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Bootloader unlock

Hey Nokia Team it would be great to have an open bootloader, what do you think, Release before Christmas? Thanks anyway

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Great work on Oreo now complete the picture with bootloader unlock.... Please....

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 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.

All we want is an estimate, to know if we should abandon the Nokia brand now or if there's still hope for it in the dev/modding community.

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I agree

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Give us time...... As juho told us so much time is gone. Only liar here from Nokia! No one give an answer...... The Moderator in here has no knowledge or is a liar to... I say only project treble....... Nokia give us our money back..!
This is a direct violation of the GPL licence. Contrary to popular belief, it is not just the kernel source code they are obligated to release. They can't prevent us from running or installing modified software, which they are by locking down the bootloader. As stated in paragraph 8 in the link below. ""Some devices are designed to deny users access to install or run modified versions of the software inside them, although the manufacturer can do so. This is fundamentally incompatible with the aim of protecting users' freedom to change the software. The systematic pattern of such abuse occurs in the area of products for individuals to use, which is precisely where it is most unacceptable. Therefore, we have designed this version of the GPL to prohibit the practice for those products. If such problems arise substantially in other domains, we stand ready to extend this provision to those domains in future versions of the GPL, as needed to protect the freedom of users.""

If you want to unlock bootloader for your nokia 8 I am able to provide unlock key. And good news is official twrp for Nokia 8 is available at and you can also root your phone.

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