If you are the owner of a Lenovo Android device and are looking for a method on how to unlock the bootloader then, you are at the right place. In this post, we will guide you on how to unlock the bootloader on the Lenovo smartphone. All Android devices come with a locked bootloader. Moreover, if you are new to rooting, then you must understand that first, you need to unlock the bootloader of the device and then install a custom recovery like TWRP to root the device.
Also, rooting allows the user to go ahead and install restricted apps, mod apps, install custom OS like Lineage OS, etc on the device. Note that the unlocking of the bootloader will void the warranty of your device. So, it is better to allow the warranty period to get over and then unlock it. However, if you do not want to wait then, you can follow this guide on how to unlock the bootloader via the Fastboot method on Android. So without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself:
What is Unlock Bootloader?
A bootloader is a program that is the first thing that boots up in your device whenever you turn ON your device. It commands the device to run the appropriate programs in order to run smoothly and provide better performance. Moreover, the bootloader is stored away from the reach of the user and is stored at a stable memory so that the user could not hamper the files. However, there are methods and ways via which you can safely unlock the bootloader of the device and go ahead with flashing a custom recovery to root your device. But, you should make sure to follow a reliable guide and follow the steps correctly in order to avoid any permanent damage to your phone.
Why Bootloader unlocking is important?
There are several reasons to unlock the bootloader of your smartphone. Some of the main points are listed below:
- You can install any custom ROM like Lineage OS, Resurrection ROM, etc.
- You can also root your device.
- Install a custom recovery like TWRP.
- You can perform any type of modding if your bootloader is unlocked.
However, there are certain disadvantages associated with unlocking the bootloader.
- After unlocking the bootloader, it voids the warranty of your device.
- You will no longer receive the official OTA updates.
- You can brick your device if you do not follow the steps carefully.
Steps to unlock bootloader on Lenovo devices
Before we go ahead with the guide on unlocking of the bootloader, let us take a deep look at what is the list of Pre-Requisites required beforehand to proceed with this guide:
- Take a complete backup of your phone.
- Make sure that your phone is charged at least 60%.
- A USB cable to connect your phone to the computer.
- Take note that once you unlock the bootloader, the warranty of your phone will be voided. So, keep this in mind.
- Download ADB and Fastboot tools.
- Download appropriate USB drivers.
Instructions to unlock the bootloader
- Firstly, you need to download the ADB and Fastboot tools.
- Extract the contents and install ADB and Fastboot tool on your PC.
- Then you need to enable the Developer Options on your Android device.
- Go to Settings>>About Phone>>tap on the Build Number 7 times till you see a toast message “You are now a developer”.
- Under the Developer Options, you need to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking option as well.
- Connect your smartphone to your PC via a USB cable and let all the drivers installed on your PC.
- Open the CMD or command prompt by pressing the Shift + Right-click combination on the same folder where you have extracted the contents of the ADB and Fastboot Tools.
- Type in the below commands in the CMD and press Enter;
adb reboot bootloader
- Once your smartphone is in bootloader mode, you need to enter the following command:
- Notably, enter the below command:
- That’s it!
So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post and were able to unlock the bootloader of your Lenovo Android smartphone. Moreover, you can go ahead and flash any custom recovery like TWRP to root your device and open the world of customizations. Let us know in the comments if you successfully unlocked the bootloader using the above method or not. Until the next post…Cheers!