How to Root AT&T LG G Flex 2 H950 Running Android 5.1.1

AT&T G Flex 2 Android 5.1.1 update was released only recently, and thankfully, we already have the root available for the said 5.1.1 update.  That’s pretty fast, but that’s thanks to theLG G4 Root, as the same trick has been brought to G Flex 2 too. Credit for this goes to Sj12345, thanks!

LG G Flex 2 Rooting

You need to use the rooted system image of the 5.1.1 update, and flash it on your AT&T G Flex 2 (model no. H950) to achieve the root access. Thankfully, the procedure is semi-automated in this case, which saves you lot of time while making it a lot easier too. Don’t try this root on any other LG device.

So, before going to directly following the guide to root AT&T LG G Flex 2 H950 : you need to have the latest Android 5.1.1 running LG G Flex 2, if you are still on Android 5.0.1, go back to stock firmware, do not root, and then do a factory reset, and then wait for the 5.1.1 OTA update and install it, If you are already on Android 5.1.1, then just download the files listed below and follow the step by step guide to gain root access on your device.

Benefits of rooting

  • With the help of root access, one can remove those apps which are pre-installed by your network provider or by manufacturer.
  • Because of rooting you can also get the free storage space, rooted apps are available for efficient memory management.
  • After rooting user can also update their phone to the latest version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM).
  • It provides customization options when you use your new administrative rights to flash a custom ROM (again, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Rooting also increases the battery life of the Smartphone because those running constantly can be removed).

Files to Download –  the Root System image from here (mirror), and the root tool form here (mirror). Then, extract both the files into separate folders on your PC. Copy the rootsystem.img file to root tools folder where you have files like adb.exe, etc. You may follow this guide to easily install and Setup Adb fastboot on your Windows PC. Also you need to have proper driver to be installed on your PC, follow this link to download the suitable one.  Driver for Windows  |  Driver for Mac

How to Root AT&T LG G Flex 2 H950 Running Android 5.1.1

Now, double click on the file, Root Your Phone.bat, to start the rooting procedure. Follow the instructions on the command windows that opens up, and you should be able to root your device soon enough.

Once the device reboots you will see the SuperSU app appear in your app menu. You can also confirm if your device is rooted by installing and running the Root Checker application.