Oppo expanded its F-series smartphone lineup with the launch of Oppo F17 and Oppo F17 Pro in India. The two handsets come with some similar specs while differing in some key parameters.
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 F17 users then you may be wondering whether you can unlock the bootloader, root, or install the custom ROM on Oppo F17.
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 Qualcomm devices that can also do the job for you but there are specific limitations too.
Oppo F17 Device Overview
Oppo launched the F17 at just Rs.17,990 with great specs. It has a big 6.44 inches SuperAmoled panel and has a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. The Aspect ratio is 20:9 and 86.1% screen-to-body ratio with 409 PPI density. Available in three colors Dynamic Orange, Navy Blue, Classic Silver.
Powered by the powerful mid-range Qualcomm SM6115 Snapdragon 662 processor, which is based on 11nm technology. Talking about memory, it comes in 4 variants 64GB/4GB RAM, 128GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/8GB RAM, which gives you seamless performance while gaming.
In-camera department, Oppo worked well this time. It has a quad rear camera setup having a 16MP, f/2.2 aperture, (wide), 1/3.06″, PDAF, 8MP, f/2.2, 119° (ultrawide), 1/40″, 1.12µm, 2MP, f/2.4, (depth), 2MP, f/2.4, (depth) with LED flash. The rear camera supports HDR, Panorama and records video in 1080p@30fps. And the front camera has 16MP, f/2.0, 26nm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm.
This is a dual SIM(Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) smartphone, but it doesn’t support a 5G connection. A 4015 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery is used that you can charge within 60 minutes with the 30W Fast Charger VOOC 4.0 presented inside the box. This device comes out of the box with Color OS 7.2 based on Android 10.
1. Can I Unlock Bootloader on Oppo F17?
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 F17 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 F17?
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 F17?
Unfortunately, as of now, you won’t be able to install any custom or modified firmware on your Oppo F17 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 F17 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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