As we know, LG officially supports bootloader unlock for the international LG G5 H850, which means you can easily gain root and install TWRP Recovery on LG G5. Now you can download TWRP 3.0.0 recovery for LG G5. Recently, TWRP recovery got updated with material designed to TWRP 3.0.0. That means you can install the latest Official TWRP 3.0.0 on LG G5. Thanks to the developer jcadduono for providing the official TWRP v3 recovery for LG G5. The new update of TWRP 3.0.0 has a completely new look, true terminal emulator, support Android 6.0 and now you can flash image files also. But first, you need to unlock bootloader of LG G5  (Check out How to unlock bootloader of LG G5). Follow the below guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on LG G5.

Root and Install TWRP Recovery on LG G5

If you are a LG G5 user, then you can Root LG G5 and Install TWRP Recovery On LG G5. And if you already install custom recovery on LG G5 then you can flash the latest version of the TWRP recovery to get more benefits. So here is the step by step guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on LG G5. Read the below note carefully before you Install TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery on LG G5. So before we explain to you how to root and install custom recovery on LG G5, you should check some benefits of rooting.

Some benefits of Rooting –

  • You can install custom ROM and custom kernel on your device for faster and better performance.
  • Block Ads in apps with the help of ad blocker.
  • Increase performance and battery life by killing background process automatically.
  • After root and install TWRP recovery on LG G5 you can install Xposed Framework to customize your device
  • You can use Titanium Backup to restore all of your apps and data.
  • You can uninstall bloatware (Pre-installed Apps)


  • Rooting may void your phone warranty, and you won’t claim it back.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage of your phone.
  • It may delete your phone data so take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Files required to Root and Install custom recovery on LG G5  –

How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on LG G5 –

1) First enable USB debugging from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

USB debugging

2) Now go to installation directory open ADB folder and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.

cmd 63) Now connect your phone to PC and reboot the device into fastboot mode by typing below.

adb reboot bootloader

4) You are in Fastboot mode now to check your connection by entering below command in command prompt. It will return your device serial number means your device properly connected. Check your driver if the above command is not responding.

fastboot devices

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5) Type the below command correctly in command prompt and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery on your phone.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img


6) Now type below command in command prompt to reboot your phone into recovery mode. Now you successfully installed the custom recovery on LG G5.

fastboot boot recovery.img

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8) With above command your phone boot into the recovery mode.

9) In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘’ to root LG G5. 

13) Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device. That’s it, you root LG G5 and install custom recovery on LG G5 successfully.

That’s all, this is the complete guide of how to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on LG G5. To verify root access, just download root checker from Google Play store and confirm if your device has gained root access. If you have any questions, then comment below.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.


  1. Hi, I’m stuck at this point: fastboot boot recovery.img
    (unknown command)
    Do you know why ?

    • If boot recovery.img command didn’t work…so after flashing twrp recovery switch off the phone by pulling the battery out, put it back in and then boot into recovery manually with ‘Volume Down + Power’ hopefully it load TWRP

  2. Richard Ashmore Reply

    Does not work if boot loader still locked and currently only the European h850 can be unlocked.

  3. Hi, thanks for your reply.
    I unlocked the bootloader and when I try to boot into recovery manually I have the screen:
    “factory reset” do you want to reset data (or something like that) YES and NO.
    it doesn’t seem to be the twrp screen, but seems to be the LG factory reset.
    Even if I made a full backup, I’m not sure if I should answer YES to the factor reset.

    And an other thing I have the h850, and I see other people who tried this method, they have the bootloop error.

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