How To Unlock the Bootloader of the Yu Yuphoria

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The Yu Yuphoria is the newest offering from Yu. Aside from it’s sleek metal clad body and bang for the buck hardware, the Yuphoria has a few software tricks up it’s sleeve! It runs stock AOSP and as such once the boot loader is unlocked, getting root permissions and installing custom recoveries on the device will be a breeze. So let’s see how we can do just that!


Pre Requisites

  • ADB should be installed. You can find detailed instructions here.
  • You need to have assess to a computer with preferably Windows running on it and with Administrative privileges.
  • You will also need a USB cable
  • And your device will need to be charged more than 80%.

Step 1

For this process we need to activate the developer settings option!

Go to Settings. Scroll down and go to About Phone. Click on build number around 10 times and you should see this toast message come up  ‘You are now a developer“.

Step 2

Press back and now a new section called ‘Developer Options’ will appear in settings. Tap on it and turn on the toggle at the top. Now scroll down and turn on USB Debugging.

Step 3

This is the best time to make a full backup of everything you value in your internal memory as the next step will wipe your internal storage.

Step 4

Power Off your phone. While continuously pressing the Volume Up key, connect your phone to the PC/Laptop via USB cable. You will get a black screen stating ‘Fastboot Mode’ at the middle.

Step 5

As soon as you plug your phone into the PC, windows will start installing drivers all by itself. Please wait for the installation to complete.

Step 6

After the drivers have been installed successfully, go to the folder where you have extracted adb_fastboot file.

Step 7

While pressing the Shift key on your keyboard, right click in the folder and select ‘Open Command Prompt Here’. The command prompt will open up.

Step 8

Now type the following command to check if your device has been detected in the fastboot mode.
fastboot -i 0x2A96 devices

You’ll get an error if the drivers aren’t installed successfully. However, if you don’t get any error, you may proceed to the next step.

Step 9

Now, run the following command to unlock the bootloader.

fastboot -i 0x2A96 oem unlock

Step 10

Now, run the following command to reboot your device to system.
fastboot -i 0x2A96 reboot

And that brings us to the end of this article! If you have any questions or comments feel free to voice them in the comment box below!

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