How to Root LG G Flex 2, G2, G3 on Lollipop!

For those of you looking to root your LG G Flex 2, LG G2, LG G3, or other LG devices on Android 5.0.1/5.0.2 Lollipop, we have some good news, WE HAVE ROOT!

Thanks to XDA user Unjustified Dev and a Korean user, we can now root most LG devices on Lollipop (and probably should work also on KitKat) by using the LG firmware exploit method.

This root method works on many LG devices, here’s a list of devices it should work on:

  • LG G Flex 2
  • LG G Flex
  • LG G3
  • LG G2
  • LG F60
  • LG Tribute
  • LG MS395/D393
  • LG L90
  • LG Transpyre
  • LG Volt (LS740)

If your device is not listed, do try it and let us know and we will update this list.

Before we begin, you will need a Windows computer to root your LG device.

Step 1. Go to Settings->About Phone->Software Info then hit on the “Build number” about 5 times until it says “You are now a developer”.



Step 2. Hit back button twice and now you should see “Developer options”, select it.


Step 3. Make sure “USB Debugging” is checked ON.


Step 4. Connect a micro-USB cable from your LG phone to your computer.


Step 5. Download and unzip the files.  You should get a folder called “LG_Root” in your Downloads directory like shown below:




Step 6. Make sure you have proper drivers installed.  Go to Device Manager and find “ADB Interface”.  If you don’t see it, download LG Drivers and install it.  Then you should be able to see it.

Download drivers:

Download LG G Flex 2 Drivers for Windows (Works for most LG devices including LG G Flex 2, G2, G3, etc…etc…)

For Verizon LG devices, download the Verizon LG driver instead!!!


Step 7. Open a command prompt then type:

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  • Kyle

    So does this mean I can flash the same recovery image from kikat, and or use lg g3 tweaksbox app?

    • Max Lee

      No, there’s no Lollipop recovery yet, we will have to wait. If you are on KitKat, better route is to just install stock ROM here using your recovery.

      • John

        Any TWRP yet?? Onl Lollipop I mean??

  • Biswa

    great root. Thanks. Worked for me.

  • steven

    I have a rooted g3 on 4.4.2 can I flash this?…and does WiFi tethering work?

    • Max Lee

      Yes you can use this but wifi tether is additional mod you will have to do, rooting by itself doesn’t allow wifi tether.

  • trav

    If my previously rooted phone upgraded to 5.0.1 can I follow these steps to make it rooted again?

  • Eddie

    Followed the tutorial. Everything seemed to be working pretty well. Now I’m stuck on the at&t logo and can’t seem to get out of it. Ideas?

    • prohunterhn

      have you tried doing a factory restart?

      • John

        I was stuck at the LG logo for a bit… found that I mis typed something in the adb… When done with step 12 did you get the “inflating” everything?? If not try to re-type the commands

        • Mark Liermann

          I was unable to make it work on Windows XP, but it did work on Win8.1. The .bat file paths are hardcoded for the newer win folder structure.

  • Ryan

    You can type “LEAVE” at step 12 in order to not pull out battery to reboot.

    This was tested on LG G3.

    • Devin

      Lg G3 D850

      yeah so i follow all the steps and now im stuck on the at&t screen for opening. any suggestions?

      • Devin

        well i can get it into download mode (firmware update) any idea what to do from their?

  • Laura

    I am getting the error “failed to copy ‘’ to ‘/data/local/tm’: Permission denied”
    What can I do to fix this?

    • Laura

      Solved my own issue…. I hadn’t unzipped the SuperSU folder.

  • Chris

    When I double click ‘ports’ it says the system is unable to find the specified registry key or value. Any ideas, I’m on Windows 8

  • Lee

    Not work for Tmobile G2. works until step 8, on step 9 never see downloading….Tried a few times still not work at step 9

    • techoguy

      did you ever solve this? I’m having the same issue on my ATT phone. Holding down volume up and plugging the USB cable in just brings up the LG logo for about 10 seconds, then it goes away. That’s all

  • Le Bottles

    You friggin rock fellas… donating in 3…2…1…

  • David

    How do you perform step 11 on a mac?

    • Max Lee

      I think it’s some sort of COM port command, there must be a Mac substitute.

  • David

    Would this work from mac terminal:

    ./adb-mac shell /data/local/tmp/ dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/ /data/local/tmp/busybox

  • Shekhar


    Will this work for D855? International model which is available in India?



    • Jigar

      Bro m frm India too…. Did it work without any bugs?

  • nhan

    at step 10, when i click “ports.bat” no COM display. Why is it?

    • Hey brother, you have to right click on the ports.bat and run with admin rights 🙂

      • nhan

        thank Kevin. However, the code inside “ports.bat” only show the available ports, admin rights does not effect here. You can open “ports.bat” by Notepad to check it.
        I think the problem may relative to step 8.

        • nhan

          My Phone is LG G2 F320. I found nothing in the registry HKLM\hardware\devicemap\SERIALCOMM
          Please help

          • Tom

            Did you ever get past this?

  • ballantyne

    Thanks! it worked for my LG G3 D855!!

  • Data

    Will this work on 4.4.2 Verizon?? Just a simple yes/no is appreciated!!

    • Max Lee

      Yes should work fine.

  • someone

    Does this trip q-fuse ???

    • Max Lee

      I don’t think so.

  • Leon

    Lg g3 d855.

    Stuck on step 9.
    The process is on 0% for 15 minutes by now.

    What should I do ?

    Thank you

  • Richard

    Im stuck on firmware update 0% and has been like that for 30 minutes. Can anyone help?

  • ron

    i have drivers installed when a type adb devices in cmd it shows my phone hen i type cd downloads i get the message the systeme cannot find path specified im onwndows 8.1

  • soheil

    hi I thank my dear friend root i root my phone and change the screen resolution after root to full HD but unfortunately launcher error that stops phone calls please help me what to do?
    my name is soheil and im from iran please help me. tnx

  • Hi
    I just say to you :
    “YOU ARE THE BEST !!!!!!!!!”
    Thanks soooooo muuuuuuuuuuuuuch!

  • hamid zeshan

    just root??? no custom recovry???????

  • Anton

    When i try cd LG_Root, is says it can’t find the path. Help?

    • nhan

      I think your LG_Root is located on different Partition of C:\
      Maybe D:\LG_Root.
      You should type D: first. Then cd LG_Root

  • al adamson

    From where do i copy the commands?? its kinda confusing. .u never explain that part properly!!

  • Jeremy Nguyo

    Am using LG G3 D855 Lollipop 5.0. At step 8 I keep getting an error that reads “more than device and emulator” Please help

  • Scott

    Worked 1st time on my LG G3 D855 Running L5.0


  • Aakash Parikh

    At sped 12 after typing in sh /data/local/tmp/ dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/ /data/local/tmp/busybox

    nothing happnes it just shows # again.
    I am spring LG g3 running 5.0.1

  • cole

    also get to #11 and it stays at 0% help anyone?? vs985

  • cole

    step 12 sorry, stuck at step 12 0%

  • cole

    got it figured out; go into the folder with the extracted files hold the shift key and right click an empty space in the window, click open command prompt here , then do 11 and 12 again , worked for me!!

    • will

      what did you do?? did u select all the things in the folder or what???

  • Louis

    Just tried this on an LG G3 US990 (U.S. Cellular variant running 4.4.2 since U.S. Cellular hasnt gotten 5.0 Lollipop OTA) and once I got done, put the battery back in, and rebooted, it gave me the “Android is upgrading… Optimizing app xxx of xxx” took about 15 minutes and IT WORKED! Thank you all so much.

  • Rik

    Can you put cyongen mod on it? with this root?

  • John

    So your root method worked great on my sprint lg g3… I unlocked my hotspot, is there anyway to cloak the usage from said carrier??

  • John

    First… Your root method work flawlessly.. Thank you. Now for my sprint lg g3 I unlocked the wifi hotspot now is there any way to cloak its usage from said carrier?

  • John

    Sorry for double post

  • Prince

    Confirmed…..working on my lg g3 cat.6…

  • masterchief

    Can i use a mac to root on lg g3?

  • SHabajda

    Hi guys, I got stucked on bloody step 9. Trying to hold down the UP volume button, but no downloading shows for me – just charging battery. I am using LG G3.
    Any ideas? Thx.

    • SHabajda

      forget this stupid question, I tried several times and it is ok now

    • syed abdul samad

      the downloading doesnt have to complete , after u see firmware update screen just open the downloaded lg_root folder open ports.bat and continue with the 10th step

  • runs on lg g3 beat d7247.

  • Rafael

    Works perfectly ! I tested it on my LG G3 Brazilian STOCK ROM Lollipop 5.0.1 20A

    Great job and Thanks!

  • Shubham

    HI..At step 11 when I enter the command “Send_Command.exe \\.\COM7″…It shows error “Couldn’t open port ” \\.\COM7.

    What Should I do?
    Please help.

  • Shubham

    Resolved the “COM7” error…but when I enter the command

    sh /data/local/tmp/ dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/ /data/local/tmp/busybox

    nothing happens.

    Please let me know what needs to be done in this case.

    • JGD

      What did you do to resolve the COM7 issue, I have the same problem.

  • SHabajda

    Working great for LG G3 D855 (International), Andriod v 5.0.
    Thx a lot!

    • vinoth

      have you installed any recovery

  • Shubham

    Nothing is happening after running the below command:

    sh /data/local/tmp/ dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/ /data/local/tmp/busybox

    I tried this several times on my LG G2 korean version(Build:30d).

    Can anyone please help.

  • vinoth

    worked fine now i have root access [ most of the apps(that require root) wont work, lollipop sucks] , but how will i install any recovery pls help. so that i could atleast flash some other rom.

    i regret rooting 5.0 in lollipop, i should have just downgraded. now i’m stuck

    • Kalpesh Patil

      hv u got the procedure to install recovery on 5.0?

  • Rafael

    Hey Bro, Thanks for this tip! It worked in my LG G3 D855 Brazilian Model with Lollipop 20A

  • Kevin

    HI I’ve reached to the firmware update but i got stuck at step 10 which is double clicking on “ports.bat”…it keeps telling me “The system was unable to find the specific registry key or value”. I also run this as administrator and its the same phrase. Please help my phone is an LG G3 at&t android

  • Sadhad

    Guys… Those who have problem with getting struck at firmware update screen.. well guess what, you dont even have to wait for the bar to reach 100%, just proceed with the next step..Worked like a charm!!

  • Tarik

    Will this result a wiped phone ? Am i going to lose all data ? LG G3 D855

    • John

      I didn’t.. Everything Stayed in tact for me.

  • Tarik

    How to enter download mode guys ? please help

    • Tarik

      I couldnt enter download mode as instructed hold down volume up and plug in. starts charging no download mode

      • Tarik

        Dont know how i did the same for like 1235812732 times and it did at last

        • Tarik

          i mean i am into download mode

  • What is the version for lollipop stock firmware? Is it V20e? Does the above root procedure work for my LG G3 855 with V20e?

  • alaska

    when i enter in D:cd LG_Root it says device is not ready??

  • jihuns115

    Thank you. Thanks to have rooted my G3.

  • md

    Thanx very much… Successfully rooted my phone with no problems…

    and yes its LG G3 (D855) …..

  • Akshay

    i get # at the last step means after

    sh /data/local/tmp/ dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/ /data/local/tmp/busybox

    i get # again

    how to go about ?

    • Vey

      Same here. I’ve got the same issue, after typing “sh /data/local/tmp/ dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/ /data/local/tmp/busybox”

      I got “#” and nothing happens. Can anyone explain?
      Thanks in advance.

      Please see attached.

    • Brian Goodacre

      I had the same issue.
      – Could it be that my phone is encrypted?
      – This similar post said to install SuperSU first. Should it be installed or not? (

    • Brian Goodacre

      I had the same issue. I need to decrypt my device.

  • Ty

    After i enter the command sh /data/local/tmp/ dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/ /data/local/tmp/busybox nothing happens. what should i do??

  • Ty

    For Everyone stuck on step 11 to 12 what i did to fix my problem was. in the extracted LG_ROOT folder i extracted the SuperSu folder. Closed the Command Prompt window i had opened went into the extracted LG_ROOT folder Held shift and the right clicked in an open space (not clicking on any software or programs) then selected open command prompt from here then repeated step 11 and i now have root.

  • JGD

    What COM settings is the Send_Command looking for to establish communications? It is unable to open the port when I attempt the command.

    • JGD

      Here is a screen shot of my attempt. The second attempt with Send Command is after unplugging and reattaching the USB cable.

      • Try running the file as administrator, right click->run as admin.

        • JGD

          I have run CMD as administrator still no luck.

    • JGD

      Finally have root! I ended up using a different computer and it worked like a champ. I have the Android SDK on my main machine and I wonder if the versions of adb on my computer and the one included with the root package were having issues working together. Thanks so much for the procedure.

  • miguel diaz

    Cd LG_Root
    The System Cannot Fint The Path Specified

    • miguel diaz


      • Sohail Khan

        do cd to wherever you had downloaded the folder then do
        cd LG-Root

    • Ali Yalkic

      Did you solve this?

      • miguel diaz

        Yes ; but when i turn off the phone to make the update nothing happan

    • goze18

      Delete it redownload, and then click extract files…, (NOT EXTRACT FILES HERE)

  • Wski

    Pleeeease can you help me? I am at step 9 i do all what you say but in step 9 my telephone say “DOWNLOAD MODE DO NOT UNPLUG the device until the process is complete.” and my telephone doesn’t turn to “Firmware Update” and i wait one hour but nothing. (Sorry for my english i am italian) Can you help me pleeease?

  • Imad Kharboutli

    Worked like charm, everything as described and photoed, thank you very much sir (LG G3)

    • Ameen

      What is your software version Imad? in Settings-About Phone-Software Information-Software Version.

      I have T-Mobile LG G3 D85110r, not sure if it would work with this version.

      • Imad Kharboutli

        It’s V20i-AME-XX
        LG G3 D855

  • D. Jr

    Funcionando perfeitamente no LG G3 brasileiro depois da atualização da LG para android lollipop. Muito obrigado meu amigo.

  • Ashcarenomore Cole

    system can not find path

  • Denise Klaucke

    Does it work on a LG G3 S.?

  • Prateek Dubey

    What do I say ? How do I Say thanks to you ? Its SIMPLE AND AWESOME. IT WORKS. Thank you so much !!!

  • Cory Nelson

    my phone is in a constant boot loop after this process. lg g2

  • bhavekost

    Thank You! Awesome walk through. For those users stuck on Step 11, through trial and error, I found the problem that I encountered and a clunky work around.

    I ran the command “sh /data………busybox” and nothing happened. No inflating, to ui_print. Nothing. So I typed LEAVE and rebooted. No SuperSU installed. Which was the case, nothing happened.

    Turns out my phone was encrypted (corp IT policy) and you can’t modify system files when encrypted. So my clunky work around was to do a backup, factory restore, then rooted the phone, re-joined my work Exchange and then the encryption happened after gaining root and finally data restore.
    Thanks again for the write-up and video!

  • Syed Moosa Hassan

    OH MY GOD, it worked!!! Thanx man, really appreciate it, I was so fed up for not finding any root method for my G2 (with newly installed 5.0.1) now I have it you have me relieved of doing a manual (so difficult) root method! cheers, TC

  • papo862

    lg tribute ls660 zv4 works thanks

  • Gaby Bernstein

    I have Lollipop 5.0 on LG-G3.
    I ran all the steps perfectly receiving all expected screen responses both on Windows and on Android.
    When I boot after step 12 (removing/placing the battery and power up), the phone is stuck on LG splash screen for more than 15 minutes, with the led flickering with green/blue as if booting up, but does not progressing into password screen or anywhere. Any thoughts?

    • Gaby Bernstein

      After investigating it seems that have no choice but to re-install my ROM. That means full wipe. So chaps – if you plan to install this root, make good backups of your valuable photos, messages (SMS, WhatsApp etc.) and prepare yourself that something might go wrong and you’ll end up with a soft brick that will requires hours of setups to reinstate your original phone with a major loss of passwords and reorder of the screeens. What a waste of time!

      • Floreen

        I have the same problem. Any solution?

    • Floreen

      Hi Gaby, I have the same problem. Can you help me?

      • Gaby Bernstein

        Unfortunately I had to flash my rom from scratch, but this occasion made me try Cyanogenmod 12, and it’s very good, although not completely stable just yet.

  • Israel Tendo

    Works Perfect, Thanks

  • Ricardo

    so… my LG G3 its crashed in the start… you can say why?

  • Hi, does this work using linux?

  • Andi

    great job~
    And how can we get this diag port to connect to qpst?

  • stanley

    Works on LG g3 Verizon 4.4.2 with no problems.

  • Tom

    Did you ever get past this problem?

  • I’ve got an odd problem on my G2: USB debugging is no problem (although I have to set it on PTP instead of MTP to get the dialog box).

    Everything works through Step 9 — I’m able to run the adb commands, and I get to the Firmware Update screen.

    But then it gets odd because ports.bat doesn’t find the device even though it shows up in Device Manager! So when I try Steps 11 and 12, nothing happens.

    Any clue why ports.bat won’t find the phone? Everything else seems find, and I tried it in different USB ports on my computer. But no joy.


    • Michael Steward

      I have the same problem with no port showing up. Did you ever fix it?

      • Yes, but I don’t know if it will help you. It seemed to have been a setting in my PC’s BIOS that was preventing my USB ports from handling a serial connection. I turned on something like “USB legacy support” and it worked.

        • Michael Steward

          Hrm, that option was already enabled. Thanks anyway.

    • Sean S-dot Chimanikire

      run as administrator when you click ports.bat

    • sean

      ive got the same problem. I have the lg g3 d850. I also have the (!) next to the device listed in Device Manager. Interesting… I’m going to reinstall the drivers. Running ports.bat as an administrator did nothing.

    • Strype

      When you run ports.bat, does it tell you it can’t find the registry key??

  • Michael Steward

    I can get to step 9 but I have no DIAG1 for a COM port. While trying to solve it myself, I did notice that after I plug my phone in holding volume up, my device manager shows several devices with ! on them (CDC Serial, LGE Android Phone, and MTP USB Device). I’ve installed several drivers and it appears to be working before I start with the steps.

    Running Windows 7 with 5.0.2 on LG G2. If anyone has suggestions, please let me know!

    • D_mon88


      did you manage to get around this somehow? i’m running windows 10 and everything goes well up to stage 9. now i am in firmware update mode, but can’t continue. would really appreciate an answer….at least a safe way to get out of this mode would be great. many thanks if you’re able to help!

      • Strype

        Did you ever figure it out? When I run ports.bat, it tells me it can’t find the registry key. Is that what happened to you? Were you able to fix it?

  • goze18

    Everything was fine until i did that last command with the # and copied and pasted the command and nothing happned. I am not encrypted and on lg g2 5.0.2!!!! I rebboted and it said root access was not properly installed!!!

    • Mike Smith

      Dont copy the hash, # in linux basically means treat everything after as a comment and doesnt interpret it

  • goze18

    Same EXACT THING happened to me just now. ;( help guys!!!
    -LG G2 tmobile 5.0.2
    (Improper root access on SU)

    • GOD

      i was stuck on that too but i did it for like 3 times until i see the step 12 i waited for like 3 minutes and the cmd doesnt move so i made the step 12 NEED TO WAIT 30 Seconds
      and the phone start showing a red light than rebooted and show “the sistem is inicializing” and then the supersu show it up :DDDDDD

      • trung

        u r damn god

  • Ron D.

    Hey Max, FYI, It doesn’t seem to work on the VS980 Verizon version of the LG G2. Everything works fine up to 6:35 of the video which never runs as your video shows. This leaves the phone soft-bricked when you reboot it (it just shows the LG screen forever). I re-flashed the stock Lollipop ROM “VS98039A_05.kdz” using the LG Flash Tool 2014… 🙁 No harm, no foul! Hopefully another root exploit will be found soon for the Verizon LG G2… Thanks for the effort and the great video… 🙂

  • Alen Đuderija

    at the end just tipe LEAVE and it will reboot and thanks man for info 😀

  • Nicole Eddy

    IT WORKED!!!! on my LG G3 5.0.1

    the only difference i had to make was putting,


    at the beginning of everything and use windows powershell and go up in the top left and,

    click on file and click on start powershell.exe

    and also i wasnt able to use the && symbols so i seperated those commands like so..

    ./adb.exe push busybox /data/local/tmp/

    and then

    ./adb.exe push /data/local/tmp

    and then

    ./adb.exe push /data/local/tmp

    and then after i found the “com” number by opening the port file i went back to the powershell typed in the next command with


    at the beginning and DONE

    • Ameen

      What is your software version Nicole? in Settings-About Phone-Software Information-Software Version.

      I have T-Mobile LG G3 D85110r, not sure if it would work with this version.

  • Hex

    Thanks works on lg g3, would this work on nexus 5?

    • LG Root

      For nexus devices, use Nexus Root Toolkit. Just Google it. Worked perfectly on my nexus 7 Android 5.1

  • ian phillips

    Great Tutorial Max, works great on LG G3.

  • Ben

    can I root my Optimus G Pro F240S lollipop 5.0.1?

  • Bashar Abu-Diak

    Every time I have the same problem “Can’t open the port” even using admin privileges, and I used other tools I have the same error, please help

  • Skapo21

    Guys let me clear this out for you , you need to be on MTP MODE no PTP because you will not see the the right “COM” and you will stack when you are going to move on at “step 11” download the correct drivers that is a **MUST**

    • Michael Steward

      When in MTP mode, i don’t get the device listed in step 7. Any suggestions?

  • SteG

    For my G Flex 2, hold Volume DOWN and Power Button for step 12.

  • J4N

    Thank you very much, this worked like a charm 🙂

  • tjudjo

    Thanks! Works on LG H440n.

  • Alex

    After a lot of unsuccessful attempts to gain root, I downloaded busy box. Followed the instructions and gained root on my LG G3 version 5.0.1

  • Keif Manao

    please help.. I tried it on my LG G Tab v400 lollipop 5.02. it says it’s rooted but when i run an app that requires root access. it says that the device is not rooted.

  • AC

    Did it this morning and success. Mine is LG-D858HK dual SIM bought from Hong Kong last month.

  • Mikhail Ushakov

    Worked 100% for LG G Pad (V400) on Android 5.02 FOTA. Rooted


    ok works perfect on LG G3 32gb.
    At step 9 download mode is by holding volume up button and plug the mini usb(G3 users only)

  • Guy Biton

    I god emulator and localhost in the list of devices and I got error : more that one device and emulator
    (LG G3)

  • Nirej T

    I have just rooted my Lg G3 using this. Works perfectly. Shows it is rooted. However, when I try to use flashify to flash twrp recovery, it reboots, shows that boot certification has an error at the loading screen. The screen turns off and the led flashese red and blue. Is there a fix for this? My version of the LG G3 is D855. International.

  • Nomic

    And after few seconds it should turn to “Firmware Update”.

    should something happen after this screen. looks like nothing is being updated even after 15 minutes. Continuing with the next steps does not result in an unrooted phone. LG G2

    Kind regards

  • dlacksdud

    Working with LG G Pad 8.0(wifi)

  • Carl Cao

    im sorry but i keep stock on the Logo screen can’t do nothing…. pls help me

  • Assirem Boukrara

    hiI’ve upduted my LG g3 to androide 5.0 and i have a problem with google accounts i ‘ve not access to google play why ?

  • Ameen

    Just wanted to know if anyone got it to work on T-Mobile LG G3 with software version: D85110r

    • Alex Sorkin

      Hasn’t been working for me…

  • Xencer

    Um, ports.bat this is what happens

    C:UsersJacobDownloadsLG_Root>reg query HKLMhardwaredevicemapSERIALCOMM

    ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.


    Press any key to continue . . .

  • Guest

    This won’t do shit for me, every time I try the cd LG_Root it tells me can’t find specified path

  • Amr Mohamed

    it’s working for lg g3 d858

  • Terbium22

    So I did this, but now it wont boot. It just stands at the LG , lifes good logo and “flashing”? Any ideas?

    • TheNeuJ

      The exact same is happening to me

  • Bauke Brenninkmeijer

    Hey guys, I didn’t have a DIAG1 but did have a DIAG3,so i used the port number provided from that. Did the rest of the operations like instructed. Got no errors at all and the last command line ended in a Done statement, so i figured it had worked. It, in fact, did not and i got in a bootloop. Fixed that with LG software but just wondering if anyone knows why i didnt have a DIAG1 and why using DIAG3 wasn’t a problem.

    B.T.W. the com used with DIAG3 was the same as the LG repair software used, so i think that is not the problem. I’m ofcourse not sure since im new to this root method.

  • Nova

    Got stuck on LG boot screen… any solutions? LG G3

    • Joseph Fair

      Same phone, same trouble.

      • Bob Folowski

        Yeah I had that problem as well, had to flash to kit kat and redownload all me apps, although I probably would’ve just done recovery mode had I known I’d have lost everything anyway

        • Sergio Seu

          Same problem here

        • Sergio Seu

          A factory reset is enought?
          I need only my phone working

      • Yust

        same trouble! How can I fix it? please tell me something, soo frustate

    • EpicSenseney

      Remove the battery. put the battery back into the phone and reboot the device. Its really simple and it should boot correctly. i kept my USB Cable plugged in the entire time. I rooted my AT&T LG G3 D850 doing this method and followed the steps entirely and it worked.

  • Joseph Fair

    Worse…I’m stuck at the splash screen, and the phone will not boot.

  • Joseph Fair

    I believe that I have just bricked the AT&T LG G3 (850) with this method. I would definitely not try to do this with one.

    • EpicSenseney

      I have the same exact phone and i followed the steps correctly. i was on the “firmware update screen” and removed my battery. then rebooted and it booted fine and it is now rooted! Done with AT&T LG G3 D850

  • Felipe Quiroz

    Same thing happened to me, doesn’t work, doesn’t do anything. Lg G2 D800 (AT&T version).

    • Aletz Pastrana

      a mi me paso lo mismo con el d800 despues de insertar el ultimo comando, pero lo deje asi un momento luego lo reinicie y cuando encendio ya tenia instalado el SU.

  • Joseph Fair

    OK…got it back to the firmware update screen…where do I go from here?

  • Bob Folowski

    Any luck with D850[20f] (Build LRX21Y), AT&T?

  • cartmen871

    i found the solution!!!

    • Kim

      yeah what is it

      • cartmen871

        Turns out its just out dated drivers. I tried everything on forums prior and nothing else worked, hope this helps.

        • Kim

          Witch drivers the LG ones?

          • cartmen871

            Yea, for instance I have a verizon lg g2, and downloading the drivers directly from their website fixed all the rooting problems.

          • cartmen871

            Did it work for you?

            • Kim

              Nope, can’t find any Telstra drivers anywhere. So I guess I’m just out of luck.

  • Kim

    Just tried this on my LG G3 D855K android 5.0 Telstra Australia. Went through all steps all good. Removed battery switched on G3 now stuck on startup screen. Shame so wanted this to work. Now busy with LG Mobile Support Tool again….

  • Kim

    Just tried it again same result……SW Version D85520F

  • Yust

    HELP im stuck in boot logo, using LG g3 Please help. ASAP

    • Mr. C

      Yes Same thing for me please help. I am also stuck in boot logo LG g2

      • Joseph Fair

        The phone is bricked. Happened to me as well.

        • Jumpax

          Not permanently. This exact same thing happened to me yesterday!
          Follow a guide on how to unroot / flash STOCK LG ROM.

          You should use a guide that involves using a program called LGFlashTool or something like that. I’m a beginner to rooting and I did it with ease.

          Keep in mind this will WIPE your device. It will be like brand new.

  • JP Missouri

    I Think something happened, when I downloaded the adb thing it just acted like driver software, (I tried both) so in the middle of the command prompt something didn’t work and with the allow usb debugging for computer I already did that (u have no idea how much i’ve tried, for like a year). So plz help I have a LG G2 and a crappy (Like it almost crashed) Windows Vista Premiem. HELP MEEEEE

  • ben

    its volume DOWN and power to reset the LG flex 2

    • Michael Parido

      Thank you SOOOOOO much!

  • cartmen871

    I have the solution for the ptp lg g2 port problen

  • Matt Farmer

    Error at step 10, saying “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” reinstalled twice now, and im stuck on step 10. PLEASE help.

    • Andrei Al Pacino Tomarowski

      Same here!

      • Yogesh M

        Same problem here too!!! someone just help!!

    • Hey Matt. I get the same error. Did you find a fix for this? I’m running VirtualBox(Win7) on OSX.

      Many thanks in advance.

  • Gary Zeus

    I noticed if you copy and pasted the line after step 8, it appears the copy isn’t getting the entire line of what’s supposed to be pasted in the command line…. I think this was the mistake I made…

  • robert

    Same thing stuck on the boot screen.

  • he steven

    I root my lg g3. Everything works until the last step. My g3 can’t turn on. It freeze on the LG starting screen. what can I do?

    • jkos

      Same here….

  • Anatole Foux

    I own a LG LEON H340 and this procedure to the rooter works beautifully

  • jake

    help my lg g3 vs985 is bricked and i cant figure out how to un brick it

    • C. Mullins

      mine did the same i’m currently downloading the stuff to do an un-brick/un-root procedure. If it works I will let you know

  • Mike Smith

    congrats but that wont help the guy above

  • Chmura

    Didn’t work on my LG G3 D851 from T Mobile… Stuck at t mobile screen…

  • (LG G3 D855)
    Everything worked great, I followed everything to the smallest detail and have gotten to the boot logo, but my now my daily driver is probably bricked. 🙁
    It is stuck on the LG Boot logo and the LED is cycling through blue and green.
    I thought i would just let it sit since first boot could take longer but it is still stuck.
    Please help because this phone is important to me as it is my daily driver.

    • Zalani

      yup me too.

      • C. Mullins

        same here except mine is stuck at verizon screen, HELP?

        • Zalani

          Mine was bricked. I had to wipe and restart. Once you do that, look up StumpRoot, wayyyy easier to root and i’ve used it twice sucessfully.

          • Brandon

            does this work on g2 as of 5.0.2? because that would be fantastic. I looked it up though and it says it was discontinued?

  • Guest

    Yeap stuck at step 11. When You are trying to run Linux command at the Windows Command Prompt, what is TOTTALY NOT STUPID.

    • trxr

      If your send_command.exe connected to the com port for the phone correctly, you’re actually executing those sh commands ON the phone.

  • Xieq

    Maybe You fucked up here Send_Command.exe \.COM24

  • Jason Crowson

    i get through everything but at step 11 my device does nothing… whats the fix?

    • Michael Steward

      Tried unzipping SuperSU?

      • Jason Crowson

        How do I do that?

        • Michael Steward

          It depends on your PC’s operating system. Usually when you right click the zip file you’ll have an option to unzip or extract.

      • Rampix

        Dude I fucking love you so much

  • Doesn’t work for me, did everything step by step got stuck in LG Logo loop like others have posted. In order to fix this you have to use LGflashtool and flash the stock .tot/.dll file, but change the action mode from “Upgrade DL” to “Board DL” then touch OK when screen pops up with AAT, and hit normal boot.

    • Adrian Tollis

      can you elaborate? im having the same issue. where would i get these .tot and ,dll files? does doing this wipe my phone?

      • Dude I’ve tried to comment how and for some reason my comment’s won’ get approved lol. e-mail me

        • Adrian Tollis

          thanks, i ended up finding out i pretty much had to factory reset because of this guide.

      • You get the .tot and .dll files from his “how to unbrick your LG G3” tutorial in step 3. Go through that process but uncheck “Upgradl DL” and check “Board DL” then when your phone’s screen light’s up towards the end of the process, touch the screen even though it says not to and select “normal boot+”

  • Sedric Tan Zhi Kai

    im stuck at the firmware update.
    after i reboot my phone at step 9 it shows firmware update but it just get stuck at 0% and does not increase
    LG G3 b855 here

    • Balandre Alejandro

      That’s normal, it’s waiting for you to send the updated information. Continue with steps 10 and 11 where you will actually send the data it’s expecting. After you sent it you will see

      ui_print – Unmounting /system and /data
      ui_print – Done !

      in the console where you inputed step’s 11 line.

      You can now remove the usb cable and restart your phone.
      I can confirm i got my D855 device rooted with this method.

      • Andre Brandao

        I did everything how you said, but it doesn’t work. When I reboot my phone, the SuperSU app doesn’t appear in the dock and any other apps that needs root access doesn’t run.

        • Atchadev Bhangroop

          Hi Andre, I am experiencing the same issue. Have you been able to fix this?

          • bryan

            for the love of God someone please help us!!!

        • Zachary Mitchell

          Same exact problem

  • Stijn Roelofs

    Im stuck step 11. I copied the text, but when i hit enter nothing happens

    • ray

      Me too here, I got a LG g2 D802

  • JT

    phone wont reboot. after step 11, everything was successful. i got prompt in the cmd tab saying it was done. now phone wont reboot. just sits at the LG screen after restarting. on a G2..

    • Ahmed Mido

      the same problem here plllz help

      • Gustavo Lewitan

        Hello, the same problem in LG G2, do you have any solution? my phone dont work any more. Thanks you

        • helper

          for the lg g2 you dont need all of this. You can easily root your android just with your android without a computer. for example: stump root app but there are many others.

          • steve

            Stump root is kit kat

    • Joko

      Congratulations. You’ve all bricked your cell phones.

    • Aivaras Puškorius

      hold down volume down and power button instead of vulme up and power max lee lied

  • Joshua Sanderson

    Tips from a noob thats been rooting since OG EVo..if you copy and paste, make sure you look at the screenshot to make sure nothing was cut off. CMD must be run with Admin, or will not copy SuperSU. Follow the directions!!I kept hitting the power and volume, which made the phone start up. Files are copied to tmp, so if the phone turns on for any reason, start over. Took me a few tries to get over my own stupid,

  • Nikola_sss

    Step 9 just will not do

  • kircata

    I try this on my lg d415 and brick happent

  • Hex

    Looks like it doesnt work anymore? It worked month ago but now it stucks at LG logo…

  • andrew

    stuck at step 8… when i copy it it says cannot stat busybox : no such file or directory.. help?

  • Jtroutt19

    Well this guide sucks just Soft Bricked my phone! You sir are an asshole!

  • pkleiz

    yeeah, LG G3 and LG G Pad done!!!

  • Tùng Phan

    Thank you!
    A very clear and easy to follow how to.

  • Matt Klassen

    working on a mac…step 10 work it just says: /Users/kids/Desktop/LG_Root/ports.bat: line 1: reg: command not found

    /Users/kids/Desktop/LG_Root/ports.bat: line 2: pause: command not found

  • Felipe Doro

    muito obrigado, deu tudo certo

  • Felipe Doro

    Funcionou no L Prime do Brasil (Variante do L Bello)

  • RJ

    will this work on Sprint LG3 lollopop?

  • Samidu Shiwantha

    plzz help mee how to root lg l bello d335 lollipop 5.0.2

  • TwentySkroll

    Worked perfect on a LG G3s D722, thanks alot!

  • Samidu Shiwantha

    how to root lg l bello d335 lollipop 5.0.2

  • mirza shafi

    Doest this work for g3 cat6 too? Im currently using f460s

  • IsThatEllieG

    Thanks. It worked.

  • Anderson Felipe

    ” step 11. what do I do ?

  • Sydney Ann Ulrich


    • Bbeltjones

      adb, not abd

  • Cod

    Remember to open the command prompt AS ADMINISTRATOR , otherwise step 11 won’t work

    • iberion

      Thank you!

    • Luis Fernandez

      how do you do this?

  • Drew Pador

    Does this procedure work for 5.1.1?

  • Wayne Hutsell

    it says: error more than one device and emulator… help please

  • Wayne Hutsell

    i put in last step of step 11 and it sends me back to pound sign help please

  • Scout

    My LG G3 won’t reboot after step 11, just standing on the LG screen after restarting ! What can I do ?

    • Chise Sakamota

      i believe we r screwed cause mine is doing the same thing

  • Luki Machegger

    Hi, everything went fine until step 12, the prompt window said “done !”, but now my phone (LG G3 ) is not rebooting anymore. it is stuck in lg logo screen… what to do? Pleas help

  • Chise Sakamota

    G3 just stays at lg screen…. dead phone i guess

  • Bill Green

    lg g2. after sitting on a brick(lg logo) for about 8 hours, it finally worked on 5.0.2. i must have tried 30 times and then all the sudden it worked. wish i could tell you guys what i did different the last time, but i have no idea. my advice, just keep doing it over and over, and follow instructions to the t.

  • klintyfye

    my cat closed the cmd window when i was at step 11 and now my phone wont go from firmware update. plz help

  • trung

    g2 d800 at step 12, need to wait for 30s, the red light show up few times then release the buttons

  • Garret Gallant

    I Found A Fix that doesn’t require a factory reset after your phone screen gets stuck on the logo, basically go back to step 9, after unplugging your usb once more and while your running the cmd hold the volume up button and plug in your usb. repeat the steps from 9 to the end and once your phone starts up again be patient, it will take about a minute or so and it will say android is upgrading, then you will have superSU on your phone. Glad i can help, let me know if this helped you.

  • ElvisMarmaduke

    How come you have mac and linux files in there but don’t say how to do it on either of those systems?

  • grunt0300

    Does this method work on a Mac?

  • grunt0300

    What happened to root AT&T LG G3 with Mac?

  • N1ck

    I’m having trouble getting my phone to enter download mode. I just got through the 1st cmd prompt section. I don’t think the phone’s rooted yet and it definitely isn’t bricked. For some reason it’s just not entering download mode. Any help?

  • Donlonte Faithwalker Themes

    Have any one tried this on lg g4?

  • Xele

    After upgrading firmware to 10d, step 11 no longer works. It just drop back to # without any action.

  • gdanko

    What if I am not using Windows?

  • Jim James

    I have an lg l bello D335.its updated to lollipop,now i can root it.
    how to root it ?

  • JP Missouri

    Uhhh… it cant find my device on step 7 with adb devices and that messes up the whole process


    • DJ_Jannu

      it works !!! finally i made it after 2 days of testing and damaged walls 😀 thx for the great tip @25cent:disqus

  • Richard McElhaney

    I have a lg flex and the software versions on it is 4.4 the kit kat how do i upgrade it to the lollipop 5.0 it says i meet minimum system requirments but when i go toup grade it it says im not compatiable

  • DaanCore

    my smarthfone no esta en la lista

    LG León. mondelo:H320

  • Sheikh Aadi Asghar

    Stuck on 11th step,
    When i type send_command.exe\.COM5 then the Command Prompt responds “Access is denied.”
    Please help me out.Thanks in advance.

  • NT

    Followed every step correctly. Phone reboots but no root access.. Please help!
    Thank you

  • Ezra Casas

    Wow, I just created an account just to comment oh here…
    THANK YOU! At first I was disappointed because it did not work. After reviewing the comments and comming to the conclusion that you did not mention a step, I went ahead and “risked” it. OH VIOLA!

    LG G2 LS980ZVG has been rooted, thank you!

  • grunt0300

    Great tutorial Max. Just wondering if it comes with TWRP, or do i have to flash it separately? Thanks for any help.

  • Vâlytüñeed Ismail

    i rooted my lg g3 and after i rebooted my device the supersu wasnt installed 🙁 what should i do

    • Ryan DeVoe

      Im having the same issue. Everything goes fine during the process but upon reboot SuperSU is not there. Not sure what to do here

  • Rau CobTor

    Thank U. The only one post that help me to root my LG G3 D855 lollipop 5.0! Thank you again for great explanation and links…

  • Andreas Ebbert-Karroum

    Worked for me without a glitch. Thanks!

  • Tom Dvorak

    Hello Max I have been checking out your excellent tutorials. I have spent days trying to get Lollypop on my Verizon i535 so that I can use it on Android Auto. I have tried a number of different tutorials all I have been able to do is soft brick my phone a number of times. I wonder if there is one generic set of instructions to go from a stock phone to one with CM12.1 booted up on Lollypop. What I would like to know is what type of files need to be installed and in what order. I can then search the procedures to install.

  • Mitch

    Hi. I am getting an error at step 11 that says: System_Command.exe – System Error “The program can’t start because MSVCR100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”
    I have confirmed that the .dll file is in my System32 folder and restarted my computer to no avail. Can you please provide some guidance.
    thanks in advance.

    • Mitch

      I wasnt on Lollipop yet. Used stumproot to root in kitkat (I think), then installed Lollipop. Now about to root in lollipop.

    • Nelson

      I have the same exact error. I’m using a VM within OS X. Could that be the reason?

  • Kurt

    How do I do this on a Linux? I saw that there were linux files.

  • Chuck Mann

    I have rooted successfully but my phone won’t update to the latest Android version….I was going to try installing stock firmware for the LG G Flex2 but having trouble finding it online. Any ideas where to look?

  • JFL

    thanks! worked fine on my lg g2 5.0.2

  • ryan shaq

    doing cd downloads and lg_root says the system cant find the path specified.and when doing adb devices says LGD722d468188a offline please help i,’ve tried so many root apps but none of them work.
    by the way has lollipop 5.0.2 and it is an lg g3 beat

  • Mauricio Morales

    i tried it on my lg g3 and it didint work

  • awesome! success!

  • Finesse Lewis

    I’ve done everything exactly how it’s sited above. I have LG G3 D690 running 5.0.2 . When I checked for root it says my phone is still not rooted. Can you help ?

  • lol

    when i open command prompt and type cd LG_Root it says the system cannot find the path specified

  • Jon Griffin

    Keep having the same issue over and over again.. I have the AT&T LG G3 (850) running on Lollipop 5.0.1 and I follow all the steps to a T. After step 11, all I see is:
    ui_print *******************
    ui_print SuperSU installer
    ui_print *******************
    ui_print – Mounting /system, /data and rootfs
    ui_print – Extracting files
    ui_print – Disabling OTA survival
    ui_print – Removing old files
    ui_print – Placing files
    ui_print – Post-installation script
    ui_print – Unmounting /system and /data
    ui_print – Done !

    There is no inflating process as shown in the picture and my phone does not install SuperSU and does not get rooted.. I’m running the command prompt as Administrator and my phone is not encrypted… ANY SUGGESTIONS??

    • Gregory Baker

      Hi Jon,
      Did you ever get this figured out? I have the same problem.

    • Grieldo Lulaj

      Same here D851 followed all steps correctly, no super su installed, so i installed it thjrough play store. no root detected.

  • phissith

    I like to know…I have H950 for At&t anyone want to give me a fair warning not to root it?? Please?

  • Nick

    My G2 from Verizon is only recognized as an adp device if it is in (PTP) mode. Everything works fine until I manually put my phone into downloading mode. Once it is on the “firmware update” screen, my computer no longer recognizes the device as an adb device. I can’t use the “ports.bat” function, and I can’t continue the process.

  • Sulaiman Salim

    how do i do this using mac? to be exact how do i do step 8 onwards on mac

  • Moha1239

    my verizon lg g3 goes through the whole process and it says “done” but when i reboot my phone it is not rooted i am running on android 5.0.1 and drivers are installed. Any help?

  • Bob

    follow the steps exactly, and my phone still isn’t rooted. get rekt me 🙁

  • Pollie Jayne Chua

    Is there a way to root my LG G PRO 2 on Lollipop without a PC? because I have a MacBook…

  • Tristan Romero

    idk y but my tmobile lg g3 wich I recently updated to lollipop wont root at all this is the 3rd method ive tried but it wont root can I get some help?

  • Ty’Eira Marie Morrison-Osteen

    Successful root on LG US550 (LG Logos-US Cellular).

  • Pemsiri Ranaweera

    Mine is LG G3 with Android 5.0. I did root it this way. If you are stuck at step 9 dont worry . Just continue with other steps as Instructed and you will be fine. It will be Rooted. Check with Rootchecker from app store.

  • Jacek Strzelczyk

    Everything works fine! (5.0) 🙂

  • Victor TN

    I have a Sprint LG G3, model LS990ZVA, running Android 5.0.1. Did everything exactly according to the instructions above. Everything worked exactly like the screenshots, and Supersu was installed on my phone, however, my phone is NOT ROOTED. I installed Root Checker and it’s showing that the phone isn’t rooted, root-required apps don’t work either. I’m at a loss, I’ve tried every rooting method I can find to no avail. I don’t want to wipe my phone, but I’m tempted to wipe it and downgrade so I can use stumproot.

  • Zachary English

    When I check the ports for the G3 the I get a DIAG3 instead of a DIAG1. Is there a fix for this?

  • Sebastian Paulus

    Thanks alot, appreciate the work you put into this.
    I followed your instructions step by step and..surprise … it worked without any problem. Took maybe 5 minutes, and my Flex 2 is now ready for Xposed (hopefully this will work on the Flex 2^^)

  • ImMrJazzified

    I followed all the steps and everything goes smoothly, but when I check the root with the “Root Checker Basic” app, it tells me that my phone has not been rooted. I have the D855 model running lollipop 5.0

  • Sharath Raju

    Confirmed ,
    LG Magna / H502f root working!

  • ClikFire _

    you need to start including a method for mac users. becasue this is utterly useless to me. No offense. Thanks….

  • Da Riusz

    Hi there! I’d like to root my G3 running lollipop 5.0 and this method seems great for me but I only have access to Mac OS computer? Any suggestions?

  • Lonerwithaboner420

    Computer won’t show ADB Devices in my device manager. Downloaded it from many different places. Also won’t ask for debugging permissions @ step 7. Help?

  • Michael Greem

    I have LG G3 D855, I did everything you did and everything said successful but i have no SuperSU app on my phone, can anyone help?

  • Alex Wallin

    Worked like a charm. Finally a method that worked for my T-Mobile LG G2 running on Lollipop! 😀

  • Emerick

    It doesn’t work x) when i try the step 11. I have any download on the cmd. Who can help me?

  • Shepherd

    10/10 (T-Mobile – D855 – 2GB Version) 100% Complete Win10.

  • Brandon S

    Does anyone have any advice on rooting and LG G4 F 500S ?

  • Mohsin Akhtar

    THanx dude 🙂

  • Garshasb Gachpazzade

    how to unroot to get OTA update?

    • steve

      You don’t have to unroot to get ota’s only have stock recovery and rom installed. You will loose root after update. If you still don’t want roit, go into the super su settings and click on the unroot button

  • marco tavares

    I did all procedures and worked well my LG g2

    Thank you so much

  • tj

    how do we do this on mac

  • Arsh Kumaran

    i tried to do it but the done thing did not come and my phone did not root…

    my phone is the g3 d722k

  • alexaanderjones52301

    doesnt work on all variants… vs985 nothing has worked so far..

  • marco tavares

    works great thank you on lg g2

  • Ethan Bradley

    I went through the whole process without any, trouble, but it didn’t root my phone. Nothing is different from before I started.

  • bryan x

    i tried to root my g3 but and it outputs that it is finished but after it reboots, there is no supersu installer and the phone is not rooted. and based on the images above, it seems it has missing logs in its installation of supersu. please help

    • theoscat

      same issue here….. not sure why ?_?

      • jae

        same as me, anyone know the issue? i have verizon lg3

        • Dan Kay

          Same here 10/09/15
          Everything went fine but no SuperSU app and it looks like did not root.
          Also have LG G3 Verizon.
          The phone did restart OK.

          • Lavin Sumit Chauhan

            my software version <<<>>>>> same prob… plzz help.

      • Jimr5467

        Yep, same issue here as well. LG G3 ATT D850 Android 5.0.1. The required files are not extracted. I tried looking for the files on my device, but couldn’t find them. Thought if I could copy them over manually to the proper location, I could try again. Anyone know how to find the correct location on the device?

      • Martin

        Same problem on my Flex2 LG-H955 rev.1 build LMY47S version V15c-EUR-XX
        The required files are not extracted.
        I tried a hundred times, nothing works.
        As I looked directly via command on my phone there was no extraction folder, but all copied files via adb.exe.
        So I think the extraction on my device do not work.
        Any ideas to solve this problem? Thanks.

    • Polk Chen

      same issue…LG D850 5.02

      we miss the extracting files detail on the log.

    • Dewa Cabul

      same issue here

    • Hk Jeon

      Same issue here. I saw Done! but couldn’t see Supersu.

    • RaPaPPa

      Same issue have, Is there any solutions ??

    • Kesha

      I have the same problem. However, after repeating the process and leaving my phone connected longer before restarting it, SuperSU is in my app drawer. When I open it, though, I receive a message stating there is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. Any ideas on what can be done to get this working properly?

    • caro

      Having the same problem. Did you ever find a solution?

  • Jamie Kitchens

    adb is not a recognized command. In other words, I cannot even complete step 1.

    Edit: I had to use . adb

    Edit 2: When I hold volume up and plug in the USB cable, it goes to the Firmware Update screen but remains at zero percent process. Nothing I do causes it to progress. I remove the battery and repeat the process, to no avail.

  • Jasefacekhs

    Trying your guide on the LG G2, and i get to the firmware update screen. Is it supposed to take a while to even make it to 1%? the program you also have listed as an option is unable to find the port after reboot at 75% Then in step 9 i never see downloading all i see is download mode and then it goes to the firmware update screen where it never makes progress.

  • Kyle Gagnon

    everything seems to have worked fine except nothing at all changed phone works as if i never touched it and i had to download super su and it says not rooted missing su binnary, anyine have this problem or now how to fix it

  • Finalfan VG

    mine went through all steps successfully but it didn’t root

  • Jacob

    i have tried this method on lg g3 d850 an nothing :<
    any advice ?


    Stop at this stage in LG G3S Beat lollipop 5.0.2


    Stop at this stage please help . LG G3S Beat lollipop 5.0.2




      The same problem with LG One Click Root

  • bryam

    it didn´t work on my D851

  • eric

    it worked today on my sprint lg ls990 thanks so much after looking all day and everyone wanting money you guys are the best thanks 🙂

    • It did? I ran through whole thing multiple times, get the done on last step, but when I restart no root access 🙁

  • Luis Fernandez

    how do you open a command prompt from step 7???

  • Herl

    Hi.. Do you have Custom ROM for G Flex 2?
    What is the Best so far for you?

    salamat 🙂

  • Godfrey Madibane

    Hi. I am using LG G3. I don’t quite fully understand the basic reasons for rooting but it looks cool. My one reason to do it is because I want to use Android 5.1.1 on my G3 which is currently running on 5.0. can I do that ?

    • Hex

      You can flash custom rom after rooting. Theres no stock rom 5.1.1 for G3

  • Khizar Arshi

    Titanium Backup tells it has no root access…. shows some error.
    SuperSu asks for some binary crap… what to do? I’m using Tmobile G3 with lollipop 5.0.1
    I followed all the steps to success, but still without root access….. please help

  • Joe Topping

    every time i do this tutorial it does root my phone

  • Joe Topping


  • awef

    This is a bad guide, not for newbies. You skip over steps you may think are trivial but will confuse new comers to rooting. Please make this guide more considerate to a wider audience.

  • Vader Van Vlichtenstein

    sooooo. will this work with sprints 5.0.1 update? ive done this 3 times got trough it all the way but it wont root. just wondering if what one of the other users said about missing installation files compared to your command lines after the # sh command

  • Siddharth Tandon

    After typing cd Downloads it says system cannot find the path specified

  • Sin

    Awesome thanks it worked!

  • Sin

    If anyone needs help I could be able to, well, help.

  • Robert Garcia

    My PC wont run “Send_Command.exe \. COM3” because it claims that “MSVCR100.dll” is missing. I’ve searched through System32 to find it and I’ve found two copies so I know it’s there. The question is, how to get the command to run?

  • Raulinn Maldonado

    How to root on 5.1.1

  • Dustin

    Lg g3 d850 5.0.1…I can get all the way to step11, but when I copy and paste for supersu, nothing happens any thoughts?

  • Cheli

    How to Update SU-Binary

  • Landon The Noob

    This is the 4th method I’ve tried (VS985), all with the same result. Once I get to the last step, I get a simple FAIL message. Is this because I am running 5.1.1? Is there a method that will allow for 5.1.1 or do I hae to downgrade my software first? I’ve rooted successfully twice before, idk why it’s not working this time. (I like to mess with my phone a lot lol)

    • Ian Engel

      This is the same problem I’m having now. Is it because we’re running 5.1.1? I don’t know where the path is either to find out what file the command is referencing either…

  • Steve Mills

    I’m following your steps, but when I disconnect USB cable my LGG3 and then plug it back in, computer does not recognize it because USB Tethering turns off and has to be manually switched back on, which I cannot do when the Firmware Update screen is on. The Firmware Update screen appears but does not update. I pulled the battery and turned on and all is good, but can’t get beyond this step. Any suggestions?

  • Oaf

    Didn’t work. 0/10 – would not recommend.

  • rr

    this is such a long-drawn method – just search for the 2-minute root process

  • Denis Ungl

    nice, this worked. But for lg g flex 2 you have to hold volume down+power button to reboot your phone.

  • Luca Staiano

    I can’t do step 9 🙁 when i press Volume up and i plug in the cable, my phone start charging.
    Please help me.
    LG G2

  • Ruben Rodriguez

    Can anyone confirm that this works on the sprint variant of the LG g Flex 2?

  • Hi Max Lee, Whats up Man, Please Update the download link of LG_ROOT. It’s not working on my Side. Thanks !

  • AS118

    Thanks! Seems to have worked for me, I found the SuperSU app.

  • I got this working on my LG G3 F400L, thank you

  • Jeff

    Hi I just got a LG G2 and I get to step 11 and I past in the command and it does not look like it does anything. I do not get any messages saying that it’s inflating, it just returns another #. Any thoughts or ideas? Thanks

  • Jabbacks Ailingeo

    Doesn’t work…. LG D851 (T-Mobile)

  • Silvano González

    Hi, my phone (LG G Flex 2) stays on Firmware Update stays on Firmware Update at 0%, it seems it won’t reboot.
    Any help?

  • Jonnyarlathotep K’haos

    Well i guess i should have read the comments section as i like everyone else here got “success” but then no root

  • Ran Samo

    The method works for LG Leon H320 LTE. However, must add two precisations: first, your device must be in PTP mode (not MTP or only charge, they won’t work); second, the dowload link on this site is down.
    Beware: the installation may require a lot of time

  • okorie nnamdi

    Can it work on LG G flex 2 that has android 5.1.1?

  • Panagiotis Nanousis

    Will this work on lg g flex 2 Marshmallow? I dont know how to downgrade it ;/

  • Pete Ondrik Jr.

    I need help.! I’m at the end of rooting my lg v20 I open cmd, type cd Downloads, when I type cd fastboot it says sytem cannot find the path specified..! PLEASE HELP ME MAX. I’ll do anything.!

  • Kestrelhen

    When I try to run the Send_Command.exe \.COM24 , it just says error, (replaced com24 with com3)

  • Kestrelhen

    If you’re having problems, try extracting all files into a new folder which you will afterwards name LG_Root and also extract supersu and place it in there as well. After that, try SHIFT + Right Click and then open command prompt here. It worked for me with the lg g flex 2 but it won’t show me the supersu app, trying to see if I have root right now.

  • Strype

    When I run ports.bat, it says “Unable to find the specified registry key or value.” – I have been trying for 3 days to get this darn phone rooted, and no matter what, I always slam head first into some kind of major issue. I’m starting to think this phone is unrootable. 🙁 Anybody have any suggestions?

    I have an LG G2 (Verizon) VS9803aa 5.0.2