How To Root LG G3 [Sprint, Verizon, AT&T And T-Mobile]

LG G3 landed in June, 2014. The device won LG some respect having some immense specifications. LG G3 happens to be LG’s very first phone with a QHD display that outdated Oppo’s Find 7. It’s a 5.5 inches True HD IPS display with 534 ppi. LG has used Qulcomm’s Snapdragon 801 CPU accompanied by Adreno 330 GPU and a RAM of 3 GB in the G3. What makes this device even more unique is its 13 MP camera with a laser Auto-Focus whereas the front cam is 2.1 MP. Out of the box, you will find LG G3 running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

That was all about the device, let’s get back to our topic now. Some variants of the G3 were rooted when it came out, while some career branded (Verizon, Sprint) devices were left unrooted. Recently, famous XDA Recognized developer JCase, accompanied by some other developers (PlayfulGod , IOMonster, Autoprime, PlayfulGod and Team Codefire) managed to get root access on the LG G3.

The application presented by these developers is named as “StumpRoot“. It’s actually more than easy to root the device as it will hardly take 1 or 2 taps. Let’s go through a little how to guide and learn how you can root your Verizon, Sprint, AT&T or T-Mobile LG G3 using StumpRoot.

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In case you’re new to rooting stuff, here’s what you need to know:

Rooting your phone gives you complete access over all the data which is apparently locked by the manufacturers. This includes removal of the factory restrictions and making changes to the internal system and the operating system. Gaining the root access gives you the privileges to install various applications to enhance the performance of your device, allows you to remove the built-in applications/programs, helps you to upgrade the battery life of your device & install the apps which require the root access for the proper functionality and modify your device in so many other ways e.g using mods and flashing custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Here’s our collection of 10 Best Root Apps.

Before you root:

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is LG in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

How To Root Sprint, Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile LG G3:

  1. Download StumpRoot APK file.
  2. You may download this file directly to your phone, or copy it to your phone after downloading on your PC.
  3. Now locate the APK file on your LG G3 and tap to install it.
  4. Allow Unknown Sources from Settings > Security if required.
  5. Proceed with the StumpRoot installation and complete it.
  6. Now open the installed application from the app drawer.
  7. Run the application and reboot your LG G3 after it tells you.
  8. Once rebooted, install SuperSu from the Google Play Store.
  9. That’s all! You’re rooted now!

To root other variants of the LG G3, checkout this post.

If you find this application useful, please make sure that you buy the developers some bears. They work hard for the users all the time. If you’re stuck with anything regarding this post, make sure that you drop your words in the comment box below.


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