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How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S10

Today we will guide you on How to unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S10. If you want to install any custom Recovery or want to root your device. Then the first step in doing so is unlocking Bootloader of your device. So today in this article, we will guide you through the process of unlocking the bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S10.

Samsung Galaxy S10 is the latest smartphone by Samsung. With powerful specs and unique design, Galaxy S10 is the center of attraction of major developers and Android enthusiasts. Being an Android enthusiast or a developer, you might want to unlock the bootloader of your Samsung Galaxy S10. After unlocking the bootloader of your device, you can install custom Recovery, root your device, install Custom ROM and much more.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S10

What is Bootloader?

A Bootloader is a code which runs when we turn on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk, and gets the boot process going. So this process is known as Bootloader. The same concept applies to all the technical stuff such as Laptop, PC, Smartphones and any such device. Every Android OEM manufacturers lock the bootloader even though it is an Open Source. So if you want to try any CUSTOM ROM, it is impossible to load the CUSTOM ROM without the Unlock Bootloader.

Device Specification

Before heading to the process of unlocking bootloader of Galaxy S10, let’s take a quick look at the device specification:

Device Samsung Galaxy S10
Screen  6.1″ (15.49 cm)
Processor Octa-core (2.73 GHz, Dual-core, M4 Mongoose + 2.31 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A75 + 1.95 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A55)
RAM/ROM 8GB/128 GB
Battery 3400 mAh
Camera 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
IP67/68 waterproof ratings IP68 Waterproof

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S10

  1. First of all, Enable Developer Mode on the Galaxy S10  
  2. Launch the Settings application
  3. Scroll down and tap on the Developer Options option
  4. Toggle the OEM Unlock option on 
  5. Confirm by tapping the enable option. 
  6. Power off your device. Press Bixby + Volume Down and plug in your device to a PC to boot into download mode
  7. Long press volume up to unlock the bootloader. This will wipe your data and automatically reboot
  8. Just when you think the bootloader is unlocked, surprise surprise, it is actually not! Samsung introduced inVaultKeeper the system, meaning the bootloader will reject any unofficial partitions before explicitlyVaultKeeper allows it.
    • Go through the initial setup. Skip through all the steps since data will be wiped again later when we are installing Magisk. Connect the device to the internet in the setup though!
    • Enable developer options, and confirm that the OEM unlocking option exists and grayed out! The VaultKeeper service will unleash the bootloader after it confirms that the user has the OEM unlocking option enabled. This step is to simply make sure the service gets the correct info, and also double check that our device is in a correct state
    • Your bootloader now accepts unofficial images in download mode, a.k.a actual bootloader unlocked :D. Follow on to read the rest of this guide.
  9. That’s it! You have unlocked the bootloader on your Galaxy S10.

Unlocking bootloader might void the warranty of your device. We at Getdroidtips will not be responsible for any damage due to the unlocking of your device’s bootloader.

So, guys, this is how you can unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy S10. After unlocking the bootloader, you can flash custom ROM, install TWRP or any other task you want. If you are facing difficulty in any step then let us know via the comment box below. We will be happy to help you out.

Comments

  1. Is this still valid and can this be used on all Samsung Galaxy S10 models regardless of what region I’m in?

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