A lot of users surely know to why root LG G4 Sprint. Unfortunately, the carrier models are kind of strict in that sense, like Sprint. But it does not mean that there is no way to achieve it if you own a carrier model. Now, there is what is called “Low Effort Root”. When you start to read the tutorial, it looks like it is a bit complicated, but no it is not, as what its term says.
1. This is strictly for LS911ZV5 model.
2. Before rooting LG G4 Sprint, fill your battery life to at least 80% to avoid shut down without notice.
3. Back up just in case.
4. This tutorial recommends Windows PC.
Install needed USB Drivers.
ConfigureDeveloper Options and enable USB Debugging. Plug in to PC afterwards.
Next, on the upper panel, slide down and tap USB connected. Set it to MTP. Your PC will be discovered now.
Download LS991ZV5.tar.gz then extract it in a folder.Open thetar.gz file. It will extract a .tar file, with the same name. Now, double click that .tar file and it will extract an .img file. Do not rename the .img file.
Now, copy and paste the .img file to the root of your device internal storage. Do not paste it in any other folders, paste it just with the folders.
Extract LG Flash Tool and open it.
In the LG Flash Tool extracted folder, hold Shift key then right click to select the option to open a command window.
Check if your device is recognized by typing in the command:
You should see your device on the list that will flash.
Then,access Download mode.
In the LG Root folder, open “ports.bat”. This is just to check what COM port you are plugged in. A window will pop out, and listed there are the used ports. What you need there is the COM number of the line with “DIAG” appearing.
Close the window after you get the needed number,
Return to the command window and type [for example, you are connected to COM4]
A hashtag “#” will appear afterwards so write
then, you should see
after a while.
Now, to finally flash the .img file input this code for Sprint:
dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.LS991ZV5.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=557312 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0
Another hashtag “#” will appear, which means it is done. So lastly, type LEAVE to finalize.
Finally! You now know how this LG G4 root works without the need of custom recovery flashing and unlocking bootloader! You can also actually apply this to any Android version of the same model. Congrats with your rooted LG G4 Sprint variant!