Unlock OnePlus One Bootloader

Unlock OnePlus One Bootloader: in order to install the OnePlus One TWRP recovery and Root OnePlus One smartphones, you must first Unlock the OnePlus One Bootloader. This tutorial will take you through all the necessary steps to unlock your device's bootloader. Follow the steps in this OnePlus One unlock bootloader tutorial carefully and contact us if you need any further assistance. Before you begin, be sure to back up your OnePus One device data. By unlocking the bootloader, your data will be wiped. This includes: apps, settings, pictures, music etc.

Things You'll Need


  • Install the USB Drivers for the OnePlus One onto you PC.
  • Extract the contents of the ADB & Fastboot Zip to a folder on your desktop

After you have done this, turn off your OnePlus One. You will need to boot it into fastboot mode in order to continue with the tutorial. If you don't know how to do this then follow the steps outline below:

  • Hold the volume up + power buttons (while the phone is off)
  • The OnePlus One will display “fastboot” indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode

After you have done this, you must now connect the OnePlus One to one of your computers using the USB cable that came with your device. After you connect, you must open a command prompt window from the ADB folder. Hold the Shift button and Right click on the White space of the folder and click on “Open Command Window here”. When the window opens, enter the following command:

  • fastboot devices This command will list the connected devices. If your OnePlus One's serial number shows up, then you may proceed. If the OnePlus One is NOT listed, this means that your OnePlus One drivers are not installed correctly. Try again!

Once the OnePlus One is recognized by the PC, you may proceed to unlocking the bootloader using the commands listed hereafter: fastboot oem unlock This command will execute and once it is finished you need to enter the following command: fastboot reboot This command will force the OnePlus One to reboot and, once it restarts, you need to set up a few things:

Enable USB Debugging OnePlus One

USB Debugging – On your OnePlus One, go to

Disable OnePlus One CM Recovery Protection

Disable CM Recovery Protection – On your phone go to

  • Settings > Developer options.
  • Then disable the ‘Update recovery with system updates’ option.

You may now close the command prompt window and proceed to the INSTALL TWRP ON ONE PLUS ONE tutorial. Thanks for reading: how to unlock oneplus one bootlader.

Video: Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus One

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