The Verizon LG V10 was released last year and powered by Android 5.1.1, at that time root access is very difficult to obtain, since it comes with an unlocked bootloader. Until in mid-March 2016, there is a method to achieve superuser privileges with flashable pre-rooted system made by an XDA member – tungkick. However, the pre-rooted system was developed based on the VS99011B stock firmware, so the file can not be used to root upcoming updates.
Not long after successfully rooted, a few days ago Verizon released an official Marshmallow update. For those who have been rooted in Lollipop, if you want to get this official Android 6.0.1 update, you have to restore the phone back to stock or unroot it first before take the update. Downloading the OTA update might work, but if you are insisting to install the update files, you will get the update failed warning.
As we said earlier, the method can only be used when your device is still running Lollipop, since the modified system developed based on Android 5.1.1 firmware. So, for now we have to hold back until the dev – tungkick, or someone else release a pre-rooted file system based on Android 6.0.1 with software version VS99022A, so that we can regain root on Verizon LG V10 running Marshmallow update.
We also read a warning on xda forums, it said that downgrading from Marshmallow to Lollipop could end up with boot loops or bricked devices. So if you already installed the update, it’s better to stay on MM and patiently waiting.
The VS99022A update brings several new features and quite a lot of improvements. This new version of the Android OS will improve your mobile experiences with several new features such as Now on Tap, that allow you to get cards with helpful info with a simple tap. Doze mode to optimize battery power, and runtime permissions to better protect your privacy. In addition to the new OS features, this update also brings additional capabilities like Silent mode, Direct share, Notifications controlling plus more.