How to Root LG G4
LG G4 is a great Android device and is one of the flagships in the LG’s G series smartphones. It is famous for its excellent camera quality and leather back cover. Although old, The device is still owned by a lot of people. The hardware of the device is powerful, not as powerful as the latest flagship devices but good enough to get the work done. One might experience few lags while using the device, but that’s just because most of the manufacturers including LG stop providing software updates after 2 years time period.
How to Root LG G4?
Rooting your LG G4 would open up your doors, by doors, I mean you’ll be able to install the latest Android version, you will be able to flash custom kernels, you’ll be able to charge it quicker, you’ll be able to tweak the performance of the battery and the phone too and install frameworks such as Xposed Framework and improve the performance. If you are new to rooting, you can read our beginners guide to rooting.
- Enable the developer mode.
- Go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on built number to get the developer access.
- Once you enable the developer mode.
- Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging.
- Turn off the security features on your system like antivirus as they may interfere with the root process.
- Ensure that you have unlocked the Bootloader of your LG G4 and have installed a custom recovery image as well. You can read our guide to unlock the bootloader and install TWRP recovery on LG G4
- Make sure that your LG G4 is at least 80% charged.
- [Not compulsory, but we recommend] Take the complete backup of your android device as this process might reset the factory settings and wipe out all the data from your phone.
Time to root your LG G4
- Download SuperSU File on your PC.
- Connect your LG G4 to PC via USB Cable.
- Transfer the downloaded SuperSU file from PC to your Android and remove the USB connection.
- Now enter recovery mode.
- For doing so, switch off your LG G4 and press & hold the Power & Volume Down Buttons at the same time till you see the LG logo on the screen.
- Release the buttons for 1 second and again press & hold the power & Volume Down buttons.
- You have entered the recovery mode in your LG G4.
- Use Volume Buttons to scroll up and down and power button to select.
- In Recovery Mode Menu, tap on Install and select the root file & continue the flashing process.
- Once it is complete, select the option ‘reboot system now’ from the main menu.
- If you see Boot Loop issue on your LG G4 then go back to recovery and choose ‘wipe data factory reset’ & ‘wipe cache partition’.
- You have successfully rooted your LG G4.
This was all about how you can root your LG G4. Let us know if you are facing any issue with this process and we would love you to help you out. Rooting is awesome, but there are some risks involved, you can continue reading the article.
What are the risks involved in rooting?
Just like the famous saying which states that every coin has two sides, same goes for rooting. On one hand, you are getting the master access and on the second hand, you are losing the manufacturer’s warranty. No mobile manufacturer wants that you break the limits and do experiments on the device which is the reason that rooting voids the manufacturer warranty.
Also, you won’t get any update notification on your rooted device as OTAs are not received once the device is rooted. So, if you wish to update your Android after rooting, you have to do on your own. (Assuming that you are an LG G4 user, there’s nothing to worry about OTAs because the LG G4 won’t be getting any OTAs from LG anymore.) There are also chances of losing the data and bricking the device, so root your LG G4 very calmly and under supervision.