The 2 most significant modes of troubleshooting on LG Stylo 3 Plus are Recovery Mode & Download Mode.
As the name suggests, recovery mode is useful is recovering our Stylo 3 Plus if acting abnormally or not booting at all. Recovery Mode is a separate partition so even if the phone is not booting to the Home screen we can still access the recovery mode. We can perform factory data reset / hard reset via recovery mode.
Download Mode offers a higher level of troubleshooting as compared to recovery mode. In recovery mode, we can only perform a factory data reset. However, if the problem is severe and boot partition is affected then download mode comes to rescue. Download Mode can be used to flash a stock Stylo 3 Plus firmware to restore the boot partition thus unbricking the phone to working state.
Let’s check out how to get the most out of these modes of troubleshooting –
How to boot LG Stylo 3 Plus MP450 & TP450 into Download Mode
Before booting our Stylo 3 Plus into Download mode, we need to install LG USB Driver on our computer. If you’ve not yet installed the LG driver download the setup file from the below link –