unlocked bootloader

  1. D

    Thread Biometrics weirdery with unlocked bootloader, root

    [Please let me know if this should be posted elsewhere, somewhere more targeted at rooted phones wherever that might be.] I have an SM-G998U, bootloader unlocked and rooted with Magisk. (Official ROM still.) I'm experiencing some odd behavior with biometrics; for example... LastPass reports a...
  2. greenys'

    Thread [NEWS/GUIDE] Pass SafetyNet with stock, bootloader unlocked, rooted RUI with Magisk and custom kernel. Now virus scan of apks is removed too!

    Source: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/how-i-manage-to-pass-safetynet-test-on-coloros-6-1.4094995/post-82499427 Alright guys. I found a solution! Actually, yes, I just found it but someone else came up with it. As of now I'm running latest RUI on my Realme Q. It's a bit newer...
  3. G

    Thread 1080p Amazon Prime Video?

    On the global 9.0 ROM with unlocked bootloader, Netflix is significantly sharper on my Mi 9T than Amazon Prime Video. Does anyone else have a similar issue? And does anyone know how to fix it?
  4. S

    Thread How to Downgrade Android Q to P

    Hello, Is there any way to downgrade Android Q to Android P My Cell is nither root not unlocked bootloader? I want to downgrade but don't want to void warranty too?
  5. Y

    Thread [GUIDE][Android 9/10]Remove unlocked bootloader and custom image warnings

    This operation involves risks,XDA and / or myself can not be held responsible for any problems encountered during installation or possible handling problems. You rooted your A50 or installed a custom rom and you want to get rid of the annoying warnings about unlocked bootloader and custom...
  6. L

    Thread Keep Play Certification with Unlocked Bootloader?

    I had to completely wipe my phone since recently the battery life started tanking hard, and I couldn't figure out why. I decided to just start over from a clean slate, since I had the same configuration since I got the phone about a year or two ago (stock Android 9, unlocked, and rooted with...
  7. J

    Thread [Bounty?] Remove unlocked bootloader warning.. OR

    One of the biggest banes of having root/magisk is unlocking the bootloader. The warning screen that does indeed slow down booting, also advertises itself to thieves as "You can wipe me clean and use me". Obviously, removing that splash screen won't fix that aforementioned scenario, but it would...
  8. T

    Thread Unlocked bootloader and restore stolen phone

    My phone got stolen yesterday. I enabled phone encryption, mi find device and google find my phone. I can't locate the phone by using either way from them. I unlocked bootloader to install TWRP, Magisk and Xiaomi.EU rom. My question is, can the thief unlock the phone although the phone is encrypted?
  9. 5m4r7ph0n36uru

    Thread [IME][NEWS/PSA] HTC U12+ - S-ON/Unlock > CTS Check FAIL/PlayStore unverified/DRM L3

    [IME][NEWS/PSA] HTC U12+ - S-ON/Unlock > CTS Check FAIL/PlayStore unverified/DRM L3 Hello everybody, here in a nutshell some points which have to be considered when unlocking a bootloader. Apparently Google has rolled out a PlayServices update in the background, which detects the UNLOCK...
  10. statustray

    Thread Google Edition Pixel XL questions about unlocked bootloader, twrp, and Magisk???

    Hi Everyone, I have a Google Edition Pixel XL with unlocked bootloader, TWRP installed, as well as Magisk 16.0 installed. I would like to know the steps in layman's terms for what is needed to install OTA and keeping data? Then what are the next steps if any to do about keeping the bootloader...
  11. Az Biker

    Thread Huawei to no longer offer unlocked bootloader after May 2018

    Huawei will no longer offer unlockable bootloaders on their devices after May 2018. They'll end support for unlocked devices sold prior to May 2018 in 60 days. Here's the article. Anyone else up to speed on this?
  12. U

    Thread Locked/Unlocked Bootloader. What's better?

    Faced with the fact that some firmware support both locked and unlocked bootloader. What do you think, with which bootloader will the same firmware work better? Or is there no difference? It's interesting to know your opinion! (Translate via Google Translate, so sorry for my mistake)
  13. Marco20

    Thread Unlocked Bootloader Warning while booting

    Hello everyone, i unlocked the bootloader of my Xperia XZ a few weeks ago. Now the phone shows everytime i boot the phone a screen with the message: "Warning the Bootloader has been unlocked and the phone can't be trusted". Can is disable the meessage somehow or is there another way to solve...
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    NOTE: This is a very basic guide only for newbies like me. I'm not a developer or something even near to that. All information provided here is copied from different sources and according to the best of my knowledge. I'll not be responsible for any harm to you or your device. Try it on your own...
  15. L

    Thread Is it possible to pass new safetynet update with an unlocked bootloader?

    I recently ran into a lot of problems due to the fact vr 12 of magisk and the new update to safetynet. I have read that tbe developer of magisk realeased a new version to pass checks. I need to pass as I am an Uber user and in default need Android pay. I have since tried to go back to stock but...
  16. M

    Thread do I need unlocked bootloader to flash an FTF file?

    I have a HK version xperia XZ dual and the updates are really slow (see xpericheck.com) If I want to flash a FTF version from a different region: - can I? - will I need root or an unlocked bootloader? (and it will probably wipe my device right?)
  17. DarkAlpha.Sete

    Thread Any way to make a custom ROM pass SafetyNet test?

    Is there any custom ROM(e.g. LineageOS, ResurrectionRemix, AOKP...) that can pass the SafetyNET test? Obviously unrooted. Since Google is introducing some more weird stuff for the apps (now you can make apps refuse to INSTALL if your device doesn't pass the test)... Thanks.
  18. J

    Thread Nexus 5X Stuck on fastboot mode, won't open up recovery mode

    Hi pals, My excuses if this sort of problem that I post (English is not my native language, so I am sorry for any spelling mistakes), is already posted earlier. My Nexus 5X is currently stuck on Fastboot mode with the following specifications: FASTBOOT MODE PRODUCT_NAME - bullhead VARIANT -...
  19. P

    Thread Possible to use Android Pay on unlocked or rooted Moto X XT1060 (developer edition)?

    Subject line. I am running Lineage 13 right now, but this is a general question. I haven't fiddled with Android Pay in a while but I want to try to get it to work. Apparently as of about 6 months ago Android Pay doesn't work on some phones with unlocked bootloaders. Is there a work around...
  20. Cm4nXD

    Thread Unlock bootloader us snapdragon galaxy s7?

    So here is the deal. All of the variants for the Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge now have unlocked bootloaders except the ones from the US, even the chinese qualcomm variants got unlocked bootloaders. The way they got the unlocked bootloader was through an unlock tool provided by samsung on the galaxy app...
  21. Neil_Armstrong_

    Thread Does [UB]ootloader affects photos ??

    Hello, I reopen a similar thread to this locked-bootloader-photos-vs-unlocked 'cause I own a brand new Z5 Premium and this one is not UB yet For those that didn't see the previous thread or interested I will post some comparison between the two :) It's midnight now so I'll shot my garden...
  22. Danny1976

    Thread How to Update Your Unlocked Bootloader Amazon Moto G4 to MPJ24.139-64

    Thanks to GaBuzz for helping me install this update. If you think I need to add anything to the steps I listed, please let me know. I am just trying to help anyone having the same issue or wanting to update their unlocked bootloader Amazon phone. Steps for anyone on a unlocked bootloader: 1...
  23. jerethi

    Thread Installed Cyanogenmod on a Droid Bionic and have a question

    Here's a question that I'm a little embarrassed to ask, but I guess I have nothing to lose. The other day, I installed Cyanogenmod on an old Droid Bionic. I installed Safestrap and installed Cyanogenmod in one of the ROM slots. My question is - did I not actually unlock my bootloader in this...
  24. matze19999

    Thread Android N port from nexus 5

    The nexus 5 is powered by the snapdragon 800 too. Can somebody port this Android n rom to our amazing device? Thank you! http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/orig-development/wip-aosp-nougat-nexus-5-t3446875/page1
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    Thread Is an unlocked bootloader being developed?

    I know there is an unlocked bootloader for the h815, but I'm just wondering if one is being developed for any other models. Either way, anyone who is involved with developing roots and anything like that keep up the great work! Sorry if this has been asked. If it has can you please give me the link?
  26. AndroidPurity

    Thread [Completed] Does OTA Lock a Unlocked Bootloader?

    So just a quick simple question that a lot of you already probably know. I know that running a OTA takes away root, but does it lock the bootloader too? I tried searching but was unable to find the answer in the scenario of running an OTA with NOT rooted but UNlocked bootloader. I know an OTA...
  27. petermg

    Thread [WIP] command line nandroid-like backup all variants

    Ok, so I successfully rooted my H810 G4 via LER. I was impressed with being able to dump the system.img of my phone, inject root into it, then write it back to my phone. So, I thought, why can't we just back up ALL the partitions of our phones this way and if something goes wrong, those of us...
  28. K

    Thread Current CASUAL download?

    Hi guys, I have an i9505 (Australia) and want to unlock my bootloader to be able to load custom recoveries and roms. My understanding (after lots of fiddling and failing) is that the only way to get this to work is using CASUAL from Ben Dobell. Is this correct? The other solution that I think...
  29. tabp0le

    Thread Petition to LG and carriers to unlock all G4 bootloaders

    I've created a petition to ask LG and carriers to unlock G4 bootloaders. Please sign and share the petition! Thanks! https://www.change.org/p/lg-electronics-unlock-bootloader-on-all-g4-devices Another short link to the campaign: http://freemylg.ga Please try sending a personal e-mail to...
  30. F

    Thread [Q] OTA Updates on rooted, unlocked, TWRP Phone?

    Hi All I have a nexus 9 with an unlocked bootloader, root (from CF auto-root), and TWRP installed, currently on 5.0.1 LRX22C. I have read this means that I will not be able to complete an OTA due to lack of stock recovery and changes within the system files that the OTA will check. So my...
  31. I

    Thread [Q] Ram issues, often less than 256 MB free

    The title is the real starting place of my issue. Out of the devices 2 GB, 1.5 GB is the average amount that is used and its really starting to impact the performance of the phone. The few things that I have tried never seem to be a more permanent solution. My Moto X is Rooted with a Sunshine...
  32. S

    Thread Verizon S6 Root Bounty

    I have not seen a thread for this yet, so I figured I would get it started!! This will be my first attempt at a thread of this type...so please forgive me if I don't follow the standard operating procedures. I am starting us off with $30 for root and $40 for an unlocked bootloader & root...
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    Thread Securing android.

    With the recent release of Sunshine 3.0 I was finally able to liberate my verizon m8. However with this new found freedom I also find myself worrying about the new found responsibility that comes with a rooted phone running CM12 with an unlocked bootloader. My question is this: How do i keep my...
  34. M

    Thread [Q] Forgot to backup TA. What's my future?

    Immediately after buying Z1 I unlocked its bootloader and flashed custom ROM. Of course I forgot to backup TA, so I've lost device specific codes for some services and warranty. What exactly did I lose? I found some information about Bravia engine - but that's used only in Sony's gallery app...
  35. H

    Thread [Q] Removing the OTA Notification from Rooted Device

    I have an unlocked bootloader on a Verizon Droid Ultra with TWRP and stock 4.4.4. All is working well but I recently received a notification (on the left of the notification bar) indicating that an update has been downloaded and ready to install. I do not want to install Android 5 at this time...
  36. D

    Thread [Q] Is the camera quality any better on Lollipop? Debating whether to upgrade...

    Feel free to scroll past the first paragraph if you don't care for my story of data loss - I wouldn't blame you one bit. Also, to the forum moderators: feel free to move this thread as you see fit. I've been having trouble organizing my thoughts in the months since my last post on XDA, so I'm...
  37. D

    Thread Lollipop bootloader upgrade concerns re: unlocking/relocking

    I was hesitant to post this under Q&A because bootloaders can be a scary topic and I don't want people trying dangerous things in attempts to help me. Mods, feel free to move this thread if necessary. Thanks! So I got a GPE Z Ultra last month and I've been happy (well, mostly) using CM11 after...
  38. W

    Thread [Q] UK specific is the bootloader unlocked

    Hi i have had a search and can find plenty of USA bootloader questions regarding The Note 4. these usually deviate into US Carrier bashing and Samsung hating. My query is specific to UK release of the Note 4. I am thinking of getting one but would like to know, from anyone who can verify, is...
  39. G

    Thread [Q] I done screwed up big time - the mystery of the unflashable recovery

    Back story: Verizon Moto X, unlocked bootloader via China Middleman, running Eclipse ROM 4.4.2, TWRP recovery Objective: wipe everything and flash back to a (rooted) stock for device retail Why I'm screwed: everything is wiped - phone has no OS, recovery, etc. It simply hangs out on the...
  40. M

    Thread bricked,please help

    how it bricked: i have unlocked bootloader and had flashed paranoid 4.4.4 the last stable release and was playing games after which the battery ran out to zero i thought i will charge it later but after i connected to the charger later it never woke...i suspect dead battery... have connected to...
  41. D

    Thread Bootloader unlocked!

    Looks like if you get to the pins, it can be easily unlocked via oem unlock bootloader. I take no credit for this. Just found this on reddit and thought Id share the info http://www.reddit.com/r/moto360/comments/2h8m0b/moto360_bootloader_is_unlockable/
  42. ATTACK

    Thread [GUIDE][FAQ][KK] How to Root, Boot Unlock & More

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  43. D

    Thread [Q] Unlocking bootloader on S4 SCH i545

    Hello all, I have a problem as I have heard it is currently impossible to unlock the bootloader on my phone which is a Galaxy S4 SCH i545. OS 4.4.2 Kernel version 3.4.0 and build NC5. I would like to be running CyanogenMod. Also, It is currently rooted via the new Towelroot hack. I am...
  44. K

    Thread [Q] S4 DEV ED going to Sammy for REFLASH!!

    Hi Everyone, After getting my Dev Ed S4 stuck on a locked bootloader and 5 months of nagging and harassing Samsung for the factory image files, and aboot partition- A task that reached the highest levels of brass (yes, the office of the president, though I'm sure it was the secretary or...
  45. M

    Thread [Q] Stock NE1 keeping unlocked bootloader possible?

    I have spent the last week researching how to proceed with updating my Verizon Galaxy S3, but haven't found a clear concise answer pertaining to my current scenario. I thought a thread with a definitive answer would help others in my same boat save alot of time. The last time I updated my...
  46. H

    Thread Gaining S-OFF on rooted HTC One S???

    Hi. I am trying to fix my girlfriends phone which I rooted quite a long time ago. Phone is currently using Venom ROM 3.1.0 and is experiencing a lot of random reboots. I've read somewhere that upgrading the kernel and radio might be able to solve this, however don't I need to gain S-OFF...
  47. Xlordvk

    Thread [MOD] X-Reality Engine for Unlocked Boot Loaders

    X-Reality Engine for Xperia L unlocked BL So, Finally a working method to get X-Reality Engine on our Xperia L unlocked boot loader, This method worked for my XZ so tried on L n it did work...:D At first follow the whole process here [MOD] X-Reality From XPERIA i1/Honami Download restore Bravia...
  48. D

    Thread A small guide by me: Get the BE2 after bootloader unlock

    I made this guide with my C5303 running .254 o2 branded firmware. Should work on all other SP variants. (02,03,06) and even other Xperia phones. AFAIK this was made for the Xperia U and works on the S. ORIGINAL THREAD http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2301489 At the end, you...
  49. Yom

    Thread [Q] So I unlocked my bootloader without backing up the TA partition...

    And now TrackID shows a big pink square where I guess a button used to live, and I guess my Bravia Engine 2 is also gone the way of common sense... So the question is: is there a way to make (or hack) these apps and functions work again without a TA partition backup to restore? Thanks!
  50. M

    Thread [Q] bricked my droid Razr M with unlocked bootloader

    Please Help! I mistakenly tried to regain ROOT on my Razr M 907 with Matt's Utility 1.82 after losing ROOT with the OTA. I should have read the fine print that said NOT TO USE THE UTILITY IF YOUR BOOTLOADER IS UNLOCKED. Now I'm stuck with either the fastboot screen or the unlocked bootloader...