LG G4 is the latest flagship smartphone, recently released by LG and then rolled-out the latest Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware upgrade for these devices. LG G4 has also released an upgrade with a Software version H81110n as well as for the international variants. So if you have installed the latest Android firmware on your T-Mobile LG G4 then being an advanced Android user, you’d like to root your LG G4 and install a custom recovery on it. Go ahead and follow the given instructions carefully.
In this guide, first we’ll need to flash a custom recovery such as TWRP that will be used to install custom packages SuperSU, viz and custom ROMS on LG G4. After the custom recovery is successfully installed, you’ll be able to flash the SuperSU package in order to get root access.
This guide containing root package and instructions can be used only for the T-Mobile LG G4 on H81110n firmware. Do not try this tutorial for any other device or incorrect variant.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your T-Mobile LG G4 on H81110n Firmware using TWRP. Warranty may be void if you root your LG G4. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Take a proper backup of all your important data and setting on you LG G4 before proceeding to the rooting guide. Nandroid backup is recommended.
- A windows-based PC will be required to extract and run the .bat file to install the TWRP.
- Download and install LG G4 USB Drivers on your PC.
- Your T-Mobile USA LG G4 must be on H81110n firmware.
- Enable USB Debugging option by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > Enable OEM Unlock and enable USB Debugging.
- The battery level of LG G4 should be at least about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while rooting it.
Steps to Flash TWRP on T-Mobile LG G4:
First, we’ll install a TWRP custom recovery on the the T-Mobile LG G4 which is a one-click process.
Step No 1:- Connect the LG G4 to the computer using its USB data cable.
Step No 2:- Extract H811-One-Click.zip file that you’ve already downloaded from the above link.
Step No 3:- Open the extracted folder and run the LG-G4-H811-UNLOCK-TWRP.bat file to start flashing TWRP.
Step No 4:- choose the Allow button to allow USB Debugging request. The flashing process will be initiated and it may reboot many times.
Step No 5:- Disconnect the device and remove the battery when prompted.
Step No 6:- Put the battery back in and Power on the LG G4.
You have successfully installed the TWRP Recovery on the LG G4.
Steps to Root T-Mobile LG G4 on H81110n with TWRP Recovery:
Once the TWRP recovery installed, proceed to root the LG G4 by flashing the SuperSU package.
Step No 1:- Connect the LG G4 with the PC and copy/paste the SuperSU zip file to the Internal Storage of the phone.
Step No 2:- Next, turn OFF your phone and boot into TWRP Recovery by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons altogether. Once the LG logo appears, release the power button and press again.
Step No 3:- Factory reset your LG G4 two times when asked and you’ll be directed to TWRP.
Step No 4:- While your phone is now in TWRP, choose install and select the SuperSU.zip file where you’ve copied it in Step No 1.
Step No 5:- Swipe right to install.
After the SuperSU package has been successfully installed, reboot to System.
Your LG G4 is now rooted. Let us know in the comments area below if you have any query or trouble while rooting T-Mobile LG G4 on H81110n firmware.