The South-Korean tech-giant Samsung is known for providing quality smartphones. Previously, Galaxy S6 was the last Galaxy device which was launched with the Exynos chip in the US. At that time, Galaxy S6 US carrier model bootloader can be unlocked. If you’re using the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G model with Sprint carrier, there is good news for you. Now, you can Unlock Bootloader on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10 5G series easily.
The unlocked bootloader feature offers developers to build some third-party Custom ROMs compatible with the device. But after a year, when the Galaxy S7 launched in the US, Samsung reverted back to the Qualcomm chipsets. It doesn’t allow bootloader unlocking in Samsung Galaxy devices till now.
Unlock Bootloader on Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10 5G series
Huge thanks to one of the XDA Recognized Developer or Retired Forum Moderator elliwigy, for sharing the news that Sprint’s 5G Galaxy S10 bootloader can be unlocked now. That developer has tested in a Sprint store on a Galaxy S10 5G demo model to unlock it. He was simply able to enable the OEM Unlock option in settings > Developer Options without any extra settings or issues. So, it’s good news for all the Sprint carrier-based Galaxy S10 5G model users.
However, it’s quite unfortunate that other Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, and Galaxy S10e regular models are still can’t be unlocked the bootloader easily. By unlocking a device bootloader, users can install any Custom ROM, enable root access, and more.
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. Then the booting process started. As we all know after pressing the power button, the device boot screen appears so quickly. That means all those processes and initialization happens in a couple of seconds. Basically, this process is known as Bootloader.
The same concept applies to all electronic devices like Laptop, PC, Smartphones, and more. All the Android smartphone OEM manufacturers lock the device bootloader for some safety reasons. It also doesn’t come in handy for normal users in any way. Only if you’re an advanced user or a developer and flashes Custom ROM or mod files, you will need an unlocked bootloader.
Here in this article, we have shared the complete guide to unlock the bootloader. Check it out.
Steps to Unlock the Bootloader on Galaxy S10 5G (Sprint)
- First, you need to Enable Developer Options on the Galaxy S10 5G model.
- Then open the Settings menu from your handset.
- Scroll down and tap on the Developer Options menu.
- You will find OEM Unlock option > enable the toggle.
- It will ask you “Turn on OEM unlock?”
- Just tap on the Enable button to confirm it.
- That’s it! Now, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on your Galaxy S10 5G Sprint model.
Hope this guide will help you a lot. In case of any issue, feel free to write down in the comments below.