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How to root the LG G2

This guide will show you how to root the LG G2 phone.

Disclaimer

Digital Endpoint is not responsible for rooting the Android device in any way. Before performing any of these steps make sure you back up your Android device completely.

What is needed to root the LG G2?

In order to root the HTC LG G2 you will need the following.

  • The LG G2 you wish to root
  • A PC

Step 1 – Set up the Android SDK environment on your PC

Before you can run the rooting tools on your PC to root the LG G2 you must first set up the Android development environment correctly.

In order to root the LG G2 you must have the Android SDK downloaded and installed on to your computer.

We show you how to do that here.

Step 2 – Install the LG USB drivers on your PC

Before you can root the LG G2 you need to make sure that your PC can fully recognise the phone once you have plugged it in. To do this you must first download and install the PC USB drivers which you can find here.

Step 3 – Enable USB debugging on the LG G2

Along with installing the USB drivers on your PC you also need to enable USB debugging on the LG G2 itself. This is done by doing the following.

On the LG G2 tap System Settings > General > About Phone > Software Information

Keep tapping Build Number until it says you are a developer.

Tap the new Developer Options menu.

Make sure USB Debugging is checked.

Step 4 – Download the LG G2 root tool

Now that you have set up the phone and the PC you need to download the root package for the LG G2 which you can get here. Please save it to an easy to access location on your computer such as the desktop.  Once the zip file has been saved extract it to the desktop also.

Step 5 – Root the LG G2

Now we are ready to root the LG G2 which can be done by doing the following:

Connect the LG G2 to your PC (make sure USB debugging is enabled).

Navigate to the folder you extracted in step 4.

Double-click the root.bat file to start the root process.

Follow the on-screen instructions.

Disconnect the LG G2 from your PC when asked.

Toggle USB debugging off and on again when asked.

Reconnect the LG G2 to the PC when asked and press Enter to complete the root process.

Once the root process has been completed the LG G2 will restart and the Superuser icon will be visible which means that you successfully rooted the phone.

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