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Some bootloaders are locked by the manufactures to prevent the phones from booting unofficial firmware images.

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Unlocking bootloader on HTC Desire 320

I am trying to unlock bootloader on Desire 320, but failing on retrieving the OEM number: $ fastboot oem get_identifier_token ... FAILED (remote: unknown command) finished. total time: 0.004s I've ...
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“Custom binary blocked by FRP lock”

this afternoon while I was at university before the beginning of the lecture I turned off my mobile phone as usually and when the lecture ended I tried to turn it on to commend a fellow student who ...
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How to unlock teclast p80x bootloader?

In the Developer menu, I have enabled "Unlock OEM". I run the following commands in adb, and get the following errors: fastboot flashing unlock = FAILED (remote: 'Not implemet.') fastboot: error: ...
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Cannot unlock bootloader on Mediatech tablet

I have a tablet that someone gave me to fix. It is just some generic chinese mediatek tablet. It hangs forever at boot. The android logo pops up and then it just sits there in the animation forever. I ...
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Successfully installed TWRP and Magisk means bootloader unlocked?

I have a Samsung Galaxy On7, running stock firmware, Android 6.0.1. I have successfully installed TWRP and also flashed Magisk. In the developer options, I have toggled the "OEM Unlock" option to ON ...
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How to unlock bootloader on nexus from bootloader/PC command line

I have a nexus 5X phone, which needs a factory reset to fix it's infinite boot loop. The problem is that the bootloader says DEVICE STATE - locked. Is it possible to fix this?
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Re-locking bootloader with stock ROM/recovery - Wileyfox Swift 2 Plus

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. ...
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Does my Galaxy S6 have an unlocked bootloader?

I want to install the Resurrection Remix custom ROM on my SM-G920I (Australian Version). Before I start doing anything, I need to make sure that the bootloader is unlocked, so I don't brick my phone. ...
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Fastboot Device not Detecting my Device

I'm following this tutorial about how to unlock bootloader on Moto. My device is a Moto G5, and my computer has windows 10. On the command line, I can type adb devices and it returns my device. I ...
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Troubleshoot fastboot error 'remote: ' command not defined

Device: iMX 7ULP evaluation kit Platform-tools: r28.0.3 Image: O8.1.0_1.4.0_ANDROID_TOOL_7ULP_GA (ARM 32 Android 8.1) I used the image provided by nxp website on the device. Then I tried ...
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Can I enable my fingerprint lockscreen whitout (!) enabling encryption

I like to regularly backup my data partition using TWRP. I noticed once I enable my fingerprint screenlock, TWRP is unable to access my data partition because Android 8.0 encrypts it from the moment I ...
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Corrupt and locked Pixel 2 bootloader

I recently came in the possession of a Pixel 2 that will not boot and instead displays the following error (see the image below for more details): ERROR: Slot Unbootable: Load Error The friend that ...
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Moto g4 play is not supported by bootloader unlock program, anybody know any unofficial ways to unlock it

After days of arguing with various Motorola Customer service people, Istill have not found the reason to which the Motorola g4 play (no ads version) is not bootloader unlockable. It is not supported ...
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Pattern unlock required when starting phone

AFAIK on Android 7 Nougat, when you set pattern unlock, the user is not required to enter the pattern to power up the phone. However, on Android 8.1 Oreo (I'm running a Wiko VIEW MAX Android 8.1 phone)...
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Lock bootloader with broken USB port

I bought a Xiaomi Mi A2 maybe 10 months from now, and from changing software, or some strange things, I broke the USB port. The strange thing is that only the "OTG" part got broken. I mean, I still ...
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I Have an LG P769. I am trying to root it and it is not working

Forewarning: I am not exactly an expert on this type of thing. I have tried several things, but the problem seems to be that I cannot get into the bootloader via "adb reboot bootloader" or by ...
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Sony Xperia X Rooting issue when the unlock bootloader flag is set to no

I am trying to unlock a Sony Xperia X that was locked to a Canadian carrier (Freedom). The previous owner sold me the phone unlocked (SIM) but he failed to unlock the bootloader. I followed the ...
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FRP and OEM locks bricked my Samsung phone after root

I recently flashed my SM-J701F (Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt, Android 8.1) with TWRP and Magisk. Both OEM and RFP locks somehow turned themselves on when I tried to reboot, effectively bricking it by ...
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actual limitations of locked bootloader

I have read in many posts that a locked bootloader prevents from flashing custom ROMs, because it checks the digital signature of the ROM itself. I thought a "bootloader" was only responsible for ...
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Is it possible to Unlock bootloader at phone with MIUI without registration?

Is it possible to Unlock bootloader at phone with MIUI without registration at: https://en.miui.com/unlock/
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Unable to unlock bootloader of OPPO F7

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 ...
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Unlocking Bootloader Android 7.1.2

I have a RCA device running Android 7.1.2. I'm having difficulty unlocking the bootloader. On my device I've an option to turn on OEM Unlocking. When I try it asks if I want to enable when I select ...
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What are the risks involved in unlocking the bootloader?

A locked bootloader is one that will only boot an OS and recovery that it "approves" of. Vendors digitally sign the recovery, kernel and kernel modules and unsigned binaries are refused to flash and ...
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Bootloader unlock HTC Desire 12+

I am trying to unlock the bootloader of my HTC Desire 12+. I tried several tutorials but they all failed. Here is what I did so far: I boot the phone into recovery mode Start the bootloader After ...
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Fastboot unlock failed

I have a Nokia 6 and whenever I try to unlock my device I am facing error. The command sudo fastboot oem unlock The result (remote: oem unlock is not allowed) Any suggestions?
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On flashing TWRP: Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock

Whenever I try to flash TWRP I get Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock. I'm trying to flash with Heimdall.
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OnePlus 5 Soft Brick

I have a OnePlus 5 and it won't boot. The phone is stuck on black screen and blue led (can't boot) since 20 days and I tried everything I saw on the web to make it boot again. I tried : to flash ...
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As of vendors - whose bootloaders are easy to unlock, and whose not?

The vendors differ in their attitude to unlocking the bootloader. Some require codes for unlocking, some not. Some require proprietary, Windows-only software, other not. Which of the vendors are ...
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Google Nexus 7 (2013 Wi-Fi) Boot freeze, no recovery options working

I bought a Google Nexus 7 2013 edition, Wi-Fi only, from a yard sale. I have no clue what the previous owner did or tried but I cannot get it to boot. I'm not by any means an Android expert so if it ...
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Samsung S6 Active Will Not Boot, AP Rom Flash Succeeds (Bootloader Flash Fails - EDIT: BL Flash Works, Device Still Won't Boot)

(See Update Below) Hi all and thanks in advance for your help. I am having trouble with my S6 Active. It has been stuck in a boot loop for a week now. It was running stock beforehand. I flashed a ...
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Sony XPeria T service menu app missing

I just found out that I have a Sony XPeria T, not a Sony XPeria Z1 Compact. After years of owning it. Wow. So I wanted to try some things that I previously discarded because they weren't possible with ...
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Moto g4 plus can't be unlocked

When I go to unlock my moto g4 plus, I get a message that my computer cannot be unlocked. This is the getvar all result (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: moto-msm8952-B1.07 (...
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understanding bootloader unlocking

I am trying to understand the rooting procedure in general. I see that 1st stage involves what it termed as "unlock bootloader". It is described as a method which makes the bootloader capable for ...
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Huawei Unlock code site not working - How to get Honor 6X unlock code?

All is in the title : How to get Honor 6x unlock code since this url 'https://emui.huawei.com/en/plugin/unlock/index' is dead ?
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remote: oem unlock is not allowed

i did not find any solution on xda-developers, so i am posting this question here. i am trying unlock bootloader on nokia6 when i give command: sudo fastboot oem unlock or sudo fastboot flashing ...
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How to flash a factory image onto a Nexus 5x with locked bootloader?

This happened today: I was using my Nexus 5X when it suddenly started rebooting. It got stuck in a bootloop. It would never boot past the Google logo and I couldn't turn it off. I was able to enter ...
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-1: Unknown error while unlocking redmi 3s+ bootloader

So I tried to unlock bootloader of my Redmi 3s+ .It shows error " -1:Unknown error" but it also displays Unlock button .Downloaded the flash tool and rebooted the phone couple of times but nothing . ...
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Unlock bootloader on Dell Venue 10 5050

I have a bricked Dell tablet that doesn't boot and also a has locked bootloader (Secure Boot: Enable). I've made a full partition dd backup, but now I cannot flash it via fastboot supposedly because ...
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Recover nexus 5x with locked bootloader and TWRP

I bought a used nexus 5x and got a message saying to lock the bootloader to allow OTA updates. So I did, not fully understanding what my situation was. It wiped the phone and now it won't boot. I ...
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Phones that can have bootloaders unlocked

Very new to Android and wish to experiment with custom roms (that require an unlocked bootloader) on an inexpensive used phone. How can I tell if a specific Ebay phone is capable of having the ...
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Why does unlocking bootloader require erasing userdata? [duplicate]

I unlocked the bootloader in my OnePlus 5 right after it was delivered, so there was nothing to erase. Then I flashed TWRP and SuperSU. It comes with DM-Verity (and /data force encrypted). I tried re-...
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Can I install apps to adopted SD card from recovery?

WhatsApp is stubborn about not installing to SD card. I have an unlocked bootloader, but have not rooted or installed a custom recovery yet. I am trying to avoid rooting because of SafetyNet, and ...
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Can I somehow unlock my phone's bootloader or root it?

My Moto X 1st edition (XT-1060, career Verizon, OS 5.1) doesn't stay rooted. I mean to say that it turns back to unrooted state wherever it reboots or even when it is left untouched for an hour or so. ...
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How do I unlock bootloader and root LG Optimus Zone 3 (VS425PP)?

How do I unlock the bootloader on LG Optimus Zone 3 (VS425PP) in a simple, easy to follow steps? Then how do I root the device and return to a fully functional cell phone that is stable and rooted? ...
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In Galaxy S7, cannot disable Samsung Reactivation Lock

Summary I'm trying to install a custom build of LineageOS following the instructions here. I was attempting to load a recovery image using heimdall when I'm told 'Recovery Check failed'. It turns out ...
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Flashing custom recovery using DD with locked bootloader?

So, I understand that you can flash a custom recovery using DD. I have done this on my Nexus 6p, with an unlocked bootloader. My carrier is Verizon, which loves to lock down bootloaders. I have ...
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how to recuperate data from Nexus 5 with broken screen and USB debugging off?

So I was exercising hard and my phone fell ackwardly from the elliptic, the phone died, when I picked it up, my screen was full of lines. The glass does not seem broken but what is under the glass ...
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Flash Soft Bricked Locked Nexus 6P

How can I get my soft bricked Nexus 6P working again? I don't mind flashing it, losing all data etc. I'd rather have it done now than send it away to be fixed. It's caught in a boot loop where it ...
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xiaomi redmi note 4: unable to acquire unlockinng bootloader permission

Straight to the point. I've created a MIUI account through my Redmi Note 4 and applied for permission to unlock bootloader through the official Xiaomi unlocking link. The problem is that after i ...
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Does OEM unlock wipe data?

I am using samsung galaxy j7, in the developer options there is a option "OEM Unlock" if I turn it on will it wipe my data? Also does samsung locks bootloaders? My device is not tied to any carrier.