In the following article, we’ll show you how to unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. The fifth iteration in the flip series brings in a slew of noteworthy goodies and some under-the-hood changes when compared to its predecessor.
However, as has been the case with its earlier variants, it’s not as popular as other offerings from Samsung–especially those in the S and A series. And truth be told, that’s along expected lines:
There is hope for you yet, as you have one powerful tool in your arsenal–the ability to gain administrative privileges by rooting your device. This will allow you to welcome the likes of Magisk Modules and LSPosed, among others.
But before we can carry out any of these tasks, we’ll need to unlock the bootloader on your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. With that said, let’s get started!
Benefits and Risks of Unlocked Bootloader
Unlocking the bootloader is the first step in getting the most out of your Android device. For example, flash custom ROMs and use a custom recovery like TWRP. Likewise, rooting allows you to access system files and gain administrative privileges. This will allow you to flash Magisk modules, Xposed Framework, Substratum themes, and Viper4Android.
While tweaking your computer can be a great way to get more out of it, some risks are involved in making changes.
It will wipe off all your data and could nullify the device’s warranty. Likewise, it might trip the Knox counter—meaning apps like Samsung Pay or Secure Folder wouldn’t work properly. The SafetyNet will detect that you are using a banking app, triggering the alarm. If you are OK with that, here’s how to unlock the Galaxy Z Flip 5 bootloader.
How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5
Below is a process that will delete all data from your device. We recommend taking a full backup of your device before proceeding. We and AMS are not responsible for any negative effects or data loss that may occur by following these steps.
1: Enable Developer Options on Galaxy Z Flip 5
- To find your phone’s version, go to Settings > About Phone.
- Then click on Software information.
- To enable Developer Options, tap the Build Number field 7 times.
- You will receive a toast notification: “You’re now a developer.”
- This means that developers have been enabled.
2: Enable OEM Unlock on Galaxy Z Flip 5
- From the Settings menu, select “Developer options.”
- To enable OEM unlocking, turn on the toggle next to it.
- Tap OK or YES in the confirmation dialog box.
3: Boot Galaxy Z Flip 5 to Download Mode
Begin by powering off your device, then press and hold the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons together while connecting the device to a PC via a USB cable.
Release the pressed keys when you see the Warning message on your device. Then press the Volume Up key once more, and your device will be booted into Download Mode.
4: Unlock Bootloader on Galaxy Z Flip 5
- Now, your device will be in Download Mode.
- Press and hold the Volume Up key for about 5 seconds.
- This will put your device into Device Unlock mode.
- If you proceed, you will receive a confirmation message.
To respond to the affirmation, press the Volume Up button on your device. This will wipe all data from your phone and unlock its bootloader. Once you do this, your device will automatically boot into Android OS.
5: Bypass VaultKeeper on Galaxy Z Flip 5
- You should notify the Vaultkeeper that you have unlocked the device’s bootloader.
- To do so, connect your device to a Wi-Fi or cellular network.
- Go to Settings, scroll down until you see an option called “Developer options,” and make sure the box next to it is checked.
- Ensure that your phone’s OEM unlock toggle is turned to the “on” position.
That’s all there is to it. These steps will help you unlock the bootloader on Galaxy Z Flip 5. Please let us know in the comments below if you have any questions or need additional help. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible with an answer.