If you are here now, there are only three reasons. You haven’t updated to the latest version because a) you are already very comfortable with Android 5.1, b)you know the urge to why root LG G4 5.1and you couldn’t find root for the latest version, c) you are just very unfortunate because you still haven’t received an OTA update for unknown reason. Well, it is more fortunate for you to still have it because you can still do the G4 root as it is not different from how it goes on the previous versions.
1. This is only for rooting LG G4 5.1.
2. Do this with a Windows PC.
3.An unlocked bootloader is needed. If you haven’t done it, follow this first.
4. Recharge battery up to 80% at least.It is a bit long process so prevent unexpected shut downs.
5. Ensure that you have backed up files just in case.
Debug USB with this. It must be done to connect to ADB later.
Make sure to run and install USB Drivers.Then plug in to PC.
Go to the installation folder located in Program Files (x86) [64-bit users] or Program Files [32-bit users]/Minimal ADB and Fastboot, open it. Inside, paste the TWRP extracted img file.
Replace the img file name to “recovery.img” and move it inside the Minimal ADB and Fastboot installation folder.
Still inside the folder, Shift key+right click on a blank space then right click and choose to open a new command window. Type in
This is to boot your device to bootloader mode.
Now, to finally flash TWRP, enter:
fastboot flash recovery
Wait until startup.
Next, download SuperSU v2.65on PC and put it in your device storage.
Back to ADB and Fastboot window, input:
adb reboot recovery
That is to boot to TWRP without having to do it manually.
Pick “Install” then look for the SuperSU zip file. Flash it.
Go back to menu and reboot.
Go to Google Play Store, sign in and download Root App Checker to see root permissions.
Voila! You have a rooted LG G4 5.1 already! You can brag about doing it on your own.
You can standby for the next OTA update if you are willing to give it a go, but you will lose the root. But for now, enjoy yourself with on how this root LG G4 5.1 works.