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Constellation

Snapdragon phone bootloaders not unlockable

Hi everyone. First post here. I was wondering why both my Galaxy S9+ and Galaxy S10 have locked bootloaders? They're both the W variant and I have no idea why the bootloaders are locked. I was hoping there was some sort of way to unlock them, but I have searched high and low with no luck. Why are the bootloaders locked in the first place? I want to unlock them so I can get extra life out of my phones when they eventually go past the android update period.

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Supernova

Re: Snapdragon phone bootloaders not unlockable

@useruSXBAjjEmW 

Since this is the official Samsung troubleshooting forum I am not sure we can help you unlock that bootloader. That said, a particular model of device might be locked because it's from a phone carrier a country of origin that locks it, etc.

 

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Constellation

Re: Snapdragon phone bootloaders not unlockable

So, is there any way to unlock the bootloader? Or would I need to contact my carrier to unlock the bootloader?

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Supernova

Re: Snapdragon phone bootloaders not unlockable

@useruSXBAjjEmW I'd reach out to your carrier here for further support!

 

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Astronaut

Re: Snapdragon phone bootloaders not unlockable

I purchased a NEW,  CARRIER-unlocked , G960U1 on Amazon (seller: SAMSUNG) for the purpose of loading a well-vetted custom OS on it.  But I foolishly assumed it would have the same "OEM Unlock" feature that the international models have.

 

I know a custom OS it will void my warranty. I don't care. I'm a responsible adult and I know what I'm doing.

 

I know a custom OS supposedly exposes me to "vulnerabilities."  I'm a responsible adult and will accept that risk.  the custom OS is actually more well-vetted than anything cooming from the manufactrer or carrier.

 

Since I bought this phone carrier-unlocked, I can't reach out to the carrier.  Can I pay Samsung to unlock this bootloader for me?

 

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