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OEM Unlocking option is missing from Beta 3 on SM-G981U1

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xela19115

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Dec 9, 2010
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Samsung Galaxy S20
Apologies in advance if this the incorrect place to post this.


I bought an unlocked US S20 5G (SM-G981ULBAXAA) from Amazon a few weeks ago and immediately upgraded to the Beta as soon as I got it. I distinctly remember that OEM Unlocking option was available under Android 10/OneUI 2.5 but it is gone from Beta 3 in Dev Options. I filed a ticket with Samsung's Beta program but not much of a response there.



Did anyone else notice this? Is this only a temporary thing for a duration of the Beta or is this going to be permanent?
 

skullzaflare

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Apr 18, 2011
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USA models (including your "unlocked" u1) have locked bootloaders, there is no unpaid unlocking regardless of firmware.
I found the same thing on my mine i got from Google store.
No eSim either lol

Samsung has no intention of allowing oem unlock on US models
 

olafsand

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Jan 25, 2011
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On exynos it's there. S20U beta 5.
 

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Edje

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Nov 14, 2014
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On exynos it's there. S20U beta 5.

That's only for Exynos variants and a handful of Asian Snapdragon variants. None of the US editions of any S20 model have OEM Unlocking available by default. Those with US S20 models need to get in touch with one of the unlocking services available, they cost anywhere from $100-$150 USD.