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How to Unlock Bootloader via Fastboot on Any Android Phone

Today, we are going to share a detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader via Fastboot Commands. The whole process given in this guide is straightforward and even a beginner can perform this task smoothly — all you need to issue a few fastboot commands to Unlock Bootloader on any Android device. Now, go ahead and follow these instructions to get your device’s bootloader unlocked. Keep in mind that the process to unlock bootloader is same for most of the Android devices.

Some of the companies officially allow users to unlock the bootloader on their devices, but most Motorola’s, Sony, LG (flagships only) doesn’t support direct bootloader unlock. In this guide, we’ll let you know the whole process. First, you’ll get an unlock password from the manufacturer Website, and after then you can unlock the bootloader by issuing few ADB & Fastboot commands. This way the manufacturer gets to know that bootloader has been unlocked on the device and thus disables warranty on it. Go ahead to follow guide to Unlock Bootloader via Fastboot.

Unlocking bootloader is required if you want to install a custom recovery, ROMs, Kernel & MODs or root your Android phone. Once you unlock the bootloader of your phone, you can flash a modified system, boot, kernel, custom recovery(TWRP/CWM) or other .img files.

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Please note that the process of Unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe/delete all data on your Android phone. So we recommend taking proper backup of all your relevant data like photos, contacts, messages, call logs etc. before going ahead to unlocking the bootloader. Proceed to the given guide on How to Unlock Bootloader via Fastboot on Any Android Phone.

Here we will be using a Windows-based computer, so make sure you have one.

How to Unlock Bootloader via Fastboot on Any Android Phone:

  1. First of all, Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
  2. Now, Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock on your Android device.
  3. Connect your Android phone to the PC using its USB data cable.
  4. Open a command window on your PC.
  5. Boot your device into bootloader mode using the following command:
adb reboot bootloader

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  1. As your Android phone is in bootloader mode now, hit enter after typing the following command to unlock bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock

After getting a confirmation screen on your phone, press Volume Up button to highlight Yes and select it using the Power button. The bootloader unlocking process will start. This process may take a few minutes, so be patient.

Your device will reboot into bootloader mode once the bootloader is unlocked. Now, boot it into the system by issuing this command:

fastboot reboot

While rebooting, your Android phone will go through a factory reset and then finally boot into the system. These were the easy steps on How to Unlock Your Android Phone’s Bootloader.

Done! You have successfully Unlocked Bootloader via Fastboot on Any Android Phone. Tell us in the comments section below if you have any question related to this post.

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