LG Optimus G get’s Bootloader Unlock, Both Sprint and AT&T Variants

November 19, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Those of you that picked up the Optimus G on either Sprint or AT&T for the LTE capabilities will be happy about this. Although LG isn’t allowing you to unlock the bootloader on the Optimus G, that doesn’t mean it won’t get unlocked. By now we know that even if a carrier encrypts the bootloader, given some time developers will crack it open. As was the case with the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon a few months ago. Now it’s the LG Optimus G’s turn to get cracked open and get it’s pesky bootloader unlocked. You’d think by now carriers and manufacturers would give up and just leave it unlocked.

Project FreeGee’s purpose is to allow Optimus G users to experience complete software freedom, like those of us with the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, Nexus 4 or the Nexus 4. So far it is still in private beta, and will only work on the Sprint and AT&T versions at this time. But the Canadian and Korean versions of the device will be next to get added to the project.

It appears that Project FreeGee is staying private beta for now to limit the damage that could potentially happen to all the hacked Optimus G’s out there. So far we don’t have an official word as to when the project will leave private beta, but we are hearing that in “a day or so” it will leave private beta according to thecubed and his team on XDA.

Remember you can still root your Optimus G and flash away without having an unlocked bootloader. But unlocking the bootloader allows you even more freedom to do to your phone as you wish.

Any of our readers make into the private beta for Project FreeGee? If you have, let us know how it worked out for you. Was it easy, hard, etc. For those that didn’t make it in the private beta, are you excited about getting your Gee’s bootloader unlocked?