The European LG Velvet can now be bootloader unlocked

The European LG Velvet can now be bootloader unlocked

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Do you fancy flashing a GSI, custom ROM, or custom kernel on your LG Velvet? Well, you’ll have to either wait for development to pick up on our forums or start porting AOSP yourself, but now that the Velvet can be bootloader unlocked, you can get started with the latter.

LG this week updated its supported devices page to add the new Velvet device. Specifically, they added the LG Velvet models sold in Europe with model numbers LMG900EM, LMG900EMW, LMG900EMX, or LMG900D. You can find out which model number you have by going to Settings > System > About phone. LG added bootloader unlocking support to a trio of other handsets last month, so the list of devices is slowly growing.

If you want to go down the road of bootloader unlocking, you can head over to LG’s online bootloader unlocking page to retrieve the unlocking key. Once you’ve done that, you can follow these steps to complete the process. The phone’s kernel source code is also available online.

LG Velvet Specifications

SpecificationLG Velvet
Display6.8” POLED display
20.5:9 2460×1080 FHD+
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 765
RAM and Storage
  • 8GB+ 128GB UFS 2.1
  • Expandable using microSD card slot
Battery & Charging
  • 4,300mAh
  • Fast wireless charging support
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 48MP
  • Secondary: 8MP Ultra Wide-Angle Camera
  • Tertiary: 5MP Depth Sensor
Front Camera16MP
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wacom stylus support with 4096 pressure levels
  • USB Type-C
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
Android VersionAndroid 10 with LG’s custom UI on top

LG Velvet Forums

As we explained last month, you’ll need to generate the Device ID using platform tools, and you’ll also have to enter the ID along with the phone’s IMEI on LG’s online verification tool. If you perform the necessary steps, you’ll be emailed a bootloader unlock key.

The LG Velvet was unveiled in May, and it features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor, Active Stylus support, and LG’s Dual Screen attachment. It also comes equipped with a 6.8-inch OLED display with a teardrop notch and a triple rear camera setup including a 48-megapixel primary sensor with OIS.