OnePlus 5T is the latest Smartphone by OnePlus Company loaded with the latest technology and advanced features. So, if you are a tech geek and want to do various things with your OnePlus 5T like customizing or installing TWRP, Custom ROM or even kernels, then you need to first Unlock Bootloader. Also, if you want to Root your Smartphone, the first thing you have to do is to Unlock the Bootloader.
If you are new to this term, I will first explain What Unlock Bootloader means. So, Bootloader is a code which runs when we turn on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk, and gets the boot process going. So this process is known as Bootloader.
OnePlus 5T sports a Snapdragon 835 chip paired with a 6/8GB LPDDR4X memory and 64/128GB UFS2.1 storage, 3300mAh battery supporting Dash Charge, and it runs on Oxygen OS 4.7 based on Android 7.1.1. This handset is also known for its great camera performance provided due to the 16MP Sony IMX398 and 20MP Sony IMX376K sensors.
So, if you are looking for a proper guide to Unlock the Bootloader of this phone, then this article is best to scratch out. But, before starting the process, please read the notice below.
Note: Unlocking the bootloader on your OnePlus 5T device will void its warranty completely and delete/wipe all data on the device. Before doing it, make sure to backup your important data like Contacts, Photos, Videos, Music and other files on the device to a safe place. Also, charge your phone to full 100% to avoide any mishappning.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 5T
For successful Unlocking of Bootloader on OnePlus 5T, follow these steps carefully.
Step 1: First, you have to Enable the Developer Options on your OnePlus 5T. This is the hidden option and you have to enable it to allows bootloader unlocking. For this, go to the “Settings” and then head towards “About Phone” at the end of the settings menu. Now scroll down and tap the “Build number” option seven times rapidly. After this, you will see a message “Congratulations, you are now a developer!“.
Step 2: After enabling the Developers Mode, now go back to Settings. There you will see the Developers Option is now available. Now, tap on the Developer Option and enable the switch next to the “OEM unlocking” setting.
Step 3: Now, download the ADB Fastboot tool by clicking the link and Extract it on your PC.
Step 4: Once you have successfully extracted the ADB Fastboot tool, go to that extracted folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
Step 5: Now, connect your OnePlus 5T Phone to PC via USB cable.
Step 6: After connecting your phone, check whether your device is connected to Command window properly by typing the following command:
Step 7: If you see a pop up to allow USB Debugging on your phone, Click OK.
Step 8: Now, you have to Reboot your OnePlus 5T into Bootloader. For doing this, type the following Command in the Command Prompt windows:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 9: After executing the above command, your device will boot into bootloader. If it doesn’t boot, then please make sure your cable and USB drivers have been installed properly.
Step 10: Once your phone reboot into bootloader, make sure your phone shows the bootloader locked and then type the command below to make sure fastboot drivers are installed properly.
The above-mentioned command will display all the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up there, then you can proceed further. Once your device is shown after execution of the above commend, then type the following command to unlock the bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock
Step 11: After execution of above command, the unlocking process will start. Wait for the process to complete. After this, run the following command to reboot your device:
After the rebooting process will complete, you can disconnect your phone from your computer. But, one thing which you have to note that the first time your device boots after unlocking the bootloader will take longer than usual. Now, restart your phone and run through initial setup again. You are done now, the Bootloader of your OnePlus 5T is Unlocked. Now, you can easily root your device.
So, this is all for this article. Hope you have successfully Unlocked the Bootloader on your OnePlus 5T device. The above-mentioned steps are tested and accurate. If you do it properly, then you will achieve the success fastly.
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