Unlock Bootloader & Get Root Access in Lumia/Windows…

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Unlock Bootloader & Get Root Access in Lumia/Windows PhoneFebruary 16, 20177 Comments2 Min Read Saif7 Comments Share This! Facebook Twitter Google Plus Pinterest WhatsAppMicrosoft & Nokia made it very difficult to modify the system by locking down the bootloader of Windows Phone devices. Now with more developments and availability of better tools, it is very easy to unlock the bootloader of Lumia phones. An unlocked bootloader opens many customization options, even making installing Android OS a possibility. Just follow the below steps to unlock the bootloader and get the root access for your Windows device. (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Lumia PhonesOnly a limited number of devices are supported as of now. Please follow the steps only if your Lumia device is included in the list below. View Supported DevicesNokia Lumia 520Lumia 521Lumia 525Lumia 620Lumia 625Lumia 720Lumia 820Lumia 920Lumia 925Lumia 928Lumia 1020Lumia 1320 Prerequisites:Stock Firmware of your device (.ffu file)WP Internal Tool: You can download it from here: WP InternalThe HEX files & Engineering-SBL3s file from here: LinkProcedure: We recommend flashing the stock firmware before unlocking. To flash stock firmware, just navigate to the ‘Flash’ option under ‘Platform’ header. Over the right side, you will see a header saying, ‘Flash Original FFU‘. Under that, just browse the FFU of your device and click on Flash FFU Image. Wait while the software flashes the original firmware. Once your phone boots back after the flash, under ‘Unlock‘ header select ‘Unlock Bootloader‘.Confirm by clicking OK in the prompt to switch the phone into flash mode. Now under ‘Resource for Flashing‘ section, click on ‘Select your FFU image’ and browse the FFU and click ok. Now click on ‘Select the folder with Lumia Emergency Driver’ and select the ‘MPRG_HEX’ folder and click OK. Now click on ‘Optionally Select an FFU image or raw image with an Engineering-SBL3 Partition’ and browser the file for your device from the folder named ‘Engineering-SBL3s’.Once it’s done just hit ‘Continue’. That’s it and wait till the process is complete. Your Lumia phone will have its bootloader unlocked if you’ve followed the steps correctly. If you have faced some issue while unlocking bootloader, do let us know. We will help you out 🙂 (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Share Tweet +1 TagsLumia Root unlock bootloader Windows PhoneYou may also like Nokia 6, 5 & 3 Have VoLTE Support; Ready for Reliance Jio in IndiaMarch 6, 2017 How to Install Latest Windows 10 Builds on Unsupported Mobile DevicesJuly 1, 2016 How to Transfer Contacts from Windows Phone to AndroidJune 15, 20167 CommentsClick here to post a comment Cancel replyCommentName * Email * Email me when somebody replies to my comment. sina says: May 23, 2017 at 12:32 am i actually used HEX_MPRG and it started working but sending loader is taking too long :/Reply remisuxx says: April 27, 2017 at 2:53 am Hi, i have this error on step 8 : “Error : Unexpected error scanning for loader” Any idea? I have lumia 1320.ThanksReply Rishab Kumar says: April 7, 2017 at 10:41 pm In the Engineering-SBL3s, my phone, L525, is not mentioned. Is it okay to proceed with the file for L520?Reply Saif says: April 8, 2017 at 9:26 am yes it’s fine 🙂Reply Rishab Kumar says: April 8, 2017 at 2:41 pm While flashing the original FFU, I’m getting this error: Error 0x1003 hash mismatch at around 86%. Please advise. Reply Saif says: April 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm Your FFU file Isn’t for your device. please check it. 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