1. thebizz's Avatar
    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
    10-17-2012 12:46 AM
  2. Pre-dawn raid's Avatar
    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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    10-20-2012 11:07 AM
  3. thebizz's Avatar
    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
    10-22-2012 04:14 PM
  4. Will_C's Avatar
    It's locked.
    Official word on the Optimus G bootloader | Android Central
    Damnit LG you almost had a perfect phone here..
    10-23-2012 04:18 AM
  5. Will_C's Avatar
    It's locked.
    Official word on the Optimus G bootloader | Android Central
    Damnit LG you almost had a perfect phone here..
    hw234 likes this.
    10-23-2012 04:19 AM
  6. 6tr6tr's Avatar
    This was a frontrunner for my next phone but with a locked bootloader, not anymore.
    10-23-2012 11:49 AM
  7. Pre-dawn raid's Avatar
    You think they have this one locked since the LG Nexus will be unlocked?

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    10-23-2012 09:37 PM
  8. TenshiNo's Avatar
    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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    10-24-2012 03:13 AM
  9. chevro1et's Avatar
    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.
    10-24-2012 09:06 AM
  10. dmmarck's Avatar
    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 .
    10-24-2012 09:11 AM
  11. Shinkenred's Avatar
    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?
    10-24-2012 11:52 AM
  12. thebizz's Avatar
    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.
    10-25-2012 04:14 AM
  13. jhasty's Avatar
    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.
    10-30-2012 03:37 PM
  14. spacecasespiff's Avatar
    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.

    Sent from my LG-E970 using Tapatalk 2
    11-05-2012 09:46 AM
  15. JSchoey's Avatar
    This is good to hear. Hopefully, they'll make some progress on the Sprint version once it becomes available!
    11-05-2012 10:59 AM
  16. thebizz's Avatar
    Guess I'll be keeping a bigger eye out for this I like the styling and power of this phone
    11-05-2012 03:10 PM

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