TWRP Download for LG G7 and Rooting Guide

  

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    TWRP for LG G7 (judy) is now available from an unofficial build and this post guides you how to install TWRP for LG G7 and ROOT LG G7 (using TWRP recovery).

    This TWRP is ONLY for LG G7 EUROPEAN BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED devices. Take a NOTE of this before you proceed.

    The TWRP download for LG G7 is brought to you by developer(s) J0SH1X

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL UNOFFICIAL TWRP FOR LG G7 WHICH IS NOT YET PERSISENT. FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    INSTALLING THE TWRP FOR LG G7 NEEDS AN UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ON LG G7 AND NEED TO RE-FLASH BOOT IMAGE FILE TO BOOT THE PHONE AGAIN.
    DURING THE BOOTLOADER UNLOCK PROCESS ALL THE PHONE DATA WILL BE ERASED.

     

    ROOTING LG G7 MAY BRICK THE PHONE.
    MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ROOTING BEFORE YOU PROCEED FURTHER.

    Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.

    You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

     

    TWRP Download for LG G7 and Rooting Guide
     

    INFORMATION OF THIS TWRP FOR Galaxy C7 Pro:

    – TWRP version: 3.2.1
    – Supported Android Version: Android 8.1 Oreo
    – Custom ROM supported: built against OmniROM sources (mostly AOSP ROMs are supported)

    DOWNLOAD LINK OF TWRP FOR LG G7, OTHER DOWNLOADS AND REQUIRED GUIDES:

     

    STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO INSTALL TWRP FOR LG G7:

     

    1. Connect the LG G7 to the PC using the USB cable and install required USB driver
    2. Install ADB and fastboot utility on Windows PC or Linux or MAC as per the PC you have
    3. Reboot the LG G7 into fastboot mode and unlock bootloader
    4. Then, on your PC, go to the directory where you have downloaded the TWRP for LG G7 and then open the command console or terminal on this directory on your PC.

      – To open a command window on Windows OS in the current directory, press shift + Right Click anywhere on Windows explorer, or some folder. Then on the menu opened, just press the “w” key on the keyboard or select “Open command window here” to open a command window.

    5. Now connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable, if not connected yet.
    6. Enter the following command on the opened command window:
      adb reboot bootloader

      to put your phone into bootloader mode where you can flash/install TWRP for LG G7.

      If your phone asks for permission; such as “Allow USB debugging” then just tap on OK to proceed.

    7. Now when your phone is on the bootloader mode just execute the following command on the console:
      fastboot flash boot_a TWRP.img
      fastboot flash boot_b TWRP.img
      
    8. Wait for the fastboot command to install the TWRP for LG G7.
      Once it is done, do the stuffs you want to do with the TWRP.
    9. WAIT: IT’S NOT DONE YET.

      After flashing the TWRP, the phone does will not boot, so you need to flash the boot.img file again.
      To flash the boot.img follow the below guide.

    10. Download the boot.img from the above downloads section
    11. Reboot into booatloader or fastboot mode and execute the following command to flash the boot.img file:
      fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
      fastboot flash boot_b boot.img
      

    That’s all. You should have the TWRP installed on your LG G7. You may now want to ROOT LG G7 or may want to install some custom ROM or want to explore what else can you do with this TWRP? Head over to the following section to know more.

    What to do after you install TWRP for LG G7:

    • You can enable LG G7 ROOT access
    • You can install one of the custom ROMs available for LG G7
    • You can install some of the mods available for LG G7

    Well, this isn’t it. You can install customized themes, sound mods, Xposed modules etc. after installing the TWRP for LG G7.
    TWRP recovery is the gateway to many goodies for your phone.

    Now, if you want to ROOT LG G7 then below is a step-by-step by guide for the same.

    REQUIRED DOWNLOADS OR LINKS FOR ROOTING LG G7:

    • Make sure you have already unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP for LG G7
       

      – Well, this is a very important aspect of how to ROOT LG G7. The SuperSU zip file is developed in a way to be installed via a TWRP recovery or other custom recovery. Stock recovery may not be able install this SuperSU or Magisk ROOT on LG G7.

    • Download the latest SuprSU ROOT for LG G7 or one of the following:

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    • The LG G7 rooting will not work just by installing the SuperSU APK file on your Android phone.
    • SuperSU APK Free or Pro version is just a SuperSU ROOT management application.
    • The SuperSU APK Free or Pro app will ONLY work if you have already ROOTED your Android Phone.

     

    Step-by-Step guide on how to ROOT LG G7 using SuperSU or Magisk zip file:

     

    LG G7 ROOTING with a patched boot.img

    1. Download the ROOT patched boot.img for LG G7 from the above downloads section of LG G7 Rooting guide
    2. Install ADB and fastboot utility on Windows PC or Linux or MAC as per the PC you have
    3. Reboot the LG G7 to fastboot mode and unlock bootloader
    4. Now when the LG G7 is on the bootloader mode, just execute the following command on the console:
      fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
      fastboot flash boot_b boot.img
      

      While executing this command make sure to replace the twrp-3.2.x.x-xxx.img with the actual filename of the TWRP for LG G7

    5. Reboot the LG G7 and install Magisk Manager APK from play store.
    6. Profit! Enjoy Rooting on LG G7.

    LG G7 ROOTING with LG G7 TWRP recovery

    1. Download and copy the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT file to LG G7. (I hope you have already downloaded the SuperSU zip file from the above downloads section)
    2. Now restart the LG G7 to boot into TWRP recovery.

      If the TWRP is not persistent you may have to flash the TWRP image again and then copy the file from TWRP MTP mode or ADB sideload.

    3. Then, Select the Install from TWRP home screen, then select the SuperSU ROOT zip file from the file browser.
    4. Flash or install the SuperSU or Magisk zip file for LG G7, by Sliding the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen.

      Here is a screenshot how to flash the SuperSU ROOT for LG G7 via TWRP:
       
      Flash SuperSU ROOT for LG G7 via TWRP

    5. Wait for TWRP to flash the SuperSU or the Magisk. Once the flashing is done just reboot your device.
    6. Profit!!! You should now have a LG G7 ROOT enabled phone.

    How to check if ROOT is enabled on LG G7 or NOT?

    Install the ROOT checker app from the Play Store and verify if your phone is ROOTED or not.

    If you face any problems on this guide to install TWRP for LG G7 or to following the LG G7 rooting guide then, you can login and reply here. Either me or some other user on this forum will reply back to your query as soon as possible.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the LG G7 (judy) forum For other Android Custom ROMs, Lineage OS ROMs, and all other device specific topics.

     

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