OnePlus devices have always been popular among developer community, as it is easy to unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery like TWRP and get root on these devices. There is no difference with the newly launched OnePlus 6. OnePlus allow users unlocking the bootloader of OnePlus 6, but the process will factory reset the device.

Unlocking OnePlus6’s bootloader is not a complicated process. All you need a PC with ADB and Fastboot drivers installed. However, keep in mind that bootloader is a security feature of the device, so do not proceed unless you have a specific reason for unlocking the bootloader.



Restoring factory image, installing custom ROMs like LineageOS, back up the entire phone, backup EFS data, customize its software, etc. are some of the main use of unlocked bootloader. You may follow below guide to know how to unlock OnePlus 6’s bootloader.

Warning: Unlocking bootloader of OnePlus 6 may void its warranty, so do it at your own risk. Also, make sure to backup all important files, as unlocking bootloader will wipe files and data on your device.


– You need to install OnePlus 6’s drivers on your computer
– ADB and Fastboot drivers installed on your PC
– Enable USB debugging and OEM unlock.

Unlock OnePlus 6 Bootloader

1. Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock on OnePlus 6 (To do so, go to Settings > About Phone > tap Build number 7 times. Now, go to Settings > Developers Options > Enable USB debugging & OEM Unlock)

2. Boot your OnePlus 6 into bootloader mode (Switch off the phone, press Power + Volume Up buttons)

3. Whilst in bootloader mode, connect your device to your PC via USB and allow the drivers to install.

4. Go to the ADB installation folder on your PC and open a command window from there (press Shift key, right click and select Open a command window option)

5. Run below code to ensure fastboot is working: fastboot devices

6. If your device’s serial number listed, you can continue with the unlocking process. If not, install proper driver file.

7. Now, to unlock the bootloader run the below command: fastboot oem unlock

This will unlock OnePlus 6’s bootloader. In the screen, choose ‘Yes’ and it will reboot automatically. Finally, check unlock status of your device by issuing the command ‘fastboot oem device-info’. If the device is unlocked, you will get ‘true’.

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