LG G5 Posts on XDA

The LG V20 is an Important Device for LG, and They Don’t Have Room to Fall Short Again

Last month, we did a report on the walking of LG's product design and how it’s been hurting them in sales. The main takeaway from this analysis is that LG is struggling to hit their stride in product design, and have yet to stick to one design for more than one or two device generations. In the midst...

The Modular Concept: Why a Change of Direction Is Needed

Have modular phones failed, is it too early to give up hope on what looked to be such a promising market? To set the stage, the LG G5 released as one of the first mainstream phones pushing a modular aspect. As LG’s yearly flagship it was priced as such and so were the modular components, at least...

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH PHONE VARIANTS?

You can listen to Rawad's personal experience of trying to buy the right version of the LG G5. I'm sure many of us have checked the ability to root a device before we decide to buy it. In some countries, your options are very limited and you might not be able to get the one...

LG’s Identity Crisis and the Random Walking of its Product Design

If there’s one thing LG is known for, it’s that they do not like to meticulously follow the trends set by other popular smartphone lines. The company has been producing some rather unique gadgets, ranging from the LG G Flex Line, the recent LG V10, their dabble into the smartwatch category, to the now-modular G...

Debate: Modular Smartphones, Are we Ready for Them? Are They Ready for Us?

Google's Project Ara is the first major move towards achieving consistent, thoughtful and standardized modularity on smartphones. Announced in October 2013, Google envisioned a phone that can be torn apart and brought back together again. The idea is brilliant; think of the possibilities, users can piece together the ideal smartphone to perfectly meet their needs. On...

Official Bootloader Unlock Available for the European LG G5!

Good news for European LG G5 users! Official bootloader unlock for the Europe-based H850 model is now available from LG's Developer site. XDA Recognized Contributor and Developer autoprime posted a step-by-step guide in unlocking the bootloader for the LG G5. Do note, this is specifically for the European H850. These instructions will not work with the G5 from...

B&O HiFi DAC Module for LG G5 May Not Come to USA After All

One of the major highlights of the LG G5 was its "modular" functionality, a feature that lets you expand and branch out the G5's functionality towards specific interest areas. Being one of the first mainstream devices in recent time to be modular, it was bound to have limitations owing to its new nature. Such limitations...

The G5’s Build Quality Issues and Misleading Marketing Take Away From the Merit of its Virtues

The G5 has finally arrived to the hands of reviewers and consumers after much anticipation. LG’s odyssey into the world of modularity took us all by surprise, and the original reaction towards the approach was as loud and divisive as you might expect. While many justifiably sang praise to LG for trying something so radically different...

LG’s Metal Questioned, Huawei P9 & P9 Plus Announced, Android Studio 2.0 Released

The internet has a freak-out over LG's metallic body! The Huawei P9 and P9 Plus are announced. And, Android Studio 2.0 has been released. Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending April 8, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video! Be sure to check out...

LG Releases Statement Over Metallic Unibody Concerns

Remember the guy who bent his Nexus 6P in half with his bare hands? Well, he's back again. This time with a different device and a different test. https://youtu.be/SyP_cEpp2Zo?t=57s YouTuber JerryRigEverything had his doubts on LG's claim that the LG G5 had a metallic body (unibody at that too). He mentioned that the weight and feel of...

LG G5 on T-Mobile Bears Unlockable Bootloader After All

The recent Galaxy S7 Bootloader-gate for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 variants, especially on US carriers like T-Mobile which are usually bootloader-unlock-friendly, gave a lot of people a reason to be vary of their purchase decisions. So when it surfaced that the LG G5 on T-Mobile might be a victim of the same, a lot of people...

Snapdragon 652 Powered LG G5 Spotted at TENAA

The LG G5 has been praised for bringing the modular approach to flagships. While its modular functionality is very limited at the moment, there's no denying that it has all the right elements to be a competitive flagship. The G4 was good competition to the Samsung Galaxy S6, so the G5 should be able to...