- You must unlock the bootloader on your LG G Watch before you can root the smartwatch running on this Marshmallow update. We are showing you the steps to do that during the guide.
- You must have a custom recovery running on your LG G Watch before you can root the device. We are also showing you how to flash the custom recovery on the G Watch during this guide.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Note that the following root method using squashfs is read only so you cannot modify files with root access on your smartwatch. That includes no modifying the build.prop file.
- Those desperately wanting to modify system files can use a squashfs editor on the computer. Make sure you take a full backup using the TWRP recoveries NANDroid backup options before attempting ot modify the files just in case you need to go back.
HOW TO ROOT LG G WATCH RUNNING ANDROID 6.0.1
1. Download the TWRP Recovery for the G Watch from here.
2. Download the SuperSU with BusyBox on rails for the G Watch from here.
3. Type the first command for unlocking the bootloader: adb reboot bootloader
4. Type the second command: fastboot oem unlock
The LG G Watch’s bootloader is now unlocked. It’s time to flash your custom recovery with the next set of commands.
5. Type the following command to flash the new recovery: fastboot flash recovery recoveryname.img
Now that you have your recovery, we are going to get root access with SuperSU. The method is different than a traditional smartphone. Here’s what you need to do:
6. Download the SuperSU to the smartwatch.
7. Push the SuperSU to the watch using the following adb command while TWRP is booted: adb push nameofzip.zip /sdcard/
8. Install the SuperSU on your watch as if it were a normal zip file.
9. Reboot the smartwatch to the system and ignore any messages about the OS not installed from TWRP Recovery.
10. Open the BusyBox on rails application and install BusyBox on your smartwatch.
In conclusion, that’s how to root LG G Watch’s running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update.