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(Question) About rooting Nokia 8 (Locked Bootloader)

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godofknife

Senior Member
Feb 1, 2016
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So, I would like to ask some questions. Since we know that HMD Nokia hasn't given us any news about unlocking bootloader which gives me bit impatient. I was wondering if it is actually possible to achieve ROOT without unlocking bootloader.

I dont really care with Custom recovery TWRP for a while and unlocking bootloader. Seeing how many apps in Play store or to unlock full potential of the phone requires root, it is like as if your phone is restricted or limited. Backup is essential for me and I frequently use Titanium backup.

I tried using Framaroot, King root, Kingo root and none of them worked. Based on the thread in this below, someone managed to successfully root Nokia 8 but it's a prototype from what I saw. I am using Nokia 8 non-prototype one. Is it possible to do it?

https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-8/development/testing-flash-patched-boot-img-to-t3729396
https://forum.xda-developers.com/nokia-8/development/question-nokia-8-partitions-t3682617

It has been 6 months since the release (CMIIW), the phone is still not unlockable which makes me sad that I regretted ever buying this phone. I was wishing that people in the community or someone out there can manage to hack + mod the phone with root like Sony Xperia XZ Premium. Been waiting for it. :eek:

So back to summary, is it possible to root with locked bootloader?
 

godofknife

Senior Member
Feb 1, 2016
98
15
For now, it is not possible. Sadly. We just have to wait for nokia to make unlocking bootloader possible or someone to figure some way to bypass security bs and get root.

Waiting eh? I can do that. Hopefully, it will be out soon


Let me check it.
 
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