This tutorial shows how to unbrick OnePlus 2 both Hard and Soft bricked Android Smartphone – Complete Tutorial
Hard brick and Soft brick are the words you encounter in your Android journey. Mainly these words refer to the damage to your device. Soft Brick refers to the device state where the display shows off and the device enters into Recovery and Fastboot Mode. On the other hand Hard Brick refers to the state of your device when the display won’t show up and you device doesn’t boot at all. Among Hard and Soft Brick, Soft Brick is easier to fix as we have access to the Recovery and Fastboot Mode. In this tutorial we are going to Unbrick OnePlus 2 whether it is soft or hard bricked.
This tutorial is only for OnePlus 2 Android Smartphone and should not be carried out on other devices. All steps listed below should be followed carefully and we in any manner should not held liable or responsible for any mishaps. So proceed at your own risk.
How to Unbrick OnePlus 2 - Hard Bricked:
OnePlus 2 Qualcomm Drivers (Extract it)
Step 1: Download the required files from the above links and copy them into a folder on the desktop for quick access.
Step 2: If you are running on Windows 8 or later versions, you have to disable driver signature enforcement. To do so follow the below steps:
- Hold the shift key and tap on restart to reboot the PC into Troubleshoot mode.
- Choose Troubleshoot option.
- Now choose Advanced > Startup settings and click on Restart.
- Now the PC should reboot and show Startup Settings. Select option 7 to disable driver signature enforcement.
- Reboot PC.
Step 3: Connect OnePlus 2 to PC and open Device Manager on PC. Hold Volume up and power buttons until it is detected by PC (If it doesn’t work hold Volume up and Volume down together). OnePlus 2 will be detected by PC as QUALCOMM-HS USB Diagnostics 9006.
Step 4: Right click on QUALCOMM-HS USB Diagnostics 9006 and choose update driver. Select browse and navigate to folder where you have downloaded and extracted the Qualcomm drivers.
Step 5: One done, run OnePlus 2 Recovery Tool (MSM8994DownloadTool.exe) as administrator.
Step 6: Click on Start and wait for it to flash the TWRP Recovery.
Step 7: Connect it to PC and transfer the Oxygen OS 2.0 zip package to your device and install it using TWRP Recovery.
That’s all now you have successfully unbricked OnePlus 2 which was hard bricked.
How to Unbrick OnePlus 2 - Soft Bricked:
Step 1: Copy the Oxygen OS package to your device.
Step 2: Boot into Recovery Mode. Make sure you have installed TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 2.
Step 3: Flash the package and clear data, cache and dalvik cache.
Step 4: Reboot.
This is how we can unbrick OnePlus 2 which was soft bricked.
Alternate method: If you are not able to access the storage on OnePlus 2. Then you can Sideload the Oxygen OS zip package and flash it on your device. Here's how to do it.
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