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

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_Cristian_

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I tried to root with one click but phone doesnt reboot s3cond time script keeps running on pc tho. I just purchased phone it has 5.1.1 installed on it . i cant seem to get into download or recovery mode either . this is a t mobile version. H631 i need help please how can i root this

You didnt try the manual method? And are you holding down volume up for 5 sec then plugging into pc?
 

tanked89

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I cant find any method that is working cant locate manual method i am holding down and connecting it says download mode but then starts attempting to flash firmware and pc doesnt read that its in download mode

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Ainz_Ooal_Gown

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I cant find any method that is working cant locate manual method i am holding down and connecting it says download mode but then starts attempting to flash firmware and pc doesnt read that its in download mode

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......the manual method is the first post on the thread your commenting on...
 

DirtyShroomz

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does it erase my data?

I want to root just for dual window on any app i want but will this method completely erase my data? I run a business and getting everything setup again will blow
 

smilesintears77

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i have Cricket LG Stylo H634 Send Command id FAIL...need stock KDZ , cant seem to find a link anywhere. If someone has it please share
BR

Hi, Have you found the kdz file yet? I'm also in need for the Cricket stylo KDZ. I have bricked my phone trying to install supersu me.
I am able to boot into stock recovery but it does not work.
 

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Not working for me on an Lg risio (cricket h343, running android 5.1.1 build LMY47V) Got to ls tmp, which did not return a FAIL. Next ls temp didn't return a list of the directory, the next sh command doesn't work. All of the file transfers seemed to be successful.

I tried this first without enabling USB debugging, then again with it enabled. Same problem.

EDIT: Nvm I'm an idiot, missed the first part about putting it into download mode first. Went through the process again and unbricked my phone from trying this method- http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/development/guide-root-method-lg-devices-t3049772


Thanks so much!
 
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ConnCarl

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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
  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 Canada or English ones (and cricket apparently)....
Great write-up, Juan! Thanks for putting it together.

I just unboxed a Boost Stylo running 5.1.1 and activated it on RingPlus' Leonardo 3 1200/1200/1200 plan. Nice phone, but unfortunately I soft-bricked it using the LG One Click Root here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59496298&postcount=1. Fixing it with your instructions was a snap!

I did have a couple of weird screen issues, where certain parts of the digitizer wouldn't respond. A factory reset cleared it up (mostly), but the screen is just a little bit wonky still. I thought maybe that had something to do with the fact that during the activation process, it downloaded updates, which I assume included ZV5, but it's ZV4 now after unbricking and rooting.

Has anybody tried to un-root, grab the ZV5 update and re-root? It DL'ed automatically but I haven't done anything with it it yet.
 

Ainz_Ooal_Gown

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Great write-up, Juan! Thanks for putting it together.

I just unboxed a Boost Stylo running 5.1.1 and activated it on RingPlus' Leonardo 3 1200/1200/1200 plan. Nice phone, but unfortunately I soft-bricked it using the LG One Click Root here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59496298&postcount=1. Fixing it with your instructions was a snap!

I did have a couple of weird screen issues, where certain parts of the digitizer wouldn't respond. A factory reset cleared it up (mostly), but the screen is just a little bit wonky still. I thought maybe that had something to do with the fact that during the activation process, it downloaded updates, which I assume included ZV5, but it's ZV4 now after unbricking and rooting.

Has anybody tried to un-root, grab the ZV5 update and re-root? It DL'ed automatically but I haven't done anything with it it yet.

my root method works for both ZV4 and ZV5 and i even have a ZV5 rooted .img and update zip floating around the forums
 

Rharker85

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The manual method worked perfectly. I had to do it twice. For some reason when I ran the ports.bat it came back with two coms (3&4) I tired 3 the first time with no luck, did again with COM4 and profit. Boost Mobile LG G Stylo 5.1.1... Any update on a recovery? Any custom ROMs compatible with this variant? How about Xposed? Thanks again to all those that worked on this and thank you OP for putting together this thread.
 

pablo2121

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Hey guys I rooted my wife's phone and its on boost mobile. I made the mistake of trying to flash a custom recovery. Now the stock recovery does not work. Would I be able to do a factory reset or is their any way of getting on a clean stock build again. I just don't want to brick her phone.
 

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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)....
    7
    Will do, thanks for the heads up, much appreciated. :)

    Here is One Click LP 5.1.1 Root :)


    1- Click Here and Download LGGSTYLO_LP511_OneClickRoot.zip File

    2- Click Here and Download LG USB Drivers ( Thanks @GameTheory. )
    "NOTE: skip Drivers if you have them already install"

    4- Enable USB Debugging via Developer Option.

    5- Decompress LGGSTYLO_LP511_OneClickRoot.zip on Root C: drive for easy access or any convenient location.

    6- Now lets head over where we decompress that zip file and just double " LG_Root_Script.bat "

    7- LET the script run to FULL COMPLETION, Your Device will Reboot twice so be patient.
    IF YOU HAVE YOU DEVICE WITH LOCKSCREEN CODE / SWIPE CODE NEED TO UNLOCK SCREEN ON EACH REBOOT FOR THE SCRIPT TO PROCEED
    ( Check Image for the whole process - CLICK TO SHOW CONTENT )
    NIWunVg.jpg


    8- when the process say
    Code:
     ui_print - Done !

    press Ctrl+C
    press N then ENTER

    ( Check Image - CLICK TO SHOW CONTENT )

    uJStcRm.jpg


    - And you are done your device is now Rooted

    - Phone will Reset and you need to wait till phone is fully Rebooted to system it may take a few minutes so be patient.
    6
    @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 :)
    4
    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 :fingers-crossed: :good: :highfive: (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 "
    4
    Worked on my boost mobile stylo. Thanks to the devs who figured this out. :good: :good: :good:
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