How to Unlock Bootloader on Realme 5 Pro [Official Method]

Realme 5 Pro is the successor of Realme 3 Pro, and it is popular in its price range. If you own the device and want to root or modify/change system settings, then first you need to unlock the bootloader. And since Realme has released the kernel source earlier, which means now, you are eligible to unlock the bootloader. Here you will know How to Unlock Bootloader on Realme 5 Pro. Realme 5 Pro Unlock Bootloader

All Realme phones follow a different method than other brand smartphones. You will need specific Apps for different Realme device. And now, the Realme 5 Pro supports the unlocking App, which means you can easily unlock bootloader on Realme 5 Pro. You must be thinking that why do you have to unlock bootloader. Then you should know it is not necessary, and it is your choice to make. Unlocking bootloader will let you install custom Recovery, root, install custom ROM and many more. Generally, it allows users to write or modify at the system level.

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Realme 5 Pro – Details

It features a big 6.3-inch IPS LCD full HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) display. The display has a dewdrop notch, which looks good. The device runs on ColorsOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie and planned an upgrade to Android 10. Realme 5 Pro powered with mid-range Snapdragon 712 processor, which is integrated with Adreno 616 GPU. It is available in three RAM variant 4GB, 6GB and 8GB along with 64GB & 128GB internal storage.

Talking about its camera, it has a quad-camera setup at the back. The rear camera setup contains a 48-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera, 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. At the front, the phone has a single 16-megapixel selfie camera placed at dewdrop notch design.

By default, the Realme 5 Pro comes with the locked bootloader for security reasons. It means you can not root your phone unless you unlock it. So this guide is all about Realme 5 Pro unlock bootloader in detail. Follow the simple given procedure, and you will be able to unlock the bootloader.

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Realme 5 Pro Unlock Bootloader

There are many things about which you should know, likes unlocking bootloader advantages and disadvantages. It will help you to make the right decision that you should unlock the bootloader or not. And if you decide to unlock bootloader on Realme 5 Pro, then follow the step by step guide.


  • It allows modification at the system level
  • After unlocking the bootloader, you can root your phone
  • You can easily relock again if you want
  • Phone with unlocked bootloader can be easily fixed if anything goes wrong


  • It will change the Widevine L1 to Widevine L3
  • You will not get official OTA updates
  • While unlocking it will erase data from your phone


Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Realme 5 Pro

Once you decide to unlock the bootloader to get advanced features like custom Recovery, custom ROM, custom Kernel, and more, follow the steps carefully.

Step 1) Install the Realme 5 Pro Unlock Tool APK on your phone. It may require ‘install from unknown source’ permission, so give permission.

Step 2) Open Settings on your phone and go to About Phone. Click 7 times on Version to enable Developer options. Realme 5 Pro Unlock Bootloader

Step 3) Go back to the main Settings and then go to Other Settings > Developer Mode.

Step 4) In Developer Mode enable OEM Unlock.

Step 5) Connect your phone to the Internet, and open the Unlock App on your phone.

Step 6) In the App, click on ‘Start Applying.’ How to Unlock Bootloader on Realme 5 Pro

Step 7) On the next page, read the disclaimer, then check the checkbox and click ‘Submit Application.’ Realme 5 Pro Unlock Bootloader

Step 8) Wait for some time (1hr or more) and open the App and check the status (under Query Status). If it shows that ‘Review Successful‘, then follow further steps.

Step 9) Click on the ‘Start the in-depth test,’ and it will boot into the screen showing fastboot_unlock_verify ok.

Step 10) Now connect your phone to PC. Go to C:\adb and press Shift + Right click and select ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or ‘Open Command window here.’ How to Unlock Bootloader on Realme 5 Pro

Step 11) Now enter the below command to boot Realme 5 Pro to Fastboot Mode.

  • adb reboot bootloader

Step 12) Once your phone is in Fastboot Mode, enter the below command to unlock bootloader on Realme 5 Pro.

  • fastboot flashing unlock

Step 13) The above command will prompt an option on your phone, so press the Volume Up button on your phone to confirm unlocking bootloader.

Step 14) Then, enter the below command to erase all data and boot into the system.

  • fastboot reboot

Step 15) Now, your device will boot into the system with bootloader unlocked.

That’s all now you have successfully unlocked bootloader on your Realme 5 Pro. You can take advantage of unlocked bootloader like rooting, flashing Custom ROMs & Custom Kernels, and more.

So there you have it the complete guide on how to unlock bootloader on Realme 5 Pro. If you have queries, make sure to share it with us in the comment sections. Enjoy your Realme 5 Pro with an unlocked bootloader.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

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