LG Optimus G gets its bootloader unlocked

LG Optimus G gets its bootloader unlocked
Users of LG's marvelous smartphone, the Optimus G, who also happen to be fond of unlocking bootloaders, rooting, and such kind of dirty stuff, can now finally get to work, as XDA user... seriously, guys, what would all geeks do it there wasn't XDA?... Anyways, so XDA user thecubed has come up with a new tool, called Project FreeGee.

Project FreeGee can currently unlock the bootloaders of the AT&T and Sprint Optimus G. thecubed promises to continue adding other variations of the powerful smartphone to the list, with the Canadian and Korean ones being next.

We'd like to note that unlocking device bootloaders is for advanced users only, who - as they say - know what they are doing. If you know nothing about the pros and cons of unlocking a bootloader, then you most probably don't need to mess with this stuff.

Those who understand the risks can find the tool by visiting the source link. How many of you guys actually have an Optimus G?

source: XDA

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Optimus G AT&T
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(10h talk time)
Optimus G Sprint
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(13h talk time)



1. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

So no international version for now? :/

2. IHateApple

Posts: 122; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

My GOD!! THEY DID IT! THEY f**kING DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now release the potential of he damn phone!

3. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Don't have one yet. Hoping to get one sometime soon. But I have to buy it used, I gave my wife my upgrade so she could get a Note 2. If it wasn't for my Sprint line being my second cellphone I wouldn't even consider the Optimus G. Fixed batteries are a deal breaker for me normally. Because I kill my work GS3 batteries so fast during my work days that I always need to swap out my battery halfway through the day. So luckily the Optimus G would be a backup play toy. I can't wait to get my hands on it again...so sexy.

4. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

sounds like they are still having issues with LG and the security lock down, so be aware of the risk and always make a backup first

6. ilkinandr92

Posts: 50; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

LG Security has been removed in new update FreeGee v0.5 have fun all. Props to Shelnutt2 =)

5. unscrew

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Picked my Optimus G up at Best Buy yesterday for $100 !!!! This is awesome news!

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