I got the same software (but the U1/carrier unlocked version). We'll probably be SOL for quite a while now. Least my phone is finally stable and so I'll just wait on this software for the next three months...
Check the original posting for a telegram link to his group. They respond faster there and are super helpful!!
V7 bootloader or below.
Thanks maybe it was written G981W by mistake. And true only v1 and v2 can be unlocked for now.Not nitpicking or anything, but in list of supported devices got bit confused trying to find my "G781W" model as I believe there's a typo. List says -----------------------------> Galaxy S20 FE 5G G781U, G781U1 and G981W. Totally bummed as mine shipped with G781WVLU3DUD9 & SECURITY PATCH dated 2021-05-01. Which after reading entire thread I gather is not unlockable "yet?"
v7 or below can be unlocked, v8 are on March security update and it bypass/prevent the unlock token.I'm actually just seeing this for the first time, I gave up hope long ago. I'm a SM-N960U T-Mobile USA user here and my phone is completely up to date. I read something about the March update on this thread and don't completely understand.
Will this bootloader unlock still work for me so I can root? If so, how can I get started?
I see that you are a new age addition to the development and understanding of my comment, so i will be kind in reply.
This is just like car repair. You are more than welcome to do your own, provided that you have the necessary tools, experience, and knowledge. If you don't, and therefore require the assistance of someone who does, they are not going to do it for free. And especially not when they have to purchase parts in order to do it - the cost of those parts has to be passed on to you. They're not going to take a loss on the deal, even if they're not going to charge anything for the labor itself
1. "Parts" doesn't have to mean hardware. Software files can cost money tooFinally, I can respond to your feedback.
I understand what you are saying. however it doesn't seem to be that there is any special hardware required. I admit I do not know their full process, but to me, it looks nothing different that an htc token identifier that allows bootloader unlock. If this is the case with this, I don't see a value in paying for it when a manufacturer had the same service offered for free.
If you want to help community then pay for there unlocks because my source doesn't provide them for free.I have been out of the modding world for a little bit, but since when did we start charging people to unlock their devices? This is supposed to be a community that gets together and helps each other when carriers and device manufacturers attempt to thrwart our attempts at modding our devices. I get that time and work and trial and error can be taxing, however, what happened to bringing things to the community on generosity and the willingness of others to contribute or donate to a case of beer or a cup of coffee? Im a little perplexed that the last couple of years it has become a "for profit" rather than to help others. I think this is the exact reason I stopped modding and working on devices.
I can tell you now that there is no "inside source", this is all profit for these 2 developers. It's stated by the 2 developers, and for perfectly understandable, yet unethical reasons that their source is a guy in China (a country of over 1.5 billion people), who has a connection to Samsung and is selling to these 2 developers exclusively, who are then in turn "doing us a favor" by being the middle-man in a transaction with this anonymous guy.
What if they told everyone: "Hey we have figured out the bootloader unlock, but instead of following XDA tradition and sharing a guide, we are going to charge everyone else a hefty fee during these turbulent times while everyone is struggling and stuck at home.".
Everyone would go wild and they'd be hated, because they're charging a Developer's Tax, and impeding a whole load of other talented Developers from gaining the motivation to develop for a phone that most people won't unlock the bootloader for; probably due to the shortage of funds and lack of jobs from the virus.
It's a sad thing honestly, and I for one can live with a locked bootloader until I've found a way to unlock it myself. Anyone who pays for the unlock is supporting a transition to a new era of XDA that steers far away from what we all came to know and love.
Most importantly, it's a slap in the face to the world of free and opensource technology, and a disgrace to those who have worked so hard to maintain the transparency these two are taking the lead in destroying; something which money can do very, very fast. There is a chance one of them will reply to this, and all I have to say is that once again, it's just to cover their ass so that they can be loved, and still line their pockets with the cash of those they're lying to. Anyways, I doubt XDA would even allow it unless the lie was present, because this isn't a marketplace.