How to Unlock Bootloader on Nokia 3.1? FASTBOOT UNLOCK!

In this article, I will demonstrate how to unlock the bootloader on Nokia 3.1 smartphone. So, the company will launch this mid-range smartphone and we are one of the early websites to demonstrate this. Now, let us directly jump to step by step guide on how to unlock the bootloader.

About Nokia 3.1

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Nokia 3.1 smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has a 5.2 inches display with a resolution of 720 by 1440 pixels. A total of 310 pixels per inch.
  • And Nokia 3.1 also comes with Android 8.0 OREO.
  • And under the hood, Nokia 3.1 has a MediaTek MT6750 chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 3GB/2GB Ram and 32GB/16GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on Nokia 3.1 – 13MP rear camera and 8MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the Nokia 3.1 is a non-removable 2990 mAh.

Also, Read – Various Issues on the phone & How to Fix Them. 

Related – How to Fix Heating, Battery Issue & Laggy UI Problem on your Android Phone.

What is Unlock Bootloader? Unlocking bootloader on Nokia 3.1?

Unlocking Bootloader on the Nokia 3.1 smartphone means accessing the way for installing custom recoveries such as TWRP or CWM recovery. Also, rooting your device and installing custom ROMS. Many manufacturers provide smartphones with a locked bootloader and as a result, one need to unlock it before proceeding.  So, Unlocking bootloader is the first step before one can further customize their smartphone.

What are the Pro’s or Advantages of Unlocking Bootloader on Nokia 3.1?

Here are some benefits of unlocking the bootloader on the Nokia 3.1:

  • Firstly, one can root the smartphone after unlocking the bootloader.
  • And you can install TWRP or CWM Recovery on the phone.
  • Also, you will be able to install various custom Roms on the phone.
  • Finally, if you unlock the bootloader on your Nokia 3.1 smartphone, the warranty will be void.

Related Article. Root this phone.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Nokia 3.1?

Let’s unlock the bootloader on the Nokia 3.1:

Unlock Bootloader Nokia 3.1

  • First of all, charge the phone fully.
  • Next, enable USB Debugging on Nokia 3.1 by going to Setting>About>Software>Build Number and Tap on build number repeatedly so that the Developer mode will turn on.
  • And then go back and click on Developer options.
  • In the developer options, there is OEM unlock option then enable that option.
  • First of all, Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC. To do that download ADB here.
  • Install procedure For ADB Fastboot :
    1. Launch it That Require administrator privileges.
    2. Click Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or No to not.
    3. Press Yes to install ADB system wide or No for the current user only
    4. Click Yes to install Drivers or No to skip
    5. Continue the Driver installation
    6. 15 seconds passed – it will finish the process                                    Source – XDA 

  • Also, make sure about the drivers, install properly on the computer. And also, take a backup of the necessary data on the Nokia 3.1.
  • Also, connect your Nokia 3.1 phone to the computer.

Unlock Procedure

  • Next, open the folder where ADB and Fastboot are kept. Open the Command Prompt in the folder by clicking Swift key + right mouse click on an empty space.
  • Once open, type the following command:

adb devices

  • Furthermore, type this command and the Nokia 3.1 phone will boot into the bootloader mode.

adb reboot bootloader

  • Your phone will boot into bootloader and also you will also see bootloader locked. To ensure the drivers are installed properly, type the following command:

fastboot devices

  • As a result, this will show the serial number of the phone, you are OK to proceed. But in case, if no information, then your drivers are not properly installed on the PC.
  • Finally, type the command below to unlock the bootloader on the Nokia 3.1.

fastboot oem unlock

  • And now the process will start, furthermore after the completion type:

fastboot reboot

  • As a result, this will reboot the device wiping all your data and finally successfully unlocking the bootloader on the device.
  • Finally, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on the Nokia 3.1.

Related. Install Custom ROM on this phone. 

In conclusion, Android versions later than lollipop come with an option of OEM Unlock in the developer options. So, its quite easy to unlock the bootloader on any latest smartphone devices. And Still, some of the smartphones may not come with this option. Hence, in order to unlock the bootloader, you need to manually do it via PC.

Related article. Unroot this phone and go back to stock ROM.

If you are encountering any issues regarding bootloader unlocking on Nokia 3.1 then do let me know in the comment section below. Furthermore, I will be happy to assist you 😀