If you picked up an unlocked LG G5 in the United States and have always wished for the handset to be supported by LG’s official bootloader unlock tool then you will be delighted to find out that the company has finally added support for the U.S. unlocked LG G5 to its official bootloader unlock tool. The U.S. unlocked model of this handset bears model number RS988 just incase you were wondering.

There are many reasons why people prefer to purchase factory unlocked Android smartphones. They can use them with which ever carrier that they want to, they also have more flexibility in tinkering with the device, which is something that many enthusiasts like.

Those who unlock LG G5 bootloader will be able to flash unsigned software on the device. This means that they will find it relatively easy to root the device and install custom ROMs on it without having to use third-party software that’s designed to allow them to do the same thing. LG’s official bootloader unlock tool now supports the U.S. unlocked LG G5.

Users will need to generate an ID code from their handset which they will have to put into the tool and if the code is correct, LG will email them an unlock file that can be pushed to the device over ADB to unlock its bootloader properly and gain access to a plethora of customization options made possible only by an unlocked bootloader.

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  • 2560x1440
  • 554 PPI
16 MP
  • f/1.8 Aperture
  • OIS
2800 mAh
  • Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
  • Snapdragon 820
  • MicroSD
~$545 - Amazon
159 g
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Storage (GB)
  • 32
LG G5 Review
Score: 9/10