I recently unlocked the bootloader on my Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus to take a partition image, as per this answer. I didn't flash the recovery or make any change to the ROM, and the device is not rooted. After a factory reset (to Android 8.1.0, if that helps), I now need to re-lock the bootloader, but fastboot oem lock renders it unable to boot normally. I can still boot into fastboot mode or recovery, but the phone won't start normally until I run fastboot oem unlock again. How can I get this back to factory settings, with the bootloader locked?

Note that I'm not interested in reasons to keep the bootloader unlocked. Having the bootloader locked is a requirement for several apps that I need to use, and I'm not going to try to bypass that.

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You can try to reflash the stock rom, or if your only problem that apps wouldn't work install magisk and by this apps you can use magisk hide.

  • Why would reflashing the ROM help?
    – fminl
    Jul 18, 2019 at 4:31
  • Maybe unlocking has broke any function on your software. this i*ve found on Xda @fminl
    – lucki1000
    Jul 18, 2019 at 15:55

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