How to Enter Recovery Mode on LG V40 ThinQ

This is the most definitive guide on how to reboot LG V40 ThinQ into the Recovery Mode. The Android OS boats multiple maintenances related modes, the recovery mode is most essential among them. This most lets users to perform some advanced actions related to the firmware update, phone cleaning, and similar ones. During this tutorial, we’ll learn different methods to enter LG V40 ThinQ into the recovery mode and some important use of this mode. You’re completely new to this mode, you should keep reading this post until the very end to learn the basics of this mode.

In order to troubleshoot or customize an Android phone, users could use this mode. Whether you want to put a custom firmware or manually flash the OTA updates, the recovery mode is at your disposal. Since Android is an open source project, can be tweaked customized easily. That’s the reason it loads multiple boot options like Safe Mode, Recovery, Bootloader Mode, etc. These modes can be accessed on LG V40 ThinQ easily. There’s a certain method for each that the user has to follow in order to access these useful modes. For different situations, these modes are specifically helpful.

The LG V40 ThinQ comes with a stock recovery that has minimal skin and serves only one option. Through recovery mode, you can only perform a factory reset on your phone. If you want to squeeze out each ounce of benefit from this mode, you must install a custom recovery like TWRP or similar ones. That will help you perform more actions through this mode, and you’ll be able to take full advantage of this mode. The stock recovery has many stock restrictions that don’t allow users to customize and tweak the Android firmware. Therefore, you better switch to the TWRP recovery to get more out of this mode.

Whether you’re on stock or custom recovery, the procedure to access them remains the same. If you ever wish to flash custom ROM on your phone, then probably first you’ll need to access the recovery mode (custom recovery). Then, you’ll be able to flash those custom files. You must know that accessing and using the recovery mode doesn’t void the warranty. However, you mustn’t associate with this mode carelessly. This mode is enough powerful to wipe out of your phone instantly. That leaves no way to recover those deleted files.

Therefore, you should thoroughly understand each aspect of this mode. That knowledge will help you troubleshoot different problems on your phone without seeking further help. There are different methods to enter into the recovery mode on LG V40 ThinQ. Either, a user can use the common method that uses the physical buttons or go advanced with ADB commands and root access. If you’ve achieved root on your phone, then probably things are much easier for you. There are tons of root applications that elevate user experience by providing some extraordinary privileges and options.

Otherwise, the first two methods are good enough. The ADB commands are advantageous when we are unable to use the physical buttons to enter into this mode. If something bad has happened to the physical buttons, and you’re unable to access this mode, then probably, you should try entering into the recovery mode using the ADB (Android Debugging) commands. Thus, you must know the different ways to access this recovery mode on your LG V40 ThinQ phone, there’s no telling when you might need to boot into this mode.

Boot into Recovery Mode on LG V40 ThinQ using the physical buttons

It is the most commonly used method among Android users. The method differs for different brands and smartphones. So, you cannot implement this method on Samsung devices or something else and vice versa. There’s a certain pattern that the user has to follow and press the physical buttons that manner. And that takes you into the recovery mode.

This method works fine until all the physical buttons (especially the mentioned ones) are working fine. If any of them malfunctions for some reasons, the user might not able to boot into this mode using this method. If that’s the case, you better move towards the second method where we learn the ADB commands to access this mode.

The following instructions will help you boot LG V40 ThinQ into the Recovery mode:

  1. Power OFF your phone using the power key.
  2. Next, press and hold the “Volume Down” and “Power” keys at the same time.
  3. As soon as the boot logo appears on the Screen, just release the “Power Key” and quickly press and hold the “Power key” again while holding the “Volume Down” key pressed all the time.
  4. Within a few seconds, you should enter into the recovery mode.
  5. Release both the keys.

The stock recovery mode has one basic feature that allows users to apply factory reset on LG V40 ThinQ smartphone. That’s how we access this mode on this smartphone.

If you’re using a custom recovery like TWRP Recovery, these steps will take you into this custom recovery that serves plenty of options to customize and maintain our smartphone.

That’s one way to access this mode. If you find that this method doesn’t work or mean for your phone, you better scroll down for the next method.

Access Recovery Mode on LG V40 ThinQ using the ADB commands

This is more advanced actions that are not so much popular. It comes advisable only when the user is unable to access different modes on the Android phone using the physical buttons. Usually, this method is used by Android Developers to bring useful content for our phone.

In order to make this method work, you must arrange some tools and things. You need a Windows-based (or Mac) computer. An original USB cable of your phone. You don’t have to set up the whole ADB tool on your phone (what usually people recommend). To reduce your efforts, we have a minimal version of this tool that works on a Windows-based computer.

Thus, using this tool, we will command your phone to switch between Android UI to different modes. Just follow the below steps to use this method:

  1. The very first that you should do is download the Fastboot tool (minimal ADB tool) from →here. Extract the content of the package and tap on Run Me.bat file. That will open a command prompt like this:Minimal ADB Command Tool Android
  2. Make sure that you enable the USB Debugging on your phone before you connect your phone Just follow this tutorial to enable USB Debugging on your phone.
  3. Now connect your phone the computer using the USB cable of your phone. Make sure that you installed the USB Drivers of your phone on your computer. Otherwise, your computer not able to detect your phone.
  4. To figure out whether your phone is connected tool successfully, type the following command on Fastboot command prompt:
    • adb devices
  5. Now, type the following command to enter into the recovery mode.
    • adb reboot recovery
  6. The phone will turn off and boot into the recovery mode.

That’s one more way to boot into the Recovery Mode on your LG V40 ThinQ. Through the ADB commands, you can easily switch to different modes on your phone. To get more out of your phone, you may have obtained the root access. If that’s the case, you might not need the above two methods. The following method is more relevant.

Use the Quick Reboot applications to switch different modes on LG V40 ThinQ

There are tons of root-specific applications that give extraordinary privileges to Android users to tweak and customize their smartphone easily. The root access allows users to access the Android firmware’s core files and edit them. That makes easier to customize and personalize the rooted phone.

The Quick Reboot application is one of the most useful root applications. This app allows users to switch to different modes easily, with just a tap, users can reboot to recovery mode, safe mode, bootloader mode, download mode, and similar ones.

This application is completely free to download from the Google Play store. Just head onto the Google Play store and search Quick Reboot application. Then, install this application and launch it. Just tap on the Recovery Mode and it will boot your LG V40 ThinQ into this mode.

Similarly, you can switch to different modes on your phone.

The conclusion

These are the possible ways to enter into the recovery mode LG V40 ThinQ smartphone. If you have any other method, do share with us. Don’t forget to share your thoughts and views in the comment section below. We are open to your queries and question. Just drop your comments below and we’ll get back to you with solutions at the earliest.


  1. Unfortunately, there really is no “recovery” per set, yet. There is a mode where one can factory reset the phone which can be reached using the hardware buttons. However, from there, you cannot do anything other than reboot to a simpler form of phone. There are no options to go into bootloader or Fastboot mode. ADB won’t get you there. Sometimes, using ADB, you can boot into a simple android recovery with no command! There you remain until hard booting back it back into full functionality. Developer is apparently working on it

    1. Hi Ed Reynolds,

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge. We appreciate your efforts. Yes, stock recovery doesn’t offer many options. One has to install a custom recovery like TWRP to get over this problem and to maximize productivity.

      1. That is correct. but, in order to install a custom recovery, one must be able to get into bootloader, in some way. Either through physical buttons or through the ADB tool. forget about using the physical buttons – they get you to the recovery that you mention, but cannot get you into Fastboot (bootloader) mode. If you use the ADB tools while in this particular recovery mode, and try to reboot into bootloader mode from there, it boots back into the system. So, using that route, you cannot ever get to a place where you can install TWRP or anything else, for that matter – including applying an unlocking code if one were available. Next, if you try to get into recovery mode using the ADB tools (not the physical buttons, you do arrive at a more “conventional” recovery — with the picture of the little Android symbol, etc. However, there are no commands to use to get into Fastboot or bootloader mode. I have had this problem before and sometimes, using the physical buttons, you can reveal commands at this stage. However, even here, no combination of physical buttons reveals any commands. Then, as a last ditch effort, you use the ADB tools to boot into bootloader mode, you return to the system! The result is, again, you cannot install any sort of custom recovery because there is no internal or external way to flash it. If you have overcome this problem, please share! It is very frustrating! Thanks. Ed

        1. It seems that LG has changed the recovery environment within this device. If I get the solution, I let you know.


          1. I am told the “change” wasn’t intended.. in effect, there is no recovery. Very soon, i think I will be visiting AT&T.. it’s too bad.. the phone is quite nice.

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