Verizon LG G3 Android 5.0 Lollipop (23C) root is accessible with a new tool

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.

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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:

  1. Update the drivers on your computer, use the Verizon specific drivers (LG VZW United WHQL).
  2. Download the 2015 LG One click root utility (Windows script or GUI).
  3. Go to settings and allow USB debugging.
  4. Connect the phone to the computer via micro USB cable.
  5. Extract the root utility and double-click the bat file (script version), or install it and run it (GUI version).
  6. Let the tool complete its rooting job, once done, your Vzw LG G3 running Lollipop should rooted now.


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4 Responses

  1. Dan
    May 2, 2015 at 9:04 PMReply

    I’m having a persistent “Waiting for device…” problem. I’ve connected my LG G3 via Media Sync and it’s recognized by the machine. Any ideas?

    • Ron
      June 24, 2015 at 12:15 PMReply

      @Dan –

      You may need to plug the phone in, set it to read photos, then switch it back to MTP.

  2. Kevin
    July 24, 2015 at 7:56 AMReply

    I just rooted my 23C last night – it did take me 2 and a half days to figure it all out though……… The key for me was the WHQL v2.14.1 USB drivers, as the newer ones did not work for me. Next, obviously you need to enable the dev option and set USB debugging. THEN run the OneClick root and plug in your phone to the PC – check if on MTP or PTP and if OneClick does not initially see the device, disconnect phone, then reconnect. If it still doesn’t see the phone, then change to the other USB option and continue to connect/reconnect until it does get seen. you should NOT have to “run as admin” for any of this, but it might help.
    Also – I had to do this twice, as the first reboot brought the phone back up normally and not into the download mode, but I ran OneClick root again, and this time it said it would reboot the device to download mode and it did, which worked and my LG G3 is fully rooted. NOW my problem is Verizon is bugging me to update the “System Software”…………. just so I can lose root

  3. coleman free
    November 22, 2015 at 8:34 AMReply

    im stuck at 90% it says its rooting the phone but nothing has happened for 10 min.

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