When will it be possible to unlock the bootloader?
go to Settings >> developer options >> OEM unlocking>> switch on Allow the bootloader to be unlocked
As mentioned, when you go to download mode on your device and when you type fastboot oem unlock, it get stuck on the command, and there's no serial when you type fastboot devices as well which means that the fastboot driver is not recognized by your PC, in this case, Nokia is blocking OEM unlocking from its side and forget about OEM Unlocking option in developer options because it's appearing by default, regarding their latest news, they are discussing the bootloader unlocking option internally and there's no confirmation regarding it until now, we will wait for it!
I am going to cross-post this till we get anyone's attention on this matter:
Can anyone provide an estimate please? (of course first you'd have to actually pay attention to this thread and not just ignore it)
Will it be here by the end of December? In January?
You guys know you should've already done this by now. The people that are interested in buying this device and are also interested in Custom ROMs are running straight to HTC and One+ because Juho's "Give us time, we hear you" turned 2 months old a while ago and this phone will be abandoned by any developer if you plan on unlocking and providing Kernel sources after half a year.
But Nokia claimed that we have a method to unlock our phones, no?
You are sharing a different case here! We are seeking Bootloader unlocking on Nokia smartphones, framaroot and kingroot apps are used for rooting only, and they do support weak MediaTEK chipsets only, we need Bootloader unlocking! Not ROOTING
Even December security patches are not released until now as they have promised, and every time I speak to their support team on chat, I receive the same response which is: "Every device has its own model and region, please be patient, you will receive the updates soon" most of my friends received the update since 2 weeks ago, so I think Nokia's support team considering and dealing with their customers (Developers) as children, giving you illogical words! Will sell all of my Nokia devices today (Nokia 6, 5, 3, 2) and I will get back to HTC and Motorola for Custom ROMs and Android Development.
It's been six months since Nokia officials told they would unlock the bootloader. Still no sign of any positive development.
Unfortunately, Nokia phones won't be able to be unlocked since Nokia is providing us with monthly google security patches and Android software upgrade commitment for two years!
I've done that since 2 months ago and sold all of my Nokia Android phones! I'm back to HTC and Motorola and ZTE.
Its not about regulatory, Nokia is forcing us to stick with their stock Android experience and they are convincing people with their monthly security patches and 2 years Android software update commitment, but for me, NO WAY! I'm always working on new tweaks and improvements on custom ROMS, I'm a developer with LineageOS (Former Cyanogenmod), and believe me guys, LineageOS is way much better and smoother than Nokia's stock android experience!
Google is seeking money, Business is Business, they don't care about our opinion as a Developers, and Nokia is paying Google, do the math
guys the math is is simple hmd_global != Nokia, they are just a bunch of people that bough the rights to use nokia branding this guys are fking dishonest, mostly because they are infringing gpl, and they fooled us in believing they would unlock the bootloader. i already trying to sell my nokia 8. never again
Well they released the sources, but that's kind of a joke with the bootloader still locked, HMD, get to it.
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