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

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LG K20 Plus Unlock Bootloader – MetroPCS MP260 & T-Mobile TP260

The best thing about MetroPCS / T-Mobile phones is, their bootloaders are unlockable, and that’s the very reason their phones are the most popular among the prepaid smartphones.

LG K20 Plus is one such MetroPCS Smartphone. Once we unlock its bootloader, we can easily flash a custom recovery such as TWRP. In TWRP can easily flash Magisk or SuperSU to root our K20 plus.

“Bootloader unlock” should not be confused with SIM unlock. Your device will remain locked for other carriers even after unlocking the bootloader. Sim unlocking is an altogether different thing and needs to be dealt with in a different manner.

Now let’s proceed with the bootloader unlocking –

Before connecting your phone to the computer you should install the LG K20 USB Driver on your PC.

How to Unlock LG K20 Plus Bootloader

Before proceeding with the below procedure, we’ve to turn on “USB Debugging” and Enable “OEM unlock” within the developer options.

 

Once done, connect your K20 Plus to PC via USB data cable and select USB connection mode as “Charging” or “File Transfer”.

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LG K20 Plus FRP Bypass/Google Account Bypass LGMP260 2018-2019

Following the below tutorial we can bypass google account (FRP) on any LG K20 Plus, even running on the latest Android firmware i.e mp26010x with Android security patch level February 01, 2018.

However, in case you’re running a recent firmware you’ve to first downgrade your LG K20 Plus software to a lower version before moving further. The below exploit works with mp26010j, so any firmware above this has to be downgraded first.

It’s a lengthy but sure shot method that works every time. We need 2 apk files for this process. Download the zip file from the below link, extract it and transfer the apk files to a micro sd card. Insert the memory card in your LG K20 Plus micro sd slot.

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You can also download the files from play store –

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How to Bypass Google Verification (FRP) on LG K20 Plus  –

 

Step 1:  Getting access to phone settings

 

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