definition of bootloader
(also boot loader)
a piece of software that is used in a computer or portable device such as a smartphone to start up the operating system. It's also referred to as a 'boot manager'
Your PIN or password protects access to your Android device, and unlocking the bootloader opens holes that allow people with physical access to your device to bypass your PIN or password.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/05/2013 10:59:00