u can have unlocked the bootloader official tools and after that you will be able to used our main, innovative feature the "Bootloop" enjoy.
Yes, they mean that any US996 model purchased NOT from US Cellular should qualify for the unlock procedure. The most popular place to get this device as open unlocked is B&H Photo. I'd be careful buying from anywhere else as they could either be the US Cellular model (locked, but still called US996) or an entirely different model such as the H990DS (which oddly doesn't qualify for the unlock tool, but may in the future)
It has TWRP already available for it, (yay me) which can be flashed through the dirtycow recowvery method or the trickier fastboot flash pull battery and get the boot key combo perfect method.
PS. I would not be expecting much custom ROM support on this device due to the hacks needed to support the extended screen with the chunk missing, and the fancy DAC system which also requires a lot of effort to support (so you might not have any sound on your custom ROMs!)
Anonymous, 24 Nov 2016I can't understand why this wasn't released in Europe i would have personally bought since my ... moreWhy not just ask the lg europe for this question?
Why this phone not coming to your area yet?
This is such an awesome phone. I love that I can unlock it and run a custom and highly secure, open source ROM. Also the fact that I can replace the battery and that it has the quad DAC so it plays good through my reference audio system makes me really want this phone badly. I plan on getting this phone soon, hopefully within the next couple as soon as I save up enough money!