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What happens if you unlock the bootloader and what features do i loose?

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By mikkis2k, Senior Member on 21st May 2019, 08:59 PM
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Hi, i am very curious on the rooting scenario.. what happens if i unlock the bootloader and root my op7, wich features do i miss out on and does it do anything special? I want to use substratum, since i like to theme my phones 😅
21st May 2019, 10:19 PM |#2  
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You will lose Widevine L1 which will means you cannot view DRM video in anything but 480p. (ie. Netflix will not play HD video)
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21st May 2019, 10:34 PM |#3  
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You will lose Widevine L1 which will means you cannot view DRM video in anything but 480p. (ie. Netflix will not play HD video)

even if I download the netflix movies ?
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even if I download the netflix movies ?

Correct. It reads the security level as L3 and just downloads the content in 480p. I've tried this before and it was still just L3 and not L1
21st May 2019, 10:46 PM |#5  
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You will lose Widevine L1 which will means you cannot view DRM video in anything but 480p. (ie. Netflix will not play HD video)

Netflix and Amazon correct? As long as YouTube is good.
21st May 2019, 10:59 PM |#6  
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Is it permanently lost, or can you recover it by re-locking the bootloader?
21st May 2019, 11:19 PM |#7  
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Is it permanently lost, or can you recover it by re-locking the bootloader?

On older Oneplus Phones it is recovered by re-locking it (read here for example), haven't read any statements for the OP7, though I would assume it's the same.
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22nd May 2019, 01:05 AM |#8  
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On older Oneplus Phones it is recovered by re-locking it (read here for example), haven't read any statements for the OP7, though I would assume it's the same.

Good to know. Thank you.
22nd May 2019, 03:24 AM |#9  
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Hi, i am very curious on the rooting scenario.. what happens if i unlock the bootloader and root my op7, wich features do i miss out on and does it do anything special? I want to use substratum, since i like to theme my phones

Then don't do it! Non technical people shouldn't root as this isn't for beginners
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22nd May 2019, 04:21 AM |#10  
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Then don't do it! Non technical people shouldn't root as this isn't for beginners

Lmao! Come on now this isn't like back in the day where you entered line by line in adb.. They could also just want to unlock the bootloader to convert their tmo OP to an international and don't really care about root.
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Lmao! Come on now this isn't like back in the day where you entered line by line in adb.. They could also just want to unlock the bootloader to convert their tmo OP to an international and don't really care about root.

I remember those days, when there was a real chance of hard bricking a phone.
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