The Chinese smartphone OEM Vivo parented by BBK Electronics has released its brand new V20 series that includes Vivo V20, V20 Pro, and V20 SE in September 2020.
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 Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE users then you may be wondering whether you can unlock the bootloader, root, or install the custom ROM on Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE.
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.
Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE Device Overview
The Vivo V20 model has a 6.44-inches AMOLED Full-HD+ display, Android 11 (Funtouch SO 11), Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, Adreno 618 GPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage with a dedicated microSD card slot, triple rear 64MP+8MP+2MP cameras, a 44MP selfie shooter, etc. It also features a 4,000mAh battery with the 33W fast charging, an optical under-display fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, gyro, proximity, compass sensor. While it has a 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, BT5.1, GPS, A-GPS, Type-C, NFC.
The Vivo V20 SE model comes with a 6.44-inches AMOLED Full-HD+ display, Android 10 (Funtouch OS 11), Snapdragon 665 SoC, Adreno 610 graphics, 8GB RAM, 128GB onboard memory with a card slot, triple rear 48MP+8MP+2MP cameras, a 32MP selfie camera, etc. While the handset packs a 3.5mm audio jack, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, FM Radio, USB Type-C, etc. It also features a 4,100mAh battery (33W fast charge), an in-display fingerprint sensor, and other sensors.
The Vivo V20 Pro model also has the same display size and resolution with the HDR10 support, Android 10 (Funtouch OS 11), SDM765G SoC, Adreno 620 GPU, 8GB/128GB memory, 64MP+8MP+2MP triple rear cameras, dual 44MP+8MP selfie cameras, a 4,000mAh battery (33W fast charging), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), BT5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, USB Type-C, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and some other major sensors.
Also Read: Will Vivo V20, V20 SE, and V20 Pro Get Android 12 (Funtouch OS 12) Update?
1. Can I Unlock Bootloader on Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE?
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 Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE 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 Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE?
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 Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE?
Unfortunately, as of now, you won’t be able to install any custom or modified firmware on your Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE 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 Vivo V20, V20 Pro and V20 SE 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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