It seems that Nokia has declared war on the intrusive modification of its phones. If you are a user who likes to modify your Nokia by unlocking the bootloader, installing custom ROMs and so on, Don't update to the August security patch. You will find yourself with an unpleasant surprise.
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This patch completely block bootloader access, making it impossible to unlock it. This has unleashed the fury of certain users as it is a drastic measure that does not hide when going against the modification of their devices.
09/28/2018: Nokia allows you to unlock the bootloader on Nokia 8
To the passionate developer and modding community out there, we have news to share!
You can now unlock the bootloader of your # Nokia8. #BootloaderUnlock #Nokiamobilehttps: //t.co/v61TmWNbV9 pic.twitter.com/EUuuzf3cKq
– Juho Sarvikas (@sarvikas) September 27, 2018
One of Nokia's top executives has confirmed that it is now possible to unlock the Nokia 8 bootloader through its website. Remember that after this process, what you do with the mobile is your responsibility, and not Nokia.
It is expected that in the coming weeks they will open this possibility to the rest of the brand's mobiles. We will keep you informed in each update.
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If you wanted to unlock the bootloader on your Nokia, the August patch will prevent it
This has been confirmed by some users through social networks, which after updating to the patch this August, They have seen that they could not unlock the bootloader. If you had it unlocked before this does not affect you, since this patch does not block the starter again, but if not, if you update you will not be able to do anything.
If you plan to unlock the bootloader for your phone, DO NOT INSTALL August and September 2018 security update.After update, you won’t be able to unlock the bootloader again. If you’ve unlocked the bootloader before, you’ll be unaffected. Here’s how to disable auto update. pic.twitter.com/RTpAqeXRpY
– Hikari Calyx (@Hikari_Calyx) August 21, 2018
You can make a downgrade using fastboot to enter the July patch again. While it is true that the modification in Android at these levels is not as widespread as years ago, it is very striking that Nokia (HMD Global) has decided to do this without notifying its users, going totally against these types of modifications after contradictory positions.
Almost a year ago since HMD Global promised a tool to unlock the Nokia bootloaders, and there have been many occasions in which it first claimed to be against these modifications (it makes sense since its entire family is Android One) and then It positioned itself in favor, confusing users.
Actually, the number of users who are complaining about this fact is not very high. A request was made on Change.org for HMD to rectify and allow bootloader unlocking of its devices, but the request reached only 700 signatures. Does it really make up for unlocking today, especially if it is an Android One phone (which ensures 2 years of security updates)? Only users have the answer to that.
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