Let's unlock that damn bootloader!


  1. OptimusSlime

    OptimusSlime Well-Known Member

    So here is a link some of you may find useful.

    It is the files needed to dump an image of our bootloader...




    EDIT!

    HERE is some fun Chinese info. I believe the site wants you to buy this document. I have searched for this document with no success as of yet. If we get the info on Secure Boot 3.0 maybe it will help us crack it.

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  2. OptimusSlime

    OptimusSlime Well-Known Member

    This should be instructions on how to use the files above to dump the phone to usb. Good starting point right? My hope is that someone uses the instructions in this post and files linked above to dump the bootloader to a usb drive. Anyone up for the challenge? I have a spare LG Motion with a cracked screen (great for dev) for whoever successfully dumps the bootloader so we can crack it. I am hoping we can merge Nexus BL with ours to create a sweet ass bootloader / kernel / roms.
  3. tsmallz2012

    tsmallz2012 Well-Known Member

    link down in first post 404 on the guys dropbox
  4. OptimusSlime

    OptimusSlime Well-Known Member

    Anyone a mrmber on XDA and feel like contacting the guy who posted the files on dropbox? :) Damn I thought this might be some serious progress...
  5. jamesmania88

    jamesmania88 Well-Known Member

    we could also try the L9 international method I know the lg spirit has an arm7 processor. I'm not sure about the motion.
  6. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member


    The Chinese one needs you to resister for an account and login to see the full document.
  7. adanmex

    adanmex Well-Known Member

    motion is
  8. jamesmania88

    jamesmania88 Well-Known Member


    Yeah I just saw that. Both motion and spirit are arm v7 so I'm hoping this will work
  9. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    arm7 has nothing to do with actual software im afraid. most cpu's since mid 2010 have been arm7 or higher. the best way i can explain it is

    arm 6 is like the old amd 2 socket while amd 3 is new arm7 (with arm15 being amd3+) inside amd3 there is a lot of different cpu's most of which require different drivers than the other cpu's.

    the whole core concept im getting at is all squares are rectangles but not rectangles are squares.
  10. jamesmania88

    jamesmania88 Well-Known Member

    Dangit oh well I learned something new.
  11. Shabbypenguin

    Shabbypenguin Well-Known Member Developer

    i made a quick little chart that took far longer than it prolly should have. but you guys are looking for an lg device that would be in that orange box. you get one that means that requirements (pretty slim pickings :/) and gets unlocked and there is a very good chance you guys will ride t hat wave.

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    as you can see just jamming an arm7 software could have caused some serious issues for whoever may have tried it. obviously this doenst cover everything but hopefully its enough to at least give you guys a clear idea :)
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  12. OptimusSlime

    OptimusSlime Well-Known Member

    So why is it we can't use the ready complete sgs3 bootloader? Is it too much different than ours?
  13. jamesmania88

    jamesmania88 Well-Known Member

    did you see the article links I posted in the other thread for a bootloader? I think there was an evo link there. I wonder if it's the same evo they are talking about. but the chart did help somewhat.
  14. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    umm samsung, you have a umm lg????
  15. BobZhome

    BobZhome Well-Known Member

  16. JJ_Azevedo

    JJ_Azevedo Well-Known Member

    MSM8960 ARMv7 Up To 1.7 GHz Dual-core Adreno 225 (WUXGA/1080p) Dual-channel 500 MHz LPDDR2

    All devices with our chipset

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

    Asus Transformer Pad Infinity (3G/4G version),BlackBerry Z10,HTC Windows Phone 8X(US/LTE Version), HTC Evo 4G LTE,HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE,HTC One XL,HTC One X (North America),Motorola Atrix HD,Nokia Lumia 820,Nokia Lumia 920,Panasonic Eluga Power

    Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus

    MDP/S,Samsung Galaxy S III (select versions),Samsung ATIV S, Sharp Aquos Phone sv (SH-10D),Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta (SH-09D),Sony Xperia GX,Sony Xperia SX,Sony Xperia V, Toshiba Regza Phone (T-02D), ZTE V96,Motorola Droid RAZR M, Motorola Droid RAZR HD, Motorola RAZR HD, Motorola RAZR MAXX HD, LG Spectrum II 4G (VS930), LG Escape (P870), LG Optimus LTE II, LG Motion 4G , ZTE Avid 4G , LG MS870 , LG Optimus F7
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  17. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

  18. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Someone get bored? :rofl:
  19. ninjasinabag

    ninjasinabag Well-Known Member

    Does it matter? That's a pretty good list of possible tests. Only like 4 lg phones though
  20. twogbsd

    twogbsd Well-Known Member

    Three of which we already knew of - Spectrum II, Escape, and LTE2...



    Shabby/PG, these are stupid questions but: how hard would it be to make a bootloader from scratch?

    Is there a way to give a false positive on the bootloader/kernel/sbl check? Like early in boot, symlink the real bootloader/kernel/sbl partition on the SD, destroy symlink, c/p unlocked bootloader/kernel to the right partition, and boom? Or fumes?

    Is there anyone that could look into this? (Other than Adam Outler)
  21. adanmex

    adanmex Well-Known Member

    angelblade had his phone oc'ed to1.6ghz I think. he mentioned to build a kexce. or something like that. I don't remember
  22. TheAmazingDave

    TheAmazingDave Well-Known Member

    I think that might be all it takes, but I'm pretty sure we're talking some low-level hardware coding there.

    Not a lot of hardware coders around.

    Maybe I'm wrong though, don't know a whole lot about coding.
  23. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Well-Known Member

    anyone who knows how to code would have a different phone....


    i am done buying from LG...Samsung is getting on my s**t list too...

    my girlfriend just got her Evo V 4G...that mofo is beautiful and awesome...I put JB on it for her and it is one sexy phone now...and $35 a month is pretty nifty too
  24. pmb116

    pmb116 Well-Known Member

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