When it comes to Android phones, it is a challenge and privilege to endeavor in the rooting process. Rooting the Android phone is a process that you should not overlook as you can enjoy a lot of things when you are successful with it. You can open the superuser functions of the Android device when you successful root it. Adding the latest apps that the Android device normally restricts is a piece of cake if you are successful in rooting it too.
With the release of the LG G4 in the market, the Android users have been in an uproar. After all, this means that they have a new challenge to face: how to root the LG G4. Of course, using the one-click TunesGo Android Root tool is just one of the many options that can be chosen for the rooting of this particular device.
Here are the steps that one can take when it comes to rooting the LG G4 Android device.
Step 1 Connect your LG G4 phone to PC. Your Android phone will be recognized and displayed in the primary window.
Step 2 Click Toolbox tap. In the Device Tools section, click One-click Root to root and get full-control of your Android devices. Read the warning message and click Root to start the process.
Step 3 Please wait while TunesGo is getting root access. Be patient, because it can take a while.
Another option that you have is to follow the easy rooting procedure found in the XDA Developer forum. This is the kind of procedure that can handle any types of variants or versions. Here are the steps that you can take advantage of.
Step 1 Find out what software version you have for your mobile device. Go to SETTINGS > GENERAL > ABOUT PHONE > SOFTWARE INFO. Write down the Android Version, Software Version, and Build Number. You also have to go to HARDWARE info and look for the model number.
Step 2 Go to the website http://forum.xda-developers.com/g4/orig-development/root-tmo-vzw-intl-variants-soon-root-lg-t3164765. You are required to read through the entire thread so that you can understand the whole process. It is also necessary that you download the files that are mentioned in the forum which are needed for rooting the phone. A shortcut that you can go for when downloading is visiting rootjunkysdl.com/?device=LG%20G4 to get all of these downlaodables.
Step 3 You also have to go to devetester. Ro/projects/lg-firmwares/#imei to find your KDZ file or firmware restore file for your specific device. You need this file when something goes wrong with the rooting or when you want to go back before the rooting process.
Step 4 Figure out what variants you need for your specific device. It is highly recommended to use the International version though.
Step 5 You should already have the right files downloaded into your computer. Look into where the files were saved and look for the LGUnitedMobile_Win_Driver_Ver_3.14.1.exe and run it. The other file you need is the LG_Root.zip. Extract the files that are inside the LG_Root.zip. Remember where you have installed it. You also have to find the .tar file to extract the compressed files inside.
Step 6 Plug in the LG G4 into the computer. Copy the extracted files, which is an image file, from .tar zip file and save it to the internal storage of your LG G4. This is a system image that is pre-rooted.
Step 7 The system image should be flashed on the device so power off the Android LG G4. Unplug the USB cable temporarily while still flashing the system image.
Step 8 Once you have successfully turned off the device, hold the volume up button until you are in the download mode. The download mode should pop up after several seconds of holding the volume up volume. Just leave the phone in download mode and connect it to the computer.
Step 9 Go to the folder where you have extracted the files of LG_Root.zip and look for ports.bat. Click on this and a command prompt should appear. Look for the last com port listed in command prompt and list it.
Step 10 Go back to the folder where the extracted files of LG_Root.zip has been saved. Right-click on the white space and choose OPEN COMMAND PROMPT HERE. Input “Send_Command.exe . COM4”. The COM4 is basically the com port number you have found listed in the last com port in the command port. It varies per computer so watch out. This puts the phone in recovery. Type in “id” and hit ENTER afterward.
Step 11 Go back to the XDA Developer Forum thread and look for the DD number under the International version. Copy the whole code and then go back to the command prompt above. Just paste the code without changing anything. Hit ENTER.
Step 12 Once you get the # sign symbol in the command prompt, this means that the whole process has been successful. Go ahead and input LEAVE and hit ENTER. This should reboot the LG G4 device.
Step 13 Unplug the phone and scroll to the APPS drawer. You need to go to SuperSU. This means that the superuser is functional. You can use Root Checker to verify that the LG G4 is actually successfully rooted.