How To Unlock LeEco le s3 x626 Helio x20 Bootloader

Here in this article, I will be talking about sure method on how to unlock leeco le s3 helio x20 bootloader. After going through many sites on the net on unlocking the leeco le s3 helio x20 bootloader, i discovered most of the guides found for the smartphone bootloader unlocking was meant for its Snapdragon 650 variant which mislead many to attempt such method on their Leeco le s3 x626 helio x20 mtk variant resulting in bricking the phone or startup issues. Before we proceed, lets outline key specifications of the Leeco le s3 x626 helio x20.

The LeEco Le S3 Helio X20 (LES3HX20) is a 4G LTE smartphone released in 2016. It is powered by Mediatek Helio X20 MT6797 chipset, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The LeEco Le S3 Helio X20 runs on Android OS v6.0.1 (Marshmallow) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 3000 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 5.5 inches IPS display with 1080 x 1920 px resolution. The IPS technology is one of the most leading LCD technologies in the world.


Brand – LeEco
Model – Le S3 Helio X20
Device Type – Android Smartphone
CPU – Deca-Core 2x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A72 + 4x 2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 + 4x 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Chipset – MediaTek Helio X20 MT6797
GPU – ARM Mali-T880 MP4, 700 MHz, 4-Core
Camera – 21 Megapixels  Rear Camera | 8 Megapixel Front camera
Memory – RAM- 4GB | ROM 32GB External Memory Not Supports
Display – Screen size 5.5 inches FHD (1080×1920 Pixels)
Battery – Non-Removable 3,000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
SIM – Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
Sensors -Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, Gyro, Fingerprint, Hall Effect
Color – Silver, Rose-Gold, Gold
Operating System – Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EUI 5.8

Why Unlock Bootloader?

Some Android smartphone owners prefers to use their phone the way it came out of the box while others prefers to root it, customize or tweak it to their liking. Unlocking bootloader for Android phones which requires bootloader unlocking before doing anything customization is the first step and key to unleashing your Android full potential. To unleash your Leeco le s3 helio x20 full potential, there are some things you need to do and in this context, I will show you how to unlock bootloader leeco le s3 helio x20 easily.

How To Unlock LeEco Le s3 x626 Helio x20 Bootloader

To unlock leeco le s3 x626 helio x20 bootloader, you will need the following:

  • PC running windows
  • Minimal adb & + installer – Download
  • USB cable
  • A little patience

#1. Now, download and extract minimal adb & to another folder in your Pc desktop as seen from below image

Minimal adb & fastboot

#2. Now, double click on “minimal adb & fastboot.exe” which will install drivers and other needed files to your pc.

#3. At this point, its time to prep your phone for bootloader unlocking. Simply goto your device settings, developer option and activate “OEM Unlocking” and “Usb Debugging“. If you cant’t find the developer option in settings, simply scroll to “About phone”, locate “build number” and tap on it 5-7 times to activate developer options and then go back to settings, find the developer option and turn on oem unlocking and usb debugging.

#4. After doing step3, turnoff your phone completely and then reboot it to fastboot mode by press and holding Volume Down + Power Button for like 5seconds to enter Fastboot Mode.

#5. Now, goto your PC local disk and locate “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” folder located in Program files (86) folder and open it

Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder

#6. Inside that minimal adb & fastboot folder, press and hold shift key + right click and then select “Open command window here”. You should see below image/ Do not delete the write-ups, proceed to #7, you are almost done.

Command Window

#7. Now connect your turned off phone as explained in #4 tour PC via usb cable. Go back to that command window and type “adb devices” without the quote and hit the ENTER key. That command will show if your phone has been connected properly as seen below

how to unlock bootloader leeco le s3 helio x20

#8. Again, type “fastboot oem unlock-go” without the quote and hit ENTER key. That command will unlock your device bootloader. After bootloder has been unlocked, simply and hold your phone power button for some seconds to reboot back to normal


That’s it, you have successfully unlocked Leeco le s3 x626 helio x20 bootloader and can now proceed to install twrp recovery and root. That’s how to unlock bootloader leeco le s3 helio x20 . Do share this article with your friends, you can drop your questions and feedback via the comment below