Root LG V10 with SuperSU v2.76
On our way to tweak the new LG V10, we arrived on the root process. So, after dealing with other dedicated operations (which can be checked out on our “how to” section), that prepared your phone for this task, we can finally unlock the internal system of your device. The best is that we can use the new SuperSU release which brings the v2.56 of the software. Therefore, if you want to learn why and how to root your LG V10, don’t hesitate and read all the guidelines from this step by step guide.
Your LG V10 offers enough power to satisfy even the pickiest Android user. But, you can obtain even more – the Android OS is an open source platform, which can be easily optimized and customized. That’s why you shouldn’t settle as you can opt to unleash the full potential of your smartphone. But, in order to do so, first you have to remove all the factory and default restriction that comes pre loaded on your handset. And after doing so, you have to apply other tweaking procedures, which will be listed below.
So here is when the root process will become more than useful. You see, it is the main step that has to be completed when trying to customize, optimize and power up your LG V10. By ensuring root you can easily get rid of factory and carrier branded restrictions. Thus, you can gain full control over the Android software and over the internal system of your phone. Bottom line, after applying this tutorial, dealing with bloatware will be only a bad dream.
But that’s not all. The root access comes with lot more advantages. On a rooted LG V10, you can easily remove bloatware and complete dedicated operations such as: updating with custom ROMs for testing extra Android features, installing custom kernels, overclocking or undervolting CPU frequencies for bumping speeds or for upgrading the battery life, install complex apps from Google Play and from other sources, make Nandroid backup for saving the current ROM that currently powers your V10 and lot more.
What you need to keep in mind is that after completing this root process, your LG V10 will be able to run better and faster while you can enjoy an improved battery life.
Of course, when talking about so many advantages, you also have to consider some risks. Yes, things couldn’t be just perfect. Well, since gaining root access has nothing to do with LG or with Google, completing this tutorial and flashing SuperSU are not official procedures. That’s why you will lose the warranty of your LG V10 if you choose to resume the lines from below and if you will decide to tweak your Android device.
You shouldn’t worry, as if you follow trustful tutorials, you device will be in safe hands. However, it is also possible to end up in soft bricking your smartphone. Well, in that case, taking your phone back to service will imply in paying for the technical assistance. Or, you can choose another way: you can learn by yourself how to manually troubleshoot your LG V10 in order to fix issues such as boot loops, lags, bugs, force close errors, battery drain, heating problems, screen freeze, alerts and total blackouts.
As for the SuperSU package, it is developed by ChainFire, a third party dev who is a real bless for those who are looking into “easy-to-apply” and “one-click-root” solutions. So, we must thank him for this root opportunity. As already mentioned, the SuperSU package must be flashed on your phone and you can do so only by using a custom recovery image – in that respect, learn how to install TWRP recovery on LG V10.
But, when trying to add the recovery image you will notice that you have to do another thing in order to make things work: you will have to unlock the bootloader of your V10. So these are the first and the most important pre requisites that must be completed before applying the root process from below. Do note that these two procedures are also risky and unofficial – so use only tested guides that can guarantee a safe and secured experience.
Moreover, you should backup your LG V10 data before doing anything else. Even though it is unlikely to lose something while gaining root access, in rare situation your data might be wiped out without any further advertisement (a hard reset might be initiated and the app data cache might be cleared up). So in order to avoid any unpleasant situation you should now save everything that you might use afterwards. I am mainly talking about essential data such as images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, IMEI / NVRAM, contacts, call logs, texts, calendar info, saved passwords and so on – everything can be easily saved through dedicated tools like a cloud storage platform.
Since this is a manual process, you can complete it only if you can use a computer, your phone and its USB cable. On the computer you will first have to download the root exploit and then you will also have to establish an USB connection between your devices. As a precaution, from your computer you should temporarily turn off antivirus protection (it can interfere with the download operation) while from your smartphone you should enable USB debugging option – access “menu – settings – developer options” (if Developer Options aren’t there, go to “menu – settings – about phone” and tap several times on Built Number).
You shouldn’t go any further without checking the battery status on your LG V10. If your phone will get turned off during the root process, it might also get bricked. So, plug in the charger if the power left is currently lower than 50%.
This step by step guide and the SuperSU root exploit from below are compatible only with the LG V10 model number H901. Don’t use this tutorial in case you own any other Android based device as you will risk in bricking it.
How to Root LG V10 with SuperSU v2.76
- Get the SuperSU package on your computer – place it on desktop without doing anything else – you can download the file from this page.
- Next, connect your smartphone with your computer; establish the USB connection by plugging in the USB cord.
- Transfer the root exploit from your computer to your device.
- Then, unplug the USB cable and power off your LG V10: press and hold the power button for a few moments or press the power key once and select “power off”.
- Wait a few moments and then enter recovery mode on your Android device.
- From recovery select the “Install” option and then pick the SuperSU package.
- Resume the flashing procedure and wait while your LG V10 is being rooted.
- When done, from main menu of recovery select “Reboot”.
- If a boot loop will be issued, go back to recovery and select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache” – when done, you can safely reboot.
Good job; you now have an unlocked device – it should run on an unlocked bootloader, a custom recovery should be already installed and root access should also be there. Therefore, you now can easily perform further tweaking procedures on your own LG V10.