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- Jun 23, 2010
LG G5 ALL-IN-ONE THREAD
Making a thread where I can throw random info about the G5 in one place. Will add to this as we go.
See the changelog in post #2 to keep up with what's been added.
Woo! As of April 20th this thread is now a Sticky. Not sure what the process was of making this happen but thanks to any mods involved and to all the users who 5-star'd this thread.
1. LG PC Driver Installer
2. LG Mac Driver Installer
3. LG Hi-Fi Plus PC Driver
4. Download from Codefire
Official LG tool for PC/MAC to update or restore your phones stock software (not available for all devices.. ex: AT&T, Sprint).
Also move pictures, music, and other files between your phone, tablet, and computer. More info here.
1. Download PC LG Bridge Setup EXE
2. Download Mac LG Bridge Setup DMG
3. Download from Codefire
Miscellaneous LG Downloads:
LG VPInput - LG VPInput is a great way to remotely control your Android Smartphone with the mouse and input text with the keyboard on your PC. You also have the ability to send an immediately captured screen image of your Android Smartphone and share the clipboard text between your Android Smartphone and your PC. More info here
1. LG VPInput Android APK
2. LG VPInput PC MSI
3. LG VPInput Mac PKG
4. Download from Codefire
LG 360 CAM - The LG 360 CAM lets you capture full 13 MP 360° photos and record 360° video in 2K. You can even use your smartphone as a remote control to see what you’re recording, in real time. More info here
1. LG 360 CAM Viewer PC EXE/MAC DMG
2. Download from Codefire
LGUP and LG Flash:
LGUP and LG Flash are official *internal* tools by LG used in service centers, testing labs, Carrier repair shops etc. These are for Windows only but allow for manually flashing KDZ and TOT files unlike the fully automated LG Bridge which is the only tool officially available for average consumers. LGUP flashes both KDZ and TOT files and has an easy to use interface. LG Flash Tool was patched by ieatacid but so far there have been no success stories with a TOT flashing. The suggested tool to use is LGUP. As of 2017, the suggested LGUP version to use is LGUP 1.14 along with the UPPERCUT app which allows every G5 model to work with LGUP.
1. Download and install the following three(3) files on Windows PC:
2. Download KDZ or TOT. Need help finding KDZ? Try here.
- LGUP 1.14 installer
- UPPERCUT EXE (read more about UPPERCUT here)
LG*InsertModelHere*_DLL.msi for correct G5 model [Ex: LGH850_DLL.msi](OLD)
- Latest LG Windows PC drivers from the drivers section above (if not already installed)
3. Turn OFF device then place in Download Mode: Hold Volume Up while plugging in USB cable.
4. Run LGUP and flash software
*Since REFURBISH can't be selected you can do a factory reset after the flash completes by booting into the stock recovery. Use only if needed.
- Select device
- Check BIN File box under File Type then select KDZ/TOT file
- Check UPGRADE box. (UPPERCUT doesn't support REFURBISH*)
Check Refurbish box in center of program.(OLD)
- Click START button to flash file to G5.
LG Flash Directions:
LG Flash Tool has not been confirmed to work with the LG G5. LGUP is recommended for manual KDZ/TOT flashing.
To read old directions click the button below:
1. Download the repacked LG Flash installer, extract it and run the EXE installer inside to setup LG Flash.
2. Open LG Flash (if first time installing/running LG Flash you may get a "DBMS" popup, select Korea Factory)
3. When LG Flash finally opens it should open a 2nd window, Model Config. Check the "Select Manual Mode" box.
4. Select your DLL and TOT file then hit OK.
5. To start the phone detection/flash, press the yellow arrow in the top left corner of the main LG Flash window.
6. Boot phone into Download Mode, if phone is set to COM port #41 then LG Flash will begin the flash...
if COM port is NOT set to #41 already:7. LG Flash will reboot phone when finished.
- open Windows Device Manager
- Set the LG Serial port under "COM" section to use port #41
- Unplug phone from USB cable then plug it back in
- LG Flash should now see the phone and start flashing the TOT
As the phone starts to boot back into Android.. pull USB cable.. close LG Flash when back in Android.
DOWNLOAD LG FLASH TOOLS
As always Codefire will have stock partitions, TOTs and KDZs when they become available. My usual collection of files will be found in the Codefire link below. I also hope the community will help build up the current KDZ spreadsheet found @ http://bit.ly/lgkdzlist
Download LG G5 Files From Codefire Here
List of all known models. If anyone has a model not listed below or can provide proof about incorrect band info below please post in the thread. To see how these models stack up against the G4 bands see my G4 thread here.
F700K/L/S [S. Korea]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8 LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B17/B26
H820 [AT&T]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B5 LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B20/B29/B30
H830 [T-Mobile USA]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5 LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B12/B20
H831 [Canada]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5 LTE: B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B17/B29
*H840 [Latin America]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B2/4/5 LTE: B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B17
*H845 [Russia/Dual Sim]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2 LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B38/B40
*H848 [China/Dual Sim]: CDMA: BC0 TD-SCDMA: 1900/2000 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/2/5/8 LTE: B1/3/38/39/40/41
H850 [Europe]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8 LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28/38/40
H860 [SE Asia/Middle East]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/28/38/39/40/41
H860N [Hong Kong/Dual Sim]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28/38/39/40/41
H868 [Dual Sim]: GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8 LTE: B1/3/7/38/39/40/41
AS992 [Brightpoint]: CDMA: BC0, BC1, BC10 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B2/B4/B5 LTE: B2/4/5/7/12/25/26/41
LS992 [Sprint]: CDMA: BC0, BC1, BC10 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B2/B4/B5 LTE: B2/4/5/7/12/25/26/41
RS988 [Unbranded USA]: CDMA: BC0, BC1 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 LTE: B2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25
US992 [US Cellular]: CDMA: BC0, BC1 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 LTE: B2/3/4/5/7/12/13/17/20/25
VS987 [Verizon]: CDMA: BC0 GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 LTE: B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B13
*Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 Quad-core Cortex-A72 & quad-core Cortex-A53, Adreno 510 and 3GB RAM.
All other G5's have the Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & Dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Adreno 530 and 4GB RAM.
Be sure to check the Models/Bands list above to confirm the G5 model will work with your carrier!
-Most international devices should come unlocked (H850, H860, etc..). There are some carriers that will lock the sim slot but are easily unlocked with an unlock code. You can find unlock codes online for under $10.
-Verizon's G5 comes sim unlocked out of the box.
-You can try and get AT&T to unlock your G5 for free. If they decline you can buy an unlock code online for under $10.
-T-Mobile USA unlocks OTA instead of with a code. You can try and get TMO to unlock your G5 for free. If they decline you can buy an unlock code online for around $30. This may not work in all situations. Be careful buying TMO G5 if you are expecting to use it on another carrier.
-You can try and get Sprint to unlock your G5 for free. If they decline you may have trouble unlocking. Sprint uses OTA unlocks like T-Mobile. I am not aware of any paid methods to unlock the Sprint variant.
-The "USA Unlocked" RS988 has both GSM and CDMA and is not branded to any carrier (except Sprint, unless hax...). Should work on every GSM carrier and any CDMA carrier that does not care about MEID or just works with a SIM, like Verizon. CDMA hackers should have no problem having their way with the RS988.
-Anyone have info on the US Cellular variant? Am I missing others?
The European LG G5 H850 is officially bootloader unlockable as of April 20, 2016. You can read all about it here. This official unlock is
only for the European H850 variant.. not the H860 or any H850 variant from outside of Europe. As of March 2017, both the EU H850 and USA RS988 are on the official bootloader unlock list.
The T-Mobile USA H830 is unlockable with "fastboot oem unlock" out of the box but LG has disabled all other fastboot commands so there was no way to flash TWRP... until May 23rd when tungkick made a custom TOT which flashed TWRP using LGUP. The original TOT was for 10A and had a qfuse version of "00" so it only works for devices on 10A. A custom 10D TOT w/TWRP was later made and worked on qfuse version "01" H830s on Marshmallow. Shortly after the release of Nougat and the LG V20 came a bug called dirtycow.. and then @jcadduono came along and made recowvery for the V20 which gives your phone a root shell to flash TWRP to the recovery partition. And since the T-Mobile G5 bootloader can also be unlocked recowvery also works on the TMO G5 and the TWRP flash actually works and you can boot into TWRP and flash SuperSu for root or flash a custom rom or any mod etc. Full proper unlock. Recowvery is now the recommended method for installing TWRP and rooting your H830. It works on software versions 10A - 20A. It has been patched in versions released after 20A. Currently it is still possible to downgrade from H830 20F to 20A.
Full root with working root apps, xposed, root shell etc is currently only available for bootloader-unlocked devices (EU H850, RS988 and H830). To root the H850/RS988 follow the bootloader unlock steps shown in the section above this... then flash the SuperSU zip once in TWRP. H830 users will have to run the recowvery method mentioned in the bootloader unlock section above then flash SuperSu while in TWRP.
As of the time of this writing (June 4 2016) there is no way to root the G5s without bootloader unlock... Not kingroot.. not oneclickroot... or any of those silly youtube videos that claim otherwise. Root for these bootloader locked devices is not impossible.. just nothing released yet.
As of Dec 21, 2016... Honestly Annoying has released a guide to make use of the debug boot image from tungkick and the dirtysanta exploit for the V20 to flash the debug img to some G5 variants which gives the phone a limited ADB root shell (no apps running as root, no xposed, etc). This allows you to make some modifications to the system... edit hosts to block ads, tether mods, build.prop edits etc Also good for.. debugging of course See thread for which models and software versions are supported.
Once bootloader is unlocked you can install a custom recovery like TWRP or CM Recovery. Currently TWRP is available for the H830, H850 and RS988 variants.
H830 TWRP | H850 TWRP | RS988 TWRP
As of Xposed version 84, "Added support for LG's encrypted apps, fixing crashes of their weather app/service."
No more having to fiddle with things to make things not crash.. this is great news. See the Xposed thread here for downloads. Thanks to @rovo89 for his continued support on Xposed. Thanks to @ryukisai for pointing out the version 84 news to me.
On May 29th an unofficial "sysemless" xposed was released... systemless xposed works like systemless root and does not touch the system partition. I'm not going to get into why someone might want to do that but you can find out why as well as read all about it here.
Adoptable SD Card Storage
Turn your external SD card into 'one big internal storage' with this mod from MoDaCo here. This is a new option supported in Android 6.0 but not featured by LG. More info on adoptable storage here. A second option requires root: simply edit build.prop value "ro.lge.adoptable_storage" and set it to "true" then reboot the phone and select Settings > Storage and USB > SD and format as internal storage.
New LG Home UX 4.0 Launcher/Enable App Drawer
By default LG has removed the app drawer normally found in Android and instead places everything on the home screens in folders. It was initially reported that the only way around this was to use a 3rd party launcher. That has since been proven untrue...
Option 1: LG has just released a new launcher APK called LGHome (UX 4.0) that has the app drawer and has a more standard feel. Definitely a better option over the "EasyHome" option. You can click right here on your phone and install the LG SmartWorld app and then search for "LG Home 4" or download the APK from Codefire here.
Option 2: To enable the app drawer open Settings > Display > Home Screen > Select Home and select "EasyHome"
How-to Boot into Recovery/Factory Reset
1. Power off the phone. Unplugging the USB cable can also help.
2. Using 2 hands.. use one hand/finger to press/hold volume down.. and use the other hand for the power button. Press n hold both buttons.
3. As soon as you see the LG logo on the screen.. let go of the power button then quickly press it again (never letting go of volume down).
4. Keep holding until you see the Factory Reset screen.
A. Verizon/Sprint have been known to not require letting go of the power button.
B. On Sprint devices you may actually get the full stock recovery menu and not just the factory reset option.
C. This is the same method for getting into TWRP once bootloaders are unlocked.
If TWRP is flashed you must go through the default Factory Reset menu to load TWRP.
(unless you have a model that goes right into full recovery menu)
May not work on all models and all software versions.
Phone Information: *#*#4636#*#*
Main Hidden Menu: *#546368#*XXX# [XXX = model number.. for ex: H830 - *#546368#*830#]
Hidden Menu: 277634#*#
You may be able to just uncheck the update box under Settings > About Phone > Update Center
If you do not have this option then try the command below which should work on most devices outside USA:
adb shell "pm hide com.lge.lgdmsclient"
Owners of USA variants please let me know if you have this APK, LGDMSClient.apk, in /system/priv-app/LGDMSClient/
T-Mobile USA owners do NOT have the same APK but can use the following commands instead but... ROOT REQUIRED:
adb shell "su -c 'pm disable com.google.android.gms/.update.SystemUpdateService$ActiveReceiver'" adb shell "su -c 'pm disable com.google.android.gms/.update.SystemUpdateService$Receiver'" adb shell "su -c 'pm disable com.google.android.gms/.update.SystemUpdateService$SecretCodeReceiver'"
To ENABLE updates just change hide to unhide or disable to enable.
Some of you may have used the "Debloater" tool previously to freeze APKs with or without root. The commands below replicate Debloater with just ADB commands. No root needed for any of the commands below.
List Package Names
adb shell "pm list packages -f"
adb shell "pm hide [I]PackageNameHere[/I]" example: adb shell "pm hide [I]com.lge.lgdmsclient[/I]"
adb shell "pm unhide [I]PackageNameHere[/I]"
We have an IRC chat dedicated to all things LG over on Freenode, #LG-IRC. We've been building since the #lg-optimus-g days... and have merged all LG devices into one channels... #lg-g2, #lg-g-flex, #lg-g3, #lg-g4 etc are all merged into #LG-IRC. Come hang and chat about anything and everything.. including LG things of course. IRC chat is not live customer support chat for the lazy. We do like to help but please try to help yourself first.. and always search XDA and Google first. If not familiar with IRC and you do not have a client.. you can join the webchat here.
If there is a G5 WhatsApp group that rises let me know and I can link it here.
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