How to root LG G7 ThinQ without TWRP

LG launched its brand new LG G7 ThinQ smartphone a few weeks ago. The company is known for its flagship G series of smartphones. As of now, there’s no official TWRP recovery for LG G7 ThinQ. However, there is a simple method to root LG G7 ThinQ without TWRP recovery. After rooting your device, you can flash a custom ROM or Kernel, which means you can have a customizable device in your hand. Most importantly, you can get rid of all the bloatware on your device to improve performance.

LG’s new G7 ThinQ has a cryptic name but comes with the one of the best hardware in the market. The phone comes with a 6.10-inch notch display with a resolution of 1440×3120 pixels. It is powered by Qualcomm SDM845 alongside 4GB of RAM. LG has gone with the dual camera setup (16MP+16MP) on the rear and with an 8MP secondary camera. However, the battery is on the lesser side with 3000mAh capacity on the paper, but we hope LG has made OS customizations to make up for the battery capacity.

Coming to the root process, it was developed by J0SH1X

 of XDA. This method doesn’t need a custom recovery like TWRP which is the standard process to root any smartphone these days. Instead, the developer achieved the root by patching boot image manually and install Magisk. Follow the below process to easily root LG G7 ThinQ smartphone.

Prerequisites

  1. Make sure you have an unlocked bootloader on your LG G7 ThinQ. If you don’t know how to unlock the bootloader, you can follow the LG Unlock Bootloader page.
  2. Your device needs to have at least 60% charge to ensure it doesn’t run out of battery during the rooting process.
  3. Enable USB Debugging on your phone. To do this, go to device Settings » Developer options » toggle the “USB Debugging” switch. Also, enable OEM Unlocking from the Developer options page.
  4. Install ADB & Fastboot tools on your PC. You can follow our simple guide which lets you install ADB & Fastboot tools in 15 seconds.

Downloads

  1. Download the latest Magisk Manager APK. The current version is 5.7.0 and you can download it from the official Github page
  2. Download the patched_boot.img.

How to root LG G7 ThinQ without TWRP

  1. Make sure you have an unlocked bootloader before proceeding further.
  2. Download the patched_boot.img file from the above downloads section to your PC.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you’ve installed the ADB and Fastboot files and open a command prompt by pressing Shift + Right-click on any empty space inside the folder and select Open command window here.
  4. Now connect your LG G7 phone to the PC using a USB cable.
  5. Then reboot to fastboot mode. Type this command below and hit the enter key to enter the bootloader mode.
       adb reboot bootloader
  6. To root the LG G7, flash the patched_boot.img file by entering the commands below.
       fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img
       fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img
  7. Restart the device by running the below command.
      fastboot reboot
  8. Your device is rooted now and you can confirm it by using any root checker app from Play store.
    Root Check
    Price: Free+
  9. Download the Magisk manager APK from the downloads section and install it on your device manually. Make sure to enable “Unknown Settings” from settings to install the app manually.

Source: XDA

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