How to unlock bootloader of OnePlus 2

Updated on July 3, 2018

These are the instructions to unlock bootloader on OnePlus 2 smartphone using the fastboot tools on windows computer.

Requirements: Your device should have atleast 20 percent or above battery to perform the unlocking process.

Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 2

Step 1: Download and install OnePlus 2 USB driver on your computer. If OnePlus 2 USB driver is already installed then skip this step.

USB Logo

Step 2: Enable USB debugging on your device. To enable USB debugging: Open Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging > Tick to enable.

(Developer Options is hidden in Android 4.2.2 or above, to show this option: Go to Settings > About phone > Built Number (tap on it for 5-8 times).

USB Debugging on OnePlus 2

Step 3: Now, power off your device.

Power Off OnePlus 2

Step 4: Now, you need to boot into the Fastboot Mode. To Boot into fastboot mode, press and hold the Volume UP and Power Key (for 4-5 seconds) and release all the the buttons when you are able to see the fastboot logo on the screen.

oneplus fastboot mode

Step 5: Connect your OnePlus 2 smartphone to the computer.

Connect Android Device with Computer

Step 6: Download and install Minimal ADB and fastboot tools on your computer.

minimal adb fastboot setup

Step 7: Once, installation is completed launch the Minimal ADB and fastboot tools.

minimal adb fastboot setup complete

Step 8: Now, you will be able to see the following command window.

minimal adb command window

Step 9: Now, in the command window type and press enter: fastboot devices

minimal adb command fastboot device

(from the above command you will be abe to see the list of devices attached to the computer)

Step 10: Now, give another command: fastboot oem unlock

minimal adb command oem unlock

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Step 11: Now, you will be able to see the verification screen on your device. Simply choose Yes by using the volume down button and press power button to confirm it.

oneplus unlock erase data

Step 12: Now, your device will reboot automatically.

Congratulations, You have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your OnePlus 2 smartphone.

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[*] Caution: Unlocking the bootloader will delete your personal data, pictures, apps etc from your device. So, take a backup of your personal data before following the above tutorial.

[*] Root OnePlus 2: If you want to root your OnePlus 2 smartphone then follow How to root OnePlus 2 tutorial.

[*] OnePlus USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device then head over to Download OnePlus USB Driver for all devices page.

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