Being the perfect phone for gamers, this spectacular gaming device has turned heads from the day of its release. Already being perfect for what it was built for, adding customization options by changing its OS and tweaking the device further, is just more icing on the cake. The first step to that being rooting and unlocking the device. Today we’ll be learning How to Unlock the Bootloader on the Razer Phone.
The Razer Phone sports a 5.7-inch QHD display that is a resolution is 2560 x 1440 pixels having a 120Hz variable refresh rate, which means it gets 120fps, which is the best for gaming and also twice as smooth as normal phones. This beast of a phone has a Snapdragon 835 and a whopping 8 GB RAM. It has an audio adapter with built-in 24-bit DAC. The phone is 8mm thick and at 197g is one of the heavier phones out there today. The device has excellent battery life owing to a 4000maH battery and the device easily lasts a day with moderate usage and heavy usage also will not make you use the charger until the end of the day. It has dual 12 MP cameras on the rear, of which one is a telephoto f2.4 lens and the other a wide-angle f/1.7. The front has an 8MP camera. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is said to receive Oreo, very soon. You also get 64GB of internal storage, and there’s a microSD card slot allowing you to build on that with memory cards up to 2TB in size
- Unlocking the Bootloader voids our warranty.
- Please take a Backup of all files on your device as unlocking the bootloader completely wipes your device
- Charge the battery to at least 50 percent before starting the process.
- You must have Android SDK or Minimal ADB and Fastboot Installed on your PC
Steps to Unlock the Bootloader on the Razer Phone
Step 1: Enable USB debugging on your device and enable OEM unlocking in the developer options menu. To enable developer options hidden menu, tap Build number in the about phone menu 7 times.
Step 2: Navigate to ADB and fastboot folder mentioned in Things to Remember. (Default path will be C:\Adb and Fastboot)
Step 3: Press and hold shift and make a right mouse click anywhere in the window and press “Open command window here”. A command window will open up.
Step 4: Reboot your phone into fastboot mode. For that power off your device. Press and hold volume button for a few seconds, followed by the Power key for a while and then release keys.
Step 5: Check whether all drivers are correctly installed. Type in
fastboot -i 0x1532 devices
It should display a device ID along with the ‘fastboot’ message. If it doesn’t, then make sure that you have the proper device drivers installed.
Step 6: After verifying the above step type in
fastboot -i 0x1532 flashing unlock
Step 7: This step will show a Message on your device’s screen prompting you with the bootloader unlock confirmation message.
Step 8: Navigate with Volume keys and press Yes using the Power button.
Step 9: Now Reboot your device using the command
fastboot -i 0x1532 reboot
This is How we can Unlock the Bootloader on the Razer Phone. This is just the first step towards customizing your device. You can further root your device, install TWRP, flash gaming and other performance tweaks to enhance your device. Happy tweaking. If you have any queries, feel free to use the comments box below.