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****: Hi, thank you for contacting Samsung Canada support. How may I assist you today?
Me: Hi, I want to ask about Galaxy S8 sold here in Canada. I heard that Galaxy S8 from United States are Bootloader Locked (Doesn't mean SIM lock. Bootloader Lock that prevents boot of custom roms)
Me: Is Canadian ones are bootloader locked?
Me: As a person do not care about Warranty being voided, I was enthusiastic about using custom OS.
****: I see that you are having a question about if canada mobiles are bootloaded.
Me: So not FRP nor SIM lock, but specifically, bootloader Lock
****: I'll get to you on that.
****: Please get me some time.
****: XXXXXX(My name censored), I've been to my resources and found that canada mobiles are not enabled with 'bootloader' function.
****: Are there any other questions for me?
Me: What does it mean?
Me: "Bootloader" function?
****: I'm sorry I was trying to say the canada mobiles doesn't have bootloader.
Me: Doesn't have bootloader? Aren't every devices must have bootloader to boot OS? I just asked whether it is locked or not as locked bootloader means I can't use custom OS.
****: There is no lock for canada S8 mobiles however it is not recommended to have custom OS on the mobile.
Me: So there is absoultely no bootloader lock on Canadian S8? Because I heard that Snapdragon S8 has locked bootloader in USA
****: Yes, there is no bootloader lock on canada S8. You can be sure of that.
Me: So if I buy unlocked S8 directly from samsung.ca, will I have Bootloader unlocked? (NOT meaning SIM lock.)
****: Yes, that is correct. You'll get the mobile Bootloader unlocked.
****: I hope I answered your question.
Me: Thanks for clarifying.
****: You are welcome. Is there anything else I can assist you with?
Me: No. That was it
****: Have a good time.
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So Canadian S8 seems to have unlocked bootloader unlike USA ones. I think it would be similar to S5 case, when Canadian S5 had unlocked bootloader.