Oppo A5 2020 Model No is CPH1933 Android Version is 9.0 Pie Colour Os 6 There is no fastboot hut I got recovery mode only. I have to root my phone. Can I root without unlocking bootloader? Or Can I unlock bootloader without fastboot mode?

  • Did you solve your problem? I have the same problem.
    – Anteino
    Oct 27, 2021 at 11:17

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you should be able to get to fastboot though adb with adb reboot bootloader. I also found a great step by step tutorial here. also in step 8 of that guide it says to boot into fastboot mode, I believe they meant recovery mode. as far as rooting without unlocking the bootloader, it is possible, but not recommendable. i have from experience soft and in one case hard bricked a few devices by doing so. I would suggest getting the bootloader unlocked, flashing a custom recovery, and then falshing a root package along with supersu or magisk. another way you can get root and many other features is by flashing a custom rom, which is essentially installing a differnt custom version of android, you typicall have to enable root acess through the settings and install supersu or magisk.

  • When you do adb reboot bootloader on that phone, it doesn't go to the bootloader, it says fastboot initially, then it goes to the regular system. If you do power-voldown it doesn't go to the bootloader, it goes to a recovery thing called ColorOS
    – barlop
    Jan 14, 2021 at 19:48

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