The first thing you need to do before installing a Custom ROM or Custom Recovery or if you want to do any sort of modifications in the system is to enable OEM Unlocking on your device. In this Android Tutorial, we are going to tell you How to enable OEM Unlocking on any Samsung Device. Enable OEM Unlocking is basically like breaking the agreement between you and the manufacturer. OEMs tend to put on a lot of restrictions so the users can’t modify the system. However, at the same time, Android has the OEM Unlock Option which breaks the shackles which were put on by the Manufacturer. Keep on reading as below we are going to tell you How to enable OEM Unlocking on any Samsung Device.
Before we start, let’s make one thing clear. Enabling OEM Unlocking for devices running on Android 5.0+ was not a big problem. You will find an option under the “Developer Options” of the “Settings” app stating “Enable OEM Unlocking” which will be switched off by default. You can simply toggle it to turn it on. Unfortunately, the tables turned with the launch of Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+, and Galaxy Note 8. Samsung has put an extra layer of security which doesn’t let you enable OEM unlocking easily. But anything is possible with Android, and in this Tutorial, we are going to tell you exactly how can you enable OEM Unlock Option on Galaxy S8/S8+, Galaxy S9/S9+, and Galaxy Note 8. Anyhow, this method can be used on any Samsung Device.
How to Enable OEM Unlocking on Any Samsung Device
- Open ‘Settings’ on your phone.
- Now search for ‘Date and Time’ You can find the search option at the top of the screen. Just type in Date and Time to search.
- Toggle off automatic Date and Time update.
- Set the date approximately a month back.
- Now Tap on ‘Developers Options’ and scroll down to find the “Auto Update System” option. Toggle it
- Head back towards ‘Settings’ home-screen and tap on ‘System Update’.
- Disable the option to auto update the system and choose the manual system update. You may receive an error message. Ignore the message and move on to the next step.
- Restart your device.
- Again, open ‘Settings’ app and tap on ‘Developers Options’. You shall now see OEM Unlock Option.
That’s it! Now you know how to enable OEM Unlocking on Any Samsung Device.
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