Are you looking for a guide on how to unlock the bootloader of Samsung Galaxy A80, and want to tweak system settings as well as customize your device? If yes, then, you are at the right place as in this post, we will guide you on how to unlock the bootloader Samsung Galaxy A80. Moreover, the first step in customizing the device is basically unlocking the bootloader, after which you can go ahead and install TWRP as well as root your device. Rooting your device gives you the administrative or developer privileges by which you can install custom ROMs, install TWRP Recovery to flash any zip file, install restricted applications and more. You can also install a mod application on your device without any problems.
But, one thing to note is that the unlocking of bootloader voids the warranty of your device. So, it is better to let the warranty period get over and then unlock the bootloader on your device. However, if you love customization and tweaking with the settings of your device to explore new features on your device then, you are at the right place. The Samsung Galaxy A80 was recently launched in India and the USP is the rotating camera that slides up and acts as the front and rear camera both. Note that this guide is only for the Samsung Galaxy A80 smartphone and we would not recommend you to perform the steps mentioned in this post for any other device.
So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself;
Quick Specs Review of Samsung Galaxy A80
The Samsung Galaxy A80 was released in India on May 2019. This device is an upper mid-range smartphone that packs in some decent specs for the users. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, 8nm processor which is paired with 8GB of RAM and coupled with Adreno 618 GPU for powerful gaming performance. The device has a battery capacity of 3700 mAh with fast charging support of up to 25W. Moreover, you get the option of only one storage option i.e. 128GB. The device also lacks the dedicated expandable storage slot option. In the display department, you get a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels with 393 PPI.
The phone runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box and has the latest Samsungs skin, One UI. Moreover, in the camera department, you get a triple-camera set up with the latest 48MP sensor (f/2.0), an 8MP ultra-wide sensor and TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera for recording the Live Focus or Portrait videos as well. The camera features HDR, LED Flash and panorama, etc. In the front, you get all the cameras housed on the motorized pop-up mechanism as the front camera as well. Another, nice feature that you get with the device is the under-display fingerprint scanner.
How To Unlock Bootloader of Samsung Galaxy A80
But, before we head-on with the step by step guide on how to unlock the bootloader of Samsung Galaxy A80 device, let us take a look at what is unlock bootloader and what advantages and disadvantages are there if you unlock the bootloader?
What is Bootloader and the Advantages of unlocking it?
As in all of my post which is based on unlocking the bootloader, I give out information to you, so that, you should be aware of what is a bootloader and what are the advantages or the benefits you get after unlocking it.
A bootloader is a piece of software that, will automatically run, every time you starts up your phone or device. Moreover, the bootloader commands the phone, what programs to load in order to make your phone run. Besides, it is very important to have a functioning bootloader as it the one that starts up your device. This is the reason why bootloaders are stored in a stable memory away from your reach on your device. But, there are methods and solution for every smartphone that can help you to unlock your bootloader. However, you need to follow the steps very carefully in order to avoid any permanent damage caused to your device.
One thing to note is that unlocking your bootloader will void the warranty of your device. So, make sure that you are out of the warranty period or you are sure about what you are doing to your device.
However, there are some disadvantages with unlocking the bootloader;
- You can void your warranty.
- There will be issues with official OTA updates.
- Moreover, you can brick your device or stuck in a boot loop if you do not follow the steps to unlock the bootloader carefully.
But, there are certain advantages once, you have unlocked the bootloader of your device;
- You can install any custom ROM of your choice such as Lineage OS, Resurrection Remix ROM, etc.
- Moreover, you can root your device.
- You can flash TWRP.
- You need a Windows Laptop/Desktop
- Make sure that you charge your device to at least 60% or more
- Take a complete backup of your device
- This method is only for the Samsung Galaxy A80 and should be used for any other smartphone
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Samsung Galaxy A80
As already mentioned above, you need to have an unlocked bootloader in order to install custom ROMs, restricted apps, etc on your device. Please follow the below steps to unlock the bootloader of the device;
- Enable Developer Options:
- Go to Settings>> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
- Now, go back to the Developer Options.
- Enable OEM Unlock.
- To enable it, go to Settings>>Developer options>> Enable OEM Unlock
- You will be asked for a full factory reset of your smartphone before the unlocking of your device. Make sure that you have backed-up all your data before proceeding with the steps.
- After the bootloader is unlocked, your Samsung Galaxy A80 will reboot into system.
- Again go to Developer Options and verify that the OEM Unlocking option is greyed out.
- That’s it! Now you have successfully unlocked the bootloader of the Samsung Galaxy A80.
You can now go ahead and root your device and install various MODs, custom ROMs or modify the firmware of your device.
So, there you have it from my side in this post. Hope you have followed the above-mentioned steps carefully and successfully unlocked the bootloader of your Samsung Galaxy A80 device. Note that this is method is only for unlocking the Samsung Galaxy A80 smartphone. Please let us know in the comments section below if you have faced any issues while following the above-mentioned steps and also do report if you come across any link failure as well.
Moreover, the unlocking of bootloader also helps you in installing the custom ROMs like Lineage OS which is one of the most popular custom ROMs out there and moreover, you can unlock the true potential of the Samsung Galaxy A80 device by unlocking its bootloader. Until the next post…Cheers!