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Unlock LG G-Slate Bootloader On Honeycomb 3.1 [How To]

Lg G-Slate BlackWe have confirmation that the LG G-Slate bootloader has been unlocked! Finally, owners of the G-Slate have something to be excited about after what has been a very slow and boring time when it comes to mods. Things seem to be falling perfectly into place now, with the device being rooted on Honecyomb 3.1, ClockworkMod recovery being made available, though not fully, and now the bootloader has been unlocked. This means custom ROM’s, themes and more could follow in anytime. Unlike the very first rooting procedure that we once covered – tedious method – unlocking the bootloader has been made quite easy. Credit goes to ChiefzReloaded, Dasunsrule32 and Deez1234 for coming up with this.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.


  • A rooted LG G-slate running Honeycomb 3.1. See our guide on rooting the LG G-Slate On Honeycomb 3.1.
  • (https://dl.dropbox.com/u/8148018/trythis.zip) Bootloader unlock package.
  • (https://goo.gl/QWhT4) LG Drivers.
  • (https://goo.gl/nU6YO) ClockworkMod Recovery
  • (https://goo.gl/6Rv3v) Fastboot for Windows | (https://goo.gl/tnXFl) for Linux.


  1. To begin, download the, recovery and Fastboot packages from the links above.
  2. Extract the recovery and place it in the folder where fastboot.exe is.
  3. Copy the bootloader unlock package to the root of your SD card.
  4. Boot the device into fastboot mode and connect it to the computer via USB.
  5. Open command prompt or terminal, navigate to the location of fastboot.exe and enter the following commands (For Windows and Linux respectively):
    ./fastboot oem unlock
    ./fastboot boot recovery.img


    ./fastboot oem unlock
    ./fastboot boot recovery.img
  6. In the recovery, navigate to Install ZIP from sdcard > Choose ZIP from sdcard and select the root.zip package.
  7. Once the file is flashed, reboot the device.
[via rootzwiki]


  1. I have tried and tried and I cannot get my computer or adb to see my G Slate in fastboot mode. I know I can add a specific driver, but I am not sure which one works. I am lost, please help.

    • Not sure if you are still looking for this but I installed PDanet, when installing make sure you select LG drivers.. that worked for me. Good luck

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