Help each other: firehose and eng bootloader publicly available

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Jun 26, 2021
The first time I used it, I am not used to it, I read the above tutorials and reviews, I try to try it.


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May 6, 2019
We just tried it out with ps3hacker3 on his device which was used to unlock and root with the Firehose provided above, it indeed does not work on qfil. This confirms that this Firehose can indeed be used but not with qfil or other programs. Please everybody calm down here, its not fake, the device is Obviously rooted and the bootloader was replaced. Just not with Qfil.
I'm gonna have a look at the v60 that's unlocked and rooted in the next few days to figure out how we can recreate it on my v60, I'm the first person to unlock the bootloaders and gain full root on both the stylo 6 and k51 so I believe I can get at least the correct logs and files needed to do so if not fully recreate it myself. It may take my chimera tool but either way I know where to extract the logs of the bootloader unlocking
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Sep 7, 2008
To much childish drama coming from numerous people in here, I will be sticking to our discord server posted above for any and all progress made on this procedure in the OP. I'll happily take a ban for a bunch of children calling each other "liars" when there is literally nothing to gain by lying about a firehose/eng boot/rooted v60.

You want to talk to me about my rooted phone you contact me there, the name is Th3-Hunter333. I don't want your money, this isn't some scam....... I'm literally here to help YOU get root as well. I paid to have it done to my phone from MY pocket. The files acquired here were captured on my desktop during the process.

LOL, dude I got my phone three days after release day here in America at the AT&T store..... I'm not lucky enough to get an "Unfused" device magically, this place has changed over the years that's for certain.

Congratulations, you got your wish. Our project organizer has left the scene for a while.

Peace & Love,
ENG ABL is real, and this can be proven, as I detailed here
(@Mr.PvT @phan Văn Tâm) is the same person, and I suspect the person who gave the post author the remote unlock is also him, because the attached ENG ABL is the only one I gave him.
He told me in telegram that he didn't have the real firehose, but then he said here that he had it long ago, it doesn't matter what he said anymore, if the post author's phone was unlocked remotely by him, then I'm sure he has the real firehose file. He replied here claiming to use encrypted files and anti-sniffing, so the firehose file you got from your desktop could be fake, he could have reverse shared the port to swipe in firehose remotely to pass the phone checksum and then swipe locally with ENG ABL, he could have not used the firehose file on your desktop.
I also hope the post author got the correct file, 因为@Mr.PvT cheated me out of my ENG ABL file and he was able to unlock the bootloader because of it, while we are still debating here and still expecting the real firehose file to appear.
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Jul 25, 2017
, 因为@Mr.PvT cheated me out of my ENG ABL file and he was able to unlock the bootloader because of it, while we are still debating here and still expecting the real firehose file to appear.
Damn, ridiculous.

Also, I agree about not having drama, but I think it's important to know if someone isn't credible so they're less likely to fool other people in the future or people can research their credibility...

The thread was locked, but hopefully it won't be deleted so it can be referenced.


Jun 26, 2021


As early as two months ago, I have obtained LM V600 ENG, this version is Verizon's engineering machine extraction, the file is also I gave Wannan.


Jun 26, 2021


In addition, I think the credibility of that person has been a problem.
3 of the first right in front of me and ps3hacker his v60 and my stylo 6 and k51


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Jan 3, 2016
LG V60 ThinQ
Seems like a hard no, and mocking you at that. I bought octoplus for this purpose. If I get it figured out I will definitely share with you, that's what this community is about. Then you won't have to deal with the likes of this person.
Thank you ,yes I did noticed there are some bored individuals on here , anyhow ,thanks again for your reply !
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Seems like a hard no, and mocking you at that. I bought octoplus for this purpose. If I get it figured out I will definitely share with you, that's what this community is about. Then you won't have to deal with the likes of this person.
How can you not understand, octoplus/medusa work the same way as qfil, nothing depends on the program, this file (firehose) is from ZTE, anyone with Heh editor will understand this. Not the program decides, but the phone, the phone checks the divice id and the public hash of the file.

This firehose will only work on refurbished phones where memory or processor was changed. This file will never work with the original LG. Why do you believe blindly? You can read the information and find out for yourself. The guys were definitely deceived and slipped them the wrong file. LOL

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    Thank you to everyone for patiently waiting - I know these forums have been dark and getting darker. I really hope that this will help bring some life back into the LG Forums; you guys deserve it.

    Sorry about this, guys.

    Not long ago, @ps3hacker3 and I got our hands on a firehose programmer for the Kona, and the engineering bootloader for the V60.

    I created the post as I was under the assumption that we had a working method to provide the ability to unlock the device and root it. Over time as I looked more and more into it, a prevalent issue arose: Sahara refuses to communicate with us when trying to open the partition manager from QFIL.
    The original process used on ps3hacker3's LMV600AM model utilized Medusa Pro, but as far as I can tell, I can't help but feel like I'm still missing a piece of this puzzle. Perhaps it's as simple as a setting configuration, and perhaps it's as complex as an entire other part of this process that I'm missing.
    Nonetheless, I can leave you with two things.
    A) The firehose, one way or another, despite what anybody says or doubts about it, worked on ps3hacker3's phone. Screenshots as proof are available deeper into the thread.
    B) The engineering bootloader worked just as well.

    I apologize for thinking that I'd gotten you halfway there, and for prematurely creating a thread that posed answers without being able to follow through on the process. In acknowledgement of the time and amount of workload and stress this project and the Stylo 6 projects have taken up in my life, I don't feel that I have the capacity to continue leading any of these projects anymore.

    I would still take everything that anyone in this thread, seemingly right or wrong, said with a grain of salt and do your own research and ask people your own questions before concluding anything. It's nothing personal to do with anybody, it's just the best advice that I can give you based off of the situation. I didn't learn anything by taking everybody's word for it. Even if you're wrong at first, or the first hundred times, just keep doubting and testing theories. Keep wondering. Nobody knows everything and even well-established concepts may not be fully fleshed out, especially in the world of consumers and developers attempting to use software and files from OEMs and other manufacturers that is meant to remain unbeknownst to us. There's a lot I don't know, and a lot everyone doesn't know.

    Thank you for being here with me on this journey.
    I hope that the files can still make themselves useful - I have full confidence that they do.
    Regardless, someone I would feel more comfortable not naming due to a recently closed thread was using them to unlock phones for high prices for people. Skipping over the drama, I just wanted to make them available for everybody. I suppose I've done my part, so please take this into your hands and give it all you've got.
    The original post contents are in a dropdown below. I advise you to not blindly follow through with all of it.

    It's up to you guys now - do your best.
    Stay hopeful, and question everything. All the time.

    Apparently, I overlooked a detail as I didn't think it was necessary. QPST was not used here, but rather a patched Medusa that can be found here.
    The way this worked was complicated and I overlooked the fact we do not have a patched Medusa.
    QPST is apparently unsuccessful at the moment.
    I am working on a fix for this.
    If anyone has any success with a specific QFIL or QPST version then please be sure to let us know so that I can update the post.
    We have the files - hardest part is over. Now we just have to be able to use them.

    Apologies to everybody who ran into troubles.
    I am testing on the T-Mobile variant as soon as we're able to.

    It's over.

    Enter 9008:
    • Qualcomm USB 9008 drivers should be installed prior to this operation. These can be retrieved below, inside the archive along with the necessary files.
    • Your phone must be plugged into the computer prior to the rest of the process.
    • With your phone on, hold volume down and power. After about ten seconds, continue to hold power and volume down, while also spamming volume up. This works much better if your device is powered on and your screen is on, as a bar will show up on the bottom and you can initiate the volume up spamming as soon as the bar drains to empty.
    • As soon as the screen turns black, let go of all of the buttons. The device should appear in 9008 mode in the Device Manager.

    I'm going to be honest, guys - I've been working on the Stylo 6 since January and the V60 from some random point a few months ago. From here my memory's foggy, I'm tired, and you guys are smart, so if someone needs help, then help each other, okay?

    Generally speaking you can use QPST or another piece of software that can interact with Qualcomm devices in 9008 mode the patched Medusa from the link at the top of the post to flash the engineering bootloader. You will use the firehose attached below along with the eng boot for this.
    I don't know why it is that Medusa is required. It is unfortunate.

    The previous V40 thread is practically identical and has a lot of prior support and questions answered that, the vast majority of the time, can be adapted to the current model and files. They also cover many potential problems that I did not, and it is strongly recommended that you review that thread.

    Be kind. Be patient. Be courteous. Share.

    And enjoy.

    Special thanks to @ps3hacker3 for participating in my Discord server and working with me last second on managing to obtain the files.
    Donate to him and his partner here:
    For devices that have replaced the CPU, the firehose signature is not verified. You can view it through *#546368#*model#-SVC Menu-MID Info-IMPL
    Thank you very much for your reminder, my website is no longer operating.
    This further solidifies my theory, luckily enough. It doesn't pass attestation, but it does function correctly.
    So... that's it.
    Working on getting the firehose to work tonight. I do know that it does indeed function because we have someone who has an unlocked bootloader because of it. 😉
    It may not officially support the V60 due to it being designed for ZTE, but it does functionally support it. Perhaps it's because this is the Kona processor, which is the prototype version of the processor. Either way, it functionally supports it, and the obstacle of getting around attestation is much less daunting to me than not having the files we need or knowing how to unlock the device.
    This is the firehose file of ZTE phone,not support LG phones.
    CN = QCT Attestation CA O = QUALCOMM OU = General ztemt attestation L = San Diego S = CA C = USView attachment 5347163
    Except that it did.
    So... say what you will. I genuinely witnessed this file get used. Speculate about the details with someone else. I'm not here to debate. I'm here to provide.

    Next time consider asking some questions instead of pointing a finger and implying that I'm wrong because of some information you have without actually elaborating.
    I wouldn't be here if it didn't actually work.


    Hey, also, your port 8888 is open, and thus so is your site login.
    Also, your site is really broken.
    Best of luck :)
    I'm not sure. I have the TMO and I'll be trying I'm a little while. I'll update the post to let everyone know so be sure to keep an eye on it
    Thanks for all the hard work!
    It's my understanding people are having trouble with QPST.
    We used a patched Medusa and it seems unfortunately that it was necessary. I'll be updating the post shortly. :)