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[GUIDE] How to unlock bootloader without disassembling your Nokia 3.2.

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yashinodon

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Update: It seems like you can actually unlock your device's bootloader with the normal unlock method that works on almost all devices. The following code is the fastboot command:
Code:
fastboot oem unlock
but be warned that unlocking Nokia 3.2's bootloader will make your device no longer be recognized as a certified device by Google. (meaning you would no longer be able to install such apps from Google Play Store like Netflix as they will be completely hidden within the Google Play Store.)

If you want to make your device certified by Google again, just root your device with Magisk and enable MagiskHide feature within the Magisk Manager's settings. I'll upload a tutorial on it later here in XDA.

Update 2: I have uploaded the tutorial here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-3-2/how-to/guide-how-to-root-nokia-3-2-t4109641

NOTE: PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DATA LOSS. Unlocking your bootloader wipes out your data so please backup your data first!

Required tools: SDK Platform Tools (ADB and Fastboot platform tools)

Procedure:

1. Open your Nokia 3.2, then navigate to Settings. Enable developer options by going to 'About Phone' section and tapping 'Build number' 5 times.

2. After enabling developer options, go to System in Settings. Navigate to developer options and enable OEM unlocking. (also enable USB debugging for easier access to fastboot.)

3. Connect your Nokia 3.2 to your PC through USB (make sure you have ADB and Fastboot platform tools installed and running using Powershell or Command Prompt.)

You can run platform-tools by opening the folder, then hold shift and right-click the empty space of the folder. Choose 'Open on Powershell menu' then proceed to the next step.

4. Type:
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
(if a popup appeared on your phone, make sure to trust your PC.)

If adb doesn't work trying adding "./" before adb and it would look like this:

Code:
./adb reboot bootloader
Same goes for the succeeding steps.

5. Type:
Code:
fastboot flashing get_unlock_ability
(if it shows "1" then you're good to go.)

6. Type:
Code:
fastboot oem unlock-go
(DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PHONE AT ANY COST, SPECIALLY THE POWER BUTTON.)

7. Wait for your device to boot up. (It took at least 3 minutes for me waiting for my Nokia 3.2 to boot up.)

8. Done!

If you want to lock your device's bootloader just run this command, but make sure your system is completely intact or not modified directly at any chance. (Magisk Modules are systemless so it doesn't modify the system directly):
Code:
fastboot oem lock-go

or alternatively you can run:
Code:
fastboot oem lock

Tested on:
Nokia 3.2 (TA-1164)[GLOBAL]
- Android 10 (April 5 2020 Security Patch)
- Android 10 (May 5 2020 Security Patch)
- Android 10 (December 5 2020 Security Patch)

This might work as well on Nokia 4.2.
 
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TECHSOLVER

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How about Nokia 8.1 ta-1119 running on android 11? Will this work as well? or do you have any other tutorial? pls i really want to downgrade this.
 

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    Update: It seems like you can actually unlock your device's bootloader with the normal unlock method that works on almost all devices. The following code is the fastboot command:
    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock
    but be warned that unlocking Nokia 3.2's bootloader will make your device no longer be recognized as a certified device by Google. (meaning you would no longer be able to install such apps from Google Play Store like Netflix as they will be completely hidden within the Google Play Store.)

    If you want to make your device certified by Google again, just root your device with Magisk and enable MagiskHide feature within the Magisk Manager's settings. I'll upload a tutorial on it later here in XDA.

    Update 2: I have uploaded the tutorial here: https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-3-2/how-to/guide-how-to-root-nokia-3-2-t4109641

    NOTE: PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR DATA, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DATA LOSS. Unlocking your bootloader wipes out your data so please backup your data first!

    Required tools: SDK Platform Tools (ADB and Fastboot platform tools)

    Procedure:

    1. Open your Nokia 3.2, then navigate to Settings. Enable developer options by going to 'About Phone' section and tapping 'Build number' 5 times.

    2. After enabling developer options, go to System in Settings. Navigate to developer options and enable OEM unlocking. (also enable USB debugging for easier access to fastboot.)

    3. Connect your Nokia 3.2 to your PC through USB (make sure you have ADB and Fastboot platform tools installed and running using Powershell or Command Prompt.)

    You can run platform-tools by opening the folder, then hold shift and right-click the empty space of the folder. Choose 'Open on Powershell menu' then proceed to the next step.

    4. Type:
    Code:
    adb reboot bootloader
    (if a popup appeared on your phone, make sure to trust your PC.)

    If adb doesn't work trying adding "./" before adb and it would look like this:

    Code:
    ./adb reboot bootloader
    Same goes for the succeeding steps.

    5. Type:
    Code:
    fastboot flashing get_unlock_ability
    (if it shows "1" then you're good to go.)

    6. Type:
    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock-go
    (DO NOT TOUCH YOUR PHONE AT ANY COST, SPECIALLY THE POWER BUTTON.)

    7. Wait for your device to boot up. (It took at least 3 minutes for me waiting for my Nokia 3.2 to boot up.)

    8. Done!

    If you want to lock your device's bootloader just run this command, but make sure your system is completely intact or not modified directly at any chance. (Magisk Modules are systemless so it doesn't modify the system directly):
    Code:
    fastboot oem lock-go

    or alternatively you can run:
    Code:
    fastboot oem lock

    Tested on:
    Nokia 3.2 (TA-1164)[GLOBAL]
    - Android 10 (April 5 2020 Security Patch)
    - Android 10 (May 5 2020 Security Patch)
    - Android 10 (December 5 2020 Security Patch)

    This might work as well on Nokia 4.2.