OnePlus is Officially Launched and like other Oneplus phone, Oneplus 3 comes with the locked bootloader. No doubt the phone has some decent specification and most of the user already booked the phone. If you recently bought the Oneplus 3 or planning and want to root your phone or install custom ROM, then you have to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 3 first. After that, you can easily root the phone and install the TWRp custom recovery. Here is the full guide to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 3 Android Smartphone. Read all the instructions very carefully and follow all the steps. Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the OnePlus 3 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL ONEPLUS DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to sendbasic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOUR ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 3
Step 1. Download and Install the ADB Drivers and Files from the above mention link “SETUP ADB & FASTBOOT DRIVERS ON PC”
Step 2. After installation of the driver, you can see a folder named ADB in your System C Drive (C:/ADB)
Step 3. Enable USB debugging mode and OEM Unlock option from setting>developer option. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.
Step 4. Connect your Phone to the PC with USB cable.
Step 5. Now open the ADB folder and press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here’.
Step 6. Now you will see the Command Prompt window on your desktop screen. Enter the following command to boot your Oneplus 3 in Fastboot mode:-
adb reboot bootloader
Step 7. Now your Oneplus 3 Will boot in Fastboot mode. Now to unlock bootloader of Oneplus 3, go to the command line and type below command. It will only take seconds to complete the process.
fastboot oem unlock
Step 8. This will unlock bootloader of Oneplus 3 and phone will reboot normally after it has unlocked the bootloader.
Step 9. To check if your device is successfully unlocked, use Step 6 to boot into fastboot mode and issue the following command:
fastboot oem device-info
Unlocked Bootloader will yield the following output:
(bootloader) Device unlocked: true
That’s it! Now the Bootloader of Oneplus is unlocked. You can now install a custom recovery, a custom ROM or any system tweak you like.
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