[NOW PUBLIC!] Team Codefire Presents: Project FreeGee For Korea!
The Korean LG Optimus G is now unlocked!
If you have a K, S or L varient, you are now fully unlocked!
Please note: this requires root before you can install this! If you haven't rooted your phone yet, now is the time to do so.
As with all currently supported varients, we offer two methods of unlock. The first is connected to a computer. The second is through an apk. The apk cost ~1USD, and is a donation to us. The pc version of freegee is free and always will be free.
You can download the apk here. Else read below for instructions.
Also, ensure that you have ADB drivers installed. This WILL NOT WORK without them.
Before we begin: please make sure you have USB Debugging turned on, your phone is in "Charge Only" mode or MTP mode, and your phone's screen is on and unlocked.
This will allow you to see the root access prompt if your phone asks for it.
Download the .zip for your varient at the end of this post
Extract it somewhere on your hard drive
Ensure your screen is on and unlocked
Run the "freegee.bat" script, and follow the instructions.
Do not run this as administrator! the install will fail if you do so.
Once the unlock is complete, check to make sure you have a "backups" folder now in the folder where you put FreeGee. If not, DO NOT REBOOT your phone.
Even a failed unlock will still show the 'congratulations you're unlocked!' text, read the output to see if you have errors!
You should not see any "adb.exe not found" errors, or "tar: invalid magic" errors. Those would be errors in the script.
An error which you can ignore is "No space left on device" after it says erasing old recovery and boot. That's just a side effect of how we clear the old images out.
To enter bootloader, hold volume UP and power.
Upon entering the bootloader, you will notice that there is no 'menu' to enter fastboot or recovery. Unfortunately, since the stars didn't align properly, we were unable to tell the new bootloader where to load the images that contain the menu from.
In light of that, you'll have to navigate the menu blind. Use the volume keys to change selection, and the power key to select.
The choices are (in order of pressing volume down):
Start - boot the phone normally [already selected]
Restart Bootloader - reboot into the bootloader
Recovery Mode - enter recovery (CWM)
Power Off - powers the phone off
So, to get to Recovery, you would press volume down twice then power.
If you have trouble with this, watch my video below for a demonstration.
Can I flash an OTA after installing this?
No. Flashing an OTA could contain a new bootloader, and it would replace the one we have put on your device. If you flash the new OTA, and it replaces the bootloader but not the boot.img, you could be left in a situation where you could not boot the phone due to a security error. Once you're in that position, the only thing you can do is LGNPST back to stock-- and even then, it is possible that an OTA could enable an anti-rollback feature which would disable LGNPST.
Does this mean I can flash custom ROMs now?
Yes. However, the custom ROM must be made for your device. We're working on a decrapified stock ROM, and AOSP ROMs as well. Be patient for those to come.
How can I uninstall this?
We will be releasing a 0.6 verison soon with easy uninstall. In the mean time you can get on irc, and we'll help you, or you can use the apk in the play store.
Special Thanks To!
None of this would be possible without the following people:
unknown2011 (and all his friends!)
We need some more testings for the S varient. There seems to be a slight hiccup with the S varient and before we release anything publically we need more testing. Please contact me on irc if you have an S varient.
If you have a K or L varient, you are now fully unlocked!
I want to unpack and repack boot.img for F180L / F180K / F180S.
XDA Developers was founded by developers, for developers. It is now a valuable resource for people who want to make the most of their mobile devices, from customizing the look and feel to adding new functionality. Are you a developer?