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

OnePlus 6 Bootloader Unlock: 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 unlocks.

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

Warning

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.

Pre-Requisites

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 to oneplus 6 bootloader unlock.

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 a text saying fast boot.

You can also boot into fastboot mode while the 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.

Windows

adb reboot bootloader

Mac or Linux

./adb reboot bootloader

Step 4 – OnePlus 6 Bootloader Unlock

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

Enter the below command to check if the device was connected successfully.

Windows

fastboot devices

Mac or Linux
./fastboot devices

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

Enter the below command to unlock the bootloader.

Windows

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 the Yes and Power button to select Yes.

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

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