I have a LG G4 (International) and I'm trying to boot into recovery to install Lineage OS. The instructions are to hold down the power button and the volume down button, which I do, I then get booted into what apparently is recovery mode but there's no options to do an advanced wipe and clear the cache etc. I found a picture online as to what it boots into:

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As you can see it's still some LG screen, not the actual recovery mode screen you'd expect to see. Am I missing something here?

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    But if you don't have custom recovery installed, it will wipe your device
    – beeshyams
    Apr 17, 2017 at 16:45
  • If I select 'yes' it just wipes my phone so that it's back to it's factory default. It doesn't allow me to install a new ROM from .zip. So this screen is the wrong screen. Apr 17, 2017 at 16:51
  • @beeshyams So should I install custom recovery? There's noway around it? Apr 17, 2017 at 16:51
  • Yes, added that to answer
    – beeshyams
    Apr 17, 2017 at 16:56

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You would need to choose and click the yes option in your screenshot twice:

  • If custom recovery is installed, you will boot into it

  • If you are on stock recovery , your device is wiped , i.e, factory reset (that's the only option )

See XDA source for more details, including installing custom recovery that gives you the option of advanced wipe and clean cache for flashing custom ROM. Without a custom recovery you can't flash custom ROM

Here are instructions for flashing custom recovery

Disclaimer: Never owned LG device, it's Google-fu

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