Most of the smartphone users, Android Users Specifically are familiar with the term Bootloader. You can check a smartphone’s bootloader status whether it is locked or unlocked. Today we are not only providing you the solution to How to check bootloader status. Here we will be giving you a guide for How to check bootloader is unlocked or locked.
But before that, we need to learn,
What is bootloader?
Basically, in general, Bootloader is a program that loads that operating system of the Android Smartphone at the time of Boot. Most of the companies have their bootloader locked so that none of the users can install a new operating system. These bootloaders are designed to avoid any damage to the smartphone that may occur while installing a custom OS.
Each bootloader is different from another one. It’s like each and every smartphone company has different opinions. Those opinions lead to different approaches. As a result, different bootloaders are developed.
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But as per the basic rule of humanity, anything can be upgraded to the next level from their present state. So these bootloaders can also be unlocked by some professionals or normal users. While unlocking the bootloader, sometimes that process get aborted in between. As a result, some smartphone’s warranty gets void without even installing the custom operating system.
If you have gone through something similar to this, and you are afraid that whether your smartphone’s warranty is still valid or not. In order to check whether your smartphone’s bootloader is unlocked or not. You can follow any of the methods mentioned below.
How to check bootloader Status?
As mentioned above, here are giving you the two different options so that if future you can avoid searching how to check bootloader status. Both the methods are very easy and you will get the actual status of your bootloader. Before proceeding towards the methods, make sure your smartphone has at least 30% battery so that it won’t get switched off while the checking process.
Lets, begin with our methods on How to check Bootloader Status.
-The easiest way to check Bootloader status
The very first method to check whether the bootloader is unlocked or not is the simplest method. If you are reading our guide after checking some other guides then you will feel that in just a few steps, your smartphone will tell you whether the r bootloader is unlocked or not?.
You simply need to follow the below mentioned steps:
Step 1. Open your smartphone’s dialer.
Step 2. In the keypad dial the following numbers or code “*#*#7378423#*#* “.
Step 3. Once you have dialed that above-mentioned code correctly, automatically a new window will appear.
Step 4. In that new window go to the Service Info and under that click on configurations.
Step 5. A new window will pop and it will be having a message.
The message would be either “Bootloader unlock allowed – Yes” this states that your bootloader is still locked. Whereas if you will see “Bootloader Unlocked – Yes” then your bootloader is already unlocked.
So, this was all here in the First method to check bootloader status. But this method has some flaws too, like sometimes in some Android Smartphone UI code mentioned above doesn’ work. In that case, it is recommended to check the next Method.
-requires PC to get the bootloader status.
This method is not easy but we can’t say it tricky too. As there are some particular steps that you need to follow and you will get your bootloaders status. The steps are mentioned below:
Step 1. Install the ADB & FASTBOOT Package &Drivers.
If you don’t know how to download ADB & FASTBOOT Package and its Driver then you can click here. ADB & FASTBOOT Package
Step 2. Once you have installed the package. Connect your device to the system using USB. But make sure you have enabled to FASTBOOT mode.
Step 3. After connecting your Smartphone to the PC, go to the folder where you have extracted the ADB & FASTBOOT Package. In that folder press right shift and right click together. A new dialogue will appear, now select the option “Open command prompt”.
Step 4. In the command prompt write the following command.
Step 5. if nothing happens then it means that your device is not connected to the PC. Make sure your Smartphone is plugged in properly.
Step 6. Once connected, type the following command in the same command prompt.
“fastboot oem device-info”
This will show a message whether your bootloader is unlocked or locked.
This was the second method, through which you can check the Smartphone’s bootloaders status. If still you are getting confused regarding the process then you can watch the youtube video embedded below. You will get all that you want on how to check bootloader status?
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