The bootloader can be UNLOCKED? V60 Future Development?

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Josh McGrath

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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
 
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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
Yep its a coin toss whether it will ever get root so if that is ,,#1 and only priority OnePlus or pixel is what's left.

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BROKEN1981

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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.

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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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well I'm sure eventually someone will find a way to access the bootloader, OEM unlock out the box is a good start...
I would suggest reading the post by running in the V20 and V30 threads.

It will give you a huge insight to what it takes. I don't know if XDA has as talented Devs as running to pull this off.

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I suggest rejecting updates until we find out whether this is useful. It could be an oversight, it could be intentional, or it could be a big nothing burger. Until we find out which, I don't want to end up updating , just to find out "yes, you can root them, but only if you never ran an update because the sent out a "security fix"
 

BROKEN1981

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I suggest rejecting updates until we find out whether this is useful. It could be an oversight, it could be intentional, or it could be a big nothing burger. Until we find out which, I don't want to end up updating , just to find out "yes, you can root them, but only if you never ran an update because the sent out a "security fix"
I don't think they would increment ABR on a security update. If memory serves me correctly, they haven't done that in the past.

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Originally Posted by TeeJay420
So i assume you are carrier LOCKED and owe $ on device? You cant UNLOCK BL until you are carrier UNLOCKED....

That's absolutely not the case. Seen ay too many phones that were not paid off and are still carrier-locked andl oem unlocking is grayed out with no way to select and they are being bootloader unlocked made to be root and even dual booted. Currently im on the OnePlus 7 pro 5G just ordered this LG v60. I'm on the Sprint variant and I was on the flex payments. It took a few months but eventually a way came and anybody with a carrier locked OnePlus 7 pro 5G from Sprint can get their bootloader unlocked. funny thing even when it's unlocked and rooted OEM unlock still shows it's not in developer and it's still not selectable We've even got some pretty decent ROMs right now. Not saying its possible with the v60 as I'm not familiar with the LG processes yet. But it's not out of the realm of capable. Here's to hoping.
 

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I'm new to unlocking the bootloader. I was able to unlock the bootloader but I have no idea what the benefits are. Can someone please explain what the purpose of unlocking the bootloader is. It also said something about the device protection being off. Help...
 

Josh McGrath

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I'm new to unlocking the bootloader. I was able to unlock the bootloader but I have no idea what the benefits are. Can someone please explain what the purpose of unlocking the bootloader is. It also said something about the device protection being off. Help...


You can root and install 3rd party ROMs. If you even simply rooted with a locked bootloader, the phone will not boot.

An unlocked bootloader basically means security is turned mostly off and you do whatever you want to the system
 

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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

    ---------- Post added at 06:40 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:37 AM ----------

    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.

    Sent from my LG-H932 using XDA Labs
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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