Unlocking the bootloader of your Realme XT opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to customize and optimize your device beyond its stock capabilities. In this guide, we’ll take you through the step-by-step process, ensuring a seamless experience in unleashing the full potential of your Realme XT.
Now, we can unlock the bootloader of Realme XT just like we did for other Realme devices.
The development of Realme devices is slower than Xiaomi’s, but recently, we have seen Realme catching the pace and getting more developments.
Realme XT, the first phone by Realme with a 64-megapixel sensor, was launched last month in India. It has a 6.4-inch Full HD screen protected by Gorilla Glass 5 with a plastic back and has an in-display fingerprint sensor with face unlock that gives a premium feel. The USB Type-C port supports fast charging along with the VOOC charger, which charges the device from 0-60 % within 30 minutes while heating the smartphone, which we can ignore.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 710 Soc and boosted by 4GB, 6 GB and 8GB of RAM with different storage variants. The device runs on the latest ColorOS 6.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie. The 64-megapixel camera lets you capture detailed landscape and close-up photos in all lighting conditions. Even if you zoom more than 5x, you will get a clear, detailed image with the 48-megapixel. The selfie camera, being 16-megapixel, works pretty well in all lighting conditions, but the 4k video recording is not up to the mark.
With a massive 4000mAh battery, the Realme XT can last long throughout the day under moderate usage of gaming, browsing, streaming videos and calling.
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Understanding Bootloader Unlocking
What is a Bootloader?
Before diving into the unlocking process, it’s crucial to comprehend what a bootloader is. A bootloader is a program that initiates the operating system when you power up your device. Unlocking it grants you access to the inner workings of your phone, enabling modifications and installations that are otherwise restricted.
Unlock The Bootloader Of Realme XT
Unlocking any Realme device requires an In-depth Testing APK, which Realme provides, and you need to apply for permission to unlock the bootloader officially.
DISCLAIMER: Technolaty is not liable for any loss or damage you face while unlocking bootloaders or installing custom recoveries, ROMs, kernels, patches etc. You are solely responsible for anything further. Please be advised that unlocking bootloaders on some devices voids the device’s warranty; please check it with the device’s company.
- Keep your mobile’s battery above 50% charged.
- Back up personal data from your smartphone to your computer.
- The USB Cable which is provided in the box
- Install ADB and Fastboot Drivers from here on your computer
- Download Realme XT In-Depth Testing Tool APK
- Update your Realme XT to the latest available update.
- Go to Settings on your phone and then Settings > Security > Enable Unknown Sources.
- Now install the In-Depth Testing Tool APK.
- Follow the screen and install the App. Accept all the terms and conditions and then select Submit Application.
- Once you get the “Review successful” message, tap “Start the in-depth test“. This will reboot your phone into a fastboot window.
- A message should pop up on your screen stating “fast boot_unlock_verify ok”.
- Now, connect your phone to the PC using the USB data cable.
- Go to C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot rig,ht-click on cmd-here, and run as administrator.
- Now type the following command to check if the device is connected to your PC correctly:
- If the drivers are automatically installed and your device is connected, you can see the phone listed with a serial number in the Fastboot Window.
- Now enter the following command to enter bootloader mode:
adb reboot bootloader
- Once the phone comes into bootloader mode, you must type the next order to unlock the bootloader of Realme X
fastboot flashing unlock
- On your smartphone, a warning message will be displayed. Using the Volume up button, select OK and press the Power button. The bootloader will then unlock in a few seconds and reboot automatically.
Now you have officially unlocked the bootloader of Realme XT. The next thing you can do is install TWRP custom recovery, and then you can flash custom ROMs and root Realme XT.
How To Install TWRP On Realme XT
After unlocking the bootloader, the next thing you must do on your phone is charge it. Because unlocking the bootloader takes time, it consumes much battery power.
Installing TWRP custom recovery will help you in many ways. You can take a backup of the entire operating system or any particular partition and restore it later if you brick your device for any reason, but remember to store the backup to an external source. TWRP also helps flash custom ROMs and stock ROMs; you can even flash kernels, patches, mods, custom boot animations, etc.
- ADB and Fastboot must be installed on your computer. We have already done it while unlocking the bootloader.
- Custom Recovery TWRP (mirror) This is an unofficial TWRP developed by thesprintster
- Turn off your device and reboot to TWRP fastboot mode by pressing the Volume Down + Power Button simultaneously until you get a vibration.
- Connect your device to the computer using the data cable
- Go to C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot and right-click on cmd-here and run as administrator
- Type fastboot flash recovery recovery. img and hit enter. You will see the “write successful” message on the CMD window on your computer.
- To check if you have successfully installed TWRP or not. Press and hold the Volume Up + Power Button together until you see the Realme Logo. Release the buttons, and it will boot to the TWRP menu.
With TWRP, you can flash Magisk, which will help you get root access to your Realme XT. You may also flash custom ROMs for your device; check the list of custom ROMs available here.
1. Is unlocking the bootloader safe?
Unlocking the bootloader is generally safe, but it voids your warranty. Ensure you follow the instructions carefully to minimize any risks.
2. Can I relock the bootloader after unlocking?
Relocking the bootloader is possible but usually involves re-flashing the stock firmware. Be aware that this process may also wipe your device.
3. Will unlocking the bootloader improve my phone’s performance?
While unlocking the bootloader itself may not directly enhance performance, it opens the door for optimizations like custom ROMs and kernels that can improve your phone’s speed and responsiveness.
Unlocking the bootloader of your Realme XT is a game-changer, granting you the freedom to personalize your device to your heart’s content. From installing custom ROMs to optimizing performance, the possibilities are vast. Take the plunge, follow the steps diligently, and unlock the true potential of your Realme XT.