LG

LG-G3-Android-Nougat-7.1.jpg
1min00

LG G3 is among the smartphones, that doesn’t pretend to get official Android Nougat 7 update from Google, which is planned to be released in 2017 first quarter. And it’s the sad news.
But don’t worry, we also have a good news. Thanks to the latest CyanogenMod 14.1 release LG G3 users can update their devices to Nougat 7.1 custom ROM.
Before updating your device, please note that this is an unofficial Android 7.1 release and should be treated as such. According to developers, all features works as it should.

LG-G5-Root.jpg
1min10

The European LG G5 H850 can be officially unlocked through LG’s developer unlock page. Yes, only the European version. Your H850 is from the Middle East? Won’t work. You have an AT&T G5? That’s not an H850, move along.

Warning: This tutorial is only for LG G5 H850 model. The steps written below won’t erase device internal storage, but it’s still recommended to backup your data to device microSD card or PC before starting this tutorial.

LG-G4-TWRP-recovery.jpg
6min02

There are two ways to install TWRP recovery on LG G4 device. The easiest one is using Flashify app, and the harder one requires minimal knowledge in using ADB driver commands. Even if you don’t know how to use them, just carefully follow our second tutorial and you’ll make it.

Warning: This tutorial is only for LG G4 H815 model.

Prerequisites:
• Bootloader must be unlocked. Follow this tutorial to make it happen.
• LG G4 must be Rooted. This tutorial shows how to get Root.
• If you are using LG PC Suite program on PC it should be completely turned off to not disturb all the process.
• USB drivers must be installed on PC (if LG PC Suite software are in PC then drivers are already installed).
• USB Debugging and OEM unlock must be enabled on the device. To enable it go to Settings/About phone/Software information and keep taping on Build number until you see Developer mode has been turned on. After that go to Settings/Developer Options and check both, USB Debugging and OEM unlock.

Using Flashify app:

  1. Download TWRP 3.0.2.0 recovery.img file.
  2. Place recovery file in to device internal storage (not microSD card).
  3. Download and install Flashify app.
  4. Open Flashify and tap on Recovery image, then Choose a file.
  5. Locate TWRP 3.0.2.0 recovery.img file which was downloaded in step 1 and tap on it.
  6. Select Normal Android Way.
  7. After flashing is complete, tap on Reboot now.
  8. Device will reboot.

Now you have TWRP recovery installed on your LG G4.
To get in to recovery: Turn off the device, push and hold Power + Volume down buttons at the same time. When LG logo show up, keep holding Volume down button and repeatedly press Power button until TWRP logo appear on the screen.
Or you can use Quick Boot app to boot in to recovery without using buttons combination.

Using ADB driver commands:

  1. Download TWRP 3.0.2.0 recovery.img file to PC.
  2. Place recovery file on the desktop.
  3. Connect LG G4 to PC via USB cable and select MTP mode.
  4. Open a cmd window on your computer and type:
    adb devices

    You should get a message saying List of devices attached. This confirms that device is properly connected.

  5. Next reboot your LG in bootloader mode by typing this command:
    adb reboot bootloader


    adb devices

  6. Change the directory of your cmd to your Desktop by typing this command:
    cd Desktop
  7. Next, type the following command and hit enter:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-h815.img
  8. After recovery flashing is complete, type adb reboot recovery and hit enter to reboot LG into TWRP recovery. Type reboot to simply reboot LG G4.

To get into recovery: Turn off the device, push and hold Power + Volume down buttons at the same time. When LG logo show up, keep holding Volume down button and repeatedly press Power button until TWRP logo appear on the screen.

That’s it! Now you have TWRP recovery installed on your LG G4.

LG-G4-Root.jpg
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This root method works on any LG G4 phone running Marshmallow.

Warning: Rooting voids device’s warranty, users should proceed at their own risk.
This root will not erase internal storage on device, but for safety reasons it’s still strongly recommended to back up all data before getting started.

Prerequisites:
• The device should have at least 60% charge left on the battery.
• If you are using LG PC Suite program on PC it should be completely turned off to not disturb all the process.
• USB drivers must be installed on PC (if LG PC Suite software are in PC then drivers are already installed).
• USB Debugging and OEM unlock must be enabled on the device. To enable it go to Settings/About phone/Software information and keep taping on Build number until you see Developer mode has been turned on. After that go to Settings/Developer Options and check both, USB Debugging and OEM unlock.

Tutorial:

  1. Connect LG G4 to the PC via USB cable.
  2. Download LG Root.zip to PC and extract it.
  3. Go to LG Root folder and open cmd window: holding shift key, right click on empty space in folder and choose Open command window here. LG G4 Root1
  4. Let’s make sure our device is connected properly. On cmd window type adb.exe devices then press enter. We should get List of devices attached. LG G4 Root2
  5. Now we need to push SuperSU update into device by executing this command on cmd:
    adb.exe push busybox /data/local/tmp/ && adb.exe push lg_root.sh /data/local/tmp && adb.exe push UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp


    LG G4 Root3

  6. Disconnect LG from USB and turn it off.
  7. Keep holding Volume Up button and again plug in a USB cable connected to the PC.
  8. Update screen will show up. LG G4 Root4
  9. Using PC launch ports.bat file which was extracted in step 2. This will give the COM port in which LG device is connected. Look for the Diag port. In our example we have port COM4 LG G4 Root5
  10. Close ports window and in cmd type:
    Send_Command.exe \\.\COM4


    LG G4 Root6

  11. Run the root script by typing:
    sh /data/local/tmp/lg_root.sh dummy 1 /data/local/tmp/UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip /data/local/tmp/busybox


    LG G4 Root7

  12. Type fastboot reboot to reboot LG.

That’s it! Congratulations for successfully rooting LG G4!

LG-bootloader-unlock.jpg
6min03

Bootloader unlocking is quite easy on Nexus and Asus devices, while other Android phones like Sony, HTC and LG, including their tablets, are suffering from tightly locked bootloaders that requires a bit of tinkering to get access to.

LG’s official page let you know that the only currently supported phones is LG G4 (H815) and LG G5 (H850), both for the EU market. LG is planning to add more devices with unlockable bootloaders progressively. Whether that means new devices going forward or that you could see older phones and tablets joining the list (like the LG G3) remains a mystery.

Until then, we are giving away a tutorial of unlocking bootloader on LG devices mentioned above.

Warning: Unlocking bootloader voids devices warranty and erases all stored user data. Make sure you have a backup made into microSD card and proceed at your own risk.

Prerequisites:
• USB Debugging must be enabled. To enable USB Debugging go to Settings/About phone/Software info and tap on Build number 7 times. Go back and choose Developer options, then enable USB Debugging.
• Enable OEM unlock on your phone. To enable OEM unlock go to Settings/Developer options and check Enable OEM unlock.
ADB drivers must be installed on PC.

Tutorial:

  1. Go to official LG developer website and create an account or log into your existing one.
  2. Then click I Accept.
  3. Your name and email address will be displayed. Check your name and email address.
  4. Enter the first 15 digits of your phone’s IMEI number. You can view the IMEI number by entering *#06# in your dialer or selecting the Settings/About phone/Status/IMEI menu.
  5. Connect LG to PC via USB cable.
  6. On PC go to ADB and Fastboot drivers folder and open cmd window: holding shift key, right click on empty space in folder and choose Open command window here.
  7. On cmd window type fastboot devices then press enter.
  8. You should get a serial number approving that fastboot drivers are working properly. If not, try to connect cable to another PC USB port or reinstall the drivers. fastboot devices
  9. Next type adb reboot bootloader and hit enter. Phone will reboot into bootloader mode.
  10. Type fastboot oem device-id in cmd and hit enter.
  11. This fastboot command will return a character string. This is the Device ID which is needed to generate your unique unlock key.
    Example Device ID (PC User)$ fastboot oem device-id
    (bootloader)—————————————————————–
    (bootloader) Device-ID
    (bootloader) CD58B679A38D6B613ED518F37A05E013
    (bootloader) F93190BD558261DBBC5584E8EF8789B1
    (bootloader)—————————————————————–
  12. To generate your unlock key, you will need to paste together the 2 lines of output into one continuous string without “bootloader” or white spaces. In the example above, the Device ID would be: CD58B679A38D6B613ED518F37A05E013F93190BD558261DBBC5584E8EF8789B1
  13. Click Confirm and your bootloader unlock key will be sent to your email.
  14. Download bootloader unlock.bin key to PC and place it into ADB and Fastboot drivers folder.
  15. Again, in cmd type adb reboot bootloader and hit enter. Phone will reboot into bootloader mode.
  16. Now type fastboot flash unlock unlock.bin to unlock bootloader.
  17. You should get Bootloader Unlock key flash Success line. LG flash unlock unlock.bin
  18. Type fastboot reboot to reboot LG.

That’s it! You can check if the device is successfully unlocked by connecting LG to PC via USB cable and in cmd typing adb reboot bootloader, then entering fastboot getvar unlocked and verifying that the response is unlocked: yes.

LG-G3-Marshmallow-update-1024x576.jpg
6min00

Limitless v1.1 ROM is based on the latest Marshmallow 6.0 update. After flashing this ROM, your LG G3 not only get LG G5 UX, but also will be updated in to the new generation Android OS.
Read our review to know more about Limitless ROM.

Warning: This tutorial is only for LG G3 D855 & D855P models.
Update process will erase device internal storage, so it’s strongly recommended to backup your data to device microSD card or PC before starting this tutorial.

Prerequisites:
• LG G3 must be Rooted. This tutorial shows how to get Root.
• LG G3 must have TWRP recovery installed. Don’t have it? Follow this tutorial.

Tutorial:

  1. Download Limitless ROM v1.1 zip file to PC or straight to mobile device.
  2. Place file in to device microSD card storage.
  3. Now boot device in to recovery: Turn off the device, push and hold Power + Volume down buttons at the same time. When LG logo show up, keep holding Volume down button and repeatedly press Power button until TWRP logo appear on the screen.
  4. Make a current software backup, so you will have a recovery file in case if something goes wrong. Tap on Backup and select all the partitions including System, Data, Boot and Cache. Then swipe to make a backup. TWRP backup
  5. After backup is done, go back to main menu and select Wipe, then choose Advanced Wipe and check System, Data, Cache and Dalvik Cache partitions. TWRP wipe
  6. Swipe and wait for the wiping process to complete.
  7. Next, go back to main menu and choose Install, then locate Limitless v1.1 custom ROM zip file. 
  8. Tap on it and swipe to begin custom ROM installation process. TWRP install
  9. After process is complete, go back to main menu and tap on Reboot.
  10. The phone will reboot. First startup can take up to 15 minutes, so be patient.

If you have any concerns at startup, boot device back in to recovery menu and tap on Wipe, then choose Advanced Wipe, check Cache and Dalvik Cache partitions. Swipe to confirm. When wiping is done, go back to main menu. Reboot device and you should be fine.

Congratulations on successfully updating LG G3 to Limitless v1.1 custom ROM based on Marshmallow 6.0!

LG-G3-TWRP-recovery.jpg
5min29

There are two ways to install TWRP recovery on LG G3 device. The easiest one is using Flashify app, and the harder one requires minimal knowledge in using ADB driver commands. Even if you don’t know how to use them, just carefully follow our tutorial and you’ll make it.

Prerequisites:
• LG G3 must be Rooted. This tutorial shows how to get Root.
• In case of using second tutorial, ADB drivers must be installed.
USB Debugging must be enabled on the device. To enable it go to Settings/About phone and keep taping on Build number until you see Developer mode has been turned on. After that go to Settings/Developer Options then check USB Debugging.

Using Flashify app:

  1. Download TWRP 2.8.0.0 recovery.img depending on your LG G3 model.
  2. Place recovery file in to device internal storage (not microSD card).
  3. Download and install Flashify app.
  4. Open Flashify and tap on Recovery image, then Choose a file.
  5. Locate TWRP 2.8.0.0 recovery.img file which was downloaded in step 1 and tap on it.
  6. Select Normal Android Way.
  7. After flashing is complete, tap on Reboot now.
  8. Device will reboot.

Now you have TWRP recovery installed on your LG G3.
To get in to recovery: Turn off the device, push and hold Power + Volume down buttons at the same time. When LG logo show up, keep holding Volume down button and repeatedly press Power button until TWRP logo appear on the screen.
Or you can use Quick Boot app to boot in to recovery without using buttons combination.

Using ADB driver commands:

  1. Download TWRP 2.8.0.0 recovery.img depending on your LG G3 model.
  2. Place recovery file in to device internal storage (not microSD card).
  3. Connect LG G3 to PC via USB cable and select MTP mode.
  4. Open a command prompt window on your computer, and run these commands one at a time (you will get an “out of space” error on the zero part, ignore it).
adb shell
su
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
dd if =/sdcard/twrp-2.8.0.0_d855-signed.img

On the last line edit d855 or leave it depending on your phone’s model, make sure it matches the file you downloaded. Capitalization matters.

CMD window should look like this:
LG G3 TWRP recovery CMD
5. Type reboot recovery and hit enter to reboot your device in to TWRP recovery. Type reboot to simply reboot LG G3.

That’s it! Now you have TWRP installed on LG G3.

LG-G3-Root.jpg
3min00

This root method is universal and works on any LG G3 phone running KitKat or Lollipop.

Warning: Rooting voids device’s warranty. Users should proceed at their own risk. This root will not erase internal storage on device, but it’s still strongly recommended to back up all data before getting started.

Prerequisites:
• The device should have at least 60% charge left on the battery.
• If you are using LG PC Suite program on PC it should be completely turned off to not disturb all the process.
• USB drivers must be installed on PC (if LG PC Suite software are in PC then drivers are already installed).
• USB Debugging must be enabled on the device. To enable it go to Settings/About phone/Software information and keep taping on Build number until you see Developer mode has been turned on. After that go to Settings/Developer Options and check USB Debugging.

Tutorial:
1. Connect LG G3 to the PC via USB cable.
2. Download LG Root Script to PC and extract it.
3. Place the LG Root Script.bat file to LG drivers folder.
4. Run LG Root Script.bat file, sit back and relax.
5. LG will reboot couple times and you should see Done ! on script log.
6. Press enter to close the script and unplug LG from USB.

If your phone was not found by script or you are facing connection problems, try switching between MTP and PTP options on device.

Congratulations for successfully rooting LG G3!


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