Root LG G3 (D850/D851/D855) Using One-Click Root Solution

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LG G3 received several root solutions by now though so far it seems that all these root methods aren’t compatible with all the G3 models. Now, if you own the LG G3 model number D850, D851 or D855 then you should know that a new one click root solution has been made available for your smartphone. This new PurpleDrake root exploit is provided by those of xda-developers (we should thanks the devs for the same) and provides a quick and safe unlock operation that can be anytime applied for the LG G3 that runs on any version of Android OS.

Unlocking your LG G3 by gaining root access should be the first step to make when trying to use your Android device on full power. Why? Well basically because with root access ensured you can install various custom apps on your LG G3 and you can also perform different unofficial operations in order to spice things up and for customizing the Android OS, or for optimizing and powering up the general performances. These custom operations are including the following processes: removing the bloatware, overclocking the CPU frequency, installing a custom recovery image, flashing a custom ROM firmware (such as CM 11, AOKP or Paranoid Android), applying a custom kernel and so on.

So, all these operations are requiring root access; as you can see, completing this guide is a must especially if you are tired of using the stock Android OS with the default and factory restrictions pre-installed. Basically, that’s why you should use this new one click root solution for unlocking your LG G3 model number D850, D851 or D855.

Of course completing this guide implies in performing an unofficial operation that has nothing to do with LG. Due to the same reason, by applying this tutorial you will void the warranty of your smartphone. So, if you think that you might end up in soft bricking your Android device, maybe the best will be to stop from going any further. Anyway, if you are using the steps from below and if you are properly preparing your LG G3 for the root process, nothing bad will happen and your phone will be in safe hands.

Therefore, before doing anything else you need to make sure that a computer can be used. Then, on your computer you have to temporarily deactivate the antivirus, antimalware and any other security protection program because these tools might interfere with the root operation. You should also charge your phone because if it gets turned off in the middle of the process, it might also get bricked. On the other hand, on your LG G3 you need to enable developer options (go to menu – settings – about phone and tap on built number seven times), check the USB debugging option (once more, go to menu – settings – developer options) and to enable installation of apps from Unknown Sources (head towards menu – settings – security – check Unknown Sources box).

A backup is also recommended because we are dealing with a complex and risky operation – your data might get corrupted or even wiped out during the root process. You should save everything that’s important to you starting with personal info and accounts and ending with more general data such as contacts list, call logs, internet settings, market apps, videos, images or audio files. In that matter you can use compatible backup cloud services or dedicated apps from Google Play. Also, if on your phone a custom recovery image is being installed use the same and make a Nandroid backup.

Do remember that this one click root method is being compatible only with the LG G3 model number D850, D851 or D855. Don’t use the steps from below in case you own a similar or different Android smartphone as you can end up in bricking your device.

How to Root LG G3 (D850/D851/D855) Using One-Click Root Solution

  1. Download the root package from this page.
  2. Save the root file on your computer, preferable on your desktop.
  3. Unzip the downloaded file; you should get three different executable files: purpledrake_windows.bat (for Windows), purpledrake_osx.command (for MAC) and purpledrake_linux.sh (for Linux).
  4. Connect your LG G3 with your computer – use the USB cable in order to establish the mentioned connection.
  5. From your computer run the purpledrake_windows.bat executable file and follow the on screen prompts in order to root your device.
  6. In the end, remove the USB cord and reboot your handset.

If you encounter problems, such as a boot loop, enter recovery mode on your LG G3 and wipe the data and clear cache by using the same. Also, for fixing any other issues make a hard reset. In case you are still dealing with issues and you don’t know how to address the same, don’t hesitate and share your problems with us by using the comments field from below – we will assist you as soon as possible.

So, that was all for now; that was how you can easily root your LG G3 model number D850, D851 or D855.

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  • Kenny Bateman

    Thank you soooo much!!! Been waiting for a windows version of purpledrake! Now if only it was the full version that installed TWRP too! LOL but thank you very much!

    • Greg

      Kenny,

      This worked without a hitch? which version do you have I am about to get the D855

      • Kenny Bateman

        Yes this worked perfect. No problems at all! I have the D851

  • Shai Cohen

    thank you!
    is it reversible?

  • g3

    Hanging at waiting for device. What could be the problem?

  • Mar1us

    my version is D851 and on windows 8.1, after setup usb debugging on mobile then connected to pc and after hit enter I get only “waiting for device” and dots going and going constantly! What should I do? What Im doin wrong?

  • name name

    It rooted smoothly D855 Kitkat 4.2.2