LG K20 Plus Oreo ROM 8.0 Update – MetroPCS & T-Mobile

There are 3 variants of LG K20 for 3 different carriers. Among the 3 only AT&T variant has got an official Oreo Update as of now. K20 Plus (MetroPCS / T-Mobile) & K20 V (Verizon) are still on Nougat.

As K20 Plus is rootable we can get a feel of Oreo with Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM which is based on Android Oreo 8.1.0. Even though it’s not a stable ROM for daily usage you can give it a try.

Follow the below step by step tutorial with screenshots to get Android Oreo on your K20 Plus –

 

LG K20 Plus Lineage OS 15.1 Android Oreo 8.1.0 Installation Guide

NOTE: Backup your internal storage before moving further as we’re going to wipe it.

The whole process can be divided into 6 Steps for ease of understanding –

Step 1: Unlocking the LG K20 Plus Bootloader

Follow this post to unlock LG K20 Plus Bootloader. After unlocking the bootloader proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Downloading & Installing the necessary files required for flashing Lineage OS custom ROM

1. LG K20 Plus USB Driver to be installed on the computer

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2. Minimal ADB & Fastboot to be installed on the computer

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3. LG K20 Plus 64-bit TWRP Custom recovery image file  (.img)

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4. No-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip file

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5. LG K20 Plus Lineage OS 15.1 custom ROM zip file

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6. Google Apps Package Installer zip file

Visit opengapps.org and install download Google apps package by choosing “Platform” as “ARM64”, Android as “8.1” &
“Variant” as per your requirement. I’ve downloaded the micro package.

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Step 3: Connecting LG K20 Plus to PC in ADB mode

Before moving further, install LG Mobile Driver and Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your computer.

Once you’ve successfully installed Minimal ADB & Fastboot, we’ve to copy the TWRP recovery image file to minimal ADB and fastboot folder as per the screenshots below

Copy the downloaded recovery image file as shown above

I’ve installed Minimal ADB & Fastboot in C: Drive on my computer. So I’ve to browse for the folder where it’s installed.

Open the “Program Files (x86)” folder as shown above.

Look for Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder and double-click to open it.

Paste the copied file over here with a right-click or Ctrl V

Give administrator permission to paste the file by clicking on “Continue” as shown above.

We’ve pasted the “recovery” file in Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.

Now we’re ready to flash TWRP using Minimal ADB and Fastboot

Before connecting your phone to PC, enable “USB Debugging” in “Developer Options”

To learn how to enable Developer options please visit this post – LG K20 Plus how to Enable Developer Options 

To Enable USB Debugging Go to “Settings” < “General” tab < “Developer Options” and click on it open.

Look for “USB Debugging” in “Developer Options” and enable it.

 

 

Now connect your K20 Plus to PC via Micro USB data cable

Wait for the LG ADB driver to install.

Once the driver installation is finished, you’ll be prompted to “Allow USB Debugging” from the connected computer.

Tap “OK” to allow USB Debugging.

If you don’t get this pop-up now you may get it later while writing command in minimal ADB and fastboot. So, keep a watch on your phone screen.

 

Step 4: Flashing Custom Recovery using Minimal ADB & Fastboot Tool

Now run “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” tool on your computer

In the command prompt window type ADB devices and hit enter on your computer keyboard

It should show your connected phone under the “List of devices attached”.

You can see my phone model LGMP260 is shown as the connected device.

Now type ADB reboot bootloader and hit enter to boot your phone into fastboot mode

You K20 Plus must be now in fastboot mode

Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and hit enter to flash the copied TWRP recovery file

After flashing the recovery file, turn off the phone by removing the battery. Reinsert the battery but keep the phone off.

We’ve to boot into TWRP custom recovery using volume down and power button.

Step 5: Booting into TWRP and flashing Lineage OS Custom ROM

To boot into custom recovery –

While you LG K20 Plus is off,

Press the Volume Down & Power Key. As soon as the phone vibrates, release the power key and hold it again until you’re

at the “Factory data reset” screen.

In the whole process don’t release the volume down key.

This is the stock LG K20 Plus recovery mode. In this mode touchscreen doesn’t work we’ve to move up down using the volume keys and select with power key.

Press the volume down button to move from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” and confirm your selection with Power Key

Again Move down to “Yes” using Volume Down and confirm with Power Button.

This will take us to the TWRP screen.

We’ve in TWRP and it’s asking for a password to decrypt data.

Tap “Cancel” and swipe the slider towards the right to keep system partition read-only.

To make the system partition writable we’ve to flash no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip file

Before flashing the zip files we’ve to format data stored on the internal storage.

If you’ve not copied your internal storage data do it now by connecting your phone to PC.

Tap “Wipe” and select “Format Data” to wipe the internal storage

Type yes and select the “tick” mark to initiate the process.

After the process is complete, go back to the TWRP home screen.

At this point, we’re going to transfer the flashable zip files from our PC to the computer.

Connect your K20 Plus to computer and copy the downloaded zip files i.e Lineage OS 15.1.zip, no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip & Open_gapps_arm64.zip

Once the files are copied to the Phone.

Hit, “Install” and open the “sdcard” folder. This is the internal storage folder. A micro SD card external storage folder is named “sdcard1”

The first file to install is “no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip”. Tap on it to install

 

Move the slider towards the right to start the installation process

Now go back and install “lineage-15.1-20190625-UNOFFICIAL-lv517.zip” file in the same manner.

Move the slider towards the right to initiate the custom ROM installation.

After the installation is done, go back and flash the last zip file i.e “open_gapps-arm64-8.1-micro-20191029.zip”

After the installation is done, tap “Wipe cache/Dalvik”.

Swipe the slider to wipe cache.

Now tap “Reboot” to boot you phone into Lineage OS

Select “Do not Install” to move further.

We’re on the Welcome screen of the Lineage OS setup wizard.

Step 6: Booting into Lineage OS Android Oreo 8.1.0

 

Select the on-screen prompts to move further.

Tap “NEXT” to proceed further as shown above.

Move further without setting the screen lock. We can change it later.

We’re on the home screen of the Lineage OS.

There are 2 Launchers to choose from, Pixel & Trebuchet Launcher. I’ve chosen the Trebuchet launcher.

Let’s go to Settings and check out the Firmware version.

The model is shown as TP260 with Android Version 8.1.0

We’ve successfully flash Android Oreo on our LG K20 Plus.

 

For any query, please leave a comment below

 

Fortnite for LG K20 Plus Download / Is Fortnite compatible with LG K20 ?

The minimum recommended system requirements for Fortnite Mobile are 2GB RAM, Android Oreo, and OpenGL 3.x 3D graphics support.

In this post, we’re going to test out the official version as well as the modded apk of Fortnite game on LG K20 Plus. So, Let’s check out whether Fornite is compatible with LG K20 or not

First Lets’ install the Fortnite apk from the official web page as follows –

 

Can you Play Fortnite on LG K20 Plus ?

Before installation, we need to enable installation from “Unknown Sources”.

To do this, Go to Settings < Fingerprint & security < Unknown sources and tap on it to enable it

 

Now I’m using Google Chrome browser to download fortnite from the official website.

We’ve to download the Fortnite installer

I’ve downloaded the “EpicGamesApp.apk” file as shown above

Now Let’s install the apk file

I’m launching the Fortnite installer app

The installer says “DEVICE NOT SUPPORTED”.

The recommended system requirements for Fortnite are Android 8.0 or higher with 64-bit architecture

So, let’s try to install the modded Fortnite apk which requires 64-bit Android OS.

 

 

LG K20 Plus Fortnite Modded APK Installation

I’ve flashed Lineage OS 15 custom ROM on LG K20 Plus which is 64-bit ROM running on Android Oreo 8.1.0

Let’s download and install the modded Fortnite apk file as shown above

 

 

After the installation is done, tap “OPEN” to run the installer app

The installer is  loading

Bad News!  The 3D graphics requirement are not met.

Fortnite requires at least OpenGL ES 3.1 3D graphics support but K20 Plus has OpenGL ES 2.0 so it cannot run Fornite.

Moreover, it throws an error that the  Texture Format is also Unsupported as shown above.

 

So, don’t waste your time installing Fortnite on K20 Plus. It doesn’t have the necessary hardware to run Fornite.

 

For any feedback or suggestion please leave a comment below.

 

 

LG K20 Plus MP260 Stock ROM KDZ Download & Firmware Update Tutorial

In this tutorial, we are going to restore a bricked LG K20 Plus MetroPCS back to the working state. In this troubleshooting, we’ve to flash the K20 Plus stock firmware (kdz) using LGUP flashing tool.

You can also use this tutorial to unroot your phone back to the factory state for warranty reasons or just to update your K20 plus android firmware to mp26010v.

The files needed to flash the stock firmware with their respective download links are –

1. LG K20 Plus USB Driver (Serial Port Driver installation for flashing)

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2. LGUP Store Version 1.14 ( The official LG flashing tool)

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3. Uppercut (serves as K20 Plus DLL file)

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4. LG K20 Plus MP26011k MetroPCS Stock ROM Firmware

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Now that you’ve downloaded the necessary files, let’s proceed with the tutorial –

How to Unbrick / Flash LG K20 Plus

Step 1: Installing the necessary programs on our computer

First of all, we’re going to install all the necessary programs on our computer

LG K20 Plus Download Mode Driver

 

Lets’ start with LGMobileDriver v4.2 installation

Double click on the setup file to start the installation. You need to install LG USB driver only if it’s not already installed on your computer.

 

 

LG K20 Plus Driver

Finish the driver installation by following the InstallShield wizard for LG Mobile Driver.

LG K20 Plus LGUP

Now install the LGUP flashing tool by clicking on the setup file.

LG K20 Plus LGUP Installation

Complete the LGUP installation but don’t run the program yet.

Step 2: Connecting K20 Plus to PC in Download Mode & installing the necessary drivers

 

The next step is to boot our K20 Plus in Download Mode

To enter Download Mode –

Turn off the phone

Connect one end of the USB data cable to your K20 Plus

Press the Volume UP key as shown above

Keep the Volume UP button pressed & connect the other end of the USB cable to your PC.

If done correctly, the phone will boot into download mode.

LG K20 Plus Download Mode Firmware Update

“Download Mode” will flash for few seconds then it’ll change to “Firmware Update” as shown above.

Now, wait for the LG K20 Plus USB Modem & Serial Port driver to install.

We’re expecting LGE AndroidNet USB Modem & LGE AndroidNet Serial Port drivers to install successfully.

Step 3: Loading LGUP with the help of Uppercut & Flashing the Stock Firmware

LG K20 Plus Uppercut

After the successful driver installation, we would launch LGUP flashing software with the help of Uppercut.

If you would directly run LGUP, it won’t detect the connected phone.

Uppercut aids in the detection of the connected phone in download mode.

Thanks to autoprime, there’s no need to search for the K20 Plus DLL file anymore.

LG K20 Plus Uppercut DLL

Open the Uppercut folder, and run the program by clicking on the exe file.

 

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