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How to Unlock Bootloader on LG G2

Unlock Bootloader on LG G2

LG released LG G2 in 2013, September with 5.2 inches 1080×1920 pixels display. This device is loaded with Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset, Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU with 2GB of RAM. This device is packed with 13 MP primary camera, 2.1 MP front-facing camera with Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery.

A Bootloader is a code that runs when we turn on your device. This code initiates some hardware and the kernel and ramdisk and gets the boot procedure going. So this procedure is known as Bootloader. A similar method applies to all the Laptops, PC, Smartphones and any such gadget. Each Android OEM producer bolts the bootloader despite the fact that it is an Open Source. So, you cannot install any custom ROM without unlocking the bootloader. So the smartphone manufacturer created a policy that Unlocked Bootloader device will void the warranty. They need you to stay with the Stock ROM.

Many users like to customise their phone to make it more interesting. Almost all the LG devices come with bootloader locked, so if you want to install any custom ROM or custom recovery you need to Unlock Bootloader on LG G2.

If you consider the fact that this device is relatively new, you can get the idea of how much time will be needed by the developers to craft new ROMs for this device. However, you can still unlock your device and then try to root it. Unlocking the bootloader of your device is the first step towards successfully rooting a device. It allows you to customise the functions, unbrick the device and gain more control of your device. Unlock Bootloader on LG G2.

Pre-Requisites

  • Follow this guide carefully or else it may lead to brick your device.
  • Unlocking Bootloader may wipe your data. Better take a full backup.
  • Maintain at least 50-60% of charging to prevent accidental shutdown.

Downloads

ADB Drivers for Windows / Mac

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on LG G2

  1. Download and Install ADB drivers on your PC.
  2. In your device, Enable the USB debugging on your device after enabling ‘Developer Options’ by going to ‘About phone’ and tapping build number 7 times.
  3. In PC, Open the ADB folder in C: Drive
  4. In ADB Folder, press “Shift + Right mouse key” and tap on “Open command window here.”
  5. Now connect your device to the PC using a USB data cable.
  6. Boot your device into “Fastboot” mode and give the following command
    Windows: adb reboot bootloader
    Mac: ./adb reboot bootloader
  7. Execute the following command to unlock the bootloader.
    Windows: fastboot oem unlock
    Mac: ./fastboot oem unlock
  8. Done. Your device bootloader is unlocked.

Now: Install TWRP Recovery and Root LG G2

Hope this article is helpful. Comment down below if you have any doubts.

Teja Pagidimarri

Teja is a tech writer primarily covering FAANG - Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google. He is also interested in the future of cryptocurrencies as it relates to the convergence of technology and fiscal policy.

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  • Hi Teja, thanks for the article about Unlock Bootloader for LG G2. But how can I boot my LG G2 (D802 EU version) into FASTBOOT mode ?? (to follow your instruction ) Thanks !

      • Hi Tejia, I've follow your instruction to unblock bootloader. However, I also couldn't boot my LG G2 into fastboot mode. When I key "adb reboot bootloader", the cellphone just reboot and went into system.
        Could you please advice how I can solve this issue, thank you so much.

        • Try the key combination.
          1) Power off your LG device;
          2) Connect your USB cable to your computer, but not your phone.
          3) Press and hold the Power and Volume Up keys simultaneously for about 5 to 8 seconds. Now connect the other end of the USB cable to your phone;
          Done!

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