Realme released its pocket-friendly smartphone Realme 6 a couple of months back, which has some promising hardware specifications. The company has released the kernel source code, and now you can unlock the bootloader of Realme 6 officially.
In general, all the Realme devices bootloader is locked. To unlock the bootloader, you need a signed apk for the device from the company. The unlocking tool is named deep-testing, which varies from device-to-device as the apk is approved for the particular codename of the mobile.
Unlocking the bootloader of Realme 6 is easy and requires a computer and the USB data cable with few drivers installed before proceeding. We will tell you everything on how to unlock the bootloader of Realme 6 officially, but first, let us have a quick look at the specs of the device.
Realme 6 is the lighter version of the Realme 6 Pro and has a screen size of 6.5-inches, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels with 40 PPI density. One of the smartphones that support the 90Hz screen refresh rate at this price. The device runs on the latest Android 10 operating system based on Realme UI 2.0 and is powered by Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T processor. To back up the graphics, it has Mali G76 MC4 GPU installed that provides a smooth gaming experience.
Coming to the camera part, Realme 6 has a rear quad setup camera with 64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, 8 MP, f/2.3, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm, 2 MP, f/2.4, 22mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.75µm and 2 MP B/W, f/2.4, (depth). And on the front, we can see a 16 16 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.0µm that can record 1080p videos at 30 frame per second.
The smartphone comes with the latest connectivity where we see Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Radio, USB Type-C, and it also features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass. To power this beast, Realme has installed a non-removable Li-Po 4300 mAh battery that supports 30W charging and can charge the device to 100% in just 55 minutes. Realme 6 comes in three variants of 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM and supports UFS 2.1 storage.
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Realme 6 Bootloader Unlocking Guide
Now let’s get back to unlock the bootloader of Realme 6 and get the things ready for the process.
Why Do We Need To Unlock The Bootloader?
A bootloader allows you to boot to the system with the installed operating system, which has been pre-installed by the manufacturer. You cannot change the operating system, or the boot order without unlocking it. It is locked because of security reasons, and also the company wants you to use the optimized operating system made for the device.
Some advanced Android users want to unlock it because it allows them to install a custom recovery, followed by install any custom ROM of their choice that is available in the Android after-market. Once you unlock the bootloader of Realme 6 you can root your device and block site-wide advertisements, install YouTube mods, etc.
Advantages of Bootloader Unlocking
- You can install custom ROMS like Pixel Experience, LineageOS, HavocOS, etc.
- You can install TWRP, PitchBlack, OrangeFox custom recoveries.
- Take backups and restore them in case of a boot failure.
- You can install Magisk or SuperSu and root your device.
Disadvantages of Bootloader Unlocking
- You will void the warranty of the device.
- There may be problems installing any kind of updates from the company.
- If the correct ROM or kernel is not installed, then you may end up bricking your device.
Officially Unlock The Bootloader of Realme 6
The procedure to unlock any Realme device requires a unique tool known as the deep-testing tool to unlock the bootloader, that we have mentioned earlier. You will need a computer that involves few commands to be sent on your Realme 6 when the process is started.
- Take the backup of the files, photos, videos, etc. from your mobile to a PC.
- Charge the device above 50% at least.
- Download and install the ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC.
- USB Type-C Data Cable.
- Your Realme 6 must be running on the latest Realme UI. Check for the update and install, if any, before proceeding.
- Download the Realme 6 Deep-Testing APK Tool. (coming soon)
Step 1: Install the Deep-Testing APK on your Realme 6
Step 2: Tap on the “Start Applying” button on your mobile screen.
Step 3: On the next page, tick agrees to the terms and tap on “Submit Application.”
Step 4: You will get a message to submit the application, tap on it.
Step 5: Now wait for one hour and open the Deep-Testing app again. You will get a message, “Review Successful.”
Step 6: Tap on “Start the in-depth test.”
Step 7: Your Realme 6 will boot to the fast boot mode where it will show you “fast boot_unlock_verify ok” message on the screen.
Now on your computer:
Step 1: Connect your Realme 6 to the computer with the help of USB data cable.
Step 2: Go to C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot and right-click on py_cmd.exe and run it as administrator (for Windows 64 bit systems)
Step 3: Type “ADB reboot bootloader” and hit enter.
Step 4: When your Realme 6 boots into the Fastboot mode, then type the following command on the CMD window on your computer “fastboot flashing unlock” and press enter.
Step 5: Next, on your device, you will see two options. Select “Unlock The Bootloader” using the volume button to navigate and power button to confirm.
Well done, now you know how to unlock the bootloader of Realme 6 officially. Next, you can install Magisk and root your device, install custom ROMs, and much more.
Unlocking bootloader is legal and helps you free your phone in many ways. The unlocking bootloader is the first stage of playing around with your Android device with many mods, custom ROMS, kernels, recoveries. Realme has released the kernel source codes on Github, but the development has not started yet on any Android forums for Realme 6. However, once it is started, we will share it with you over here.