How To Unlock Bootloader On Any Android Device (Any Manufacturer)

Vintaytime Staff
2 months ago / Updated - February 28, 2017
How To Unlock Bootloader On Any Android Device (Any Manufacturer)

Whether you have a Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Nexus or LG device, all Android comes with a locked Bootloader. But many device manufacturers do allow consumers to easily unlock the bootloader on their device to easily install Custom ROMs, Custom Recovery and get root access.

Because Bootloader unlocking is not recommended by manufacturers, you will lose the warranty from the day you unlock your device. If you have your phone’s bill, please see the billing date and make sure your warranty has been over. If not, I personally recommend you to not to unlock your device until the warranty overs.

Note – Please backup your device before going through the below steps. Unlocking your device will delete all data and apps.

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Unlock Bootloader Samsung

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install Odin and Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  2. Download CF-Auto-Root for your model number.
  3. Launch Odin on your PC.
  4. Boot your Samsung device into the Download mode. (Turn off your device > press and hold Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key > press Volume Up to continue)
  5. Connect your Samsung Android device with PC using a USB cable.
  6. Odin will detect the device.
  7. Click AP button on Odin, and select the ‘CF-Aoto-Root-xxx-xxx-xxx.tar.md5′ file you have downloaded on step 2.
  8. Click the Start button and wait while it completes.

Your device is unlocked and rooted. You can use now install TWRP or any other custom recovery through the Flashify app.

Unlock Bootloader Google Devices

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot, and Google USB Drivers on your PC.
  2. Enable Developer mode on your Nexus or Pixel device (Settings > About phone > Tap 7 times on Build number).
  3. Go back and Enable Developer options, OEM unlocking, and USB debugging.
  4. Launch Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC from the start menu.
  5. Connect your Android device with PC using a USB cable.
  6. Allow USB debugging pop-up appears on your Android screen.
  7. Type following commands on the command window:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot oem unlock
  8. Select Yes from your Android device, and Reboot your device.

Unlock Bootloader HTC

Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to HTCdev website.
  2. Register and login on the website.
  3. On the Unlock Bootloader page, select your device and Begin Unlock Bootloader.
  4. Follow all steps and unlock your bootloader.

You will receive an unlock code on your email address, after submitting token ID to the HTCdev website.

Unlock Bootloader OnePlus

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot and Google USB Drivers on your PC.
  2. Enable Developer mode on your OnePlus device (Settings > About phone > Tap 7 times on Build number).
  3. Go back and Enable Developer options, OEM unlocking, and USB debugging.
  4. Launch Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC from the start menu.
  5. Connect your Android device with PC using a USB cable.
  6. Allow USB debugging pop-up appears on your screen.
  7. Type following commands on the command window:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot oem unlock
  8. Select Yes from your OnePlus device and Reboot using the power button.

Unlock Bootloader Motorola

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install 15 seconds ADB Installer and Motorola USB Drivers on your PC.
  2. Enable Developer mode on your Motorola device (Settings > About phone > Tap 7 times on Build number).
  3. Go back and Enable Developer options, OEM unlocking, and USB debugging.
  4. Reboot your device into the fastboot mode (Power off > Press and hold Power + Volume Down button).
  5. Launch Command Prompt (CMD) on your PC (Window key + R > Type ‘CMD’ > Enter).
  6. Connect your Motorola device with PC using a USB cable.
  7. Allow USB debugging pop-up appears on your screen.
  8. Type following commands on the command window:
    fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  9. Copy the output on Data Scrub tool and get the formatted string.
  10. Go to Motorola Bootloader unlock page and sign in with a Google account
  11. Paste the formatted string at the point 6, and press ‘Can my device be unlocked?’.
  12. Scroll down below to accept the agreement, and press ‘REQUEST UNLOCK KEY’ button.
  13. You will receive an unlock key on your e-mail address.
  14. Type following commands with unlock key:
    fastboot oem unlock my-unlock-key

Unlock Bootloader Lenovo

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install Lenevo LeTools Setup on your PC.
  2. Enable Developer mode on your Lenovo device (Settings > About phone > Tap 7 times on Build number).
  3. Go back and Enable Developer options, OEM unlocking, and USB debugging.
  4. Reboot your device into the bootloader (Power off your device > Press Power + Volume Down button).
  5. Connect your Lenovo device with PC using a USB cable.
  6. Go to the Device Manager on your PC (Windows key + R > Type ‘devmgmt.msc’ > Enter)
  7. In other devices, Right click on Fastboot and select Update Device Driver.
  8. Select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’.
  9. Select ‘Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer’.
  10. Find the category ‘Lenovo ADB Devices’ and double-click on it.
  11. Choose ‘Lenovo Fastboot Device’ and go next.
  12. Select ‘Yes’ and install the drivers.
  13. Unplug and plug back your device.
  14. Launch Command Prompt (CMD) on your PC (Window key + R > Type ‘CMD’ > Enter).
  15. Type the following commands:
    cd "\Program files\Lenovo\LeTools" (32-bit) or cd "\Program Files (x86)\Lenovo\LeTools" (64-bit)
     fastboot devices
     fastboot oem unlock
  16. Select ‘Yes unlock it’ on your Android screen.

Unlock Bootloader ASUS

Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the ASUS support center.
  2. Search and select your device.
  3. Select ‘Drivers and Tools’ tab.
  4. Select OS ‘Android’.
  5. Expand Utilities, and download the ‘Unlock Device App’.
  6. Unzip the file and copy APK file to your phone.
  7. Install the APK file on your Android and Unlock your device.

Unlock Bootloader Sony

Follow the steps below:

  1. Go to the Sony Mobile Developer site.
  2. Scroll down, select your device and Press Continue.
  3. Type a valid e-mail address and Submit.
  4. Follow the link received on your inbox (check the spam folder too, if you do not receive the link).
  5. Verify your IMEI number.
  6. Download tools, follow the steps and unlock bootloader.

Unlock Bootloader LG

Follow the steps below:

  1. Register and Sign in to the LG’s Developer Website.
  2. Go to Unlock Bootlader page.
  3. Follow steps, scroll below and click ‘Start unlocking the Bootloader’ button.
  4. Select your device, enter IMEI number and Device ID.
  5. Go to the next step, get unlock code and unlock your device.

Unlock Bootloader Huawei

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot and Google USB Drivers on your PC.
  2. Get an unlock key from Huawei website.
  3. Enable Developer mode on your Huawei device (Settings > About phone > Tap 7 times on Build number).
  4. Go back and Enable Developer options, OEM unlocking, and USB debugging.
  5. Launch Minimal ADB and Fastboot on your PC from the start menu.
  6. Connect your Android device with PC using a USB cable.
  7. Allow USB debugging pop-up appears on your screen.
  8. Type following commands on the command window:
    adb reboot bootloader
    fastboot oem unlock my-unlock-key

Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi

Follow the steps below:

  1. Download and Install Mi Unlock tool on your PC.
  2. Make sure you’re login to MI account on your Android device.
  3. Reboot your device into the Bootloader (Power off your device > Press and hold the Power + Volume Down button).
  4. Launch MiFlash Unlock tool on your PC.
  5. Login with your MI account.
  6. Connect your MI device with PC using a USB cable.
  7. Click the Unlock button showing on Mi Unlock tool.