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OnePlus Two: How To Unlock Bootloader

OnePlus Two has a very easy and straight forward bootloader unlock process. Android phones similar to OnePlus Two come with locked bootloaders which prevent any modification to system partitions. This translates into no rooting, manual upgrades, custom recoveries etc. To some people, these are some key utilities which need to be present on the phone. Hence why, OnePlus Two owners need to first unlock their bootloaders before gaining access to all the mods. The good news is, OnePlus doesn’t require device IDs, long mails or a system which you need to go through in order to unlock your bootloader, everything is automated. Read our detailed guide below in order to learn about all the steps required to for unlocking OnePlus Two’s bootloader.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you on how to unlock OnePlus Two bootloader for installing custom ROMs, a custom recovery or doing anything nasty with your phone — most of all, you will be able to root OnePlus Two on Android 5.0 Lollipop and enjoy the various root apps. Just to be clear, unlocking bootloader will wipe ALL your data form the phone. So make sure you backup everything or unlock bootloader on a new device with nothing to lose.

 

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Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the OnePlus Two, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

OnePlus Two USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for OnePlus Two properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download OnePlus Two USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and KitKat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

5. [IMPORTANT] Copy all the backup files from your SD card to your computer as internal memory will be wiped clean while unlocking the bootloader.

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If you are a developer and would want to unlock the bootloader, we recommend doing that before you set up the Google Play Store, install apps or anything because the security feature in Android clears out everything from your phone when unlocking bootloader of a phone.

Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial on the next page to unlock OnePlus Two bootloader.

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