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I can't find anywhere stated the LG K20 phone can be rooted safely. Does anyone know if its possible? And what steps do you take? Thanks.

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The LG K20V is a Verizon phone, Verizon phones come with locked bootloader, and there is no known way to unlock the bootloader. It is not possible to root without unlocking bootloader, so it is not possible to root a LG K20V phone.

  • Please try to understand how unlocking the bootloader works prior to answering questions... I understand you are just trying to help out, but this network is for professional answers. please look at the following bootloader unlocking guide for a LG device here, forum.xda-developers.com/lg-k20-plus/development/… – Gadget Guru Dec 24 '18 at 15:33
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    I wasn't aware of this, however in relation to the question, You do not need an unlocked bootloader to gain Root access, a popular Android application used for gaining root access with a locked bootloader is KingRoot... I believe it may still be possible without using any bootloader unlocking. – Gadget Guru Dec 24 '18 at 16:08
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    At one point, KingRoot could successfully root 98% of Androids – Gadget Guru Dec 24 '18 at 16:09
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    Root apps like KingRoot just doesn't work anymore. In the rare case the manufacturer forgot to patch the vulnerability KingRoot exploits, that'll just render the device unbootable until a reflash is performed. Also, I don't think the vulnerabilities KingRoot uses is the concern here, it is the information it sends to their servers. They send highly sensitive data as IMEI, S/N, etc and some manufacturers even offer data recovery options if we provide the Serial Number. The question didn't ask for a safe method but I think it's our responsibility to warn against any danger from any method. :) – Supersonic Dec 26 '18 at 14:13
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    Clarification: I'm not saying they definitely send them, as I haven't checked myself, but I have seen that from multiple sources, and well, they could do that, and that could be a privacy concern for some users. – Supersonic Dec 26 '18 at 14:24

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