Realme, a sub-brand of Oppo has slowly set its mark as a fully independent brand in India. Recently the company launched their third-generation Realme 3 smartphone. This handset which is an upgraded version of Realme 2 Pro is released to give tough competition to its rival: Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. With Realme 3 Pro, the company has introduced Snapdragon 710 in a mid-range segment. On the contrary, this is the first UK handset from Realme.
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Realme 3 Pro price in India is Rs. 13,999 onward. You can easily buy Realme 3 Pro from Amazon for exclusive offers. Talking about the Realme 3 Pro features, it offers 6.3-inch full HD + IPS display with 1080 x 2340 pixels of resolution. Moreover, it sports Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 processor, which gives smooth gaming experience. Besides, it comes in two variants: Realme 3 Pro 6GB RAM and Realme 3 Pro 4GB RAM.
This device from Realme uses the same expensive camera as that of OnePlus 6T. Moreover, it offers a small notch and slim bezels similar to Realme 2 Pro. Additionally, it sports 4045 mAh battery with super-fast charging support. Talking about Realme 3 Pro camera, it comes with 16 + 5 megapixel dual camera setup on the rear. Whereas, on the front it supports 25 megapixel selfie camera.
After taking a detailed Realme 3 Pro review, if we compare Realme 3 Pro vs Redmi Note 7 Pro, we conclude that the Realme 3 Pro specs give best gaming experience. However, the Redmi device is more focused on camera rather than performance. Do you want to root Realme 3 Pro? Do you want to install custom ROM on Realme 3 Pro? If yes, then you must unlock bootloader.
Realme 3 Pro comes with a locked bootloader, which can be unlocked officially in order to get root access and experience customization. Additionally, after you unlock bootloader of Realme 3 Pro, you can even flash TWRP and CWM custom recovery, install custom ROMs, kernels, take Nandroid backup, increase internal memory, remove bloatware and much more. In this easy steps guide, we’ll discuss the procedure on how to unlock bootloader of Realme 3 Pro.
Implement the steps mentioned below at your own risk. Neither we at Droid Thunder nor the Realme community will be held liable for any damage caused to your device after following this guide. Most important, this bootloader unlocking process will void your phone warranty.
- Ensure to charge your phone at least 60% to avoid interruption.
- It is strongly recommended to backup your contacts, accounts, messages, apps, call logs, notes etc. as everything gets wiped in this process.
- Install Realme USB drivers on your PC so as to detect your Realme 3 Pro when connected via USB cable.
- (Optional) Temporary disable antivirus and firewall on your PC.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Realme 3 Pro:
Step 1: Open your phone Settings.
Step 2: Then click on About Phone section.
Step 3: Under About Phone, search for Version, and tap on the it 7 times to unlock developer mode. It’ll show you countdown message saying, “You’re 4,3,2,1 steps away from being a Developer”.
Tap on it until a message saying, ”You are now a developer” pops up.
Note: This will enable the hidden developers option in the settings.
Step 4: Now Go back to Settings and open Additional Settings.
Step 5: In Additional settings, scroll down and click on Developer options.
Step 6: On the next page, enable OEM Unlocking option.
Step 7: Scroll down and enable USB debugging option as well.
Step 8: Download In-Depth Test apk.
Step 9: Install the app on your Realme 3 Pro.
Step 10: Launch the app.
Step 11: From the main screen, click on Start applying option.
On the next screen, a disclaimer will appear as shown below:
Step 12: So read the disclaimer in detail, select the checkbox, and click on Submit application option.
This will submit the application to the Realme servers.
Note: It will take approximately 1 hour to get the status of the submitted application. Hence be patient and wait.
After 1 hour, the In-depth test app will show Review successful message as given below:
Step 13: Simply click on Start the in-depth test option.
This will automatically restart your Realme 3 Pro into Fastboot mode as shown below:
Note: The following string will appear on the screen: fast boot_unlock_verify ok
Step 14: Download ADB drivers.
Step 15: Install the downloaded ADB setup on your PC.
Step 16: Keeping your Realme 3 Pro device into Fastboot mode, connect it to PC using standard USB cable.
Step 17: Go to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB and fastboot). Then by holding shift button of your keyboard, right click on empty space. From the list, choose Open command window here option. This will launch the command window as shown below:
Step 18: In the cmd window, type the following command and press enter key:
As soon as you hit enter key, some random numbers will appear. This will confirm that your Realme 3 Pro is successfully connected to PC.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then re-install USB drivers. If the problem still persists, try changing USB cable or port.
Step 19: Let’s start the actual Realme 3 Pro bootloader unlocking process. For that, type the following command and press enter key:
fastboot flashing unlock
Note: Especially for Windows 10, type the following command and hit enter:
./fastboot flashing unlock ”
As soon as you press enter, the bootloader unlocking process will start.
Meanwhile, the following message will appear on your Realme 3 Pro device:
Note: On this screen, use Volume keys for navigation and Power key for selection.
Step 20: So using Volume keys navigate to Unlock the Bootloader option and select it by Power key.
This will start the actual bootloader unlocking process.
Note: This step will wipe out data from your device. Hence ensure that you’ve backed up everything before doing this step.
As soon as the process completes, your Realme 3 Pro will reboot itself automatically.
Finally! You’ve successfully unlocked bootloader of your Realme 3 Pro smartphone. Now you are free to get root access, install TWRP, flash custom ROMs and much more. If you face any difficulty, then do comment below.
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