So RN I’m working on a friend’s phone. He bought an LG Aristo 2 from someone recently and he wants it rooted and lineage 14 installed. Easy enough, but one issue. The phone doesn’t seem to be able to accept any adb or fastboot commands other than:
adb reboot bootloader fastboot flashing unlock fastboot flashing unlock-critical fastboot oem unlock fastboot oem flashing unlock fastboot reboot
but, again, every time I try to erase or flash an image it just… fails.
Now there is one guide for Lin 14.1 that says to downgrade to android 7.1 first via the official KDZ, THEN flash and all that, but literally no other documentation says anything about it. Am I missing something? This should be a simple unlock, flash recovery with twrp, flash other stuff, wowee zowee wam bam it all is workin.
I have to wonder if an efuse blew somewhere, but then certain functions either wouldn’t work, it wouldn’t turn on, or the serial / registry number would be wonky in system. Nothin looks weird, the phone works fine… I’m just missing some data here. Any suggestions? I would immensly appreciate the help here.