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How to Root LG G5/G4

-- Wednesday, October 26, 2016
To start with, let us find out what are the advantages of rooting LG G5/G4:

Install apps normally restricted by your carrier! Enjoy thousands of restricted apps from the Play Store and other sources.

Install Custom ROMs! You can even install the latest version of Android before everyone else.

Get access to features like, slow motion video, PhotoSphere, and NFC mobile payments as soon as they are released.

Speed up your Android device by removing unnecessary bloatware. Easily increase available RAM and CPU.

To gain benefits as below, we recommend you to use Android Data Recovery to root your device. Android Data Recovery is a reliable program that allows you to root your LG G5/G4 safely. It can check status of your device and get your device rooted with simple steps. Just get prepared and take steps we offer to root your LG device.

Make Sufficient Preparation Before Rooting
Enable a backup of your LG G5/G4.
Make sure your phone battery is no less than 20%.
Prepare a USB cable which came with your LG G5/G4.
Download and install Android Data Recovery on your computer.

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Take Easy Steps to Root LG G5/G4

Step 1 Plug LG G5/G4 to Your Computer
Open Android Data Recovery on your computer and click "Root" in the main interface. Connect your LG phone to the computer with a USB cable. During the process, close other Android phone management software and make sure the USB debugging in your Android is enabled:

1) For Android 5.0 or later/Android 4.2 to 4.4.4: Enter "Settings" > "About Phone" > Tap "Build number" for several times until "You are now a developer"/"You are under developer mode" appears > "Settings" > "Developer options" > Check "USB debugging".
2) For Android 3.0 to 4.1: Enter "Settings" > "Developer options" > Tick "USB debugging".
3) For Android 2.3 or earlier: Go to "Settings" > "Applications" > "Development" > Tick "USB debugging".

Connect Device to PC

Step 2 Check Root Status of LG
When your LG is connected, Android Data Recovery will check the root status of your device. This can take some time. Just wait with patient.

Checking Root Status

Step 3 Start Rooting Android
If your phone has been rooted, the program will say “LG has been rooted". If not, you will see the interface as below. The program will detect your phone to find a proper solution before rooting. Please read the software agreement and click the “Start" button to continue.

Phone Connected

Step 4 Check If LG is Supported or Not
In this step, the program will check whether your LG G5/G4 is supported or not. Please do not unplug your device during the detection. And note that the phone will restart sometimes when detecting. It will take some time to detect your LG phone's brand, model and build number. Please wait patiently.

Detecting Device

Step 5 Root LG Phone
If your LG G5/G4 is not supported by the recovery program, the window as below will appears. If you need to root your device urgently, just submit your LG phone information in details. We will give feedback as soon as possible.

Device Not Supported

If your LG G5/G4 is supported, click the “Root Now" button. The program will safely root your LG phone. When your phone is rooted completely, you can unplug the phone and eject it from the computer.

Root Now

After finishing the above mentioned steps, you can enjoy playing with your rooted Android heartily!

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Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.