OnePlus 5 is the flagship device of Chinese company well known for its quality smartphones. OnePlus 5 was released in 2017, November, it comes with 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels at 401 PPI. OnePlus 5 is powered by Octa-core Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 with 6/8 Gigs of RAM, 64/128 GB of storage options and a 16+20 MP dual rear camera. It is powered by Android Nougat out of the box. But this is obviously not a full specification sheet but this is enough to prove that this device is indeed a flagship with at great quality.
New phones such as OnePlus 5 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.
Why you should Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 5? By unlocking the bootloader on your OnePlus 5 device, 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.
- Install Stock Firmware via Fastboot.
- Install a Custom Recovery.
- Root OnePlus 5 with SuperSU zip or Magisk.
- Install Custom ROMs and other stuff.
- Recover the device from soft-brick.
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 OnePlus 5 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.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 5
Part – 1
Enable “USB Debugging” and “OEM Unlock” on OnePlus 5
Part – 2
Install ADB and Fastboot On Your Windows PC
Part – 3
Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 5 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)
Step 4. If your device is successfully connected, execute the following command to unlock your device bootoader
fastboot oem unlock
Step 5. You will see an Unlock Bootloader Warning screen, press the Volume button to select Yes (Turns Blue) and Press the Power Button to Unlock.
Done!!! unlocked bootloader on OnePlus 5.