LG V60 ThinQ was a flagship phone of 2020. The phone came with almost all the standard flagship features of a 2020 flagship. But the marketing strategy of LG wasn’t by the side of the company. So the phone kind of flopped. The popularity of the LG V60 ThinQ went down.
That’s why LG didn’t feel the necessity of officially releasing the kernel source of Lg V60 ThinQ. So the unofficial development of the device such as custom ROMs and kernels couldn’t be done properly.
But few developers managed to do some work on the device. This includes collecting the necessary files to unlock the bootloader of the LG V60. Even some TWRP custom recovery versions were ported unofficially. But the latest version of TWRP was unavailable for LG V60 until now.
Recently a developer ported the latest TWRP 3.7.0 to LG V60 ThinQ. This unofficial TWRP release was posted on a telegram channel @unlock_bootloader. Though the additional details such as bugs, what works, and fixes of this release weren’t mentioned there. But it was mentioned to be working on all models of LG V60 ThinQ. All the screenshots given by the channel are also attached below
How to install TWRP 3.7.0-12 in LG V60 ThinQ
The installation method is still the same as this version of twrp for LG V60 too. But for the ease of installation for our readers we include a short guide on installing TWRP 3.7.0-12 for LG v60.
Please note that we are not developers of this version of TWRP. So we won’t be able to provide information about any bugs or errors inside the software. You can contact the developer via the telegram group that posted this unofficial release.
In order to install this version of TWRP on your LG V60 device, you have to meet the following criteria:
- The device shouldn’t be a dummy unit.
- The bootloader of your LG V60 should be unlocked. See the XDA guide here.
- Having a PC for running fastboot commands.
- Do a backup of your important data as this process will wipe all your data.
Steps to install TWRP 3.7.0 on LG V60 ThinQ
There are two ways to install a custom recovery on a LG device. First method is by flashing a magisk flashable .zip version of TWRP and another one is directly through fastboot mode. As this version of TWRP is in .img format, we have to install it via fastboot mode.
Boot your LG V60 Thinq in fastboot mode
In order to boot your LG V60 into fastboot mode, turn your device off. Then press and hold Power and Volume Down keys for 9 seconds. You should see fastboot mode on your LG V60 screen. (mentioned in that XDA guide: step 9.
Flashing TWRP via Fastboot mode
Once you are in fastboot mode, connect your device with PC. ADB and fastboot Drivers should be installed on your PC.
Open command promt inside the platform-tools folder. In the command prompt shell, enter this following command to ensure the device is in fastboot mode.
If your device serial number appears with the text
fastboot, your device is properly connected. Proceed with the next steps.
Enter this command in the shell:
fastboot flash recovery
Don’t press enter yet. Open another window in the file manager of your pc. Browse to the folder where you’ve downloaded the TWRP file. Then drag and drop the file inside the shell and you should see the command like this:
fastboot flash recovery directory/LG_V60_ALL_TWRP_3.7.0_12-0.img
Then press enter to flash the twrp in your LG V60. Once the flashing is completed, perform another adb command to enter into twrp:
fastboot reboot recovery
Your LG V60 Thinq should boot automatically into newly installed twrp. It’s recommended to flash the twrp file again inside the recovery. Otherwise you may face a temporary twrp installation in your device. Then perform a format data action inside the TWRP. Also flash Magisk if needed.