’ unplug your G4. You now have full root access on your smartphone, enjoy the new Root LG G4!
This is one of my favorite methods to Root LG G4, because it has a great looking interface, and it works well. Just download the software from their website. Here is the link to their site.
Once the software is downloaded, connect your phone to the system via USB as usual, with debugging enabled. If you don’t have the device software installed, it automatically downloads it for you. Just make sure you have a working internet connection for it.
Once everything is ready, it will give you a considerable root button for your phone. Just click on Root and wait for the circular progress dial to complete. Then it will pop up a success message, saying that ‘Root succeeded.’ This means that your LG G4 VS986 is now successfully rooted.
If you are not nearby a computer system, they also have an android app which does the same! Just download their apk from their website and run it. Here is the download link.
Open it and click on the big, circular root button and wait. Some users reported minor issues with it, but most of them got rooted easily, without using any computers at all! You can check if your device is rooter not using an app called ‘root checker’ which does what it is named after. It is available for free on the Google Play Store. Happy rooting!