In this guide, we will show you how you can unlock bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra and then flash custom ROMs, root your device and apply other modifications to your phone’s software. Just like it’s previous note devices, the Samsung company allows it’s users to unlock bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 officially. Once you have your bootloader unlocked, you can install various system mods, custom ROMs, Custom recovery such as TWRP, rooting your phone and much more things that can not be done with a locked bootloader.
Since the Galaxy Note 20 is a really expensive phone, a very few number of the users would be actually looking forward to modify their phone’s software, that is the reason why Samsung ships all of the Note 20 devices with a locked bootloader. What does this mean? This means that you are able to boot into the download mode but you can only use it to install official binaries and firmwares. But if you unlock bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20, you can go ahead and install any third party file or any custom ROMs that you like.
How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20
The Samsung company is very famous among Android developers and Android enthusiasts because it is one of those companies that officially allows users to unlock bootloaders on it’s devices. Furthermore, many of it’s devices already come with an unlocked bootloader. To top that, you do not even require any tool or utility to unlock bootloader on it’s devices, rather, the devices come with a built in script for this task. Before you initiate the actual process, you need to go over a few important things. Below mentioned, are some of the points that each user should keep in mind before unlocking bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
Points to remember:
- This tutorial is only to unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 / Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. Please do not try this on other models and devices.
- This process will erase all of your data on your phone. So you should take a backup of all of the data on your phone in order to save your important data.
- If you unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 / Galaxy Note Ultra, you will void your phone’s warranty and along with that, you will also trip Samsung Knox.
Configure USB Drivers
Before starting the process to unlock bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20, you should have the appropriate USB drivers for Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra downloaded and configured on your computer. To enter download mode, it is required that you have your device connected to your PC using a USB type C cable. So that is why an appropriate USB driver is necessary so that your computer properly recognizes your device that is connected to it. Download the USB drivers from here:
For Mac Operating systems, you are required to use the tool Android file transfer which will allow for communication between your Mac and your device to take place.
Bootloader Unlock on Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra
Once you have the appropriate USB drivers configured on your PC, you can proceed with the steps below to unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra:
STEP 1: While your phone is still turned on and is connected to the internet, check for any available software updates and if they are, install them.
STEP 2: Once you have them installed, proceed to the settings app.
STEP 3: Search for About Phone in the settings app. Open the menu and from there, tap on Software Information. Tap the Build Number row again and again until your phone says Developer Mode has been enabled.
STEP 4: Now you need to go back to the main page of your settings. Browse for Developer options in their and open it. From there, look for and then enable OEM Unlocking.
STEP 5: Now power off your phone and wait until it is turned off completely. Then hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons simultaneously while connecting a USB Type-C cable that is connected to a PC in order to enter your phone into Download Mode.
STEP 6: Once you have entered download mode, Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra will display a Splash Screen. On this menu, keep holding Volume Up.
STEP 7: Now the phone will ask for confirmation for bootloader unlocking. You should now confirm it by pressing the Volume Up button.
STEP 8: Now the phone will unlock the bootloader and erase all the data on your phone. Once the factory reset has taken place, the phone will reboot itself.
And that is it! This is how to unlock bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. Now your phone should have an unlocked bootloader and now you can install any Custom ROM you like. As this process has wiped all of your data, you will have to set up your Galaxy Note 20/ Note 20 Ultra again.
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