Notes from the frontlines...(my conversation with LG about the bootloader)


Last Updated: 2013-04-10 04:57:21
  1. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Well-Known Member

    So...more developments on the frontlines...

    this is the most recent reply i have received...it may also be a canned reply but it doesn't seem like it

    "Dear Rory

    We are still waiting for the response from our security team.
    They said that they worried about DRM contents when the phone has unlocked.

    We will inform you that when it is available.

    Thank you.
    BR."

    to which i replied

    "Hello,

    Thank you for the reply, unlocking the bootloader won't affect the DRM it will just make the developer community be able to flash a custom recovery onto the phone so we can ROM and Theme the phone, and make it more customizable for the end user...which is one of the selling points for Android phones, being able to customize them however you want.

    Thank you for your time.

    Rory"


    i could be wrong about it affecting the DRM, but that is not our intention for unlocking the bootloader
  2. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Locked bootloaders wont affect drms, but root does lol
  3. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    What is DRM?
  4. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    Digital rights management.
    Piracyyyyyyy. :eek::eek::p
  5. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Pirate a firmware??? I don't get it....
  6. HereticSins

    HereticSins Well-Known Member

    They are worried that the unlocked boot loader will affect the DRM which would lead to more piracy with paid apks. Which it wouldn't lol
  7. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Ah I see.....tell them we already found a way to root and that would effect drm. Lol
  8. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Well-Known Member

    i just went and did that precise thing :p

    so, i personally think that us bombarding them with polite requests into the progress of the bootloader unlocker is going to get something done...

    it will still take some time, but they will get tired of the e-mails and finally give in eventually.



    basically i want CM9 or AOKP on this phone :p and i will keep sending e-mails until that is possible
  9. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Just emailed LG today, got same response as well.
  10. Killah1994

    Killah1994 Well-Known Member

    Lol cm9.... I want cm10... give me some jelly love
  11. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Well-Known Member

    and the reply my message about Root access affecting DRM and letting them know that we already have Root access.

    "Dear Rory Holliday

    Thank you for you opinion.
    We will forward your opinion to our dev team.

    Thank you.
    BR."


    except it's not opinion...it's fact
  12. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid Guide

    Tell them it's a fact. Lol
  13. benalmighty

    benalmighty Well-Known Member

    LG's terrible with waiting... had to wait month's for the OM 2.2.2 Source. :mad:

    I hope they release the unlock bootloader soon.. ;)
    I want to try CM(any) again.
  14. quechon

    quechon Well-Known Member

    I have sent e-mails to them asking for the bootloader tool but they keep answering the same shit
  15. johnnyolivares

    johnnyolivares Well-Known Member

    I got a reply saying "LG does not provide the boot loaded unlock tool."
  16. aciulladev

    aciulladev Well-Known Member Contributor

    I did a live chat with lg and they said that they did not make the software they just made the phone and that metropcs sends them everything that they want onto the phone etc... But then I live chatted metropcs and they say that lg does everything. Just give us the freakin boot loader!!!!!
  17. Hellion420

    Hellion420 Well-Known Member

    Signed!!
  18. quechon

    quechon Well-Known Member

    They may give us the unlock tool for christmas
  19. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Well-Known Member

    yeah probably not that soon but you never know
  20. plasticarmyman

    plasticarmyman Well-Known Member

    so it may or may not work...but i asked them for a rough estimate of when we would be seeing an unlocking tool
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  21. jpizle

    jpizle Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about trading for the connect or something? I can't handle the locked bootloader. I'm gonna get the gs3 when it comes out anyone know a fun customizable phone to play with till then?
  22. MotoTriumphant

    MotoTriumphant Well-Known Member

    Try the esteem, has some good dev support with ROMs and themes out.check out their forums
  23. morgankslade

    morgankslade Well-Known Member

    Thanks to GBiggie and Shinyside

    I just reactivated my Esteem untill a recovery comes out for the Motion. It is automatedly done through dialing #228 from Esteem while the Motion is off.
  24. jpizle

    jpizle Well-Known Member

    I wish I hadn't sold my admire
  25. jpizle

    jpizle Well-Known Member

    I love this phone im just a flash junkie! Lol. Even some build prop tweaks would be cool, ya know.

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