If you are the tech Maddy and you own Android smartphone, you would have wondered “What is Bootloader”. How to unlock bootloader and unlocking the bootloader may void your device warranty. Let’s jump into the main content What is Bootloader and What is it used for?
What is Bootloader
The bootloader is the piece of code that runs every time you boot up your Android device. Bootloader applies to all operating systems hat includes Windows OS, MAC OS, Android OS in PC, laptop, Tablets, smartphones, and other devices. Bootloader will indicate your device what are all the programs required to load in order make your device run. Bootloader gives instructions to your device to boot operating system kernel in which most of them have their modification environment or own debugging.
Bootloader will help you to determine when to enter into recovery mode or when to run Android. As Bootloader makes extremely processor specific, every smartphone has its own bootloader. It is an independent runtime environment in a partition separate from main Android OS that can be found on all the Android devices.
Why manufacturers lock the bootloader?
The smartphone comes with locked bootloader out of the box. So that user can use the operating system that is pre-installed in the device. But not every manufacturer locks the bootloader some smartphone comes with the unlocked bootloader. With the locked bootloader, the user cannot install any custom ROM or root their device, if you try to install any custom ROM or recovery you may end up in bricking your device.