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Unable to unlock Bootloader on Zenfone 9 and Zenfone 10

totmakina
Star III

 Because the bootloader could not be unlocked on Zenfone 9, I decided to write to Asus Support to be told when it would be possible to unlock the bootloader on Z9 and Z10. The response I received was that it would no longer be possible to unlock the boot on any of these phones. Upon receiving this news I decided not to buy the Z10. I think it is a big mistake that Asus has decided that the boot cannot be unlocked. I don't know if they will change their mind, but there will be many of us who decide NOT to buy it.

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Same here, just got it last Thursday and now I'm planning to return it if nobody buys it😁

I think it is a wise decision. Asus will lose users and will also have bad publicity for having allowed to unlock the BOOT at the beginning and then stop allowing it with excuses that we do not believe

bukowski
Star II

@Mansi_ASUScan we get an update on this? Is it true that Asus won't be brining back the unlock took anymore for the Zenfone 9 and 10? Thanks

The email I received is from the end of July

The best you can get from this guy is "Q3 maybe" out of nowhere, and considering there is less than 60 days before the end of Q3 I honestly think this is the last time we hear from him/her, or it will be spinned to "Q4 maybe or never". I mean, there is literally no logical explanation to this step other than they just simply change trajectory to becoming something like Apple, and we need to deal with it by never buying anything from Asus again unless utterly necessary. After all, they do this to get more money, so it is only fair not to give them any money at all. Then they might notice something is wrong.