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 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 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 mp26010v MetroPCS Stock ROM Firmware.zip (extract the zip file to get kdz)

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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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LG K20 Plus USB / ADB Drivers Windows 10 for MP260 & TP260

In this post, we’re going to install the 3 most significant drivers for LG K20 Plus.

When you connect your K20 Plus to PC, different drivers are needed for different modes. The very basic and most useful is MTP (File Transfer) mode, driver. It facilitates file transfer between your phone and the computer.

The second one is the ADB driver. This driver gets installed when USB debugging is enabled. This helps in connecting the phone in ADB/Fastboot mode and is needed to unlock the K20 plus bootloader.

The 3rd one is the USB Modem/Serial Port driver. It needs to be installed while in Download Mode to update/unbrick K20 Plus with a stock firmware.

So, Let’s start by downloading and installing LG K20 plus driver for Windows and MAC.

LG K20 Plus Drivers for Windows 10 & MAC

Download the latest LG USB Driver (v4.2) for Windows 10 and below. You can download it from the below link –

 

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For MAC download the following driver –

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Now that we’ve downloaded the setup file. Let’s install it by clicking on the LGMobileDriver.exe file as shown above.

 

Click “NEXT” on the InstallShield wizard to initiate the process.

Wait for the driver installation to complete.

LG Mobile Driver for K20 Plus has installed successfully.

Now that we’ve installed the driver when we’ll connect our K20 Plus to PC in different modes, different drivers will get installed as explained below.

LG K20 Plus  MTP /File Transfer Driver Installation

Connect you K20 Plus to the computer via USB data cable and select “File Transfer” Mode.

LGMP260 MTP Driver Installation

The driver installation should initiate on its own.

You can notice the model number of K20 Plus i.e LGMP260 in the screenshot above.

 

LG K20 Plus MTP Driver Installation

In device manager, it’s in “Other devices” category as the installation is not yet done.

Wait for the installation to complete.

LG K20 Plus USB Driver

The MTP driver has installed and is visible in Device Manager under “Portable Devices”

The name has changed from LGMP260 to LG K20 Plus.

LG K20 Plus File Transfer Driver

LG K20 Plus is now available as Portable Media Player and is ready for file transfer.

LG K20 Plus File Transfer MTP

You can see both, Internal storage and SD card are available for file transfer.

 

LG K20 Plus ADB / Fastboot Driver Installation

To install LG K20 Plus ADB Drivers, first, we need to enable USB Debugging, before connecting the phone to the computer.

Go to Settings < General < Developer Options and turn on “USB Debugging”.

Now connect the phone to PC via USB Data Cable in “Charging” mode or “File Transfer” mode.

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