How to Unlock Bootloader on VIVO NEX A: OEM Unlock

In this article, I will demonstrate how to unlock the bootloader on VIVO NEX A 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 VIVO NEX A

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched VIVO NEX A smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has 6.259 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 by 2316 pixels. A total of 338 pixels per inch.
  • And NEX A also comes with Android 8.1 OREO.
  • And under the hood, NEX A has a Snapdragon 710 Octa-core chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 6 GB Ram and 128 GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on NEX A – 12 MP + 5 MP dual rear camera and 8 MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the phone is a non-removable 4000 mAh.

What is Unlock Bootloader? Unlocking bootloader on VIVO NEX A?

Unlocking Bootloader on any 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 VIVO NEX A?

Here are some benefits of unlocking the bootloader:

  • 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 smartphone, the warranty will be void.

How to Unlock Bootloader on VIVO NEX A?

Unlock Bootloader VIVO NEX A

Let’s unlock the bootloader on the VIVO NEX A:

    • First of all, charge the phone fully.
    • Next, enable USB Debugging on NEX A 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.
  • Finally, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on the VIVO NEX A.
  • UPDATE 7th JULY – This article is under development and needs an update. VIVO has high security on their smartphones & needs individual development. This is a newly launched smartphone, therefore, will take some time. I will update the article ASAP 😀
  • And next step is to Install TWRP Recovery on VIVO NEX A or Install CWM Recovery on VIVO NEX A.
  • After you had successfully installed the custom recovery, How to root VIVO NEX A.
  • And now it’s time to install your favorite custom ROM on the phone. How to Install custom ROM on VIVO NEX A.

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. How to unroot VIVO NEX A and go back to stock ROM.

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