How to unlock bootloader of LG G5


In this detailed tutorial you would be able to unlock bootloader of LG G5 including variant belonging to T-Mobile. The whole method is pretty easy all you need is to perform a few early steps to successfully unlock your LG G5. The LG’s latest flagship LG G5 is packed with a powerful hardware, carries decent specifications along sleek design and high quality display, further you can get more out of it’s powerful hardware by gaining root access and installing custom recovery.

But this could be only possible when you have an unlocked bootloader, previously we have posted same guide for Nexus devices as the process is now the same for LG G5  so we are using the same tools along same method to unlock bootloader of LG G5. Just go ahead and follow the guide below as instructed.

What you can do after unlocking the LG G5 bootloader

Unlocking the bootloader of LG G5 may void the warranty but once it is unlocked you can pass through a gateway to perform custom operations including root and installing custom recovery, these two tools lets you to be the administrator of your device and allow you to make modifications and customization in your Android device.

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which include, unlocking bootloader, flashing Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

Enable USB Debugging  (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 70%

Download these files:

How to unlock Bootloader of LG G5

Just follow these simple steps to unlock bootloader of LG G5 easily

Connect your device to PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier.

Inside adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on Open command prompt here and enter the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode.

“adb reboot bootloader”

You device will reboot to bootloader mode then type the following command in the command window to unlock the bootloader of LG G5

“fastboot oem unlock”

Your device bootloader will be unlocked and will wipe all the data present on the device storage.

That’ it! You have successfully unlocked the bootloader of LG G5. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment box.

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