[ROOT] Root your LG-G3 easily with PurpleDrake-Lite! [OSX/Linux/Windows!]

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dragonshuffle

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Then you should be able to root with king root or so. T
Purple drake should have worked then though. But you will only get temp root I think unless you get twrp flashed and magisk or supersu flashed.

Yeah one would think right? Purple Drake was unfortunately not my first try though seemed to be the one that kind of focused on the hardware I was using. I've tried Kingroot, iroot, one click root, Kinguroot and a few others whose names escape me at this moment since I'm not currently at the computer. If they were available I've attempted both the app and PC versions of the software with the same results. Doing several attempts after restarting the device and doing a full factory reset of the device.
 

SnowFuhrer

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Yeah one would think right? Purple Drake was unfortunately not my first try though seemed to be the one that kind of focused on the hardware I was using. I've tried Kingroot, iroot, one click root, Kinguroot and a few others whose names escape me at this moment since I'm not currently at the computer. If they were available I've attempted both the app and PC versions of the software with the same results. Doing several attempts after restarting the device and doing a full factory reset of the device.
Why ever? I've rooted on a few versions of lollipop. If it roots on lollipop, it should root on kitkat. Try upgrading/downgrading to a different version.
 
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marcdw

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@Dragonfly, the output you posted earlier says you're using a G Pad V410 tablet. Is that correct? I wasn't aware this G3 rooting method worked on anything else.

As far as Kingroot goes I remember certain versions working better than others for some reason. Version 4.x or other (4.5 or 4.6?) would work but later versions would not. My beloved G3 and daily driver has a failing screen so I can't check at the moment. Resides on its SD card.

Oh wait, the tools I used from the last time are up on Mega. I see Kingroot 4.1.x, 4.9.6, and 5.1.0. 4.9.6 may have been the one that temprooted easily. If you want to try one of the older ones...

https://mega.nz/#F!mNJUVQ6K!ya6MLklN-gNFgFzmaff9vg



ZTE Axon 7 A2017U, AospExtended v4.6 ROM, Radioactive v2.4 Kernel, microG (NoGapps), Multiboot, XDA Legacy
 
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AdelineV

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LG v410 Gpad 7.0 LTE android 5.0.2

I have successfully rooted two LG Gpad 7.0 v410 AT&T tablets now with purple drake as a preliminary step toward installing a google-less Lineage OS build. Those both ran android 4.4.2, and the one I just rooted was build= KOT491.v41010d

The third tablet has a different android
version- 5.0.2
build number LRX22G
Android Patch level 2017-05-01
Software version V41020g
Kernel 3.4.0+

This "invulnerable" one has the newer style of navigation buttons, instead of the little house shaped home button, it shows the triangle, circle, and square key icons. (Both of the successfully rooted tablets had the older style nav buttons... I already installed Lineage 14 on one of them so I don't know for certain what it used to have.)

for the 5.0.2 Gpad, I got this output:
Your phone is a [ LG-V410 ] on [ ATT ] running SW version [ V20g ] ...


Alright. We're ready to go. We're going to temproot your phone first. Press enter when you're ready!
Press [enter] to continue...

Rebooting phone...
Waiting for device... ... Found device!
Found device, checking if vulnerable...

ERROR: Your phone is not running a compatible software version. No vulnerable mode detected, rebooting phone.
We tried to temproot you, and it didn't work. This phone isn't vulnerable, it would appear.
Please post on XDA with your phone model, carrier, and SW version in the PurpleDrake thread and someone will take a look.
Your phone has been rebooted back to normal system mode, no changes have been made. Thanks for trying!
logout
Saving session...
...copying shared history...
...saving history...truncating history files...
...completed.

[Process completed]

I'm not certain this device has been carrier unlocked so I've begun that process with AT&T. I'm not sure how to tell if it's locked but it's 100% bogged down in AT&T bloatware so I suspect so.

I Know it's an older device, but if you could assist in rooting it I'd really appreciate it. Towelroot does not support this device currently. I hope I've provided the requested info.

Thank you!
 

futsoulja

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I have the same version, did you find a way to root it?

I have successfully rooted two LG Gpad 7.0 v410 AT&T tablets now with purple drake as a preliminary step toward installing a google-less Lineage OS build. Those both ran android 4.4.2, and the one I just rooted was build= KOT491.v41010d

The third tablet has a different android
version- 5.0.2
build number LRX22G
Android Patch level 2017-05-01
Software version V41020g
Kernel 3.4.0+

This "invulnerable" one has the newer style of navigation buttons, instead of the little house shaped home button, it shows the triangle, circle, and square key icons. (Both of the successfully rooted tablets had the older style nav buttons... I already installed Lineage 14 on one of them so I don't know for certain what it used to have.)

for the 5.0.2 Gpad, I got this output:
Your phone is a [ LG-V410 ] on [ ATT ] running SW version [ V20g ] ...


Alright. We're ready to go. We're going to temproot your phone first. Press enter when you're ready!
Press [enter] to continue...

Rebooting phone...
Waiting for device... ... Found device!
Found device, checking if vulnerable...

ERROR: Your phone is not running a compatible software version. No vulnerable mode detected, rebooting phone.
We tried to temproot you, and it didn't work. This phone isn't vulnerable, it would appear.
Please post on XDA with your phone model, carrier, and SW version in the PurpleDrake thread and someone will take a look.
Your phone has been rebooted back to normal system mode, no changes have been made. Thanks for trying!
logout
Saving session...
...copying shared history...
...saving history...truncating history files...
...completed.

[Process completed]

I'm not certain this device has been carrier unlocked so I've begun that process with AT&T. I'm not sure how to tell if it's locked but it's 100% bogged down in AT&T bloatware so I suspect so.

I Know it's an older device, but if you could assist in rooting it I'd really appreciate it. Towelroot does not support this device currently. I hope I've provided the requested info.

Thank you!
 

max headrom

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No root on LG Fino [LG L70pn (D290n)], why?

Hi there, i hope this thread is still alive and someone can help me rooting my Device LG Fino [LG L70pn (D290n)]. I got this old device recently as a gift, with the old kitkat (4.4.2) on board. It is updated to the latest system update available.

Baseband-Version: M8610B-AAAANAZM-1.0.6056
Kernel Version: 3.4.0+
Build-Number: KOT49I.A1452595206
Soft.-Vers.: V10g-EUR-xx

Tried the old PurpleDrake version and the newer one nothing seems to do the trick, i get always this output:
Code:
Welcome to PurpleDrake!

Please ensure your phone is connected, powered on, and USB debugging is properly enabled.
Your phone should be showing your homescreen with no other apps open. This is to ensure a clean state.
When you're ready, press [enter]...

Press [enter] to continue...
Waiting for device... .. Found device! 


Your phone is a [ LG-D290 ] on [ OPEN ] running SW version [ V10g ] ...


Alright. We're ready to go. We're going to temproot your phone first. Press enter when you're ready!
Press [enter] to continue...

Rebooting phone...
Waiting for device... .... Found device! 
Found device, checking if vulnerable...
Yep, performing temproot...
Waiting for system to settle...
Temproot worked, all done here. Moving on...
Alright, now that you're temprooted, you can press CTRL-C here and get 
a temproot prompt through 'adb shell /temp/fakesu' if you're so inclined...
However, if you'd like to permaroot, let's continue.
Press [enter] to continue...
Waiting for device...  Found device! 

Applying permaroot...
Waiting for system to settle...
Checking if it worked...

ERROR: Something went wrong. Permaroot doesn't appear to have worked, rebooting phone.
Debug information - 'ls -l /system/xbin/su': 
/system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
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Debug information - 'ls -l /temp/': 
-rw-r--r-- root     root         2179 1970-01-03 04:04 br_daemon.log
-rw-r--r-- root     root           36 1970-01-03 04:04 brd_ready
-rw-r--r-- root     root            2 1970-01-03 04:04 error
-rwsr-sr-x root     root       157424 2014-07-12 03:54 fakesu
drwx------ root     root              1970-01-03 04:04 hidden
-rw-r--r-- root     root           28 1970-01-03 04:04 start_restore_complete
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So, we temprooted your phone, but we weren't able to permaroot it for some reason.
Please post on XDA with your phone model, carrier, and SW version in the PurpleDrake thread and someone will take a look.
Your phone has been rebooted back to normal system mode, no changes have been made. Thanks for trying!

I need ROOT, without I can not install https://forum.xda-developers.com/d290n/development/rom-cyanogenmod-14-1-lg-l-fino-t3514200
Are there other ways to root this device?

Update 1:
Found a solution here https://forum.xda-developers.com/d2...g-l-fino-root-roms-mods-t3310862/post69699299 this seems to do the trick, i am now able to boot to twrp!

Update 2: THE DEVICE was STILL NOT ROOTED, but it was possible to boot to TWRP (adb reboot recovery) and install the latest version lineageos https://forum.xda-developers.com/d290n/development/rom-cyanogenmod-14-1-lg-l-fino-t3514200

So the main question, how to root my device is still unanswered to me. I would appreciate, if someone has a solution for me...

Big Thanks to all Supporters & DEVs on XDA! :good:
 
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Update 2: THE DEVICE was STILL NOT ROOTED, but it was possible to boot to TWRP (adb reboot recovery) and install the latest version lineageos https://forum.xda-developers.com/d290n/development/rom-cyanogenmod-14-1-lg-l-fino-t3514200

So the main question, how to root my device is still unanswered to me. I would appreciate, if someone has a solution for me...

Big Thanks to all Supporters & DEVs on XDA! :good:

boot to twrp and flash the latest magisk zip from here -> https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases

alternately, you could also flash the lineageos su from here -> https://download.lineageos.org/extras
 

Rusty-Rosella

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Hoping to find an answer here. I've been wanting to run LineageOS 18.1 on my LG D855 but got the following while running Purple Drake on Linux. The phone essentials are:
Android version: 5.0
Baseband version: MPSS.DI.s.0.1.c1.13.2-00002-M8974AAAAANPZM-1
Kernel version: 3.4.0
Build number: LXR21R.A1445306351
Software version: V21a-AME-XX

The output from PurpleDrake:
Launching PurpleDrake for Linux


Welcome to PurpleDrake!

Please ensure your phone is connected, powered on, and USB debugging is properly enabled.
Your phone should be showing your homescreen with no other apps open. This is to ensure a clean state.
When you're ready, press [enter]...

Press [enter] to continue...
* daemon not running; starting now at tcp:5037
* daemon started successfully


Your phone is a [ LG-D855 ] on [ OPEN ] running SW version [ V21a ] ...


Alright. We're ready to go. We're going to temproot your phone first. Press enter when you're ready!
Press [enter] to continue...

Rebooting phone...
Waiting for device... ...... Found device!
Found device, checking if vulnerable...

ERROR: Your phone is not running a compatible software version. No vulnerable mode detected, rebooting phone.
We tried to temproot you, and it didn't work. This phone isn't vulnerable, it would appear.
Please post on XDA with your phone model, carrier, and SW version in the PurpleDrake thread and someone will take a look.
Your phone has been rebooted back to normal system mode, no changes have been made. Thanks for trying!

I hope someone can solve it for me?

Thanks,
Rusty
 

Rusty-Rosella

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Did you try LineageOS's instructions on how to root your phone?

By the way, this phone is trash and I won't by LG products anymore.
The very high resolution screen sucks all battery charge that doesn't even last half day!
The phone's not the best but it sufficed when my Galaxy S4 carked it!!! Anyway, the instructions are good and able to root phone and install TWRP. Just experimenting now with various ROMs.
I've got a Pixel 3a replacement and flashed with Graphene.
Thanks for your help.
 

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    Howdy all!

    What's this? Read on, dear reader, to discover the magic that is PurpleDrake.

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    What is this?

    This is a utility to easily root your LG G3 (specific models only). It's a fairly foolproof script that includes all the dependencies you'll need for getting your phone rooted easily.

    This is the LITE version. This means that this version will only ROOT your phone. If you have a T-Mobile G3, we'd suggest you look for the full version in this same forum on XDA, since that will root, install TWRP, and prevent your root checker from showing your phone as rooted!

    Who made this?

    This root is a collaboration between myself (IOMonster), jcase, and autoprime.
    Special thanks also to beaups for some initial guidance looking at the vulnerable application.

    Is my phone compatible?

    The new LG G3 models each are slightly different with regards to rooting and unlocking.

    The vulnerability we're exploiting for PurpleDrake has actually been present on quite a few LG phones for some time, and as such this script will automatically detect if your phone is capable of rooting with this method.

    To see a matrix of which LG G3 phones are compatible with this root, please see this Google Docs spreadsheet that we've compiled.

    When you run this program, your phone will reboot and run a test to see if it's compatible. If the application succeeds, it'll let you know that it's able to permaroot you. If not, it'll fail gracefully and reboot you back to normal Android without having changed anything.

    How do I use this?

    WE NOW SUPPORT WINDOWS! YAY ME

    To start, for either platform you'll need to scroll down to the download section and get the file.

    Ensure that your phone is in ADB mode (PTP Mode for everyone but Verizon. Verizon users need to be in "Internet"/"Ethernet" mode)

    Linux Instructions (in a terminal!)
    • Extract the file you downloaded...
      tar xvf ~/Downloads/PurpleDrake-Lite_VERSION.tar.gz
    • Mark the application as executable, and run it!
      cd PurpleDrake-Lite
      chmod +x purpledrake_linux.sh
      ./purpledrake_linux.sh

    OSX Instructions (just a bit easier)
    • Extract the file you downloaded
    • Double-click on "purpledrake_osx"

    Windows Instructions
    • Extract the file you downloaded
    • Double-click on "purpledrake_windows"

    The application will guide you through all the steps you need.

    You will still need to install SuperSU from the market after installing PurpleDrake. This pack does not include one.

    After, be sure to check @autoprime's post for how to disable OTA upgrades! here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=54254062&postcount=2

    But, what if I don't want to run your script to root?

    Well then, I'd be a little hurt, but you can still do everything the script does manually.
    Download the package, and extract it. Open a terminal in the main folder of the archive and run these commands:
    Code:
    adb reboot --bnr_recovery
    adb push ./assets/start_restore /temp/start_restore
    adb push ./assets/permaroot.bin /temp/start_restore
    adb reboot

    That will perma-root you, however there's no protection from doing something stupid or the phone being incompatible. Please be careful!

    Where do I get this?

    WINDOWS/OSX/LINUX VERSION OUT NOW!
    - Fixed Windows support
    - Fixed OSX ADB issues not detecting phone first try
    - Fixed race conditions leading to errors permarooting
    - Added 64-bit Linux ADB
    Code:
    [url]http://downloads.codefi.re/thecubed/lg_g3/purpledrake/PurpleDrake-Lite_R03.tar.gz[/url]

    Old version here... (OSX/Linux only)
    Code:
    [url]http://downloads.codefi.re/thecubed/lg_g3/purpledrake/PurpleDrake-Lite_R01.tar.gz[/url]

    Please DO NOT mirror or re-upload the PurpleDrake software to your own site, or any other file host.

    If you need drivers for Windows (thanks @autoprime for having these handy!):

    Help, it doesn't work!

    Post here, let us know what happened and we'll try to help you. DO NOT private message us on XDA or on IRC asking for help. We will not assist privately.

    Most questions if not answered here can be answered on #lg-g3 on IRC in Freenode.

    Thanks so much! How can I show my appreciation?

    Since this was a collaboration project, proceeds that are made from this root will be split between amongst us so we can purchase a Sprint test phone to root (as it's currently not rooted).

    If you'd like to donate to us, click the "Donate to me" button on the left sidebar under my name, and be sure to enter a comment to let us know that you're donating towards the PurpleDrake project.

    Thanks again!
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    Disable OTA:

    Open LG Hidden Menu (3845#*851#) --> WLAN Test --> OTA Setting --> OFF
    *Replace "851" with your devices model number, 850, 852, 855 etc...

    Look, instead of rushing to take an OTA to get the latest software.. think for a moment.
    We do no know if the bootloader will stay "unlockable" in future updates. OTA's can update not only software..
    but the boot stack as well.. enabling features to block downgrades.. close exploits.. and all sorts of fun stuff.

    so.. instead of taking an OTA.. wait for the files to get posted so we can look at things first.. possibly only updating /system, /boot, /modem (maybe tz/rpm)
    without updating the rest of the boot stack. ya... do that. Plan on making a lil thread on this soon to make things easier.

    EFS Backup:

    Code:
    [FONT="Arial Narrow"][B]Backup EFS after jailbreaking your G3. EFS is split into 2 partitions modemst1 and modemst2. 
    img files will be on root of internal sdcard. Save the .img files somewhere else besides the sdcard... email, cloud, etc..[/B]
    
    I have made a new thread on EFS backup and restore which can be found [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/development/efs-lg-g3-efs-backup-restore-t2907329"]HERE[/URL].
    [/HIDE]
    [B][SIZE="5"]Restoring Stock / Remove root flag:[/SIZE][/B]
    [HIDE]
    Download the tmo .tot file and use lg flash to restore it to stock. itll format everything on internal sdcard so backup anything u may need off it.
    
    T-Mmobile firmware can be found [URL="http://downloads.codefi.re/wolfgart/LG_G3/D851"]here[/URL]. Thanks to [user=608699]@wolfgart[/user] for the files and [user=1157052]@thecubed[/user] for codefire hosting. 
    
    *Step by step picture guide - [url]http://imgur.com/W83hMPE[/url]
     
    install the drivers.
    put phone into Download Mode (power off. unplug USB. pull battery. put battery back in. press/hold Volume Up then plug in USB cable.)
    In Windows Device Manager set the phones serial COM port to #41. (*see picture guide for help)
    Install LG Flash. In "C:\LG\LG Flash" folder delete megalock dll. Replace with .dll below.
    new megalock dll - [url]http://bit.ly/1cQADXm[/url] (this site includes a "download manager.. UNCHECK THE BOX before downloading dll file.)
    Run LG Flash in the "C:\LG\LG Flash" folder. Select korean factory if asked.
    When LG Flash opens you will see a box to select firmware and dll.
    Select LG Flash (.dll).
    Select (.tot)
    Hit OK (*see picture guide for help)
    Hit yellow start button. If you get Milkyway error click ok. LG Flash will then run a crc check on the tot file. Takes a bit. 
    After crc check finishes unplug the phone. plug phone back in. it should now be seen in LG Flash and start flashing. 
    Phone will reboot when finished. You may end up on a screen with s "2"... let it sit there for a minute or two. 
    If stuck on "2" try unplugging the usb cable from the phone.. wait 10 seconds.. then plug the usb cable back in. now wait 30 seconds and hopefully it changes to a "3"
    Once the phone says "3" you can unplug the USB.. remove the battery and plug back in.. boot back up... you are now 100% stock. 
    [/HIDE]
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    Hey guess what?

    Windows support is up!
    Fixed OSX bugs!
    aaaand I included a 64-bit ADB binary that should fix Linux not detecting the phone!

    Let me know how it goes!
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    hi,
    (...) when i download SuperSU i get that there are no SU Binary installed.
    Answer is quite simple: you did not get root access to the system. You are not rooted. On why you did not get root, I don't have an answer. The screenshot from script you ran unfortunately does not show, if on the way something might went wrong but the script did not notice and/or did not care. I for example failed to root 10N, it's quite possible that PurpleDrake doesn't work anymore and got fixed.

    besides the custom Rom,it's possible to install the official LG LL KDZ?
    Of course. Any KDZ compatible with your device can be flashed. You will lose root of course and will not be able to regain it while on unrooted Lollipop.

    Does anyone know if someone is working on a solution to root the 5.0 stock ROM?
    Two possible answers, as there are principally two ways to obtain root: a) and b) :p

    Read on:
    a) Exploit a weakness in current Android code; this weakness would be common to all devices running this code, no matter if TouchWiz (Samsung), Optimus UI (LG), Sense (HTC), Sony's XPERIA devices, ...
    b) Exploit a weakness of a specific device, be it a weakness of the/a specific Android build specific to this device, a hole in the bootloader, recovery, you name it.

    1. to a) This is what towelroot did. A vulnerability in the kernel code allowed towelroot to virtually root any device running an affected kernel. So many, many devices were rootable this way, of course once the hole was closed in the kernel source, as soon as a device ran the newer kernel code, it was immune to towelroot. So all devices which received an update were eventually immunized.
    2. to b) This is what virtually all rooting methods for the G3 do. They exploit one or the other vulnerability of the G3, a specific build of android on the G3, a specific recovery etc etc.

    So the final answer to your seemingly simple request, which in the end is not as simple as you possibly thought:
    As followup to 1 and a) There are probably, in this very moment, quite a handful of developers, trying to penetrate the current Android code to find a point of attack. This will get more and more difficult though, as Android is hardened from version to version. In case a hole in the current 5.x line of code (Lollipop) can be found and successfully exploited, a method like towelroot will be released and quite a few devices and very likely also many of the devices scheduled to receive Lollipop anytime soon now, will be rootable. The hole will quite possibly be quickly fixed though, and future devices won't be affected anymore as well as current devices, receiving an update to the base code, fixing the hole.
    As a follow up to 2 and b) with a handful of high-profile devs, more or less the main responasbles for all previous rooting methods for the G3, having left the G3 scene, coupled with a lacking influx of new developers probably mainly due to the age of the device, no, theres is probably no one working on getting "native" root for the G3 on Lollipop.

    This leaves us with mainly three scenarios:
    - the current one: downgrade to Kitkat, obtain root, get bump, flash a Lollipop-build of your choice through the bumped recoveries available.
    - There might be a rooting method for the new LG Flex 2 which will be found anytime in the future and which turns out to be compatible with the G3.
    - There might be a rooting method for Lollipop in general, which also works on the G3.

    Thats pretty much your options right now. I don't think I forgot anything.
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    Thank you! @thecubed & PurpleDrake

    this guide help my very much! (with pic & every thing)
    http://www.androidrootz.com/2014/07/how-to-root-lg-g3.html

    and hope this will help too: (Unroot for OTA using LG PC Suite & it Clear the "ROOTED" to "UNROOTED" on the DM)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/general/guide-unroot-ota-using-lg-pc-suite-pc-t2802286
    -
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2715114

    While this is indeed a very helpful picture guide, please don't download PurpleDrake from this person's website. I've asked that my files not be mirrored elsewhere, and this guide has disregarded my request.
    There's no way to know if the guide creator has added any additional software to PurpleDrake that could compromise either your computer or your phone. Please only download from the sources listed in the OP of this thread.

    Thanks!