OnePlus 2 went official recently and the full root access along with a custom working has already been achieved. However, if you’re willing to root your OnePlus 2, you’re going to have unlock the bootloader first, luckily, unlocking the bootloader on OnePlus 2 is rather easy. All you need is some basic Android knowledge and some tools that we will be listing iin this article.

If you’re interested in unlocking the bootloader of your OnePlus 2, you’re at the right place. Do keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader will wipe your phone’s internal storage completely, so it is advised that you make a backup before proceeding.

Prerequisites

  • Download and install ADB installer from here.
  • USB debugging enabled. Do to so; go to Settings > About Phone > tap the build number 7 times till you get the message that you’re a developer > Settings > Developer options > tick the USB debugging option.

Unlock OnePlus 2 Bootloader

  1. You’re going to need to reboot your OnePlus 2 in bootloader mode, to do that, power off the device and turn it back on by pressing and holding  Power and Volume up together till the boot screen shows up.
  2. Once in the bootloader mode, connect your OnePlus 2 using the microUSB cable and wait till the drivers are installed.
  3. Now browse to the folder where the ADB is installed and open a Command Prompt by pressing shift key and clicking right click and choosing ‘open command prompt here’
  4. To confirm everything’s working fine, type in the following command.

    fastboot devices

  5. If your device gets listed, you can proceed, if not then you might need to install the drivers again.
  6. Now you are going to enter the following command to unlock your bootloader

    fastboot oem unlock

  7. Your phone will go into automatic unlocking process, make sure you don’t unplug your phone.
  8. Your phone will display a new screen, simply choose ‘Yes’ by pressing volume up button to confirm the unlocking process.
  9. Your device will reboot now.

Congratulations, you have unlocked the bootloader of your OnePlus 2, in case you need to confirm the status, simply boot into the bootloader again, open command prompt in the folder where you installed the ADB and type in the following command.

fastboot oem device-info

You should see that the device unlocked is set to ‘true’.

 

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