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{2020 Update} Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Device With Fastboot Commands

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In this guide, you will learn How easily you can Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Devices Using Fastboot Commands. It is a very simple and easy method. You don’t need to have technical knowledge. Anyone can Unlock Bootloader Of Android Devices just by issuing few fastboot commands. So just follow the guide to get your device’s bootloader unlocked.

If you want to root your device or want to install a custom recovery, ROMs, Kernel & MODs then you have to unlock the bootloader of the android device first. After Unlocking the bootloader, you can Flash modified system, boot, kernel, custom recovery(TWRP/CWM) or other .img files on your device.

Unlocking Bootloader is now a very simple process.You can do this by just issuing some fastboot commands.The process is same for most of the devices but there are Companies like Sony, Motorola, Huawei and other OEMs officially allow users to unlock the bootloader on their devices. You have to first get a unlock password from the manufacturer Website, then you can easily unlock the bootloader by issuing few ADB & Fastboot command.

Note: Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers and required files on your PC, otherwise, this won’t work

Full List Of ADB and Fastboot Commands > The Most Useful ADB & FastBoot Commands for Android 2017

Here we will be using a windows computer, so make sure you have one.

Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Devices Using Fastboot

This method won’t work on all Android devices. Many manufacturers have a different method of unlocking. But this will work on OnePlus, Pixel and many Android devices with vanilla pure Android Os. Unlocking bootloader will completely wipe your device’s data(Everything like music, photos, videos & apps). So we highly recommend taking backup of your important data. So take a backup of your apps and data. Guide: How to Backup Important Data On Android (Non rooted users). For other manufacturers, please check the link shared below[/note]

Disclaimer

rootmygalaxy.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Android Device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk. [/note]

Pre-Requirements

*Make sure there is at least 60% battery left on your smartphone before begin started this process

→ Unlock Bootloader Of Android Devices Using Fastboot Commands

How To Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Devices Using Fastboot Commands

→ First read the Pre-Requirement section carefully.

  • Connect your android to your PC with USB cable
  • Now go to ADB & fastboot folder and Open the command window there(Right click on the empty space inside the folder then select “Open command window here” or “Open PowerShell Window Here” option to launch a command window
  • Now reboot into the bootloader by issuing the following commands. (Make sure your device is detected by your PC)
adb reboot bootloader

adb reboot bootloader

  • Now Check fastboot connectivity by giving the command below.If your device is connected properly then it should return device code.
fastboot devies

  • Once in the bootloader, issue the following fastboot command to unlock the bootloader. (This will unlock your phone and wipe all data of your device)
fastboot oem unlock

  • Done!!! Reboot the phone and boot into your unlocked device. Use command:
fastboot reboot

  • To check the bootloader status, issue the command given below. It should return “True” on unlock status.
fastboot unlock-info

If you use Mac or Linux machine, use the code: “./fastboot oem unlock” for iOS and “sudo fastboot oem unlock” on Linux.

Some Common FAQ Regarding Unlocking Bootloader

What happens if I unlock bootloader?

Ans: Android mobile manufacturers are very serious about security so they have purposefully shipped devices with a locked bootloader. But users have the option to manually unlock it. Once you unlock your device’s bootloader, you can do all types of customization like installing Custom ROMs, recovery and MODs but you will lose the warranty too.

What does OEM unlock do on Android?

Ans: This option is under developer options. It allows users to unlock the bootloader

How do you unlock an OEM?

Ans: Check out our guide: How to Enable Developer Options, USB Debugging and OEM Unlock on Android

Is bootloader unlock safe?

Ans: It is safe but you have to follow the guide carefully or you may end up bricking your device. The process will erase all your device data and will void the warranty of the device.

Can we unlock bootloader without a PC?

Ans: No, you need to have a computer as it requires some ADB and Fastboot commands or some Tools.

If you have any question related to this post, feel free to leave that in the comment section

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23 thoughts on “{2020 Update} Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Device With Fastboot Commands”

  1. this thread says it works with all android devices yet… my z958 will not boot into fastboot mode in any way… adb reboot bootloader… adb reboot fastboot… both just reboot the phone normally… adb reboot recovery works and recovery has an option to reboot into bootloader mode… guess what happens when I choose that option… the phone reboots right back to the os instead… any workaround for a phone that just doesn’t give the user access to the bootloader at all?

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  2. I have Nobis NB09 tablet. Stock firmaware “gone away”…with Recovery and Fastboot option… After some tricks I install ADB driver on PC and it looks like working – but no ADB and Fastboot function are available. (waiting for device) “Debuging on USB” I cannot turn on because tablet are “bricked” Can anyone help me?

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  3. I was struggling a lot on the internet. Thanks your post helped me. Now I’ve unlocked the bootloader, can you tell me how can I root my device. My device in not listed on TWRP device list. King root doesn’t work.

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    • You have to unlock it manually. As it is an older device. You should check the updated guide. Sadly we can’t guide you as we don’t have the device in the office. But a simple google search can help. Samsung devices have different methods.

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  4. Hi. Mine is realme 5I. Stock on fastboot. Ive tried the command. It doesn’t work. Im struggling to unlock my oem. Can you help thank you

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  5. i have lenovo A6010 device. it has android 5.0, in developer options it doesnt show oem unlock option at all!! kindly help how to do oem unlock from pc

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