The last Stylo device that I rooted was LG Stylo 3 Plus from MetroPCS. For rooting an LG device, we need to unlock the bootloader via USB Debugging, install a custom recovery i.e. TWRP, flash a Magisk, or SuperSU root file via TWRP.
Gone are those days, when one-click-root was possible without using a computer. On Android lollipop, I rooted my LG Tribute 5 even without unlocking the bootloader via the Kingroot app.
As of today, we need to follow the long procedure using a computer.
The 2 most-popular rooting apps are Magisk & SuperSU. Magisk is newer but more superior. It offers a systemless root. You can hide root from banking apps with Magisk.
Let’s try to root our LG Stylo 6 following the below procedure –
How to root LG Stylo 6 lm-q730 MetroPCS, Boost Mobile, Cricket, T-Mobile, Verizon / Can the LG Stylo 6 be rooted?
The first step is to enable USB Debugging as follows –
Let’s open the Settings app and select the 2nd last option i.e. “System”.
Now, open Developer options and accept the warning by hitting “OK”
“Developer Options” remains hidden by default. We need to tap the “Build number” 7 times to enable it.
We need to scroll down on the Developer Options page and enable USB Debugging.
Hit “OK” to “Allow USB Debugging”.
Let’s connect our Stylo 6 to the computer.
Once you connect your phone to the PC, an “Allow USB debugging” request will pop-up on the phone screen.
Hit “Allow” to accept this request.
The “LGE Mobile ADB Interface” driver is installed successfully.
For USB Debugging, we are going to use the Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tool.
Let’s install and launch this software.
The “Minimal ADB and fastboot” tool launches the command prompt window.
We need to write the adb command to boot our Stylo 6 into the Fastboot Mode.
To check the ADB connection, write the ADB command adb devices and tap enter on your PC keyboard.
The connected device is listed as LMQ730. This is the model number of LG Stylo 6.
LG Stylo 6 Bootloader Unlocking
To unlock the bootloader, we need to put our phone into Fastboot mode.
The command line would be adb reboot beootloader
Type the above command and click Enter.
The above command has only rebooted the phone to the home screen. It doesn’t take us to the Fastboot mode.
LG has blocked access to the Fastboot mode on Stylo 6. We are out of luck.
I tried several times with no luck.
This is how a fastboot mode looks like. It belongs to LG K30. The fastboot oem unlock command is used to unlock the bootloader.
Without getting access to the fastboot mode, we cannot unlock the Stylo 6 bootloader.
LG Stylo 6 TWRP Custom Recovery
The custom recovery can be installed only after unlocking the bootloader. Without unlocking the bootloader, even if we get the TWRP file for Stylo 6 we cannot flash it.
LG Stylo 6 Custom ROM/Lineage OS
A custom ROM such as Lineage OS is in the form of a zip file. The flashable zip file can be run only via TWRP. Without custom recovery, we cannot flash a custom ROM on the LG Stylo 6.
I always chose Metro phones over Boost, because they were easily rootable. This was true only until LG Stylo 3 Plus. The last 3 Stylo devices came with a locked bootloader with no workaround to unlock it.
As of today, there is no way to root an LG Stylo 6.
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