If you happen to have a rooted LG G Vista and you wish to install a custom recovery on it, the following guide should be able to help you.

PhilZ CWM Recovery  – one of the finest custom recoveries for Android phones is now available for the LG G Vista and the guide below is all about getting this recovery up and running on the LG G Vista phone.

Here you go:

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Files You Need

  1. Your phone must be rooted before you can flash a custom recovery on it. To root your phone, follow our how to root the LG G Vista tutorial and you should be rooted in a few minutes. Once that is done, return here and continue.
  2. This should flash a custom recovery called PhilZ CWM Recovery on your phone.
  3. Since this should unlock the bootloader on your phone, all the data stored on the phone will be erased. So please backup everything that you feel is important.
  4. This tutorial has been written keeping the Windows version of Fastboot in mind. The steps for Linux and Mac users might vary slightly.
  5. Ensure that the Universal ADB drivers are installed on your computer.
  6. Download Fastboot to your computer. It will help you flash the recovery on your phone.
  7. Download PhilZ CWM Recovery to your computer. It is the custom recovery that will be flashed on your phone.

Installing a Custom Recovery on the LG G Vista

  1. Extract files from both Fastboot and PhilZ CWM Recovery over to your computer by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
  2. Launch Google Play on your phone and download and install the Terminal Emulator app.
  3. Launch the app after it is installed on your phone.
  4. Type in the following command into the app and hit Enter:
    su
  5. Now type in the following command and hit Enter:
    dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/laf of=/sdcard/laf.img
  6. Type in the following command and press Enter. It should allow you to boot your phone into the fastboot mode.
    dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/laf
  7. Once the above command has been executed, close the Terminal Emulator app.
  8. Turn off your phone.
  9. Turn your phone back on in fastboot mode. To do that, hold down Volume UP button on your phone and plug in your phone to your computer using a USB cable. That should get your phone into the fastboot mode.
  10. Copy PhilZ Custom Recovery .img file over to the fastboot folder.
  11. Open the Fastboot folder, hold down Shift on your keyboard and right-click anywhere on the screen and select Open command window here. It should launch a command prompt window in the fastboot folder.
  12. Type in the following command into the command prompt window and hit Enter:
    fastboot oem unlock
  13. It should unlock the bootloader on your phone.
  14. Wait for it to finish unlocking the bootloader.
  15. When the bootloader is unlocked, turn off and unplug your phone from your computer.
  16. Turn your phone back on in fastboot mode by holding down Volume UP and plugging it in to your computer.
  17. Type in the following command into the command prompt window and hit Enter:
    fastboot getvar all
  18. Make sure you get the following result when you run the above command:
    Unlocked: Yes
  19. Now, type in the following command into the command prompt window and press Enter. Make sure to replace recovery.img with the actual recovery image name.
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  20. Wait for it to flash the recovery on your phone.
  21. When the recovery’s flashed, reboot your phone using the following command:
    fastboot reboot
  22. Your phone should reboot.
  23. You are done!

PhilZ CWM Recovery has been successfully installed on your LG G Vista and you can use the Quick Boot app to reboot into the same.