OnePlus, once known for its flagship killers has stepped up the game in both device specifications as well as pricing. We no longer can call any top-end OnePlus devices as flagship-killers. Perhaps, OnePlus 2 of 2015 helped OnePlus to rise as a global figure with its flagship-level spec at a reasonable price.
OnePlus 2 now belongs to OnePlus hall of fame devices list. But we reckon, there ought to be a handful of folks still happy with their OnePlus 2. Since the official support has been seized a long ago that we can’t even recall when most of the users have by now switched to custom ROMs. Or say, would like to try a custom ROM.
Here is the step-by-step guide on how to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 2. It’d be helpful for those who’re trying to make a switch to custom ROMs as bootloader unlocking is the first step in custom development.
Unlock OnePlus 2 Bootloader
First of all, set-up your OnePlus 2 by enabling the following options.
- USB Debugging – On your phone go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options. Now go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging
- Enable OEM Unlocking – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then enable the ‘OEM Unlocking’ option. Make sure that from now on, the OEM unlocking option is enabled before you reboot. Sometimes, it might get disabled automatically.
- Enable Advanced Reboot – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then enable the ‘Advanced Reboot’ option.
Warning: Unlocking Bootloader wipes data. Be sure to take a backup before proceeding.
- Turn the phone off. Then boot into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power simultaneously. The phone will display “fastboot” text indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode.
- Plug the phone into your PC, then open a command prompt window on the desktop (Shift + Right Click -> Open Command Window here) and input:
This command will list the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone is not listed, it’s an indication that your drivers are not installed correctly. Fix your USB drivers so that your phone is listed under fastboot devices.
- If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlock the bootloader with the following command:
fastboot oem unlock
- After the above command has finished executing, input the following
- Now, you can root your device using Magisk.
Now, your phone will reboot. Upon a successful reboot, the device will be bootloader unlocked. You may root your device or flash custom ROMs to open endless possibilities and new customization options to try on your device.