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I am trying to root my phone using Ubuntu. When I try

adb reboot bootloader

My device boots into fastboot mode

When I try

fastboot devices

It list my device. But when I try

fastboot oem unlock

It freezes with 3 dots. Any idea what is the issue?

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Not every device is rooted the fastboot way like Nexus phones do, especially when the device in question is a MediaTek one.

I did a quick search and the result checks out: you'll need MediaTek's scatter flashing tool. Read this: LINK: XDA-Developers

I don't have the device so it's up to you to verify whether this works. Either way, do hang around XDA and other forums often for this sort of info.

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