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How to root LG G Flex 2 Sprint LS996-ZV6/LS996-ZV7 on Androids 5.1 Lollipop [Guide]

LG G Flex 2 [1]These are the instructions to root LG G Flex Sprint LS996-ZV6 or LS996-ZV7 running Android 5.1 Lollipop or Android 5.0 Lollipop. The handset originally came with Android 5.0 our of the box and was later updated to Android 5.1 Lollipop. You should find this method works for either software updates.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO ROOT LG G FLEX 2 SPRINT

  1. Download the rooting image for the ZV6 [4] or the ZV7 [5] variant of the LG G Flex 2 smartphone.
  2. Download the rooting file from here [6].
  3. Extract both of the above packages on your computer.
  4. Connect the LG G Flex 2 handset to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Transfer the rootedsystem.image file from the desktop to the devices internal storage SD card.
  6. Unplug it from the computer and turn it off.
  7. Reboot holding the Volume Up button only and connecting it to the computer at the same time (no Power button yet).
  8. Double-click on the ports.bat file that’s also on your desktop.
  9. Write down the number of your COM port, i.e. COM1, COM2, COM3 or COM4.
  10. From the desktop, hold down the Shift key and right-click the mouse to bring up a new menu.
  11. Choose to “open the command prompt Window here” from that new menu.
  12. Type your first command: Send_Command.exe \\.\your-COM
    – replace the “your-COM” for your COM port number.
  13. Press the Enter / return key to confirm that command.
  14. Type the next command and press Enter: id
  15. Type the next command and hit Enter: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 bs=8192 skip=58368 count=522240 of=/data/media/0/system.img
  16. Type another command and press Enter: dd if=/data/media/0/rootedsystem.img bs=8192 seek=58368 count=522240 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
  17. Type the last command: LEAVE

Wait for your device to reboot and it will boot back up in the normal mode with root access. Now you are ready to install the apps you couldn’t before from the Google Play Store.