How to Check Bootloader Status Whether Locked or Unlocked


A bootloader is nothing but a kind of program or code that loads and starts the before the operating system is about to execute. It is also called boot manager or bootstrap loader.

Currently, You are aware of 2 versions using you can accomplish the task, there could be a few more methods about which youdo not have much information right now. Also, these ways can be applied to any version of Android and are very easy, so you might not have to spend time looking for some other options.

How to check bootloader status

If you are an Android user then you might came across a term know an bootloader, well in general language bootloader is a code that executes before any operating system starts to run.

In case of Android devices many manufacturers offer their smartphones with locked bootloader which  makes them virtually impossible to install a custom Rom or firmware on those devices, so before flashing any custom Rom or firmware on Android it is necessary to unlock its stock bootloader.

So today we are not providing a tutorial on how to unlock bootloader but providing a tutorial on how to check if your bootloader is still locked or unlocked if you have tried to unlock it.

How to check if your bootloader is locked or unlocked?

This tutorial is suitable for all versions of Android. We are provoding two different methods to check the status of your bootloader, use the one that works for you.

How to check bootloader status : Method 1

This one is the simplest way and works with many device out there, you don’t need any use of PC, you just require to enter a spacial block of numbers in your keypad to check your bootloader’s status.

Step 1 : Open your device’s dialer (App where you enter telephone numbers to call someone).

Step 2 : Dial the below code, it will automatically open a new windows. (if it doesn’t opens anything then use the second method).


Step 3 : Now in that window go to Service Info >> Configuration, and see if there is :

Bootloader unlock allowed - Yes >> This means that your Bootloader is Locked
Bootloader Unlocked - Yes >> This means that your Bootloader is unlocked

How to check bootloader status : Method 2

Step 1 : Download and install adb & fastboot package & drivers in your system (Google it for your device).

Step 2 : After successful installation of adb & fastboot, connect your device to your PC via USB cable in fastboot mode.

Step 3 : Now open the folder where your adb & fastboot package is extracted, press Shift key on your keyboard and right click in the folder and select “Open command prompt here“.

Step 4 : It will open a Command Prompt window.

Step 5 : Type the following command to check if the device was detected in fastboot mode.

fastboot devices

Step 6 : if you don’t get device it or anything it means that the drivers weren’t correctly installed or the device wasn’t connected properly, if this happens try reinstalling your drivers.

Step 7 : Next run the following command to check the status of your device’s bootloader.\

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Mike Brown
Mike Brown
Mike Brown is an News Editor at Storify News Times - Understand the Breaking News He is an India journalist lives in California, United States. He has worked at several news networks in his career. He specialises in reporting about editorial, advertising and general management topics for World News Publishing Focus, as well as contributing content to the website.


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