The bootloader can be UNLOCKED? V60 Future Development?

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TeeJay420

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Not sure if anyone had seen this or tried it and seen if it did in deed work, if no one tried, i aint scared, ill try it myself...

https://myphoneupdate.com/unlock-bootloader-lg-v60-thinq-5g/

Today I was chatting with LG on Twitter DM an asked about an CARRIER UNLOCKED Version which would be available in the near future with NO DATE.

I also asked about Unlocking the Bootloader in this Beast and hopefully get some custom magic going because i thought LG had a Dev site at one time. I been using Android since July 2010, HTC EVO, Sprints 1st Android. I had a v40 or v40 which i upgraded in the store, and i hated everything about it : Felt Cheap as HELL, hate the LG Version of Android and if i will NEVER be able to change that stock firmware, i dont want it. I'll sit on my Pixel 4XL a little longer when the Moto Edge+ becomes available...
 

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pattmyn

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Hot damn. I popped up a thread about this the other day asking if anyone had given it a shot yet. So far no Canadian carriers have the phone, let alone buying it directly, so I'm in no position to try it out but I'll be watching this thread with keen interest.
 
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Some_Ghost

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my oem toggle was able to be switched when i just got, can only boot to fastbootd though...



Not sure if anyone had seen this or tried it and seen if it did in deed work, if no one tried, i aint scared, ill try it myself...

https://myphoneupdate.com/unlock-bootloader-lg-v60-thinq-5g/

Today I was chatting with LG on Twitter DM an asked about an CARRIER UNLOCKED Version which would be available in the near future with NO DATE.

I also asked about Unlocking the Bootloader in this Beast and hopefully get some custom magic going because i thought LG had a Dev site at one time. I been using Android since July 2010, HTC EVO, Sprints 1st Android. I had a v40 or v40 which i upgraded in the store, and i hated everything about it : Felt Cheap as HELL, hate the LG Version of Android and if i will NEVER be able to change that stock firmware, i dont want it. I'll sit on my Pixel 4XL a little longer when the Moto Edge+ becomes available...
 

Rob0225

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Bootloader

How were you able to get into fastboot when I try to ADB fastboot it just returns me back into the phone OS
 
Just fyi, the phone isn't listed on LG Devs website as being supported by this method (as of this posting): https://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703

Also, I got a bit dubious, because in some sections of the article, he refers to the phone as the LG V40 ThinQ -- and yeah, it looks like a copy-paste of this article: https://myphoneupdate.com/unlock-bootloader-of-lg-v40-thinq/, The LG V40 ThinQ IS a supported device, BUT ONLY THE EU MODEL. In fact, if you live in the US, my hunch is you'll be SOL, and only the EU V60 Tq will be bootloader unlockable.

Edit: Both articles on this site look like just the official LG documentation with some words changed and some links to go get things like ADB: https://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0702
 
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That's the funny thing I'm able to toggle oem unlock on and off

Using an engineering ROM on my S9+, I can toggle OEM lock on and off and it doesn't seem to do anything. Rather, it does let you ADB reboot fastboot, but no actual interface exists once booted to send commands to the phone. Then it throws a weird error message on the phone screen (been too long, can't remember what), does a dump, then reboot back to system.

Maybe this is a similar principle, since you noted earlier that you are unable to get into the bootloader via the reboot command.

How were you able to get into fastboot when I try to ADB fastboot it just returns me back into the phone OS

If OEM unlock is exposed in dev options by the current V60 OS build, but rebooting fastboot just sends you back to system, then LG's maybe done some extra work like Sammy to make sure people can't actually send commands to the bootloader.
 

Some_Ghost

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How were you able to get into fastboot when I try to ADB fastboot it just returns me back into the phone OS

adb reboot fastboot brings you to "fastbootd"

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So i assume you are carrier LOCKED and owe $ on device? You cant UNLOCK BL until you are carrier UNLOCKED....

As long as you can toggle on oem unlock it doesn't matter. Being carrier unlocked allows the switch to be toggled. I'm on eip and as I stated it was able to be turned on out of the box after the sim was put in.
 

Rob0225

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Bootloader

So who makes the decision to lock the bootloader on the phone carrier or LG apparently the source code kernel is out that's a good start
 

Rob0225

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Just something I found on the inter webs

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I just got my v60 so there probably not going to unlock it
 

Some_Ghost

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So even if OEM unlock is toggled on, do we still need to be carrier unlocked? Also, with OEM unlock enabled I am only able to boot into fastbootd and recovery. Trying to boot to the loader just goes to system
 

Some_Ghost

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I assume no one has had no luck to this very moment trying to access the bootloader? I have a buddy of mine from Bliss ROMs trying to help me but who knows what will come out of it ??
 

Josh McGrath

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I really want to get this phone and the OEM unlock doesn't surprise me with lgs but what ya wanna bet that LG still removed almost all adb/fastboot commands even after bootloader unlock.

They've been doing this since the v30 and that's when I left LG. I miss LG.

If you try fastboot boot or fastboot flash etc, it will say command not found or something unless they changed it back which I hope so cause I hate OnePlus' cameras
 
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Some_Ghost

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I really want to get this phone and the OEM unlock doesn't surprise me with lgs but what ya wanna bet that LG still removed almost all adb/fastboot commands even after bootloader unlock.

They've been doing this since the v30 and that's when I left LG. I miss LG.

If you try fastboot boot or fastboot flash etc, it will say command not found or something unless they changed it back which I hope so cause I hate OnePlus' cameras
You can only boot into fastbootd, booting to the bootloader will bring you back to system... I may return this for the 7t pro McLaren tbh even though the battery life on this is so amazing
 

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You can only boot into fastbootd, booting to the bootloader will bring you back to system... I may return this for the 7t pro McLaren tbh even though the battery life on this is so amazing
I would never trade the battery life in this phone for the McLaren battery life. I'd have to cry myself to sleep every night.

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    I really want to get this phone and the OEM unlock doesn't surprise me with lgs but what ya wanna bet that LG still removed almost all adb/fastboot commands even after bootloader unlock.

    They've been doing this since the v30 and that's when I left LG. I miss LG.

    If you try fastboot boot or fastboot flash etc, it will say command not found or something unless they changed it back which I hope so cause I hate OnePlus' cameras
    Correction, since the V20.

    It's T-Mobile stripping out fastboot commands.

    Sent from my LG-H932 using XDA Labs

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    well I'm sure eventually someone will find a way to access the bootloader, OEM unlock out the box is a good start...
    Highly doubt it.

    Running, who gained root for the T-Mobile V20 and V30 is done. I don't blame him either. If you read his post on how he achieved it, you will understand.

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    Hot damn. I popped up a thread about this the other day asking if anyone had given it a shot yet. So far no Canadian carriers have the phone, let alone buying it directly, so I'm in no position to try it out but I'll be watching this thread with keen interest.
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    Just fyi, the phone isn't listed on LG Devs website as being supported by this method (as of this posting): https://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0703

    Also, I got a bit dubious, because in some sections of the article, he refers to the phone as the LG V40 ThinQ -- and yeah, it looks like a copy-paste of this article: https://myphoneupdate.com/unlock-bootloader-of-lg-v40-thinq/, The LG V40 ThinQ IS a supported device, BUT ONLY THE EU MODEL. In fact, if you live in the US, my hunch is you'll be SOL, and only the EU V60 Tq will be bootloader unlockable.

    Edit: Both articles on this site look like just the official LG documentation with some words changed and some links to go get things like ADB: https://developer.lge.com/resource/mobile/RetrieveBootloader.dev?categoryId=CTULRS0702
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    I really want to get this phone and the OEM unlock doesn't surprise me with lgs but what ya wanna bet that LG still removed almost all adb/fastboot commands even after bootloader unlock.

    They've been doing this since the v30 and that's when I left LG. I miss LG.

    If you try fastboot boot or fastboot flash etc, it will say command not found or something unless they changed it back which I hope so cause I hate OnePlus' cameras
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    I would never trade the battery life in this phone for the McLaren battery life. I'd have to cry myself to sleep every night.


    I have the 7t currently and the battery life is very meh for me and I have the screen at 60hrtz.

    But the hope of root for TMobile v60 seems hopeless unfortunately so I guess I'll be going with the OnePlus 8 even though I despise curved screens