How to root Verizon LG G4 on Android 5.1 [Guide]

LG G4Are you the owner of the new LG G4 flagship smartphone and waiting patiently for a rooting guide to finally arrive? The wait is finally over for all owners. The guide below is made for Verizon subscribers only and shouldn’t be followed by any other US-based subscribers or International subscribers.


  • Use the guide on the Verizon handset only.


  • Download the ADB and fastboot drivers on your Windows computer so you don’t run into any driver issues.
  • Download the rooting package you need for the verizon variant.
  • Download the Send_Commands tool here.
  • Download the LG USB Drivers direct to the Windows computer you are using with the guide.


  1. Extract the Send_Command tools package and the rooting package to the desktop on the computer.
  2. If you run into any trouble, right-click the mouse over the package and choose extract it here.
  3. Open the command prompt Windows from within the Command tools folder by right-clicking the mouse and holding SHift while selecting the open command windows here option from the menu.
  4. Boot the G4 in Download Mode by turning it off, holding the Volume Up button and connecting it to the computer while still holding Volume Up.
  5. Double click the ports.bat file which is inside the Send_Commands tool folder after you extracted it. Look for the COM number and keep it in mind.
  6. Type your first command in the command windows: “Send_Command.exe \\.\COM2” but replace the number 2 with the correct number you found for the COM port.
  7. Type the next command: “id” and press enter.
    – you should end up with a string similar to this “text ‘uid=(0)root gid=(0)root’”. If you don’t see that, re-type the commands and try again.
  8. Once you are happy you see the previous commands, type this: “dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.H81110h.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=548352 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0”.
  9. The command will now take some minutes to complete rooting your smartphone.
  10. Type “LEAVE”and your device will reboot.
  11. Now you are ready to starting thinking about installing a custom recovery image and flashing some custom ROMs.

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