How to Unbrick OnePlus 5T with OnePlus 5T Unbrick Tool (Unroot/Fix bootloop)

Steps to Unbrick OnePlus 5T (Unroot and Fix Bootloop): OnePlus 5T has been a super successful device and if you want to enhance its performance and features, you need to unbrick your device. The company provides an official tool to unbrick OnePlus 5T, flash stock firmware and even fix boot loop. The tool is named OnePlus 5T MSM Tool. OnePlus 5T one of the most popular devices among Android developers and it has good build quality and software.

The hardware components are great and collectively, it is their selling point. Since it is a developer-friendly device, you cannot resist yourself to root the device and try out custom ROMs and MODs as compatible with the device. But you have to be careful otherwise your device may get damaged.

Unroot/Unbrick OnePlus 5T and Return to Stock

OnePlus has a great community support and it is as good as Google Nexus because both the devices are developer-friendly. The most important point to note here is that unlocking bootloader or rooting OnePlus devices will not void the warranty as it is the case with other OEM devices. When you root the device and install custom ROMs, Kernels or MODs, there is always a chance of bricking your device. In such a scenario, you have to flash your device and return to stock firmware. The following is a complete guide on how to unbrick your OnePlus 5T device by the official method.


Steps To Unbrick OnePlus 5T | Unroot and Fix Bootloop

Unbrick OnePlus 5T with OnePlus 5T Unbrick Tool

Step 1. You must have ADB and Fastboot installed on your computer.

Step 2. If you are using Windows 8 or above, you need to turn off driver signature verification.

Step 3. Press the hold the Power button of your OnePlus 5T for 40 seconds to turn it off.

Step 4. Connect OnePlus 5T with your computer via USB cable and while connecting, press the Volume Up button of the device.

Step 5. Open Device Manager on your computer. To do that, right-click on My Computer > select Device Manager option.

Step 6. Download Qualcomm Driver Zip file from the download section and extract it.

Step 7. In the Device Manager, find your device either by the name of QHUSB_Bulk or Unknown Device.

  • Right-click on that and select the option ‘Update Device Software’. Then browse to the extracted folder where you have Qualcomm Driver and select it to install.
  • After installation is complete, your device must be recognized as Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008.

Step 8. Download OnePlus 5T Unbrick tool and extract it. Inside it, you will find MSM download tool. Right–click on it and select the option ‘Run As Administrator’.

Step 9. When MSM Tool opens, you will see your device listed if it is connected properly.

Step 10. Select your device and click on the Start button in the top left corner.

Wait for the device status to turn green. Then disconnect your device and boot it up and it is done.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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