- This should go without saying, but you MUST have your bootloader unlocked (check OEM UNLOCK in developer options AND fastboot oem unlock).
If you don't, you WILL brick your phone.
If you don't know how to FULLY unlock your bootloader -- search. This thread is not here to educate you on unlocking your bootloader.
If your bootloader isn't unlocked, you will get a RED warning that your phone has been modified, and will refuse to boot.
If your bootloader IS unlocked, your will have a YELLOW warning even if you haven't modified your phone yet, and your phone will still boot. This is normal!
- If you use this on any model V20 besides the H918, you will be stuck in a bootloop, and you will not be able to fix it since you will have wiped out download mode!
There is NO fixing this!
- You must be on version H91810p or H91810q
- This is now completely safe. It will either work or it won't, but it can NOT brick your phone if you meet the requirements listed above, and you follow the procedure exactly.
If it DOES brick your phone, I am not responsible.
- If you deviate from this procedure, and think: "I can just skip a step, or I can do this on my own Linux install". Don't complain if you brick your phone.
- This ONLY replaces download mode with TWRP. If you want to root, you can search for how to root. If you don't know how to use TWRP -- search.
- If you aren't on 10p or 10q, grab the H918 10p KDZ: here.
This is NOT a guide for flashing KDZs -- there are plenty of those out there -- search.
- You need to grab FWUL (version 2.7 or later) and burn it to a USB stick: link
Even if you have Linux, and you think you can install the dependencies, don't. I know this works from FWUL.
If you choose to press on in expert mode (using FWUL in a VM, using your own Linux install, using WSL, etc), don't get upset if I don't answer your questions.
- For Windows you will need Rufus to burn FWUL onto a USB stick.
If you have questions about FWUL, please ask in the FWUL thread.
Again, this will ONLY install TWRP onto download mode. What you do with TWRP when it is done is up to you. Flash Magisk or SuperSU. Flash a ROM, or just make a backup of your phone. It is up to you.
I would suggest flashing TWRP onto recovery as well, otherwise you will need to use the vol up + USB cable method to get to TWRP. There is no key combination to get to download mode.
- Boot from your FWUL USB stick.
- Put your phone into download mode. With the phone powered off, hold vol up and plug in the USB cable. You do not need to touch the power button -- the phone will power on and enter download mode.
- Once booted, login. The password is: linux
- Double click the LG folder that is on the desktop
- Double click on LG LAF (runningnak3d) icon and you will be at a terminal prompt.
The following are the commands that you enter into that terminal. You can copy / paste them if you like.
git pull git checkout h918-miscwrte ./step1.sh
It must be said again, flash TWRP onto recovery so you can easily get to TWRP.
If you would like to restore download mode onto your laf partition AFTER you have installed TWRP onto recovery:
- Boot to TWRP that is on recovery
- Flash this zip: laf_restore.zip
TWRP has the ability to backup your phone, so I am not sure why someone would want this (maybe you are more comfortable with it?).
Also, flashing back to 100% unrooted stock can be accomplished by flashing a zip in TWRP, you don't NEED to flash a KDZ, but again, maybe you are more comfortable doing it that way.
The bottom line is TWRP on both laf and recovery is FAR FAR more useful than flashing laf back. You can test new versions of TWRP while keeping your old known working version (for example).
If you are having problems flashing a ROM, ask in the appropriate ROM thread.
If you are having problems with Magisk, ask in the Magisk thread.
If you are having problems with SuperSU, Lineage, or even TWRP itself, ask in the appropriate thread.
This thread is ONLY for problems if TWRP doesn't boot when you are done.
- Lekensteyn -- His base work on the G2 / G3 gave me a GREAT headstart!
- @steadfasterX - He added some real nice features, great guy to bounce ideas off, and just testing crazy ideas because he wasn't afraid to brick his phone Also, for FWUL
- tuxuser - Helping with my lacking in Python
- @smitel - His original reverse engineering of LG UP. Great inspiration!
- @me2151 - His original DirtySanta exploit. Without it, the V20 would probably still not be rooted.
lafsploit, Tool/Utility for the LG V20
Source Code: https://gitlab.com/runningnak3d/lglaf
Current Stable Version: 1.1
Stable Release Date: 2018-07-15
Last Updated 2018-07-16