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How to: Root the LG G2 for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Korean markets

How to: Root the LG G2 for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Korean markets
So far today we've shown you how to root all the new Motorola DROIDs and even the Moto X.

Next up is the new LG G2, which is one of the top high-end phones currently on the market.

Even though this process is a bit more complicated than the Motorola phones, it was developed and confirmed to work by "djkinetic" on XDA Forums. Also, keep in mine there are two rooting methods listed below, so be sure to use the correct one for your model of the LG G2



For ATT, T-Mobile, Korean:

1. Download and Install the LG United Mobile Drivers: Can be found here: http://d-h.st/EW4
2. Next make sure your ADB is working, on the G2 goto Settings: About Phone: Software Information: Click Build Number 5 times. Go back and choose Development Settings Enable USB Debugging.
3 command prompt and type adb devices, you should see your Serial Number and online.
4 Now that we know ADB is working, download this: http://www.mgyun.com/vroot
5. Yes it is in chinese, install it, then run it while your phone is plugged into your USB port on your PC.
6, The program will do some checks once its finished it will pop a screen that has the model number of the phone LG-D800 and a check mark. Notice the button on the bottom right, it says ROOT with some chinese lettering.
7. Click it and wait, the phone will reboot after a couple minutes. Once it reboots you will be rooted. Also it will install a Chinese language Root Manager. This is temporary.
8. Now we will replace the Chinese binary with an English one. Download superuser by clockworkmod from the play store. Open it and grant root permission (right button when the window pops up in Chinese). Superuser will ask to update the binary, hit install. Now exit by swiping superuser out of recents.
9. Now open titanium backup, install from play store if you don't have it. Find the Chinese root manager app and freeze it.
10. Next open superuser again and once again install the superuser binary when asked. Reboot. You should now be rooted in English. You may now uninstall the Chinese root manager.
11. Optionally you can install Busybox with Busybox installer and rootkeeper by voodoo just in case.


For Verizon only:

1. Install drivers can be found here: http://d-h.st/fBw or when you first plug your phone into PC, within the virtual drive: \tools\LG VZW_United_WHQL_v2.11.1.msi file
2. Next make sure to switch to Internet connection --- ethernet within PC Connection settings and enable USB debugging the same way you would on ATT.
3. command prompt and type adb devices, you should see your Serial Number and online.
4 Now that we know ADB is working the process is the same, download this: http://www.mgyun.com/vroot
5. Yes it is in chinese, install it, then run it while your phone is plugged into your USB port on your PC.
6, The program will do some checks once its finished it will pop a screen that has the model number of the phone LG-D800 and a check mark. Notice the button on the bottom right, it says ROOT with some chinese lettering.
7. Click it and wait, the phone will reboot after a couple minutes. Once it reboots you will be rooted. Also it will install a Chinese language Root Manager. This is temporary.
8. Now we will replace the Chinese binary with an English one. Download superuser by clockworkmod from the play store. Open it and grant root permission (right button when the window pops up in Chinese). Superuser will ask to update the binary, hit install. Now exit by swiping superuser out of recents.
9. Now open titanium backup, install from play store if you don't have it. Find the Chinese root manager app and freeze it.
10. Next open superuser again and once again install the superuser binary when asked. Reboot. You should now be rooted in English. You may now uninstall the Chinese root manager.
11. Optionally you can install Busybox with Busybox installer and ota root keeper by voodoo.



How to: Root the LG G2 for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Korean markets
How to: Root the LG G2 for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Korean markets


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posted on 18 Sep 2013, 10:50

1. budltlngnk (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


This method worked perfectly on my VS980! No issues other than needing Titanium pro to freeze the "chinese" superuser app.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 23:37

2. rco666 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Got root, but now can't uninstall the chinese Root Manager, it doesn't show anywhere!

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 23:21

3. majesticreigns (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jul 2014)


got root but every time i open superuser and click update binary it restarts my phone whatcan i do to resolve this?

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