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How to Unlock Bootloader on Any Mediatek Device

Well!!. If you are here, then you probably have a Mediatek powered smartphone. MediaTek is a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company that designs the processor for many Android devices. If you are here to unlock bootloader on your smartphone. Well before moving to step by step guide to Unlock bootloader on any Mediatek Device. First, let me make things more precise and clear. By unlocking bootloader, you will lose the warranty of your device. So please don’t blame Getdroidtips website or any editor or staff. So well let’s begin the full guide to Unlock Bootloader On Any Mediatek Device.

If you are always opting to install Root, Custom Recovery or any Custom ROM, then your phone must be unlocked. In this guide, So here is the full guide to Unlock Bootloader on Any Mediatek Device. If you unlock the bootloader you may void the warranty. Read more What is Bootloader Unlock. Follow this guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on Any Mediatek Device. Try this only on Any Mediatek Device. This method to unlock bootloader on Any Mediatek Device is simple to follow. But please do read the steps below carefully.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Any Mediatek Device

How To Unlock Bootloader On Any Mediatek Device

What is Unlock 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. So Manufacturer made a policy of making the smartphone with Unlocked Bootloader will void the warranty. They want you to stick with the Stock ROM. Unlock Bootloader allows you to Root your Android smartphone, Flash TWRP and Custom ROM in a simple easy method.

Before doing the methods, I just want to warn you that. By doing this, you will loose the warranty and sometime if you dont read the steps and do something wrong can brick your device. So read carefully before doing something wrong.

This Guide will be used to how to unlock bootloader in MT6580 and MTK 64-Bit MT67xx\

What you need:

  1. This method is to unlock the bootloader on any Mediatek Device
  2. You need Laptop or PC, Get a Budget PC or Laptop Here
  3. Working USB Cable
  4. Charge your phone with atleast 70%
  5. GetDroidTips.com is not responsible for any damage to your phone while installing this Update.
  6. Download Mediatek VCOM Drivers
  7. Make sure that you have latest USB drivers installed.
  8. Download the ADB Fastboot tools.
  9. Take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.

To Unlock Bootloader: Note: In Most cases, 95% of MT65XX devices come with an unlocked bootloader. Which means you do not need to worry about the below methods or guide to unlock the bootloader. Some smartphone with MT6580 and some MT67XX chipset requires to unlocking the bootloader first otherwise your device won’t be able to root or installing any Custom Recovery or ROM.

1st Method:

Like I said, In Some MT6580 SoC devices have an option to unlock bootloader. To do, Go to Settings > Developer options or in Settings > About Phone and turn OFF “OEM Lock”.

Note: If there is no such options follow below methods :

2nd Method:

Sometime, 3rd Party developer or Manufacturer itself will release tool to Unlock bootloader on their device.

3rd Method:

You need the unlock code, which you can get by contacting the manufacturer, some manufacturers don’t provide the code so you are out of luck

  1. First of all, You need the unlock code, which you can get by contacting the manufacturer, some manufacturers don’t provide the code so you are out of luck
  2. Once you get the code you can enable the Developer Option
  3. To Enable the Developer Option, Go to your Settings -> About -> Software Information -> More -> Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabledbuild
  4. Go back to settings -> Now you need to enable the OEM Unlock by going to Settings -> Developer Option and Enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

    OEM Unlock
  5. Download and Extract the Downloaded ADB fastboot Zip file on your PC
  6. Now connect your phone to Computer using USB Cable.
  7. When you connect your Phone to Computer, please wait until all the drivers get installed.ADB Folder
  8. In your ADB fastboot folder open a command prompt window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click 
  9. Now type the command in your command window
    adb devices
  10. If you see a pop up to allow USB Debugging on your phone, Click OK
  11. Now type the command below to reboot your phone to bootloader
    adb reboot bootloader
  12. 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
  13. 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 is NOT 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.
  14. If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlocking the bootloader with the following command:

    Remember that this step will wipe EVERYTHING off the phone 

    fastboot oem unlock
  15. After the above command has finished executing, run the following
    fastboot reboot
  16. The phone will reboot. Wait until the phone has fully booted up into android, and enjoy!

I hope you have successfully Unlocked Bootloader on your Mediatek phone.

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4th Method:

In some devices bootloader can be easily be unlocked using the following method :

  1. First of all, enable the Developer Option
  2. To Enable the Developer Option, Go to your Settings -> About -> Software Information -> Build Number,  Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabledbuild
  3. Go back to settings -> Now you need to enable the OEM Unlock by going to Settings -> Developer Option and Enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

    OEM Unlock
  4. Download and Extract the Downloaded ADB fast boot Zip file on your PC
  5. Now connect your phone to Computer using USB Cable.
  6. When you connect your Phone to Computer, please wait until all the drivers get installed.ADB Folder
  7. In your ADB fastboot folder open a command prompt window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click 
  8. Now type the command in your command window
    adb devices
  9. If you see a pop up to allow USB Debugging on your phone, Click OK
  10. Now type the command below to reboot your phone to bootloader
    adb reboot bootloader
  11. 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
  12. 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 is NOT 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.
  13. If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlocking the bootloader with the following command:

    Remember that this step will wipe EVERYTHING off the phone 

    fastboot oem unlock ****************" (replace * with 16 digit unlock code)
  14. Check if bootloader is unlocked using the below commands

    fastboot oem get-bootinfo
  15. If it says your bootloader is unlocked you can proceed, run the following
    fastboot reboot
  16. The phone will reboot. Wait until the phone has fully booted up into android, and enjoy!

I hope you have successfully Unlocked Bootloader on your Mediatek phone.

Comments

  1. In method 4 i have not understand from wher i will get the 16 digit code

    fastboot oem unlock ****************” (replace * with 16 digit unlock code)???

          1. Hi I just want to confirm if my bootloader is unlocked
            Device: Alcatel Pixi 4 6″ model: 8050d
            MediaTek: MT6580 1.30 GHz
            Color: black
            Manufacturer: TCL
            Storage: 8gb
            Ram: 966mb
            Board: mt8321

            I provided many details because my this is my first phone and i don’t want it to get bricked plz reply
            NOTE: all this info was provided from the app CPU-Z

  2. Ulefone PowerI realize this is an old post, but it appears to be the ONLY solid information in the world.

    Your directions are superb. My result is as follows:

    Phone:
    unlock failed…return to fastboot in 3s

    Computer (Windows 8.1):
    failed

    What did I do wrong?

    Many thanks.

    1. Before working on this, Please share me the Phone model name and also Mediatek Processor variant number which would be starting from MT6XXX.

      1. my phone is Intex Aqua Power HD. Processor: MT6592M.
        unable to unlock bootloader. even manufacturer is not replying.
        my phone is rooted with TWRP installed. but due to locked bootloader, /system cant be mounted so am not able to install custom rom.

        1. Look, if you have read properly! I clearly said that the most MediaTek phone comes with an unlocked bootloader. So you don’t have to do anything. If your bootloader is locked, then you can’t install TWRP on your phone. In your comment, you clearly say that your phone is rooted and TWRP is installed.

  3. My mobile just shows:
    =>Fastboot mode
    at the bottom left corner and goes no further
    my pc at fastboot devices step shows nothing
    my pc-Windows 10
    phone- Gionee F103 Pro
    thanks in advance

  4. HI ABD RAZAAQ sir,
    First of all hearlty thanks for all your content sir, you really have done a great job, by giving us each and every step required for installation of custom rom in android device, but sir I got stuck in one step (8,9,10) where you said to write command [adb devices] here my command line shows no devices found, instead I have connected my android gionee f103 via usb, my debugging mode is on and also OEM is unlocked , sir can you help me.
    Thanks

  5. Dear GETANDROIDTIPS
    Thanks,
    I had Successfully Able To Unlock My Gioone X1 Boot Loader And Able to root.
    Thanks, ALot

  6. Please sir i cant find oem unlocked on my phone
    (usb debugging) also homtom ht50 twrp scatter fine is in cd format i dont understand

    Pls help me wit d link on downloading d twrp scatter file 4 homtom ht50

    And is it necessary 4me to unlock d bootloader of dis fone before rooting
    .thanks sir

  7. is tecno i3 has bootloader locked????coz it doesnt recognize in normal mode in my pc…but in fastboot mode it connect and show info….

  8. Hi thanks for all this,my phone is alcatel pixi 4-5 5010d pls tell me how to unlock bootloader and rooted thanks so much sir

  9. sir can you help me? i have a mt6750t device, Evercoss Genpro Z. everytime after unlocking the bootloader i always get unknown baseband.. i can still flash it back with my stock rom, but i wonna root my phone. and the only way is to unlock the bootloader. i hope you can help me sir. thank you

  10. Does MT6752 is always unlocked on Lenovo P70-a because i have already flashed custom recovery and su for root

  11. Myphone Hammer Axe M LTE MT 6752 problem z odblokowaniem bootloader fastboot brak możliwości volume up jakieś propozycje sposób?

      1. Myphone Hammer Ax M LTE MT6752 problem with unlocking fastboot bootloader no possibility to volume up any su…

  12. Good morning the Bluboo D1 of you are all the operators operated? Because mine just gets Vivo, but I wanted Tim and Claro.

  13. I have a Gionee F103B GN3003L, 3GB RAM, 16GB ROM Variant. Mtk6735

    After following the steps, using step.3, it says

    FAILED
    finished. total time: 0.020s

    How can I unlock the bootloader now? Since I don’t have access to the 16 digit code to be used via method 4??

    Thanks

  14. Hi i have the zte balde a610 plus.. I saw the phone have oem unlocker but when try to install twrp then i saw is at russian and also cant unlock to go to settings, also i try this for the bootloader and my phone not recognzed when i use the command fastboot devices. plz help

  15. i followed the instructions but it just restarts my phone to original factory settings.. nothings new. tried this for like 5 times now..

    alcatel pop3

  16. Myphone Hammer Ax M LTE MT6752 problem with unlocking fastboot bootloader no possibility to volume up any su…

    1. I have that same problem. Cubot Max and doesn’t work Volume UP in fastboot. Is someone found any solution?

  17. after typing “fastboot oem get-bootinfo” it shows FAILED(remote: unknown command )
    pls help me

  18. I am having a micromax unite 2 , lollipop, mt6582. Is it already unlocked ?? I can’t see a place called oem unlock in the developer option. Do u know why???

  19. Model: Blu Studio G2 HD
    Followed everything in the tutorial but i can’t continue when the message for me to choose Yes or No pops up, it just don’t accept any input.
    Can you help me?
    My device is listed and the drivers are installed correctly.

  20. is mt6735 come with bootloader unlocked mode or not? pls help me bcz i can not findout how to unlock bootloader in my device.i am also done above steps still i can not unlock bootloader,but before know about bootloader i was flash twrp custom recovery,after flashed my phone undertaken in to bootloader mode.so,help me brother pls….
    my device name:coolpad note5 lite
    mt 6735
    kernal version 3.18.19,MM6.0

  21. I am using soyes 7s. I want to unlock bootloader. can not answer Yes to confirmation.I do not react even if I press the button of volume up. I use google translate. sorry

  22. Good morning bro,
    Thanks for your efforts I really appreciate it.
    You said if a phone has TWRP and can be rooted, it means the bootloader is unlocked? My phone is ZTE ba610t, mediatek 6735p, it has TWRP installed and I have rooted it. Does this mean the bootloader is unlocked? Kindly respond.

  23. Assalamualaikom Razzak vai…I have checked my bootloader isn’t unlocked…
    My device name is Tecnoi3 pro….
    Please help me…I need to root my device

  24. Blu Vivo 6 only shows this

    =>FASTBOOT mode

    its doesn’t show “Bootloader locked”

    i am able to install TWRP but im unable to install magisk through twrp. i think it’s because bootloader has not been properly unlocked with fastboot.

  25. Hello
    I have Umidigi F1 Play with Android 9. When I try to unlock bootloader with Adb command I have “waiting for device”, drivers are installed. I don’t know how to do can you help me please? Thanks for advance

  26. I tried with mt TCL Android Tv 8.0 with mt8591 chip.
    It shows 16 digits . Shall I use them as in metjod 4?
    Other methods didn’t work for me

  27. Actually there are 15 digits and one letter. I tried them but didn’t work.I see only 3 dots …
    ?!!

  28. My device: TECLAST 98 (M1E4)
    CPU: MT6753
    Android: 6
    Kernel: 3.10.72
    Version: V1.06_20170628

    I get this message after run ‘fastboot oem unlock’: FAILED (remote: download for partition ‘boot’ is not allowed)

    Could you help me please?

  29. i have trying everything methods on internet tu unlock bootloader of my OPPO f1s A1601 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM.
    but seems like my phone fastboot mode was disabled from factory, so i can’t accsess to fastboot mode from adb commands or from volume keypad and power combination. It’s always just reboot to normally.

    just recovery mode was enabled, fastboot mode or EDL mode was disabled/locked.
    have you know how to fix this situation, brother?

  30. I am a user of Lava iris 860 which has mt6735. I tried this thrice and the phones screen just shows =>fastboot mode at the bottom. I waited for some time and ended up removing and reconnecting its battery. Moreover I was not able to see OEM unlock option in the devolopers options. Please help me asap…

  31. How do i download the GSI image? There are a number of files present on the link mentioned. . ..

  32. Meizu M813H,
    Pross MT6762,
    Any hint about the BL status ?
    If I possibly could unlock or if it comes unlocked ?

    I’m goaling to install Lineage GSI on it
    Thanks

  33. How to unlock bootloader for Ulefone Armor 7? All goes well until step 13, phone is listed with fastboot devices (and the code is presented) but the command fastboot oem unlock **************** is not recognized.
    Thank you for any help.

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