According to a new report from XDADevelopers, unlocking the bootloader on the Galaxy Z Fold 3 clamshell phone has serious consequences, causing the device’s cameras to crash, causing problems with some apps, and disabling the face recognition system.
The Galaxy Z Fold 3 is Samsung’s latest phone, which has some new features such as a selfie camera under the screen.
In the mentioned report Added “After unlocking the bootloader, a warning message is displayed to users stating that ‘Continuing this process will cause the camera to be disabled and the phone or some other applications may not work properly.’ In other words, users who want to root the Galaxy Z Fold 3 can no longer use the device’s camera.
By doing so, the South Korean tech giant seems to have intended to prevent users from making new changes to their clamshell phone.
Finally, it should be noted that re-locking the device bootloader restores the full performance of its cameras. Sony has used a similar tactic for its handsets in the past. However, Sony stopped doing this after the release of Android 9.
Samsung has not been in favor of users making changes and rooting their phones since time immemorial. It has been claimed for several years that unlocking the bootloader will damage one of the phone’s electronic fuses, which will cause the Samsung Pay application to malfunction and become inactive. Although camera performance has nothing to do with that fuse, having a phone with the camera off is definitely not an interesting option. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.