How to Root the LG G3

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There’s been some nice development starting to happen for all variants of the LG G3. Today we’re going to follow a step by step process to obtain root access on multiple variants including the Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and the Sprint LG G3.


[box type=”info”]If you purchased your LG G3 recently and are unable to get Stump to root your G3 then you will need to downgrade first. I just finished up the how to downgrade the LG G3 tutorial to show you exactly how to do it.[/box]


When Stump Root was announced I immediately published an article about it. This one-click root method has been in the works for at least a month. Stump Root is the product of Team Codefire, a group of four talented and dedicated group of individuals. Team Codefire consists of IOMonster, jcase, Autoprime and PlayfulGod. They had each worked on a root method for individual G3s and then got together to release this all-in-one method to make things as easy as possible.


As of writing this, Stump Root works on the Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint variants of the LG G3. For these devices, Stump Root has only been tested with the release version of the firmware. When LG releases a new version of the firmware, Team Codefire might have to release an update before this root tool will work again. The 1.2.0 version of Stump Root also works on the D852G, D852, F400L, D851 and various D855 variants.


Stump Root also works on lots of older LG smartphones. If your LG smartphone has been manufactured between 2012 and 2014, then Stump Root has a chance of working on it. If Stump Root doesn’t auto detect your smartphone then you can let it brute force the system and look for an exploit. There have been multiple devices rooted(and added into the main tool) from the brute force method. In version 1.02, the brute force feature was known to take up to two hours to complete. In the latest version, 1.2.0, brute forcing can be done as quickly as 1-2 minutes.


Now that you know a little bit of the background here, let’s get you root access on your LG G3. I will link the source of this exploit at the bottom of this article for you to reference. I would advise you to go there and download the latest version of Stump Root. I’ll do my best at keeping links up to date here, but I can’t monitor that thread every day. You can download the latest version there and then come back here to follow the step by step process. Also, if you notice one of the links below are out of date, please do not hesitate to contact me to let me know.


LG G3 Root Instructions

  1. Open the Settings Application on your LG G3
  2. Scroll Down to Security
  3. Activate the ‘Allow Unknown Sources’ Option
  4. Download Stump Root
  5. Download ES File Explorer
  6. Open ES File Explorer
  7. Browse to the Downloaded Stump Root APK File
  8. Tap the Stump Root APK and Install
  9. Open Stump Root Application
  10. Tap on the Grind Button
  11. Reboot Your LG G3 When Instructed
  12. Install SuperSU
  13. Open SuperSU and Follow Instructions
  14. Uninstall Stump Root


That is all you have to do! You have now obtained root access on your LG G3 and can start to tweak and customize it with various modifications. Some things I recommend would be debloating, removing Carrier IQ, changing the DPI, installing Xposed(and the G3 Tweaks module) and lots of other things. I have already written about some of these and I will be doing more too. Please do not forget to go back into the Settings of your LG G3 and to deactivate the Allow Unknown Sources option after you uninstall Stump Root. There’s hardly any reason to keep this option on.


I would love to hear what the first things you do on your rooted smartphone are. Scroll down and use the comments section to tell me all about it.


[box type=”info”]If this worked or didn’t work for you, please leave a comment at the bottom of this article to let me know. This will help me to keep these tutorials up to date so no one runs into any issues.[/box]


[Source: XDA-Developers]

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