Unlock Bootloader – Oneplus 6 Tips and Tricks
This method is only applicable to OnePlus 6 smartphones and not to other Android phones. Before you go ahead, take a backup of your phone as this will remove all your phone data.
What will you need to unlock bootloader?
- Have a laptop or a desktop computer to run fastboot commands
- A good quality USB cable to connect your OnePlus 6 to the computer
- Connect your phone to the power source (it should show 70% battery status)
- There should be the latest OnePlus USB drivers on your device
- Download and install ADB fastboot drivers
Step #1. First off, you need to enable developer option on your Android phone.
Step #2. Next, shut down your phone and boot your OnePlus 6 into fastboot mode.
For this purpose: press and hold volume up and power buttons simultaneously and your smartphone will boot into fastboot mode.
Step #3. Now you need to connect your phone to your computer with a lightning cable.
Step #4. Then launch ADB folder on your Windows computer.
Step #5. In the folder, hold the ‘Shift’ key and right-click anywhere in the folder.
Step #6. Choose ‘Open command window here’ from the menu that opens after right click.
Step #7. Issue a command and check the fastboot connection:
If your OnePlus 6 is identified by the above command, you can go ahead and unlock the bootloader by writing following command:
Fastboot OEM unlock
Following the command, your phone data will be erased. I hope you have taken the backup of your data.
Step #8. You will see ‘Unlock Bootloader Warning’ on your phone’s screen.
Step #9. Here, you need to press the volume button to choose Yes and turn it Blue, and then press the Power button for execution.
The bootloader of your OnePlus 6 will be unlocked.
Your OnePlus 6 will reboot; in case, your device doesn’t reboot on its own, you can type the following command:
Start using your OnePlus 6 with bootloader unlocked on it!