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How to root LG G3 LS990 on Android 5.0 Lollipop and install TWRP (Sprint) [Guide]

LG G3 [1]Sprint subscribers to the LG G3 (LS990) smartphone have a new way to root their devices running Android 5.X Lollipop. The ‘X’ means that it should work for those running any version of Lollipop and not just restricted to either 5.0.1, 5.0.2 or 5.1 etc. We’ll also show you how to flash the TWRP custom recovery so you are ready to install a custom ROM, take a NANDroid backup and more. Here’s how:

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN 

HOW TO ROOT LG G3 LS990 ON ANDROID LOLLIPOP AND INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY

  1. Download the One-Click package [2].
  2. Extract the above file to the desktop of the computer by right-clicking and selecting extract here.
  3. Double click your mouse on the .bat file that’s inside.
  4. You’ll now be presented with some on-screen instructions that look like they are from the Command prompt. Follow those to finish rooting your G3.
  5. Now you have that, it’s time to flash the TWRP recovery.
  6. Download the Lollipop Recovery Installer [3] direct to the smartphone.
  7. Wait for the download to complete and open it from the app drawer.
  8. Inside you have two options with Lollipops on a stick. The top option will flash the TWRP recovery.
  9. The bottom button will return you to the stock recovery. Use that when you want to unroot it.