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You can now unlock the LG V20 bootloader in the US
If you’ve got an unlocked LG V20 and you live in the U.S. you can now unlock its bootloader officially using LG’s bootloader unlock tool. The LG Developer site is quick to point out that doing so will void your warranty, disable certain functions of your phone and may make your device more susceptible to those nefarious types that connive to take advantage of unsecured devices.
If that hasn’t put you off, on LG’s offfical bootloader unlock page you’ll now find an entry for an LG V20 codenamed US996.USA “for the US open market”, which we can only imagine means non carrier-locked devices. The page also has a comprehensive rundown of the process you’ll need to follow if you want to unlock the V20 bootloader.
The process is irreversible, so shouldn’t be taken lightly, but if you’re interested in removing some pre-installed apps, adding some of the excellent apps that only work (or just work better) with root, or want to tweak your V20 in as many ways as you can think of, then take a read of the documentation and proceed.
Will you unlock your V20’s bootloader? What’s the first thing you’d do with a rooted V20?