LG V10, released in Q4 2015, runs Android 5.1. Rooting LG V10 is easy as long as you are able to install SuperSU. The new version of SuperSU doesn’t stop your OTA updates, which means you can now upgrade OTA even on rooted phones.
Rooting LG V10 is easy as long as you know what you are doing. Here are the files that you will need to proceed with the rooting procedure.
Does it work with different carriers?
Yes, this method works seemlessly for this device no matter what carrier you are using. So it works for LG V10 root Verizon as well as LG V10 root T Mobile. However, we didn’t test this method on all carriers. If you try rooting LG V10 and it fails, be sure to report it to us so that our team may look specifically at your carrier.
What you need before rooting LG V10?
- First, you need to be aware of the risks. This method, like all other rooting methods, will void your manufacturer’s warranty. You may also end up bricking your phone. If you follow the steps, you are the only one to be blamed.
- You need SuperSU. Download the latest version here. Be sure to download from this link since a lot of links on the internet might prove harmful for your mobile.
- This tutorial assumes that you have already installed TWRP. If that’s not the case, wait for the next tutorial. It will teach you how to install TWRP on LG V10.
- Download LG USB drivers here and install them on your computer. You can’t root your device unless you have installed appropriate USB drivers.
- Charge your device so that the battery is at least 70% charged. Proceeding with low battery could result in your phone shutting down in middle of the rooting process. This could turn your phone into a brick, making it useless.
Root your phone
Rooting this LG device is easy. You can install TWRP using regular flashing methods. Once you have a custom recovery, things are simple from there. You just need to install SuperSU using recovery so that you can control root permissions. Here are all the steps that you need to root your device.
- Move the SuperSU zip file to internal storage on your mobile. You have already downloaded this zip file in the previous section. If not, go back and download the package.
- Reboot your phone and go to custom recovery. This tutorial assumes that you have already installed a custom recovery such as TWRP.
- Make a device backup before you go ahead with rooting LG V10.
- Now install SuperSU using your custom recovery program. If you are using TWRP, you should be able to find an option to ‘install from zip’. Click it and set path to your SuperSU file in your internal storage.
- Once the app is installed, you will come back to the default screen.
- Reboot your phone and enjoy a rooted LG V10 device.
This method works without any problems. You can check root status of your phone using an app of your choice. There are tons of root checking apps on Google Play.