All Android smartphones and tablet come with a stock recovery. It’s in here where you can do vital tasks such as performing a factory reset or flashing official firmware files. If you are planning to root your device and install a custom ROM, custom firmware or anything else that’s unofficial, you must first apply a custom recovery. It’s here that we change the boot process.
You must have the Verizon version of the LG G3. You can install the same touch recovery system on the other phone carrier networks, but they require a different guide. You can check what model number you have by navigating to Settings > About Device.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Installing the Team Win TWRP recovery is an unofficial operation. that means it voids the manufacturer’s warranty. You can gain the warranty once again by revoking the root access which takes away the custom recovery and return the smartphone back to stock recovery.
- We recommend taking a backup of the data. The data you should include in the backup includes call logs, SMS texts, pictures, movies, videos and the phone contacts. You can also backup anything else you think you need.
- Backup using the built-in tool for storing the data. Each device has it’s own unique way of backing up. otherwise, try out a third-party application from the Google Play store. There are some which make copies of numerous things you want all in one hit, or you can install a different app specifically for the task at hand.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu.
- Make sure you have enough battery power to avoid the phone shutting down before the flashing finishes.
HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON THE VERIZON LG G3
- Download the ADB and fastboot.
- Follow the instructions from the guide for setting it up on your computer if you don’t have it already. You can use the one you have already instead of installing it twice.
- Now download the TWRP recovery for Verizon G3 here.
- Connect the G3 to the computer using the USB cable.
- Transfer the file (zipped) to the internal SD storage card.
- Navigate to the ADB folder on the computer.
- Open the command line by holding the Shift key and right-clicking the mouse on the empty white space in the folder.
- Choose to open the command prompt from the menu that presents itself on the screen.
- Type “adb devices” from the command line to check that it’s plugged in and working.
- If it isn’t you can try installing updated USB drivers.
- Type: “adb shell”, “su”, “dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery” and press Enter.
- Type “dd if=/sdcard/twrp-188.8.131.52_d850-signed.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery” and press Enter.
You now have the custom recovery image working on your device. The next thing you want to do is learn how to enter the recovery mode from your LG G3.