Some bootloaders are locked by the manufactures to prevent the phones from booting unofficial firmware images.

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How to unlock the bootloader on Verizon Galaxy S3 without phone service

How can I unlock the bootloader without any phone service? Do I have to take out the Verizon SIM to do this? The phone is already rooted and has the super user app. A website said it's possible to use ...
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How do I unlock my bootloader with Omnius?

I want to unlock the bootloader of my Carrier Locked O2-UK Xperia Play. When I go into the service menu and check if my bootloader can be unlocked it says "allowed:no". After further research I found ...
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Backup/flash system and data without unlocking bootloader?

I was wondering if I can make a full backup of my system partition via fastboot or adb and re-apply the backup to a different phone of the exact same model? Or is this only possible if the bootloader ...
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How to install Android to any phone very first time?

I know this sounds weird one. But I have a Motorola Photon 4g which has got corrupted or some unstable ROM. I am facing 15-20 blackouts and restarts. This led to think like that. I want to know the ...
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Can I use my bootloader-locked phone with a different network?

I just bought an Xperia Z and the bootloader is locked. Do I need to unlock it in order to run it on a new SIM card and can I switch to Virgin? It's OK if I can't: I will just buy a Bell SIM for $10, ...
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Willl unlocking my Bootloader delete my OS

I have decided to install Cyanogen Mod Android 5.1.1 onto my Xperia SP[C5302]. I am about to unlock the bootloader(the first step). I have followed the steps and downloaded Android SDK(downloaded ...
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HTC rhyme shows LOCKED when I turn it on

When I turn my HTC Rhyme phone, it just shows A page that's written ***LOCKED*** at the top and has three android icons at the bottom and have some menu items as below: Bootloader Reboot ...
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How to install ROM when bootloader is not unlocked?

Accidentally, on stock recovery, I selected wipe data/factory reset which could have uninstalled the ROM on it. So, now my mobile is showing company logo only. My mobile HTC Inspire A9192's ...
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Atrix 4G update via OTA with unlocked bootloader?

I am running 4.5.91 currently on a rooted and unlocked Atrix. Will I brick my phone by updating to 4.5.141 from OTA source? Can I re-lock the boot-loader if that is the issue?
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What do the terms root, bootloader unlock, custom recovery and ROM installation mean? [duplicate]

I'm trying to root my Galaxy Note 4 and I see the above terms being used everywhere. What do each of them mean? I have a vague idea about each of them, but I'm still confused about some of them. A ...
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Fastboot saying “Unsupported command”

Hey guys i just rooted my Motorola Droid RAZR (HD) with kingroot and i want to install CM 12.1 nightly. Before i proceed, i need to unlock my bootloader. After sitting infront of PC for 3-5 hours now, ...
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Error unlocking HTC 626s bootloader?

I have a HTC Desire 626s purchased from virgin mobile and I wish to unlock my bootloader and root the device. So I have been following the HTCDev bootloader unlocking instructions. But whenever I ...
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How to enable Android Marshmallow multiwindow without unlocking or ROOT

I upgraded my Nexus 9 to Android 6 and I want to enable the multitasking feature. But it requires unlocking the bootloader. I have the latest updates installed and I am using stock ROM. Enabling ...
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HTC One mini HTCdev Unlock Bootloader won't unlock in the last step

After not using my HTC One mini for quite a while, I now want to use it again. However when I turn it on, it shows a locked bootloader. So I singed up on HTCdev to unlock it and went through every ...
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Unlock bootloader on cm12

I'm now having a Samsung Galaxy Superior (GT-I9260) running on cm12.1 downloaded from the cm website. I want to flash it to kali linux now, and it tells me to unlock the bootloader first. After doing ...
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Unsuccessful unlock prevents data wipe

My phone is in a difficult state right now: Can't boot normally (tries to complete unlock). Can't make use of adb (because it is not fully unlocked or locked yet). All I can seemingly get to is the ...
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What can happen when you flash a bootlocked device?

This will probably not be done in practice, but I like hypotheticals. I believe that when you flash a custom recovery on a bootlocked device the stock recovery will just be flashed back on reboot. ...
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How to unlock bootloader in HTC Desire 816G

I have downloaded the CM12 for my mobile and i want to unlock the bootloader in my device to flash it.. I tried the HTC DEV and it didnt work.(couldnt get the token pass from device with cmd) Can ...
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How to use a Motorola Titanium without a sim card?

I have received (years ago...) from a customer a Motorola Titanium (with a screen reporting that it comes from Avantel) and I recently removed the sim card that was in it. I realize now that the ...
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Unlock Galaxy S5 - freez at: downloading do not turn off target

Before everything I request do not link to irrelevant questions such as this. What I want to do: I want to install Ubuntu Touch on samsung galaxy S5. I use ubuntu on my laptop. What I have done: I ...
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Should I re-lock bootloader after flashing developer preview on nexus 5?

I have flashed the Android M developer preview 3 on my Nexus 5 phone, for which I was required to unlock the bootloader. Now that the flashing has completed successfully, should I re-lock my ...
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Unlocking Bootloader on Motorola ET1

I would like to unlock the bootloader on my Motorola ET1, but I have a problem: once I restart the device in the bootloader, it is not recognized by my computer (fastboot devices doesn't detect it) ...
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How to set up BIOS-like password on Android device? [duplicate]

Setting a screen lock password or SIM pin or both is fine for securing some aspects of your mobile device. But what if, as a nasty joke, someone manages to grab a hold of your device and hits the ...
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Unlock Bootloader on RCA tablet

There is many phones out there that can have their bootloaders unlocked. I'm wondering if you can unlock the bootloader on a rca tablet. Any help will be appreciated!
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How to unlock Sony Xperia Z1C bootloader?

Is there any way in which i could unlock it if it isnt officially supported? I've managed to get the XZdualrecovery working...
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Can I flash an unlocked G900T bootloader on a G900A?

I have a G900A and a G900T (short story: couldn't live any longer with the locked bootloader on G900A so I bought a G900T to use on AT&T). It's possible to flash a custom recovery/ROM onto the ...
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“Locking” a Samsung Bootloader

In order to prevent cold-boot attacks against an encrypted Android filesystem, it has been recommended to keep your bootloader locked at all times with the original factory recovery installed. The ...
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Htc stuck on bootlogo. S-on ,boot loader relocked. Cwm installed

My sisters htc desire is stuck in htc logo then a blue screen and then back at htc logo. Can't find a vodafone uk ruu. Hboot shows RELOCKED. and S-on.Any help please
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Bootloader unlocked [duplicate]

Rooted samsung galaxy s4 using odin& CF Auto root. Then flashed CWM using rom manager. Now I can go to CWM recovery mode (using power+volume up+ home) . I can get NAndroid backup. Does this mean ...
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Enable bootloader screen for Lenovo Vibe Z

I pressed and held volume up key for sometime and my Lenovo Vibe Z is seems to be bricked (not charging or switching on). I would like to get into to the boot-loader screen to factory reset the ...
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Xperia Z1 Bootloader Unlock Problem

I have been having problems trying to unlock the boot loader on my Z1. I followed the instructions provided by Sony to unlock. I had previously unlocked and relocked the device. However, now when ...
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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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unlock Xperia Neo bootloader on linux

I was following these instructions to unlock the bootloader on my Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo until I reached steps 9 and 10. There was no extras/google directory or android_winusb.inf file anywhere. ...
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**FAILED (remote: 12 signature verify fail)** HTC One M7

C:\xxx>fastboot flash recovery c:\recovery.img sending 'recovery' (10336 KB)... OKAY [ 1.988s] writing 'recovery'... (bootloader) signature checking... **FAILED (remote: 12 signature verify ...
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SE BOOTLOADER v1.6 Problem (FAILED:phone is already unlocked)

I tried to unlock my bootloader with SE BOOTLOADER TOOL but get the message: (bootloader) Unlock phone requested FAILED (remote: Phone is already unlocked!) finished. total time: 0.002s What ...
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Error in unlocking bootloader in xperia ray with testpoint method

I was following guide to unlock my bootloader while preserving DRM data. http://androidflip.com/unlock-xperia-phones-bootloader-without-losing-drm-data-track-id-working/ Everything went fine except ...
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SE x10 will no longer boot

I am wondering if anyone can help me with my situation. I was using JAF 2.3.7 Rom for about 3 months with no issues. After installing Prey as well as Dropbox (only 2 new apps) the phone started to ...
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Can I lock android phone to one network if it is unlocked?

Can I lock android phone to one network? If can be unlocked if I have both lock and unlock code? I want to lock my android phone to use only one network.
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Unlocking the nexus 7 bootloader

I want to root my nexus 7 tab. The first step is unlocking the bootloader. I want to know that unlocking will wipe the os or just data? Can I start the tab after unlocking
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Cannot unlock bootloader of my OnePlus 2 with oem unlock

I want to flash my OnePlus 2, as it's stuck on the boot logo. For this, I first need to unlock the bootloader, but I can't: the adb command tells me I have to check "oem unlock" in the phone settings. ...
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How to unlock the bootloader of Samsung Galaxy Ace3

Please i have been searching the whole internet, but can't get the answer to my question. How can I unluck the the bootloader of my Samsung Galaxy Ace3 Duos. Please any help will be appreciated. ...
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unlocking bootloader moto g xt1033

I'm trying to root my MOTO G XT1033 DUAL SIM but in the videos I've seen till date it says that you need unlock the boot loader .I saw solution videos to unlock boot loader but all of them says that ...
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Can I flash system.img.ext4 without unlocking bootloader or void KNOX warranty?

I understand that: The secure boot process checks signature of bootloaders, kernel and rootfs, but not /system partition. The Samsung KNOX e-fuse is set to 1 when any signature is bad. Tools such as ...
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How does the HTC-Dev bootloader unlock process work?

I've been trying to root a phone. For my purposes, at least for the moment, I think the HTC-Dev way is enough - that it will give me a way to root and that I don't need S-OFF. I have looked at the ...