The bootloader is the first thing that starts on the mobile and the software that is responsible for loading the operating system. To modify the Android operating system with a custom ROM, it is necessary that the bootloader is unlocked in order to be able to make changes, such as installing a new recovery mode. Unlocking the bootloader of an LG mobile will be possible until December 31 from 2021.
LG announced this year the closure of its mobile division and consequently will close your developer website where the unlock is managed bootloader at the end of the year. In 2022, locked boot chargers will remain locked, unless an unusual tool appears.
Countdown to unlock LG bootloader
On some mobiles the bootloader can be unlocked easily with an ADB command, while in others the intervention of the manufacturer is required, to which you provide data such as the IMEI of the mobile to obtain an unlock code. For LG mobiles, this means going to this site and, with a developer account, following the necessary steps.
The problem is that LG’s developer website to go down on December 31, it will therefore not be possible to officially unlock the bootloader of an LG mobile from this date. This is reported in a notice that appears as soon as you enter the page.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the developers who visit the LG Mobile Developer website.
LG has made the difficult decision to shut down its mobile phone business to focus on other businesses that will bring new experiences and value to consumers. We hereby inform you that the LG Mobile Developer service will end on December 31, 2021.
• Service canceled: LG Mobile Developer website services
• End date: December 31, 2021 at midnight (KST, GMT + 9)
After the end of the service, all the information provided on the website and the issuance of the bootloader unlock key will not be available. Personal information collected to provide services will be destroyed. However, we store personal information for a specified period if required by applicable laws and regulations.
We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and support to LG Mobile Developer during this time and ask for your understanding. Thank you.
This unlocking service will be active by then for LG Velvet, LG V60, LG V50S, LG G8S, LG V50, LG V40, LG G7, LG V30, LG G6, LG V20, LG V10, LG G5 and LG G4 . LG promised up to three years of Android updates for its latest devices, but from then on, the only way to give them new life will be with a ROM. If you own one of these LG phones and want to play with them in the future, it is highly recommended that you unlock its bootloader when possible.
Via | 9to5Google