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How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 7

In this guide, we will unlock the bootloader of the OnePlus 7. OnePlus is known for launching powerful smartphones with top specifications at relatively affordable prices. With the launch of the OnePlus 6, they have even entered the premium segment.

Recently the company launched an upgraded version of the OnePlus 6T known as OnePlus 7. Although it looks exactly like 6T, the newly added colors distinguish it from the older model. In this guide, we’ll unlock the bootloader of the OnePlus 7 guacamoleb smartphone.

Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 7 screenshot
Looking at the OnePlus 7 features, it sports the same 6.41-inch display with 1080 x 2340 pixels of resolution seen on 6T. Moreover, it even includes the same dewdrop notch and 16MP selfie camera.

Besides, it comes with Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 processor which is a huge upgrade. This OnePlus 7 processor gives the best gaming experience. Additionally, it runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

Recently, the company has released OnePlus 7 Android 10 update with OxygenOS 10.0.2. However, if you have not received the OnePlus 7 OTA update, then you can go for custom ROMs and enjoy the newly launched Android OS on your phone.

However, this is possible only if you unlock the bootloader of the OnePlus 7 first. Do you want to root OnePlus 7? Want to flash custom ROM on OnePlus 7? If yes, then unlock the bootloader on phone first.

After you complete the OnePlus 7 bootloader unlock process, you can easily gain root access, install custom recovery, flash kernels, mods, take Nandroid backup and remove bloatware etc.

Additionally, you can increase battery capacity and overclock the processor to enhance the performance. Let’s start the process of how to unlock the bootloader of the OnePlus 7 (codename: guacamoleb) mentioned below.

Disclaimer:

This process will void your device warranty. We strongly recommend to proceed at your own risk. If your phone gets bricked by following this guide, then we at Droid Thunder will not be held responsible for that.

Pre-Requisites:

  • Ensure to charge your phone to at least 60%.
  • This process will delete your entire phone data. Hence take backup before moving ahead.
  • To recognize your phone on the PC, install the latest USB drivers.
  1. Download OnePlus 7 USB drivers.
  • Moreover, enable USB debugging mode from settings.
  1. How to Enable USB Debugging on OnePlus 7.
  • Also, enable OEM unlocking and Advance reboot mode from Developer options.
  • (Optional) Temporarily disable antivirus and firewall on your PC.

After doing all the steps given above, let’s start the OnePlus 7 unlock bootloader process.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 7:

Step 1: Download ADB drivers.

Step 2: Install these drivers on PC.

Step 3: Connect your phone to PC using a USB cable.

Step 4: On PC, go to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB and fastboot). Then hold the shift button of your keyboard and right-click on space. From the list of options, select the Open command window here option. This will launch the cmd window.

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Note: If the below message shows on your phone, tap OK.

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Step 5: In the cmd window, enter the following command and press the enter key:

adb devices

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This command will confirm whether your phone is successfully connected to the PC or not.

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Note: If such a thing doesn’t happen then again install OnePlus USB drivers. If the problem persists, change the USB cable or port.

Step 6: Type the following command now:

adb reboot bootloader

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This will restart your OnePlus 7 into fastboot mode as shown below:

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Step 7: Then type the following command:

fastboot devices

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This command will again confirm a successful connection with some random numbers.

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Step 8: Let’s start the bootloader unlock OnePlus 7 process now. So, enter the following command:

fastboot oem unlock

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As soon as you press enter, the bootloader unlocking process will start.

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The following message will appear on your phone screen.

Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 7 bootloader 1

Note: On this screen, use Volume keys for navigation and Power key for selection.

Step 9: So using Volume keys navigate to Unlock the Bootloader option and select it by Power key.

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This will begin the OnePlus 7 unlock bootloader process.

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Note: This step will delete entire phone data and settings. So take backup before this step.

As soon as the process completes, your OnePlus 7 will automatically restart.

Finally! You’ve successfully unlocked the bootloader of your OnePlus 7 guacamoleb smartphone. For any difficulty or suggestions, use the comments sections mentioned below.

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