I wanted to unlock my bootl oader so that I can root the device for performance and battery improvement.when I try to turn on OEM unlocking, I am told that the step would deactivate device protection features. I want root and device protection .I dont want to flash custom ROMS or recovery .I just want to root the device and turn the switch back off. Is that possible?

  • So if I root my device factory reset protection would still work .? – Alain Giresse Sep 10 '17 at 12:44
  • Thanks a lot. Really great ful for the tip . The risk is worth taking. There's just no custom recovery for my Device and I'm going to make sure that USB debugging is always turned off – Alain Giresse Sep 10 '17 at 13:25
  • Yeah, I was wrong... See answer below. – acejavelin Sep 10 '17 at 13:28

It appears my comment was incorrect, once you Enable OEM Unlocking in developer options, you have disabled Factory Reset Protection completely.

If you have Developer options turned on, you can also turn off device protection from your device's Settings app. Tap Developer options and then OEM Unlocking. - Source

And no, once you have unlocked the bootloader (required to root) you can not re-enable this switch, it is greyed out and non-functional, unless you relock the bootloader which cannot be done without have a completely stock image installed, meaning no root, custom recovery, or other modifications to the device.

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  • Well this is odd. I have unlocked bootloader but "allow oem unlock" isn't grayed out, moreover it can be checked or unchecked (I don't understand this at point where bootloader is unlocked) – Једноруки Крстивоје Sep 10 '17 at 13:32
  • Testing it... Give me a few minutes. – acejavelin Sep 10 '17 at 13:36
  • @ЈеднорукиКрстивоје Tested with a Nexus 5 and Moto G 2015, both on stock Marshmallow, after unlocking (both were unlocked already) the OEM Unlocking switch can be switched on and off, but seems to have no effect on anything and FRP does not function, both devices had Google accounts and after a factory reset I was not required to log back into Google to get to the home screen. – acejavelin Sep 10 '17 at 13:58
  • That's pretty sad . Just one or the other . But after unroot everything should work just fine , I guess . – Alain Giresse Sep 10 '17 at 14:18
  • All I wanted to really do was to remove some bloatware and convert some few apps into system apps – Alain Giresse Sep 10 '17 at 14:20

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