How to Root the LG G4 VS986 Verizon without Bootloader Unlock

How to Root the LG G4 VS986 Verizon without Bootloader Unlock – LG officially released its flagship smartphone that LG G4 on 28 April 2015. This smartphone instantly captivating a lot of media around the world, because it brings a flagship smartphone that is different than the others, namely the use of the back cover with leather material, and made of ceramic. Two models of G4 retrace the steps of Samsung, which released Galaxy S6 in two different models, this will certainly add to the competition countrymen South Korean rivals.

LG uses Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 808, not Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 that is already used by the HTC One M9, and Sony Xperia Z4. Selection of Snapdragon 808 may be constituted by public opinion that considers Snapdragon 810 overheat, so LG did not want a smartphone in a bad seal because the processor usage. In addition, LG also still rely on the 3 GB RAM. Performance is certainly very powerful, and faster performance when running multiple features in it.

After a long wait, finally we can root LG G4. In this post Smartphone Clinic will provide a tutorial about how to Root LG G4 VS986 Verizon. Make sure that your LG G4 running on Android Lollipop. In this tutorial we use Widows computer and using an application called Low Effort Root that was developed by XDA. Root your device at your own risk.


  • Make sure your phone battery is charged to 70% or more
  • Make sure you install the LG USB Driver on your PC, if you haven’t already.
  • Backup your device data
  • Enable USB Debugging, by open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging
    If Developers Option is hidden, go to Settings->About Phone->Software Info > build number (tap on it for 5-8 times)
  • Download and Unzip Download LG Root file on your windows computer
  • Download LG G4 Verizon tar.gz

How to Root the LG G4 VS986 Verizon without Bootloader Unlock:

  • Extract the tar.gz file you downloaded for your phone, and move the resulting “system.rooted.phonemodel.img” file to the root of your phone’s internal SD card with MTP mode.
  • Boot the device into Download Mode. Power off your device, When the device is powered off, hold volume up and insert a USB cable connected to the PC. (this method may vary from device to device)
  • Wait for the drivers to install
  • After it finishes, double click ports.bat on LG_Root folder (This will give us the COM port in which our device is connected we are looking for the Diag port)

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  • Open LG_Root folder and hold shift and right click on UPDATE SUPERSU and select “Open command window here

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  • Keep the device in Download mode, and copy+paste following command But replace COM4 with the COM number you found in COM port:
    • Send_Command.exe \\.\COM4
  • Type “id” and press enter (no quotes).
  • Next, run this command:
    • dd if=/data/media/0/rootedsystem.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=548352 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
  • Wait a few minutes and you should get back a “#” prompt. This indicates the process has finished.
  • Type “LEAVE” (no quotes) and press enter. Your phone should reboot, and your phone will be rooted.

For more details, please watch following video:

Congratulation! Now your LG G4 VS986 Verizon was rooted. You can verify that your LG G4 VS986 Verizon is successfully rooted or not by downloading Root Checker App on Play Store. Hopefully the article of How to Root the LG G4 VS986 Verizon without Bootloader Unlock useful for you.

Source: XDA

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