How to Unlock Bootloader on Realme C1 without Unlock Tool or In-Depth Test Tool

In this tutorial, we will show you how to unlock the bootloader on Realme C1. The 6.2-inch screen has a 720 x 1520 pixel resolution, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Out of the box, the device was launched with ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. There is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset with an Adreno 506 GPU. It comes in a single variant, 16GB internal storage, and 2GB of RAM. There is a 13+2MP dual camera setup that can record videos at 1080p@30fps. On the front, there is a single 13MP camera. Talking about sensors, you get the accelerometer, proximity, compass.

All these features are supported by a 4230 mAh battery, which should be sufficient to make your device last a day on normal usage. While there isn’t any mind-blogging feature, but the price segment to which it belongs totally justifies its feature list. Furthermore, thanks to the open-source nature if Android, you could explore its full potential by unlocking its bootloader. And in this guide, we will be doing just that. So without further, let’s start the guide on how to unlock bootloader on Realme C1. The icing on the cake? Well, we won’t be needing the Realme Unlock or In-Depth Test tool for the unlocking process!


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Advantages of an Unlocked Bootloader

There are plenty of goodies associated with a device having an unlocked bootloader. To begin with, you could replace the stock recovery on your device via a custom recovery like TWRP, install tons of mods, frameworks, and themes, flash ZIP and IMG files, etc. The biggest advantage is the ability to get administrative privileges in the form of the root. Likewise, you could even install an altogether new OS on your device in the form of Custom ROMs. While all this does seem to intrigue the tech enthusiasts, there are some risks that come with an unlocked bootloader. Let’s have a look at that as well, only then we will be painting the complete picture.

Risks of an Unlocked Bootloader

First of all, your device is now more prone to security attacks. Your device’s warranty will also become null and void. Similarly, the process will wipe all the data from your device. Apps like Google Pay, Netflix, and Pokemon GO might not function properly as well. The entire process is itself risky, and if not done correctly might brick your device or send it to a bootloop state.

So all this might have given you the perfect idea as to the risks and perks with an unlocked bootloader. If you have made up your mind, then proceed with the steps to unlock the bootloader on Realme C1.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Realme C1

Before we list out the steps to do so, there are a few prerequisites to keep in mind. Make sure to follow each one of them.

Prerequisites

  • To begin with, create a complete backup of your Realme device. This is because unlocking the bootloader will wipe off all the data on your device.
  • Next up, enable USB Debugging on your device as well. For that, head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Then go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
    usb-debugging-android
  • Similarly, you will also have to enable OEM unlocking. For that, again head over to Developer Options and enable the OEM Unlocking toggle.
    oem unlock bootloader

That is it. Now proceed with the below steps to unlock the bootloader on your Realme C1.

Keep in mind that Bootloader Unlocking is a risky process if not done correctly. In that regard, you are completely aware of the associated risks as well. Proceed ahead at your own risk. Droidwin or any of its member won’t be held responsible if anything happens to your device, (although the help is just a comment away).

Instructions Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Realme C1

  1. Connect your Realme C1 to PC via USB cable.
  2. Head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
    command prompt twrp
  3. Now type in the below command to boot your device to Fastboot/Bootloader mode:
    adb reboot bootloader

    realme c1 fastboot
    Fastboot Mode Realme C1
  4. Next up, type in the following code and if you get an alpha-numeric string followed by the fastboot keyword, it signifies a successful Fastboot connection:
    fastboot devices
  5. Finally, enter the below code to unlock the bootloader on your Realme device:
    fastboot flashing unlock
  6. Upon executing the above command, you should get a confirmation message on your device. use the Volume Keys to highlight the UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER message and hit the Power key to confirm the decision.
    unlock bootloader confirmation message
  7. When you do so, your device will reboot and enter the in-depth test mode. All the user data will be wiped off and the process will then be completed.

So this is all from this guide on how to unlock bootloader on Realme C1. Do notes that the first boot might take some time, this is completely normal. After your device reboots, you might have to set it up from scratch, considering data wipe has taken place. Furthermore, you might also get a Bootloader Unlocked warning message every time your device boots, again nothing to worry about. In that note, if you have queries with respect to any of the above-mentioned steps, do let us know in the comments section below.

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