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How to enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo

Want to enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo? Here’s complete guide to fastboot OEM unlock and allow bootloader to be unlocked in android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0, Nougat 7.1.2, marshmallow 6.0 and other devices. To enable OEM, you need to unlock the bootloader in your android Oreo devices such as Google Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel 2 XL, nexus 6P/5X and more.

After enable OEM unlock, your android device protection features will not work on this device while this setting is tuned on. Several users reported no OEM unlock in developer options issues. Most of all android devices have same process to activate it. Follow below given step by step process to enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo devices.

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How to enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo

To turn on OEM unlock and unlock bootloader, first of all make sure enable developer options in your Oreo, Nougat, marshmallow and other devices.

How to enable developer mode in android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0:

Step 1: Go to settings in your Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap on system


Step 3: Tap on about phone

Step 4: Scroll down at the end of page and tap on Build number 7 times

You can see this message in your android Oreo device screen: You are now a developer!

To see developer options settings go to Settings > system > Developer options

In Oreo developer options, you can see several useful options such as USB debugging, show cache processes, logger buffer size, OEM unlocking, debug app, window animation scale, background process limit, inactive apps, Bluetooth Audio code and more.

Enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo:

Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo

Step 2: Tap on system

Step 3: Tap on developer options

Unlock bootloader in android 8 Oreo

By default disable OEM unlocking in your android Oreo, Nougat, marshmallow and other devices.

Step 4: Turn on toggle button of OEM unlocking

Step 5: Confirm your Pattern lock/Pin number/Password if set

You’ll see pop up message on screen: Allow OEM unlocking?

Enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo

Step 5: Tap on Enable

How to enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo

Now turn on OEM unlocking in your android Oreo 8.1 & 8.0 and other devices. You’ll also unlock OEM in android Oreo using USB debugging and fastboot also. After unlocking OEM, you’ll install custom ROMs.

We hope this makes it clear how to enable OEM unlocking in android 8 Oreo. Do you still have questions? Feel free to leave them in below comment section. Stay and connected with us for daily latest android technology updates.

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One comment

  1. OEM Unlocking is not an available option on my new Samsung Galaxy S8 Active.
    Yes, Developer Options is active, that option is just missing entirely.

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