How To Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 7T [Full Guide]

One of the most hyped Android smartphone OnePlus 7T is now official. And as usual, within just a few days of release, they also released the Kernel Source of OnePlus 7T. It means the custom development for the OnePlus 7T is now possible. But you will not be able to modify or apply these custom development unless the bootloader is unlocked. So here, you will know How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 7T.

If you either want to root your OnePlus 7T or want to install TWRP, in both cases first, you need to unlock the bootloader. Unlocking bootloader lets you make changes at the system level. Each smartphone brand has its way of unlocking bootloader, and OnePlus follow one of the simplest methods. So this is a significant advantage over any other phone like Xiaomi, Samsung, Nokia, Huawei, and others. First, let me walk you through the OnePlus 7T specifications.

OnePlus 7T – Details

It features a 6.55-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The screen has 3D Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The device runs on the latest Android 10 with OxygenOS 10 UI out of the box. OnePlus 7T powered with the latest Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with Adreno 640 GPU. It is coupled with 8GB RAM with a combination of either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. UFS 3.0 storage will help with the rapid transfer rate.

On the Camera side, it has a triple rear camera setup at the back for ultimate photos and videos. The triple camera setup includes a 48-megapixel primary lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 16-megapixel ultrawide lens. And at the front, it has a single 16-megapixel selfie camera that can record 1080p videos at 30fps. It boasts a 3800mAh battery with 30W warp charge technology.

And by default, it comes with the locked bootloader, which you can unlock by following this guide. OnePlus allows it’s all users to unlock bootloader without filling any form or submitting an application. The unlock bootloader process will hardly take around 10-20 minutes. So you don’t have to worry about time wastage. Let’s start the unlocking bootloader guide.

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How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 7T

Unlocking bootloader has both advantages and disadvantages. So you should know about the risks involve in unlocking bootloader before you replicate the steps on your device. There is one more thing you need to know is in some particular region; you might not allowed to unlock the bootloader. In this case, call T-Mobile or AT&T whichever is your network carrier and tell some reason like you are going to a different country and hence want to unlock the bootloader. First, check out the prerequisite and gather all the required drivers or tools.


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Steps to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 7T

Step 1) Download & install all the drivers from prerequisites.

Step 2) Open Settings on your OnePlus 7T and head over to About Phone option.

Step 3) Tap 7 times on Build Number to enable Developer Options. unlock bootloader on OnePlus 7T

Step 4) Go back to the main Settings, then go to System > Developer Options. unlock bootloader on OnePlus 7T

Step 5) In Developer Options, enable OEM Unlocking, Advanced Reboot, and turn on USB Debugging. unlock bootloader on OnePlus 7T

Step 6) Now long press power button and select Reboot to Bootloader. unlock bootloader on OnePlus 7T

Step 7) After rebooting to bootloader, connect your phone to PC using a USB cable.

Step 8) In the Computer, go to C:\adb and press Shift + Right click on an empty area and select ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or ‘Open Command window here’. unlock bootloader on OnePlus 7T

Step 9) Now to check if your device is connected or not enter the following command and it will display some ID

  • fastboot devices

Step 10) If your phone is connected correctly, then enter the below command to unlock bootloader of OnePlus 7T.

  • fastboot oem unlock

Step 11) The above command will take you to the unlock screen on your phone. So select the Unlock Bootloader option. You can toggle the option with Volume buttons and select any option press Power button.

Step 12) The unlock process will remove all data and unlock bootloader on your OnePlus 7T. The device will now auto-reboot into the system after finishing the unlocking.

Step 13) Set up your device and enjoy OnePlus 7T with unlocked bootloader.

Now you will be able to install TWRP Recovery, Custom ROM, Custom Kernel & also you can Root your phone. While performing bootloader unlock, make sure to go step by step, or you may brick your phone. If you have already unlocked bootloader on any other phone than the process to unlock bootloader will be easy for you.

So there you have it the complete guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 7T. You now have the system modification access. Follow YTECHB for further guides related to OnePlus 7T. If you have any queries, then let us know in the comment section, and we will provide the solution.

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Ashutosh singh

Computer Science graduate and tech enthusiast. Love testing new tech gadgets ever since my first windows phone from Samsung. Working as a technical writer for more than five years, and I believe I have also developed good SEO skills. In my spare time, I like watching movies, and playing games.

2 thoughts on “How To Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 7T [Full Guide]”

  1. Hi Ashutosh

    I have the 7T on T-Mobile and I can not enable OEM Unlock in Developer Options. Nor will this method work. Any suggestions? Thank You


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