I am trying to install TWRP on mt LG Stylo 2 android 7.0 using adb. When i try to install it using this command

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

I get the messages waiting for device. Thing is when i type

Adb device

My device shows. And i use adb to turn my SD card into internal storage. So why am i getting this error?

I enter recovery mode and hit enter fastboot but my phone just restart

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    Do you boot in fastboot mode? Seems not since adb devices still showing your device. Use adb reboot bootloader then perform the operation. – esQmo_ Jul 5 '17 at 10:33
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    @esQmo_ why not expanding that to an answer? From the question it's pretty clear you hit the nail on the head. – Izzy Jul 5 '17 at 12:09
  • Thats the thing. I get to recovery hit enter fastboot mode but my phone juat restart.. Forgot to add that will edit – DeusIIXII Jul 5 '17 at 20:55

You're probably not booting to bootloader mode (fastboot mode) that is why no fastboot command is recognized by the device. The prompt waiting for device means the computer is waiting for a device connected in bootloader mode.

Try to switch to fastboot with the following:

adb reboot bootloader 

Now check if fastboot sees your device:

fastboot devices

After that, perform all necessary action you want.

Note: You should have all drivers installed as well.

Update :

For LG, the command is a bit different. Start by allowing the bootloader to be written by enabling OEM unlock in the Developer options. Then:

adb reboot download 

Unlock the bootloader

fastboot oem unlock

(This will reset your device and you'll get a line of text saying the bootloader was unlocked whenever you boot the device)

Afterwards, flash the recovery with :

fastboot flash recovery xxxxxxxx.img

fastboot reboot

Alternatively you can press both volume down button and power button to get into fastboot mode.

  • Sorry i didn't reply. I made a noob error and deleted the adb drivers thinking there must be corrupted or something. Now can't seem to get them back even when i reinstall them – DeusIIXII Jul 7 '17 at 0:32
  • Search for LG United Mobile drivers or LG Mobile Drivers WHQL – esQmo_ Jul 7 '17 at 0:36
  • Hmm when i put the Fastboot oem unlock ut ran some command but my bootloader isn't unlocked ans next time i did it i got the Waiting for device again – DeusIIXII Jul 7 '17 at 22:41
  • How do you know it isn't unlocked? Waiting for a device is when there is no connection between the computer and the device. So if at first it worked ans afterwards it didn't, check hardware: usb cable, usb port, phone usb connector etc – esQmo_ Jul 8 '17 at 8:20
  • I did still not working.. And i didn't get the message it iant unlocked.. Been searching for day sont2 think i can root it – DeusIIXII Jul 8 '17 at 8:26

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