How To Unlock Realme U1 Bootloader with RMX1831EX_11.A.07 Build

If you have been wanting to unlock the bootloader of your Realme U1, you can do so now. A few days ago the company issued a software update for the Realme U1 device. The update’s build number is RMX1831EX_11.A.07 and is based on ColorOS 5.2.1. The changelog of this update is very short, with just two changes. The first change is the updated Android security patch to March 2019. The second change is the most important one. It enables the possibility to unlock the bootloader of the phone.

The Realme U1 is a phone with good specifications and a low price. Many users have this device because of this reason. However, a big issue with this device has been the fact that is it impossible to unlock the bootloader. As a result, users cannot install custom ROMs, kernels or modify the firmware of the device. All of this changes with the new update.

How to unlock the bootloader on Realme U1

Before you can actually go ahead and unlock the bootloader of the phone, you have to install the latest update. If you do not have the latest build already installed, you cannot proceed with the unlocking process of the bootloader.

Install RMX1831EX_11.A.07 update

The new firmware comes as an OTA update. The rollout is staged so it might take a while for it to reach your phone. If you do not want to wait, you can manually install it.

Method 1 –  Simple Mode

  1. Download the firmware from the link above. Transfer the file to the internal storage of your phone.
  2. Open File Manager and go to the folder where the update file is located.
  3. Tap on the file and select Update Now. realme firmware update
  4. Wait for the file to be installed.

Method 2 – Recovery Mode

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  1. Download the firmware from the link above. Transfer the file to the internal storage of your phone.
  2. Press and hold the power button to turn off your device.
  3. Press and hold the volume down and power keys at the same time. The phone will enter in recovery mode.
  4. In recovery, select Install from storage device.
  5. Select From phone storage or From SD card, depending on where you have put the file.
  6. Select the firmware and tap on OK.
  7. Wait for the file to be installed.

That is it. The phone will be updated to the latest firmware and you will be able to unlock the bootloader.

How to unlock the bootloader on Realme U1

The company has yet to release the official unlocking guide. However, it is expected to do so very soon, so bookmark this page because we will include the tutorial once it becomes available.

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