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Refurbished device with unlocked bootloader, safe ? help please

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Voaddd

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Aug 4, 2021
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Hello,

I've just bought a refurbished device on amazon, but when i started it, it shows me the screen with "The bootloader is unlocked and software integrity cannot be guaranteed"
the-bootloader-is-unlocked-and-software-integrity-cannot-be-guaranteed-sqr.jpg


The warranty is gone, but it's ok.
I have relock the device with fastboot, the name of the rom seems legit.

My question : is there still any security risk ?

Thanks
 
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SMcC2

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Feb 22, 2014
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OnePlus 6T
Unless it was specifically advertised as unlocked and you specifically bought it for that reason, I'd reset the phone with an MSM tool or similar.
Maybe I'm just OCD. I factory reset every electronic device I buy before setting it up.
 

jwoegerbauer

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Jul 11, 2009
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Hello,

I've just bought a refurbished device on amazon, but when i started it, it shows me the screen with "The bootloader is unlocked and software integrity cannot be guaranteed"
View attachment 5379097

The warranty is gone, but it's ok.
I have relock the device with fastboot, the name of the rom seems legit.

My question : is there still any security risk ?

Thanks
Having a device's bootloader locked simply means that device only will boot into / run Stock ROM: This has nothing to do with whether Android is safe or not.