How To: Unlocked Bootloader? This Trick Makes Your Phone Boot 10 Seconds Faster

Unlocked Bootloader? This Trick Makes Your Phone Boot 10 Seconds Faster

When your bootloader is unlocked, your phone shows a screen that tells you the bootloader is indeed unlocked and how software integrity can't be verified. But if you're the one who unlocked the bootloader in the first place, all this message does is slow down the bootup process dramatically.

You get the option of pressing the power button to pause the boot process. To resume startup, you can press the power button again. Standard stuff, right?

What you may not have noticed is that pausing and immediately unpausing the bootup process will skip the ten or so seconds the system usually spends on the warning screen. Check it out in action:

Booting normally (left) vs. pausing and unpausing boot process (right). Image by Dallas Thomas/Gadget Hacks

So basically, just double click the power button to pause and unpause the bootup process. You will jump through the initial startup procedure and be on your lock screen at least ten seconds faster!

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My phone goes from mfgr screen, straight to rom, no matter if I hold the power button or not, unless I'm using twrp, and there's no option like what you show. It's been a long time, (almost two years) since I even put my phone in bootloader mode. I still have my code, so going to it is easy, but I don't have that screen, at startup. Is this info for pixel types?

Actually this method works on multiple phones include OnePlus, Nokia, and LG (as long as the bootloader is unlocked).

Bootloader is unlocked(been unlocked for 3 yrs) . That doesn't come up, the ability to pause. It's a honor, with aosip rom installed. Tried it, but no dice.

Specifically what Honor device are you running. And can you share what you phone boot looks like.

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