How to Root T-Mobile LG G5! - Page 2

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Step 8. Once your phone reboots into bootloader mode, double-check that you can still see “LGE Mobile ADB Interface” in Device Manager.  If for some reason you don’t see it, reinstall the driver, see my video tutorial on how to do this.

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Step 9. Next type:

fastboot oem unlock

THIS WILL ERASE EVERYTHING ON YOUR PHONE!!!  IF YOU HAVE IMPORTANT STUFF YOU NEED TO SAVE SUCH AS BABY PHOTOS, STOP RIGHT NOW AND BACK UP ALL YOUR PHOTOS BEFORE TRYING THIS!!!

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Step 10.  Pull the battery and put it back in.

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Step 11. WHILE holding down Volume Up button, connect your USB cable to the phone.  It will boot into firmware update mode.

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Step 12. Run the LG Up program you installed earlier.

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Step 13. Choose the “…” and choose the TOT file you unzipped earlier and press “Start”.

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Step 14. When done, your phone will come back to the Welcome screen.

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Step 15. Pull the battery again and put it back it.  Then hold down Volume Down and Power buttons together until you see the LG logo.  IMMEDIATELY let go of the Power button briefly and hold it down again.

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This should get into the following menu, choose “Yes” and hit the Power button to continue.

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Then choose “Yes” and hit Power button to enter TWRP recovery.

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Step 16. Once in TWRP recovery, tap on “Keep Read Only”.

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Step 17. Tap of “Wipe”.

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Max Lee

Max Lee is founder of LGG5Root.com. He is dedicated to making easy-to-follow tutorials on rooting various different Android devices including the LG G5.

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41 Responses

  1. domenick says:

    hey my phone keeps booting into twrp and not into android how do I get it to go back into android and restart everything?

  2. Rob says:

    LgUp will no longer recognize that my phone is connected either

  3. Rob says:

    And my phone will not pass twrp. I followed instructions EXACTLY. not my first root and my phone will no longer boot properly. Please help.

    • DeJuan LeBray says:

      I am having the same problem, I followed exact instruction as well… Sooo I will say the same please help

  4. Jonathan says:

    my phone also reboots into twrp. it won’t open android. it’s a trwp bootloop. any fix for this

  5. Jonathan says:

    found the fix. go to: http://forum.xda-developers.com/tmobile-lg-g5/development/root-h830-t3384526

    scoll down to twrp bootloop help. I fixed mine with terminal in twrp. Good luck

  6. Kurt says:

    This can only be done using a Windows computer and not Mac?

    • Max Lee says:

      Yes, because this method uses LG Up, you will need a Windows computer or run Windows on Mac using bootcamp.

  7. idan pinto says:

    lgup h830.dll not installing on my computer.. i get error 1401 what to do?

  8. Mario A. Benc says:

    Hello,

    Great tutorial, been following you since I had my S2,S3,note3 and G3. Great work.
    Can you please make a tutorial for LG G5 (H850) or is it the same as the H830?

    Thank you

  9. Aaron says:

    Hi Max, I have always used your root methods and you have never steered me wrong. I do have a question though. You will always say for variants or only for a certain model. I’m assuming this ONLY works for T-Mobile variant? Thanks!

  10. John says:

    Hey Max. I’m looking for my G5 in the device manager and I found it under Android USB devices. But mine says LGE Mobile Sooner Single ADB interface. Is that the same and am I good to go?

  11. Jimmy says:

    Does this work for the 831 variant?

  12. Abdo Ehab says:

    Please i Want To Root H860

  13. Eli says:

    Is there a root for LG G5 SE H-840?

  14. michael says:

    after step 15 no welcome screen when straight to twrp.

  15. Gabe says:

    I cant download the H830 DLL driver! I think the download is broken. Whenever I click the link on your website, and type in the captcha, it brings me to a blank page that says “Could not open socket.”

  16. Gabe says:

    I have the same issue with the Stock Firmware TOT w/ TWRP and the LG UP Software! Basically anything that required a captcha wouldn’t download. Can you please fix this?

  17. Onix says:

    Hi Max. Can I boot lock again back only? If I wipe with twrp and then make step step 9 from your root instructions?

  18. frank kelley says:

    Can you root LG G5 RS98811b
    Build MMB29M. And can you use the H830 root method

  19. frank kelley says:

    Hi Max Can I root LG G5 RS98811b
    Build MMB29M. And can you use the H830 root method

  20. Pablo says:

    Hi max big fan of your work. Any suggestions for a custom rom for t mobile h830?

  21. Jbob says:

    Is it just me or does the fastboot download’s hash not match?

  22. leo says:

    We are still eagering for the root method of H860…….><!!

  23. Dola says:

    lg G5 f700k can root

  24. Lg says:

    anti rollback version is smaller than device version

    • FRANK C says:

      Tried this doesn’t seem to work LG G5 T-MOBILE LAST SECURITY UPDATE NRD90U March 1, 2017 get anti rollback version is smaller than device version

  25. D3mon_WoLF2483 says:

    has anyone tried this for the sprint version of the lg g5 and if so do u still have your mobile data

  26. Abdul says:

    When will a method for h831 be available

  27. Gvidas says:

    Hello, I want to ask when will be available to root LG G5-H850 7.0 Nougat version?

  28. Larry Davis says:

    Mine shows up under Portable Devices and shows as G5. Is that ok?

  29. Tony Wickland says:

    01/22/2017

    I am looking to root my tmo LG G5 H83020c and am following your instructions. I have my phone connected to my PC through a USB cable and have enabled both OEM unlock and USB debugging. I have opened a command prompt and have keyed in cd downloads then entered and keyed in cd fastboot however I cannot continue because I receive a message noting that the system cannot find the path specified – cd fastboot. I downloaded all the necessary files to my desktop that you note are required for rooting. I unzipped both the fastboot and the stock firmware TOT files and kept both of the files on my desktop so why am I receiving this message? I have not moved on to the adb reboot bootloader yet.

  30. Niv says:

    Is there ANY way to unlock the bootloader of LG G5 H850 which doesn’t get support of LG Developer’s site?

  31. James S says:

    I just purchased the LG G5 H830. It came with 10j. I get an anti roll back error in LGUP. Any suggestions?

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