Install TWRP Recovery and Root LG K20 Plus

LG K20 Plus was released back in December 2016. The device comes with a 5.3-inch 720 x 1280 pixels display. LG K20 Plus runs with Snapdragon 425 CPU accompanied by Adreno 308 GPU. The phone has a RAM of 2 GB and its internal storage options are 16 and 32 GB. LG K20 Plus was released running on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. This mid-range device has a battery juice of 2700 mAh. It has a 13 MP camera at its back and a 5 MP on the front.

LG K20 Plus was recently favored with a TWRP recovery. TWRP allowed LG K20 Plus owners to flash SuperSU and root their smartphone. Apart from rooting the phone, TWRP also opened the gateway towards a whole new world of customizations on this phone. You can now easily flash custom ROMs and MODs on the phone. It’s easier to make Nandroid backup and backups of other partitions of the phone. You can also wipe Dalvik cache easily now.

Although it’s not officially recommended to install a custom recovery on an Android phone, if you’re an Android enthusiast, you can flash it to unleash the true potential of your smartphone. With the root access, you can install new features on your phone. It’s possible to enhance the battery life and performance of your phone with the applications that work with the help of root access.

Assuming that you have an understanding of a custom recovery and root access, we will now proceed with the method. Let’s have a look at the steps to install TWRP recovery and root LG K20 Plus.

Prerequisites

  • This guide is only applicable for the LG K20 Plus TP260 and MP260. 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 K20 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 K20 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 K20 Plus

  1. Connect your LG K20 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:
    • adb reboot download
    • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      fastboot reboot recovery (for recovery) or use the Volume Up + Down + Power combination to get into TWRP now.
    • (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 app drawer. Install Root Checker app to verify root access.

To boot manually in to TWRP recovery mode, unplug USB cable from your LG K20 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 K20 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 K20 Plus now. Also, checkout 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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