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How to Root LG V20 and Install TWRP Recovery (All Variant)

by Adeel YounasJanuary 22, 2019

Do you wish to set up Custom Recovery on LG V20 All Variant? Here is our guide on the best way to install TWRP Recovery on LG V20. TWRP Recovery is a Custom Recovery that is also referred to as TeamWin Recovery constructed with a touchscreen-enabled interface that enables users to install third-party firmware and backup the current system, which are often unsupported by inventory retrieval images.

How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on LG V20

If you wish to unleash the full power of Android Modding, then flashing TWRP Recovery is the priority to find all modding ability on your LG V20. For those who have a TWRP Recovery on LG V20, you could always attempt Custom ROM, Kernel, Xposed, Rooting, Mods, etc. in a few straightforward steps.

I’ll be guiding you to Install the newest TWRP Recovery for LG V20. Download the Install TWRP Recovery on LG V20 now and Read the steps below. This is an official TWRP Recovery for LG V20 from TWRP Team. If you put in any Custom Recovery on LG V20, you can install Custom ROM, Custom Mods, Custom Kernels or some other zip file such as Xposed. Read the manual carefully on How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery for LG V20.

To install TWRP Recovery or some other Custom Recovery on LG V20, you must have an Unlocked Bootloader. If your phone does not have an Unlocked Bootloader, to begin with, you need to go and unlock the bootloader of your mobile phone. Once you have Bootloader unlocked on your LG V20, you can follow method explained in this guide. You can use and follow this guide for LG V20’s US996, LS997, VS995, H910, H990 and H918 models.

Features of TWRP Recovery

  1. Flash Custom ROM with TWRP Recovery
  2. Flash modding zip files for customizing your phone
  3. Simple to use Xposed Modules
  4. Easy to Root and also Unroot using TWRP Recovery’s flashable zip SuperSU
  5. Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  6. It helps You flash the image file.
  7. Make it more straightforward to remove all bloatware.
  8. To underclock and overclock.
  9. You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data.


  • Works on LG V20 (US996, LS997, VS995, H910, H990 and H918)
  • You need either a Desktop or Laptop.
  • Must Charge your phone up to 70%.
  • Make Back up your device.
  • Make sure to unlock Bootloader first.
  • Download Minimal ADB Tool – CLICK HERE or Download the Full ADB setup for Windows and Extract it.

Note: Make sure you have followed the steps correctly. Don’t Skip Any Step Mention in Guide. We [] are not responsible for any damage that you make to your phone.

Download TWRP Files

Model Version Download Link
H910 (AT&T) 3.2.1-0 Download
H918 (T-Mobile) 3.2.1-0 Download
H990 3.2.1-0 Download
LS997 (Sprint) 3.2.1-0 Download
US996 (US Cellular) 3.2.1-0 Download
VS995 (Verizon) 3.2.1-0 Download


Steps To Install TWRP Recovery On LG V20

Step#1: Go to the folder where you have extracted the ADB and Fastboot Tools

Step#2: Plug the phone into PC using USB Cable, then open a command prompt window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click 

Step#3: Now turn your phone into bootloader -> Turn off your smartphone then Press and Hold Power + Volume UP button – You will see Fastboot mode – or else, you can type the command if your device is in ADB mode. Your phone should be ON and connected to the PC.

adb reboot bootloader

Step#4: If you are booted into fast boot, type the command below in CMD screen.

fastboot devices

Step#5: Above command will list the connected devices. If your phone serial number shows on the list, you may continue. If the phone is NOT on the list, this indicates that you have malfunctioning cables or driver needs to be reinstalled. Fix the issue before proceeding further.

Step#6: First, you need to Unlock Bootloader to flash any Custom Recovery or mods. To Unlock Bootloader, Type the command

fastboot oem unlock-go

Step#7: After Bootloader Unlock, You can flash the recovery, Type the command (Change TWRP name to recovery.img)

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Step#8: Now if it shows the command like this then reboot your device. TWRP has successfully installed. Enjoy.


How to Root LG V20

Download SuperSU Zip File:

SuperSU v2.78 Download
SuperSU v2.79 Download
SuperSU v2.82 SR1 (BETA) Download
SuperSU v2.82 SR2 Download
SuperSU v2.82 SR3 Download
SuperSU v2.82 SR5 Beta (Recommended) Download

Guide to Install SuperSU Zip using TWRP Recovery:

To install, you will need TWRP Recovery on your phone. We already have many guides on how to install TWRP Recovery on your phone.

Step-1: First of all, make sure to download the latest SuperSU Zip file from the link given above.

Step-2: Now move the SuperSu zip file to the root of your internal memory

Step-3: You need to turn off your phone.

Step-4: Now You need to boot into TWRP Recovery mode by pressing “Volume Down + Power” button. If it doesn’t work, you can access the recovery menu by pressing “Volume UP + Power” button.

Step-5: Once you are inside TWRP Recovery, take a complete backup of your ROM by Tapping on Backup button. Then Select partitions such as data, system, and boot. Once selected swipe to make the backup of the selected partitions.

Step-6: Later, now you can flash the Super SU zip on your phone. Tap on INSTALL menu and Browse and Select the zip file

Step-7: Now Swipe to confirm flash

That’s it. You have successfully done LG V20 root using SuperSU Zip. Simply tap reboot system. Hopefully, your LG V20 will be rooted by now. To verify, Go to Google Play Store and download the Root Checker app to check the root status.

If you face any trouble during the process, do let me know in the comment section, also if you want me to add screenshots of each step let me know.

About The Author
Adeel Younas
Founder of 'TechWafer' Information Security Researcher, Freelancer, Blogger, Developer, and Part-Time White Hat Hacker.

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