You can have your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Bootloader Unlocked but at the Cost of your Cameras. With this new update on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3, Samsung seems to be trying to discourage users from modifying the software on the device by giving them a message that the cameras will be unusable if they do so. On the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 however, it’s not likely to be so.
While this is not the first time phone manufacturers have pulled this kind of trick, Samsung’s action seems to represent an escalation in the company’s fight against users who wants to gain complete control over their device.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Bootloader Unlocked but at the Cost of your Cameras
Apparently, this information isn’t far-fetched as an XDA Forums user has confirmed that after unlocking the bootloader on his Samsung Galaxy Fold 3, all the cameras were completely non-functional (unusable).
All features of the camera such as facial recognition, loading the camera app, and so on were completely gone (Inactive). The same user reported that locking the bootloader made the camera work again.
The message received in quote by the user when trying to unlock the bootloader reads;
Unlock the bootloader to install custom operating system software. Doing so will cause the camera to be disabled and may cause your phone or apps to stop working correctly. To prevent unauthorized access to your personal data, your phone will be factory reset, which will erase all data, including files and downloaded apps.
Volume up: Yes
Unlock bootloader (may void warranty)
Volume down: No
Do not unlock bootloader and restart phone
Note that a factory reset is generally standard after a bootloader unlock as is the possibility of a voided warranty.
Samsung in the past has had a somewhat unfriendly stance towards modders. On Samsung’s Knox documentation, if you root your Samsung device, unique features such as Samsung Pay and Secure Folder will never work again.
Unfortunately, how knox works on the Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 has been changed entirely. Losing Samsung pay and the secure folder isn’t pretty much to give away but giving your camera is a pretty big ask. More information can be found on The Verge.
Concluding this article Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Bootloader Unlocked but at the Cost of your Cameras, we hope you are satisfied with the information provided.