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By k46tank, Junior Member on 18th July 2018, 10:05 AM
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16th November 2018, 11:54 AM |#11  
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Nope, no luck as of yet... Nothing I seem to try is giving me any options or progress.

Rather frustrated carrying round 2 devices lol one for root apps and the s61 for everything else!

Still impressed at the phone though, VERY utilitarian!
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20th November 2018, 09:37 AM |#12  
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Hey there, I will get my S61 tomorrow.
Was hoping for any root idea, but will hopefully survive without until we have the privilege to get it
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20th November 2018, 10:58 PM |#13  
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... and there is no option in the programmer options (unlock bootloader)?
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3rd December 2018, 02:52 PM |#14  
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Did not stumble upon such a function yet.
The most annoying thing without root is missing a good ad blocking. dns66 seems to work, but there are still plenty of ads in apps that get through...
Also having potentially all power unlocked would be great!
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16th December 2018, 09:52 AM |#15  
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So no news here I guess?
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1st January 2019, 05:12 PM |#16  
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To enter bootloader:
1.switch of your phone
2.press volume down
3.conect the power cable
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31st January 2019, 02:56 PM |#18  
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I've been looking at this phone for some time. I was able to get a Moto Z2 Force from Verizon into EDL mode with simple commands, so I'm wondering if you can unlock this bootloader just by telling it to unlock.
You would put the device into fastboot mode (by going to the bootloader, instructions were posted above i think), and then try some commands like this
fastboot flashing unlock
or
fastboot oem unlock
also check if in developer settings there is a toggle for Allow bootloader unlock or OEM unlock or w/e they call it.

if this works I highly suggest figuring out a way to grab the entire system to make a backup before you do anything. there's no twrp yet but it can't be too difficult to compile, but i dont have this $1000 waste of money to do any of this. i hope this post helps someone
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11th May 2019, 06:55 AM |#19  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by james35888

Does anyone refer to this thread?
https://forum.xda-developers.com/app...t3599926/page2

This doesn’t work since the boot loader is locked (stock boot loader has not been released on the web to my knowledge)

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Originally Posted by Knuxyl

I've been looking at this phone for some time. I was able to get a Moto Z2 Force from Verizon into EDL mode with simple commands, so I'm wondering if you can unlock this bootloader just by telling it to unlock.
You would put the device into fastboot mode (by going to the bootloader, instructions were posted above i think), and then try some commands like this
fastboot flashing unlock
or
fastboot oem unlock
also check if in developer settings there is a toggle for Allow bootloader unlock or OEM unlock or w/e they call it.

if this works I highly suggest figuring out a way to grab the entire system to make a backup before you do anything. there's no twrp yet but it can't be too difficult to compile, but i dont have this $1000 waste of money to do any of this. i hope this post helps someone

Are these commands on a computer through ADB?

The only options I had on the phone were:
-Start
-Recovery Mode
-Restart Bootloader
-Power Off
-Boot to QMMI
-Boot to FFBM
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30th July 2019, 11:41 AM |#20  
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Wanting to root new CAT S61
Hi,

I looked a bit into the process of rooting on this device. It would be cool to get it rooted. I guess this process is in theory simple. But we should focus on the first problem:

Why is the option "OEM unlock" hidden in the developer Menu? Are there ways to make that option usable? If anyone has an idea how to make this option usable, we could get to the next step. Thanks to anyone who has an contribution.

Edit: some additional info

C:\adb\platform-tools>fastboot oem device-info
(bootloader) Verity mode: true
(bootloader) Device unlocked: false
(bootloader) Device critical unlocked: false
(bootloader) Charger screen enabled: true
OKAY [ 0.000s]
Finished. Total time: 0.000s

CatS61:/ $ getprop | grep oem
[ro.oem_unlock_supported]: [true]
[sys.oem_unlock_allowed]: [0]
9th August 2019, 09:38 PM |#21  
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Any luck on this yet? I still see nothing about rooting this damn thing anywhere online besides the few posts here, sad
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