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Coming from a Nexus 5 I'm curious about LG's flashing/rooting methods.

With a nexus I had the option of easily unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery, and rooting the device. All of this was done thru adb fastboot after installing the proper drivers. I'm reading a lot about LG's flash tool in g2 and g3 forums, Most zip files such as gapps or flashing a newer radio could be installed thru recovery or adb followed by a reboot on my nexus 5.

For those of you that have G2 T-Mobile devices or a G3 of any region is it as easy as a nexus device to root/install/unlock bootloader or is it more complex? I'm considering getting one in the coming weeks.
 
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Coming from a Nexus 5 I'm curious about LG's flashing/rooting methods.

With a nexus I had the option of easily unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery, and rooting the device. All of this was done thru adb fastboot after installing the proper drivers. I'm reading a lot about LG's flash tool in g2 and g3 forums, Most zip files such as gapps or flashing a newer radio could be installed thru recovery or adb followed by a reboot on my nexus 5.

For those of you that have G2 T-Mobile devices or a G3 of any region is it as easy as a nexus device to root/install/unlock bootloader or is it more complex? I'm considering getting one in the coming weeks.
At the moment root is easy just install towelroot takes 1 minute but at the moment all the other stuff can't be done
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Coming from a Nexus 5 I'm curious about LG's flashing/rooting methods.

With a nexus I had the option of easily unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery, and rooting the device. All of this was done thru adb fastboot after installing the proper drivers. I'm reading a lot about LG's flash tool in g2 and g3 forums, Most zip files such as gapps or flashing a newer radio could be installed thru recovery or adb followed by a reboot on my nexus 5.

For those of you that have G2 T-Mobile devices or a G3 of any region is it as easy as a nexus device to root/install/unlock bootloader or is it more complex? I'm considering getting one in the coming weeks.
LG's Flashtool is just for restoring to stock. Much like Odin for Samsung. - I used it yesterday for the first time and it was pretty simple in all honesty.

Regarding other things, well we'll see how easy they are in the coming weeks.
// LG G3 (D855) // Stock // Stock //

S3(White) > M7(Red) > Note 3(Black) > Nexus 5(Black) > M8(Gunmetal) > LG G3 (Titan Grey)
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Coming from a Nexus 5 I'm curious about LG's flashing/rooting methods.

With a nexus I had the option of easily unlocking the bootloader, installing a custom recovery, and rooting the device. All of this was done thru adb fastboot after installing the proper drivers. I'm reading a lot about LG's flash tool in g2 and g3 forums, Most zip files such as gapps or flashing a newer radio could be installed thru recovery or adb followed by a reboot on my nexus 5.

For those of you that have G2 T-Mobile devices or a G3 of any region is it as easy as a nexus device to root/install/unlock bootloader or is it more complex? I'm considering getting one in the coming weeks.
rooting is simple, but everything else is a big question mark; on my TMO LG flex, the bootloader is locked down tight, and we have nothing for our phone. It took almost 6 months to get root, which already works on the G3...If things will be any different on the G3 still remains to be seen...
HTC One M8
LG Flex
HTC One Maxx
Samsung Note2
Samsung Note
Samsung S3
HTC Evo 3d
HTC Evo 4g
Samsung G2
IBones 3,4
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HP IPAQ
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BlackBerry's, several
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