How to unlock OnePlus 3 and 3T bootloader?

OnePlus is always known for its affordable but powerful devices. OnePlus 3 and 3T also follow the same mode and carry Qualcomm’s flagship chipset of the time. In today’s post, we’ll help you unlock the bootloader for your OnePlus 3 and 3T devices.

The OnePlus 3 is equipped with a Snapdragon 820 with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory. It has a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1080 × 1920 pixels. The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie and weighs 158 grams. In optics – one 16-megapixel camera on the rear panel and another 8-megapixel camera on the front panel for selfie. Whereas the OnePlus 3T has received an upgrade to a dual 16MP camera and a 16MP front-facing camera with a smile capture function. There is also an update to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset.

The process of obtaining ROOT:

To get root access on OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3, users must unlock the bootloader, and then proceed to install custom recovery and SuperSu / Magisk. The root procedure includes the following three steps:

Unlocking the bootloader. This is a lock that manufacturers use so that users can change the firmware or root the device. This is the first and most important step to gain root access on any Android smartphone.

Custom recovery: There are two types of recovery – Custom and Stoke. Custom recovery is highlighted in the recovery section of the device to provide greater customization, rather than standard recovery. It allows users to flash new mods, create full backups and efficiently clean data.

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Root: this is the last process to gain root access. User can flash SuperSU or Magisk to gain root access.

This is the procedure for rooting every Android device. We must follow the same method to root OnePlus devices after unlocking the bootloader. Let’s get started on unlocking the OnePlus 3 and 3T bootloader.

Note: is not responsible for any kind of data or device corruption. You carry out the process at your own risk. It may also void your warranty.

Warning : Bootloader unlock erases data / internal memory. Back up your personal and important files before proceeding.


  • Download Fastboot and ADB drivers.
  • Download OnePlus drivers to your computer.
  • Back up important data in the cloud or on other physical media.
  • Keep your phone charged above 70%.
  • Make sure that the device is updated to the latest firmware version, as there are problems with TWRP on older firmware.

Insignificant the necessary settings:

  1. Turn on developer option by going to Settings> About phone> Click on build number 7 times .
  2. Now turn on USB debugging modeChoose Settings> Developer Options> Switch USB Debugging Mode.
  3. Allow OEM Unlock. OEM unlocking possible find in the ” Settings »>“ Developer Options ”.
  4. Also turn on extended reboot by going to the “Developer Options” and turning on the “Advanced Reboot” option.

Unlock bootloader steps for OnePlus 3 / 3T

  1. Download OnePlus 3 / 3T at fast mode downloads or long press the power button and then by selecting the bootloader mode, or by pressing the button volume up + button power supply after turning off the device.
  2. Now connect your device to the PC via a USB cable.
  3. Open a command prompt in the extracted ADB and Fastboot drivers window by clicking Shift + Right Click.
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fast boot window

  1. Check out device connection by running the following command: fastboot devices
  2. Now unlock bootloader by entering the following command: fastboot oem unlock
  3. You’ll get “ready” the output is on the command line and the phone will reboot.

If you have problems unlocking the OnePlus 3 series bootloader, let us know in the comments below.

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