Well you can make a backup in case things went wrong but you wouldn't be able to maintain root. Root patches over system files and if you restored to a backup it would delete the patched files back to original and you would lose root. Sorry for the late response. Long day at work
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That makes complete sense. I figured as much but I really appreciate the clarification! I actually tried Kingroot (I know, I know) and it worked but also caused boot loop on reboot. Luckily I still had stock recovery and LG Bridge was able to restore everything. I'm hoping to not have to factory reset, but if this is the only option I suppose it comes with the territory. When I have a weekend to play with it in a couple weeks I'll give it a shot. Thanks again!