Surprise! surprise! Nokia Mobile (HMD Global) has today started the bootloader unlocking of Nokia Android phones. The unlock ability was long due and it is finally happening. As we expected, the warranty will be void post unlocking and the change is ir-reversible!
The first device which can be officially unlocked is the Nokia 8. Interested developers, modders and end-users who have a Nokia 8 can already unlock their device(s). To get started, login to the Nokia website here.
I expect that you already know the risks of unlocking the bootloader. Here’s a reminder:
- All data on the device will be wiped and will be beyond recovery
- Manufacturer’s warranty will be held void
- Some functionality can break, including but not limited to OTA updates, Google Pay & certain banking apps
Nokia’s CPO Juho Sarvikas also announced the news on Twitter.
To the passionate developer and modding community out there, we have news to share!
— Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 27, 2018