LG G3 is the first 5.5″ inch Quad HD IPS display smart phone. It is supposed to last easily for 8 hours as it has 3000 mAh removable battery. With the laser focus camera LG G3 takes super-fine 13 MP pictures which makes it the best camera phone among the flagship devices of year 2015. It is available in Shine Gold, Blue and Metallic Black colors.
Performance wise LG G3 is a power house with Snapdragon 801 Quad-core processor and smart phone comes with various other features from LG like LG Health. It is a beauty in looks and beast inside. G3 is titled as the best smartphone of the year by Global mobile awards.
Recently LG is active with OTAs for LG G3 (LS990). The latest update version is LS990ZVA. The latest update fixes few bugs and adds stability to stock ROM and is still on Android 5.0.2 version. The changelog reveals a new feature called Factory reset protection, no one is sure of what it does but I assume this Factory reset protection is a security measure in case of a lost phone. It prevents factory reset and requires authentication for successful reset.
Before this OTA, users were able to root their LG G3 by utilizing avicohh’s tools but things seem different after LS990ZVA update. The former avicohh’s tools no longer work on the latest update. LG has covered few loopholes here but not all. XDA member l33tlinuxh4x0r managed to find a new one after modifying avicohh’s tools. This modified avicohh’s tool works like a charm.
DroidViews presents a guide to root your LG G3 after LS990ZVA update.
- Download and install the OTA for LS990ZVA update.
- If you have made any changes to system apps. Revert all the changes or else you will have cache problems resulting in boot loops.
- Factory reset is encouraged.
- Install the latest LG G3 drivers on your computer.
Warning: The author or the developer shall not be responsible, if you damage or brick your device. Do it at your own risk and follow the instructions properly.
- Go to Settings > About phone. Tap the Build number several times to enable developer options.
- Now enable USB debugging from developer options.
- Download the modified Avicohh’s tool: LG_Root_Script_v2.3.zip
- Extract the LG_Root_Script_v2.3.zip to your computer.
- Run LG Root Script.bat file with administrator privileges.
- Follow the on-screen instructions. Your device will boot several times during this process.
- After a minute or two, you will have root.
Congrats! Now your LG G3 is on the latest update and is rooted. If you have any problems with this method do let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to share your experiences with us.