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How to Unlock Bootloader & Root Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Unlock Bootloader
Written by Hassan Abbas

The Samsung S series recently announced Galaxy S10 Lite. Samsung amazed everyone by releasing the S10 Lite at an amazing price. Also, it looks like Samsung is targeting the OnePlus. However, the phone packs the last year’s flagship Snapdragon 855 processor. If we talk about the device performance than its quite the same as other Samsung flagship devices. But if you want some extra features then you need to root your device. Here in this guide, you will learn How to Root Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and how to unlock bootloader on Galaxy S10 Lite.

The next Samsung S series is coming soon and going to launch with three different models. Yes, you are absolutely right it is going to be Samsung Galaxy S20. But make sure S10 Lite preferred by many users due to its reasonable price. Samsung S10 Lite has amazing features like a triple rear camera setup with a 48 Mp main sensor. Rooting the Android will add features like third party themes, adding custom fonts, different Xposed modules and much more. If you want to root any phone we have to first unlock the bootloader of that phone.

All Samsung phones run on OneUI. So, the Galaxy S10 Lite comes with OneUI 2.0 is based on Android 10. And because of the multi-layer security, it is complex to root Samsung phones. But it’s not impossible. Still, we use Magisk to root Samsung phones including the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. Special thanks to the Magisk developer Topjohnwu for this convenient method.

How to Root Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite

Samsung is no doubt the most favorite brands in the field of custom development like custom ROMs, custom Kernels, custom Recovery and much more. However, it means the device will get ROMs and Recoveries very soon. You can still root your phone before the custom development begins. There are many benefits of rooting but also there are some drawbacks like it will trip Knox and needs unlocking the bootloader. Below you will find the article to unlock the bootloader.

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite Unlock Bootloader

By default, all the Smartphones come with a locked bootloader. But if you want to root any phone we have to first unlock the bootloader. Samsung comes to OneUI from Experience UI and it is more secure and comes with dual-layer security. Also, it makes the process complex to unlock bootloader on Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite. But if you want to play with advance features and other ROMs then you want to first unlock the bootloader of Samsung S10 Lite.

Step 1:

Initially, the unlocking bootloader will reset the device so you must make take a complete backup of data.

Step 2:

Also, open Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S10 lite and move to About Phone section.

Step 3:

Now look for Build Number and tap on it about 7-8 times to turn on developer options on your Samsung Galaxy S10 lite phone.

Step 4:

Also, move back to Settings and then head over to Additional Options > Developer Settings.

Step 5:

In developer options, enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

How To Unlock OEM:

  • Initially open your android phone Settings.
  • Also, move to System settings and then click on advanced.
  • Here you’ll find the Developer option open it.
  • Now move down until you find the OEM unlocking or OEM unlock option.
  • Now click on OEM unlock to enable it.
  • That’s all!
Step 6:

Then switch off your phone. Also, press & hold Volume Down + Power button simultaneously and then connect it to PC via USB Cable.

Step 7:

Now release both buttons when you see the Warning screen appears. Once done, now press the Volume Up button once and the Samsung Galaxy S10 lite will boot into Download Mode.

Step 8:

When the device is in the Download Mode, long press Volume Up button to unlock the bootloader of Galaxy S10 lite phones. Now it will remove all data from the phone and unlock the bootloader.

Step 9:

Automatically your phone will boot into the system. Then follow step 2 and step 3 to turn on developer options again.

All done!

The same procedure you can use to unlock the bootloader of other Android phones. After unlocking the bootloader, you are all set to root your phone. So if you like to root your Android phone then follow the below article

Prerequisites

Root Samsung S10 Lite Using Magisk

Samsung phones with OneUI are difficult to root due to different file systems and partition. After complete research, we can now root Samsung phones. While using a patched file is the common procedure that is working for some of the Android phones. There are many procedures to root Samsung phones. Procedures are like using custom recovery and magisk patched files. But now custom recovery is not available for Samsung S10 Lite so in this guide we use Magisk Patched file to root Galaxy S10 Lite.

Step 1:

Firstly, extract the downloaded Firmware and the Odin tool zip file on your PC.

Step 2:

Copy (CTRL+C) the AP tar file to your Android phone storage.

Step 3:

Install or Download the Magisk Manager on your Android phone and open the App.

Step 4:

In the Magisk Manager tap on Install > Install.

Step 5:

A few options popup so pick ‘Select and Patch a File’.

Step 6:

Now locate and choose the AP tar file and wait for a while for the patching.

Step 7:

And once patching ends, the output file saved in the Download folder with name magisk_patched.tar.

Step 8:

Now Ctrl+C the magisk_patched.tar file on your PC also copy it to your folder firmware for your ease.

Step 9:

Once done, run the Odin Flash tool on your PC after opening Odin.exe.

Step 10:

Now switch to the Options tab in the Odin tool and unmark Auto-Reboot.

Step 11:

On the tools right side simply tap on the AP and locate the magisk_patched file. Tap on the BL and load the BL file from extracted firmware. Same as above load the CP and CSC file in its respective section.

Step 12:

Now, boot your Samsung S20 in the Download Mode so first turn off your phone. Simply follow Step 6 and Step 7 from above unlocking the bootloader section.

Step 13:

Attach your phone to PC ignore if already connected. The tool will now analyze your phone that you can view in blue color near ID: COM.

Step 14:

Once everything is done then tap on the Start button. Now it will begin flashing the Firmware including Magisk patched file.

Step 15:

Wait for few minutes and after completion, it will display Pass message. Now disconnect your mobile and follow the below-mentioned steps carefully.

Step 16:

Now carefully boot into the rooted system using the following button combination.

  • Press & hold the Volume Up + Power button simultaneously and release all the buttons when you view the warning screen.
Step 17:

All done, you’ll now you successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite.

After rooting you still have to be careful about a few things. These things are like you need to reboot into specific partitions like recovery, non-root system, root system and more. So to boot into a specific system follow the shortcut buttons mention below.

  • The system without Root: Normal power-up
  • Recovery Mode: Press & hold Volume Up + Power button simultaneously and when you view the Warning screen release the Power button only but keep pressing Volume Up button until you view Recovery.

Conclusion:

So here is the complete article on How to Root Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite with Magisk or how to unlock bootloader on Samsung S10 Lite. If you have any questions and queries regarding the guide then share it in the comment section.

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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