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

LG V10 [1]The 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.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT LG V10 ON ANDROID 5.1.1 LOLLIPOP

  1. Download the SuperSU file [5] 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 [6].
  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.