How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus One [Guide]

In this tutorial checkout how to unlock Bootloader on OnePlus One android smartphone – Guide

OnePlus One was one of the most popular android smartphones out there. It comes with high-end specs with affordable price when compared with other manufacturers and this is the thing which makes it out standing. It runs on the CyanogenMod OS out of the box. CyanogenMod is one of the most loved custom ROMs out there with extra features that Stock ROMs can’t provide. Sometime earlier Cyanogen has broken its deal and as a result OnePlus One won’t be receiving updates from CyanogenMod, this made the company to work on its own OS named Oxygen OS.

Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus One

In this tutorial we are going to unlock Bootloader on OnePlus One, so that we can root it and install Custom ROMs, Custom Recoveries and other zip mods on it to enhance the performance of the device and also to keep it updated with the Android version.

Getting Prepared:

  1. Make a complete backup of all of your data to safe place, as unlocking Bootloader wipes all of your data and settings.

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  1. Enable USB Debugging on OnePlus One.
  2. Ensure OnePlus One is charged to at least 75%, before you proceed.
  3. Download and install OnePlus One USB Drivers on PC.
  4. Setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on PC.

Disclaimer: Unlocking Bootloader void your device’s warranty, so nor we or the manufacturer is responsible for any damage to your OnePlus One. Think twice and proceed with the below steps.

Also ReadHow to Unlock Bootloader on Moto E 2015

How to unlock Bootloader on OnePlus One:

Step 1: Boot OnePlus One into Fastboot Mode.

  • Power off OnePlus One.
  • Press and hold Volume Up + Power until you see Fastboot text.

Step 2: Connect OnePlus One to PC using appropriate USB data cable.

Step 3: Open Command prompt in Fastboot folder – open the Fastboot folder and press and hold Shift key and right click inside the Fastboot folder at the empty space and choose open command window here.

Step 4: Now in CMD type the following commands and hit enter:

fastboot devices

This command will list all the device connected to PC via Fastboot or Bootloader Mode.

fastboot oem unlock

This command will unlock Bootloader on OnePlus One and wipes all of your data and settings.

fastboot reboot

This command will reboot your device to normal mode.

That’s it, congratulations! Now you have successfully unlocked Bootloader on OnePlus One. Do share this tutorial on Facebook, twitter and Google plus and help others in unlocking Bootloader on OnePlus One.

If you have any queries, then do post them in comment section below.

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