How to Unlock Bootloader on Samsung US/Canada Devices with Fix Gen V1 1
If you own a Samsung device from the US or Canada, you might be frustrated by the locked bootloader that prevents you from flashing custom ROMs or kernels. However, there is a way to unlock the bootloader using a tool called Fix Gen V1 1, which is developed by XDA member unsamlock. In this article, we will show you how to use Fix Gen V1 1 to unlock the bootloader on your Samsung device.
What is Fix Gen V1 1
Fix Gen V1 1 is a tool that can generate a custom firmware for your Samsung device that bypasses the bootloader lock. The tool works by modifying the boot image and injecting a custom recovery that allows you to flash any ROM or kernel you want. The tool supports most Samsung devices from the US and Canada, including the Galaxy S20, S10, Note 10, Note 9, S9, S8, Note 8, and more.
How to Use Fix Gen V1 1
Before you use Fix Gen V1 1, you need to have some prerequisites:
A Windows PC with Samsung USB drivers installed.
A Samsung device with at least 50% battery charge.
A USB cable to connect your device to your PC.
A backup of your data, as unlocking the bootloader will erase everything on your device.
Enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking on your device. To do this, go to Settings > About phone > Software information and tap on Build number seven times. Then go back to Settings > Developer options and enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
Once you have everything ready, follow these steps:
Download Fix Gen V1 1 from this XDA thread and extract it on your PC.
Run FixGen.exe as administrator and select your device model from the list.
The tool will download the stock firmware for your device and patch it with the custom recovery.
Once the patching is done, the tool will ask you to put your device in download mode. To do this, power off your device and press and hold Volume Down + Bixby + Power buttons until you see a warning screen. Then press Volume Up to confirm.
Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable and wait for the tool to detect it.
The tool will flash the patched firmware on your device using Odin. Do not disconnect or interrupt the process.
Once the flashing is done, your device will reboot automatically. You should see a new boot logo with \"Unsamlock\" written on it.
Your device is now unlocked and you can flash any ROM or kernel you want using the custom recovery.
Fix Gen V1 1 is a handy tool that can help you unlock the bootloader on your Samsung US/Canada device without waiting for official updates or paying for third-party services. The tool is easy to use and supports most Samsung models. However, unlocking the bootloader will void your warranty and may trigger Knox security features. Therefore, use it at your own risk and make sure you backup your data before proceeding. 061ffe29dd