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How can I unlock the bootloader?

combatxl
Star I

Hey folks

The year 2023 is ending tomorrow. How can I unlock the bootloader of my Zenfone 8 to install an alternative OS and keep the hardware alive? I don't like planned planned obsolescence.

 

Cheers!

 

 

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combatxl
Star I

Thanks for your replies. Unfortunately I have version 33.0210.0210.326  installed on my device which they tell at xda dev is not possible to unlock. Additionally I would like to see an official way from asus, since I payed them for the hardware and would like to keep using it as long as possible (including recent security updates).

You can downgrade to an older firmware and unlock the bootloader, then upgrade back, it's discussed in the xda thread. Obviously you'll lose all your data, but that happens anyway when unlocking.