LG Aristo Root SuperSU MetroPCS MS210 / T Mobile M210

Rooting has many benefits. It gives administrative level permissions which are not accessible to a normal Android user. Moreover, with Magisk you can get the features of a custom ROM on a normal stock ROM.  LG Aristo can be rooted in one click without PC if the bootloader is already unlocked & a custom recovery (twrp) is installed.

So the prerequisites for Rooting LG Aristo are –

  1. Unlocking the Bootloader
  2. Flashing a Custom Recovery (TWRP)

Once you’ve installed TWRP we’re ready for the rooting process.

 

How to Root LG Aristo by Magisk or SuperSU – 

 

There are 2 ways to root the LG Aristo, either by flashing Magisk or SuperSU. I would suggest Magisk as it provides a lot more functionality as compared to SuperSU. It also has the potential to hide root from an app. Moreover, it has got a modules repository built in.

Once you’ve decided, Download the respective file and transfer it to a micro sd card or phone’s internal memory.

Magisk v14.0.zip

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SuperSU v2.82.zip

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Install the SD card in your LG Aristo.

LG Aristo Root TWRP

Now Boot the phone in recovery mode. To do this –

Power OFF the phone

Press the volume down and power key. When LG logo appears on screen, release the power key for a moment and hold it back again until you see the white Factory data reset screen. In the whole process don’t release the volume down key.

Now in recovery mode, move down with volume key to “Yes” and confirm the action with Power Key

Again move down to “Yes” and confirm with Power Key as shown above.

This will take you to the TWRP screen.

 

Aristo MS210 Root Twrp

In TWRP we’ve to mount the MicroSD card. Make sure you’ve inserted the SD card in the phone before Mounting.

To do this, click on “MOUNT” and “check” MicroSD as shown above.

Now we’re ready to flash the root file via TWRP.

If you wish to root with SuperSU, follow this link – LG Aristo SuperSu Root

Else continue with the below tutorial –

 

LG Aristo Magisk Root – 

LG Aristo Magisk Twrp

Now we’re ready to install Magisk.

Click on “Install” and select “sdcard1”. This is the MicroSD/External Memory folder.

As you’ve transferred the Magisk-v14.0.zip file to MicroSD it’ll show up in “sdcard1” folder

If you’ve downloaded the file in internal storage you’ll find it in “sdcard” folder, the folder just above “sdcard1”

Click on the Magisk-v14.0.zip file to install it.

Aristo Magisk Root Twrp

Swipe the bar towards the right to start the process.

Once the process is complete, click on “Reboot System” to restart the phone.

LG Aristo Magisk Manager

The Magisk manager is successfully installed. Give access to Magisk Manager by clicking on “ALLOW”.

Click the icon at the top left corner to explore Magisk.

 

Aristo Magisk Modules

The first option is “Superuser”. When we’ll grant root access to an app it’ll show up here.

Click on “Downloads” to view the available modules for download

LG Aristo Magisk Modules Download

You can download and install modules from here.

The installed modules will show up in “Modules” section.

Aristo Magisk Hide

The next option is “Magisk Hide”. It is very useful for apps which do not support a rooted device such as android pay app, banking apps, Pokemon go etc. Magisk hides the root from such apps.

Next useful option is “Settings”. Click to open it.

Aristo Magisk Settings

We can “Hide Magisk Manager” or run it in “Magisk Core Only Mode” if some app has detected root even after adding to “Magisk Hide”.

“Systemless hosts” option should be turned ON to use an ad blocking app such as Adaway.

 

Aristo Magisk Superuser

“Superuser Access” has 4 modes as shown above. I’ve given access to both Apps & ADB.

You can grant root access to an app automatically or you’ll be prompted to take action when root access is needed.

LG Aristo TWRP/Custom Recovery MetroPCS MS210 & T Mobile

The stock recovery of LG Aristo only helps in doing a Factory Reset. It does nothing else. When we replace it with a custom recovery i.e TWRP we get to do a hell lot more. Thanks to messi2050@ androidforums for making this twrp file for LG Aristo.

The 3 major uses of TWRP are –

  • Rooting – In case of LG Aristo, we can root the device by flashing Superuser or Magisk via TWRP.
  • Flashing a Custom ROM – There is no custom ROM for LG Aristo as of now but we may get it in the near future.
  • Creating a Nandroid backup – The most useful feature of TWRP is Nandroid backup. It is a complete backup of the system including apps, text, contacts, email etc. In short, it restores the phone back to the exact same state as before. If you mess with your phone it’ll come in handy.

The bootloader of your LG Aristo must be unlocked before flashing TWRP.  If you’ve unlocked the bootloader lets proceed with the process –

How to Install TWRP in LG Aristo MetroPCS MS210 & T Mobile M210 –

If you’ve unlocked the Aristo bootloader, then “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” must be installed on your computer.

Run it and type adb devices as shown above.

Now we’ve to reboot the phone in Fasboot mode. To do this type adb reboot bootloader and hit Enter

Next step is to download the twrp image file. We’ve to place the downloaded file in “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” folder.

You can download the file from the below link.

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Extract the downloaded zip file. It contains “recovery.img” file. Copy this file

Now click on C drive of your computer as shown above.

Look for “Program Files” and click on it as shown above.

LG Aristo Minimal ADB

In program files folder, locate “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” and double click to open it.

LG Aristo twrp recovery.img

“Right Click” and paste the “recovery.img” file in this folder.

lg aristo fastboot flash recovery command

Now we’re ready to flash the recovery image

Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img as shown above, and Hit Enter

There are few more steps left for successful TWRP installation. Move on to Next Page –