Budget phones are joining in on the high refresh rate wagon and Oppo has launched a couple of budget high refresh rate phones too. A new addition to this list is the Oppo A53s. It was launched on October 12, 2020. It is not a high-end phone by any means. It is for people looking for a high refresh rate phone on a budget.
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 Oppo A53s users then you may be wondering whether you can unlock the bootloader, root, or install the custom ROM on Oppo A53s.
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.
Oppo A53s Device Overview
The Oppo A53s features a 6.5 inch 90Hz IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The only significant spec in the display is the high refresh rate. Besides that, the display specifications seem very ordinary. For processing power, we have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 420, which is an entry-level processor from Qualcomm that is built on an 11nm manufacturing process. It is an octa-core processor with four Kryo 240 cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and four Kryo 240 cores clocked at 1.6 GHz. The GPU here is the Adreno 610, which will only be able to handle less graphics-intensive tasks. The smartphone runs on Android 10 out of the box with Oppo’s ColorOS 7.2 skinned on top of it.
This budget smartphone from Oppo comes with a triple camera setup at the rear. It features a 13MP primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens, a 2MP macro sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens, and a 2MP depth sensor paired with an f/2.4 lens. Coming to the front, we get the front camera in a hole punch at the top left corner of the screen. It is an 8MP sensor with an f/2.0 lens. The smartphone is only limited to 1080p video recording both for the front and back cameras due to the low processing power.
For connectivity, we have Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, and USB Type-C 2.0. And for sensors, we have a rear-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, and compass. There is only a single RAM and storage variant of the smartphone with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The storage is expandable via a MicroSD card. Powering all of this is a 5,000 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging. The Oppo A53s is available in two color variants: Electric Black and Fancy Blue.
1. Can I Unlock Bootloader on Oppo A53s?
Bootloader comes with a locked condition on each device and so the Oppo 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 Oppo A53s because Oppo 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. However, if you’re using the Chinese variant then you can unlock the bootloader with Oppo’s official Deep Test apk.
2. Is There Any Rooting Method on Oppo A53s?
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 Oppo A53s?
Unfortunately, as of now, you won’t be able to install any custom or modified firmware on your Oppo A53s 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 Oppo A53s 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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