A detailed step by step guide to unlock the bootloader of any LG device. This is the official method by LG. Bootloader a program that loads an operating system. What’s the use of unlocking it? Let me tell you there are many benefits of Unlocking the Bootloader, you can install TWRP Recovery which will allow you to flash best Custom ROM’s for your device. You can also Root your device after unlocking the bootloader after rooting you get a super access to control over your Android system. There any many more reasons and benefits to Unlock bootloader so let’s get started. This guide will tell you how to unlock your bootloader of LG devices.
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Unlocking your device’s bootloader will wipe all the data on your device. Make a complete backup of all the data before proceeding!
- The device must be charged up to 50-60%.
- An account on LG developer page – Register here.
- IMEI Number – Get it by dialing *#06#.
- Enable Developer Options
- Enable USB Debugging option
- Enable OEM Unlock option
- Install drivers of LG device
- Download and install ABD and Fastboot Tool
- How to enable Developer options, USD Debugging and OEM Unlock option:
- LG USB drivers:
- ADB and Fastboot Tool download and installation guide:
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of LG devices
Step 1. Install ADB and Fastboot tool on the system/PC by following the guide above.
Step 2. Open Command Prompt Window by
Hold Shift key + Right click and select Open Command window here
Step 3. Now connect your device to PC via USB cable.
Step 4. Now check if your device is connected or not by typing the following command.
It will show you the serial number of your device. If not make sure the USB cable is working properly.
Step 5. Now type the command to boot your device into fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 6. Once your device is in fastboot mode, type the command given down to get you device-id.
fastboot oem device-id
you will get the device-id like this
(bootloader) RO88T6A9AH8D7BVK3E3518237D04E914 (bootloader) FT31E0JD658287FVBD0044A8EG8R89E1
Step 7. Copy the id one by one and paste it in one line in a notepad file. like this -»
Step 8. Go to the LG Developer site – Click here. Log in with the LG Developer account’s details. Fill the details required like Phone, E-mail, etc. and click on Confirm button.
Step 9. You will receive a Unlock.bin file on your E-mail download it and move the file to adb and fastboot folder. and type the command in cmd
fastboot flash unlock unlock.bin
Step 10. Once the process is complete reboot your device by typing the given command,
This will reboot your device.
Congratulations! You have unlocked the Bootloader of LG device successfully.
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