How to Root LG G4 H815 with Chainfire’s SuperSU
SuperSU package from Chainfire is now available for the LG G4, that allows users to change system partition and use apps that require root permission such as Titanuim backup, Xposed and its modules.
The root is currently available only for the H815 model of G4, the international European model. That’s because LG is allowing bootloader unlock only of this model right now. The root should be available for other variants as soon as the manufacturer adds support for them.
The below tutorial offers all the required downloads, pre-requirements and installation guide to root LG G4 H815.
- The following root method is for the LG G4, model no. H815 only. Don’t try on any other variant of G4, or on any other Android device.
- Make sure you create a backup of all important stuff of your device, as the root method is likely to wipe out everything.
- Unlocking the bootloader voids warranty of your G4, and you cannot get it back.
- This guide assumes that you already have ADB and LG drivers installed on your system. If you don’t, head over and download ADB and LG drivers (Windows ll Mac).
Disclaimer: TechFrag will not be held liable for any potential damage caused to your device as a result of following this guide. So users are advised to proceed at their own risk.
Root LG G4 H815 with SuperSU
Unlock the bootloader of LG G4. That’s a must, as without unlocking the device you won’t be able to install TWRP recovery.
Install TWRP Recovery on your device.
Download the Chainfire’s SuperSU root package from the link below.
- SuperSU-v2.46.zip (3.83 MB)
Connect your LG G4 to PC via USB.
Copy the SuperSU file to phone storage and remember its location.
Reboot the phone into recovery mode. Here’s the procedure:
- Open a command window at the location where you have saved the TWRP recovery. For this, hold the Shift key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder. A drop down menu will show up, select “Open command window here.”
- This will open a command (cmd) window. Execute the following command in the command window and press Enter: adb reboot recovery
In TWRP recovery, tap on Install, then browse to SuperSU file and tap on it to select it for installation.
Then do a swipe on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option.
You will now get Successful written in blue text on next screen.
Reboot the phone by selecting Reboot > System. Wait for the device to boot up.
That’s it! You should now be able to enjoy root access on your LG G4.
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