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Tutorial to Root LG K20 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery

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If you are looking to root LG K20 Plus smartphone, and also want to install TWRP Recovery, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article we will guide you through the process of installing TWRP and to root the LG K20 Plus. Recognized XDA Member messi2050, who tested and posted the method.

LG K20 Plus is a budget Smartphone, which was launched in 2016. It has a 5.3-inch HD IPS in-cell display which offers good viewing angles, 13MP main camera with LG-exclusive features,  and 2700mAh battery powers this smartphone.

Relevant

You might have already aware about the fact that LG releases the devices with ‘Locked’ bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization. After rooting you can remove the bloatware, the TWRP recovery will enable you to flash any other ROM firmware, Xposed framework for custom features and so forth.

Disclaimer: The AndroidWeblog.com covers, although everything in a very neat and a processed way 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 the sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously to stay away from any mishappenings with your device. Rooting certainly without any doubt voids your device’s warranty and AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.

Prerequiste

Ensure to check your mode number, which must be:

  • TP260
  • MP260

You must have to ensure that prior to rooting 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 either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, 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.

Downloads For Rooting LG K20 Plus TP260/ MP260

Download Universal ADB drivers from:

V3.0 – Latest Version

V2.0

Note: If you face any problem with the drivers, then you must have to install the LG Bridge, which you can download from here.

Download TWRP Recovery for LG K20 Plus from here

Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.


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Download dm-verity and force encryption disabler from here.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of LG K20 Plus

Note: If you have already unlocked bootloader, then skip these steps.

Step 1: Head over to the Settings>Developer Options and then find the option and tap on ‘EnableOEM unlock’.
Step 2: Reboot your device to fastboot using the command in adb terminal:

adb reboot bootloader

then just enter this command:

fastboot oem unlock

How to Flash TWRP on LG K20 Plus

Step 1: Firstly, you must booth into the fastboot mode: Turn on phone switch off and then hold VOLUME DOWN KEY and while holding the key, connect device to the computer using USB Cable. This will boot the LG K20 Plus into fastboot mode. Alternatively, you can type the command into adb terminal:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 2: Now, again open the command prompt in adb tool, and type or copy-paste this command:

fastboot flash recovery <path_to_recovery.img>

(Replace path_to_recovery.img with exact path, i.e. c://users/William/downloads/recovery.img”. You can get the recovery.img file in downloaded recovery file)

Step 3: This will start the flashing process, and it will take about 2 seconds to complete. After process gets completed, simply unplug the usb cable from phone and turn it off by removing the battery, then again inserting it in.

Step 4: Now, you need to boot to the recovery for the first time. For doing the same, just HOLD VOLUME DOWN + POWER keys, until the LG Logo appears and then temporarily release the POWER button, and then press and hold it back until the ‘factory reset’ option appears on the screen. Note: Volume button must not be released in between the process. Then just select the “YES” and “YES” again by pressing the hard keys and this will boot LG K20 Plus into TWRP.

Procedure to Root LG K20 Plus on Android 6.0 Lollypop and Android 7.0 Nougat

Step1: On the TWRP interface, go to Wipe > Format Data and enter ‘yes’. This will wipe and decrypt the automatically encrypted filesystem. Then reboot into recovery by going to Reboot>Recovery.

Step 2: After the phone boots into recovery, connect it to PC and enable the ‘MTP’, and then transfer the downloaded ‘no-verity-opt-encrypt-**.zip’ and ‘SR1-SuperSU-v2.78-SR1-20160915123031.zip to the LG K20’s internal storage. Then disconnect the device from computer.

Step 3: Just tap on ‘Install’. Now browse/ navigate the phone and select ‘‘no-verity-opt-encrypt-**.zip’, and then swipe ‘Swipe to confirm Flash’ button, which is located bottom of the screen.

Step 4: The flashing process has been started and will take few seconds to complete. Once it gets completed, follow the same method (Step 1 to 3) to flash the SR1-SuperSU-v2.78-SR1-20160915123031.zip file (Downloaded earlier). The flashing process will take 1 or 2 minutes (Normally) to complete, and then phone will take 4-5 minutes for first time boot.

Note: Developer mentioned that device might give the bootloap once or twice on the Metro PCS splash screen. We have to Flash no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip, because the boot image has dm-verity, otherwise the LG K20 Plus TP260 and MP260  phone doesn’t not boot and system modifications are disabled. Installing SuperSU or phh-superuser and flashing no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip rectifies the problem.