Unlock Bootloader On Galaxy S23

Our guide will guide you through the process of unlocking the bootloader on your Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra. Galaxy flagships were updated with three new models, and all of them managed to attract the mass market’s attention. Moreover, this time around, it’s not only the general public who are quick on their toes but the tech enthusiasts as well.


While it’s no secret that the S series has always been the most developer-friendly device [specifically it’s Ultra variant], this time around, it has further increased its meteoric rise as it has only been a matter of days since the rooting binary went live as well as the development of a custom recovery.

You must, however, unlock your Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra’s bootloader first before you can do any of these tweaks. That’s exactly what we’ll show you in this guide. Let’s get started.

Unlocking a Bootloader: Benefits and Risks

To take full advantage of Android’s open-source ecosystem, you must unlock the bootloader. You can, for instance, install a custom ROM or flash a custom recovery like TWRP. You will also be able to gain access to the system partition and administrative privileges by rooting your device using Magisk. As a result, you will be able to flash Magisk Modules, Xposed Framework, Substratum Themes, and Viper4Android.

There are, however, a few uninvited risks associated with making these tweaks. The first effect will be that all the data will be lost, and the warranty on the device may be nullified. It will also trip the Knox counter, which will prevent apps like Samsung Pay and Secure Folder from working. It will also trigger the SafetyNet [FIXED], which will prevent you from using banking apps. Having said that, let’s get started with unlocking the bootloader on the Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra

It is strongly recommended that you take a complete device backup before performing the below process. If you perform the following steps, AMS and its members won’t be held responsible if a thermonuclear war breaks out, your alarm doesn’t sound, or any damage occurs to your device or data.

1: Enable Developer Options on Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra

  • Go to Settings > About Phone.

Samsung About Phone

  • Go to the Software information page.

Software information page.

  • You should now tap on the Build Number seven times.

Build Number seven times

  • The toast message “You are now a developer” will appear.

  • It indicates that the Developer Option has been enabled.

Developer Option

2: Enable OEM Unlock on Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra

  • Navigate to Settings > Developer options.

  • Next, enable the toggle next to OEM Unlocking.

OEM Unlocking

  • In the confirmation dialogue box, select YES/Turn On.

3: Boot S23/Plus/Ultra to Download Mode

  • The first step is to turn off your device,

  • Press and hold Vol Up + Vol Down together and connect your device via a USB cable to the PC.

Samsung Download Mode

  • Release the pressed keys as soon as you see the Warning message on your device.

  • The device will boot into Download Mode after you press the Volume Up key once.

4: Unlock Bootloader on S23/Plus/Ultra

  • You will now be booted into Download Mode on your device.

  • Press and hold the Volume Up key for a few seconds.

  • You will then be taken to the Device unlock mode.

  • A confirmation message will now appear, asking whether you are sure you wish to proceed.

Unlock Bootloader on S23/Plus/Ultra

  • To respond to the affirmation, press the Volume Up button.

  • Your device will now be wiped of all data and the bootloader will be unlocked.

  • As soon as you have completed these steps, your device should automatically boot into the operating system.

 5: Bypass VaultKeeper on Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra

  1. It is now necessary for you to notify the Vaultkeeper that the device’s bootloader has been unlocked.

  2. Connect your device to the Internet in order to accomplish this.

  3. Next, go to Settings and enable Developer Options as described in STEP 1.

  4. Additionally, ensure that the OEM unlocking toggle is turned on.

It’s that simple. Here are the steps for unlocking the bootloader on a Galaxy S23/Plus/Ultra. Should you have any questions regarding the aforementioned steps, please let us know in the comments section. A solution will be provided to you as soon as possible.


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