9 Sep 2015

Install Twrp recovery on Lg g2 D801,D802 and D800

If you own lg g2 you might know that this is one of the best devices that lg made and is also well received by  android development community.g2 sports a snapdragon 800 chipset which is clocked at 2.26ghz and has 2gb of ram with 16 or 32gb internal storage options.Primary camera on this device is 13mp unit while the secondary camera is 2.1mp which can record videos up to 1080p.There is a 300mah battery which powers the device.

Lg g2 is flagship device which means it will be released in many variants depending on carrier and region of availability.Model numbers of different variants are D800, D801, D802, D805, Vs980, Ls980, F320,l320,S320.

If you want to flash custom roms on your lg g2 then you have to first flash a custom recovery first.If you don't know how to install a custom recovery on your lg g2 D801,D802 and D800 then you are on right place in this post we will guide  you to install Twrp recovery on your lg g2 in three easy steps which you have to follow them carefully.

As you know modifying android device using recoveries or custom roms is a risk process and there are chances of brick if you do it wrong.So we are not responsible if you brick your lg g2 while flashing recovery, you have to proceed at your own risk.
prerequisites:
  • Check you Lg G2 model number by going into about device and confirm that you are using D802,D801 and D800.This recovery is actually flashable on all variants of this device.
  • Make sure that lg mobile utility drivers are already installed on your computer.If you don't have then do install them.
  • You must have updated it to official kitkat or lollipop that is already available if you are starting from scratch.
  • Root: You need to have root access on your lg g2 to install twrp recovery. .
  • Backup:Backup all your data which includes contacts,apps,photos videos etc everything to computer or any cloud networks as Flashing twrp recovery on lg g2 might erase all the data on your device.
  • Backup Efs partitions: Backup all your efs partition of your Lg lg g2 on existing rom.Just in case if you loose signal or imei  you can just restore it back.
  • Battery: Charge your Lg G2 85% so that you wont encounter any battery related problems while updating it.
  • You must have a unlocked bootloader on lg g2 to flash twrp recovery.
  • Downloads:Twrp recovery for lg g2 on your computer or device.
  • Recovery: You need a custom recovery like cwm or philz installed on your device so that you can flash twrp zip file.

Install Twrp recovery on lg g2 D801,D802 and D803:

Install Twrp recovery on Lg g2 D801,D802 and D800
Install Twrp recovery on Lg g2 D801,D802 and D800
About Twrp recovery:
Team win recovery project abbreviated as Twrp is one first recovery to offer a completely touch driven interface.The ui is completely xml based so you can customise the interface with different themes and also this is only recovery that supports themes.Unlike the clockworkmod recovery this recovery has the option to wipe all the data,cache,dalvik,system,internal with just only one swipe.Of course you have to choose what to be wiped on the device.Twrp officially supports lg g2 d802 which is international variant and d800 which is at&t and d801 which is t-mobile,vs980 which is Verizon.
twrp recovery lg g2
twrp recovery lg g2
Features of Twrp:
  • Touch interface:It is one of the first if not he first recovery to offer a complete touch based user interface which makes navigation a lot easier and later cwm also introduced touch based recovery.
  • Individual Backups: Creating a complete backup is a must for any flasher but it eats up a lot of space of your internal or external storage.Twrp will let you to backup individual portions of rom, this saves lot of space on your android device.This feature comes handy when you are flashing kernels.If You can backup just boot img before flashing a kernel if it fails you can restore just boot img instead of complete nandroid backup.
  • Advanced wipe:There are two options for wiping your device partitions one is wipe and other is advanced wipe.If you choose just wipe option it factory resets while advance wipe option will allow you to choose what to wipe and what not.
  • Theme Engine: This is one of the best feature and is only available in Twrp only.Since ui of twrp is xml based you can customize its ui with already available themes or you can create your own theme if you can.
  • Multi rom:As the name says you can boot more than two roms on your device and is exclusive to twrp only as of now.This feature may not be available from official twrp team and booting more than one rom requires a modified kernel by your rom developer.
Since twrp recovery officially supports lg g2  you can expect much faster bug fixes and new updates.Before flashing recovery you have to first root your device and then install it.

Read read: Resurrection remix rom Lg g2 D802 and D801

#1 How to root LG g2 D802,D801 and D800:
  • Download towel root apk on your lg g2 and install it.
  • Enable usb debugging on your smart phone.Go to settings and then to about device.You will find build number there.Tap on it until you see a toast message yo are now a developer.Go back and you will find developer options.Click on it and mark on enable usb debugging.
  • Open towel root apk and you will notice a tab which says make it ra 1n.Click on it and wait for the process to complete.
  • Once the process completes just reboot the device.
  • Download and install busy box and super user from playstore for full root access.

#2 Installing Twrp on lg g2 :
  • Open playstore on your lg g2 and search for an app called freegee.
  • Install app and run it.If it asks root access grant permission always.It downloads supported devices list and let it be done.
  • Once list is downloaded you will see various options select backup efs first.
  • Now select twrp recovery and confirm to flash it.
  • Once it is flashed yo can reboot to recovery.Freegee might not install latest one so yo need to flash latest official one again using official app.For a latest recovery follow below steps.
  • Open playstore app and search for twrp manager app.
  • Download app and open it.
  • If you are asked to grant super user permissions.Simply grant always.
  • Once you grant the permissions do a swipe from the left and you will find several options.
  • Choose the options "Install twrp" and you will be greeted with two more options.One is  device name  and other to install.
  • Click device name and scroll down  and you will find lg g2 D802,D801 and D800 Click on it.
  • Now choose which version to be installed and then click on install recovery.
  • App downloads it and flashes it.
  • Once done you can reboot to recovery from the app itself.
By following the above procedure you will be able to install twrp recovery on lg g2  D801,D802 and D800 and some other carrier variants too as mentioned above.If you have any other queries don't forget to leave a comment below.
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