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    What's the likely hood of the sprint variant of this device being released with an unlocked bootloader. I've read that LG has locked the bootloader on all their devices running ics. This is my make it or break it factor between this and the note 2
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    I'm interested in this as I'm sure a lot of Android fans are. At this point it's all speculation as there is no way to say for sure. Pretty simple for me: unlocked bootloader= go; locked bootloader =no go.

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    Well lg sent me a reply saying it's locked so ill wait and see if it can be unlocked since it's already been rooted
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    It's locked.
    Official word on the Optimus G bootloader | Android Central
    Damnit LG you almost had a perfect phone here..
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    It's locked.
    Official word on the Optimus G bootloader | Android Central
    Damnit LG you almost had a perfect phone here..
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    This was a frontrunner for my next phone but with a locked bootloader, not anymore.
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    You think they have this one locked since the LG Nexus will be unlocked?

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    I think you guys are getting confused on terms here. *Every* phone (even the Nexus phones) have a "locked" boot loader. Most phones can be unlocked. Aka: S-Off.

    The problem comes in when the phone has an "encrypted" boot loader. That poses significantly more problem, since it requires a decryption key to allow the firmware to be altered. Just because the Optimus G's boot loader is "locked" doesn't mean it can't be unlocked and rooted. And, sometimes, even phones with an encrypted boot loader get lucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TenshiNo View Post
    I think you guys are getting confused on terms here. *Every* phone (even the Nexus phones) have a "locked" boot loader. Most phones can be unlocked. Aka: S-Off.

    The problem comes in when the phone has an "encrypted" boot loader. That poses significantly more problem, since it requires a decryption key to allow the firmware to be altered. Just because the Optimus G's boot loader is "locked" doesn't mean it can't be unlocked and rooted. And, sometimes, even phones with an encrypted boot loader get lucky.
    Makes perfect sense to me. Hopefully we get lucky with this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TenshiNo View Post
    I think you guys are getting confused on terms here. *Every* phone (even the Nexus phones) have a "locked" boot loader. Most phones can be unlocked. Aka: S-Off.

    The problem comes in when the phone has an "encrypted" boot loader. That poses significantly more problem, since it requires a decryption key to allow the firmware to be altered. Just because the Optimus G's boot loader is "locked" doesn't mean it can't be unlocked and rooted. And, sometimes, even phones with an encrypted boot loader get lucky.
    Well said. Thanks .
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    Hmmm. In that case, I think I'll wait for awhile. I wonder why LG's suddenly started locking the bootloaders. Are they trying to prevent hacking or something?
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    I understand most devices are released with locked bootloaders. After the droid 3 ( worst mistake of my life) I kniw exactly what the encrypted bootloader can do. But when samsung the biggest android oem releases just about every phone with an unlocked bootloader. It makes it hard to look at an HTC or lg device even if a solution is released.
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    Until someone with knowledge of unlocking the bootloader gets a chance at it, this question is still unanswered.

    If it turns out it can be unlocked, then it will be my next phone.
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    Over a xda they are very close to unlocking the att version. They have everything they need they are making sure they can get it back if they brick it. I looks good.

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    This is good to hear. Hopefully, they'll make some progress on the Sprint version once it becomes available!
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    Guess I'll be keeping a bigger eye out for this I like the styling and power of this phone
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