I have never did such thing. I never really cared for bootloader nor did I need it before. As long as the phone works smooth as HTC 10 did, I'm perfectly fine. Like I said before, all I really care about is quality of my camera, battery life and design. Other things are just little details that wouldn't bother me that much. My second day with the phone (P30), I gotta say, I'm loving it. Camera is really good, specially night mode is really a difference maker, it actually takes kind of a render for 5-7 secs with that mode to make it perfect lol.
Ahh I see, you already went ahead and bought the P30!
You don't really care about whether or not the phone retains it's playstore certification, or whether it will continue to be able to pass safetynet? Go to playstore settings and check if your device is still playstore certified, if so it will not be long before that changes, and you will certainly lose many of the features that most mid-tier to top shelf phones enjoy. Such as NFC payment.
There are many phones that have great cameras, and much better OS's and will continue to be safe to use and updatable well into the foreseeable future.
So u think P30 will lose its' android functions because of the thing with America ? Well, first of all, I don't think Google would like to lose a client and it seems like it'll be America's and Google's loss if they don't work with Huawei because that would mean huawei would come stronger with their own system which is already happening and I think that's the reason USA kinda took a step back with their Huawei bs. Not that I ever used NFC properly but I think you're having a confusion. Android supports P30, it doesn't support Mate phones of Huawei, so yes my phone is play certified, not that I care really. I don't really feel Google or android is a must.
I'm here to ask the experts first before buying a new phone. My service is Boost and for the first time in my life, I am not trying to buy something cheap to save money, hence why I am asking before buying. I don't want to spend a grand or anything like that but I can afford something nice in the midrange category. The top thing I am looking for besides quality is a phone that I can reliably root. If I have to pay a little extra for a phone that I can root and do more with (and most importantly, delete all that bloatware!), it is worth the expense. I've used XDA once before a long time ago when I found someone who helped me root the phone I had. For simplicity, I hope this time to get something that is already known how to root. I'd be very happy to donate to anyone kind enough to help me with this process.
Thanks ahead of time.
I've held the p30 pro in the store recently and it felt like the most awesome phone I've ever touched. But I wouldn't want to take the risk in buying it right now. Maybe it will turn out fine, but there is a chance that it won't. The locked bootloader is a big deal too. My OnePlus 5 is coming up on its (probably) last update q2 of next year (Android pie) and I plan to hang on to it for another couple years since the hardware can handle it. I will have to unlock the bootloader to keep it updated at some point in the near future.
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