How to root LG G Vista on Android Lollipop [Guide]

LG G VistaThe LG G Vista is getting the Android Lollipop update that gives the smartphone a new material design UI, Android RunTime instead of the old Dalvik system, Android Beam, tap and go NFC payments and much more that makes it a step up from the older KitKat software update. If you are running Android Lollipop you might have found that updating the OS also took away your past root access, or you may just be looking to gain root access for the first time. Whichever situation you find yourself in, you can get the system internals unchained from the factory restrictions by following this guide.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The tool below works for several variants of the LG smartphones, but you should check you have the G Vista variant and not one of the others just in case you have one of the variants this tool doesn’t work with.
  • The tool also will work for different software updates, but you should be running Android Lollipop to safely execute this guide. We do not guarantee this will work on the next software update after Lollipop.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • We advise you backup the phone contacts, pictures, music and video files to the internal storage SD card.
  • Download the LG USB Drivers to the computer. After you install those you want to restart the computer and come back to this guide to complete it. You must reboot the PC to get the USB Drivers working. Bookmark this rooting page in your browser and then delete it after you finish the guide later.
  • Note that you do void the warranty you have by following this guide even though it’s a simple One-click method. You should try flashing software updates manually in the future to take away that root access. By doing that you are probably able to send it away for free repairs once again.
  • Enable the USB Debugging by pointing to Settings > Developer Options > checking the box for USB Debugging mode. Those without the Developer Options must unlock it from Settings > About Device > tap build number seven times. Now you’ll see it from the Settings.

HOW TO ROOT LG G VISTA ON ANDROID LOLLIPOP

  1. Download the One-Click rooting file from here. Alternatively, you can download an older version of the same tool from here. Sometimes one version doesn’t work for some people. if that happens to you and you get an error message,. simply try using the other file instead after rebooting the PC first.
  2. Extract the package on the desktop so you can use the execrable file inside.
  3. Double click on the script.bat file and it will start the program you need.
  4. Now just follow the on-screen instructions and you’ll have the root access when it’s done.

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