I have bought oppo f7, which comes with android 8.1 firmware. It has been 5 months since the purchase and obviously it is still in warranty period. I wanted to root my phone for the reasons you may be aware of. But as you all know the first step involves unlocking bootloader for most of the android. But in case of oppo f7 the very first step, even before unlocking, is making it unlockable.

I have tried various methods available on internet (for eg, https://gearallnews.com/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-of-oppo-f7-guide), including xda-forum posts, for the same. The main problem is after trying all the methods, it's still unable to boot into fastboot mode. When I run the command adb devices from my terminal it detects my device, but executing the adb reboot bootloader, my phone just switches off and when I run fastboot devices to check if it has booted in fastboot mode, it returns nothing. This concludes that it has not booted into fastboot mode.

I have also tried one-click rooting apps, but each apps failed in the middle of the process.

There are various posts on the net which claim that it is not possible to unlock bootloader or root oppo f7, as the company has not made the source code public. And the reason that the phone doesn't boot into fastboot mode, is that they have deleted the fastboot binaries from the phone, as claimed on the internet.

If anyone has any way to help me solve my above mentioned problem, it would be of great help.

Thank you.

  • What you've seen on your device already verified what's claimed around the web - it's just non-unlockable. OPPO/Vivo have long been known as unfriendly to development and it's their policy to lock things down hard. – Andy Yan Jan 7 at 10:53
  • So what should I do? There is no way possible to go ahead?? – Shubham Dubey Jan 7 at 15:09
  • And what about some of the tested post on rooting oppo f7?? But it doesn't work for my phone? – Shubham Dubey Jan 7 at 15:14
  • "tested"? There are numerous sites floating around the web that just post copy-pasta rooting/unlocking/ROM guides for every device there is, just to lure in visitors and profit off ads. You might want to link to where you saw something you think reliable. – Andy Yan Jan 8 at 1:44

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