[GUIDE] Guide to unlock bootloader for every G7 ThinQ except G710TM (With PHOTOS)

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Emanel000000

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Guide for unlocking the bootloader for every LG G7 ThinQ except G710TM :

IMPORTANT: NEVER ERASE THE ENTIRE FLASH (IT WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE **STILL CAN BE RECOVERED**)
IMPORTANT: FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS IN ORDER TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER SUCCSSEFULLY;
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR PHONE BRICKS! YOU ARE FOLLOWING THIS GUIDE AND ITS YOUR CHOICE TO DO IT OR NOT TO DO IT AND YOU'RE THE ONE DOING IT. I JUST WANT TO HELP OTHERS OUT.


Requirements:
- Windows PC/Laptop;
- USB Cable to connect your phone of course;
- UnlockG7.zip;
- Platfoorm Tools or any other fastboot/adb tools;


STEPS:


MAKE SURE THAT EACH STEP IS FOLLOWED IN ORDER NOT TO DAMAGE YOUR PHONE
1. Download UnlockG7.zip and extract it.
2. Install 9008 usb driver and QPST.
3. Reboot the pc.
4 .Turn on usb debugging in developer options.
5. Boot the phone in edl mode:
I) Connect the phone to the PC;
II) Hold VOL- and Power;
III) As soon as the screen turns black repeatedly press VOL+ while holding VOL-& Power.

Video tutorial:

6. On the windows PC go to device manager ---> Ports and it should say Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM x) or "QUSB_BULK_CID: xxxx_SN: xxxxxxxx";
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7. Setting up QFIL:
I) Run QFIL;
II) Set Build Type to Flat Build;
III) Programmer path: select the file "prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf" inside unbrick g7.zip;
IV) At the bottom right corner change device type to "UFS".

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8. QFIL should recognize the port of your phone, if not press on "SelectPort..." and select your phone's port;
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9. Press on "Tools" and then press on "Partition Manager";
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10. A new window should show on your screen with every partition on your phone. If you get sahara error, you should make sure you installed the 9008 mode drivers right or reboot your pc, reboot your phone from edl mode by holding volume - and power button for 10-30 seconds, then getting back to edl mode (step 5);
11. Search the partition called "abl_a" right click on it and press "Manage Partition Data" then press on "Read Data" (this will backup your current partition) then press on "Load image" and load the V35abl.img from UnlockG7 folder.
12. Press win + R and run %appdata% , navigate to Qualcomm --> Qfil --> COM_X (X --> the port that your phone was connected at (step6) and you will have a file named readata...... .bin rename it to Abl_abackup.bin;
13. Redo step 11 & step 12 but instead abl_a repeat the process with abl_b;


STEP 14 & 15 ARE NOT NEEDED IF YOUR LG G7 MODEL ITS EM OR EMW
14. Search laf_a partition right click on it and press "Manage Paritition Data" then press on "Read Data" (to backup it), follow (step 12) again but name the file called readata... to laf_abackup.bin then you press on erase. (NOT "ERARSE ENTIRE FLASH") ;
15. Follow (step 14) but instead laf_a repeat the process with laf_b;


16. Unplug the phone then reboot by holding volume - and power button for 15-30 seconds, as soon as the screen goes black hold only volume + or volume - (if you used step 14 & 15 its vol +) and plug your phone. It should get you in fastboot mode, if not reboot again (hold volume - and power button for 15-30s) and try it again with volume - or volume + (FOR EM AND EMW ITS VOL - ) until you get in fastboot;
17. Open the folder where your adb tools are, Shift + Right Click in any empty space and select "Open Powershell Window here". Once powershell is open enter CMD and hit enter.
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18. Type in the CMD: fastboot flash frp (drag and drop over the cmd the frp.img).
19. Type in the CMD: fastboot oem unlock , if it says "unknown command" try using USB 2.0, if still persists try to use the command multiple times, in the end it should say "erasing userdata ... " ;
20. Go back in EDL(9008) mode and restore your backups, go in partition manager in Qfil and use Load image using the backup for partitions you have backuped in step 11,12,13,14 (For EM and EMW model only from step 11 and 12);
21. Force reboot your phone ( unplug the phone and hold volume - and power button for 10s ) and immediatly hold vol+ and plug the phone.
22. Flash the required firmware KDZ according to your phone model.
23. Congratulations! You have successfully unlocked your device.
 
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killiang1695

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i cant get into fastboot mode. im using the lg g7 thinq sprint g710pm, the iaf, and abl files worked fine, but fastboot says error booting. can you help?
 

sahil27

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Guide for unlocking the bootloader for every LG G7 ThinQ model (for TM model won't work) :

IMPORTANT: NEVER ERASE THE ENTIRE FLASH (IT WILL PROBABLY DELETE YOUR IMEI ALSO IT WILL MAKE YOUR DEVICE A BRICK (CAN STILL BE RECOVERED) );
IMPORTANT: FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS IN ORDER TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER SUCCSSEFULLY. ;
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR PHONE BRICKS! YOU ARE FOLLOWING THIS GUIDE AND ITS YOUR CHOICE TO DO IT OR NOT TO DO IT AND YOURE THE ONE DOING IT. I JUST WANT TO HELP OTHERS OUT.;


Requirments:
- Windows PC/Laptop;
- USB Cable to connect your phone of course;
- V35 ABL;
- The LG FIrehose file;
- QPST/QFIL;
- 9008 drivers;
- ADB PLATFORM or any other fastboot/adb tools;


STEPS:

1. Install 9008 drivers , eventually reboot your pc;
2. Go to Settings ---> About phone ---> Software info ---> Press on "Build number" 5 times to unlock developer options, now go back 2 times and press on Developer options scroll down and enable "USB debugging";
3. Download Qfil, FireHose, v35 abl and install Qfil.
4. Boot in edl mode , firstly you have to connect your phone to your PC then you hold volume +, volume - and power button until the screen is off and immediatly you start holding only volume - and power button while spamming volume + button;
5. Go into device manager ---> Ports and it should say Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM x) or "QUSB_BULK_CID: xxxx_SN: xxxxxxxx"
6. Run QFIL with administrator rights (click right on it ---> open with administrator) Select Build Type: Flat Build, Programmer path: press on browse and go where you extracted Unlock G7.zip and select prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf;
7. Press on "Configuration" and then press on "FireHose Configuration" , go to Device Type: select UFS and press OK;
8. After step 5 QFIL should recognize the port of your phone, if not press on "SelectPort..." and select your phone's port;
9. Press on "Tools" and then press on "Partition Manager";
10. A new window should show on your screen with every partition on your phone. If you get sahara error, you should make sure you installed the 9008 mode drivers right or reboot your pc, reboot your phone from edl mode by holding volume - and power button for 15-30 seconds, then getting back to edl mode (step 4);
11. Search the partition called "abl_a" right click on it and press "Manage Partition Data" then press on "Read Data" (this will backup your current partition) then press on "Load image" and load the abl_a.img file that you downloaded (step 3);
12. Open run.exe and type %appdata% then press enter, go to Qualcomm --> Qfil --> COM_X (X --> the port that your phone was connected at) and you have a file named readata...... .bin rename it to Abl_a backup.bin;
****(THESE 2 STEPS ARE FOR THE PEOPLE WITH OTHER MODELS THAN EM/EMW)**** 13. Search laf_a partition right click on it and press "Manage Paritition Data" then press on "Read Data" (to backup it), follow (step 12) again but name the file called readata... to laf_a backup.bin then you press on erase. (NOT "ERARSE ENTIRE FLASH") ;
**************************************************************************************** 14. Follow (step 13) but instead laf_a you do the same with laf_b;

15. Open the folder where your adb tools are, then hold Shift + Right Click in the folder (in empty space) and open powershell. Type and enter CMD ;
16. Unplug the phone then reboot by holding volume - and power button for 15-30 seconds, as soon as the screen goes black hold only volume + or volume - (if you used step 13. & 14 its vol +) and plug your phone. It should get you in fastboot mode, if not unplug and reboot again (hold volume - and power button for 15-30s) and try it again with volume - or volume + until you get in fastboot;
17. Type in the CMD " fastboot oem unlock " , if it says "unknown command" try using USB 2.0. Once that's done, do not close the cmd window yet;
18. Go where you backuped the partitions (step 12), and type in cmd fastboot flash abl_a (and drag the abl_a backup.bin file over the cmd window ) and press enter, it should say OKAY, then you do the same for laf partition fastboot flash laf_a (drag the file laf_a backup.bin over the cmd window ) respectively fastboot flash laf_b (drag the file laf_b backup.bin over the cmd window);
19. Now you can reboot your phone by selecting with volume buttons the reboot option and pressing power button;
20 .Congratulation! You succsefully unlocked your device.


How to boot into EDL mode?
I press all 3 buttons together and reboot, after that not able to understand
Please help me out
 

mily001

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Cant flash the abl_a backup.bin file

I am stuck at this point I can't flash the abl_a backup.bin file (from step 18) it always gives me an error...what should I do now?
uwlR3jt.png


after trying the same code twice my mobile shows this
b8vVlhl.jpg


plz help me or I am done for
 
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lefttobleed

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I am stuck at this point I can't flash the abl_a backup.bin file (from step 18) it always gives me an error...what should I do now?

after trying the same code twice my mobile shows this


plz help me or I am done for
Rename the file removing any 'space' from it and try.
I am not familiar with this step 18. Maybe cause I have EMW.
You can also load back the partition you want using qfil.
 

Emanel000000

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I am stuck at this point I can't flash the abl_a backup.bin file (from step 18) it always gives me an error...what should I do now?
uwlR3jt.png


after trying the same code twice my mobile shows this
b8vVlhl.jpg


plz help me or I am done for

yes my bad rename the file without a space in the name
 

irwand22

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I got stuck on error > Download fail:Firehouse fail:FHLoader fail: The system cannot find the file specified.

Any suggestion?
I'm using G710N, i wonder if anyone already did this on a same type.
 

Emanel000000

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I got stuck on error > Download fail:Firehouse fail:FHLoader fail: The system cannot find the file specified.

Any suggestion?
I'm using G710N, i wonder if anyone already did this on a same type.

it says in guide if it fails make sure 9008 drivers are actually instaled also reboot your pc also your phone and get it back to edl after ur pc fully rebooted
 

Kro78

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G710AWM-10 30b

Good Day, XDA Community!
Before I post a request for help, prior to contributing anything, I would like to say thank you for this platform and the information contained within. It has been immensely helpful, the progress made to this point is truly because of this community.

I hope this an appropriate place for this post. I debated putting it in the Q&A section...rest assured, I learn quickly! Here is what I am currently faced with:

End Goal: Running Lineage OS (or other, i.e. UT) in its most stable form on the LG G7 ThinQ.

Current hardware: G710AWM Android 10, 30b. Windows 10 Pro Ver. 2004

Questions to try to keep this on point for you experienced and busy people:
1. Is the problem here Android 10? I have seen forum posts saying I need Android 9 to unlock bootloader. I have seen forum posts saying the version number does not matter. Downgrading the OS is not something I have acted upon yet.
2. Is an ADB response REQUIRED while in EDL mode? ADB reports the serial number of the G7 when in photo transfer USB mode. When in EDL, ADB does not report a serial number. ".\adb commands" from power shell.

Symptom:
1. QFIL - boot phone into EDL while QFIL open; QFIL detects 9008 port. Select firehose elf file, confirm UFS. Partition Manager reports Download failed / cannot find the file specified.
Reboot G7 into EDL mode while QFIL is open; Partition Manager reports Sahara error.
This is a result I can repeat and replicate over and over again.

I have been reading, researching, searching, and reading more to try to solve this with the information that is in this forum. It seems I'm missing something SUPER simple (like A10vsA9?). For the better part of the past 36 hours, I have rebooted the phone and computer, purchased and used new USB-C cables, installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, re-downloaded USB Drivers, firehose, G7 Unlock, G7 Unbrick.....

Not sure if the qfil log file will help:

2020-10-30 13:09:19.571 ***** Working Folder:C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\BHI
2020-10-30 13:09:19.581 Validating Application Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.585 Load APP Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 COM:-1
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 PBLDOWNLOADPROTOCOL:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 PROGRAMMER:True
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 PROGRAMMER:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 RESETSAHARASTATEMACHINE:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 SAHARAREADSERIALNO:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 SEARCHPATH:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 ACKRAWDATAEVERYNUMPACKETS:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 ACKRAWDATAEVERYNUMPACKETS:100
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 MAXPAYLOADSIZETOTARGETINBYTES:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 MAXPAYLOADSIZETOTARGETINBYTES:49152
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 ACTIVEBOOTPARTITION:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 ACTIVEBOOTPARTITION:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 PHYPARTITIONS:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 PHYPARTITIONS:0,1,2,4,5
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 DEVICETYPE:ufs
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 PLATFORM:8x26
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 VALIDATIONMODE:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 RESETAFTERDOWNLOAD:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 SWITCHTOFIREHOSETIMEOUT:30
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 RESETTIMEOUT:200
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 RESETDELAYTIME:2
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 METABUILD:
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 METABUILD:
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 FLATBUILDPATH:C:\
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 FLATBUILDFORCEOVERRIDE:True
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 QCNPATH:C:\Temp\00000000.qcn
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 QCNAUTOBACKUPRESTORE:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 SPCCODE:000000
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 ENABLEMULTISIM:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 AUTOPRESERVEPARTITIONS:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 PARTITIONPRESERVEMODE:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 PRESERVEDPARTITIONS:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 PRESERVEDPARTITIONS:
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 ERASEALL:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.617 Load ARG Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.681 Validating Download Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.683 Image Search Path: C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7
2020-10-30 13:09:19.687 Programmer Path:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:09:20.011 Process Index:0
2020-10-30 13:09:20.021 Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL) 2.0.3.5
2020-10-30 13:11:13.718 Start Download
2020-10-30 13:11:13.720 Program Path:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:11:13.723 ***** Working Folder:C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\COMPORT_5
2020-10-30 13:11:13.863 Binary build date: Jun 25 2019 @ 03:16:15
2020-10-30 13:11:13.864 QSAHARASERVER CALLED LIKE THIS: 'C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\Qualcomm_Flash_Image_Loader_v2.0.3.5\QSaharaServer.ex'Current working dir: C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\COMPORT_5
2020-10-30 13:11:13.865 Sahara mappings:
2020-10-30 13:11:13.866 2: amss.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.866 6: apps.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.867 8: dsp1.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.867 10: dbl.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.867 11: osbl.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.868 12: dsp2.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.868 16: efs1.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.869 17: efs2.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.869 20: efs3.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.869 21: sbl1.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.870 22: sbl2.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.870 23: rpm.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.871 25: tz.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.871 28: dsp3.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.871 29: acdb.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.872 30: wdt.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.872 31: mba.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.873 13: C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:11:13.873
2020-10-30 13:11:13.873 13:11:13: Requested ID 13, file: "C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf"
2020-10-30 13:11:13.874
2020-10-30 13:11:13.874 13:11:13: 662599 bytes transferred in 0.078000 seconds (8.1013MBps)
2020-10-30 13:11:13.875
2020-10-30 13:11:13.875
2020-10-30 13:11:13.876
2020-10-30 13:11:13.876 13:11:13: File transferred successfully
2020-10-30 13:11:13.876
2020-10-30 13:11:13.877
2020-10-30 13:11:13.877
2020-10-30 13:11:13.878 13:11:13: Sahara protocol completed
2020-10-30 13:11:13.878 Sending Programmer Finished
2020-10-30 13:11:13.879 Switch To FireHose
2020-10-30 13:11:13.879 Wait for 3 seconds...
2020-10-30 13:11:16.896 Max Payload Size to Target:49152 Bytes
2020-10-30 13:11:16.899 Active Boot Partition:1
2020-10-30 13:11:16.900 Device Type:ufs
2020-10-30 13:11:16.902 Platform:8x26
2020-10-30 13:11:16.905 Disable Ack Raw Data Every N Packets
2020-10-30 13:11:16.907 Skip Write:False
2020-10-30 13:11:16.910 Always Validate:False
2020-10-30 13:11:16.912 Use Verbose:False
2020-10-30 13:11:16.924 ***** Working Folder:C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\COMPORT_5
2020-10-30 13:11:16.927 Download Fail:FireHose Fail:FHLoader Fail:The system cannot find the file specified
2020-10-30 13:11:16.944 Finish Get GPT
 

lefttobleed

Senior Member
Apr 20, 2010
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Good Day, XDA Community!
Before I post a request for help, prior to contributing anything, I would like to say thank you for this platform and the information contained within. It has been immensely helpful, the progress made to this point is truly because of this community.

I hope this an appropriate place for this post. I debated putting it in the Q&A section...rest assured, I learn quickly! Here is what I am currently faced with:

End Goal: Running Lineage OS (or other, i.e. UT) in its most stable form on the LG G7 ThinQ.

Current hardware: G710AWM Android 10, 30b. Windows 10 Pro Ver. 2004

Questions to try to keep this on point for you experienced and busy people:
1. Is the problem here Android 10? I have seen forum posts saying I need Android 9 to unlock bootloader. I have seen forum posts saying the version number does not matter. Downgrading the OS is not something I have acted upon yet.
2. Is an ADB response REQUIRED while in EDL mode? ADB reports the serial number of the G7 when in photo transfer USB mode. When in EDL, ADB does not report a serial number. ".\adb commands" from power shell.

Symptom:
1. QFIL - boot phone into EDL while QFIL open; QFIL detects 9008 port. Select firehose elf file, confirm UFS. Partition Manager reports Download failed / cannot find the file specified.
Reboot G7 into EDL mode while QFIL is open; Partition Manager reports Sahara error.
This is a result I can repeat and replicate over and over again.

I have been reading, researching, searching, and reading more to try to solve this with the information that is in this forum. It seems I'm missing something SUPER simple (like A10vsA9?). For the better part of the past 36 hours, I have rebooted the phone and computer, purchased and used new USB-C cables, installed, uninstalled, reinstalled, re-downloaded USB Drivers, firehose, G7 Unlock, G7 Unbrick.....

Not sure if the qfil log file will help:

2020-10-30 13:09:19.571 ***** Working Folder:C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\BHI
2020-10-30 13:09:19.581 Validating Application Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.585 Load APP Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 COM:-1
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 PBLDOWNLOADPROTOCOL:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 PROGRAMMER:True
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 PROGRAMMER:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 RESETSAHARASTATEMACHINE:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 SAHARAREADSERIALNO:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 SEARCHPATH:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 ACKRAWDATAEVERYNUMPACKETS:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.614 ACKRAWDATAEVERYNUMPACKETS:100
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 MAXPAYLOADSIZETOTARGETINBYTES:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 MAXPAYLOADSIZETOTARGETINBYTES:49152
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 ACTIVEBOOTPARTITION:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 ACTIVEBOOTPARTITION:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 PHYPARTITIONS:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 PHYPARTITIONS:0,1,2,4,5
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 DEVICETYPE:ufs
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 PLATFORM:8x26
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 VALIDATIONMODE:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 RESETAFTERDOWNLOAD:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 SWITCHTOFIREHOSETIMEOUT:30
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 RESETTIMEOUT:200
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 RESETDELAYTIME:2
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 METABUILD:
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 METABUILD:
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 FLATBUILDPATH:C:\
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 FLATBUILDFORCEOVERRIDE:True
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 QCNPATH:C:\Temp\00000000.qcn
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 QCNAUTOBACKUPRESTORE:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.615 SPCCODE:000000
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 ENABLEMULTISIM:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 AUTOPRESERVEPARTITIONS:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 PARTITIONPRESERVEMODE:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 PRESERVEDPARTITIONS:0
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 PRESERVEDPARTITIONS:
2020-10-30 13:09:19.616 ERASEALL:False
2020-10-30 13:09:19.617 Load ARG Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.681 Validating Download Configuration
2020-10-30 13:09:19.683 Image Search Path: C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7
2020-10-30 13:09:19.687 Programmer Path:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:09:20.011 Process Index:0
2020-10-30 13:09:20.021 Qualcomm Flash Image Loader (QFIL) 2.0.3.5
2020-10-30 13:11:13.718 Start Download
2020-10-30 13:11:13.720 Program Path:C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:11:13.723 ***** Working Folder:C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\COMPORT_5
2020-10-30 13:11:13.863 Binary build date: Jun 25 2019 @ 03:16:15
2020-10-30 13:11:13.864 QSAHARASERVER CALLED LIKE THIS: 'C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\Qualcomm_Flash_Image_Loader_v2.0.3.5\QSaharaServer.ex'Current working dir: C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\COMPORT_5
2020-10-30 13:11:13.865 Sahara mappings:
2020-10-30 13:11:13.866 2: amss.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.866 6: apps.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.867 8: dsp1.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.867 10: dbl.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.867 11: osbl.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.868 12: dsp2.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.868 16: efs1.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.869 17: efs2.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.869 20: efs3.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.869 21: sbl1.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.870 22: sbl2.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.870 23: rpm.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.871 25: tz.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.871 28: dsp3.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.871 29: acdb.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.872 30: wdt.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.872 31: mba.mbn
2020-10-30 13:11:13.873 13: C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf
2020-10-30 13:11:13.873
2020-10-30 13:11:13.873 13:11:13: Requested ID 13, file: "C:\Users\Ryan\Desktop\UnlockG7\prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf"
2020-10-30 13:11:13.874
2020-10-30 13:11:13.874 13:11:13: 662599 bytes transferred in 0.078000 seconds (8.1013MBps)
2020-10-30 13:11:13.875
2020-10-30 13:11:13.875
2020-10-30 13:11:13.876
2020-10-30 13:11:13.876 13:11:13: File transferred successfully
2020-10-30 13:11:13.876
2020-10-30 13:11:13.877
2020-10-30 13:11:13.877
2020-10-30 13:11:13.878 13:11:13: Sahara protocol completed
2020-10-30 13:11:13.878 Sending Programmer Finished
2020-10-30 13:11:13.879 Switch To FireHose
2020-10-30 13:11:13.879 Wait for 3 seconds...
2020-10-30 13:11:16.896 Max Payload Size to Target:49152 Bytes
2020-10-30 13:11:16.899 Active Boot Partition:1
2020-10-30 13:11:16.900 Device Type:ufs
2020-10-30 13:11:16.902 Platform:8x26
2020-10-30 13:11:16.905 Disable Ack Raw Data Every N Packets
2020-10-30 13:11:16.907 Skip Write:False
2020-10-30 13:11:16.910 Always Validate:False
2020-10-30 13:11:16.912 Use Verbose:False
2020-10-30 13:11:16.924 ***** Working Folder:C:\Users\Ryan\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\QFIL\COMPORT_5
2020-10-30 13:11:16.927 Download Fail:FireHose Fail:FHLoader Fail:The system cannot find the file specified
2020-10-30 13:11:16.944 Finish Get GPT
Try files from the verizon unlock guide in guides section. I have a g7 emw and i unlocked using those files. Btw you have not mention what model yours is.
If that doesnt work, try from a different PC.
After you get qfil to work, take complete backup of all your partitions.
After that you need to be on android 8 to follow that guide.
 
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Try files from the verizon unlock guide in guides section. I have a g7 emw and i unlocked using those files. Btw you have not mention what model yours is.
If that doesnt work, try from a different PC.
After you get qfil to work, take complete backup of all your partitions.
After that you need to be on android 8 to follow that guide.

Thank you, lefttobleed. I will eagerly jump into the Verizon unlock guide as suggested. I will make 6 backup copies of my partitions once qfil gets going!!

The model number I am working with is: LM-G710AWM // Android 10 Software Version: G710AWM30b

Thank you, again!
Kro
 

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Thank you again, lefttobleed. Following the Verizon unlock guide, I was able to access partition manager through QFIL. I believe, either the re-downloaded QPST (version?) or the SIMPLE overlooked item was within the reinstallation of QPST... I care not to admit what the potential root cause of this might be :(

Last night was spent backing up the partitions of the G710AWM. While perhaps overkill, I captured the long list from partition manager in order to correlate the backup *.bin files. I sincerely hope there is in fact 93 partitions...and that I did not miss one in my exhaustion.

While there is no panic yet; I do suspect I am again confusing myself while going back and forth between guides (NOT a complaint in any form, I rather enjoy everything I have learned and completed thus far). On the note of the various guides, thank you to: Emanel000000, Awesomeslayerg, netookska05 and lefttobleed. I cannot possibly thank everyone...... :)

Edit - I missed a few key points: I think from the AS guide, only the abl_a.bin is replaced; when I did this and rebooted, I could not access fastboot after approximately 20 - 30 attempts; the phone booted up normally (loading from b partition?). Booted back into EDL and replaced the abl_b.bin as per this (Eman00) guide. Backed up laf_a and laf_b to be safe. Rebooted phone to red triangle, and eventually fastboot loaded. Tried fastboot oem unlock and received "failed: device unlocked!". Fastboot continued to report this "fail device unlocked" message.

My G7 now boots to red triangle, and eventually to fastboot. No problem communicating via command line. Rebooting in various ways results in: EDL, download mode, firmware update mode and fastboot (after red-tri). I am about to use QFIL to flash V35 again to A/B, then erase the LAF.BIN files. I believe I deviated somewhere between this guide and Awesomeslayerg's guide.

Happy Oct. 31, for those that do something today! :)
Thank you, again!
Kro
 
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Thank you again, lefttobleed. Following the Verizon unlock guide, I was able to access partition manager through QFIL. I believe, either the re-downloaded QPST (version?) or the SIMPLE overlooked item was within the reinstallation of QPST... I care not to admit what the potential root cause of this might be :(

Last night was spent backing up the partitions of the G710AWM. While perhaps overkill, I captured the long list from partition manager in order to correlate the backup *.bin files. I sincerely hope there is in fact 93 partitions...and that I did not miss one in my exhaustion.

While there is no panic yet; I do suspect I am again confusing myself while going back and forth between guides (NOT a complaint in any form, I rather enjoy everything I have learned and completed thus far). On the note of the various guides, thank you to: Emanel000000, Awesomeslayerg, netookska05 and lefttobleed. I cannot possibly thank everyone...... :)

Edit - I missed a few key points: I think from the AS guide, only the abl_a.bin is replaced; when I did this and rebooted, I could not access fastboot after approximately 20 - 30 attempts; the phone booted up normally (loading from b partition?). Booted back into EDL and replaced the abl_b.bin as per this (Eman00) guide. Backed up laf_a and laf_b to be safe. Rebooted phone to red triangle, and eventually fastboot loaded. Tried fastboot oem unlock and received "failed: device unlocked!". Fastboot continued to report this "fail device unlocked" message.

My G7 now boots to red triangle, and eventually to fastboot. No problem communicating via command line. Rebooting in various ways results in: EDL, download mode, firmware update mode and fastboot (after red-tri). I am about to use QFIL to flash V35 again to A/B, then erase the LAF.BIN files. I believe I deviated somewhere between this guide and Awesomeslayerg's guide.

Happy Oct. 31, for those that do something today! :)
Thank you, again!
Kro
Welcome... Very good progress. Even i sat and backed up my complete partitions tediously.

Anyways, Doesnt that error mean your phone is already unlocked? Check in developer options if it is unlocked.

If not unlocked, make sure you are making changes after cross flashing to an android 8 rom. Refer images in v40 guide linked inside verizon guide, to see how the bootloader should look if successfully flashed.
 

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Thank you again, lefttobleed. Following the Verizon unlock guide, I was able to access partition manager through QFIL. I believe, either the re-downloaded QPST (version?) or the SIMPLE overlooked item was within the reinstallation of QPST... I care not to admit what the potential root cause of this might be :(

Last night was spent backing up the partitions of the G710AWM. While perhaps overkill, I captured the long list from partition manager in order to correlate the backup *.bin files. I sincerely hope there is in fact 93 partitions...and that I did not miss one in my exhaustion.

While there is no panic yet; I do suspect I am again confusing myself while going back and forth between guides (NOT a complaint in any form, I rather enjoy everything I have learned and completed thus far). On the note of the various guides, thank you to: Emanel000000, Awesomeslayerg, netookska05 and lefttobleed. I cannot possibly thank everyone...... :)

Edit - I missed a few key points: I think from the AS guide, only the abl_a.bin is replaced; when I did this and rebooted, I could not access fastboot after approximately 20 - 30 attempts; the phone booted up normally (loading from b partition?). Booted back into EDL and replaced the abl_b.bin as per this (Eman00) guide. Backed up laf_a and laf_b to be safe. Rebooted phone to red triangle, and eventually fastboot loaded. Tried fastboot oem unlock and received "failed: device unlocked!". Fastboot continued to report this "fail device unlocked" message.

My G7 now boots to red triangle, and eventually to fastboot. No problem communicating via command line. Rebooting in various ways results in: EDL, download mode, firmware update mode and fastboot (after red-tri). I am about to use QFIL to flash V35 again to A/B, then erase the LAF.BIN files. I believe I deviated somewhere between this guide and Awesomeslayerg's guide.

Happy Oct. 31, for those that do something today! :)
Thank you, again!
Kro
Can you please tell me which guide u followed to root your phone?
 

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    Guide for unlocking the bootloader for every LG G7 ThinQ except G710TM :

    IMPORTANT: NEVER ERASE THE ENTIRE FLASH (IT WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE **STILL CAN BE RECOVERED**)
    IMPORTANT: FOLLOW ALL THE STEPS IN ORDER TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER SUCCSSEFULLY;
    DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOUR PHONE BRICKS! YOU ARE FOLLOWING THIS GUIDE AND ITS YOUR CHOICE TO DO IT OR NOT TO DO IT AND YOU'RE THE ONE DOING IT. I JUST WANT TO HELP OTHERS OUT.


    Requirements:
    - Windows PC/Laptop;
    - USB Cable to connect your phone of course;
    - UnlockG7.zip;
    - Platfoorm Tools or any other fastboot/adb tools;


    STEPS:


    MAKE SURE THAT EACH STEP IS FOLLOWED IN ORDER NOT TO DAMAGE YOUR PHONE
    1. Download UnlockG7.zip and extract it.
    2. Install 9008 usb driver and QPST.
    3. Reboot the pc.
    4 .Turn on usb debugging in developer options.
    5. Boot the phone in edl mode:
    I) Connect the phone to the PC;
    II) Hold VOL- and Power;
    III) As soon as the screen turns black repeatedly press VOL+ while holding VOL-& Power.

    Video tutorial:

    6. On the windows PC go to device manager ---> Ports and it should say Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM x) or "QUSB_BULK_CID: xxxx_SN: xxxxxxxx";
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    7. Setting up QFIL:
    I) Run QFIL;
    II) Set Build Type to Flat Build;
    III) Programmer path: select the file "prog_ufs_firehose_Sdm845_lge.elf" inside unbrick g7.zip;
    IV) At the bottom right corner change device type to "UFS".

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    8. QFIL should recognize the port of your phone, if not press on "SelectPort..." and select your phone's port;
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    9. Press on "Tools" and then press on "Partition Manager";
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    10. A new window should show on your screen with every partition on your phone. If you get sahara error, you should make sure you installed the 9008 mode drivers right or reboot your pc, reboot your phone from edl mode by holding volume - and power button for 10-30 seconds, then getting back to edl mode (step 5);
    11. Search the partition called "abl_a" right click on it and press "Manage Partition Data" then press on "Read Data" (this will backup your current partition) then press on "Load image" and load the V35abl.img from UnlockG7 folder.
    12. Press win + R and run %appdata% , navigate to Qualcomm --> Qfil --> COM_X (X --> the port that your phone was connected at (step6) and you will have a file named readata...... .bin rename it to Abl_abackup.bin;
    13. Redo step 11 & step 12 but instead abl_a repeat the process with abl_b;


    STEP 14 & 15 ARE NOT NEEDED IF YOUR LG G7 MODEL ITS EM OR EMW
    14. Search laf_a partition right click on it and press "Manage Paritition Data" then press on "Read Data" (to backup it), follow (step 12) again but name the file called readata... to laf_abackup.bin then you press on erase. (NOT "ERARSE ENTIRE FLASH") ;
    15. Follow (step 14) but instead laf_a repeat the process with laf_b;


    16. Unplug the phone then reboot by holding volume - and power button for 15-30 seconds, as soon as the screen goes black hold only volume + or volume - (if you used step 14 & 15 its vol +) and plug your phone. It should get you in fastboot mode, if not reboot again (hold volume - and power button for 15-30s) and try it again with volume - or volume + (FOR EM AND EMW ITS VOL - ) until you get in fastboot;
    17. Open the folder where your adb tools are, Shift + Right Click in any empty space and select "Open Powershell Window here". Once powershell is open enter CMD and hit enter.
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    18. Type in the CMD: fastboot flash frp (drag and drop over the cmd the frp.img).
    19. Type in the CMD: fastboot oem unlock , if it says "unknown command" try using USB 2.0, if still persists try to use the command multiple times, in the end it should say "erasing userdata ... " ;
    20. Go back in EDL(9008) mode and restore your backups, go in partition manager in Qfil and use Load image using the backup for partitions you have backuped in step 11,12,13,14 (For EM and EMW model only from step 11 and 12);
    21. Force reboot your phone ( unplug the phone and hold volume - and power button for 10s ) and immediatly hold vol+ and plug the phone.
    22. Flash the required firmware KDZ according to your phone model.
    23. Congratulations! You have successfully unlocked your device.
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    My g7 is the sprint G710PM and currently it wont start. is it possible to unlock bootloader still and fix, or do i have to wait for LG's G710PM .kdz?
    ive tried a LOT of things to fix it but nothing has worked and probably did more harm than good, though i can still put it into 9008 mode for qfil. though i get RED case when booting to fastboot which wont allow a fastboot flash connection
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