How to Unlock Bootloader on Essential Phone

The latest OnePlus 5 phones which come under essential phones category has created a large name in the market because of its features. The phone’s features give all comfort needed for a person who loves the software and is a bit geeky about it. Every phone has its own limitation has it uses OS system that has its own copyrights. In order to use the OS system to its fullest potential one needs rights to temper the original files or directories of the system.

New phones such as essential phones are latest and thus, they have high security when it comes to Android system. In order to temper with the ROMs and MODs, you need to root your device. The rooting could be done by many recovery apps but only if the phones have successfully unlocked the bootloader. Unlocking of the bootloaders would allow the user to use the recovery apps for controlling the booting process and also for inserting new directories or files via booting process at any time.

After bootloader, the phones are supposed to be installed with recovery apps to continue further usage of the system file. Thus, the guide below shows the steps for unlocking the bootloader of the essential phones using simple ADB and fastboot commands. The main thing is this could be done only via Windows system thus, availability of Windows PC or laptop is a must.

Essential Phone

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Essential Phone

Part – 1 Enable “USB Debugging” and “OEM Unlock” on Essential Phone

How To Enable USB Debugging on Android Smartphones

Part – 2 Install ADB and Fastboot On Your Windows PC

Part – 3 Unlock Bootloader on Essential Phone Using Fastboot commands

Step 1. Open the ADB folder and launch the Command prompt window there. (shift + right click anywhere empty space within that folder and click on open command prompt here).

Step 2. Power off your device and boot your device into fastboot mode. To do this, press and hold Volume up + Power at the same time to boot into fastboot mode.


You can execute the following command to boot into fastboot mode

adb reboot bootloader

Step 3. Now connect your device to your PC via USB cable and execute the following command. (This command will confirm that your device is connected to PC)

adb devices

Step 4. If your device is successfully connected, execute the following command to unlock your device bootoader

fastboot flashing unlock

Step 5. After the above command has finished executing, run the given command to reboot your device

fastboot reboot

Done!!! unlocked bootloader on Essential Phone.

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