Unlocking bootloader will allow modifications in the partitions which were earlier reserved.
You can accomplish several tasks after unlocking the bootloader. Such as installing custom recoveries, flashing ROMs via fastboot and more such technical stuff.
We primarily use the unlocked bootloader to install TWRP or any other custom recovery.
Unlocking bootloader will factory reset your OnePlus 2.If you wish to proceed, please do it at your own risk.
Steps for Unlocking the Bootloader of OnePlus 2 Smartphone
- Perform a backup of your stuff. As unlocking the bootloader will result in a factory reset.
- Open Developer Options in Settings Menu.
- Enable USB debugging on your OnePlus 2. Click here if you don’t know how to Enable USB Debugging on your smartphone.
- After that enable OEM Unlocking in Developer Options.
- Also enable Advanced Reboot in Developer Options.
- Your computer must have latest drivers.
- Install ADB and Fastboot drivers. Click here.
- Hold Power Button tap on Reboot and select Bootloader. You will only see reboot options if you have enabled Advanced reboot in Developer Options.
- To manually boot into Fastboot mode. Turn Off your device. Then hold Volume up + Power key together to enter into Fastboot Mode.
- Connect your smartphone to the computer.
- Open command window where you have installed ADB and Fastboot drivers.
- To open command window hold Shift key and right click in the ADB folder and choose “open command window here“
- Type “fastboot devices” without quotes to check whether your OnePlus 2 is connected or not.
- Then type “fastboot oem unlock” to unlock the bootloader of your OnePlus 2.
- After that type “fastboot reboot” to reboot your smartphone