Tips to Unlock T Mobile LG G Slate Boot loader

Sanjana December 13, 2011 0

Those of you who possess a LG G Slate will now be able to unlock the Bootloader of this device running on Honeycomb lg g slate update3.1. We have already covered the topic on how to root the LG G Slate running on Linux OS. It is important to note that during the firmware updation process your device will get rooted thus void its warranty. We will be checking out on how to install Clockwork Mod recovery in the coming days.

Pre-Requisites:

Keep a backup of all the user data in your phone so that you can restore it in case any data gets corrupted or is lost during the rooting procedure. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Bootloader Unlock PackageClock Work MOD Recovery 5.5.0.2Fast Boot for WindowsFast Boot for MACLG Electronic Drivers

Steps to unlock LG G Slate Boot loader:

Step-1: Copy the boot loader unlock package to your devices’ SD Card root by connecting the device to the computer via the original USB Cable that you got at purchase time.

Step-2: Launch the command prompt in your computer and navigate to fastboot.exe file and open it to enter the commands for Windows or Linux as mentioned below:

./fastboot oem unlock

./fastboot boot recovery.img

Step-3: Enter your device into Recovery mode by pressing the Volume down button + Reset button placed next to the Sim card slot, till you enter into Recovery mode.

Step-4: If the device starts in normal mode then again restart the device to enter into recovery mode. Select the options of “Install zip from SD Card” > “Choose zip From SD Card” then choose the file named as root.zip package in recovery mode.  Select the option of “++++GoBack++++” if the device doesn’t restart on its own.

We won’t be responsible for any damage done to your device caused by updating the firmware that is unlikely to occur if you follow the instructions carefully word by word. So follow the above mentioned steps and have a successful updation.

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