LG starts unlocking smartphone bootloaders, EU LG G4 first in line

LG starts unlocking smartphone bootloaders, EU LG G4 first in line
Sometime around the LG G3's release, LG made a promise to release an official bootloader unlock tool and appease developers. Such a tool failed to materialize for some reason, but you know what they say - better late than never!

Beginning this year, LG will start letting users unlock the bootloaders of certain LG smartphones, which will let developers use the company's hardware for development by official means. The first smartphone with a legitimately busted bootloader is the European release of the LG G4. Owners of the G4 H815 model can visit LG's developer page and go through the unlocking process, ending up with a blown open bootloader and losing warranty - just the way things work in the Android realm.

LG says it will add more devices with unlockable bootloaders to its developer programme, which means other LG G4 variants, as well as older devices like the LG G3 and its many siblings, could eventually become ripe for development by official means. Where older smartphones are concerned, the dev community has already taken good care of that all by itself, so we imagine owners of the G3 looking to develop won't be totally thrilled.

Still, if you'd like to see how bootloader unlocking is going at LG's, head to the source link below.

source: LG Developer via Android Police

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)



1. waddup121 unregistered


2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Prepare for some kickas* custom roms :D

3. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

removable battery, sd slot, unlocked bootloaders. Someone is listening.

4. orphant

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

It's too bad their ears were closed when it came to increased battery life.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

And making good compact phone.

7. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f5AiUsH6zc&feature=youtu.be just watch lG G4 vs GS6 gaming performence

9. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Lol all that lag. That's actually one of the worst optimized android games in the world

10. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

The probleme is not with the game tge probleme is the exynos its not better then Qualcomm samsung cheat on the benchmark .. In real life tthe gs6 is not that good .. On browsing and multitasking is fast but when playing heavy games you will notice. Ot of lagsss

11. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Not really, any heavy game lags on QHD, as a Snapdragon Note 4 user I can say that no smartphone SoC today can handle QHD high def games at high framerates, the K1 and X1 from nvidia are for tabs and big stuff. Snapdragon 810 may handle those games, but for how long? Surely will throttle after a few minutes. And by the way, no more benchmark cheating from Samsung since Lollipop

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013


8. ikenvape

Posts: 308; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wish that meant something to Verizon ugh

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