Install TWRP and Root LG Stylo 3 Plus

LG Sylo 3 Plus has received the latest build of TWRP custom recovery. If you own this phone, you can now install the latest TWRP custom recovery on it and root the phone afterward.Install TWRP and Root LG Stylo 3 Plus

LG Stylo 3 Plus was released very recently by the South Korean giant. LG V30 comes with a 5.-7 inch full HD IPS display. Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 CPU with the Adreno 505 GPU can be found inside this mid-ranger by LG. LG Stylo 3 Plus has a 2 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage. This phone has a 13 MP camera on its back and a 5 MP camera on the front. LG Stylo 3 Plus has a 3,080 mAh battery under the hood. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The Stylo 3 Plus has a touch-pen as well. LG Stylo 3 Plus’s fingerprint scanner is mounted at its back. To maximize the features of your phone, you can install a custom recovery on it in order to root it or install custom ROMs.

It’s pretty easy to flash the custom recovery on the phone. Before jumping up to the method to install TWRP, it’s very important to understand everything about it. A custom recovery like the TWRP brings extended options right into the bootloader of your phone. A TWRP recovery is responsible for helping you backup your EFS, Nandroid and other partitions. You can change the format of the partitions of your phone. Other than that, you can also wipe the partitions by selecting each partition separately. Installing .zip and .img files are much more easy with the TWRP recovery. If you have a TWRP installed on your phone, you can also flash a SuperSU.zip file in order to achieve root on an Android smartphone. There is a plethora of custom MODs and custom ROMs that requires Android smartphones to have a recovery pre-loaded.

Assuming that you have got a clear idea of what a custom recovery is, we can now head back to what we were here for. Here are the steps to flash TWRP recovery and root your new LG Stylo 3 Plus. This guide is only for the TP450, MP450 & LGM470 models of the LG Stylo 3 Plus.

Prerequisites

  • This guide is only applicable for the LG Stylo 3 Plus TP450, MP450 & LGM470. Do not try it on any other device.
  • Charge your phone up to 50%.
  • Backup your important contacts, call logs, text messages and media content.
  • Use the original USB cable to connect your phone to your PC.
  • Unlock the Bootloader of your LG Stylo 3 Plus.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging mode on your phone.

Downloads

You will get the Minimal ADB and Fastboot directory in one such location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot and you will also get the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe file on your desktop.

Disclaimer: Flashing TWRP recovery and rooting your LG Stylo 3 Plus will make the status of your phone custom. This will not let your phone receive OTA updates and it will also result in voiding its warranty. You can only receive OTA updates after flashing a new stock firmware on your phone. While following this method, you are completely on your own. In case of a mishap, TechBeasts or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible.

Install TWRP Recovery and Root LG Stylo 3 Plus

  1. Connect your LG Stylo 3 Plus to your PC now.
  2. On your PC, open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot.exe file from the desktop. If you do not have this file, then simply open the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder from the location mentioned above and open the MAF32.exe file.
  3. Now in the command window enter following commands:
    1. adb reboot download
    2. fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      fastboot reboot recovery (for recovery) or use the Volume Up + Down + Power combination to get into TWRP now.
    3. (this will boot your device into TWRP recovery mode)
  1. At this point, TWRP will ask you whether you want to allow system modifications. Typically, you would want to allow modifications. By swiping right, you will trigger the dm-verity verification. Right after triggering it, you will have to flash SuperSU and the dm-verity-opt-encrypt on your phone.
  2. You will have to perform a data wipe to enable storage. After wiping the data, go back to the main menu and tap the “Mount” option and then tap Mount USB Storage.
  3. After mounting USB storage, connect your phone to your PC and transfer SuperSU.zip and dm-verity file to your phone.
  4. Through all this process, do not restart your phone. Stay in the TWRP recovery.
  5. Now get back to the main menu and once again tap “Install > Locate newly copied SuperSU.zip file and flash it”.
  6. After flashing SuperSU, reboot your phone. You are all done.
  7. Your device will boot up now. Find SuperSu in the app drawer. Install Root Checker app to verify root access.

To boot manually into TWRP recovery mode, unplug USB cable from your LG Stylo 3 Plus and turn off your device completely by keeping the power key pressed for a while. Now press and hold Volume Down + Power Key to turn on your LG Stylo 3 Plus. As soon as your phone’s screen turns on, leave the Power Key and keep the Volume Down Key pressed. Your device will now boot into TWRP recovery mode.

Don’t forget to create a Nandroid Backup for your LG Stylo 3 Plus now. Also, check out how to use Titanium Backup since you’ve got your phone rooted. That’s all. Stuck with something? Don’t worry! Reach us out through the comment box below.

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