How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

In this guide, we will show you the steps to unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. The fifth iteration in the flip series brings in a slew of noteworthy goodies and some under-the-hood changes when compared to its predecessor. However, as has been the case with its earlier variants, the device isn’t quite as popular as other offerings from Samsung, especially, it S and A series. And truth be told, it’s along the expected lines.

With that said, there’s still light at the end of the tunnel as you do have one powerful tool in your arsenal- the ability to gain administrative privileges by rooting your device. This in turn will allow you to welcome the likes of Magisk Modules, LSPosed, and tons of other custom binaries. However, before you can carry out any of these tasks, you’ll have to unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along.

Benefits and Risks of Unlocked Bootloader

Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5

Unlocking the bootloader is the gateway to extracting the maximum benefits of Android’s open-source ecosystem. For example, you will be able to install a custom ROM or flash a custom recovery like TWRP. Likewise, you will also be able to get access to the system partition as well as administrative privileges by rooting your device via Magisk. This will then allow you to flash Magisk ModulesXposed FrameworkSubstratum Themes, and Viper4Android.

However, carrying out these tweaks brings in a few uninvited risks as well. To begin with, it will wipe off all the data and could nullify the device’s warranty. Likewise, it will trip the Knox counter, hence apps like Samsung Pay and Secure Folder might not function. The SafetyNet will be triggered as well [FIXED], thereby preventing you from using banking apps [FIXED]. So if that’s well and good then let’s get started with the steps to unlock the bootloader on Galaxy Z Flip 5.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5

The below process will wipe off all the data, so take a complete device backup beforehand. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

STEP 1: Enable Developer Options on Galaxy Z Flip 5

  1. Head over to Settings > About Phone.
    Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5
  2. Then go to Software information.
    Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5
  3. Now tap on Build Number 7 times.
    Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5
  4. You will get a toast message “You’re now a developer”.
  5. This signifies that the Developer Option has been enabled.
    Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5

STEP 2: Enable OEM Unlock on Galaxy Z Flip 5

  1. Head over to Settings >Developer options.
  2. Then enable the toggle next to OEM Unlocking.
    Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5
  3. Tap YES/Turn On in the confirmation dialog box.

STEP 3: Boot Galaxy Z Flip 5 to Download Mode

  1. Start by powering off your device,
  2. Then press and hold Vol Up + Vol Down together and connect your device to the PC via a USB cable.
    Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5
  3. As soon as you see the Warning message on your device, release the pressed keys.
  4. Finally, press the Volume Up key once and your device will be booted to Download Mode.

STEP 4: Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy Z Flip 5

  1. As of now, your device will be booted to Download Mode.
  2. So press and hold the Volume Up key for a few seconds.
  3. This will take you to the Device unlock mode.
  4. You will now get a confirmation message whether you are sure to proceed ahead.
    Unlock Bootloader Galaxy Z Flip 5
  5. So use the Volume Up button to reply to the affirmation.
  6. It will now wipe all the data on your device and subsequently unlock the bootloader.
  7. Once that is done, your device should then automatically boot up to the OS.

STEP 5: Bypass VaultKeeper on Galaxy Z Flip 5

  1. You will now have to notify the Vaultkeeper that you unlocked the device’s bootloader.
  2. To do so, connect your device to the internet.
  3. Now go to Settings and enable Developer Options as mentioned in step 1.
  4. Likewise, make sure that the OEM unlocking toggle is turned on as well.

That’s it. These were the steps to unlock the bootloader on Galaxy Z Flip 5. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.


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