Guide to Unlock Bootloader / Flash CWM Recovery on LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA (verizon) Smartphone.


Guide to Unlock Bootloader / Flash CWM Recovery on LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA (verizon) Smartphone.

Unlock Bootloader On LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA. We know that LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA smartphone has many advanced features in it, and have a great prize, But some people feel hesitate because LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA came with locked bootloader. Why some one need to unlock booloader on LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA? This is the reason why should anyone unlock bootloader. Some one try to unlock bootloader on LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA because they want to activate developer option or want to installing custom or modified ROMs, flash custom recovery and other twekas on their phones. So.. they have to unlock bootlader on LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA.

When you finished flash custom recovery, you would give tons of features and install other tweaks that require full system access to your android devices. Now, I will explain to you how to unlock bootloader on your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA phones devices.

This LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA is the smartphone with 5,7 Inchi wide Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, work on Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.1.1 (Lollipop), and supported with Quad-core 1.2 GHz CPU, combined with 1,5 GB of RAM and 8 MP of Main camera and 1,3 MP on secondary camera. 

Attention :  Unlocking your device may void all or parts of your warranty by LG. and you will never get OTA updates by LG. And one thing should you know that in this guide we can not get back our bootloader. it's mean you can Relock Bootloader. So, Beware what will you do. 

Guide To Unlock Bootloader LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA.

Before you following this guide, you have first rooted your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA device. Special thanks to scottgl9 for great tutorial.
  1. Make sure you have installed ADB drivers and enabled OEM unlock.You will need the drivers for the computer to recognize the LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA and OEM unlock needs to be enabled so the LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA can go in fastboot mode.
  2. Then download vs880_cwm_recovery.img Here 

  4. You must backup your current LAF partition, in case you want boot  to LG download mode in the future. 
    • dd if=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/laf of=/sdcard/laf.img
  5. In order to boot your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA into fastboot mode, we need to zero out the LAF partition:
    • dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/laf
  6. Now your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA will be able to boot into fastboot mode. To boot your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA to fastboot mode you can see this guide :
    • Power off your LG device
    • While press and holding volume up button, 

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    • Connect USB cable to LG device, and plug into your PC or computer.
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      fast boot / download mode lg g vista 
    • Your LG device will say DOWNLOAD MODE at the top, but it should now say 'fastboot processing commands'
  7. Now, you ready to unlock your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA using fastboot tool on your computer.
  8. Open cmd on your windows
  9. Then type adb on command prompt, following by enter. If your adb successfully installed you should see no error on this command prompt. 
  10. Now, navigate your prompt to Android sdk folder, for example just type.
    • cd C:\android-sdk
  11. Then run command;
    • adb device : to check status of your device, you should see list of devices attached.
    • fastboot oem unlock : to unlock bootloader your LG device.
  12. Now verify your bootloader on LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA is unlocked by  removing the battery from your phone.
  13. Then install this battery again.
  14. And booting your LG device to fastboot mode again.
  15. Now run a command :
    • fastboot getvar all
  16. You should see message on screen
    • Unlocked: Yes
  17. In order to flash Philz CWM recovery, you must boot your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA boot into fastboot mode, then run the command :
    • fastboot flash recovery vs880_cwm_recovery.img
  18. Wait the process and finish,
  19. Now your LG G VISTA VS880 CDMA is unlocked with Philz CWM Recovery.