Bootloader unlock process on Galaxy Tab Active Pro is a very simple process unlike other OEMs which use fastboot to unlock the bootloader. in addition, I will be taking you through a very simple step by step guide which I bet to be a buttery smooth experience even for the first time users.
The KNOX counter will be tripped once you unlock the bootloader on Galaxy Tab Active Pro.
All data on your phone will also be deleted while unlocking the bootloader. So, you may consider backup data on your Phone. YOU are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.
How to Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy Tab Active Pro
Enable Developer options on your Galaxy Tab Active Pro, which is hidden.
To enable developer options, go to Settings > About phone > Software Information > Tap 7 times on the Build number.
Once done correctly, you will see Developer options has been enabled on your screen.
Now go back to Settings > Developer options (will be found below About phone)
Find and enable OEM unlocking.
A pop-up message will appear with a heading of Turn on OEM unlock or Allow OEM unlocking.Read the message carefully and click on either Enable or Turn on whatever that appears on your screen.
Then boot the phone into Download mode.
Power off the phone. Then press and hold the Power button + the Volume Down button to enter into download mode.
If that does not work, then press and hold the Power button + the Volume Up button to enter into recovery mode. Then press the volume up or down button to select the Reboot to bootloader, which is nothing but the download mode.
In the download mode, you will see Volume up long press: Device unlock mode. Press the Volume Up button for few seconds till it enters into bootloader unlock mode.
If you don’t see this Device unlock mode option in the download mode, then you can presume that the bootloader is already unlocked on your phone and nothing more has to be done.
Once you are on the Unlock bootloader screen, read the message carefully and press the Volume up button to unlock the bootloader.
The phone will restart automatically and will erase all the data.
You can consider a backup using Galaxy Tab Active Pro Smart Switch or any other backup application of your choice.
What to do after unlocking bootloader on Galaxy Tab Active Pro?
– Install TWRP on your Galaxy Tab Active Pro
– You can root the Galaxy Tab Active Pro
– Install custom ROM such LineageOS etc.
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