How to Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices

Srivishnu Ramakrishnan

Missing OEM Unlock option on your Samsung Galaxy device? Then this article is just for you. This error is normally caused when the device enters into Prenormal RMM state. With this guide, we will tell you how you can bypass Prenormal RMM state and Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle issue on your Samsung Galaxy Device.

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 many power stuff such as flashing your phone with custom ROM, custom recoveries like TWRP or even custom Kernels.

On any Android device running Android 5.0 and above, you should have an option called ‘OEM Unlock’ under developer options. By enabling this option, you get the ability to unlock the bootloader of your Android device. But 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 but you are missing the OEM unlock toggle, there is a fix available to get it back.

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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. If you do not want to wait for 7 days or even after 7 days the option is not available for you, follow the below guide.

Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/Note 8/Note 9

  1. In your Samsung device, go to Settings.
  2. Next, go to General management > Date and time.
  3. Untick and diable ‘Automatic date and time‘.
  4. The manual date and time settings will be made available now.
  5. Tap on ‘Set date’ option and select a date which 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-5
  6. Now, go back to the Settings > About Phone > Software information.
  7. Continuously tap on the Build number option till you see a message that 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-10
  9. Go to Settings > Software update >Tap on ‘Download and Install‘.
  10. Done! Now simply reboot your device.
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The above steps should fix missing OEM unlocking toggle issue on your Samsung Galaxy Android device.

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.

We hope this tutorial helped you to fix Missing OEM unlock toggle issue on Samsung Galaxy devices. If you do not want to ever be in this situation again, you can simply flash the below zip file via TWRP recovery:

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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!

24 thoughts on “How to Fix Missing OEM Unlock Toggle on Samsung Galaxy Devices”

  1. Hi. I confirmed that this method is working on my Samsung A505F mobile. Thanks for the steps in detail with screenshots.

  2. i have a Samsung Galaxy S5, android 6.0.1, and all these steps mentioned on this article were already on my phone and i still don’t see that darn OEM unlock toggle switch. if you have any feedback please let me know.

  3. I’m on a Galaxy Note 9 and when I go to software update it does not say anything about Download and Install. Doesnt work.

  4. Vishnu,
    I have the SM-N975U sprint with snapdragon . I’ve tried everything to get the oem unlock on my developers options I am no noob. I’ve been rooting since 2007 first phone wss HTC. I’ve rooted every galaxy phone. I used to change software and roms. But I’ve found out lately that the Samsung note series software works well for me. So I root, change the recovery and just put a good ad blocker and get rid of the bloatware. Than once every 6 months put oem recovery back on update reroot. BUT I CANT GET THE OEM UNLOCK ON THIS PHONE TO SHOW UP! PLEASE HELP. I JUST WANT TO GET RID OG ADS AND BLOATWARE!

  5. Hi Vishnu
    Good work on One unlock with some galaxy phones.And continue on doing good works on Androids.I have a Samsung galaxy s6 edge Sm-g925f android version 7.0 latest firmware.I dont know how to show this oem unlock option on it.Could you please give some help.Any help will be appriciated
    Thank you in advance

  6. too bad it not working for Galaxy S4 (GT-I9515), Android 5.0.1. I set back the date for two months and even restarted but still oem unluck is not shown in the dev options. Want to give my old phone new live… any other way known for this phone?


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