• March 8, 2021 •

Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Missing the OEM Unlock setting on your Samsung Galaxy device? This error is normally caused when the device enters into Prenormal RMM state. In this guide, we will show you how to bypass Prenormal RMM state and Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle issue on your Samsung Galaxy Device.

Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy

  1. In your Samsung device, go to Settings.
  2. Click on General management > Date and time.
  3. Uncheck and diable ‘Automatic date and time‘.
  4. The manual date and time settings should be enabled now.
  5. Tap on the ‘Set date’ option and select a date that is more than 7 days prior to the current date. For example, if today’s date is 18th July, select 1st July on it. Any date prior to 7 days will do.Fix Missing Oem Unlock Toggle On Samsung Galaxy Devices
  6. Next, go to Settings > About Phone > Software information.
  7. Continuously tap on the Build number’ option until you see a message that the Developer option is enabled.
  8. Go to Settings > Developer options and tap on the Auto update system toggle to disable it.Fix Missing Oem Unlock Toggle On Samsung Galaxy Devices
  9. Go to Settings > Software update and tap on ‘Download and Install‘.
  10. Now simply reboot your device.

The above steps should fix missing OEM unlocking toggle issue on your Samsung Galaxy Android device.

How to prevent this issue from happening again?

If you do not want to ever be in this situation again, you can simply flash the below zip file via TWRP recovery:

Enable OEM Unlock on Samsung Galaxy Device

In order to enable the OEM Unlock option, after your device boots up, go to Settings > Developer options > Tap on ‘OEM unlock’ and then tap on ‘Turn on‘ to turn on the OEM unlocking on your device.

With OEM unlock option enabled on your device, you can now unlock your bootloader, install TWRP or even root your Samsung Galaxy device! If you need any help, do drop us a comment in the comments section below!

Samsung OEM Unlock

OEM Unlocking means you are freeing yourself from your manufacturer. By unlocking your device you take full control and also full responsibility to whatever that is going to happen to your device. OEM unlock is kind of like breaking the agreement between you and your device manufacturer. After OEM unlocking, you can do powerful stuff such as flashing your phone with a custom ROM, a custom recovery such as TWRP or even custom Kernels.

Google introduced the ‘OEM Unlock’ option with Android 5.0 and you should have an option called ‘OEM Unlock’ under developer options. Strangely, this option has been missing in some latest Samsung Android devices. If you own any of the international/Exynos versions of the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy Note 9 there is a good chance that your device is missing the OEM unlock toggle.

By default, Samsung always allows OEM Unlocking on the international versions of it’s devices. But on the latest Samsung flagship devices such as Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the ‘OEM unlock’ option only becomes available after 7 days of activating the device and adding a Samsung or Google account to the device.

We hope this guide helped you to restore the missing OEM unlock option on Samsung Galaxy devices.

25 thoughts on “Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices”

      • So it seems. I have U.S. version of Galaxy S10e, G970U1. I have spent hours going through the above routine and similar. No luck. I’ve come to the conclusion that “OEM Unlocking” is not available through Developer Options on my model phone.

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        • You are right, the US model of all the S10s arent OEM unlockable. I actually bought both the S10e and the S10+ and sent them back as soon as i discovered that they had blocked the option. I eventually did some research on XDA and found out that OEM unlocking was nearly dead in the US, and that the Global model S10 with the Exynos chipset were the only variant that was still allowing the option, and a few people said that if you buy the device straight from Samsung it was still in the firmware. Your best option if you want to have the freedom to make ur own decision to unlock the bootloader/root is to look for unbranded firmwares like XAA, USC,XAS, or get a global version off Amazon. Maybe, if enough people stop buying from major carriers, especially Verizon (they are 100% anti-root/custom ROM), and they start feeling a profit loss, then we can get back to the days when you bought something, that item became your property and was your own to decide what you wanted to do with it, for better or worse. Especially after we shit out thousands on our devices and are treated as if we’re only renting or borrowing them from the carriers.

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    • Maybe you can try update one your app likes galaxy app or always on display and wait any hour. Its work in my samsung a5 2017

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      • This is the first time I am hearing of this workaround. Can anyone else confirm if this works so that I can add it to the article?

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          • Funny you should say that, I have a brand new A52 5G Factory Unlocked & guess what? No OEM Unlock button & this whatever you want to call it up above doesnt work

  1. When I first got my phone [sm-galaxya10e2u] OEM unlock was available but for some reason its gone and won’t come back. Its Ben over a year now. Please help me somehow. My phone was just recently puk unlocked.

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  2. This guide doesn’t help me with my Samsung Galaxy a11. I’ve tried a few different times and the OEM unlocking doesn’t show up on my phone. My phone is android version 10, so I dont know why it doesn’t have the option in the developed options.

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  3. It won’t work because Samsung locked the option from us. They don’t us to “void” our warranty when our phones are old (People that bought their phone around 2017ish). I tried searching for OEM enable or anything related to the words OEM. There were some tips to flash the device, but some still did not unlock the boot loader option. They removed it because our carriers don’t want us to have an advantage over their product or removing bloatware that pays them money… It’s a disappointment when you own a phone in the United States. I could say it is either a “security reason” or don’t want consumers to outsmart their product. I tried installing root apps and software. Still no luck and I read articles about it. I even checked on XDA developers forums for my phone (SM-J727A) and they have the same issue with the OEM not showing. I tried using Odin and TWRP, but it did not work since my phone did not have a firmware file.

    To make this short, Samsung and the carriers agreed to lock the bootloader from our devices. The only way you can unlock if you take it to them (nobody would do that). If you tried to root your device, it would be pointless. Doing constant research until you “think” you found it. It would all be a waste and just go back to buying a phone with Android version 4.2 or lower…

    If you found something that works and not patched, then we would be able to have the advantage again.

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  4. I have a note 20 ultra 5g .. sm-n986u model and I have gone above and beyond looking for the oem unlock toggle .. and I’m not paying some damn company.. I need my phone rooted. To much to gain. Dome losing

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  5. I have the American Samsung Tab S7 and i have tried everything to get OEM unlock to show and i cant. can someone please help

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