How To Unlock Bootloader On OnePlus 5 [Complete Guide]

In order to flash custom recovery and root , you have to unlock BootLoader on OnePlus 5. Otherwise you can’t flash recovery and root your oneplus 5.May be you know or may be not but bootloader should be unlock on OnePlus 5 to install twrp recovery and root your onePlus 5.Without unlocking bootloader you can’t flash custom recovery files on oneplus 5 and also cant modify your android phone.Bootloader also known as “Hboot”.Bootloader is same as BOIS to window.Basically Bootloader is a security checkpoint ,which hold the android system files. It’s an android data security which is enabled by the android developer to protect the hardware and software of OnePlus 5.If you want to make any modifications on your android device then bootloader will never allows you to perform any task until unlock the bootloader of your device.So unlock bootloader on Oneplus 5 then you can customaize your device as an android developer like you can flash custom ROM,can install Custom recovery,can root your device to install root required apps to perform android tweaks.

Let’s see “how to unlock bootloader on OnePlus 5 safely”.

Points To Know Before Unlocking Bootloader
Bootloader unlocking would not voiding phone warranty.

Bootloader mode and fastboot mode are same things.

You can boot into bootloader mode on OnePlus 5 by issuing command or manually.

Bootloader unlocking process will wipe all user data and phone data completely.

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How To Unlock Bootloader On OnePlus 5 

Step01 Pre- Requirements

  • Charge your device aprox 60%.
  • Take backup of your data, if anything goes wrong you may restore it again.
  • USB cable to attach your device with pc.

Step02 Enable USB Debugging & OEM Unlock

  • To enable developer option go to your phone setting>> About phone.
  • Tab on build number option for 7 times .now you will get the message “you are now a developer”.
  • Go back again and enter into the “developer” option.
  • Now find the “USB debugging” option and enable it.
  • Same as you will see the “OEM” option then enable it.

enable usb debuggin and oem unlock

Step03 Minimal adb & fastboot tool setup.


Steps To Unlock Bootloader On OnePlus 5

  • Now attach your onePlus 5 with pc via USB cable.[Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your device]

  • Open “adb folder” on your pc. Adb folder location [ C:/ >adb folder]

adb folder location, minimal adb and fastboot tool

  • Click anywhere in adb folder and press & hold “Shift” key + right mouse key and select “open command window here” option. Now command window will be open in front of you.

open command window here

  • Type below command and hit enter button to boot oneplus 5 into fastboot mode / bootloader mode.
[ command will boot your OnePlus 5 into bootloader mode]

adb reboot bootloader


Boot into fastboot mode without command – phone setting>> enable developer option>enable usb debugging>enable OEM unlock>enable advance reboot

Press power off button for 5 second > Reboot>Bootloader

Phone will reboot into bootloader or fastboot mode automatically.

unlock bootloader on oneplus 5

  • Now type the below commend to check if your device is properly connected with pc in fastboot mode or not?
[commend will show you the connected devices]

fastboot devices

fastboot devices

  • Now again type the below command and hit enter button to unlock bootloader of OnePlus 5
[command will unlock bootloader of OnePlus 5]

fastboot oem unlock

fastboot oem unlock

  • Now your device will ask for permission, use volume up and down key to select “yes” option and press “Power” key for Ok.
  • All done!!! Now bootloader will be unlock on your OnePlus 5 and it will wipe or erase all user data and phone data of your device.
  • Now phone will be reboot automatically and bootloaded unlocked on Oneplus 5 successfully.

if you are unable to boot automatically then reboot it normally.

Different commands & uses
adb reboot bootloader – if phone is in ON mode then “adb reboot bootloader” command will reboot your device into bootloader mode or fastboot mode.

fatboot devices – if you want to confirm, is it connect with pc in fastboot mode then use “fastboot devices” command.

fastboot oem unlock – this command will directly unlock bootloader of your device [Make sure your device is already in fastboot mode or bootloader mode]

This is all about how to unlock bootloader on OnePlus 5 you can root OnePlus 5 ,can install custom ROMs , can install twrp recovery on oneplus 5 etc and also can customize unlocked OnePlus 5.

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Jagmohan Singh Negi

I am Jagmohan Singh Negi A Tech Enthusiastic Person. I always want to explore something new and experiment on Android Smartphones, here on i share solutions of Latest Android Bugs and Their Fixes, Latest Android launches, and How-to-Type Solutions for All Android Smartphones.

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