5,603,920 Members 41,554 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] What does the locked bootloader?

Tip us?
 
nikokazaa
Old
#1  
nikokazaa's Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 39
Join Date: Feb 2012
Default [Q] What does the locked bootloader?

Hi everyone,

I read on other forums that the Optimus 4X bootloader is locked!
means it will be impossible to make the root or something needs to unlock it and then make the root?
 
smoke2
Old
(Last edited by smoke2; 8th July 2012 at 06:44 PM.)
#2  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 155
Join Date: Apr 2011
Very interesting information, so does have Optimus 4X really locked bootloader?
Or where do you read about it?
Thanks.
 
axepted
Old
#3  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 31
Posts: 370
Join Date: Sep 2010
Yes, where did you read this?

Sent from my LG-P880 using xda app-developers app
Phone: LG Optimus 4x HD - Rooted and Unlocked
ROM: SlimBean - Build 2.1 - 4.3.1

Tablet: Asus Transformer Prime (BRICKED/DEAD)
ROM: Stock JB
 
smoke2
Old
#4  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 155
Join Date: Apr 2011
Do you mean answer "yes" that Optimus 4X have locked bootloader or do you answering on the first question about root?
 
nikokazaa
Old
#5  
nikokazaa's Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 39
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoke2 View Post
Do you mean answer "yes" that Optimus 4X have locked bootloader or do you answering on the first question about root?
My question was whether the locked bootloader means that there will never be the root...
 
smoke2
Old
(Last edited by smoke2; 8th July 2012 at 08:33 PM.)
#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 155
Join Date: Apr 2011
I understand, but my reaction was on the post from axepted, if he mented "yes" on the fact that the Optimus 4X have locked bootloader.

So, the question is still here: do Optimus 4X have a locked bootloader?
 
alexp999
Old
#7  
alexp999's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 305
Posts: 251
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dorset, UK

 
DONATE TO ME
Even if it is locked, it doesn't mean root is impossible.

The HTC Sensation had a locked bootloader and we still got root
 
axepted
Old
#8  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 31
Posts: 370
Join Date: Sep 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoke2 View Post
Do you mean answer "yes" that Optimus 4X have locked bootloader or do you answering on the first question about root?
Sorry, forgot to quote, I tried to answer the post before..
Wondering where you've read that 4x is blocked?

Sent from my LG-P880 using xda app-developers app
Phone: LG Optimus 4x HD - Rooted and Unlocked
ROM: SlimBean - Build 2.1 - 4.3.1

Tablet: Asus Transformer Prime (BRICKED/DEAD)
ROM: Stock JB
 
smoke2
Old
(Last edited by smoke2; 8th July 2012 at 09:14 PM.)
#9  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 2
Posts: 155
Join Date: Apr 2011
Its OK.
Me too wondering, where do you read nikokazaa that the bootloader is locked?

Because what I know only HTC is locking bootloaders and it was one of the main reasons to plan a buy of Optimus 4X for me.

---------- Post added at 10:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:12 PM ----------

At the end of this video the LG Rep said it will have locked bootloader.
So, very sad info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_b-ASrPoic
 
nikokazaa
Old
#10  
nikokazaa's Avatar
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 39
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by smoke2 View Post
Its OK.
Me too wondering, where do you read nikokazaa that the bootloader is locked?

Because what I know only HTC is locking bootloaders and it was one of the main reasons to plan a buy of Optimus 4X for me.

---------- Post added at 10:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:12 PM ----------

At the end of this video the LG Rep said it will have locked bootloader.
So, very sad info

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_b-ASrPoic
I've read on Telefonino.net forum that a Motorola razr xda dev say that the bootloader is locked!
Who will help us to unlock it?

Sent from my LG-P880 using xda app-developers app

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

WinDroid HTC Toolkit Lets You Root, Unlock, and Flash ROMs on Various HTC Devices

Plenty of users nowadays have more than one mobile device. … more

When Using GitHub, Don’t Skimp on Commit History

GitHub has become the epicenter of most open source development work that is posted … more

Verizon Droid DNA to Receive 4.4.2 KitKat + Sense 5.5 OTA This Thursday

The HTC Droid DNAis Verizon’s close cousin to the JapaneseHTC … more

Lucid Browser is Small, Lightweight, and Open Source

If there is one application category that certainly isn’t lacking in Android,and … more