How to fix missing OEM Unlock option on Samsung devices

You need to unlock the bootloader of the phone to root it. This can be done with the help of the OEM unlock Toggle that you will find in Developer Options.

You will have to enable the OEM unlocking toggle to unlock the bootloader of your phone and then install custom recovery or root it.

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What if the OEM unlocking toggle is missing on your Samsung phone? Many users have reported that their Samsung phone is missing OEM unlocking toggle.

  • To check whether your phone has OEM unlock toggle or not, you will first have to enable the Developer Options on your device.
  • To do so, visit the settings of your phone. Now in the settings, head to the about phone section, and then tap of build number a few times, until you see the ‘You are now a developer’ notification at the bottom of your screen.
  • After you see this notification, head back to the settings menu of your phone. In the settings menu, search for developer options.
  • You will find the OEM unlock toggle in the developer options.

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However, if you didn’t find the OEM unlock toggle, then it is probably missing on your device.

Worry not, if the OEM Unlock toggle is missing on your Samsung Galaxy Devices. In this article, we will be discussing how you can fix the OEM unlock toggle missing on Samsung Galaxy devices.

Fix OEM Unlock Toggle On Samsung Galaxy Devices

How to fix missing OEM unlock option on Samsung devices
How to fix missing OEM unlock option on Samsung devices

Changing The Date And Time Of Your Phone

When your device enters the Personal Remote Mobile Manager or the Knox Guard state, then you might not be able to find the OEM unlock toggle on your device.

The option goes missing on your device or it can be greyed out for a week. If this happens, then you will not be able to unlock your phone for the next seven days.

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However, you can fix this by changing the date and time of your device. You can change the date to the next month or to after 2 weeks to solve the problem.  

  • To do so, head to the settings of your device. In the settings head to the general management, and then Date and time. 
  • You will have to turn off the automatic date and time. After turning off the automatic date and time, you should manually set the date after 2 weeks or more to get the OEM unlocking toggle back.
  • After doing this, head back to the settings menu, and then visit the developer options of your device.
  • In the developer options, search for auto-update system toggle and turn it off.
  • Head back to the settings and head to the software update.
  • Now disable the auto-download over Wi-Fi option.
  • Tap on the Download updates manually option.
  • After doing this, reboot your device, and you shall find the OEM unlock toggle in the developer options.

However, if this method didn’t work, you can try the next method that is given in this article.

Try Turning On The Automatic Date And Time Option Again

Note that, only try this method if you tried the above method and if that didn’t work. In this method, you will have to turn on the automatic date and time option.

  • Go to the settings of your phone, and then head to the general management section.
  • Now tap on the date and time option, and turn on the automatic date and time toggle.
  • Head back to the settings menu, and then go to the developer options. You will be able to find the OEM unlocking toggle. If not, then you can head to the very next step.

 Tweaking The Update Settings To Fix The Issue

If the problem is still not solved on your device, then you can try tweaking the update settings of your phone.

However, before continuing with the method ensure you have the automatic date and time turned off.

Follow this method only after you have followed the first method available in the article.

Make sure the automatic date and time option is turned off, and the date is set two weeks ahead.

To fix the missing OEM Unlock Toggle on your Samsung Galaxy devices, follow the steps given below-

  • Firstly, connect your phone to a stable Wi-Fi connection.
  • After you have connected your phone to a Wi-Fi connection, turn on the Download updates automatically option.
  • To do so, visit the settings of your phone, and then head to the software update section.
  • Here you will find the auto-download over Wi-Fi option. Turn this option on.
  • Now check for the updates on your device. It won’t find any, because you have changed the date to a future date.
  • After doing this, head back to the settings menu of your device, and then open the developer options. You will find the OEM unlocking toggle in the developer options now.


To unlock your bootloader, you need OEM unlocking toggle to appear in the developer options. 

However, if you are unable to find the OEM unlocking toggle on your Samsung device, then this shouldn’t worry you at all. You can try the above fixes to get the error fixed.

Anurag Jain

A content writer, tech geek, and fitness enthusiast out there to explore the world.

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