1. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    Looking to root your Verizon LG G2? Check out the latest guide below

    [ROOT] Root your G2 [ATT|VZW|TMO|KT|RGS|BELL|TELUS|OPEN] [Yay!] - Post #869 - XDA
    AKFL3TCH3R and Johnny Collins like this.
    06-01-2014 08:57 PM
  2. polystation12's Avatar
    Use towelroot no PC and works on all android phones
    mumfoau likes this.
    07-25-2014 08:39 AM
  3. selektor_style's Avatar
    In my understanding, one needs to "root" the phone to be able to remove some unwanted apps, and to also be able to install variations of operating system.
    I'm new to the whole Rooting and custom ROM thing, and although i looked through various forums, few questions still remain.
    Is there a step by step write-up for newbies to follow, like what apps and why should one install after rooting, can the phone be easily unrooted, how about updates, how can one update to Kit Kat after rooting a JellyBean device? What happens after i remove/disable Verizon apps, will the updates un-root my phone and i'll have to go through the rooting process again?
    I seem to like the idea of using TowelRoot, only because no computer connection is needed, but am confused about what are the next steps: if i want to just remove Verizon apps, and if i want to update my device from Jelly Bean to Kit Kat?

    Any help in clarifying this whole thing appreciated!
    07-28-2014 03:51 PM
  4. rjr1049's Avatar
    Anybody tried Towelroot on a Verizon G2? Just curious to hear from anyone who has tried it.
    07-28-2014 08:55 PM
  5. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Anybody tried Towelroot on a Verizon G2? Just curious to hear from anyone who has tried it.



    Yep. Works perfectly and it's the easiest method.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-28-2014 10:04 PM
  6. acejavelin's Avatar
    In my understanding, one needs to "root" the phone to be able to remove some unwanted apps, and to also be able to install variations of operating system.
    I'm new to the whole Rooting and custom ROM thing, and although i looked through various forums, few questions still remain.
    Is there a step by step write-up for newbies to follow, like what apps and why should one install after rooting, can the phone be easily unrooted, how about updates, how can one update to Kit Kat after rooting a JellyBean device? What happens after i remove/disable Verizon apps, will the updates un-root my phone and i'll have to go through the rooting process again?
    I seem to like the idea of using TowelRoot, only because no computer connection is needed, but am confused about what are the next steps: if i want to just remove Verizon apps, and if i want to update my device from Jelly Bean to Kit Kat?

    Any help in clarifying this whole thing appreciated!
    No offense, but I think you need to do some more research into rooting and exactly what that means in the implications of that are. Rootng is nothing more than giving you read write access to system files that you can normal, that's it.

    From what it sounds like you wanna do, your best bet would be to go ahead and take the KitKat update, then just disable the apps you don't want. Almost every app can be disabled and the phone and for an experienced users that is the better way because of factory default will return them all to use. If you are rooted and accidentally uninstall an application that you need, your only recourse is to reflash the entire phone from a computer.

    Towelroot is a good way to go, it's simple and pretty much ***** proof. There are several step-by-step guides and info guides over it XDA Developers forums.
    07-28-2014 10:12 PM
  7. rjr1049's Avatar
    Super - glad to hear it. Guess I need to get on with it then!
    07-29-2014 11:15 AM
  8. JJ Jones's Avatar
    If all you really want to do is get rid of bloat, root then get an app like Rom Manager Pro or similar.
    I highly recommend that you only freeze the things you don't use rather than delete them entirely.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-29-2014 12:18 PM
  9. selektor_style's Avatar
    No offence taken, thanks for your reply!
    I guess i'm just confused with information overload on Rooting and modifying OS, that i can't seem to figure out what steps to take. I searched around XDA Dev forum, but it looks like most posts assume you already know your way around these things.
    At this point, i want to just remove/disable some VZ apps, and maybe try to update to L when it comes out (i don't think Verizon will be pushing updates anytime soon, plus the phone's UI isn't working out for me)
    07-29-2014 01:55 PM
  10. selektor_style's Avatar
    If all you really want to do is get rid of bloat, root then get an app like Rom Manager Pro or similar.
    I highly recommend that you only freeze the things you don't use rather than delete them entirely.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Thanks for the info, I didn't know if any specific app needed after rooting. Right now, some apps have "Disable" buttons greyed out, so in my understanding, after rooting i will be able to modify those.
    07-29-2014 02:16 PM
  11. JJ Jones's Avatar
    Thanks for the info, I didn't know if any specific app needed after rooting. Right now, some apps have "Disable" buttons greyed out, so in my understanding, after rooting i will be able to modify those.
    Exactly. Root will allow you to disable or remove those that are grayed out.
    Again, being new to this, I strongly recommend you just "freeze" them rather than remove then completely. Many folks new to the root process have caused headaches for themselves by deleting certain files only to find they needed them later for one reason or another.

    Posted via Android Central App
    07-29-2014 03:19 PM
  12. yankeesusa's Avatar
    No offense, but I think you need to do some more research into rooting and exactly what that means in the implications of that are. Rootng is nothing more than giving you read write access to system files that you can normal, that's it.

    From what it sounds like you wanna do, your best bet would be to go ahead and take the KitKat update, then just disable the apps you don't want. Almost every app can be disabled and the phone and for an experienced users that is the better way because of factory default will return them all to use. If you are rooted and accidentally uninstall an application that you need, your only recourse is to reflash the entire phone from a computer.

    Towelroot is a good way to go, it's simple and pretty much ***** proof. There are several step-by-step guides and info guides over it XDA Developers forums.
    Many apps on the Verizon version cannot be disabled and still take memory from use. Only way to get that space back is to freeze with titanium backup or remove completely which I recommend using es explorer which also allows you to backup the app before you delete.

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    08-26-2014 03:26 PM
  13. bascherz's Avatar
    ioroot doesn't work at all on my Verizon G2. Started with device on USB in Internet Connection mode, which enables Developer Mode. Ran the ioroot.bat script, which reboots the phone to the "dead Android" screen, which is not recovery mode. No combination of holding two of three back buttons got it out of this state. Power button rebooted into normal mode. Also tried booting phone into download mode (power+up) but ioroot.bat could not talk to the phone in that mode. Booting into data reset mode, I was prompted with options to either Exit or Erase all user data, neither of which is what I want to do.

    So what is the magic formula for getting this phone rooted?

    Edit: OK, I think I see what is going on. ioroot only works through 24A. My phone OTA updated to 26A a few days ago. I should have been paying closer attention to that. <sigh>
    09-27-2014 03:10 PM
  14. acejavelin's Avatar
    ioroot doesn't work at all on my Verizon G2. Started with device on USB in Internet Connection mode, which enables Developer Mode. Ran the ioroot.bat script, which reboots the phone to the "dead Android" screen, which is not recovery mode. No combination of holding two of three back buttons got it out of this state. Power button rebooted into normal mode. Also tried booting phone into download mode (power+up) but ioroot.bat could not talk to the phone in that mode. Booting into data reset mode, I was prompted with options to either Exit or Erase all user data, neither of which is what I want to do.

    So what is the magic formula for getting this phone rooted?

    Edit: OK, I think I see what is going on. ioroot only works through 24A. My phone OTA updated to 26A a few days ago. I should have been paying closer attention to that. <sigh>
    You need to use Stump Root, it works on 26A
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    09-27-2014 11:44 PM
  15. bascherz's Avatar
    Stump Root did, indeed, do the trick. Thanks acejavelin! And many, many thanks to the devs!

    I had to use the bruteforce method, which took a few minutes but ultimately did the trick. FYI, VooDoo OTA Root Keeper reports the device as not rooted, though every other app I install that requires root says it is. VooDoo does have the following things checked:


    • Superuser app installed
    • Root permission granted
    • /system supports root protection


    But since VooDoo does not sense the device is rooted it will not protect its root status from OTA updates. The superuser app I am using has a "ota survival" option, which I checked. But I have to wait until the next OTA update to see if it works.

    For now, Stump Root did what I needed. Again, thanks to acejavelin and the devs. You guys/gals all rock!
    acejavelin likes this.
    09-29-2014 12:24 PM
  16. inceyet's Avatar
    Grace and peace.
    First off thanks to anyone for the advice and help! OK I've got a LG G2 Verizon phone and think its about time to root here soon. I'm not new to rooting just haven't done it in a while coming from the LG Optimus (BTW great phone and great DEVs) but if anyone knows anything about this phone it was able to oneclick root (super easy). Now for the little bit of noob, is there a oneclick root for the LG G2 ? If not how hard is the ADB push method? Also, after I root, or should I say is there a rooting method that already has a recovery with it? If not then what is the best recovery for this phone? So any and all advice with rooting the Verizon LG G2 form rooting methods, recoveries and ROMs is going to be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanced. God Bless
    12-01-2014 10:41 PM
  17. John Summers2's Avatar
    Use stump root.. Works great
    01-07-2015 12:39 AM
  18. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Grace and peace.
    First off thanks to anyone for the advice and help! OK I've got a LG G2 Verizon phone and think its about time to root here soon. I'm not new to rooting just haven't done it in a while coming from the LG Optimus (BTW great phone and great DEVs) but if anyone knows anything about this phone it was able to oneclick root (super easy). Now for the little bit of noob, is there a oneclick root for the LG G2 ? If not how hard is the ADB push method? Also, after I root, or should I say is there a rooting method that already has a recovery with it? If not then what is the best recovery for this phone? So any and all advice with rooting the Verizon LG G2 form rooting methods, recoveries and ROMs is going to be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advanced. God Bless
    Towelroot and stump root are reliable one click root options. If that doesn't work you'll have to use ioroot to root your G2 with a PC.

    Once your G2 is rooted you can get TWRP custom recovery with the FreeGee app on the play store.

    Custom ROMs: SOKP, SlimKat, Carbon and PacMan are the best I've used. I highly recommend SlimKat if you can find a stable version for Vzw G2. XDA developers has a bunch of ROMs and mods for the G2.


    Sent from my LG G2 running SlimKat
    01-07-2015 12:47 AM
  19. Rattpak26's Avatar
    I was on my lg g2 4.4.2, I rooted it with stumproot. I Was stupid at the time so I decided to unroot my phone and update it, thinking I will root it again at lollipop. Well, after it updated I tried stumproot and it didn't work, and all the stuff with the pc connection never works for me. Ioroot always reboots my device into a dead android screen, not recovery mode, and. It just stays there in till I force a reboot by holding the power button down forever. So anyway I need help I can't root my 5.0.2 lollipop lg g2, and there is no help online.
    05-25-2015 05:14 PM

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