Root LG G5 and Install Latest TWRP Recovery - European Edition

TeamWin now officially supports the newly announced LG G5 and you can install the Latest TWRP custom recovery on it easily with this detailed tutorial. TeamWin recently gave there phenomenal custom recovery a major revamp. The new additions included a totally new design philosophy with new color schemes inspired by Material Design, newer code based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a lot of bug fixes. It is absolutely amazing seeing the developer community put out support for new phones this quickly.

LG G5 Image
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You can follow this guide to unlock the bootloader of your LG G5. If you have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your LG G5, you should be waiting for a method to root your device. Here is a step by step guide to Install TWRP and Root your LG G5.

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Latest TWRP Recovery on LG G5 H850 :

TWRP Touch Recovery will allow you to install custom ROMs, advanced options like formatting the system partition, making backups etc. The entire tutorial has been given below for those who want to install this custom recovery on their phones. Here are a few details about TWRP:
Team Win Recovery Project, is a custom recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. We started from the ground up by taking AOSP recovery and loading it with the standard recovery options, then added a lot of our own features. It’s a fully touch driven user interface – no more volume rocker or power buttons to mash. The GUI is also fully XML driven and completely theme-able. You can change just about every aspect of the look and feel.

Some of the key features of Latest TWRP Recovery for LG G5 are:

  • Touchscreen driven with real buttons and drag-to-scroll
  • XML-based GUI that allows full customization of the layout true theming!
  • Settings are saved to the internal storage and persist through reboots
  • Ability to choose which partitions to back up and which to restore
  • Ability to choose to compress backups now with pigz (multi-core processor support for faster compression times)
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • Decryption of /data
  • Easy selection of OTG storage 

NOTE: This TWRP Recovery is Only for LG G5 H850 Europian Models. Please don't try this with any other LG G5 variant. 

All set and ready? Good. You can now read below and install Latest TWRP Recovery on LG G5 H850 with the given step-by-step tutorial.

How to Root and Install Latest TWRP Recovery on LG G5:

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install TWRP recovery on LG G5. This is a very simple tutorial and if you have been updating or installing new custom recoveries on LG phones, then this one should not be any different for you. 

Please read the tutorial carefully. We request you to read the full tutorial once before actually performing in your device. 

Recently, LG has released an official bootloader unlock for the European variant of the G5. That's right, if you have the H850 variant of the LG G5, you can now unlock the bootloader. If your Bootloader is still locked, then follow our Guide on How to Unlock LG G5 Bootloader. Please unlock the Bootloader first and then get back to this tutorial,

Step-by-Step Instructions : 

Step 1 : Download Android SDK from the official Android Developers website and install it in your computer.

Step 2 : Download the Latest SuperSU Zip file and paste into your phone internal storage (not in any folder) in order to root your LG G5.

Step 3 : Download Latest TWRP Recovery to your computer and rename it to 'twrp' and save it in your desktop by making a folder. (Folder name should be LGG5 for this tutorial)

Windows users will need proper drivers installed on your computer. You can try the Naked ADB drivers or the Universal ADB drivers if you don't already have a working driver installed

Step 4 : On your device, go into Settings -> About and find the Build Number and tap on it 7 times to enable developer settings. Press back and go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging.

Step 5 : Connect your LG G5 to your computer using a USB cable and from your computer, open a command prompt and type:
adb reboot bootloader

You should now be in fastboot mode. Download the correct image file from the above link and save it in your desktop by making a folder. (Folder name should be LGG5 for this tutorial)

Step 6 : Open the Folder from your Desktop now where you have TWRP Image file and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.

Step 7 : Type the following command and press Enter :
fastboot flash recovery ./Desktop/LGG5/twrp.img
Step 8 : When finished, again type the following command and press Enter :
fastboot reboot-bootloader
Step 9 : Once completed, switch off your phone by pressing power button for 10 second. After that, Press and hold Volume down button and the Power button simultaneously. You will see the LG logo on the screen. Let go of the power button then quickly and press it again (never letting go of volume down).

  • Keep holding until you see the Factory Reset screen. Click through the factory reset screens, clicking Yes.
That’s it! You should now be in the Latest TWRP Recovery on LG G5 from where you can choose whatever function you want to perform.

How to Install SuperSU zip to Root LG G5 :

Step 10 : Once you are in TWRP home, select ‘Install’ button. From the list, choose the SuperSU Zip file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 2.

Step 11 : Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option. The installation procedure should start now.

Step 12 : Tap on the “Wipe cache/dalvik” button if you get into any boot loops or other issues.

Step 13 : You can now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot System” button.

Hurrah! Your LG G5 is now Rooted and TWRP Installed. Check with any root checker app to verify your rooting status.

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