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Bootloader Status Check?

  1. donalgodon
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 7, 2014

    donalgodon , Jul 7, 2014 :
    Is there any way to simply check the current status of the bootloader (locked or unlocked)?
     

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  2. jase33
    Jelly Bean Jul 7, 2014


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  3. donalgodon
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 7, 2014

    donalgodon , Jul 7, 2014 :
    On the device, it simply says "Fastboot Mode"

    Do you mean that the status will be reflected in the PC's terminal window?
     

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  4. kp1234
    Community Veteran Jul 7, 2014

    kp1234 , Jul 7, 2014 :
    Should be right there (granted this is a pic of a Nexus 5 I grabbed off Google Images but it should be very similar)


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  5. donalgodon
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 7, 2014

    donalgodon , Jul 7, 2014 :
    There's no textual feedback at all on the Fastboot screen on the OPO. It simply shows "Fastboot mode" and a picture of the CM mascot CID's face.
     

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  6. xxroyalxtigerxx
    Honeycomb Jul 7, 2014


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  7. donalgodon
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 7, 2014

    donalgodon , Jul 7, 2014 :
    Sure, I know that. I've already unlocked it, but I did an OTA and I've heard that it relocks the bootloader, so I wanted to check the current status, rather than just unlocking it again, since that wipes everything.
     

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  8. kp1234
    Community Veteran Jul 7, 2014

    kp1234 , Jul 7, 2014 :
    Unless you bought a pre-unlocked and pre-rooted edition from a scalper like TechnoBuffalo did :p

     

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  9. xxroyalxtigerxx
    Honeycomb Jul 7, 2014

    xxroyalxtigerxx , Jul 7, 2014 :
    No , go into your developer options and uncheck "Update Cm Recovery" and it don't relock every time
     

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  10. kp1234
    Community Veteran Jul 7, 2014


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  11. donalgodon
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 7, 2014

    donalgodon , Jul 7, 2014 :
    Yeah, I understood that this was the case after I did the OTA, but I'm not actually sure if I unchecked checked that or not, so again, I'm simply asking:

    Is there any functional method to check the current status of the bootloader on the device?
     

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  12. xxroyalxtigerxx
    Honeycomb Jul 7, 2014

    xxroyalxtigerxx , Jul 7, 2014 :
    I don't think so
     

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  13. housry23
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 8, 2014

    housry23 , Jul 8, 2014 :
    I don't think an OTA would relock the bootloader. It never has on any other device I've had before. Also, there's no real GUI for checking if it's unlocked. You can try to flash a recovery in bootloader(fastboot) and see if it flashes. If so, it's not locked. If you already have a custom recovery and even if the bootloader is locked, it doesn't matter. It won't affect flashing anything.
     

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  14. riptide_wave
    Froyo Jul 8, 2014


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  15. Sparkitux
    Honeycomb Jul 8, 2014

    Sparkitux , Jul 8, 2014 :
    If it wipes your phone you are golden.
     

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  16. inffy
    KitKat Jul 8, 2014

    inffy , Jul 8, 2014 :
    Did you even tried to understand what he asked?

    He wanted to check the status of his bootloader
     

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  17. Mechanical
    Gingerbread Jul 8, 2014

    Mechanical , Jul 8, 2014 :
    As everyone has mentioned already, Fastboot only shows the CyanogenMod's Cid (the blue face) with the text "fastboot". Nothing about the actual device itself.

    That is very interesting, I'll make sure to add that to the OS X Toolkit tomorrow so people can confirm it when they've unlocked it. Thanks.
     

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  18. marcy9487
    Jelly Bean Jul 8, 2014

  19. agoinfly
    Marshmallow Jul 8, 2014


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  20. Quam
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 8, 2014

    Quam , Jul 8, 2014 :
    I checked, OTA doesn't not lock the bootloader again when it was unlocked before.
     

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