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How To: OnePlus 6 Bootloader Unlock (Windows, Mac and Linux)

The notched OnePlus 6 is here and people have already started receiving their devices. The OnePlus 6 boasts of an Apple-inspired notch, and a glass back with no wireless charging. Enough about the cons of the device, the purpose of this post is to outline the process of the OnePlus 6 bootloader unlock.

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How To : OnePlus 6 Bootloader Unlock (Windows, Mac and Linux)


We are not responsible for any bricked devices. You are doing this at your own risk.

Unlocking the bootloader will wipe your data so make sure you backup your data.


Download and Install OnePlus drivers for Windows (Mac and Linux users need no drivers). Once installed please restart your Windows machine.

Make sure your OnePlus 6 is charged 70-80 percent.

Step 1 – Enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock

On your OnePlus 6, go to Settings -> About Phone -> Software Info and tap on build number 7-8 times. You will see a message “You are now a developer”. At this point head back to Settings and you will see an option called Developer Options.

Once in developer options, enable USB Debugging and OEM unlock.

Step 2 – Setup ADB & Fastboot

Setup adb and fastboot on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) by following the steps listed in the link below.

How to Setup ADB and Fastboot

Step 3 – Boot OnePlus 6 into fastboot mode

Turn off your OnePlus 6. Press and hold Volume Up + Power to enter fastboot mode. Once in fastboot mode you will see text saying fastboot.

You can also boot into fastboot mode while device is on :-

  1. Connect OnePlus 6 to computer using usb cable.
  2. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux).
  3. Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.


adb reboot bootloader

Mac or Linux

./adb reboot bootloader

Step 4 – OnePlus 6 Bootloader Unlock

Once in fastboot mode connect OnePlus 6 to computer using usb cable. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux). Navigate to platform-tools folder.

Enter below command to check if device was connected successfully.


fastboot devices

Mac or Linux
./fastboot devices

You will see your device’s serial number show up if device was connected successfully. If not then something is wrong with drivers.

Enter below command to unlock the bootloader.


fastboot oem unlock

Mac or Linux

./fastboot oem unlock

You will see a warning message about Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 6, use Volume buttons to navigate to Yes and Power button to select Yes.

Your device will now reboot, wipe all data and then boot into Android.

That’s it folks! OnePlus 6 Bootloader Unlock is successful.