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[Depreciated][GUIDE] how to root US LG G Stylo on 5.1.1 and unbrick :) updated on 9/2

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It has come to my attention that this will not work on latest OTA so please only use this if you have the mentioned android number...and I moved on to a LG G3

Attention if you try this and end up with a brick or your device transforms and tries to destroy you; it's not my fault you did this not me. So just read all of this thread not just the O.P to get out of a bind if you reply with "the thread is too long i wont read it please help" don't expect anything short of "there's a search bar use it"


Attention If you bricked via trying to root with the 5.0.2 method on 5.1.1 then just run what is below and you will have a fully working and rooted Stylo

Hello there I and Unjustified Dev have figured out how to root this puppy with the help of a video on YouTube so please read carefully and copy carefully ! (Thanks @Newyork! for helping me clean up my OP)
  1. Make sure you have a Windows PC
  2. Download the LG Drivers from here:
  3. Reboot your device into download mode (press and hold volume up and connect to a power source at the same time)
  4. Download this folder and unzip it to your desktop:
  5. Run ports.bat from within the extracted folder, to find your correct port (use the one with: LGVZANDNETDIAG1)
  6. In the LG_Root folder hold shift and right click and choose open command windows here
  7. Type
    Code:
    Push_File.exe \\.\COM11 busybox  /tmp/busybox
    (Make sure your COM port number is correct, it varies)
    it will then give you a message for example:

    C:\Users\juan\Desktop\LG_Root>Push_File.exe \\.\COM11 busybox /tmp/busybox
    Author : blog.lvu.kr
    File : busybox
    Path : /tmp/busybox

    UNLK : FAIL
    OPEN : OPEN
    TOT FileSize : 1048328

    SendStart
    WRTE : WRTE1048328byte sent

    CLSE: CLSE

  8. Now type
    Code:
    Push_File.exe \\.\COM11 lg_root.sh  /tmp/lg_root.sh
    (same deal as before)
  9. Now type
    Code:
    Push_File.exe \\.\COM11 UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip  /tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip
  10. Now type
    Code:
    Send_Command.exe \\.\COM11
  11. Now type the following
    Code:
    ls tmp
    which will result in:
    #ls tmp
    FAIL
  12. type again
    Code:
    ls tmp
    And you will get the following
    UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip
    busybox
    lg_root.sh
  13. Now type
    Code:
    sh /tmp/lg_root.sh dummy 1 /tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /tmp/busybox
    which should give you:
    ui_print *****************
    ui_print SuperSU installer
    ui_print *****************
    ui_print - Mounting /system, /data and rootfs
    ui_print - Extracting files
    Archive: /tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip
    inflating: META-INF/MANIFEST.MF
    inflating: META-INF/CERT.SF
    inflating: META-INF/CERT.RSA
    inflating: META-INF/com/google/android/update-binary
    inflating: META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script
    inflating: arm/chattr
    inflating: arm/chattr.pie
    inflating: arm/libsupol.so
    inflating: arm/su
    inflating: arm/supolicy
    inflating: arm64/libsupol.so
    inflating: arm64/su
    inflating: arm64/supolicy
    inflating: armv7/chattr.pie
    inflating: armv7/libsupol.so
    inflating: armv7/su
    inflating: armv7/supolicy
    inflating: common/99SuperSUDaemon
    inflating: common/Superuser.apk
    inflating: common/install-recovery.sh
    inflating: mips/chattr.pie
    inflating: mips/libsupol.so
    inflating: mips/su
    inflating: mips/supolicy
    inflating: mips64/libsupol.so
    inflating: mips64/su
    inflating: mips64/supolicy
    inflating: x64/libsupol.so
    inflating: x64/su
    inflating: x64/supolicy
    inflating: x86/chattr
    inflating: x86/chattr.pie
    inflating: x86/libsupol.so
    inflating: x86/su
    inflating: x86/supolicy
    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 !
  14. Type
    Code:
    LEAVE
    and press enter and let your device reboot
  15. Don't brick your device now that you have root

edit: works on all known US Variants don't know about the Canadian or European ones (and cricket apparently)....
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23rd August 2015, 04:24 AM |#2  
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i was just talking about this with @Unjustified Dev over Hangouts and seems the same process for T-Mobile / Metro as well so will be cool if that Title is edited for T-Mobile and Metro as well....

P.S. ill be testing process as soon i KDZ my stylo (Tmo) and proceed with TWRP (Custom Recovery) for T-mobile/Metro so you can edit OP with those steps and have a Universal Thread for all Stylos
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@6th_Hokage
i was just talking about this with @Unjustified Dev over Hangouts and seems the same process for T-Mobile / Metro as well so will be cool if that Title is edited for T-Mobile and Metro as well....

P.S. ill be testing process as soon i KDZ my stylo (Tmo) and proceed with TWRP (Custom Recovery) for T-mobile/Metro so you can edit OP with those steps and have a Universal Thread for all Stylos

Okay for sure just want some to try it first
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Okay for sure just want some to try it first

0k I CAN confirm that ROOT and TWRP (Custom Recovery) for T-MOBILE is a GO and pretty sure same for METRO (Thanks @Unjustified Dev)

PS. i flash latest KDZ v10i and procced with Root after that i Enable OEM Unlock to flash the Custom Recovery (TWRP 2.8.7.0) with FLashify........

PSS. Because i had a Backup i Restored and got everything back again and no need to reinstall everything again

EDIT 1 - Seems like if we TMO/METRO user want to access Custom Recovery the OEM Unlock must be check all the time @Unjustified Dev is this always this way or there us a way around? cuz when is Uncheck gives:
"Secure Boot error"
" Error Code 1003 "
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Originally Posted by DrakenFX

0k I CAN confirm that ROOT and TWRP (Custom Recovery) for T-MOBILE is a GO and pretty sure same for METRO (Thanks @Unjustified Dev)

PS. i flash latest KDZ v10i and procced with Root after that i Enable OEM Unlock to flash the Custom Recovery (TWRP 2.8.7.0) with FLashify........

PSS. Because i had a Backup i Restored and got everything back again and no need to reinstall everything again

EDIT 1 - Seems like if we TMO/METRO user want to access Custom Recovery the OEM Unlock must be check all the time @Unjustified Dev is this always this way or there us a way around? cuz when is Uncheck gives:
"Secure Boot error"
" Error Code 1003 "

It's line an on/off switch your locking and unlocking your bootloader there's no workaround and it can only be done on stock ROM.

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Originally Posted by DrakenFX

0k I CAN confirm that ROOT and TWRP (Custom Recovery) for T-MOBILE is a GO and pretty sure same for METRO (Thanks @Unjustified Dev)

PS. i flash latest KDZ v10i and procced with Root after that i Enable OEM Unlock to flash the Custom Recovery (TWRP 2.8.7.0) with FLashify........

PSS. Because i had a Backup i Restored and got everything back again and no need to reinstall everything again

EDIT 1 - Seems like if we TMO/METRO user want to access Custom Recovery the OEM Unlock must be check all the time @Unjustified Dev is this always this way or there us a way around? cuz when is Uncheck gives:
"Secure Boot error"
" Error Code 1003 "

i CAN USE fLASHIFY TO FLASH TWRP ON MY ROOTED 5.1.1 sTYLO?

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23rd August 2015, 01:34 PM |#7  
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i CAN USE fLASHIFY TO FLASH TWRP ON MY ROOTED 5.1.1 sTYLO?

Louie

Yes you can use flashify, but i dont know what TWRP to use. Im trying different ones
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Worked like a charm. Thanks.

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Yes you can use flashify, but i dont know what TWRP to use. Im trying different ones

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Im on tmobile 5.1.1 outta box and everything worked great.
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i CAN USE fLASHIFY TO FLASH TWRP ON MY ROOTED 5.1.1 sTYLO?

Louie

Just FYI and for everyone else .... CURRENT Custom Recovery (TWRP) is ONLY for T-Mobile & Metro..... If you don't have Tmo/Metro sorry.
Yes Flashify is been use to flash custom recovery.
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