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Bootloader Unlock SM-G960U

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xVoidx

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I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I have a Sprint S9 SM-G960U and its activation locked and been factory reset. My friend gave me his old phone after he upgraded because he forgot the lock code and does not remember what google account was used to unlock the device after it was reset from the factory reset boot menu.

Is it possible to unlock the bootloader...if thats even needed, root the device, and flash a custom rom to get around this?
 

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I'm going to keep this short and sweet. I have a Sprint S9 SM-G960U and its activation locked and been factory reset. My friend gave me his old phone after he upgraded because he forgot the lock code and does not remember what google account was used to unlock the device after it was reset from the factory reset boot menu.

Is it possible to unlock the bootloader...if thats even needed, root the device, and flash a custom rom to get around this?
AFAIK there is no reliable rooting / bootloader unlocking method available 🤷‍♂️
 

breversa

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Same question for a european SM-G960U (Snapdragon), where no "OEM unlock" option is available in Developers options.

I've just factory reset it, and am currently waiting for the tedious 7-day uptime period to pass, but am I keeping my hopes too up ??
 
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    Same question for a european SM-G960U (Snapdragon), where no "OEM unlock" option is available in Developers options.

    I've just factory reset it, and am currently waiting for the tedious 7-day uptime period to pass, but am I keeping my hopes too up ??