LG has sent an email to XDA, alerting the group of modders to its future plans regarding unlocking the bootloader on future phones. The message was in response to a missive sent by XDA member Wolfgart, inquiring about an official solution from LG. The manufacturer replied that it is prepping a server to be used for a safer bootloader unlocking process.
According to the email from LG, they are trying to come up with a target time and device, to implement its bootloader unlocking strategy. While it might be a full flagship generation or two ahead of us, a current model like the LG G3
could be covered by whatever process LG decides on.
Unlocking the bootloader on your phone will allow you to install custom ROMs. And that is great for those who know what they are doing. The casual phone owner doesn't really need to concern himself with this. If you do unlock the bootloader on your phone, you will void the warranty on the handset. For those who know what they are doing, it is positive news that LG has apparently decided to move forward on this matter.
"Thank you for your feedback regarding bootloader unlock and
we are sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment that have been caused by lack of support for bootloader unlock on the latest LG smartphones.
We are already aware of many developers’ requests and opinions on bootloader unlock.
So we have been preparing a server to provide safer bootloader unlock.
Also, we are internally discussing the target model and the time of providing bootloader unlock.
However, it will take some more time due to the technical restrictions, security issues, and the policy of mobile carriers.
We deeply apologize that we are unable to support bootloader unlock right now and would like to ask for your kind understanding.
We will let you know more specific information when the support policy for bootloader unlock is decided.