The Korean giant, Samsung, has constantly been releasing smartphones under the “A” series after it came back in 2018. Along with this series, Samsung has been launching several models to attract customers and get more market share. Back on March 14, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy A11. This is the successor to the last year’s Galaxy A10s. Today we will guide you on how to unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy A11 if you want to install any custom Recovery or want to root your device. Then the first step in doing so is unlocking the bootloader of your device. So today, in this article, we will guide you through the process of unlocking the bootloader on Samsung Galaxy A11.
Samsung Galaxy A11 is the latest smartphone by Samsung. With decent specs and unique design, Galaxy A11 is the center of attraction of major developers and Android enthusiasts. Being an Android enthusiast or a developer, you might want to unlock the bootloader of your Samsung Galaxy A11. After unlocking the bootloader of your device, you can install a custom recovery, root your device, install custom ROM and much more.
What is Bootloader?
A Bootloader is a code that runs when we turn on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk, and gets the boot process going. So this process is known as bootloader. The same concept applies to all the technical stuff such as laptops, PC, Smartphones, and any such device. Every Android OEM manufacturers lock the bootloader even though it is an Open Source. So if you want to try any CUSTOM ROM, it is impossible to load the CUSTOM ROM without the Unlock Bootloader.
Before heading to the process of unlocking bootloader of Galaxy A11, let’s take a quick look at the device specification:
The Samsung Galaxy A11 comes with a 6.40 inches TFT display with an HD+ resolution, i.e., with a resolution of 720×1560 pixels. It has a pixel density of 268 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ), a screen to body ratio of 81.6 percent, and an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. The rear of the smartphone is made up of plastic, and the frame is too made up of plastic. Coming to internals specs, this device comes with an Octa-core SoC that clocks at 1.8GHz. Taking about the memory options, it is available in two variants i.e. with 2 and 3GB of RAM.
While it is available only in a single internal storage variant with 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, further, this internal storage is expandable via a micro SD card up to 512GB, through the dedicated SIM card slot. This device is a dual-SIM smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards. This is a really nice touch from the brands that everyone wants in a budget smartphone.
Talking about the cameras, the Samsung Galaxy A11 on the rear packs a triple camera setup. This triple rear camera setup includes a 13MP primary camera with an aperture value of f/1.8. This pairs with a secondary 2MP depth sensor with an aperture value of f/2.4. Finally, to the setup, it sports the tertiary 5MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2. This setup can shoot HDR photos and can record videos up to 1080 in 30fps. This device sports an 8MP camera on the front for shooting selfies, which come with an aperture value of f/2.0.
The Samsung Galaxy A11 packs a 4000 mAh battery and still charges over a micro USB port. But this device comes with support for Samsung’s proprietary fast-charging i.e. of 15W charging. The device runs on the latest OneUI 2.0 based on Android 10. Talking about security measures, it comes with a physical fingerprint scanner at the rear and also comes with support for face unlock. Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy A11 include Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Direct, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer. Coming to the dimensions, it measures 161.40 x 76.30 x 8.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs about 177.00 grams. It is available in four color options, namely the Black, White, Blue, and Red.
Unlocking bootloader might void the warranty of your device. We at Getdroidtips will not be responsible for any damage due to the unlocking of your device’s bootloader.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy A11
- First of all, Enable Developer Mode on the Galaxy A11
- Launch the Settings application
- Scroll down and tap on the Developer Options option
- Toggle the OEM Unlock option on
- Confirm by tapping the enable option.
- Power off your device. Press Volume Up + Volume Down and plug in your device to a PC to boot into download mode
- When you enter download mode, Long press Volume Up button to unlock the bootloader. Remember this process will erase everything on your device.
Note:Unlocking the bootloader will wipe all your data from your device. Make sure to take a complete backup of your phone before doing the next step.
- Your device will reboot.
- That’s it! You have unlocked the bootloader on your Galaxy A11.
So, guys, this is how you can unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy A11. After unlocking the bootloader, you can flash custom ROM, install TWRP, or any other task you want. If you are facing difficulty in any step, then let us know via the comment box below. We will be happy to help you out.