LG Optimus G now has bootloader unlock tool for Canadian versions


  • DJ

    I would love to buy a Nexus 4 instead. Any suggestions on where I should do that? Oh yeah…

  • mzo

    It’ll be great once devs start porting Nexus 4 roms to it.
    The internals are so similar that I’m told it shouldn’t be too difficult.
    ..it’ll be like a Nexus 4 with full LTE (LTE w/ signal amp) and more storage.

  • hunkyleepickle

    I played worth one for about a half hour, and couldn’t imagine using one as my own, even for free. The skin is horrendous, and the hardware is just as bad. Truly a fail, especially when compared to the nexus 4, and made by the same OEM no less!!

    • K_Owl

      Hardware is pretty much identical to the N4… if not EXACTLY like the N4 with a proper LTE configuration. As for the skin being horrendous, that is a personal opinion and hence the unlocked bootloader for future custom roms. Do your research before posting irrelevant comments.

  • Brandon

    @ Hunkyleepickle….. wtf do you think the N4 is based on?!

  • Batman

    @K_Owl Are you a moderator on this blog? No? So let him post his own opinions! Have a beer and relax, it’s not like anyone will have to have the same opinions as you in order to post on blogs!

  • boojay

    Does anyone know which file should be used to unlock the Sasktel version? (Bell, maybe?)

  • j

    @boojay check the model number on your phone. LG-E973 you should be fine using either the bell or telus version, LG-E971 you need to use the rogers version. Note: as usual, not responsible if you brick your phone.

    @hunkyleepickle what part of the hardware is “just bad”? the only actual negative that my friends and coworkers notice in regards to the hardware of the optimus g compared to the nexus 4 is that the nexus has the soft-touch, grippy stuff around the border of the phone, compared to the optimus which has glossy (and slippery) plasting on the borders. I’m looking into a bumper to mitigate this.

  • kp0w3r

    Shame we get the inferior at&t based variant version of the phone. and eventhough the n4 is based off it at least its only $360.00 and your guaranteed updates to the next versions of android compared to $650.00 outright for this

  • Usaamah

    Hmm I heard that all the ROMs built for the N4 work w/ the Optimus G right out of box, I believe the phones are identical in architecture besides the LTE, software wise the N4 has no custom overlay (Which I personally think LGs done a really good job on this time around).. I haven’t tested this out though.. I don’t have the G or the N4 yet unfortunately. If anyone gets the chance to try, or hears more about it let us all know.

    • boojay

      Not sure why you think this. This was NOT the case with the Nexus One/HTC Desire and I see no reason why it would be with the Optimus G/Nexus 4. I do NOT recommend trying this. Stick with roms specifically built for your phone.

  • kxj

    Very impressed with this phone extremely detailed’ super fast 0 lag’ and best screen on the market right now. the only hump will be the price and no expandable memory hopefully USB OTG will be compatible ‘ people giving negative comments about design really have not felt the phone’ dual glass design is premium.