Xiaomi HyperOS Lockscreen Customization

Credit: HyperOS
  • Xiaomi has confirmed that it is blocking bootloader unlocking by default on HyperOS phones.
  • The company says you’ll need to apply for permission to unlock your HyperOS device via its forum.
  • MIUI and HyperOS phones won’t get HyperOS updates if you unlock them, though.

Xiaomi recently launched the Xiaomi 14 series in China, and it’ll likely be a contender for one of the best phones of 2024 when it eventually hits global markets. The phones also ship with a so-called HyperOS UX skin in lieu of MIUI. However, online reports suggest that the company was completely barring users from unlocking the bootloaders of their HyperOS and MIUI phones for a while. The restriction was partially lifted for MIUI users citing server maintenance, but HyperOS users couldn’t bootloader unlock up until today.

Now, Xiaomi has confirmed to Android Authority that bootloader unlocking will indeed be disabled out-of-the-box on HyperOS smartphones. The company revealed the stance in an emailed response to Android Authority questions: