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 –

 

DOWNLOAD

For MAC download the following driver –

DOWNLOAD

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.

Move on to Next Page (Page 2)

LG K20 Plus – How to Enable USB Debugging and Developer options

USB Debugging and OEM unlock needs to be turned on within the developer options to unlock the bootloader of LG K20 Plus. However, if you’ll look for developer options in Settings, you won’t find it anywhere.

In the earlier versions of Android, developer mode had quite a few options so it was kept visible by default. Since Lollipop, many more features are added which are meant for developers only and a normal user can do more harm than good by messing up with these settings. So keeping in mind the majority of the users its kept hidden but can be enabled quite easily with few taps on Build Number. Let’s see how to do this.

 

How to enable USB Debugging on LG K20 Plus

 

 

LG K20 Plus Enable Developer Options

To enable Developer Options, Click on the “Settings” icon on the home screen.

In Settings, select the “General” Tab and scroll down towards the bottom.

The last option you’ll find there is “About Phone”. Select it to open.

 

LG K20 Plus You are now a developer

Now click on “Software info” and look for Build number

We’ve to tap Build number 7 times to activate developer options.

Once done, it’ll say “You are now a developer!” as shown in the screenshot above.

LG K20 Plus Developer Options

Now go 2 steps back to the main settings page.

Here you’ll notice above “About Phone” a new option is visible which is “Developer options”.

LG K20 Plus Enable USB Debugging

Tap on it to open. As we’re opening it for the first time it’ll display a warning. Accept it to move further.

Now in “developer options” we’re interested in 2 things which are USB Debugging and OEM unlock.

 

Before turning ON “USB Debugging” make sure that your K20 Plus is not connected to PC. It would be greyed out and won’t let you enable if connected to the computer.

 

 

LG K20 Plus Enable OEM Unlock

Now look for “Enable OEM unlock” and toggle it to ON position as shown above.

If we’ve to unlock LG K20 Plus bootloader OEM unlock must be turned ON along with USB Debugging.

However, you must note that by turning on OEM unlock, Google’s Factory Reset Protection (FRP) gets disabled, that means you won’t be prompted to verify your last synced google account if doing a hard reset with Volume Down and Power button combination.

Once you unlock the bootloader of your LG K20 Plus you cannot turn off “OEM Unlock” unless you relock the bootloader.

Now that we’ve turned on USB Debugging and OEM unlock we’re ready to Unlock LG K20 Plus Bootloader.

For any queries, please leave a comment below.

LG K20 Plus Downgrade Android Software Version-mp26010x to mp26010j

In most of the cases, a firmware downgrade is performed to gain root. A firmware update patches the security exploit so downgrading comes to resue.

However, in our case rooting will never be an issue thanks to the unlockable bootloader of LG K20 plus

For K20 Plus we need to downgrade only if stuck on Google’s Factory Reset Protection (FRP) screen while doing a hard reset. To bypass the Google account verification process (FRP) on LG K20 Plus we’ve to downgrade the firmware to mp26010j. Let’s see how to do this –

How to Downgrade LG K20 Plus Android Firmware –

 

The first step is to boot the phone in download mode.

 

LG K20 Plus Download Mode Firmware Update

To enter download mode –

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

Now press the Volume UP button.

Keep the Volume UP key pressed, and connect the other end of the USB cable to your computer.

The phone will boot into download mode.

The screen would flash “Download Mode” for a moment then it will change to “Firmware Update” as shown above.

Wait for  LG AndroidNet USB Serial Port driver to install before moving further.

 

LG k20 Plus USB Driver

If you haven’t installed LG USB driver on your PC yet, you can download it from the below link –

DOWNLOAD

Once downloaded, install the USB Driver setup file as shown above.

 

 

You can see the download mode serial port driver is installed successfully.

Now we are ready for the downgrade.

The files that we need for the downgrade process are –

  1. LGUP Store Version 1.14 – The Flashing software
  2. UPPERCUT – It serves the purpose of LG K20 Plus DLL file.
  3. LG K20 Plus mp26010j.kdz – The stock firmware / ROM  file

Download the zip file from below link on your computer & extract it. It contains all the necessary file for flashing.

DOWNLOAD

LG K20 Plus LGUP Download

First of all, we’ve to install the LGUP setup file as shown above.

LG K20 Plus LGUP Installation

Finish the LGUP installation but don’t run it yet. It won’t detect the connected LG K20 Plus without the help of uppercut.

LG K20 Plus Uppercut

 

Now we’ve to run uppercut and it will load LGUP on its own.

Earlier, it was a pain to search for the proper DLL file as its different for every LG model.

Without the proper DLL file, LGUP cannot detect the connected phone in download mode.

Thanks to Autoprime@xda who made this one software which works for any LG phone and no more searching for a DLL file.

Open the UPPERCUT folder.

LG K20 Plus Uppercut

Double click on the Uppercut.exe file to run.

LGMP260 Uppercut

Wat till it loads LGUP.

LG K20 Plus DLL File

LGUP is loading

You can the current firmware version is showing up in LGUP

The connected phone is LGMP260 running android version MP26010x.

This is the latest LG K20 Plus software with Android Security Patch Level February 1, 2018.

We’re going to downgrade it to MP26010J.

Tap on the “3 dots” icon and browse for the downloaded kdz file for flashing.

Select MP26010j_00_0316.kdz file and OPEN it in LGUP for flashing.

The kdz file is added to LGUP.

You can notice the Flashing Process is set to “REFURBISH”

We’ve to change the flashing process from “REFURBISH” to “UPGRADE”.

Even though we’re downgrading we’ve to select UPGRADE.

Now click on “Start” to initiate the process.

At 4 % you’ll notice it says “Anti Rollback Check PASS”. This explains that the current firmware can be downgraded.

Wait for the downgrade process to complete.

At around 80% the process gets completed and the phone Reboots.

Wait till the process gets completed to 100%.

We’ve successfully downgraded LG K20 Plus from mp26010x to mp26010j.

Now you can easily Bypass Google Account (FRP) on your K20 Plus.

If facing any issues please leave a comment below.