OnePlus 2 is the 2015 flagship Android device of Chinese upstart OnePlus. It is the successor to the popular OnePlus One. It features a 5.5″ 1080p LTPS LCD display, 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 3300mAh battery. Internal storage comes in at either 16GB or 64GB. The rear camera has a 13MP sensor and is capable of 4K video recording at 30fps, while the front camera has a 5MP sensor and can record 1080p video.
XDA developers have found out a way to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 2. Unlocking the bootloader will have many advantages – you can root the device, installing custom recovery and much more. If you are interested, a detailed guide is given below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your device getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your OnePlus 2:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android and Email
- OnePlus 2 drivers installed on the computer
- Android SDK installed on the computer
- ADB and Fastboot installed on the computer
- Make sure ADB and fastboot files are placed in the same folder.
- Go to Settings >> About phone. Tap on Build Number 7 times to become a developer.
- Now go to Developer options and enable the OEM unlock.
- Connect your device to the PC.
- Enter the phone in fastboot/bootloader mode by pressing and holding Power + Volume Up
- Go to the folder where ADB and fastboot are present. Open command prompt in this folder.
- Type the following command and press enter
- Now use the following command and press enter
fastboot oem unlock
- You will see a screen appearing on your OnePlus 2. Select the “Yes” option.
- Your phone will reboot automatically. Done!