Vivo has launched another upper mid-range camera-centric smartphone called Vivo V17 in November 2019. It has a new L-shaped rear camera setup with a punch-hole display along with good hardware specifications. It came with Android 9.0 Pie over Funtouch OS 9.2 out-of-the-box.
These days Android device users are prone to gain full control over the device subsystem to customize look & performance. If you’re one of the Vivo V17 users then you may be wondering whether you can unlock the bootloader, root, or install the custom ROM on Vivo V17.
Well, due to the open-source nature of Android OS, and its wide range of customizability options, it’ll quite easy for both developers & advanced users to unlock the device bootloader, flash custom recovery, flash custom firmware apart from rooting or flashing modules, etc. There are plenty of tools available in the market for Qualcomm devices that can also do the job for you but there are specific limitations too.
Vivo V17 Specifications: Overview
It has a 6.44-inches Super AMOLED Full-HD+ display with 1080×2400 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC, paired with Adreno 612 GPU. While it has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage option (expandable up to 256GB via a hybrid slot).
There is a quad rear camera setup of 48MP (wide, f/1.8) + 8MP (ultrawide, f/2.2) + 2MP (dedicated macro camera, f/2.4) + 2MP (depth sensor, f/2.4) lens. It has an LED flash, HDR, Panorama, PDAF, etc. On the front side, it packs a 32MP selfie camera (wide, f/2.0) with HDR mode.
The handset packs a bigger 4,500mAh battery with 18W fast charging support. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Type-C port, FM Radio, etc. In terms of the sensors, it features ambient light, an under-display fingerprint sensor, gyroscope, proximity, accelerometer, compass.
1. Can I Unlock Bootloader on Vivo V17?
Bootloader comes with a locked condition on each device and so the Vivo models need to be unlocked first to become able to get into the Android customization world.
It seems that you’re not being able to unlock the bootloader quite easily on your Vivo V17 because Vivo has blocked the bootloader unlocking process due to security measurements related to the device system and the user data.
An improper method or incompatible file can seriously damage your handset internally that means leads to bootloop or bricked status.
2. Is There Any Rooting Method on Vivo V17?
Again the answer will be NO because without unlocking the bootloader on your Android device, you won’t be able to flash root or gain superuser access whatsoever.
3. Can I Install Custom ROM on Vivo V17?
Unfortunately, as of now, you won’t be able to install any custom or modified firmware on your Vivo V17 because you are neither able to unlock the bootloader nor gain root access. In that scenario, it’s impossible to flash a Custom ROM on your Vivo V17 until custom firmware developers come up with a compatible build apart from a proper flashing method.
It’s highly recommended to keep checking this article periodically to be updated with this info as whenever there will be a custom firmware or bootloader unlocking or rooting method available, we’ll update here. Do not fall into other casual bootloader unlocking or custom firmware flashing guides unless you’re not sure.
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