Your phone is a [ LG-D851 ] on [ TMO ] running SW version [ V20g ] ...
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.
This thread may be worth looking into [GUIDE][ROOT] Newest Root Method for LG . 20b is mentioned in this thread.Just picked up a G3 and tried to use PurpleDrake to root using OS X. (Only reason I want to root is for TitaniumBackup, which has saved my @$$ more times than I can remember.) No go, with the following in Terminal (with extraneous stuff trimmed out):
I haven't seen any info if it works or not. As an alternative check the first post of the following thread. Instructions are included to root an existing 30D installation. Might be helpful.
Didn't work for me but thank you for your efforts. (LG G4 D851 v20) Tried another method from xda which did not work either. What did work was: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=67541933&postcount=959
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 FULL version. This means that it will automatically root, and ask you if you want TWRP installed and a custom boot that doesn't trip the root checker!
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.
Thanks to @Shelnutt2 for the security-disabled boot.img
Thanks to @Dees-Troy for the TWRP image!
Is my phone compatible?
The new LG G3 models each are slightly different with regards to rooting and unlocking.
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.
Please note that this version is currently only compatible with the T-Mobile D851 version of the LG G3. For other phones, we suggest you look for the LITE version of PurpleDrake.
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-TMO_VERSION.tar.gz
- Mark the application as executable, and run it!
chmod +x purpledrake_linux.sh
OSX Instructions (just a bit easier)
- Extract the file you downloaded
- Double-click on "purpledrake_osx"
- 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.
If you choose to install the custom boot.img, your phone's root checker will not be tripped and your phone will show as UNROOTED.
After, be sure to check @autoprime's post for how to disable OTA upgrades! here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=54254111&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:
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
Old version here... (OSX/Linux only)
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!):
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.
fastboot flash boot boot.img fastboot flash recovery recovery.img fastboot reboot
adb push name_of_file.img /sdcard/ adb shell su dd if=/sdcard/name_of_file.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
[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] DO NOT FLASH OTHER PEOPLES EFS OR FLASH YOUR OWN BACKUPS ONTO ANOTHER PHONE. THIS WILL BREAK EFS ON THE PHONE YOU ARE FLASHING TO. EFS BACKUPS ARE FOR THE PHONE THEY CAME FROM ONLY. 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-Mobile 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 [URL="http://downloads.codefi.re/autoprime/LG/LG_G3/Setup_LGFlashTool_188.8.131.527.zip"][B]LG Flash[/B][/URL]. 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 [URL="http://downloads.codefi.re/autoprime/LG/LG_G3/LGUP_8974.dll"][B]LG Flash .dll[/B][/URL] 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] [B][SIZE="5"]PurpleDrake YouTube Videos:[/SIZE][/B] [HIDE] [url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJtz51KgxjM[/url] [/HIDE]