Install TWRP recovery on LG G3 running Lollipop or Marshmallow

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.

9 comments

  • Visitor

    July 31, 2019 at 7:14 am

    Unable to boot into Recovery , red+blue led flash …
    is there a uuid mismatch into the bootloader ? need i to flash a new boot.img too ?

    Reply

    • Admin

      September 6, 2019 at 5:39 am

      What kind of error you get during recovery flash?

      Reply

  • Krasen

    June 22, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    There seems to be error in the instructions because it’s written only
    dd if=/sdcard/twrp-2.8.0.0_d855-signed.img
    without of
    I did try with of, like the image below, but still I have error:
    booot certification verification

    Reply

    • Admin

      June 28, 2019 at 7:59 am

      Hello Krasen,

      Instruction works fine. You should use “of” as given, but seems verification error occurs. Can you give us more details about it?

      Reply

  • Dmitri

    July 13, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Useless instructions.

    First, if I understand correctly flashify was supposed to modify same file as adb command. It failes miserably at that, as shows WRONG path. Second of all

    Tried manual settings, recovery still fails.

    Asks to reset device, which I do and NOTHING happens. I wonder if its my phone.

    Reply

    • Admin

      July 16, 2018 at 6:58 am

      Hello Dmitri,

      In which current step you get “wrong path” notification?
      We successfully installed TWRP on three LG G3 devices.

      Reply

  • Rohit Yadav

    March 29, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    su: not found // error message
    hot to solve this error

    Reply

    • Admin

      April 5, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Hello Rohit,

      Which current step you got stuck on?

      Reply

    • anon

      November 23, 2018 at 7:05 am

      You need to have your phone “rooted”.

      Reply

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