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How to unlock bootloader on LG V10 [Guide]

LG V10 [1]The LG V10 is a new handset that is already able to be rooted and have a custom recovery installed. However, before you can get stuck into those things, you first need to unlock the bootloader on the LG V10. Unlocking the bootloader is the only thing the third-party developers need you to do before their tools can take over and hack open your device.

REQUIREMENTS

BEFORE WE BEGIN

HOW TO UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER ON THE LG V10

  1. Download the Android SDK from the Android developers website from here [3].
    – set up the ADB and fastboot on your Windows PC.
  2. Long-press the Power button and power down your device.
  3. Reboot the LG V10 in fastboot mode by holding the Power + Volume Down buttons for about 6 seconds.
  4. Now wait until you can see the bootloader screen and then connect the device to the computer.
  5. From the same folder where you have ADB, press the Shift key and right-click the mouse on an empty part of the folder.
  6. Choose to open the command prompt window here from that new menu.
  7. Type the first command: fastboot devices
    – this will check if your device is connected to the ADB properly.
  8. Type the second command:  fastboot oem unlock
    – applying this command will unlock the bootloader on your device.
  9. The LG V10 bootloader is now unlocked. reboot the device once it’s done and disconnect it from the computer and the USB cable.

Now that you have successfully unlocked the new LG device’s bootloader, you can move on to the next step. The following guide teaches you how to install TWRP recovery on the LG V10 [4] smartphone.