Root LG V20 – H918 & Install TWRP Recovery [Easy Method]
Guide to Root LG V20+Install TWRP Recovery. It has been a while since the Android Oreo update on the LG V20 was released. So I’m assuming that most of you have installed the Latest Update. So here is the detailed guide to Root and Install TWRP Custom Recovery on your LG V20 H918.
LG has launched a lot of Flagship devices with unique features. and LG V series is very popular among them [Especially with Audio Features]. So you can enhance your Audio Experience with Some Modules after Rooting and Installing TWRP on LG V20 [There are many other advantages also- Check below]. Yeah, I Rooted my LG V20 in the first place for Installing Viper4Android:).
Why Should You Root LG V20 H918?
When the idea of rooting the Mobile came up, many people must have this question in their mind! and This is the Answer. If you want to customise your Mobile and want some Extra features on your device Rooting is the first step. You can completely change your device UI by installing Custom Roms, for that you need Custom Recovery & Root Access. Here are some other Advantages.
Advantages of Rooting your Device
- Remove Preinstalled Bloatwares
- Can Block Ads in Any App
- Install your Favourite Custom Roms
- Make Real Complete Backups & Safeguard your Data
- Tweak CPU Features [Overclocking& Underclocking]
So if you want to try this features Continue to our Tutorial
Let;s get started
How to Root LG V20 | Install TWRP Recovery
First, let me Know you that the OLD rooting Methods are not working properly for LG V20 Oreo 8.0 Version [This method works for both Nougat and Oreo Version]. Follow Our Instructions carefully to complete the Installation without any issues. before that make sure that you have below Prerequisites. and Don’t forget to Back Up your Data before proceeding
- Enable USB Debugging on the LG V20 under Developer options (To do that go to Settings» About Phone» Developer options).
- Turn on OEM Unlock under Developer Options (Settings -> Developer options -> OEM unlock).
- Unlock Bootloader of LG V20 [ Don’t Worry Guide is added in this post].
- Make sure that you have the latest LG USB Drivers Installed [ For Windows, For Mac].
- Make sure your battery level is above 60%.
- Download ADB & Fastboot and Move it to ADB Folder.
- Download official TWRP recovery for the LG V20 H918 and rename it as “twrp.img” (Copy this to ADB folder).
- Download recowvery binaries (For Unlocking the system security Download all the files).
- Finally, download SuperSU-v2.82-SR5.zip. (Copy this to your Phone’s Internal Storage).
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of LG V20
You Already Downloaded ADB& fast boot on your Computer. Now we are going to unlock the Bootloader. Just follow the instructions.
- Connect your LG Mobile to the PC with USB Cable then swipe down the notification and click on USB charging this device notification and change it to Transfer photos (PTP) mode.
- Then Open Command Prompt on your PC.
- Use this command to reboot LG V20 into Bootloader mode. “adb reboot bootloader“
- Once your device boot into fast boot mode use this command to unlock the bootloader. “fastboot oem unlock“
- Then reboot the Phone by entering the below command . “fastboot reboot“
- During the time of the reboot, Your phone will be factory reset.
Now you have unlocked your LG V20’s Bootloader. To confirm the same, use the command “fastboot getvar unlocked” or “fastboot oem device-info“. If the Bootloader has been unlocked correctly, It will show a Warning message when you reboot the phone.
Now you can move on to next steps below – Rooting LG V20 & Installing TWRP.
Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on LG V20
You cannot use the traditional method you used in other mobiles to Install TWRP. The direct Installation method is Not possible on LG V20 due to system security. So Try this Working method to Install TWRP on LG V20.
Make sure that You have copied all the recowvery binaries you have downloaded, to the ADB & Fastboot Folder. So you have All files (
twrp.img, Recowvery binaries) in the same folder. Then you’re ready to go.
- Open the Adb hold down the Shift key Right-click anywhere on the folder window, then from the options click “Open Command Window Here”
- Plugin your mobile to PC via USB Cable.
- Now copy SupersuV.xxx.zip to your phone’s internal storage.
- Type the following commands in command Window one by one. Hit Enter after each command.
*If you have any doubts, refer to the green arrows in the Screenshots
adb push dirtycow /data/local/tmp
adb push recowvery-applypatch /data/local/tmp
adb push recowvery-app_process64 /data/local/tmp
adb push recowvery-run-as
Note: Above commands are for Saving Recowvery to the temp folder.
chmod 0777 *
./dirtycow /system/bin/applypatch recowvery-applypatch
*Please wait till the process completion, then type “exit” without quotes
./dirtycow /system/bin/app_process64 recowvery-app_process64
*This will take some seconds
exit adb logcat -s recowvery
*After showing successful press CTRL+C
adb shell reboot recovery
*wait for device to boot up again
./dirtycow /system/bin/run-as recowvery-run-as
run-as exec ./recowvery-applypatch boot
- Now type in below command to transfer the twrp.img to the desired place.
dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery
adb push twrp.img /sdcard/twrp.img
$ run-as exec dd if=/sdcard/twrp.img of=/dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/recovery
- Now the recovery is in the correct place. use below command to reboot into the newly installed recovery.
- Now your device should be in Recovery mode. When recovery asks for Swipe to allow System Modification just Hit ENTER.
Don’t close the Recovery Mode. We haven’t finished yet. Next Step is Rooting.
Steps to Root LG V20
You are on Recovery Mode now. rest of the steps are Easy. You can root your LG V20 H918 with some simple Taps.
- Tap on INSTALL in the recovery menu.
- Navigate Device Internal Storage, then select Supersu.zip which is previously copied to our device.
- Swipe to Flash Supersu.zip to LG V20
After successfully completing the Flash Process click on Reboot button.
Yeah, Done! Now your LG V20 has an unlocked bootloader, latest Custom recovery and Root Access.
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How to Verify Root Access
Open Play store After doing all the steps Above. Before installing Root Required APPs, you need to verify. Your device is Successfully rooted or not. And for that, you need to download an app from the Play store. Download it from the below link.
After Installing the Root checker App Tap on “Verify Root” then And click on “Grant” in the Superuser Access Prompt.
If you have done the steps correctly, you can see a message saying “Congratulations! Root access is properly installed on this device!”
So this is the Easiest method to root your LG V20 H918. and you have successfully unlocked the Bootloader and installed TWRP Recovery on your LG V20. You can now flash Custom Roms, install Customised Modules, Scripts, and Flash Kernels on your Rooted LG Mobile.
If you’ve any queries or facing issues during the process. feel free to drop a comment below. Do not forget to share this with your friends using LG V20 🙂
Thanks for reading.
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