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.


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 '19 at 4:31
  • Maybe unlocking has broke any function on your software. this i*ve found on Xda @fminl – lucki1000 Jul 18 '19 at 15:55

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