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Default New root method for D801 4.4.2.

Today I read the news about the new S5 root. It's called Towelroot. I tried it on my D801 and it worked. I had not been able to root it before that without rolling it back to 4.2.2. Which is a pain.

So now you can root a T-Mobile D801 on 4.4.2 KitKat very easily. Which wasn't possible before with ioroot.

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Possibly invited: Every Android phone with a kernel build date < Jun 3
Meaning it'll root any G2 made. Not just the 801.

Install TowelRoot from here: http://towelroot.com/

Then install AutoRec from here for TWRP recovery: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2715496

Then if your staying stock I highly recommend you download and install SuperSU in recovery so that it's properly rooted. http://download.chainfire.eu/282/SuperSU/

More about TowelRoot: http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/06...urrent-device/

Thanks all. And of course I'm not responsible if this breaks the device or kills the cat. Use at your own risk.
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Thank you so much. Just rooted my LG G2 in less than a minute!!!
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Any idea if this will work for the D802. Never rooted before. Running stock as shown below.

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Any idea if this will work for the D802. Never rooted before. Running stock as shown below.

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Yes. It should work just fine.

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Doesn't ioroot work for all LG versions? It worked fine on my D800.

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Doesn't ioroot work for all LG versions? It worked fine on my D800.

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everything BUT the 801 unless you roll back to stock 4.2.2 JB. plus, there is no computer involved here...its a simple app.

OP, I was NOT able to get this to work for some reason....I rolled back to 4.2.2 stock, updated via OTA to 4.4.2, tried Towelroot app with no success.
were there any special instructions you did? or is this more of a temporary root? I didn't have SU installed after the reboot, and a Flashify Recovery Flash failed (it worked before on 4.2.2 for me)

Edit: apparently Flashify was the cause...downloaded AutoRec and all is well. thanks OP!
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FWIW, this method also worked for my G-Pad 8.3 from Verizon.
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Did anybody get their sd card wipedwith this method or did everything stay intact

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FWIW, this method also worked for my G-Pad 8.3 from Verizon.
4.4.2?

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