How to Unroot the LG V20 (T-Mobile)

Since rooting your LG V20 gives you tons of options to customize your device to a greater extent, many users just go a little too far doing that and eventually end-up messing their device. Either they break the software things on the device or they just over-customize their device and can’t get it back to the normal mode.

If you’re in such a situation and your LG V20 is loaded with tons of things that you now regret doing (or perhaps you’re bored of them), then there’s a simple way to get your device back to what it was – the stock mode. Unrooting and getting the LG V20 back to the stock is as easy as flashing the stock images from TWRP Recovery and rebooting the device and you’re back to the stock ROM.

Here’s the procedure that shows how to unroot the LG V20 and get it back to the stock:

Before You Begin

  1. You should have rooted your device using our how to root the LG V20 procedure.
  2. You must have TWRP Recovery installed on your device. If you rooted your device using the root procedure on our site, you have TWRP on your device already.
  3. Please backup your device before doing this procedure.
  4. This procedure only works for the T-Mobile variant (H918) of the LG V20. Please don’t try this on any other variant or you’ll end-up bricking the device.
  5. This will get your device back to the stock.

How to Unroot the LG V20 (T-Mobile)

LG V20

To unroot the device, you’ll flash the system image, boot image, and stock recovery using TWRP Recovery on your device and you will be back to the stock.

Downloading Required Files

  1. Download Stock Images archive and save it to your desktop.
    Stock Images (Download link’s available in the first post)

Unrooting the LG V20 (T-Mobile)

  1. Extract files from Stock Images .zip over to your desktop by right-clicking on the archive and selecting Extract here.
  2. Connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Copy system.img, boot.img, and recovery.img from your desktop over to the internal SD card storage on your device.
  4. When the files are copied, disconnect your device from your PC.
  5. Turn off your device.
  6. Turn your device back on in recovery mode by pressing and holding down Volume Down and Power buttons together for a few seconds.
  7. You should reboot into the TWRP Recovery mode.
  8. Tap on Install from the main menu of the recovery.
  9. Tap on Images on the following screen as what you’re going to install is an image file.
  10. Navigate to your internal SD card storage and find and select system.img to be installed on your device.
  11. Tap on System Image on the following screen as what you’ve selected to be flashed is a system image.
  12. Tap on Swipe to Confirm Flash to begin flashing system image on your device.
  13. When the image’s flashed, tap on Install once again.
  14. Tap on Images as you’re going to flash another image on your device.
  15. Navigate to your internal SD card storage and select boot.img to be flashed on your device.
  16. Select Boot Image on the following screen as the image you’ve selected is a boot image.
  17. Tap on Swipe to Confirm Flash to begin flashing the boot image on your device.
  18. Tap on Install once again when the boot image’s flashed.
  19. Tap on Images.
  20. Navigate to the internal SD card storage and select recovery.img to be flashed on your device.
  21. Tap on Recovery on the following screen as you’re going to flash the stock recovery on your device.
  22. When the recovery’s flashed, reboot your device by tapping on Reboot followed by System.

Your LG V20 from T-Mobile is now unrooted and is running the stock system.

Should you ever wish to get the root-only fun back on your device, then you can do so by heading over to our LG V20 root guide and re-rooting your device.

Let us know how this went for you!