LG’s latest beast with powers like never before, the LG G3 features a 5.5 inches True HD-IPS display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 Graphics unit, 13 MP high-res Camera with 3 GB RAM for better performance and smooth user-interface. The device was released during May 2014, proving itself to be a strong contender against all other high-end flagships including Sony Xperia Z3, Oppo Find 7, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8.
One of the top-rated and reliable Custom Recovery for Android, i.e TWRP Recovery, has been released for all the variants of the LG G3 by the famous Codefire team. All set and ready to be installed and hence we’re here to guide you through the process of installing TWRP Recovery and to Unlock LG G3 using Bump!. Now, you must be worrying about “bump!“? Bump! is another very reliable program to allow flash any boot images to your LG G3 with a locked bootloader. So, now if anything that has to be flashed to the G3 needs to be bump’d. Following from now on, most of the ROMs you download will be pre-bump’d to ease the process.
We greet the team Codefire for this impressive work and all the LG G3 users, for now, the flashing process will be made a hell lot easier.
Rooting and installing custom recovery/ROM may harm your device in unknown ways if followed incorrectly. Understand the risk and proceed thereafter. DroidViews or any of its community members shall not be responsible for any damage to your device. Do not try if your LG G3 is running Lollipop firmware.
Your LG G3 Running Lollipop? Try This:
Root Your LG G3 First (on KitKat)
- It will work on any LG G3 device which is Rooted. If you still haven’t rooted, follow this link.
- Any LG G3 variant is supported by Bump! This includes the following:
- International LG G3 D855
- Korean LG G3 F400
- AT&T LG G3 D850
- T-Mobile LG G3 D851 – Click here
- Canadian LG G3 D852
- Canada Wind, Videotron, Sasktel D852G
- Sprint LG G3 LS990
- Verizon LG G3 VS985
Get Everything Ready
There is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled before beginning the process.
- Install LG G3 USB Drivers: Download here
- Setup Android SDK or use minimal ADB and Fastboot tool: mfastboot-v2.zip
- Enable USB Debugging on LG G3: View Guide
- Backup your device completely. This includes Storage, SMS, Contacts, Calendars and everything else that is necessary
- Charge your G3 to at least 60% battery to avoid any uncertain shuts during the process
Download TWRP Image
All the Recovery flashable image files could be found here. Downloading and Installing the wrong file will break your device. Be careful!
Install TWRP Recovery and Unlock LG G3
- Download the recovery image corresponding to your device model number and copy the .img file to the internal storage of your LG G3.
- Connect your G3 to the PC via MTP mode and copy the downloaded image file to the root of Internal Storage.
- Open the platform-tools (if you have installed Android SDK) or mfastboot-v2 folder (if you have downloaded the minimal fastboot tool from above). Press Shift key on your computer’s keyboard and right-click with the mouse on an empty space inside the folder. Then select Open command window here from the menu that pops up..
- Enter the commands below to complete the installation process, issue the commands given below and press Enter key after each.
- Type the following commands in the cmd window:
- Make sure to grant SuperUser access on your device when requested:
- If everything is fine, you will see a screen like this:
- Okay, it’s time now to install TWRP image on your G3. Just type or copy/paste (to avoid mistake) the following commands one by one.
Note: Make sure to rename model number (e.g d855/d852/LS990/VS985) with the model number corresponding to your downloaded image file.
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
dd if=/sdcard/twrp-184.108.40.206_d855-signed.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery
- Your cmd window will look like this:
- Now turn off your G3 and disconnect the USB cable.
- Press Volume Down and Power keys together until you see the LG logo.
- Keep pressing the Volume Down key and release the Power button and press it back again.
- Keep holding to the buttons now, until you see Factory Reset screen.
- Press Volume Down button, followed by the Power key to confirm the process.
- Again, press Volume Down and Power buttons to confirm.
Finally, you will have your LG G3 bump’d and unlocked for any flashing. The process is pretty simple, but it may hassle the people those are new here. So, if you encounter an issue, just write below and we’ll solve it out for you. Wait until we get with some more stuff for the LG G3.