How to Root LG G7 ThinQ

LG G7

LG has launched its new flagship device LG G7 in India at Rs.39,990. Pricing is very sensible to take on Oneplus 6, especially when LG V30+ is still priced at Rs.40,000. Today let us see how to root LG G7 ThinQ.

Prerequisites

  • Backup your data as this process will wipe out all your data.
  • Make sure your battery is more than 65%
  • Remove any lock screen security set up like finger print authorization or pass code.
  • Install ADB and fastboot in your PC ( Here is the simple guide to install ADB and fastboot)
  • Download the package file lg-g7-boot-patched.img and rename it to g7.img for easier access
  • Move this img file to the same folder where you’ve installed adb

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

  • In your device, go to About phone and tap on Build number for few time. This will enable Developer options.
  • Go to settings–> developer option in your device and enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging. Below are the sample images where you can find both options.

OEM Unlock
USB Debugging

Unlocking Bootloader

Unlocking LG smartphone’s bootloader isn’t straight forward. You need to generate the key to unlock the bootloader. LG itself has provided a guide to unlock bootloader. Follow this guide and let us know in comments if you are stuck

Once you’ve unlocked your bootloader, you can proceed to root LG G7

How to Root LG G7

  • Open your ADB command prompt
  • Connect your LG G7 to the PC
  • Type the below command on the prompt to boot your device into fastboot mode
Command
adb reboot bootloader
  • Now execute the following command to launch the ADB daemon
Command
fastboot devices

  • If you see any pop ups in your smartphone as “Allow USB debugging?” , click Okinstall adb
  • Now re-enter the command “adb devices" , You can now see your device’s serial number in the command prompt.
  • Now type the below commands in the prompt to root your device
Command
fastboot flash boot_a g7.img fastboot flash boot_b g7.img
  • Now your device is rooted. To complete the process, reboot your device using the below command
Command
fastboot reboot

You can verify whether your device is rooted using Download and install the Root checker app from google play store and check whether you have root permission.

Congratulations! You have rooted your device. Struck? Let us know in comments to help you.