LG rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for its all time famous flagship LG G2 around 2 months ago. The update brought graphical changes and some core changes to this device. Lollipop on LG G2 was quite a surprise for G2 owners as LG was busy with LG G4, which is a great piece from LG but LG didn’t forget it its loyal G2 users at all. LG G2 debuted with Android 4.2.2 KitKat, and the device is no seeing the 5th iteration of Android. Development threads for G2 are pretty active as well which are keeping this device alive in all the ways.
If you’ve just updated your G2 to Android Lollipop, and you happen to be Android power user as well, you must have come across the rooting issues on Android Lollipop. Because of some changes made to the system by Google, rooting the device directly wasn’t possible so it took a bit of a time for developers to come with some easy methods to root this device without any hiccups here and there. Now that the methods are available, you can easily root all variants of LG G2 running Android Lollipop. You can also install TWRP recovery on your device and explore the open nature world of Android Lollipop. In the following guide we have explained both the methods to root the device and to install TWRP recovery
The method to root LG G2 running Android Lollipop is pretty easy, we will be using One Click Root Tool that is the result of hard work of XDA senior member avicohh. We will install the TWRP recovery by means of a little application named as AutoRec developed by XDA senior member bender_007. Let’s go ahead and perform the steps now.
- This guide is for the following variants of the LG G2:
- LG G2 D800 AT&T
- LG G2 D801 T-Mobile
- LG G2 D802 Global
- LG G2 D803 Canada
- LG G2 D805 Latin America
- LG G2 LS980 Sprint
- LG G2 VS980 Verizon
- LG G2 D852G
- Do not try this on any other device. Trying the method on an incompatible device may result in bricking it.
- Your phone’s battery must be charged at least over 50% to avoid any power issue during the flashing process.
- Just to be a safe side, backup all your important contacts, sms messages, call logs and copy your media content to your PC as well.
- For a while disable Firewall or any Antivirus if you have enabled.
- Use your device’s original data cable to establish connection between your phone and your PC.
- Before connecting your device, enable USB debugging mode on it. To do so, on your LG G2 go to settings > about device > tap the build number for 7 times to get the developer options in settings. Now go back to settings > developer options > Enable USB debugging.
- Download and install LG USB drivers on your PC.
- Make sure that you’ve read all instructions carefully and applied the precautions. Let’s go ahead now.
How To Root LG G2 Running Android Lollipop & Install TWRP Recovery
- Download LG_One_Cick_Root_by_avicohh.exe file for your LG G2.
- Connect your LG G2 to your PC.
- Run the LG One Click Root Installer.exe file and follow the on-screen instructions to root your LG G2.
- If your device isn’t being recognised by your PC, try switching between MTP and PTP mode for the connection.
- If you’re facing “MSVCR100.dll is missing” error, you need to install Visual C++ Redistributable. Get it here: 32 Bit | 64 Bit
- Now download and install AutoRec application on your LG G2 according to your variant.
- Once you’ve installed the AutoRec application, open it from the app drawer.
- First time, AutoRec will create some important backups, once done, go ahead and tap the “Flash TWRP” button.
- Grant the SuperSu permissions, and wait for it to complete the process.
- Once done, turn off your phone and reboot into recovery mode.
- That’s all. Wasn’t that easy?
Let us know if the method worked fine for you or not. In case you’re stuck with anything, reach us out through the comment box below or through our contact us page.
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