How to root LG V10 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop [Guide]

LG V10The LG V10 debuted in South Korea for around $700 and is considered a new flagship for the LG brand. Since the device is so nice, the folks over in the United States are also selling this one, with popular phone carrier networks such as T-Mobile and AT&T already picking this one up. The LG V10 comes with impressive specs, including 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen, Quad HD resolution, 64 GB storage and a 64-bit hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor. Most notably with regards to getting root access is the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system she’s running.


  • The following guide is only made for the LG V10 new flagship for the LG brand. While it is true the SuperSU file issued to grant many devices rooting permissions, there are different updated versions of the app and they generally require a custom recovery installed first. Therefore, you must look up a unique guide that’s right for your device.
  • You must unlock the LG V10 bootloader before you can root the device.


  • Make sure you install the LG USB Drivers on the computer you are working with during the guide. Also can use any computer during this guide. You only need the computer for transferring files to the SD card and not to run any programs.
  • You need to install the SuperSU rooting file from inside a custom recovery. You can install the TWRP recovery on the LG V10 if you don’t yet have a custom recovery running on your device. You cannot get that root access on the device without a recovery that can install zip files. The stock recovery that comes with your device will not give you that feature.


  1. Download the SuperSU file you need for rooting. That’s the app we are installing on your device which sits in your app drawer and grants root access to the internal system until you remove it later.
  2. Boot your LG V10 into the custom recovery mode.
  3. Choose the Install option from the recovery menu.
  4. Browse the SD card for the SuperSU file.
  5. Confirm you want to install that SuperSU file by swiping on the smartphone display where it tells you at the bottom of the screen.
  6. Once that SuperSU file is installed you technically have root access but you still need to reboot the device back into the normal mode.
  7. Go back to the main recovery menu and choose the reboot System Now option.
  8. Wait for the device to reboot and log in to your Google account once again.

Now you know all that is required to root LG V10 on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Since most Android devices are still running Android KitKat, we don’t expect a huge amount of devices to make the jump up to Android 6.0 Marshmallow anytime soon.

In conclusion, you have learnt how to unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery and root the LG V10 smartphone. There’s no limitations to what you can do next. You might want to check if there are any noteworthy custom ROMs to install on your device. If not, you can still install plenty of new apps from the Google Play Store to get started.

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