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LG to shut down developer website and bootloader unlocking

07 December 2021 0

It was earlier this year when LG confirmed that it is exiting the smartphone business. It meant that the company would stop making any new smartphones but it assured that there will be software support for existing models. It even released a list of phones that will major Android upgrades i.e. Android 11, Android 12, and even Android 13.

LG has now announced the decision to shut down its developer website on December 31st. It will stop offering all official developer sources including bootloader unlocking support. It means developers and Android enthusiasts will not be able to unlock the bootloader of their LG smartphones after this month.

Bootloader unlocking is a crucial aspect for the Android community that wants to keep older or unsupported devices alive. It helps developers and users to install custom recoveries and custom ROMs. Since the service is shutting down in the coming weeks, it is advised that interested people get their LG devices' bootloader unlocked as soon as possible.

Here is LG's official statement on the matter:

"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. 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"


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