How to Unlock Bootloader LG V10

lg-v10-bootloader-unlockThis post is going to help you with the bootloader unlock process for the LG V10.

Most of the major US carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon branded devices comes with locked bootloader and in order to root or install custom recovery you need to first unlock the bootloader. I have given the step-by-step instructions below to easily and safely unlock the LG V10 bootloader using the adb fastboot commands.

Bootloader unlocking is the process of disabling the bootloader security of an Android device. It is a requirement before you try to root, flash a custom OS or perform recovery on your phone. The OEM unlock option is available under the Developer Options in the Android Settings app.

If you’re planning to root, flash a custom recovery or ROM you need to unlock bootloader as it is the primary requirement so let’s move on and how to unlock bootloader on the LG V10.

Before Getting Started:

  • Install or setup the adb fastboot drivers on your PC.
  • It is always recommended to create backup of your important data.
  • Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock. Go to Settings > Developer Options. By default developer options is not enabled, go to About device and tap Build number for about 7 times.
  • Install the LG USB drivers.

Unlock Bootloader LG V10

Follow the steps to unlock bootloader.

Step 1: I assume that you’ve setup the fastboot drivers.

Step 2: Connect your phone to PC.

Step 3: Launch command window and type the following command:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 4: After entering the command your phone should boot into bootloader mode. Now enter:

fastboot oem unlock

Step 5: In the adb prompt, type:

fastboot getvar unlocked

Step 6: That’s it! You’ve successfully unlocked the bootloader. Now reboot your phone by typing the command:

fastboot reboot

Enjoy! You can now flash twrp recovery and safely get root access on your LG V10. Feel free to comment below if you do have further support and help.

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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