It’s really easy to unlock
If you are using Xiaomi, LG, Motorola’s devices, this method may not work as you’ll have to follow a different procedure in order to get permission to unlock bootloader of these devices. I can also share those tutorials if you want, just let me know in the comment section. If you’re not sure if this method’s going to work or not, just give it a try as this will cause no harm to your device no matter what.
I’ll provide you easy steps to follow to unlock bootloader using fastboot commands, you should follow each and every step carefully and trust me it’s pretty easy to unlock it. If you want to root your Android device, install a custom recovery, or flash a custom ROM, the very first step you need to do is unlock bootloader of your device that you’re using.
What is unlocking a Bootloader?
Earlier there was no need to unlock Bootloader of Android devices as they were already in unlocked state. A lock or unlock Bootloader is state that gives access to root. In simple words, if you have rooted your device then you’ll have all the hidden access, features that normal users don’t have. You’ll basically be the real administrator of your device and you can have access to those features that normal users don’t have access to. You can install a custom recovery, install a custom ROM, do some tweaks, do any modifications, uninstall system apps, and what not.
As it’s important to know about how deep the water is, before diving into it. I hope you now understand what unlocking a bootloader means.
Unlock Bootloader using Fastboot commands
Step 1. ENABLE DEVELOPER OPTIONS IN YOUR SMARTPHONE
To enable developer options in your Android smartphone, go to >Settings>About Phone>Tap Build number 7 timesand you’re done.
Now go back and you’ll find an option “Developer options” open it and enable OEM unlocking, USB debugging, Advanced reboot (if your device supports it)
Step 2. DOWNLOAD LATEST USB DRIVERS OF YOUR SMARTPHONE
Make sure you have downloaded the latest USB drivers of your smartphone, you can easily find it on internet, just Google the correct keywords.
Step 3. INSTALL ADB & FASTBOOT ON YOUR PC
Now the very next thing you need to do is download and install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your PC. If you are using Mac, you can refer to this guide to install
If you are using Windows, then you can simply download & install it from this
Step 4. OPEN COMMAND PROMT/POWERSHELL/TERMINAL
Now boot your smartphone in Bootloader, for One plus devices long press the power button and click on Bootloader. Now you’ll see the bootloader status of your smartphone as “locked”.
Now connect your device to your PC, open the C/ drive, open
Step 5. GIVING COMMANDS VIA FASTBOOT
Type the following command and hit enter to check if
OR if you are using MAC, type
If the window shows your device as shown, then you are good to go. Just type the last command and hit enter, your device’s bootloader will be unlocked.
fastboot flashing unlock
OR, if you are using mac then type-
./fastboot oem unlock
Wait for your device to reboot, now you can check the status of your device’s bootloader as unlocked. You have successfully unlock bootloader using fastboot and adb.