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I'm supposed to pick up an LG G2 today.
I'm coming from a Galaxy S3.
Anyways, is there a way to unlock the bootloader?
I'm a sucker for AOSP ROMs.

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I'm supposed to pick up an LG G2 today.
I'm coming from a Galaxy S3.
Anyways, is there a way to unlock the bootloader?

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Nope. But the great devs here have found a way around that.
 
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Nope. But the great devs here have found a way around that.
So how can I go about rooting and installing an AOSP ROM?

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So how can I go about rooting and installing an AOSP ROM?

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User ioroot25 or toweroot to root it, Autorec to install a recovery, have fun.
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Nope. But the great devs here have found a way around that.
OK - I'm actually in the exact same situation as RBarnett09 - my Samsung GS3 just died - and I'm researching my replacement options. If I get a new LG G2 and it's already got vzw's "latest & greatest" firmware, I can still get root and/or unlock it to the point that I can I run CM11?

With the vzw GS3, the last couple of vzw OTAs locked things down too tight for AOSP (I avoided that crap but my hardware finally died).

Anyway, I just viewed a thread in the LG G2 dev section about setting up to run an LG 4.4.2 kernel binary on an unofficial CM11 build, but it doesn't say explicitly whether or not you're SOL if your phone is "current" from VZW's point of view. I gather that the factory KitKat release from LG is close enough to AOSP that the kernel will support custom (AOSP-based) ROMs (is that it?).

Are we better off finding a used LG G2, and if so, what version and date of firmware sucks the least? Thanks.
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OK - I'm actually in the exact same situation as RBarnett09 - my Samsung GS3 just died - and I'm researching my replacement options. If I get a new LG G2 and it's already got vzw's "latest & greatest" firmware, I can still get root and/or unlock it to the point that I can I run CM11?

With the vzw GS3, the last couple of vzw OTAs locked things down too tight for AOSP (I avoided that crap but my hardware finally died).

Anyway, I just viewed a thread in the LG G2 dev section about setting up to run an LG 4.4.2 kernel binary on an unofficial CM11 build, but it doesn't say explicitly whether or not you're SOL if your phone is "current" from VZW's point of view. I gather that the factory KitKat release from LG is close enough to AOSP that the kernel will support custom (AOSP-based) ROMs (is that it?).

Are we better off finding a used LG G2, and if so, what version and date of firmware sucks the least? Thanks.
Latest firmware is 24A - KitKat, it can be rooted and recovery installed using the method posted. Most of the AOSP roms work with that firmware and contain working kernels. A couple still only work with the JB firmware.
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OK - I'm actually in the exact same situation as RBarnett09 - my Samsung GS3 just died - and I'm researching my replacement options. If I get a new LG G2 and it's already got vzw's "latest & greatest" firmware, I can still get root and/or unlock it to the point that I can I run CM11?

With the vzw GS3, the last couple of vzw OTAs locked things down too tight for AOSP (I avoided that crap but my hardware finally died).

Anyway, I just viewed a thread in the LG G2 dev section about setting up to run an LG 4.4.2 kernel binary on an unofficial CM11 build, but it doesn't say explicitly whether or not you're SOL if your phone is "current" from VZW's point of view. I gather that the factory KitKat release from LG is close enough to AOSP that the kernel will support custom (AOSP-based) ROMs (is that it?).

Are we better off finding a used LG G2, and if so, what version and date of firmware sucks the least? Thanks.
Yep. I'm actually coming from an S3 myself. I understand exactly what you were saying.

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Just confirming that I used towelroot to successfully gain root and also successfully flashed TWRP custom recovery via autorec.
Pretty sweet gaining a full permanent root without even hooking my device up to a computer. Not to mention that no data was deleted.

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