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That only unlocks the bootloader, which then allows you to install a custom one. There is no built-in option on Android for gaining elevated priviledges in any form, not even in a restricted way to disable bloatware that might compromise your privacy, and rooting your device breaks OTA updates, which also include security patches.

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