How to Root LG G2 running Lollipop with ‘LG One Click Root’
Recently, we posted a guide on How to update AT&T LG G2 D800 to Lollipop by manually installing the official FOTA update. In case you’ve updated your LG G2 to Android 5.0 Lollipop and want to root it then you’re at the right place. One can easily root almost all variants of LG G2 running Lollipop OS in 1-click with ‘LG One Click Root‘ tool. Besides G2, this tool supports several other LG phones like G3 (all variants), G3 Beat, G2 Mini, G Pro 2, etc. The tool comes in two versions, one is GUI based while older one works via script method. By rooting G2, you will be able to install power apps that require root, install custom ROM/ kernel and moreover uninstall all the bloatware that comes pre-installed on carrier variants.
In case you want to root LG G2, then carefully follow the steps below. The process is pretty easy and shouldn’t take much time.
Rooting LG G2 running Android 5.0.2 with LG One Click Root –
Requires – USB drivers installed and Windows PC
1. Download and install ‘LG United Mobile Drivers’ on your Windows system.
2. Download ‘LG One Click Root’ file and extract it. Then install it.
3. ‘Enable USB Debugging‘ on your phone. To do so, 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.
4. Connect the phone to computer via USB cable. (Select USB mode as MTP)
To confirm your device is connected over ADB interface, open ‘Device manager’ and it should show your phone as an Android device. (Refer image)
5. Run LG One Click Root tool and select ‘Start‘.
When it says ‘Waiting for device…’, get back to phone home screen and select OK for ‘Allow USB debugging?’ prompt as shown.
The phone will reboot at 45% and after rebooting when it says ‘Looking for LG serial port’, go to home screen again and select OK to Allow USB debugging.
6. The device will now reboot into ‘Download mode‘ (Firmware Update).
NOTE: For some reason, the tool got stuck at 90% on computer (0% on firmware update screen on phone) and this happened couple of times. To get through this problem, just restart the phone by long pressing power key while it’s connected to the computer and process is stuck at 90%. It should then show 100% and Done!
After reboot, look for the SuperSU app which should get installed on your phone. If you don’t see SuperSU installed, then just do the whole one-click procedure again starting from step #5 and it should work.
You can install the ‘Root Checker’ app to confirm root.