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[Q] Considering getting a G3

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9th July 2014, 07:20 AM   |  #1  
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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.
9th July 2014, 08:08 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by tarroyo

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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Originally Posted by tarroyo

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.
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Originally Posted by tarroyo

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...
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