[GUIDE] New Root Method for LG Devices

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Formingus

Senior Member
May 23, 2007
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Fier
LG LS665 6 will not work,

Will hang hear, at script

C:\LG_Root>adb.exe push busybox /data/local/tmp/ && adb.exe push lg_root.sh /dat
a/local/tmp && adb.exe push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp
1539 KB/s (1048328 bytes in 0.665s)
1516 KB/s (9319 bytes in 0.006s)
1647 KB/s (4017098 bytes in 2.381s)

C:\LG_Root>Send_Command.exe \\.\COM8
Author : blog.lvu.kr
SPECIAL COMMAND : ENTER, LEAVE

#sh /data/local/tmp/lg_root.sh dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip
/data/local/tmp/busybox
 

DarkBader

Member
Dec 17, 2019
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Not working in LG G$ H635 LL 5.0.2

Not one click method not manual
.
Process goes well, but when rebooting there is no root, neither SU program.
.
Last script seem to not have effect (when executing in Send_Command shell, just returns # without inflating, without anything)
 
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rtown195

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Dec 5, 2016
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FAIL

Code:
I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. 
A lot.

Original Guide

Prerequisites
1.) Download LG Root
2.) Download LG Drivers
3.) A micro USB cable connected to your PC
4.) Your device must be unencrypted
5.) Before you ask a question, make sure you looked at the pictures in the guide.


1.) Download and unzip the LG_Root.zip in your preferred location


I chose the Desktop for my location
xkBEnEt.png




2.) Enable ADB debugging on your device

Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tap build number until you are presented with "You are now a developer"
Exit back to Settings main screen
In Developer Options enable USB Debugging (Some devices require enabling PTP for debugging to work)



3.) In the root of LG_Root folder start a command prompt

Instructions may vary based on Window's version
Inside of LG_Root folder hold shift and right click a blank space you should see "Open command window here"


JNudOyR.png

JMNTakw.png



4.) Now that we have a command prompt running in the root of the folder let's get started. (Commands are copy+paste unless specified)

Let's make sure our device is connected
Code:
adb.exe devices

8ahcq3C.png


5.) Great! My device is connected let's continue, we need to get the files onto the device used for this root method.

In the same command prompt let's execute another command

Code:
adb.exe push busybox /data/local/tmp/ && adb.exe push lg_root.sh /data/local/tmp && adb.exe push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp

Ju0nDcJ.png


6.) Well that was easy , let's continue (Now that we have the files on our device we want to put our device is download mode)

(Note this method may vary from device to device)
Power off your device
When the device is powered off, hold volume up and insert a USB cable connected to the PC
Wait for the drivers to install


7.) We're almost done (you've managed to get in download mode)

HR3cXz4.png


8.) Let's find which COM port our device is connected to

Double click ports.bat (This will give us the COM port in which our device is connected we are looking for the Diag port)

You may exit this command prompt when you have your COM port number, keep the other command prompt open

SoUGF5o.png




9.) Let's Begin! (Keep the device in Download mode)

Let's run Send_Command.exe (It couldn't connect? Make sure you COM port number is correct it varies)
Code:
Send_Command.exe \\.\COM4

fre9Z9l.png



10.) Final Step!!!!!! (We must run the root script)

Code:
sh /data/local/tmp/lg_root.sh dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp/busybox

VVoIri8.png




11.) We're done

You may pull the battery to get the device out of Download mode


Credit
All credit goes to @jgkim find a post and thank this guy for posting the method.
Thank @high247 for ports.bat
ive done this a 100 times verbatim to instructions and just get FAIL at the end.....anybody?
 

dornz

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Feb 19, 2013
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Yes, this happend to me also on lg gflex 2, it seems all went well but when you reboot device No root
 

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anghelicsamurai

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Jun 8, 2020
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i have a lg g4 everything goes just as said until i get to the last step once i run the last command it says Fail can someone help me out please

---------- Post added at 12:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:51 AM ----------

yes I understand laf and the ends and outs,what I'm saying is fastboot was removed on the Verizon g3 so if I remove laf there will be no fastboot.just confirming this can't replace fastboot that was removed

i have a sprint lg g4 i follow all the steps to the t but when i get to the last step and run the command it says fail can someone please help me out
 

0Wanderson

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Jul 14, 2020
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Please, can anyone help me ? The download link is not working. please!
.
.
.
Por favor, alguém pode me ajudar ?
O link de download não está funcionando.
por favor!
 

shababhsiddique

New member
Aug 22, 2020
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My step 10 outputs this
CHVrMpk


Phone is stuck at the firware upgrade. waited about 5 min then removed battery to restart. phone started fine but not detected as rooted. How can i confirm if it worked without any additional app?
 
LG K51 (LGE LM-K500UM) Android Pie (9) here. Have an oddity in recovery

Code:
frst_status is 6

As far as I can recall, the number has always been a 3, just like the LG recovery and API OP are always a 3. What does 6 now mean?

Also it appears there is no fastboot on this device. Rebooting to bootloader just reboots the system. The only available firmware is for the T-Mobile version or Verizon, both of which are Android 10. I have not been able to get LG flash tool to work, then again I just discovered the LgUp.dll in the T-Mobile firmware. Commands in LAF (download mode) pretty much return permission denied except for reboot.

Just wondering if this thing can ever be rooted. It does support OEM unlock, as per build properties. Even then, flash is locked as well as vbmeta. ?
 

TechGamerXD

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Dec 27, 2020
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When i entered the sh command, the app just replied with "Hello, I am LAF. Nice to meet you. #" and did nothing
here is a screenshot:
Zrzut ekranu (26).png
 
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    Code:
    I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards,
    thermonuclear war, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed. Please
    do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this ROM
    before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
    you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. 
    A lot.

    Original Guide

    Prerequisites
    1.) Download LG Root
    2.) Download LG Drivers
    3.) A micro USB cable connected to your PC
    4.) Your device must be unencrypted
    5.) Before you ask a question, make sure you looked at the pictures in the guide.


    1.) Download and unzip the LG_Root.zip in your preferred location


    I chose the Desktop for my location
    xkBEnEt.png




    2.) Enable ADB debugging on your device

    Go to Settings > About Phone > Software Information and tap build number until you are presented with "You are now a developer"
    Exit back to Settings main screen
    In Developer Options enable USB Debugging (Some devices require enabling PTP for debugging to work)



    3.) In the root of LG_Root folder start a command prompt

    Instructions may vary based on Window's version
    Inside of LG_Root folder hold shift and right click a blank space you should see "Open command window here"


    JNudOyR.png

    JMNTakw.png



    4.) Now that we have a command prompt running in the root of the folder let's get started. (Commands are copy+paste unless specified)

    Let's make sure our device is connected
    Code:
    adb.exe devices

    8ahcq3C.png


    5.) Great! My device is connected let's continue, we need to get the files onto the device used for this root method.

    In the same command prompt let's execute another command

    Code:
    adb.exe push busybox /data/local/tmp/ && adb.exe push lg_root.sh /data/local/tmp && adb.exe push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp

    Ju0nDcJ.png


    6.) Well that was easy , let's continue (Now that we have the files on our device we want to put our device is download mode)

    (Note this method may vary from device to device)
    Power off your device
    When the device is powered off, hold volume up and insert a USB cable connected to the PC
    Wait for the drivers to install


    7.) We're almost done (you've managed to get in download mode)

    HR3cXz4.png


    8.) Let's find which COM port our device is connected to

    Double click ports.bat (This will give us the COM port in which our device is connected we are looking for the Diag port)

    You may exit this command prompt when you have your COM port number, keep the other command prompt open

    SoUGF5o.png




    9.) Let's Begin! (Keep the device in Download mode)

    Let's run Send_Command.exe (It couldn't connect? Make sure you COM port number is correct it varies)
    Code:
    Send_Command.exe \\.\COM4

    fre9Z9l.png



    10.) Final Step!!!!!! (We must run the root script)

    Code:
    sh /data/local/tmp/lg_root.sh dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp/busybox

    VVoIri8.png




    11.) We're done

    You may pull the battery to get the device out of Download mode


    Credit
    All credit goes to @jgkim find a post and thank this guy for posting the method.
    Thank @high247 for ports.bat
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    One Click Root

    You can follow the one click root guide here thanks to @avicohh
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    Devices confirmed working with root method (If your device isn't listed it's most likely still supported)

    • LG F60 (all variants)
    • LG Tribute (all variants)
    • LG G2 (all variants)
    • LG MS395/D393
    • LG G3 (all variants)
    • LG L90 (all variants)
    • LG Transpyre
    • LG Volt (LS740)
    • LG G Flex 2

    NOTE: Do not attempt this on devices with 5.1.1 , at the time this method was posted it worked on many firmware 5.0.2 and below. With the current releases from LG, this method has and will brick many users. This can be said for the one click method as well. Failure to read the complete thread may render your device non repairable as the KDZ firmware isn't released for all LG devices.
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    Linux version of Send_Command

    I've prepared a Linux port of the Send_Command tool. Now we can root without windows.
    Thank you to Only, pangolin.rollin, and Unjustified Dev who made this possible.
    http://jacobstoner.com/qcdlcomm.py
    Run the python script in a terminal for instructions. Feedback is appreciated.
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    Got it my driver issue fixed with the help of this post http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=59310899&postcount=471 the driver in the file he attached is just what I needed to get it to work correctly.

    It might also be very useful for anyone else who might run into the same problem I did. Cheers! :cool:

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    Rooted, Bootloader UNLOCKED, and installed AdFree.apk... Today was a good day!