How do I obtain get_unlock_ability set to 1 on an UNLOCKED Fairphone 4?

Long story short: after trying a bit iodéOS I reinstalled FairphoneOS.

After installing it I noticed that:

fastboot flashing get_unlock_ability

gives back:

(bootloader) get_unlock_ability: 0
OKAY [  0.001s]
Finished. Total time: 0.001s

I didn’t want to relock the phone in this condition, therefore I activated the developer options only to find out that the OEM unlocking option is grayed out saying that the bootloader is already unlocked.

Is there a way to set the get_unlock_ability to 1 in these conditions?

I won’t relock the phone if I can’t.

I’m pinging @hirnsushi here, he made several tests so I consider him our expert about get_unlock_ability :wink:

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We have several topics spread over the forum I would suggest some reading especially in this topic


If you haven’t solved it already your easiest option is just reinstalling FPOS and not booting into Android afterwards.

The second option involves Magisk to enable the toggle in developer settings again but is only really necessary if there are no updated factory images available (which there are rn) and you have to install OTA updates before locking (to avoid triggering rollback protection).

Oh and welcome to the community :wave:

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Thanks all for your answers and for the welcome! I decided to keep it unlocked for now, I will install Magisk later, after the next FPOS release will be available.

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