iQOO Z5 5G (PD2148F) has launched in the Indian market days after it was unveiled in China. The smartphone features a 6.67-inch full-HD+ LCD display, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 44W flash charge support, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC.
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 iQOO Z5 5G users then you may be wondering whether you can unlock the bootloader, root, or install the custom ROM on iQOO Z5 5G.
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 MTK devices that can also do the job for you but there are specific limitations too.
iQOO Z5 5G Device Overview:
The Vivo iQOO Z5 features a 6.67-inch IPS LCD panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. It is an FHD+ panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. It supports HDR10 content on this screen. Under the hood, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G built on a 6nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with four Kryo 670 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Kryo 670 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz. For handling the graphics-intensive tasks, we have the Adreno 642L.
In terms of optics, we get a triple camera setup at the rear and a single camera at the front. The triple camera consists of a 64MP primary sensor paired with an f1.97 lens, an 8MP ultrawide sensor paired with an f/2.2 sensor, and a 2MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. At the front, we get a single 16MP selfie sensor paired with an f/2.5 lens. The rear camera setup can capture 4K videos at 60 fps, while the front camera is limited to 1080p video recording.
The smartphone comes with Android 11 out of the box with Functouch 12 OS skin on top. There are three storage variants of this smartphone: 8GB RAM + 128GB internal storage, 8GB RAM + 256GB internal storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB internal storage. For connectivity, we get Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, and USB Type-C. And for sensors, we have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass. Powering it all is a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 44W fast charging. The company claims that it can go from 0 to 50% in 26 min. The smartphone is available in three color options: Arctic Dawn, Mystic Space, and Aurora.
1. Can I Unlock Bootloader on iQOO Z5 5G?
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 iQOO Z5 5G 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 iQOO Z5 5G?
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 iQOO Z5 5G?
Unfortunately, as of now, you won’t be able to install any custom or modified firmware on your iQOO Z5 5G 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 iQOO Z5 5G 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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