How to root Verizon LG G4 (VS986) on Stock Android 5.1 Lollipop


In this guide we are going to show you how to root Verizon LG G4 (VS986) on Android 5.1 Lollipop. Root exploit for Verizon LG G4 (VS986) is now available, users can easily root their device by following our guide here at The root process is almost same even for other variants of LG G4 only you need to change the root file for specific variant, so lets go ahead and see what you can do with a rooted device.

By rooting your Verizon LG G4 (VS986) you will get bundles of advantages, lets have a look at few of them.


Benefits of Rooting Verizon LG G4 (VS986)

  • Overclock CPU frequency: By gaining root access on your Verizon LG G4 you can overclock the CPU frequency for example, if your device has maximum of 1000Mhz processor speed you can enhance it too 1200Mhz and you can feel a difference in performance. But it is not always recommended to overclock CPU more then it’s maximum power.
  • Bloatware kill: Rooting allows you to remove non usable pre-installed apps by provided by device manufacturer. Removing these apps will give you more RAM and free storage space.
  • Battery Life Enhancement: You can stop/ remove the unwanted back-end services permanently, because it always keeps the processor awake which results in much battery drain.
  • Custom Rom: You can install a custom firmware only on a rooted device because some software demands a rooted device to flash a custom recovery (a software use to flash custom ROM in a device).
  • Modification in System: Rooting allows you modify the system settings and add or remove the system files. Advance file explorers with an ability to gain root access are used in this operation, even you can also made the third party apps permanent in the system files directory.

Now let’s move forward and follow the tutorial to root your Verizon LG G4 (VS986).

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

  • Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)
  • Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%
  • Download LG USB drivers
  • Your device Bootloader should be unlock or click here for official unlocking

Download these files:

Download & Extract LG

Download Root file for Verizon LG G4

How to root Verizon LG G4 (VS986) on Android 5.1 Lollipop

Just follow the below steps in sequence to obtain root access on your Verizon LG G4.

  • Connect your device to your PC and copy the extracted root file for Verizon LG G4 into your device storage.
  • Now Turn off your device & turn it on again into fastboot mode by pressing and holding Volume Up Key + Power Key simultaneously with the device plugged in the USB port of your PC.
  • Your device should now be in the fastboot mode, go to LG_Root folder which you have extracted earlier and click the ports.bat file.
  • A command window will appear with the COM port numbers, search for the port number with DIAG and note it down for the later use.
  • Now open the extracted LG_Root folder again & press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder then Click on Open command prompt here as shown in picture below.


  • A command window will appear again and type the following command.

Send-Command.exe \\. \COM4

(The DIAG Port number you noted above)

  • If the flash process gone well you will see # sign which means you are successfully done.
  • Then type the following command


  • You will get a text like “uid=(0)root gid=(0)root”.
  • Once done with the above steps its time to give a final command to root your LG G4.

dd if=/data/media/0/system.rooted.vs98611a.img bs=8192 seek=65536 count=548352 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0

  • It will take some minutes to root your Verizon LG G4, your device will reboot itself once the process is completed.
  • After the reboot open your apps menu and look for the SuperSU app.

That’s all! You have successfully rooted your Verizon LG G4 (VS986). If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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