One of the strongest points of using the Android OS is on the infinite possibilities and customizations that one can achieve with a smartphone. Through Custom ROMs, many enthusiasts and developers can experiment their phones out of the OS-imposed by manufacturers.
Some companies like Motorola and OnePlus always allowed developers to unlock their bootloader, in order to start the development by flashing Custom Recoveries or ROMs. Other companies like Xiaomi have more strict policies, only allowing users to unlock bootloader after a determined period of time. However, some few companies like Nokia never provided a way for a developer to unlock their phone. From today, things will change.
To the passionate developer and modding community out there, we have news to share!
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— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 27, 2018
Yesterday, the company’s Chief Product Officer, Juho Sarvikas, announced to the developer community that the Nokia 8 will be their first smartphone to have an unlockable bootloader. However, it will not be for everyone, since it will void the warranty.
If you’re interested in unlocking the bootloader, you can head to the source link and follow the instructions. However, if you’re not a developer, just an enthusiast that want taste Custom ROMs, we advise you to wait a few days until real developers step in.
We expect to see Nokia expanding this possibility to other devices of its portfolio in the coming days.