Feature Request: Unlock bootloader

Dear HMD Global / Nokia: You're device lineup from last year has been a success, and received fair reviews from various tech reviewers.

Feature Request: Unlock bootloader

nheoshadow nheoshadow
 /  edited November 12

Dear HMD Global / Nokia:


You're device lineup from last year has been a success, and received fair reviews from various tech reviewers. With the release of the new lineup of devices that will be released this year, we think that now is the time for you to unlock the bootloader for the previous generations of device, and give some love for the developers out there. By unlocking the bootloader and releasing the kernel sources for a device, one could customize and gain total control over the OS he or she purchased during the first place. We paid for our device, and we shall be getting the most out of it since we purchased the unit, knowing that Android is OPEN SOURCE, and can be modified and/or customized.


We are aware of the risks of unlocking the bootloader, and even acquiring elevated commands from the OS. We are also aware that unlocking our bootloader would put our devices at risk. We purchased the device, knowing that we must get the most out of it.


One user from Twitter, claiming to be a Chief Technology Officer at HMD Global (@MikkoLJaakkola) stated that "Unlocking bootloader is indeed in our backlog #firstthingsfirst." It's been almost six (6) months from the time of this post, yet nothing has been done yet.


HMD Global / Nokia, I think that now is the time for your company to give love to the passionate developers out there, and to give your customers what they truly deserve: The freedom to have total control over their device, and get the most out of it.


Sincerely,

NHeoShadow

Comments

  • eridanus eridanus
     /  edited September 19
    Support
  • user1520003095097 user1520003095097
     /  edited September 19
    I'm support this
  • user1521107116825 user1521107116825
     /  edited September 19

    i support this

  • seã¡ny seã¡ny
     /  edited September 19
    Support
  • Ashraf Akho Ashraf Akho
     /  edited September 19
    I support , Nokia 8
  • AlexSpl AlexSpl
     /  edited April 8

    Supporting

  • Einherjer Einherjer
     /  edited April 8
    Support!
  • Björn Joelsson Björn Joelsson
     /  edited April 20
    Listen to your users Nokia (HMD)!
  • Wildfire Wildfire
     /  edited April 8
    I support this, yes I ask you nearly every day for unlock!
  • user1514879621432 user1514879621432
     /  edited April 22
    i support this.please nokia listen to the users. first of all your device is not treble supported. second you are not unlocking bootloader.why nokia why???
  • user1516716949364 user1516716949364
     /  edited April 20
    I support this alot of user's need unlock bootloader
  • user1521294111105 user1521294111105
     /  edited April 8

     

    i support this


  • user1513750458042 user1513750458042
     /  edited September 19
    I support.
    I need customization in my Nokia 6
  • narenram narenram
     /  edited April 8
    Yep. Really need to unlock bootloader.
  • user1513877884516 user1513877884516
     /  edited April 8
    I support this.
  • Andrew Reid Andrew Reid
     /  edited April 7

    You already can its in Developer options as 'OEM unlocking'

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  • AlexSpl AlexSpl
     /  edited April 8

     ^no, that does not unlock the bootloader

  • Ashraf Akho Ashraf Akho
     /  edited June 25
    And BTW im not buying nokia phone again at all , the most important thing for me when i buy a phone is to unlock the bootloader and root it , nokia and lg are the worst companys when it comes to unlocking the bootloader , so i will stay with my pixel xl 2 and oneplus 5t and never buying nokia again
  • user1517537248451 user1517537248451
     /  edited April 8

    I support , Nokia 8

  • user1517537248451 user1517537248451
     /  edited April 8

    please HMD, Please Nokia, Please unlock bootloader, please

  • Rufh Rufh
     /  edited April 8

     I support this feature. Please unlock the boot loader of your phone.

  • user1521362821733 user1521362821733
     /  edited April 8

    I support this

  • Yeti Yeti
     /  edited April 8

     I support, Nokia 6

  • nheoshadow nheoshadow
     /  edited June 25

     bumping the thread^^

  • Richard Richard
     /  edited April 8

    Strongly support this. It's embarrassing to be a Nokia / HMD user with these Apple-like restrictions.

  • hawwin evolution hawwin evolution
     /  edited April 8
    Yes i support this .. and I want to sale my nokia 6 if you are not release unlock bootloader
  • user1514068437929 user1514068437929
     /  edited April 7
    ma quando lo sbloccate? io credo che molti come me sono realmente insoddisfatti per questo inconveniente... e' un bel telefono ma e' castrato!!!! e questo almeno nel mio caso... fa' desistere nel comprare un' altro telefono Nokia nel futuro!!!
  • bedsprei bedsprei
     /  edited April 8

    i SUPPORT IT, UNLOCK PLEASE.

  • user1516571454801 user1516571454801
     /  edited April 8

    This should be on as default

  • antiseptin antiseptin
     /  edited April 8
    i support this
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