In this guide, I will show you step by step how to Unlock the Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy M42. You can easily unlock this device by following this guide. I have tried to keep it simple and straightforward so that anyone with basic knowledge can apply the shown steps.
Make sure to read this guide till the end. You will see some Notes and Warnings in between the steps. So, reading the complete guide will prevent errors. However, Unlocking your phone’s Bootloader totally depends on your needs.
The bootloader unlocking process will wipe all data on internal storage. So, make sure to backup your important data! The data can not be recovered. You can follow this guide on how to Backup Android Completely.
- 1 About Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
- 2 Why Unlock Bootloader?
- 3 Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy M42
About Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
The Samsung Galaxy M42 is a newly launched android smartphone. It offers great features for the price. Here is the Key Specification of this smartphone:
- This phone comes with a 6.6 Inches HD Super AMOLED Display.
- Samsung Galaxy M42 is powered by the Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset which is an Octa-Core CPU.
- It has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage.
- Moving to the OS this device runs One UI on top of Android 11 OS.
- It has a Quad Rear-Facing Camera of 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 5 MP and the Selfie camera is a 20 MP camera.
- Moving to the battery it has a Non-removable 5000 mAh battery which also supports Fast charging.
- It has the following sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.
Why Unlock Bootloader?
The bootloader in android is software that performs various hardware checks when your phone starts up. It is responsible for which program to initialize on your device to make the device run.
The bootloader is usually locked on an Android device; the manufacturer wants you to stick to their Android Version, OS Version specifically designed for your phone.
Once you Unlock the Bootloader of your phone, you can Root your device, Install Custom ROM, Custom Recovery, Mods, etc. The bootloader is a handy feature that will allow you to do advanced stuff with your android.
Also, if you are a Custom Rom lover, then to install custom ROM you have to unlock the bootloader of your device.
But before we proceed to the unlocking process. Let me explain to you the Advantages & Disadvantages of Unlocking Bootloader.
Advantages of Unlocking
Here are some Pros or Advantages of Unlocking Samsung Galaxy M42:
- Easily Root your smartphone.
- Overclock your device CPU.
- Uninstall preloaded bloatware apps.
- Take full android backup (Nandroid Backup)
- You can install custom ROMs to tweak your kernel.
Disadvantages of Unlocking
Here are some Cons or Disadvantages of Unlocking Samsung Galaxy M42:
- The phone warranty will get void.
- Samsung Galaxy M42 will no longer Secure.
- You may face lagging issues on Samsung Galaxy M42.
- If anything goes wrong, then your device is bricked.
- Take the full backup of your android.
- Fully Charge your smartphone to prevent boot loop problems.
- This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy M42. Do not try it on any other android devices.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy M42
As you know, the unlocking process requires a complicated process, but on Samsung devices, it’s straightforward. You can easily unlock your device by following the below steps.
Step 1: Enable Developer Option on Samsung Galaxy M42.
- To do this, go to Settings → About → Software Information → More.
- Tap on Build Number 7-8 times until you see a message “Developer option enabled.”
- As you can see from the above screenshot.
Step 2: Enable USB Debugging, OEM Unlocking, and Developer option.
- Now go back to Settings → Developer Options.
- Enable USB Debugging as well as OEM unlocking.
- You can also follow the above screenshot.
Step 3: Unlocking Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy M42.
- To unlock the bootloader on your Samsung device, turn off your phone.
- Press and hold
Volume Down + Volume Upkeys together, then while pressing these keys connecting the phone to PC with USB Cable Data, release all keys when Download Mode appears.
- Now long-press the Volume Up button to unlock the bootloader.
- Again press Volume Up key to confirm the unlocking.
- Congrats! You have successfully Unlocked the Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy M42.
Furthermore, you can Install TWRP Recovery and Root Samsung Galaxy M42 using Magisk. Check out the related article; we have shared more guides on Samsung Galaxy M42.
So, this is all about how to Unlock the Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy M42. I have shown you the easiest method to Unlock this smartphone.
The method that I have shown you is the universal way of unlocking the bootloader on Samsung phones.
I hope this method worked on your device. If you want to ask any questions related to the guide, please comment down below. We would love to hear from you!