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LGV20 VS995 (Verizon only) (AIO Post 3-25-2019)

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Kolyei

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My LG v20 is now rooted thanks to you guide. Firmware 13A is able to be rooted as well as 12A. Unfortunately, I get a "your device is corrupt and cannot boot" (wah for lg). Now my Verizon V20 can't stop vibrating. Will this kernel or thermal engine stop the vibrating or is this a "feature" of this dirtysanta root ONLY for Verizon models?
 

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This downgrades to Nougat, right?
How do we get back to Oreo?

Thanks!
Yes, you downgrade at the very beginning.
Once you get to the step where you have TWRP installed and have entered TWRP, you are pretty much set to do whatever you need. Typically, you would update TWRP to a VS995-specific newer version (get it from the unofficial TWRP thread — try version 3.2.3-4 first as some users had problems installing ROMs on newer versions) and then install whatever Oreo ROM you like (for stock-based ROMs: either rooted stock Oreo or Alpha Omega Oreo — just follow the installation instructions in their respective threads) from inside the updated TWRP.
 

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(UPDATE ON ROOT FILES) 3-25-2019
I have updated the root folder to root files (AIO).zip. this will have everything to root your phone, nothing dose not have to be move other then moving the folder to where you like it to be at. enjoy
IN CASE SOMETHING IS BROKEN HERE IS A BACKUP OF ALL FILES
I do not take credit of these files and have uploaded them to my g-Drive incase a link is broken,
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwHeBLVyhdWoMk5SOEtYd1YtY2s


I can't download any of the files in this link, google won't let the download start. Does anyone else have this problem? 12/28/2020
 

luluilu

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hello everyone, i'm a new guy here, there is something wrong when i root the phone, i run the runmefirst.bat, i can not get the command "
--------- beginning of system
--------- beginning of main", there is only "demon start successfully" then i run the step1.bat, but there is no log in the console, i can not see the log like "starting backup, backup complete, starting flash of Aboot, Finished. Please run step2 now". so, can anyone tell me what's wrong with my phone or my pc? thanx very much. btw: i'm from China, sorry for my poor English.
 

xxseva44

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hello everyone, i'm a new guy here, there is something wrong when i root the phone, i run the runmefirst.bat, i can not get the command "
--------- beginning of system
--------- beginning of main", there is only "demon start successfully" then i run the step1.bat, but there is no log in the console, i can not see the log like "starting backup, backup complete, starting flash of Aboot, Finished. Please run step2 now". so, can anyone tell me what's wrong with my phone or my pc? thanx very much. btw: i'm from China, sorry for my poor English.
It wont always show it, continue the guide
 

xxseva44

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@xxseva44

do you think I can use this guide (as someone recommended me) to root my us996, but replace twrp with it's us996 version?
You can use the us996 but you don't have a real us996 meaning dirty santa meaning static, use vs995 rom and recovery to avoid it. Also us996 and vs995 are identical, also yes that guide will work
 

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    Updates are pushed down under the method there is a new update as of 8-17-2018 so if you like please read, thanks
    if anyone needs hep with their V20 and ran into an issue with my video/Post feel free to message me here or my facebook page at www.facebook.com/laser452

    ------------------------------Alpha ROM------------------------------

    https://youtu.be/1U4XB8KGGZA

    So I found a cool ROM you all should try, i made a small review and all for fun the video is not a tutorial, for those who don't know how to install the ROM i did show at the end how to do it

    so as always thank the dev, the creators who made this ROM possable

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/v20/development/rom-vs995-alpha-rom-v1-1-t3709727

    ---------------------------DeBloat VS995---------------------------


    thermal MOD (phone less laggy)

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/v20/themes/mod-fix-cpu-throttling-charging-gaming-t3650705

    link2SD

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.buak.Link2SD&hl=en

    Es File Explorer

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&hl=en

    ---------------------------(Downgrade 15A to 13A)---------------------------
    16A and 17A will work for this method 18A is unknown



    Upper CUt plus LGUP tool
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g5/development/uppercut-lgup-loader-g5-variants-t3511295

    13A KDZ
    https://www.mylgphones.com/veirzon-...tock-kdz-firmware-available-for-download.html

    driver
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwHeBLVyhdWoUlg0d01ueWZfTzQ/view

    i had a common file from my v10, i do not know if this is important if so i upload the file


    ---------------------------(root method)---------------------------​

    I am back with a new Phone the LG V20, so lets get her rooted and ready to go with some awesome videos

    this post will have other methods added to it so i dont have more then one post everywhere

    (please note i am running on VS99512A downgraded from 13A. i do not know if this will work on 13A or 14B and have no plans to test this. please ask others, if i see it is possible to root 13A and 14B or later i would not mind to make videos. i make a downgrade from 13A to 12A for those who needs help, just install LGUP and uppercut and it should work fine from there

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g5/development/uppercut-lgup-loader-g5-variants-t3511295

    enjoy)

    method 1 (root method dirty Santa)

    remember i DO NOT TAKE CREDIT for these methods, i make videos to help others understand these methods, please thank the devs :)

    sites used in this video/post

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/v20/development/ls997vs995h910-dirtysanta-bootloader-t3519410

    http://highonandroid.com/android-root/how-to-root-lg-v20-attsprintverizonkorean/

    so as always i always make long ass videos so i will post the steps here if you are one of those who loves to read then watch a video

    Tip of the post XD
    having issues with power button not locking your screen, i have found a way to get it unstuck, hold vol. up and power a few times it should work then. your welcome :)

    (video)

    Subscrib to my channel for more :)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/lasertechcomputers


    1. you need the files
    - v20-root.zip
    https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=457095661767122821

    - TWRP
    https://build.nethunter.com/test-builds/twrp/lge/twrp-3.0.2-1-us996.img

    - Terminal Emulator
    use phone ------> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm&hl=en
    if you are lazy to sign into google -----> https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwHeBLVyhdWoTHZ0N1BKTFdHc00
    (note unknown sources must be checked)

    - Newest SuperSU(SuperSU v2.78 SR5 or greater is needed)
    -latest SU -----> https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/supersu
    -SU 2.78 ----> https://download.chainfire.eu/1014/SuperSU/SR5-SuperSU-v2.78-SR5-20161130091551.zip

    -fastboot
    http://download.highonandroid.com/file/Tools/fastboot.zip

    -usb driver fastboot
    http://download.highonandroid.com/file/Drivers/usb_driver.zip

    -LG V20 VS995 drivers (verizon)
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwHeBLVyhdWoUlg0d01ueWZfTzQ

    -the guy who helped -please thank the guy who sent me the link to make it easy :)-
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/v20/help/vs995-rooted-2-issues-t3617982/post72574087#post72574087

    -kernel MAIN POST (thank the dev for making it)
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/v20/development/kernel-restock-stock-based-kernel-v20-t3556263

    (UPDATE ON ROOT FILES) 3-25-2019
    I have updated the root folder to root files (AIO).zip. this will have everything to root your phone, nothing dose not have to be move other then moving the folder to where you like it to be at. enjoy
    IN CASE SOMETHING IS BROKEN HERE IS A BACKUP OF ALL FILES
    I do not take credit of these files and have uploaded them to my g-Drive incase a link is broken,
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwHeBLVyhdWoMk5SOEtYd1YtY2s

    2. since you have all files lets get to it
    A. first extract the fastboot zip,
    B. extract files in the v20-root zip to fastboot folder
    C. extract TWRP to fast boot folder
    D. install the v20 drivers
    E. copy SU and Kernel to root of SD card (DO NOT USE INTERNAL)
    F. install Terminal Emulator
    G. G for good luck if you hit that thanks button to the devs and who all helped

    3. once you have got everything set now go to settings/about phone/software/ hit build number

    till you see a message saying you are now a dev.

    4. back out to the main settings menu and you will see developer options

    5. check USB De Bugging

    6. plug in phone
    A. in the fastboot folder hold shift and right click anywhere that is blank
    B. click open command window here (you will need this)

    7. Run RUNME.BAT (DO NOT CLOSE THIS WINDOW) then click step 1.bat

    8. open Terminal Emulator. type in the info

    id (press enter)

    you get a message, look for untrusted_app (dirtysanta has an imamge on the post)

    type

    applypatch /system/bin/atd /storage/emulated/0/dirtysanta

    9. once done look at the RUNME CMD window, once you see run step 2.bat double click it

    10. your phone will boot into fast boot
    A. SKIP to 11. if you did not see the message waiting for device
    B. go to control panal/device maneger
    C. look for the yellow triangle (should say android or ADB i dont remember)
    D. right click on it and click Update driver software
    E. browse my computer for driver software
    F. Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
    G. Have disk
    H. browse ad go to where you have the usb driver
    I. click android_winusb then click open
    J. hit ok then click android ADB interface then hit next

    11. run step 3.bat. once phone reboot you need to hold the vol down till you are in fastboot again

    12. once back on fast boot enter each of these codes (do not try to copy all codes and paste them.
    please do one at a time

    fastboot flash boot bootbackup.img
    fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-1-us996.img
    fastboot flash boot bootbackup.img
    fastboot reboot

    13. after you type in fastboot reboot hold the vol down and power button down. once you see the LG logo, let go of the power button then hold it down again

    14. you are now in TWRP, press cancel then swipe to modify
    A. go to wipe
    B. tap format data
    C. type yes and hit enter
    D. hit the home key then go to install
    E. change storage to micro SD card and install SU
    F. go back to install and install the kernel (verizon restock)
    G. go to wipe. tap advanced wipe. check dlvik cache and then check cache. the swipe to wipe
    H. reboot system

    15. DO NOT TOUCH PHONE let it sit there till it loads into the welcome screen (takes about 5 or 10 min)

    there you now have root, enjoy

    ---------------------------(UPDATE SECTION)---------------------------

    ---------------------------(Update 8-17-2018)---------------------------​

    Sup everyone, sorry i was not on for months, i am back, there is a video in my YouTube channel explaining where i been. im sure you all missed me so here i am, i am back
    my channel is not going to be for only Cellphones, i am doing alot more then that but i will be here to help you out when you need it. thank you all for the support

    ---------------------------(update 8-14-2017)---------------------------​

    if anyone is wondering where is the debloat video, incase if you are not looking on my YT channel i have to pospone that video cause of major issues with this phone, i rather work on it and make sure it works for you guys then to get loads of HATE MAIL!!!! lol so i am sorry it is taking forever for a video to come out, i got someone helping me with some advice and working on it as we speak, plus this phone is kinda picky to what has been removed/frozen.

    once all the BS is done and overwith you all will see an update here and on my YT channel and facebook page

    i want to thank @bond32 for giving me advice and helping me with questions i have for this phone

    lets give a big thanks to @me2151 for the root method and all the help he gave us, if it was not for him, this phone would just be a POS and no fun to us all. me2151 has posted a post that he is moving on and i shoot the link, make sure you all thank him for the awesome hard work that was done and to others that was into the root

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/v20/how-to/fun-goodbye-v20-t3656059
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    Nice! I'm sure newcommers will appreciate this post a ton. Just a note, the exploit WILL work on 13a, but it WILL NOT work on 14b. If someone has the 14b firmware, they aren't screwed - simply use the KDZ restore to downgrade to either 13a or 12a. Note: when doing this, data WILL NOT be wiped - your phone will have a ton of force closes. I recommend in this case to try to get to the backup in settings and do a factory reset because the FC's will not let you get to terminal emulator to do the exploit. Factory reset to start fresh, then enable debugging, etc.
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    Nice! I'm sure newcommers will appreciate this post a ton. Just a note, the exploit WILL work on 13a, but it WILL NOT work on 14b. If someone has the 14b firmware, they aren't screwed - simply use the KDZ restore to downgrade to either 13a or 12a. Note: when doing this, data WILL NOT be wiped - your phone will have a ton of force closes. I recommend in this case to try to get to the backup in settings and do a factory reset because the FC's will not let you get to terminal emulator to do the exploit. Factory reset to start fresh, then enable debugging, etc.

    thank you for that info i was not sure of 13A but i ake sure to add it to my video. glad this helped people i love to make videos and help others out in need, i deal with the hard work trying to understand how a method works and once i get it going i show all steps that are missing (i know they wont add it cause as you see my video is long hehehe) but i dont mind doing it, gives me somthing to do and its somthing i love doing

    thank you for that info that is a big help there, i be making more videos and will be updating this post as a new video is uploaded, i will try to get one this week for debloating apps off the phone, i am still messing around with freeing apps cause here and there i seen a few screw ups and trying to study it before all is final on a video
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    @LASERWOLF452
    Sorry to bother you, but it does appear you are the sole supporter in this thread now. I read in one of your posts that you don't get notifications unless mentioned specifically. If you have the time, could you comment on these last few posts please? Thanks!

    you are not bothering me never think that, i love to help others the best that i can, whats up, and what post you wish me to comment on, sorry if i missed something
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    Thanks so much for the great tut! I've rooted a few phones in the past, but this was the most dicey one by far.

    I'm up and running with root, but have the "Your device is corrupted and cannot be trusted" boot warning.

    I flashed back to 12A and did a factory restore before I followed your guide, but I was on the newest firmware prior (I never had any intention of rooting this phone, but I need to do the headphone amp hack.)

    Is this anything I need to worry about, and is there anything I can do about it?

    Thank you very much again in advance.
    If you unlocked the bootloader with dirty santa then the corrupt screen is normal and there's nothing you can do to get rid of it.

    Sent from my LG-H910 using XDA Labs