LG has produced many unique phones and many users have liked the new concept and design implemented on LG phones. But sadly, LG stopped manufacturing the smartphone due to various reasons. However, LG will continue to provide the promised updates for its latest phones. But there is another bad news for LG phone owners.
LG is shutting down its unlock bootloader service on December 31. This means you will no longer be able to unlock the bootloader of your LG phone officially. Unlocking Bootloader allows users to try different custom ROMs, custom Recoveries, and even let you root the phone. LG was kind enough to offer an official unlock bootloader service which many smartphone brands do not.
There are many reasons to try custom ROMs or root and unlock bootloader of LG phones. Such as old phones from LG are not eligible for the latest updates. And to try out features and performance from the latest updates, you can install custom ROMs on your LG phone. To flash custom ROMs or any other advanced customization or changes on your LG phone, you need to first unlock the bootloader.
As per the source liliputing & u/EuphoricPencil, LG mobile developer service is scheduled to end on December 31. Unlock Bootloader is a part of the LG Mobile developer service. To unlock bootloader of LG phones, users need to get the unlock key from the LG mobile developer site. And from December 31, the service will be terminated. Below you can check the full notice from LG.
“Termination of LG Mobile Developer website service
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all developers who visit the LG Mobile Developer website.
LG made the difficult decision to close its mobile phone business to focus on other businesses that will provide new experiences and value for consumers. Hereby, we inform you that the service of LG Mobile Developer is scheduled to terminate on December 31st, 2021.
• Service being terminated: LG Mobile Developer website services
• Termination date: December 31, 2021 24:00 (KST, GMT + 9)
After the service is terminated, all information provided on the website and issuing the bootloader unlock key will not be available. Personal information collected to provide services will be destroyed. However, we store personal information for a fixed period of time if required by relevant laws and regulations.
We sincerely appreciate your loyalty and support of LG Mobile Developer during this time and ask for your understanding.
If you have an old LG phone in which you want to try custom ROMs or want to root it, you can use the unlock bootloader service before its termination date. There are also some unofficial methods that let you unlock the bootloader of LG phones.