The bootloader for the G8s can be unlocked!!

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hej2010

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antintin

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I entered my device info (European G8s) on the LG bootloader unlock page and they actually sent me a key :D
I flashed it and the bootloader is now unlocked.

Are there any custom recoveries for the G8 so I can root it?

Confirmation SS: https://i.gyazo.com/c462abdb50c9b9b4f985a72d4c17c3cc.png
Flashing: https://i.gyazo.com/a35d0baebc4e1fcfa6ab2d2697e0709c.png
Confirming flash: https://i.gyazo.com/cbc958227bbdf75496f8b78ca0601086.png
You can root without twrp in fastboot. No custom ROMs because most people can't unlock bl...
 

sobertillnoon

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Just tried with my LMG820QM. Does not work. I was hoping it would because the G8s isn't on the list either.
 

hej2010

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Thank you. :)
If anyone has the stock boot.img of the EAUW (I think? the one with W) variant, please upload it
I can't manage to unpack the KDZ and get to the img but I would really love to get root already

How did you get the KDZ? Can you send/upload it? :)

Edit: I downloaded a KDZ and got it extracted using https://github.com/steadfasterX/kdztools.
Will try to patch the boot image with magisk
 
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Thank you best news this year wait since last year,i no longer believed in it :laugh: . I love the LG 8s today more :victory:

I have the "DEC" LMG810EAW is working ,i hope beginning developer make custom roms ,kernel,TWRP and camera mods :highfive: :victory:
 

kip_dynamite

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Anybody with unlocked bootloader already tried to flash a gsi?
According to the G8, v50 telegram group gsi are fully working on the g8 without any special adaptions.
 

djoseph852

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How do you lock the bootloader?

I bought an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ US Cellular version here in HK. Works perfectly fine but I receive the bootloader is unlocked message when loading up. As a result (or at least I think it's linked), when I try and install any banking app for Citibank on my phone, it insists my phone is rooted and I cannot use it. I have checked with as many different apps as possible and they all insist that the phone is not rooted. I don't need/want the phone to be rooted and I want the banking app to work on my phone, so I am trying to lock the bootloader. Apparently, this is doable using ADB and loading in fastboot, unfortunately, I cannot load the phone into fastboot mode. Any ideas on how I can lock the bootloader as it's not clear how it was unlocked in the first place? The version I have is LMT600US.

Also, if anyone knows whether locking the bootloader will somehow render my phone unusable - that would also be helpful as I clearly don't want to do that? :good:
 

antintin

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I bought an unlocked LG G8 ThinQ US Cellular version here in HK. Works perfectly fine but I receive the bootloader is unlocked message when loading up. As a result (or at least I think it's linked), when I try and install any banking app for Citibank on my phone, it insists my phone is rooted and I cannot use it. I have checked with as many different apps as possible and they all insist that the phone is not rooted. I don't need/want the phone to be rooted and I want the banking app to work on my phone, so I am trying to lock the bootloader. Apparently, this is doable using ADB and loading in fastboot, unfortunately, I cannot load the phone into fastboot mode. Any ideas on how I can lock the bootloader as it's not clear how it was unlocked in the first place? The version I have is LMT600US.

Also, if anyone knows whether locking the bootloader will somehow render my phone unusable - that would also be helpful as I clearly don't want to do that? :good:
Well, you can first try to install magisk manager and try to enable magisk hide (the default settings for play services and for your banking apps). If it says you don't have magisk, make sure you try and backup your boot img first and then click direct install. You can also hide magisk manager in settings. If you still don't pass safety net, clear data for Google apps and look up the pxl4xlprops module
 

theuving

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I have an LM-G810EAW with Android 10 (V20a-EEA-XX) and tried to unlock the bootloader. Got unlock.bin from LG and tried to flash it, but got the message:

Code:
> fastboot flash unlock ./unlock.bin
Sending 'unlock' (1 KB)                            OKAY [  0.009s]
Writing 'unlock'                                   FAILED (remote: 'Flashing Unlock is not allowed')
fastboot: error: Command failed

Have I missed something?

EDIT:
YES, I missed to enable OEM Unlock! :confused:
 
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Mishu Yaqoob

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I entered my device info (European G8s) on the LG bootloader unlock page and they actually sent me a key :D
I flashed it and the bootloader is now unlocked.

Are there any custom recoveries for the G8 so I can root it?

Confirmation SS: https://i.gyazo.com/c462abdb50c9b9b4f985a72d4c17c3cc.png
Flashing: https://i.gyazo.com/a35d0baebc4e1fcfa6ab2d2697e0709c.png
Confirming flash: https://i.gyazo.com/cbc958227bbdf75496f8b78ca0601086.png
I need Lg up & Dll for my lg g8 s LM-G820N
 

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