How to unlock bootloader on Nokia 1 Plus

Here in this guide, we will share with you the steps and download links on How to Unlock Bootloader on Nokia 1 Plus. Bootloader unlocking is necessary to install TWRP Recovery, Flash any Custom ROM, or installing Root/Mod files. So, here is the full guide mentioned with all required details about unlocking the device bootloader, Nokia 1 Plus specifications, download links, and steps. If you’re an advanced user, you must have to do this method. But make sure that unlocking the bootloader may void the device warranty (if applicable).

A special thanks to one of the senior members of XDA, Hikari-calyx for sharing the guide with us. First, check out the device specifications and then we will discuss the TWRP Recovery and its advantages.

Nokia 1 Plus Specifications

Nokia 1 Plus smartphone was launched in February 2019 and it comes with a 5.45-inch display. The smartphone is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6739WW chipset. It comes with 1GB of RAM and an 8GB of internal storage which is expandable via MicroSD card.

The handset runs on Android 9.0 Pie (Go edition) and packs a 2,500 mAh battery. On the rear side, the device sports an 8MP primary camera with an LED flash and autofocus. While the front features a 5MP selfie camera.

In terms of the connectivity options on the Nokia 1 Plus includes 802.11 a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, and Micro-USB port. It has the 4G SIM slot. The phone includes accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor.

How to unlock bootloader on Nokia 1 Plus

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Unlock The Device Bootloader

A Bootloader is a code which runs when we power on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk into the system. This is what we see when we turn on a smartphone and it loads all the processes in the background with the brand or Android logo. Therefore, this process is known as Bootloader. Every Android OEM manufacturers lock the bootloader due to device warranty issue or privacy issue. Most of the brands offer an official way to unlock the device bootloader but in case anything goes wrong, you will be the sole responsible for any kind of damage. Therefore, do it at your own risk.

So if you want to try any Custom ROM or any tweak or mod file, it is just not possible to load the custom ROM with a locked bootloader. Smartphone manufacturers want to stay with the Stock ROM without any mod or root file.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Nokia 1 Plus

Now, you can unlock bootloader easily by following the full step-by-step guide. Check out the pre-requirements, and steps.

Pre-Requirements:

  1. This guide is only for Nokia 1 Plus devices.
  2. You will need a Laptop or a PC and a USB cable.
  3. Charge your phone battery up to 70% at least.
  4. Make sure that you have the Android USB drivers installed.
  5. Download the ADB Fastboot tools. Watch Video on How to Install ADB Fastboot on your PC.
  6. Take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
we’re at GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any kind of damage/error occurs to your phone while/after following the steps. Do it at your own risk. This will delete all of your device data and remove the warranty.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Nokia 1 Plus

  • First of all, note down the device serial number.
    • Go to Settings > System > About Phone > Model and Hardware.
    • Let’s assume that this is the device serial number: ANTBA00123456789. [For example]
  • Calculate the md5 checksum of the serial number:
    • Please search the md5 checksum calculation website online.
    • Now, let’s assume that the md5 checksum of ANTBA00123456789 is 20326118cff83af7de53749a34e68fae. [For example]
  • You need to enable the Developer Options.
    • In order to enable the Developer Options, Go to your Settings > About > Software Information > More > Now, tap on the Build Number for 7 times to enable it.
  • Go back to Settings main menu > Developer Options > turn on Enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging.
  • After downloading ADB fastboot Zip file on your PC, extract it.
  • Now, connect your phone to the Computer using USB Cable.
  • When you connect your Phone to Computer, please wait until all the drivers get installed.
  • In your ADB fastboot folder open a command prompt window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click
  • Now type the command in your command window and press enter:
adb devices
  • If you see a pop up to allow USB Debugging on your phone, tap on OK.
  • Next, type the command below to reboot your phone to bootloader and hit enter:
adb reboot bootloader
  • Once your phone reboot into bootloader, make sure your phone shows the bootloader locked and then type the command below to make sure fastboot drivers are installed properly.
fastboot devices
  • This command will list the connected devices. If your phones serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone isn’t listed this indicates that your drivers are not installed correctly. In order for you to continue, you must fix your drivers so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.
  • If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlock the bootloader with the following command:
fastboot oem key 20326118cff83af7de53749a34e68fae
fastboot flashing unlock
  • Press the Volume Up key to confirm the unlock.

For MediaTek models:

  • Type the command to confirm bootloader unlock state:
fastboot getvar unlocked
  • If bootloader unlocked, it will tell you:
unlocked: yes
In case FIH will block this method in future releases, you can always downgrade the phone with SP Flash Tool.

That’s it. You have successfully unlocked the Nokia 1 Plus device bootloader. Hope this guide will be helpful to you. In case, if you’re facing any issue, feel free to ask in the comments below.

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Source: XDA

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