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LG G5 (RS988) Not Allowed to Unlock Bootloader
CatCat
The LG bootloader-unlock webpage tells me that my device cannot be unlocked. The RS988 is on the list of supported devices.

Why can't I unlock the bootloader of this phone if the RS988 is on the list of supported devices?
Posted on 17-Dec-2018
narae0.kim

Re:LG G5 (RS988) Not Allowed to Unlock Bootloader

Hello,

In accordance with LG's policy, you can only unlock bootloader for the supported devices.

And in case of the RS988, only one particular model, RS988.USA, is supported.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If there are any changes to the supported devices, we will let you know via our website.

Thank you.


Posted on 18-Dec-2018
CatCat

Re:LG G5 (RS988) Not Allowed to Unlock Bootloader

What information under Settings -->About Phone do I need to look at to determine if a phone is the RS988.USA variant?

P.S. I also have an LG V20 US996.USA (with bootloader successfully unlocked). When I look through the "About Phone" info, I don't see anything that stands out to indicate that it is the .USA variant.


Posted on 18-Dec-2018
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