[Guide]LG One Click Root - root LG firmwares (KitKat / Lollipop)

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Hi evryone.

Recently I came across this guide, and it worked fine for me.
So I wrote a tool that basically does the same thing, just make things easier.
This method should work on any LG G3 official firmware (4.x.x / 5.x.x), and on other models too.

Please leave your feedback if it worked for you, and indicate whether you used the graphical user interface or the old script.
And if it's didn't worked, please attach here the log from the window.


Notes
  • I saw a lot of questions of G3 users about how to install Twrp after the root, so I will explain briefly:
    For now, if you are on stock lollipop you can't just flash Twrp via flashify etc like the old days in KitKat, but you can follow this guide over here.

  • After the root, if you want for some reason (warranty etc) to unroot the phone, all you need to do is a full unroot from the SuperSU settings.
    I don't know if this is enough to get OTA updates back, I'm still waiting for somebody else to answer this question. so please don't ask me about this any more because I really don't know the answer.


Devices confirmed working with this method (If your device isn't listed it's most likely still supported)
  • LG G3 (all variants)
  • LG G3 Beat
  • LG G2
  • LG G2 Mini
  • LG G Pro 2
  • LG G Pad
  • LG F60
  • LG L90
  • LG Tribute
  • LG Spirit
  • LG Volt
  • LG G Vista


A screenshot
30naccm.jpg



Downloads
LG One Click Root 1.3 (Graphic UI)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZRjMwN3Uzdm1rbkk
LG One Click Root 1.2 (The old script method - try this if the Graphic UI vaersion didn't work)
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZbVVQc2dhMldlWUU
LG drivers
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZQ0xWa1pCX1d5NzA
LG Verizon drivers
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZRUdFZTVuTlUzVW8


Instructions
  • Install LG drivers if they are not installed yet.
  • Download the LG One Click Root file above and extract to some folder. (double click on the 7z exe file)
  • Enable Usb debugging on your phone. (Go to Settings > General > About phone > Software information, tap Build number seven times and then go to Settings > Developer options and turn on Usb debugging)
  • Connect your phone to pc.
  • If you are using the GUI version just run the LG One Click Root installer, or if you are using the script then double click on the LG Root Script.bat file, to run the script.
  • Follow the instructions.
  • If the phone not recognize, try to switch between MTP and PTP options.
  • If you got "MSVCR100.dll is missing" error, install Visual C++ Redistributable.
    (64 bit users, also install this file and not the 64bit version)

Video tutorial
Big thanks to @qbking77



Enjoy!
If you like my work press Thanks, and feel free to Donate :eek:

Credit
@Unjustified Dev for the original guide
@Chainfire for SuperSU
@qbking77 for the video



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Changelist:
LG One Click Root v1.3 - 13/04/15 (current)
A new version with a graphical user interface instead of a script.
Although the root process remains the same, it has been rewritten programmatically, so I hope it will solve problems on some devices.

LG One Click Root v1.2 - 23/03/15
Added instruction in the script to how enter download mode manually if needed.

LG One Click Root v1.1 - 22/03/15
Added support for Verizon users.

LG One Click Root v1.0 - 17/03/15
First version.
 
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Slie

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So is this taken care of already in this root method. Will I have fast boot and laf after root?

What do I have worry about having an unsecured boot loader. What approach should I take for having root+fastboot+laf.
 

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    Hi evryone.

    Recently I came across this guide, and it worked fine for me.
    So I wrote a tool that basically does the same thing, just make things easier.
    This method should work on any LG G3 official firmware (4.x.x / 5.x.x), and on other models too.

    Please leave your feedback if it worked for you, and indicate whether you used the graphical user interface or the old script.
    And if it's didn't worked, please attach here the log from the window.


    Notes
    • I saw a lot of questions of G3 users about how to install Twrp after the root, so I will explain briefly:
      For now, if you are on stock lollipop you can't just flash Twrp via flashify etc like the old days in KitKat, but you can follow this guide over here.

    • After the root, if you want for some reason (warranty etc) to unroot the phone, all you need to do is a full unroot from the SuperSU settings.
      I don't know if this is enough to get OTA updates back, I'm still waiting for somebody else to answer this question. so please don't ask me about this any more because I really don't know the answer.


    Devices confirmed working with this method (If your device isn't listed it's most likely still supported)
    • LG G3 (all variants)
    • LG G3 Beat
    • LG G2
    • LG G2 Mini
    • LG G Pro 2
    • LG G Pad
    • LG F60
    • LG L90
    • LG Tribute
    • LG Spirit
    • LG Volt
    • LG G Vista


    A screenshot
    30naccm.jpg



    Downloads
    LG One Click Root 1.3 (Graphic UI)
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZRjMwN3Uzdm1rbkk
    LG One Click Root 1.2 (The old script method - try this if the Graphic UI vaersion didn't work)
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZbVVQc2dhMldlWUU
    LG drivers
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZQ0xWa1pCX1d5NzA
    LG Verizon drivers
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxHZt3I9BpoZRUdFZTVuTlUzVW8


    Instructions
    • Install LG drivers if they are not installed yet.
    • Download the LG One Click Root file above and extract to some folder. (double click on the 7z exe file)
    • Enable Usb debugging on your phone. (Go to Settings > General > About phone > Software information, tap Build number seven times and then go to Settings > Developer options and turn on Usb debugging)
    • Connect your phone to pc.
    • If you are using the GUI version just run the LG One Click Root installer, or if you are using the script then double click on the LG Root Script.bat file, to run the script.
    • Follow the instructions.
    • If the phone not recognize, try to switch between MTP and PTP options.
    • If you got "MSVCR100.dll is missing" error, install Visual C++ Redistributable.
      (64 bit users, also install this file and not the 64bit version)

    Video tutorial
    Big thanks to @qbking77



    Enjoy!
    If you like my work press Thanks, and feel free to Donate :eek:

    Credit
    @Unjustified Dev for the original guide
    @Chainfire for SuperSU
    @qbking77 for the video



    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Changelist:
    LG One Click Root v1.3 - 13/04/15 (current)
    A new version with a graphical user interface instead of a script.
    Although the root process remains the same, it has been rewritten programmatically, so I hope it will solve problems on some devices.

    LG One Click Root v1.2 - 23/03/15
    Added instruction in the script to how enter download mode manually if needed.

    LG One Click Root v1.1 - 22/03/15
    Added support for Verizon users.

    LG One Click Root v1.0 - 17/03/15
    First version.
    9
    I've got over 2.5GB free on internal storage, and about 14.9GB free on the SD card. Should be plenty of elbow room for the rooting process, as long as the card can be accessed in Download mode. If it can't, I could free up another 1GB by dumping apps, but the unzipped size of SuperSU is only 3.9 MEG. How much room does it need, to unzip??

    IF you are getting to 90% in download mode and its "freezing" wait........ maybe 3 mins........ and Just pull the usb from phone.
    YES while its stuck in download mode @ 90 % , wait three minutes and pull the usb from phone,
    count to 3
    power off
    count to 3
    power on
    android should upgrade ( install SU ! )
    joeykrim it :good:
    8
    Finally one click root for lolipop. Thanks.
    6
    Here's a tutorial video I made running this one click script! Hope it helps

    http://youtu.be/KijSEtdIOJs
    5
    At the begin, in the popup window "Allow USB debugging?" did you checked the option "Always allow from this computer" before you click OK?
    If not, please try again, and this time you check this option.

    The thing is after the reboot (normal reboot), the script waiting again for ADB connection to be sure the phone is detected on the computer, before reboot into Download mode.
    The reason I had to do this normal reboot first, is because otherwise the files (previously pushed) my not saved properly.


    Just do "full unroot" in SuperSU settings, or flash full firmware again without wipe (normal flash, not cse) via LG Flash tool 2014.

    It worked now. I had already checked the "Always allow from this computer?", but the script was still waiting. What I did now was to unplug the phone from the USB, when the script "Looking for LG serial port...", and plugged it in another USB port. Then the script followed the installation normally.
    Anyway, thanks for help!
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