LG has now updated its list of phones that support the bootloader unlock tool, adding the G6 into the mix.
To be more specific, it's actually the phone's European variant, which carries the model number H870. The last phone LG added in that list is the V20, specifically the U.S. variant.
LG G6 Now Supports The Bootloader Unlock Tool
For the uninitiated, LG's bootloader unlock tool gives users, especially developers, more freedom over their handset. Put simply, the tool opens the handset to rooting and custom ROMs. To see if your LG smartphone is supported, visit LG's official website.
While the bootloader unlock tool is only applicable to European G6 units, it's possible that crafty modders in the rotting community can find a way to make it work for the U.S. variant, as well. Just imagine a user experience akin to what you'd get on a Google Pixel coupled with the G6's stellar internals? That would make for a truly exemplary handset.
For all the freedom it brings, the bootloader unlock tool still carries a few caveats, which those who are planning to use the tool should take note of before doing anything.
Consider These Before Using The Bootloader Unlock Tool
First, the warranty will be rendered void the moment you use the bootloader unlock tool, and anything you plan on doing to your handset going forward is entirely at your own risk. Second — and this is crucial — the bootloader unlock tool cannot be reversed, so don't cross the Rubicon if you plan on coming back. So in case your LG breaks because of the bootloader unlock tool, you'd have to fix it yourself or search for a third-party repair service.
If those possibilities don't concern you that much, then head over to LG's instruction page, which offers a step-by-step guide on unlocking the bootloader. Expect due coverage should modders find a way to use the Bootloader unlock tool on U.S. LG G6 variants.
The G6, LG's latest flagship that's meant to rival the Samsung Galaxy S8, has received much praise from a number of critics, with points awarded to LG's back-to-basics approach, a necessary move after the minimally successful G5. Unlike its predecessor, the G6 doesn't experiment with modularity or any of that sort — it's just an excellent handset, plain and simple.
The LG G6 features a 5.7-inch quad HD display with 564 ppi. It boasts Always-On display features and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip and Adreno 530 for graphics. It packs 4 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of internal storage, which, of course, is expandable.
On the back are 13-megapixel dual cameras that can record 4K video at 30 fps, and on the front is a 5-megapixel selfie shooter.
Powering it all up is a 3,300 mAh battery that supports both wireless charging and fast battery charging technology.
Planning to use the bootloader unlock tool on your LG G6 now? What custom ROM are you planning to apply if ever? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!