Entering and using recovery mode on LG G3 is a must especially if you are an advanced Android user who is thinking in performing various operations on his device. Now, even though LG just released the G3 and the phone is one of the best Android handsets available on the market, you might still want to customize and optimize its performances and looks. Well, in that matter, booting the LG G3 into recovery mode will be more than helpful for you.

As we all know, each Android device comes pre installed with a stock recovery image. This bootable partition is establishing a link between the user and the phone internal system. So, basically by using your LG G3 recovery mode you will be able to apply changes to the internal system of your device. Of course, the stock recovery image is coming with several restrictions so your access will be limited. But, in case you want to gain full control you can anytime choose to install a custom recovery image, such as CWM or TWRP recovery on your smartphone.

With a custom recovery you can apply operations such as: ensuring root access, installing .zip files, updating with custom ROMs, making Nandroid backups, making a hard reset, clear cache, remove bloatware and lot more. As you can see, entering and using recovery is quite important, whether we are talking about stock or custom recovery images. Of course, reaching recovery represents an official operation which means that you won’t lose your LG G3 warranty by completing this step by step guide.

Now reaching recovery mode on the LG G3 is easy; you can do it in three different ways, the easiest method being the one where you use the hardware buttons (of course, you should choose the procedure that you prefer the most). All these methods which will be detailed during the following lines are being compatible for the LG G3 that runs on stock recovery or on a custom recovery image which mean that you can complete this guide in any situation and for completing various operations (even for fixing a soft bricked Android device as then a hard reset will be required).

How to Enter Recovery Mode on LG G3 with ease

Use hardware buttons

Do note that if you choose this method for the LG G3 that runs on a stock recovery you will also end up in hard resetting your device – therefore before doing anything else backup your personal data, info and accounts along with anything else you might need afterwards.

  1. Turn off your phone – you can press power button once for selecting “power off” or you can press and hold the power key for about 5 or 6 seconds.
  2. Now, press and hold Power and Volume down buttons at the same time.
  3. When the LG logo appears, release the keys.
  4. Immediately press Power and Volume Down buttons again until the Hard Reset menu will be displayed.
  5. Press Power button once and confirm the hard reset operation (this will not be necessarily if your LG G3 is running on a custom recovery image).
  6. That’s it; now your LG G3 will boot into recovery mode.

Use ADB commands

For completing this method a computer will be used; on the same PC you first have to install Android SDK: learn how to install Android SDK on Windows or learn how to set up ADB on MAC OS X / Linux.

  1. Enable developer options on your LG G3 – go to Settings and choose About Phone. Then tap on Built Number seven times in order to enable developer options.
  2. Enable USB debugging option on your phone – go to Settings then pick Developer Options and just check the USB debugging section.
  3. Establish a connection between your G3 and your computer – use the USB cable in order to establish this connection.
  4. Now, on your computer navigate to the folder where you have installed Android SDK.
  5. There open a command prompt window: press and hold Shift keyboard key while right clicking on any bank space within the mentioned folder.
  6. Now, in the cmd window type “adb reboot recovery” and press enter.
  7. Your LG G3 will be rebooted into recovery mode.

Use a third party app

In order to use the Quick Boot app which is available on Google Play first you will have to root your LG G3 – the app will run only on a rooted system.

  1. Access Google Play on your smartphone.
  2. Search for the Quick Boot app and download the same.
  3. Install the app.
  4. Open Quick Boot and select “Recovery”.
  5. Wait while your LG G3 will be rebooted into recovery mode.

So, there you have it; that’s how you can anytime enter your LG G3 into recovery mode, whether you are using a stock or custom recovery image. In case you have problems or if you can’t manage to complete the guidelines from above, don’t hesitate and share your problems with us by using the comments field from below and we will assist you as soon as possible.

Josiah Burnett · 1 year ago

so, my phone just crashed yesterday, and it started an endless cycle of rebooting. me and my IT tech dad have tried everything, doing stock recovery to factory reset, taking the battery out and putting it back in nothing works. it started doing the factory reset but it got stuck on 49 out of 224 all night. when i woke up in the morning he did the factory reset again but before it even reached 7 out of 170 (which is weird, what happened to 224) it crashed and did the endless cycle of reboots. can someone please help??? we don't have a lot of money and i cant get a new phone until february.

Jeremy Bradshaw · 2 years ago

2 page intro to a button combination secret!

Savagee Denisee · 2 years ago

My LG G3 Won't Turn For What's So Ever Reason and I Have No Idea on What To Do ...Is There Anyone Who Could Help ?

Atefben · 3 years ago

I've installed th twrp app in my g3 d850 but when i try to start with the recovery mode it show fastboot mode started and stuck can you help me

Bilal Shahjehan · 2 years ago

Same here, if u got the solution then mail me at Bilalshahjehanbajwa@gmail.com

Cecilia Hh · 3 years ago

Buenas! Tenemos el mismo problema con el lg3 beat mini. Solo que al intentar entrar en modo recvery, solo aparece la imagen del android y luego de unos minutos aparece el menu, con el mismo error una y otra vez sin permitir acceder. El caso es q desde la PC tampoco es posible, ya que no reconce el dispositivo. Alguna idea??? Gracias!

happy · 3 years ago

i have flasheda twrp first then i did what u said but after entering the ruecovery the phon screen is shot down and the LED light is blue and red and the only way to start the phon is to hold vol down and power key what should i??

Onslaught · 3 years ago

I have the same issue.
Well when i installed TWRP via TWRP installer app on play store it offered to boot into recovery, then what you mentioned happened.
After that whenever i try to boot into recovery it goes to the factory reset screen, where i obviously press no

john fields · 3 years ago

It did not work 4 me I have android 4.4

rct31 · 3 years ago

If your device isn't detected in download mode, try to conect your USB cable to a port directly on the motherboard, generally on the back of your cumputer, it worked for me :)

Robert_D · 4 years ago

WRONG! All I get is factory data reset.

Timothy McGilly · 3 years ago

that is what you are meant to get. If you have install a custom recovery then you say yes > yes and it it get in. If you have stock it will wipe your phone.

?uki · 4 years ago


terra · 4 years ago

g3 lg you dont hold power and volume up to download mode , the right key is only hold volume up key

Joey Mauzy · 4 years ago

omg they was making me crazy

Azzam · 4 years ago

I'm not able to reboot into my recovery mode. I've tried all of these three methods, and every time it'll restart into the OS instead. Do you have any idea why is that?

Simon · 4 years ago

I know right, its crazy. But if you use an app in the os to trigger "boot into recovery" it will work. So the recovery is definently still there...

EDIT: Ehm well, just do what article says. Then when you get to the white Factory data reset window, just select Yes > Yes. It will NOT remove any data, just get you into TWRP! :)

MA · 4 years ago

This is not true! I just deleted all my stuff.. Idiot

Simon · 4 years ago

Omg, dont tell me you entered that mode without properly flashing TWRP first? If u trigger that mode without having twrp recovery installed, the stock recovery of course will run instead and wipe everything as stated. You know the risks, read the info more careful stupid fool

Massa · 4 years ago

I vouch for Simon, did it WITH the TWRP installed, and it goes into TWRP. Phew! (And thanks, Simon!)

Bob Barker · 4 years ago

Just when you swore you installed TWRP and then at the last second realized you didn't when you rooted several months earlier....FML :-)

Micha? · 3 years ago


Spoetnik · 1 year ago

Yup.. tested just now.

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