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Understanding a Locked Bootloader

29th June 2014, 08:14 AM   |  #1  
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Alright so if updates are applied OTA and the updates need to be signed to be properly installed then the bootloader is already set to take a certain type of keys unless when you update ATT adds the next key for the next OTA in boot loader. But if there is a specific set of keys that are produced by a specific algorithm that the bootloader is already set to accept then all we would need to unlock a bootloader is that algorithm right? If we were to found out the algorithm ATT uses to created the keys that the bootloader accepts then we could replace the bootloader with an unlocked one
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Alright so if updates are applied OTA and the updates need to be signed to be properly installed then the bootloader is already set to take a certain type of keys unless when you update ATT adds the next key for the next OTA in boot loader. But if there is a specific set of keys that are produced by a specific algorithm that the bootloader is already set to accept then all we would need to unlock a bootloader is that algorithm right? If we were to found out the algorithm ATT uses to created the keys that the bootloader accepts then we could replace the bootloader with an unlocked one

I'm not sure if you're posting in the correct place. Unlocking the boot loader (on the LG G Watch, at least) can be done with fast boot oem unlock.
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I'm not sure if you're posting in the correct place. Unlocking the boot loader (on the LG G Watch, at least) can be done with fast boot oem unlock.

Works the same with the Gear Live.
7th August 2014, 01:24 AM   |  #4  
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sometimes bootoaders can be circumvented to load a custom kernel as well; It's rare to see but enough devices have it where these things happen semi-frequently
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