How to root LG G5 H850 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow [Guide]

LG G5 colorsThere are usually two ways in which one can root an Android operating system. One way is by doing some research to find out what one-click rooting tools are made readily available for your device and your current software. Another way — and a more traditional way if you will — is by installing a custom recovery that supports the installation of SuperSU. Most Android users like following the latter option because the advanced Android users don’t as well respect one-click solutions, and about the most difficult part of creating one of those guides is finding out which version of SuperSU is going to be best compatible with your device which is where we come into play.


  • The following guide roots the LG G5 with the H850 model number only. Do not follow the steps in this guide on another model number of the G5 or else the device will probably get bricked. You can find out the G5’s model number of your G5 device at any time by tapping on the G5’s Settings icon > About Device > Model Number.
  • You must have installed a custom recovery on the LG G5 G850 smartphone before you can follow this guide to root the device using the updated version of the SuperSU application.You must have unlocked the bootloader on the LG G5 smartphone before you can follow the guides to install a custom recovery and root the device.


  • You should backup your devices data and then enable the USB Debugging Mode from the Settings menu before you start following this guide. Some of you may need to unlock the Developer Options menu if it is hidden on the G5 smartphone before you can turn on the USB Debugging Mode.


  1. Download the updated version of the SuperSU app for the G5 H850 from here and have it waiting on the desktop.
  2. Connect the LG G5 smartphone to the computer where you have the SuperSU and then copy the file to the topmost folder of your internal storage SD card so that it isn’t stored in any of the subfolders.
  3. Unplug the G5 smartphone from the computer and then boot your device into the custom recovery by turning it off and rebooting by holding the hardware button combination of the stock recovery mode.
  4. Tap on the Install button from the recovery menu and upload the SuperSU app from the storage.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the SuperSU on your device.
  6. Choose the option to reboot the system from the main recovery menu.

In conclusion, that is how to root LG G5 H850 smartphones running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates by using a custom recovery and an updated version of the SuperSU application from Chainfire. All the same root applications you typically install like the Titanium Backup app will be available to install from the Google Play Store while the other apps like the ROM Toolbox will be offered from the official developer websites as well. In addition to the root apps, the inclusion of a custom recovery image in the guide means you can head over to the XDA-Developers website and other blogs to find some of the most appealing custom ROMs to install on your smartphone.

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