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

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SM-T325 LTE

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Could this be used on the VM LG Tribute HD (LS676V3) running 6.0.1 root and bootloader access are air tight! temp root is close with dirty cow but still no joy

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Well...this method DOES work for some non-Stylo devices, including my LG LEON. That said, mine is at
5.1.1, so you may be in uncharted territory. FWIW: I rooted two Leon phones, and each one twice (before and after flashing an OTA update). A couple of times the commands didn't "take" and I had to repeat them to get root. But never did I get a non-responsive device, much less a "bricked" one. Recall, though, that was with 5.1.1 and an LG LEON.
 

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Well...this method DOES work for some non-Stylo devices, including my LG LEON. That said, mine is at
5.1.1, so you may be in uncharted territory. FWIW: I rooted two Leon phones, and each one twice (before and after flashing an OTA update). A couple of times the commands didn't "take" and I had to repeat them to get root. But never did I get a non-responsive device, much less a "bricked" one. Recall, though, that was with 5.1.1 and an LG LEON.
I have aosp synced with my Linux box is there a Lollipop build that might work? What build are using for 5.1.1, what number? I could try and build it but I only have the source code itself for marshmallow July update I think for LGLS675
 
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I have aosp synced with my Linux box is there a Lollipop build that might work? What build are using for 5.1.1, what number? I could try and build it but I only have the source code itself for marshmallow July update I think for LGLS675
Mine is a T-Mobile ROM. Not sure that would be useful. But there is a link this thread to grab the ROM specific to your IMEI. I suggest you try link and see if ROMs for your phone are listed. You'll at least be able to restore THAT if things go sideways. Good luck.
 

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Mine is a T-Mobile ROM. Not sure that would be useful. But there is a link this thread to grab the ROM specific to your IMEI. I suggest you try link and see if ROMs for your phone are listed. You'll at least be able to restore THAT if things go sideways. Good luck.
Awesome. the mm source is available and I could build a generic 5.1.1 ROM, i may have to cherry pick to get what files we are lacking. Thanks again ?I'm going to try the link you suggested firstly
 
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SM-T325 LTE

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Awesome. This tab came with Lollipop I just figured out and the source is available, i may have to build it to get what files we are lacking. Thanks again I'm going to try the link you suggested firstly

I'd send the actual link but I'd have to scour this thread just like you, so leave it to you to do that work. But the site referenced asks for your IMEI and will return a download link IF your (LG) ROM is available.
 

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Gotcha I'm not afraid of a lil research ok to pm or chime back if I need a little guidance? Don't wanna clog the thread..

http://lg-firmware-rom.com/

Found the above via Google: IMEI AND LG AND ROM AND Download. The site lists only US-based phone ROMs, though you might find a fit for yours. There is another page which list downloads w/o using IMEI, which may be useful to you.
 

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There's a new OTA Update for my LG LEON. My current version is H34510J and the latest is H34510K. It's available wrapped in the latest ROM from lg-firmware-rom.com for download. Good thing since my ROOTED phone can't do OTA.
QUESTION: Has anyone installed this latest update? If YES, would you please advise 1) it you were able to root your phone using the approach IN THIS THREAD and 2) what's the resulting Android version after the OTA?. Previously, I've been able to flash the latest ROM which includes the OTA update. This unroots the phone, but so far I've been able to restore root easily. If anyone's gone to the latest version and had trouble, I'd like to know. If no one knows, then I suppose I'll have to be the first to find out. Thanks.

UPDATE: I got the .kdz file and flashed it, and then re-rooted. All went flawlessly. The update is still Android 5.1.1, so that was a little disappointing but no real surprise.
 
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ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value.

I need help LG VOLT 2 won't work with this method. I'm trying to unbrick my phone that is stuck on the lG screen. I type ports.bat only to receive "ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value." Anyone know how to solve this problem? I want to be able to unbrick my phone so I can copy my data to a new phone. *NOTE: It bricked after I tried to update and now it has been stuck on LG screen for the last 24 HRS please help!!!!! :confused:
 

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I need help LG VOLT 2 won't work with this method. I'm trying to unbrick my phone that is stuck on the lG screen. I type ports.bat only to receive "ERROR: The system was unable to find the specified registry key or value." Anyone know how to solve this problem? I want to be able to unbrick my phone so I can copy my data to a new phone. *NOTE: It bricked after I tried to update and now it has been stuck on LG screen for the last 24 HRS please help!!!!! :confused:

http://androidforums.com/threads/stock-zv5-rom-rooted-here.1115757/
 

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re:ports.bat file errors...

I tried running the port.bat file in the downloaded lg root zipped folder on windows 7,and got no port found error although my LG is connected through usb degging is set to "On",and i can see the LG in my Computer!!??!!

Is there an alternate way of finding the "Virtual" Com Port # for the USB connected LG smart phone in Windows 7??

...just the ramblings of a Windows,and Android (Unix/Linux 2)n00b...
 

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been a minute

Okay for sure just want some to try it first

Been a minute since saying howdy! Hope 2017 was great for ya... 2018 rules already!!!
Will this work with the cricket version it's on 5.1?
thanks 4 taking time 2 respond.
zach

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Will this work on cricket version lp 5.1?
thanks,
zach
 

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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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    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.
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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 :)
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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 :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 "
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    Worked on my boost mobile stylo. Thanks to the devs who figured this out. :good: :good: :good: