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Nougat-powered LG V20 has been successfully rooted
Android offers quite a bit of customization options that satisfy the needs of most of its users. Most, but not all. True Android geeks want more and to get it, they have to root their device.
Rooting a device has its share of advantages. For one, it enables users to delete the bloatware that was preinstalled by the carrier or the manufacturer. It also gives users the option of installing a wide variety of ROMs as well as a bunch of useful apps that only run on rooted devices. In general, it gives you more control over your device, which is always a good thing.
If you consider yourself an Android geek and currently own an LG V20, you’re in luck. Legendary Android developer Chainfire has successfully gained root access to LG’s latest phablet. He announced the news with a tweet in which he thanked a fellow developer (@jcadduono), and stated that he managed to install SuperSU, a Superuser access management tool that requires root access, onto the device.
Please keep in mind that rooting a device does have a few drawbacks. For one, it voids the warranty. In addition, it’s also possible to brick your device in the process, so we advise you to take extra precautions.
If you’re still up for it, you can head over to the XDA Developers forum for more details.