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How to install TWRP Recovery on T-Mobile LG G5 [Guide]

LG-G5-recovery [1]Those of you who now own the T-Mobile LG G5 smartphone can customize the operating systems with root apps and custom ROMs or kernels by first unlocking the bootloader and then installing a custom recovery followed by rooting the handset. The custom recovery we are installing in this tutorial is the TWRP Recovery from Team Win–an open source team who are now the developers of the world’s most popular custom recovery and you should install it on your smartphone if you want nothing but the best available.




  1. Turn off the LG G5 smartphone and take out the battery for at least five full seconds.
  2. Hold the Volume Up key down and then connect the LG G5 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable while still holding the Volume Up key down the entire time. When done the right way, your device reboots into the Download mode.
  3. Download the DLL file [3] and have it on the desktop of the computer.
  4. Download the LGUP tool [4] and save it to the desktop of the computer.
  5. Double-click on the LGUP file to launch the tool on your desktop.
  6. Download the TOT file [5] and save it to the desktop.
  7. Click on the Upgrade button available from the LGUP user interface.
  8. Select the TOT file from the desktop location to be extracted and installed on the smartphone.
  9. Click the Start button from the LGUP user interface and it begins to install the custom recovery on your LG G5 smartphone.
  10. Reboot the G5 handset once the flashing of the TOT file is complete.

In conclusion, that is how to install TWRP Recovery on T-Mobile LG G5 smartphones by using the handy LGUP tool and your TOT file. Now that you have unlocked the bootloader and installed a custom recovery it is time to check out everything you need to root the LG G5 T-Mobile smartphone [6].