I have some great news for those of you trying to root your LG G3 on Android 5.0.1/5.0.2 Lollipop. There’s a new root method that now allows you to easily root on Lollipop using a hole in LG’s firmware fastboot mode. Thanks to XDA user Unjustified Dev and a Korean user, we now can root our phones easily on all Windows/Mac/Linux/Ubuntu/Chromebook!
Author: Max Lee
Looking for a good Lollipop ROM for your LG G3?
If you have the T-Mobile LG G3 D851 or the international G3 D855 model, you can grab and install the latest Resurrection Remix ROM by XDA user WestCrip.
Resurrection Remix ROM was one of the coolest custom ROMs when XDA user WestCrip started making the ROM with Galaxy S2 series. Well, the latest version is now available for many more devices including the G3.
For those of you who may soft-brick your LG G3 (soft-brick is when you are stuck in a bootloop), want to return your phone back for warranty, or simply want to return back to 100% stock, here’s a step-by-step tutorial you can use.
First, you will need a Windows computer as LG Flashtool program does not support other operating systems. (You may be able to use VMWare on Mac or Linux, it should work.) This should work on all Windows including Windows XP, Windows 7, Window 8, and Windows 8.1. (I am using Windows 7 64-bit, I just don’t like Windows 8 that much.)
For those of you who’ve never installed a custom ROM on Android smartphones before, here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to install custom ROM using TWRP Recovery.
For those of you who want to install custom ROMs on your LG G3, first you will want to learn how to make a backup ROM.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to backup and restore ROM on your rooted LG G3 using TWRP Recovery.
Backing up a ROM will backup your whole ROM (including kernel) along with your Apps, App Data and pretty much everything on your phone except personal files like photos, videos, etc…etc…
For those of you who’ve installed custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP recovery on your LG G3 Android smartphone, you will definitely want to know how to manually boot into CWM or TWRP recovery just in case you end up in a bootloop while installing a custom ROM, installing a MOD, etc…etc…
For those of you who want to install MODs, custom ROMs, and more, you will need CWM or TWRP recovery on your rooted LG G3.
Now, as of writing this post, there’s only TWRP recovery for T-Mobile LG G3 D851 but this method should work for all LG G3 models when CWM/TWRP recoveries become available in the near future for all of the different models such as D855, D850, etc…etc…
For those of you asking me why you should root your LG G3, there’s one feature you can enable with a rooted LG G3 that you probably agree is a good reason.
The LG G3 comes with dual-window multi-tasking feature similar to the Galaxy Note 3 and S5. Well, just like Note 3 and S5, the dual-window only supports handful apps out of the box like YouTube, Gmail, and a few more.
Thanks to Open Source developers, we have full root method for the LG G3!
There’s currently many root methods for the LG G3, this is one of those methods.
Now, this is the ONLY root method for those of you who T-Mobile LG G3 but also works for many others.
UPDATE: These root instructions are for KitKat ONLY! If you have Lollipop, you can follow the guide here on How to Root LG G Flex 2, G2, and G3!