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How To Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 3 and 3T

OnePlus is one of the best and respected Chinese brand that produce good phones at an affordable price.
The Chinese brand is based on a flagship smartphone and the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are among their list of good phones to buy. Although the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are no longer the latest smartphones, still many folks who are using the phone want to get the best and more from the device.
So below, we will be working you through on the best and easy way to Unlocked your OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T Bootloader.

Follow the steps below and I bet, you won’t find any issues on the process. Before we dive in, the OnePlus 3 comes powered by a Snapdragon 820 with an ample RAM of 6GB and a generous inbuilt memory of 64GB. It offers a screen display size of 5.5 inch HD display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The handset is now running on the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system and it weighs 158 gram.

It has a single rear camera of 16 MP with a front camera of 8 MP for selfies and video calls. On the part of the OnePlus 3T, it’s blessed with an impressive rear camera of 16 MP and another front camera of 16 MP on the front for selfies. It comes with an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset which is not bad and it will also ensure smooth performance as well.


How To Root OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

To root the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T, a user needs to Unlocked the bootloader of the device and also install the custom recovery and SuperSu/Magisk.  You will have to pass this procedure below

Unlocking Bootloader: This method is applied by the phone maker which will modify the firmware or rooting the phone. This is actually the first and foremost steps you must take before rooting your device.

Custom Recovery: This involved basically two types of recovery which are Custom and Stock. The custom Recovery is flashed on to the recovery partition of the device which brings them a lot of customizability, while the stock recovery allows users to flash new MODs, create a full backup and perform the data wipe.

Rooting: This, however, is the final process to gain root access. It involved the flashing of the SuperSU or Magisk to gain the root access.

Below are the procedures to root the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T and also to root every smartphone out there.

Disclaimer: will not be responsible for any damage data or device this might cause. The information below is just for educational purposes only.

So you should follow them at your own risk. You should make sure you backup your files and data because unlocking your OnePlus 3T will wipe everything from your device.

Requirements To Unlocked OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T Bootloader


Things To Enable

1. Enable Developer Option (Go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times)

2. Turn on USB Debugging Mode (Go to Settings > Developer Options > Toggle USB Debugging Mode.)

3. Enable OEM Unlock (Go To Setting > Developer Options) To find the OEM Unlock

4. Enable Advanced reboot (Go To Developer Options and enabling the ‘Advanced Reboot’ option.)

How To Unlock OnePlus 3/3T bootloader

Step 1: Boot the OnePlus 3/3T into Fastboot mode (Long press the power button and select the bootloader more or press the volume up + power button)

Step 2: Connect your device to PC via USB cable

Step 3: Open the command prompt in the extracted ADB and Fastboot drivers window (Press Shift + Right Click)

Step 5: Verify the device’s connection by the following command:

fastboot devices

Step 6: Unlock the bootloader by typing the following command:

Fastboot OEM unlock

Step 7: When you get the finished’ output in the command prompt, your phone will reboot. This is how to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 3/3T and Root the phone.

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