How to Unbrick LG V20 and Restore to Stock

How to Unbrick LG V20 and Restore to Stock

LG V20 the most underrated smartphone of 2016 is a device on which the devs love to work for. There are lots of mods, kernels, boot images, recoveries and ROMs that one can try on this device. However, the more the flashing and rooting stuff are involved, the more are the chances of the device getting bricked. So if your V20 is bricked then don’t worry we have got you covered.

Now, there are other posts and a few different methods to do this. Here I will mention the KDZ method which is the easiest and most reliable method. The information was just very scattered so we decided to step up and compile the information all at one place for you guys. So without any delay let’s get started.

KDZ Firmware are Available for LG

  • H990
  • H990DS
  • H990T
  • H910PR
  • H990TR
  • US996
  • VS995
  • H918TN
  • H915
  • H990N
  • F800S
  • F800K

Navigate to Settings» About Phone. The model number of the device will be mentioned there.


Steps to Unbrick LG V20 and Restore it to Stock

  1. Power off the device (To do so hold Power and click on Power off).
  2. Plug the USB end of the cable to your PC.
  3. Then, press and hold Volume Up.
  4. Next plug in the USB-C end of the cable to your V20 (The device will enter download mode. Now, you can release the Volume Up button).
  5. Now run the LGUP program (It will recognize the connected V20).
  6. On the file path click on the three dots and select the KDZ firmware for your device’s particular model.
  7. Next, select the UPGRADE option.
  8. Finally, click on Start and wait for the process to complete.

That’s it! The steps mentioned above are all that will be required to unbrick or revert the device to stock. However, if you have any queries or issues related to this post then do let me know in the comments section below. I will be happy to help.

  • It may wipe your phone’ data.

  • Marco Antonio Maza Hernández

    This erase the files in the phone? My phone is stuck in the boot logo

  • Momo90

    it didnt work, however the hard reset method fixed it

  • It means that FRP (Factory Reset Protection) has ben enabled on your device. See this:

    It may help.

  • john weir

    No I bought it off Craigslist and it’s locked up iv tried hard resetting but it ask for Google account info and the person I got it from won’t return my messages

  • So, is your V20 is stuck on the boot logo?

  • john weir

    I can’t get into the phone to enable it. Is there any way to bypass it?

  • Have you enabled USB debugging on the phone?

  • Flash the firmware again.

  • Momo90

    It wouldn’t recognize my phone, so I had to use Uppercut to get it to work. After restoring the phone it goes through the boot screen and a dead android flashes every 10 seconds 🙁 HELP!

  • john weir

    i plugged my lg v20 and the lg up wont recognize it its a us996 what can I do to fix it?