Easily unroot T-Mobile LG V10 and restore it to stock with flashable firmware

For Android enthusiast root access is a must have thing, with this privilege they can take the most out of an Android smartphone, like full app backup, removing bloatware, allow more apps in Dual Window or apply some Xposed mods. As we know, the LG V10 (H901) has been successfully rooted, thanks to TWRP custom recovery that allows us to flash the SuperSU package. However, once rooted, it’s better to understand how to unroot LG V10 and restore it to stock, because someday we might need it.


Superuser privileges gave us freedom, however, there are some things that need our attention. Once rooted with TWRP, normally we would not be able to install the upcoming official OTA update from LG. Since there are some parts of the system that has been changed, like the recovery that you have replaced with TWRP.

If you already have a custom recovery (TWRP) installed, you should not have to worry about OTA, because you still able to flash a custom ROM based on the latest OTA update, although no one can guarantee its availability. But if you are more interested in getting an official update instead of a custom ROM, then you should restore the LG V10 back to stock and unroot it and then bring back the stock recovery.

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Device image: LG

Thanks to an XDA senior member – mikeyid, who has developed a flashable zip based on pulled official stock firmware (boot and system image). The firmware is offered in recovery flashable zip files, which means we can flash it directly from TWRP, without the need of any tools or help of a computer.

The procedure is straightforward and only for for T-Mobile variant of the V10 running initial shipped firmware, and shouldn’t be used when you have different software version.
Here’s the overview of how to unroot LG V10 (H901) and restore it to stock condition.

  1. Download the recover flashable zip package from mikeyinid’s thread on xda.
  2. Move it to phone storage.
  3. Flash the zip file.
  4. Turn off the device.
  5. Now we need to revert the recovery back to stock, fastboot flash the stock recovery. Head to this thread for complete guide about flashing img files.


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2 Responses

  1. Jacob
    September 5, 2016 at 9:32 PMReply

    i unrooted my lg h901 and now i cant access my lock screen settings. also, whenever i try to uninstall an app, it restarts the phone.

  2. Redspider
    November 1, 2016 at 12:50 AMReply

    Here’s the thing. My v10 is not going to have its bootloader locked by running fastboot. I have tried every single solution. No matter what, the computer never sees my phone on fastboot. All the drivers are right, re-installed nearly twenty times now too. I’ve tried the light, minimal version of adb. The full version. That other version I didn’t quite get why it was different. And in all permutations with all driver installation attempts.

    Don’t know if this has anything to do with anything, but the phone has never once successfully booted into recovery by holding down power and down-volume. Nor power and up-volume. Not once. I have only ever been able to get it to do so with the “adb reboot recovery” command, just as, before I installed the xPosed module, “Quick Boot,” there was no way I could get into bootloader other than “adb reboot bootloader” command. Because of course bootloader sees the phone in all states except fastboot.

    No, if I plug it in while on bootloader, nothing happens on the computer. Nothing installs. No little yellow triangle thingie shows up suddenly in my computer’s Device Manager. Ever. So there’s no way to make the driver upgrade to whatever it needs.

    Only one time has “fastboot devices” ever shown this device, and that was the moment I unlocked it to root it in the first place.

    And now that this device has proven to be without a doubt the worst thing I’ve ever, ever owned, and I am sick to death of all its problems and screw-ups, I have absolutely no way whatsoever to relock the bootloader and do something to exchange it. Unless anybody knows any other way for me to do this without the use of my computer. Anybody? Please help. I can’t even stand looking at this phone any more, much less use it without it making me want to kill puppies and babies and throw exploding Samsung 7s at little old ladies just to watch them burn.

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