With this guide you will now be able to gain root on your LG G5 while running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware. In previous posts dedicated to the G5 we covered how you can unlock the bootloader and also install TWRP 3.0.2 custom recovery, both of which serve as a prerequisite for this article. If you haven’t yet done both of these procedures, we recommend you do so before implementing the steps below. We will utilize latest SuperSU v2.71 to gain root and custom TWRP 3.0.2 recovery to flash it. After gaining root access, you will be able to install custom ROMs, themes and other third-party tweaks which all Android enthusiasts love. This tutorial works with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official software version for the LG G5. You can easily root your LG G5 on all latest firmwares with the guide given below.
As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some other important tips and then tell you how to root LG G5 with complete steps. We already detailed articles on unlocking the bootloader and installing TWRP recovery so be sure to read them first as they are a requirement for this post. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
Root LG G5 Details:
You can root the LG G5 on all the latest firmwares available. As there is no as such firmware requirement, you can use this method to root any LG G5 H850 (Open EU market). Make sure you have already installed TWRP custom recovery as it serves as a key component to our method.
Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:
- TWPR Recovery: How to Install TWRP 3.0.2 Recovery on LG G5 – Complete Guide.
- Root Apps: You should check out our list of essential root apps that you should install.
- Install Marshmallow: How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For the complete collection of Marshmallow based ROMs for the G5, visit our Custom ROMs page.
The method to root G5 has been explained with instructions on the next page. In case you have problems connecting your phone with the computer, make sure USB drivers are properly installed and read the tips below.
LG G5 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for LG G5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and Developer Preview.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now go to the next page and root LG G5 with the given step-by-step tutorial.