How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

The vast majority of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) owners are not aware of the feature called the "bootloader". Some people may confuse it with the standard Downloads application, through which files can be downloaded from the Internet. But advanced users know about this term and understand that they need to unlock the bootloader on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018).

What is a bootloader and what is it used for?

For a start, it's worth discussing the bootloader itself. Bootloader is the engineering menu of Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), which functionally resembles the BIOS on a computer. It allows for deep-level manipulation of the smartphone, not just a factory reset.

By default, the bootloader is locked. This is done so that novice users do not make a fatal mistake when editing the device kernel or brick their Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018). Still, unlocking the bootloader gives the smartphone owner the following benefits:

  • the ability to install custom firmware;
  • root rights for extended access to the device;
  • installation of mods and patches for the current version of the OS.

Generally, unlocking the bootloader provides the user with a lot of features, but only experienced users can fully appreciate them. If you are one of such users, then it is recommended that you read the detailed instructions for unlocking the bootloader.

Precautions

Before reading the guide to unlocking the bootloader, you need to take into account a number of dangers inherent to the operation. First, after its completion, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) will be automatically void of its warranty, as in the case of obtaining root rights.

Second, after the bootloader is unlocked, system components will become more susceptible to all kinds of threats. Finally, an unlocked phone can be easily recovered by an intruder who has stolen or found the device on the street.

Unlocking the Bootloader

After reviewing the aforementioned info, you can proceed to the procedure itself. It consists of three stages, each of which needs to be carried out by the user.

1. Status Validation

First you need to understand if bootloader is actually locked on your Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018). After all, it is possible that you purchased the device second hand, and the previous owner has already performed the appropriate steps.

The check is carried out by direct interaction of the phone with the computer. The steps are as follows:

  1. Download and unzip the ADB and Fastboot debug bridge package to your PC.
  2. Download and install the driver to interact with the smartphone using the official Android website.

  3. After installation, the ADB interface should be displayed in the Device Manager.
  4. Put your smartphone into fastboot mode by first turning it off and holding down the volume down key along with the power button.
  5. Connect your mobile device to your computer.
  6. Launch Command Prompt on your PC.
  7. Enter the following: "cd [path to the adb and fastboot folder]" and press Enter.
  8. Use the "fastboot devices" command to detect the phone connected to the PC.
  9. Enter the prompt “fastboot oem device-info” to determine the bootloader status.

In the information displayed by the command line we will be looking for the line "Device unlocked". If the value opposite it is "false", it means that the bootloader is locked. If “true”, bootloader was unlocked earlier.

2. Sending a Request

To remove the bootloader lock on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), you need to send the corresponding application to the manufacturer:

  1. Open the official website of the firmware developer.
  2. On the unlock page, click the "Unlock Now" button.
  3. Authorize your account (it was created when the phone was first set up), and indicate the reason for unlocking (for example, for flashing).
  4. Confirm ownership of the device using the code from the reply SMS.

Then you will have to wait for the manufacturer to approve the request, and you will be able to use all the functionality of the bootloader.

3. Approval of the Application and Unlocking

To see if you managed to convince the manufacturer to unlock the bootloader on the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), open the request page. If approved, a confirmation will be displayed on that page.

Now the user will be invited to download the software for unlocking the bootloader. It is installed via PC.

Next, you need to open the phone settings, then go to the Developers section and select the "Factory Unlock" item.

In the "Status" you need to go through authorization to the account, which was indicated on the manufacturer's website.

Now put your phone into fastboot mode and run the downloaded software on your computer.

After authorization, you need to connect your smartphone to the PC and confirm the unlocking.

After a couple of minutes, the operation will be completed and the bootloader on the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) will be fully unlocked.

Share this page with your friends:

See also:



How to flash Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to root Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Hard reset for Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to reboot Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to unlock Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

What to do if Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) won't turn on

What to do if Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) doesn't charge

What to do if Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) doesn't connect to PC via USB

How to take a screenshot on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to reset FRP on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to call recording on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to update Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to connect Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) to TV

How to clear the cache on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to backup Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to disable ads on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to clear storage on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to increase font on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to share internet on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to transfer data to Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to recover photos on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to record the screen on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to find blacklist in Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to set up fingerprint on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to block number on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to enable auto-rotate on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to set up or turn off an alarm on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to change ringtone on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to enable battery percentage on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn off notifications on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn off Google assistant on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn off the lock screen on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to delete app on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to recover contacts on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

Where is the recycle bin on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to install WhatsApp on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to set contact photo in Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to scan QR code on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to connect Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) to computer

How to install SD card in Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to update Play Store in Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to install Google Camera in Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn off Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to charge Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to use the camera on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to find lost Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to set password on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn on 5g on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn on VPN on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to install apps on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to insert a SIM card in Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to enable and configure NFC on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to set time on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to connect headphones to Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to clear browser history on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to disassemble Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to hide an app on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to download YouTube videos on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to unblock a contact on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn on the flashlight on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to split the screen on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to turn off the camera sound on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to trim video on Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)

How to Unlock Bootloader on Another Phones