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[Q] Two questions regarding bootloader and rooting

OP Yet.Another.ID

13th February 2014, 05:09 AM   |  #1  
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This has been discussed many times before, but I have seen conflicting answers to these questions. I hope that by asking them again I can get a consensus from everyone.

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1) Do you need to unlock your bootloader to be able to root your SP phone? Most people say yes, others think no.
2) If you need to unlock your bootloader, is it possible to do it when you have "bootloader unlock allowed: no" setting? Most people say no. For what it's worth, my phone is not SIM locked.

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13th February 2014, 08:55 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Yet.Another.ID

This has been discussed many times before, but I have seen conflicting answers to these questions. I hope that by asking them again I can get a consensus from everyone.

Questions
1) Do you need to unlock your bootloader to be able to root your SP phone? Most people say yes, others think no.
2) If you need to unlock your bootloader, is it possible to do it when you have "bootloader unlock allowed: no" setting? Most people say no. For what it's worth, my phone is not SIM locked.

Thanks.

1) You don't need to unlock bootloader to root your SP.
2) You cannot unlock the bootloader, if you have "Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No"
14th February 2014, 12:02 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks, msainani.

On the one hand, it is good news that I can root without unlocking the bootloader.

But does this mean I cannot change ROMs or update the OS? What would be I be able to do with a phone that is both rooted and unlocked versus a phone that is rooted but locked?
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