Root LG K20 Plus MP260 / LGMP260 Metro PCS & T Mobile TP260 – Magisk

Over the yesteryears, SuperUser was the most popular root manager. It is still awesome but limited in functionality.

Nowadays, Magisk is getting more popular.  Thanks to topjohnwu@xda who made this awesome systemless root application with great features. Being systemless, you can hide root from an app using Magisk Hide feature.

To root LG K20 Plus with Magisk follow the below step by step tutorial

How to Root LG K20 Plus MetroPCS & T Mobile with Magisk

Before rooting you have to –

 

Step 1: Unlock the LG K20 Plus Bootloader

Step 2: Install Custom Recovery (TWRP) on your K20 Plus

Now that you’ve installed TWRP, follow the steps below to get your device rooted –

 

Step 3: Download and transfer Magisk.zip file to Phone’s Internal Storage or SD Card

 

Before booting our phone into TWRP, we’ve to copy the magisk.zip file to phone’s internal storage or SD Card.

Connect your K20 plus to PC via USB Data Cable in file transfer mode as shown above.

Download the latest version of Magisk from here –

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Right-Click on the downloaded Magisk v16.0.zip file and hover to “Send to”, then select “LG K20 PLUS” to transfer the file.

By default, the zip file will get copied to the internal storage. Now we’ve to boot into TWRP to flash this file.

Step 4: Flash Magisk v16.0.zip file in TWRP

 

To boot your K20 Plus into recovery mode –

Turn OFF the phone.

Press the Volume Up + Power Button. As soon as the LG logo appears on screen, temporarily release the power button and hold it again.

Keep holding the Power and Volume UP keys until you’re on the “Factory Data Reset” screen as shown above. This is the recovery mode.

In recovery mode, touch doesn’t work, we’ve to move up and down with volume keys and confirm our selection with the power button.

Press the volume down key once to move from “No(Exit)” to “Yes” and confirm with Power button

Again Press the volume down key to “Yes” and hit the power button to confirm your action.

At this stage, if TWRP is not pre-installed instead of booting into TWRP, the factory data reset process will initiate and erase your phone. So make sure you’ve already installed TWRP on your K20 Plus.

 

Press the power key to bypass Bootloader warning screen.

Now we’re in TWRP

Click on Install, this will take us to Internal Storage folder i.e “sdcard”

If you’ve copied the Magisk v16.0.zip to internal storage, scroll down and click on the zip file to install.

If you’ve copied the zip file to SD card, we’ve to first mount MicroSD, as shown above.

Tap on Mount and “check” MicroSD to mount external storage.

Now click on Install. We’re in the sdcard folder which is the internal storage

To open the micro-SD folder, select “(Up A Level) and then “sdcard1”

sdcard1 is the external storage (micro SD) folder.

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LG K20 Plus TWRP/Custom Recovery for MetroPCS MP260 & TP260 – How to Flash

TWRP (Custom recovery ) can be extremely useful, not just for rooting your K20 Plus but in many other ways. First of all, with TWRP you can create a nandroid backup. It’s a complete system backup which will restore your phone to the exact same state as before. As after rooting your phone is more susceptible to bricking if messed with, a nandroid backup can be a savior. Thanks to messi2050@xda for making TWRP for K20 Plus.

TWRP can also be used to Flash custom ROMs such as lineage OS. A custom ROM is much more customizable than a stock ROM. Various K20 Plus Mods and Hacks are achievable with the help of TWRP.

So Let’s proceed to K20 Plus TWRP installation –

Make sure that you’ve unlocked the LG K20 Plus Bootloader before moving ahead –

How to Install TWRP on LG K20 Plus

 

Below are the files needed for this process with their respective download links. Download the files to your computer before moving further.

1. no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip

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2. TWRP image file i.e recovery.img (Extract the rar file to get recovery.img)

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3.Minimal ADB and Fastboot exe setup file

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Step 1 – Copying no-verity-opt-encrypt-6.0.zip to the SD Card

We’ve to transfer the downloaded no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip file to sd card.

Do not copy it to the internal memory. During TWRP installation we’ve to format internal storage which would erase the copied file.

Copy the downloaded zip file as shown above.

Connect your K20 Plus to the computer in file transfer mode

Now click on LG K20 Plus Portable Media Player, and open SD card folder as shown above.

Paste the copied file here.

We’ve successfully copied no-verity-opt-encrypt.zip file to the SD card.

Step 2 – Copying TWRP, recovery.img file to Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.

Now we’ve to install Minimal ADB and Fastboot as shown above. Thanks to shimp208@xda for making this small and easy to use program. If not downloaded yet, get it from below link –

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Next step is to copy the TWRP image file to Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder. You can download the file from below link if not done yet –

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Extract the downloaded rar file. It contains recovery.img file, which we’ve to transfer to Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder in C Drive as shown below.

Copy the extracted recovery.img file as shown above.

Open Local Disk (C:) Drive on your computer (or the drive in which you’ve installed Minimal ADB and Fastboot)

Look for “Program Files” and open it.

Now open “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” folder.

We’ve to paste the copied file into this folder. Right-click and Paste as shown above.

Select “Continue” to give permission as administrator to copy this file.

recovery.img is copied to Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder. Now we’re ready to flash the copied recovery.img file.

Step 3 – Writing custom recovery (TWRP) in Fastboot Mode

Run Minimal ADB and Fastboot program on your computer.

Type adb devices in the command prompt window and hit Enter.

Our connected phone, LGMP260 is detected in adb mode.

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