The Android developer community takes it upon itself to develop a root method for new devices, particularly flagship devices, and when a device proves to be stubborn they just raise the stakes to give developers more of an incentive to work on a root solution. LG’s latest flagship smartphone, the G4, has been out for a couple of months now but it’s carrier variants were proving to be difficult to root. A $2,000 bounty was announced and it seems to have worked because now there’s a method to root LG G4 carrier variants.
This LG G4 root method comes from an XDA forum poster by goes by the moniker “thecubed,” he and his team was previously rooted many LG devices. Their method guarantees root access on all variants of the LG G4 regardless of international or carrier status.
Right now the root method is confirmed to be working on the Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile models of the G4 with the team confident that the method will work on Sprint’s model as well. It also works with the international H815 10c model of the handset. Work in underway to obtain the required system images to confirm this root method for all models.
In order to root LG G4 using this method a Windows PC is required alongside customized tools from XDA as well as a 1.4GB modified file which will be flashed.
It’s a nine-step process to root the G4 using this method but it certainly works, there are pages after pages of comments from people who have successfully rooted their G4 units with thecubed’s method.