How to root and unroot LG G2 D802

Recently I’ve tried rooting my LG G2 D802 so that I can tweak my phone much better. I went over the internet for guides to root my phone but there is a risk, when you rooted your phone, the warranty will be void. If you want the warranty back you should flash your phone to its stock rom.

The easiest to root your phone is just go to Google Play and search for VRoot, it’s an application that you don’t need to go through a lot of steps or needs PC to root your phone.

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It’s just one click and you can gain root access of your phone. I haven’t try it with other phone if it works, you can try it and it might work on your android phone.

The other way is the following:

Pre-requisites

1) Install USB Driver for LG G2 to connect the Android device with the computer.

2) Enable USB Debugging Mode on phone to connect it with computer and use Android SDK with it. [Press Menu>> Settings>> Applications. From there navigate and click on Development option and check USB Debugging Mode.]

3) As the tutorial might wipe out all data of the phone, create a backup. If the device is having any custom recoveries such as CWM/TWRP installed, backup data using the recovery.

4) The LG G2 should have above 80% battery charge.

5) The device should be factory unlocked and not locked to a particular carrier.

6) Rooting the phone will void its manufacturer’s warranty. Users can reclaim the warranty back by unrooting the device later.

7) The root package and the method works only on LG G2. As applying this to any other variant might brick the device, verify the model number of LG G2 by navigating to Settings>> About phone>> Model number.

Steps to root LG G2 on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean

Step-1: Download root package for LG G2 to the computer

Download link: ioroot10.zip  

Step-2: Extract the downloaded root zip file into a folder

Step-3: Connect the phone to the computer using USB cable. Ensure all drivers are installed

Step-4: Double-click the to launch root.bat file inside the extracted folder

Step-5: Follow the on-screen instructions (Press any key to continue)

Step-6: The phone will ask to disconnect the USB cable, disable USB debugging and re-enable it and plug the phone back. Do the following when prompted

Step-7: Connect the phone to computer again

Step-8: On the computer, press any key to continue

Step-9: Complete the process to install SU and SuperUser

Step-10: Reboot the phone when the script finish execution

LG G2 running on Android 4.2.2 should now be rooted successfully. Download Root Checker app from Google Play Store to verify the root status of the phone.

Above are ways on how to root your phone.

HOW TO UNROOT
 
 

Before starting a Unrooting process make sure you have made a full back up of your phone so you will not loose any data because unrooting will wipe all the things on your phone except you external sd card files.

STEP 1:

 
Download LG Software Update Tool Kit from LG site from a below Link and install it on your computer:
 
 
After installing it open it and connect your phone with your PC so it will install all the neccessary drivers in to your PC , if all the drivers get installed properly you see a window like below picture on your PC with LG G2 logo display on LG Software Tool and you have to enable a LG Software option in your phone by dropping down a notification bar and selecting a USB connected option
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If still you are unable to download drivers then close Lg Software Tool and download them manually from this link :http://storagecow.eu/index.php?dir=Xda%2FLG+Optimus+G+Pro%2FPrograms%2F
 
STEP 2
 
Download LG G2 Flashing tool kit from a below link and extract it using  Winrar
 
 
 
After downloading this file you have to download a stock firmware for your device from a link below
 
 
This site look like a below picture and you have to download a correct firmware for you LG G2 variant
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After downloading firmware make sure your phone is not connected with the PC because we are going to turn off our phone to get in to a downloading mode. Turn off your phone now and once its get completely off Hold Volume Up Key + Insert a Micro USB cable in to your phone until you will see a below picture on your phone

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Now get into Flash Tool and open UpTestEX like a below picture 

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Now we have Opened R&D Test Tool window and here we have to adjust some of the things. In Select Type Field  we have to choose 3GQCT (top left hand side) and In Phone Mode we have to choose DIAG (top right hand side). Now lastly you have to select a stock firmware of your LG G2 which you have download by pressing Select kdz file.  Once all these things selected they will look like a below picture.

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Now  press Normal web upgrade test which is appearing at bottom right hand side of R& D tool. You will see another window like below picture and once you see it press Upgrade Start 

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Now finally window like below picture pop out from your PC

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Now press ok and software installation will be started if you see any error msgs on your pc ignore them and keep the process going on until your phone get fully update (this process is going to take little bit of more time as you are installing a stock firmware on your LG G2). Phone will also take its time to boot up a system because its installing all the new things. 

After following these steps all of you can easily root and unroot your LG G2, if you have any questions just leave your comments here.

 Video Tutorial:

Source of the above tutorials (http://lionking853.blogspot.tw/)

 

 

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