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By WACOMalt, Senior Member on 30th May 2015, 04:08 PM
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Hoyo folks.

So I'm sure you've all seen the plethora of "Do we haz root?" "How 2 unlok?" "unlok guide here"(which doesn't work) ect. Here in this thread I will attempt to summarize the current status of Unlock, Custom Recovery, and Root for each model.

Some of our devs now have Devices in hand, THANK YOU TO ALL THAT HAVE DONATED! It REALLY helps the entire G4 community! Now we wait with baited breath. (No pressure guys)

So without Further ado, here is a list of the status of all devices.

CURRENT Unlock/Recovery/Root Status, in order of success:

H815 (Europe Open model ONLY) -
Unlocked? - YES (Via LG's Official Unlocker)
Custom Recovery? - YES (TWRP info)
Root? - YES (Root Info)

NOTE: LG's offcial unlocker is a PERMANENT change. You cannot Re-lock, if you wanted to send in for a warranty claim. If you aren't willing to do that, lets wait and see if the dev's efforts will pay off with a more friendly unlock (which it may or may not)


H815 (Asia) -
NO to all - "adb reboot bootloader" gets into bootloader screen, locked

H815 (USA) -
NO to all - "adb reboot bootloader" gets into bootloader screen, locked

H815 (France) -
NO to all - "adb reboot bootloader" gets into bootloader screen, locked

H815TR (Turkey) -
NO to all - "adb reboot bootloader" gets into bootloader screen, locked

H818P (Thailand) -
NO to all - "adb reboot bootloader" gets into bootloader screen, locked

H818N -
NO to all - "adb reboot bootloader" gets into bootloader screen, locked

H811 (T-Mobile) -
NO to all - and "adb reboot bootloader" doesn't work

H810 (AT&T) -
NO to all - and "adb reboot bootloader" doesn't work

LS991 (Sprint) -
NO to all - and "adb reboot bootloader" doesn't work

F500S -
NO to all - and "adb reboot bootloader" doesn't work

F500K -
NO to all - and "adb reboot bootloader" doesn't work

F500L -
NO to all - and "adb reboot bootloader" doesn't work

VS986 (Verizon) -
No to all - and "adb reboot bootloader" doesn't work, AND no "Enable OEM Unlock" in developer settings.
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30th May 2015, 04:13 PM |#2  
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I suggest editing the thread title to be more concise/official since that is the intent of this thread:

Something like "LG G4 (all variants) Root Discussion/News"
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30th May 2015, 04:58 PM |#3  
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After OEM Unlocking in Development settings and rebooting, TMO G4 reboots only after adb reboot bootloader. Anybody confirm this for TMO G4? We need root first!
30th May 2015, 05:27 PM |#4  
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For any one that ones the source code is available from LG.
T-Mobile
International
Both kernels are compile-able with a little finagling.

On Root:
From what I can see in the International code is there are the defprefs for all of the p1 versions, and it doesn't "Appear" to have ping pong patched.
I have heard "rumors" that jcase , autoprime and thecubed, are working on a root for the device, but I have not heard from either of them. They did just release pingping v6 which supports the M9, a 64-bit kernel, meaning they have made one that works with the 64-bit linux kernel. For any one curious about their progress you can always check them out on twitter. For those of you posting about root and such, you can always see if there is anything you can do to support them in their efforts.


Thanks for making the thread, I think this phone will be a fun one, and I do expect to see some great things happen.
Have a good day all!
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30th May 2015, 06:54 PM |#5  
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H818P Thailand can use adb reboot boot loader
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30th May 2015, 11:25 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by MicroMod777

After OEM Unlocking in Development settings and rebooting, TMO G4 reboots only after adb reboot bootloader. Anybody confirm this for TMO G4? We need root first!

Thanks for confirming. Same behavior on my TMo G4.
30th May 2015, 11:41 PM |#7  
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Not as skilled as some but I do currently maintain the HTC One M8 for DirtyUnicorns.

I have my G4 pre-ordered from Verizon. It has shipped today and current tracking has it arriving Tuesday 6/2. If no one beats me to it, I will post at least the basics of how that variant functions in terms of adb and fastboot. Anything else needed I will gladly try to provide from the VZW variant.
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31st May 2015, 01:29 AM |#8  
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Ok, so I'm I correct that its possible to root (when available) without it being unlocked? And with just root you could run apps like Titanium but you couldn't install a recovery or different rom while it's still locked?
31st May 2015, 02:31 AM |#9  
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Ok, so I'm I correct that its possible to root (when available) without it being unlocked? And with just root you could run apps like Titanium but you couldn't install a recovery or different rom while it's still locked?

Yes
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Ok, so I'm I correct that its possible to root (when available) without it being unlocked? And with just root you could run apps like Titanium but you couldn't install a recovery or different rom while it's still locked?

Correct. Having root access to the operating system and having a unlocked bootloader are two different things.
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Correct. Having root access to the operating system and having a unlocked bootloader are two different things.

So it sounds like without the needed file from LG this is not going to be a developer friendly phone?
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