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    Default ATT LG G2: Best (current) root method

    I have this phone arriving in a couple of days and I will want to root it immediately and start tinkering. When I search for root methods I find lots of links to different forums. I'm hoping one of you can point me to the "best" (read: easiest) current root method. I'm particularly interested in one that is written so that a person who has never rooted before can do it most easily and with the least chance of messing anything up.

    I think I also want to go with TWRP but there is talk of loki vulnerability (I don't even want to know what that is ;-), so if you know of a good resource for explaining this, please don't be afraid to share.

    Edited to add: the phone is the ATT variant (D800)
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    ioroot is the best/easiest root method, hands down. Then use Freegee to install custom recovery and apply loki patch automatically (if you want to, it isn't necessary to install custom recovery if you will stay on stock ROM).

    Just did mine yesterday, 20 minutes start to finish, including installing drivers, rooting, installing TWRP, and installing Beanstalk ROM. Pretty simple actually if you do your research ahead of time.

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    Try this. I found this to be by far the easiest way to root. I don't know why the LG G2 is not listed but this is what I used
    Kingo Android Root, the most reliable free Android rooting tool
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottsoNJ View Post
    Try this. I found this to be by far the easiest way to root. I don't know why the LG G2 is not listed but this is what I used
    Kingo Android Root, the most reliable free Android rooting tool
    Does is work on Mac?
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    The best way to root the AT&T G2 is with ioroot. Here's an Xda guide and a YouTube video.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2633150



    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
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    Loki allows us to bypass the bootloader and flash TWRP and custom ROMs. And you'll need to be on the 10d stock software in order to flash ROMs through TWRP.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    The best way to root the AT&T G2 is with ioroot. Here's an Xda guide and a YouTube video.

    [GUIDE]Newbie Guide for Root/Recovery/Stock Restore etc. ATT LG G2 (LG D800) - xda-developers



    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
    I've seen this ioroot method mentioned elsewhere. I'll give it a try. Thanks for the video.
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    Where is Loki found?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Where is Loki found?
    The Freegee app is the easiest option. It will bypass the bootloader using Loki and install TWRP or CWM recovery.

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    Default re: ATT LG G2: Best (current) root method

    ioroot is the best/easiest root method, hands down. Then use Freegee to install custom recovery and apply loki patch automatically (if you want to, it isn't necessary to install custom recovery if you will stay on stock ROM).

    Just did mine yesterday, 20 minutes start to finish, including installing drivers, rooting, installing TWRP, and installing Beanstalk ROM. Pretty simple actually if you do your research ahead of time.
    Current Personal Phone: Google Nexus 4 on AT&T (SimpleAOSP/hells-Core Kernel/LTE)
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    Acejavelin. Were you on 4.2 pr 4.4 android software when you rooted? I'm on 4.4 and from what i know to date there is no root method for this...yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slammer1 View Post
    Acejavelin. Were you on 4.2 pr 4.4 android software when you rooted? I'm on 4.4 and from what i know to date there is no root method for this...yet.
    Sorry, I missed that part... You are correct. I was on 4.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    The Freegee app is the easiest option. It will bypass the bootloader using Loki and install TWRP or CWM recovery.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
    Added to my Google Play Wishlist. Phone should come today or tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    The best way to root the AT&T G2 is with ioroot. Here's an Xda guide and a YouTube video.

    [GUIDE]Newbie Guide for Root/Recovery/Stock Restore etc. ATT LG G2 (LG D800) - xda-developers



    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
    Does this work with Mac? I got as far as the LG drivers which are an .exe file. So now I have to figure out where to find that one for a Mac? Anybody know offhand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamnowak View Post
    Does this work with Mac? I got as far as the LG drivers which are an .exe file. So now I have to figure out where to find that one for a Mac? Anybody know offhand?
    This method using ioroot is for PC. I strongly recommend getting access to a PC to root your G2. You could get the appropriate root files and root the G2 through adb commands, but there are no guides and I can't confirm it will work.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    This method using ioroot is for PC. I strongly recommend getting access to a PC to root your G2. You could get the appropriate root files and root the G2 through adb commands, but there are no guides and I can't confirm it will work.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
    Okay, thanks. Looks like I'm bringing my work laptop home for this. ;-)
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    Does this work on the lg g2 320l ie one of the korean models?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SactoKingsFan View Post
    Loki allows us to bypass the bootloader and flash TWRP and custom ROMs. And you'll need to be on the 10d stock software in order to flash ROMs through TWRP.

    Sent from my LG-G2 running CMB Roms 4.4.2
    hi , sorry to **** in to this thread , im on the 3 network in the uk rooted successfully yesterday but yet to install a recovery , software version DB80210b 234 20 . You say "you'll need to be on the 10d stock software in order to flash ROMs through TWRP" ... does this mean I wont be able to cos I'm on the 10b ?? Sorry im new to this ... what does the 10b 10d even mean ? Appreciate if anyone could answer this please. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulie1975 View Post
    hi , sorry to **** in to this thread , im on the 3 network in the uk rooted successfully yesterday but yet to install a recovery , software version DB80210b 234 20 . You say "you'll need to be on the 10d stock software in order to flash ROMs through TWRP" ... does this mean I wont be able to cos I'm on the 10b ?? Sorry im new to this ... what does the 10b 10d even mean ? Appreciate if anyone could answer this please. Thanks
    My comment about the 10d software only applies to AT&T G2. Not sure about the situation with the D802 builds, but the appropriate info should be available at xda forums.

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    I just the lg2 should i root it i unlock its att i have a differnt tmoble
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    Thank you this is the best method for me too!!!! Thank you so much!!! A+++++

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