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LG Optimus 4X HD's bootloader finaly opens

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LG Optimus 4X HD's bootloader finaly opens
Now open is the bootloader on the LG Optimus 4X HD

Now open is the bootloader on the LG Optimus 4X HD

The LG Optimus 4X HD was launched last summer, powered by a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, and with Android 4.0.3 installed. However, with a bootloader that was locked down as tightly as Fort Knox, the hackers and modders tended to stay away from this model. But something has changed. Thanks to a leaked version of Android 4.1, opening the bootloader on the handset became an easier task and has now been accomplished. And with the guys at XDA quickly coming up with a ClockWorkMod recovery, it's a whole new world for owners of the unit.

We should let you know that shoehorning ROMs on the LG Optimus 4X HD is a bit more difficult than doing so on other smartphones. This increases the risk that something could go wrong. Keep in mind that simply unlocking the bootloader is grounds for voiding the warranty on the phone. But besides that, there is always the chance that you might end up bricking the device and while a nice looking paperweight can always spruce up a plain looking desk, that is not the intended purpose of the device. Make sure you know what your doing before you even start. 

source: XDA via AndroidCentral

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posted on 11 Mar 2013, 06:19 3

1. shahulvm (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)

Too Late....

But, its better late then never...Had only they had opened up their bootloader earlier, then their sales would have been more favourable..

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 17:37

2. a961009 (Posts: 120; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)

It seems like LG only unlocks the bootlader after 1year of relase... Even other LG phones in Korea...

posted on 11 Mar 2013, 18:35

3. Birds (Posts: 1171; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

I wish t-mo would get this on prepaid for like 250$ because it seems nice.

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