If you Want to Root Your Oneplus 8 Mobile Phone? or Any other Software Related Modifications? Then You need to Unlock the Bootloader in Oneplus 8 Device.
In this post, We will show you how to Unlock Bootloader on Oneplus 8 Device easily. A step-by-step guide helps you to unlock Bootloader in Oneplus 8 using Fastboot commands.
Before you dive up into the post you need to understand the bootloader concepts and what you can do with the Bootloader Unlocked Oneplus Devices.
What is Bootloader?
In the simplest terms, a bootloader is a piece of software that runs every time your phone starts up. It tells the phone what programs to load in order to make your phone run. The bootloader starts up the Android operating system when you turn on the phone. This is a pretty important job, so it’s very important that nothing goes wrong with it. That’s why phones keep their bootloaders stored in special stable memory.
Oneplus 8 Mobiles come with a locked bootloader it can prevent users to install the bootloader or other related programs. In case of theft, the intruder easily can bypass all your security by flashing your mobile memory/installing custom rom.
Why Do You Unlock Bootloader in Oneplus 8 ?
Most android users are easily bored with their mobile UI & UX. in that case they want to try some new ROMs. So you need to Unlock the Bootloader in Oneplus 8. unlocked bootloader is also required while unbricking your phone by restoring the stock OxygenOS firmware through Fastboot.
Guide to Unlock Bootloader in Oneplus 8
We can show you the easiest way to unlock the bootloader in Oneplus 8 Device. But before that, you have some prerequisites.
Take a full backup on Oneplus 8
This is the most important thing to do before you unlock the bootloader in Oneplus 8. Take a full backup of all your important data stored on your phone. When unlocking bootloader it’ll completely erase your all data (Messages, contacts, images, videos).
Install/Update Required USB drivers
You need to Install or update the required drivers for your oneplus phone. When you are using ADB and Fastboot you must install the required drivers. You can check the latest drivers on the Oneplus official site.
Chare your Oneplus 8
We strongly recommend charging your Oneplus 8 phone before unlocking bootloader. it should above 70% charge to your Oneplus phone.
Unlock Bootloader on Oneplus 8 phone
Follow each step very carefully to unlock your Oneplus 8 phone.
Step 1. Enable OEM Unlocking
Without enabling OEM unlocking options, We can’t run fastboot commands.
for enabling OEM unlocking
goto -> Settings -> Developer options -> OEM unlocking (turn on)
for the developer option, you need to turn on the developer option from the setting. goto Settings -> about phone -> build number (press 5 to 8 times) to turn on developer option
Step 2: Boot your Oneplus 8 into Fastboot Mode
The Fastboot tool can only interact with your phone for bootloader unlocking or flashing device partitions when it is in a special boot mode known as “Fastboot Mode”.
first, switch off your phone, then hold the Volume Up, Volume Down, and Power keys together to enter Fastboot Mode.
3. Setup Android SDK tools to your PC
In order to unlock the bootloader, you need Android SDK tools on your system.
Select and download the latest SDK Package for your OS
Extract the ZIP to get the platform tools. this folder contains ADB & fastboot tools.
4. Launch Powershell
- Go to C:adb folder where the ADB/Fastboot binaries are present.
- Press and hold the SHIFT key and do a right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
- Now Select ‘Open PowerShell window here.
5. Connect Your Oneplus 8 phone to PC
Now you’re ready to unlock the bootloader in Oneplus 8 phone. To start, connect your phone (while it is in Fastboot Mode) to your computer using a compatible USB cable.
To verify the connection, enter the following command in the PowerShell/Terminal:
6.Now use fastboot command to unlock the bootloader
fastboot flashing unlock
Once the above command is Executed the phone should display a prompt on the screen. shown as below.
Now use Volume keys to Select Unlock the Bootloader and press the power key to confirm.
Your device will reboot and you are done!
You will also see the unlocked bootloader warning message during the initial boot process. This is a mandatory warning and completely normal.
If you faced any problem with performing this tutorial, please let us know by dropping a comment below. Our team will reply to you back as soon as possible.