Verizon finally approved the official Android 5.0.1 update for the Vzw LG G3 with software version VS98523C, it’s a bit late among other variants in the US. Actually, the Lollipop update files have been leaked recently (VS98523C), but we need to flash it manually to the phone, since there is no option to download it via OTA. In case you previously had root on the Verizon LG G3, then most likely you will not be able to download or apply the official OTA Lollipop, as the root access will prevent it.
The Android 5.0.1 for VZW LG G3 could make you impressed, since the Google materialized design gave a lot to change to the LG UI look and feel, ranging from the home button until the lockscreen and notification, so it looks more sophisticated. Not only that, the Lollipop will also improve your device performance, so, no more laggy device, it will run smooth like a butter. In addition to that, you can count on better battery life span due to a more efficient resource usage.
But for those who have downloaded and installed the official OTA (23C) you can still regain root on Lollipop for VZW LG G3 using a new 2015 released LG root tool, since the previous utility IOroot like Stump or have been patched by LG or Google, so it no longer does the job. If you have previously been rooted, upgrading the phone with a custom stock rooted ROM could be less difficult.
If you already take the Lollipop updates, you can use the new method to regain root on Verizon LG G3. It’s easy to use since it’s a one-click tool that will guide you step by step.
UPDATE! Feel unlucky with this one-click tool? Try the manual method from Reddit. Thanks for Eric who’s pointing this out.
Here is an overview to get it done:
- Update the drivers on your computer, use the Verizon specific drivers (LG VZW United WHQL).
- Download the 2015 LG One click root utility (Windows script or GUI).
- Go to settings and allow USB debugging.
- Connect the phone to the computer via micro USB cable.
- Extract the root utility and double-click the bat file (script version), or install it and run it (GUI version).
- Let the tool complete its rooting job, once done, your Vzw LG G3 running Lollipop should rooted now.