After unlocking the bootloader of LG Stylo 3 Plus we are ready to flash TWRP (Custom Recovery).
We cannot root our Stylo 3 with stock recovery and after flashing TWRP rooting would be a one-click process. So without wasting time let’s do the needful.
Before moving ahead make sure that you know how to enter into the recovery mode. You should get a hang of it because after writing TWRP recovery file in the fastboot mode we need to enter recovery mode in one go without fail else the whole process needs to be repeated. Go through this post to learn how to enter recovery mode on LG Stylo 3.
How to Flash TWRP on LG Stylo 3 Plus
Let’s begin by downloading the necessary files first –
The first one is Minimal ADB & Fastboot – This must be already installed on your PC if you followed the bootloader unlocking tutorial. Download the setup file from the below link and install it on your PC. Thanks to shimp208@xda for making this awesome tool.
The second file is the no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip file. After booting into TWRP for the first time we’ve to flash this file else stock recovery would replace TWRP on the next boot. Download the file from below link
The last file is the custom recovery file which we’re going to flash in the fastboot mode. Thanks to messi2050@xda for making TWRP for LG Stylo3 Plus.
Download and save this file as well as the previously downloaded files on your computer
NOTE: To flash a 64-bit Custom ROM on LG Stylo 3 Plus, such as AOKP and Incipient OS, 64-bit TWRP needs to be installed.
The download link for 64-bit TWRP for Stylo 3 Plus is as follows –
You can go ahead with the 32-bit TWRP installation as of now, and can flash 64-bit TWRP later on as and when required for flashing 64-bit Custom ROM.
STEP 1: Copying TWRP recovery file to Minimal ADB & Fastboot Folder
You can see I’ve saved the downloaded files in the same folder as visible in the screenshot above.
Let’s install Minimal ADB and Fastboot if not installed yet.
Finish installation but there no need to launch the program as of now.
Rename the downloaded TWRP custom recovery file to something easier.
I’ve renamed it as “recovery”.
Copy the “recovery” file. We need to paste this file into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder in C: Drive or wherever you’ve installed Minimal ADB and Fastboot program.
NOTE: For Flashing 64bit Custom ROM’s such as AOKP and Incipient OS, 64bit TWRP is needed
I’ve installed Minimal ADB and Fastboot in Local Disk (C:). Open C: Drive on your computer.
Double Click on the Program Files folder to open it.
Look for the “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” folder and open it.
Paste the copied “recovery” file in this folder.
Click on “Continue” to provide administrator permission.
Now that the TWRP recovery file is copied to the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, Let’s proceed to the second step.
STEP 2: Writing TWRP recovery file in Fastboot Mode
Run the Minimal ADB and Fastboot program.
It would launch a cmd command prompt window as shown above.
Turn ON “USB Debugging” on your Stylo 3 and connect it to the computer via USB data cable.
Refer to this post if facing some issue – LG Stylo 3 Bootloader Unlock Tutorial
Type adb devices and hit Enter on your computer keyboard.
It should list your phone as shown above.
The connected ADB device is visible as “LGMP450” i.e LG Stylo 3 Plus MetroPCS
Now we’ve to boot our Stylo 3 into fastboot mode to flash TWRP custom recovery file.
To enter fastboot mode type adb reboot bootloader and hit Enter
Now your phone must be in Fastboot Mode.
Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and hit enter
NOTE: If you’ve downloaded a 64-bit TWRP image for flashing, you need to copy it to the “Minimal ADB & Fastboot” folder in the same manner as explained above.
As the 64-bit TWRP image filename is recovery64 the command line will change to fastboot flash recovery recovery64.img
The TWRP custom recovery is flashed in 0.755 seconds!
Let’s move ahead to the next step
STEP 3: Booting into TWRP and flashing no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip file
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