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Default How to Know before flashing custom recovery

Hello I have a chinese opo with cm11s installed.Whenever I run bootloader unlock it says time taken 0.00 sec
okay.Now Im not sure maybe the seller has unlocked the boot loader. Is there a way to know before flashing custom recovery?Thanks.Will flashing custom recovery on locked bootloader will brick my device?

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No it will not brick your phone. If your phone's bootloader is locked, it will simply not let you flash a custom recovery. If its unlocked, then it'll flash the custom recovery.

Ensure that update CM recovery in developer options is disabled (to enable the menu, tap build # 10 times in about phone and then go back into developer options)
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Thanks it worked,I was right it was already unlocked

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Now can I update system officially with twrp.I have unchecked update cm recovery.I saw someone said that the update bricked his phone with twrp installed
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should i update?

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that guy used cwm... it seems that that recovery caused his brick.
i think you should use twrp or philz one...
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