Back in January 2020, Samsung released its new rugged device i.e. the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro. Today we will guide you on how to unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro 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 Xcover Pro.
Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro is the latest smartphone by Samsung. With decent specs and unique design, Galaxy Xcover Pro 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 Xcover Pro. 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 Xcover Pro, let’s take a quick look at the device specification:
The Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro features a 6.3 inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution. This means that it has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It has an aspect ratio of 19:5:9, a screen to body ratio of 79.4 percent, and a pixel density of 409 Pixel Per Inch ( PPI ). This device has the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protecting the front.
Coming to the internals, it sports the tried and tested Samsung’s in-house Exynos 9611 SoC that is built on the 10nm process. This Octa-core Soc has Cortex A73 and Cortex A53 cores that clock 2.3GHz and 1.7GHz respectively. To the GPU side, it sports the Mali G72 MP3. The device is available in a single variant that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. This onboard storage is further expandable via a micro SD card slot.
Talking about the optics, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro sports a dual rear camera setup. This dual-camera setup includes a primary 25MP sensor with an aperture value of f/1.8 and PDAF. This sensor pairs with a secondary 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor with an aperture value of f/2.2. This rear camera also supports for features like Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama and can shoot videos in 1080P @ 30fps. Being a rugged smartphone, we can’t complain about this or even we can’t expect a rugged smartphone to perform well in cameras. To the front, this device pairs with a 13MP sensor with an f/.20 aperture.
The Galaxy Xcover Pro packs a massive 4,050 mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging tech from the brand. It runs on the OneUI 2.0 that is based on Android 10 Talking about biometric options available, it has a side mounted fingerprint scanner and also support for face unlock. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/k/v/r, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot. Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE. GPS, with A-GPS, NFC. USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. Sensors on this smartphone include accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compas. Since it is rugged smartphone, it includes certifications like MIL-STD-810G compliant, Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.2 m, and also IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 35 mins). Even though it is a rugged smartphone, this weighs about 179 grams.
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 Xcover Pro
- First of all, Enable Developer Mode on the Galaxy Xcover Pro
- 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 Xcover Pro.
So, guys, this is how you can unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy Xcover Pro. 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.