Install/ Update LG K10 (MetroPCS) to Rooted Android 7.0 Nougat Stock ROM Firmware

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We have recently published the tutorial to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on LG K10 (MetroPCS and T-Mobile variants). If you were waiting for the arrival of Android 7.0 Nougat on your LG K10 MS428, then here is a good news. Those who were wondering to install the latest Stock ROM Firmware on your device, can now rejoice as they can flash the latest software on their device.

LG has officially released the Stock Android 7.0 Nougat for the LG K10 MS428. The Android 7.0 Nougat is latest, and predecessor to the about to be released, Android 8.0 O software. The Official Nougat Firmware comes with the various Bug fixes, Security patches, and improve overall stability of the device.

So, if you own a LG K10 MS428, you can install the latest update for your device, which comes with MS_428_V20F, and is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The update often aims to increase system stability and increase the performance of the device, as well as adding new features.

All LG K10 MS428 owners may already received the OTA Update notification on their device. You might be already aware of the fact that Android Team fixes the vulnerabilities found in the operating system time to time, and releases the updates on timely manner. The OEMs, then push the Security Updates with patched/ fixed Android vulnerabilities in the form of OTA and Stock ROM updates. Updating your smartphone through OTA Firmware update do not delete the data.

The LG K10 MS428/ K428SG for MetroPCS/ T-Mobile is equipped with a 5.3-inch HD IPS in-cell touch display, with 2.5D ARC Glass, which is sleek and packed in a pebble design. The display is glossy, and displays the vivid colors, even in the bright sunlight. On the back, there is a 8 megapixels camera with touch and shoot feature, which ensures that you won’t miss a moment of action, because device focus and clicks the shots with blazing fast speed. In case, if you are not satisfied with the shot, then just raise the hand, align it in the box, and fist twice to capture the 4 selfies in the sequence. The smartphone runs on a 1.27 GHz Quad-core processor, along with 2220 mAh battery, which makes the smartphone last long for a whole day, on a single charge. The device runs on 1.27 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor, coupled with a 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and with the support of expandable storage using microSD card. On the front side, there is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with Gesture Shot and Selfie Light. The device runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box, which can be upgraded to the Android 7.0 Nougat through Stock and Custom ROMs.

In the below guide, we will be guiding you step by step process to flash/ install latest MS_428_V20F Android 7.0 Nougat on LG K10 MS428. The download link for this Stock ROM has been added to the pre-requisite section. You can simply flash the Stock Firmware .pac file manually through SPD Flash Tool, if you have not received it through the OTA update.

Firmware Details:


Android Version: Android 7.0 Nougat

UI Version: NA

Firmware Versions: MS_428_V20F

Model: LG K10 MS428

Release Date: July

Android security patch level: July

Carrier: MetroPCS

Status: – Official

Disclaimer: covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.

Updating or flashing the Stock ROM firmware or Custom ROM firmware updates certainly without any doubt comes with risk to brick device. If you brick the device, while upgrading the firmware of your smartphone, then kindly be in touch with the Official Service center of LG near your location. in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.


Ensure to check your model number, which must be:

  • LG K10 MS428

You must have to ensure that prior to updating your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.

  • Phone Should be Charged

Your phone must be 70% charged atleast else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.


  • Back Up

If you are updating your phone to Stock ROM or Custom ROM firmware, then, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.

  • Enable USB Debugging

You must enable USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.

  • Unlocked Bootloader and TWRP should be flashed

To go with flashing the manual Rooted firmware on your device, the LG K10 MetroPCS must have flashed the TWRP. If you have not done so, then follow our guide here.

Downloads For updating LG K10 MS428

Download Rooted MS_428_V20F Stock ROM for LG K10 MS428 based on Android 7.0 Nougat from here (

Download Latest LG Drivers.

How to update LG K10 MS428 to MS_428_V20F Stock/ Untouched Android 7.0 Nougat via OTA (Over the air)

Note: For this method, you won’t need to download any file mentioned in pre-requisite section of this article. You can directly follow the below steps, if you prefer the OTA method.

You can directly check the latest version of firmware/ software available for your device, LG K10 MS428 by navigating to:

Settings > About Device > Software Updates

When a new software update is available for your device, the notifications panel will display the software update message. Just you need to pull down the notification bar, and then press ‘Software Update’, and this will begin the upgrade process of device LG K10 MS428 to latest MS_428_V20F, based on Android 7.0 Nougat.

If in-case you have not received the software update, then just follow the below guides, to flash firmware (.pac) manually through either below guide. No matter which method you prefer, however, OTA is safer method to upgrade your device. But in case you prefer upgrading your device manually, then just carefully follow our below guide step by step.

How to Manually update LG K10 MS428 to Rooted MS_428_V20F Android 7.0 Nougat

Make sure that you have downloaded Rooted Firmware (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.

Step 1: Transfer the downloaded file to the internal storage / SD card of your LG K10 MS428 smartphone.

Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.

Install TWRP 3;0

Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of MS428_v20F (Rooted) has been started and will take few seconds to complete.

Congratulations, you have successfully flashed MS_428_V20F (Rooted) Android 7.0 Nougat on your LG K10 MS428 device. If you faced any issue while flashing, then do not hesitate to let’s know in the comments section below. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.

Credits:  pvineeth97

Source: XDA