How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 5

How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 5

The trending smartphone makers OnePlus has just launched their flagship device Oneplus 5 a few days back and it’s a manufacturer locked device which means a locked bootloader. But with a few simple steps, you can Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 5. If you decide to flash a ROM, root your phone, or to install a custom recovery, then you need to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 5 first. But as you already know that unlocking OnePlus 5 bootloader may void its warranty.

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OnePlus 5 is the company’s latest device to date. One plus 5 comes with Octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor powered with a 6 or 8 GB of memory and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage respectively. The phone has started selling via Amazon.in in India. One of the main features of the phone is it’s Dual Camera setup. The 64 GB version will available for around 32999/- while the 128 GB variant costs around 37999/-.

If you’re planning to install a custom ROM or want to root your phone, you have to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 5 first. Once you unlock OnePlus 5 bootloader, you can root and install a custom recovery on your phone. So here is the step by step guide with the help of that you can quickly unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 5. Read the below note carefully before you unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 5. Follow the below guide to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 5.

Disclaimer: Follow the below steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We cannot be held responsible for any damage that your device might incur, so proceed at your own risk. If you need help or a second opinion, please contact us or use the comment form below. Before start, anything stays calm and read all the notes provided below.

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Notes :-
  • You should take a full backup of your phone before proceeding further.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged.
  • Ensure you have installed phone/ USB drivers.

How to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 5

Step 1 = Developer Options

Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock option

To enable Developer Options, go to Settings > About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

Step 2 = Install ADB & Fastboot

Install the ADB and fastboot driver for windows and then restart if you already have the driver installed then skip this step.

Step 3 = Browse ADB directory

Now go to ADB and Fastboot installation directory open ADB folder (usually C:\adb) and open the command window there by pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.

Choose ‘Open command window here’ option from the list

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Now check, if the connection with your phone is successful by typing,

adb devices
adb devices

You should receive a string like character that shown in the image above, if not (try switching USB mode from Charging to MTP or PTP.)

Step 4 = Reboot into bootloader

Now reboot the device into bootloader mode by typing below code.

adb reboot bootloader

Once your device boot into the bootloader mode type the below command

fastboot devices

If you received <waiting for device> message, it’s because you have not properly installed the usb drivers for your phone. Check this guide for properly installing drivers on Windows 8, 8.1 & 10.

fastboot devices
Step 5 = Unlock your Oneplus phone

To unlock bootloader of OnePlus 5, go to the command line and type below command. It will only take seconds to complete the process.

fastboot oem unlock
fastboot oem unlock

Above step will unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 5. Now your device will reboot. This is the complete guide to unlock bootloader of OnePlus 5. If you have any doubt related to above process comment below.

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