How to Fix Galaxy S9 OEM Unlock Option Missing Issue


Samsung has always favored its users when it comes to rooting and customizations. That’s why within in the couple of weeks of the launch of Galaxy S9, developers around the world were able to root the device. We already have official TWRP and root capabilities available for Galaxy S9/S9+. However, whether you want to install TWRP on Galaxy S9 or want to root it without OEM unlock it’s not possible. Therefore, the foremost thing which needs to be done is enable OEM unlock on Galaxy S9. However, apart from touchscreen responsiveness issue, there is another problem which users are facing right now. Many users are reporting that they are not able to see OEM Unlock option, it’s missing for many users. In this Android Tutorial, we will tell you how to fix Galaxy S9 OEM Unlock Option Missing.

The thing to note here is that if you have Snapdragon Variant of Galaxy S9/S9+ then don’t bother finding the OEM Unlock option as the root capabilities and official TWRP support is only extended to Exynos Variants of Galaxy S9. This guide is for those who own Exynos Variant of Galaxy S9 but still can’t find OEM Unlock option.

Galaxy S9 OEM Unlock Option

How to Fix Galaxy S9 OEM Unlock Option Missing Issue

We would like to mention here that below are workarounds only and there is a chance that even after applying the steps mentioned in below guide you still won’t be able to see OEM Unlock Option. This could be due to carrier-locked Galaxy S9 devices or a regional issue.

First of all boot your Galaxy S9 into recovery mode. Then, the first thing you need to do is to factory reset Galaxy S9/S9+, secondly Clear cache on Galaxy S9 & Galaxy S9 Plus.

Factory Reset Galaxy S9/S9+

  • Boot your device into recovery mode.
  • In recovery mode, go to the “wipe data/factory reset” using Volume Down key.
  • Use Power Button to make the selection.
  • When prompted, select Yes to perform the factory reset on Galaxy S9/S9+.

Clear Cache on Galaxy S9/S9+

  • Boot your Galaxy S9/S9+ into recovery mode.
  • In recovery mode, navigate to “wipe cache partition”.
  • Use the power button to make the selection.
  • Select Yes to clear cache on Galaxy S9/S9+.

Once you Enable OEM Unlock on Galaxy S9/S9+, all your data will be removed on next reboot. The best way to avoid this is to enable OEM unlock before putting any of your data on the device. However, if you decided to enable OEM unlock after a while then all you need to do is to flash the DM Verity disabler using TWRP and this will ensure that all of your personal data on the device is not affected.