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Nokia fans and Android modders, rejoice!

Juho Sarvikas, the chief product officer at HMD Global, announced via Twitter this morning that Nokia will now allow the bootloaders on select devices to be unlocked. Can TWRP, Magisk and even custom ROMs be far behind?

The first eligible product for their new program is the Nokia 8, unfortunately a phone that is now a year old. Hopefully all new hardware from HMD will also be eligible, though something tells me that the ad-supported models on Amazon probably won't be.

To unlock the bootloader on your Nokia 8 you'll first have to register for an online account, then see if your device is eligible. That's not as convenient as it would be with a OnePlus phone or Pixel, but it's in line with other OEMs like Motorola—and at the end of the day, it's certainly better than a bootloader that's locked.

If HMD does this right I suspect that they'll see an uptick in their North American sales in fairly short order. More info at the links immediately below.

Source: Nokia via @sarvikas on Twitter