Steps to Unbrick OnePlus Nord using MSM Download Tool (Easy Steps)

OnePlus Nord is the first affordable category smartphone from OnePlus under the Nord series. It comes with upper mid-range hardware specifications. Now, if you’re one of the OnePlus Nord users and want to easily Unbrick OnePlus Nord to Restore it to the Stock ROM/Firmware using the MSM Download Tool then this guide is only for you.

As the title indicates, if you have a bricked OnePlus Nord handset then the first thing you will need to do is to simply flash the stock firmware in it. Once the stock ROM gets installed on the device, your handset will be back in track again. It’s quite common these days for your smartphone to easily get bricked due to some reasons.

Maybe you’ve tried to flash any custom firmware or any custom module or even tried to install root access on the device and due to the unsupported file or any kind of the wrong method, your device gets bricked easily. As Android OS is easily customizable and by performing some of the flashing or tweaks, any user can achieve a great look or functionality on their Android devices.

But not all the users are experts in flashing custom or third-party files step by step as well as lucky enough to become successful. Therefore, some of the Android device users can obviously get stuck in bricking mode or bootloop issue where the device doesn’t turn on at all.

What is a Bricked Android Device?

If you’re a newbie or don’t know that much of technical things, you should always remember that a bricked device is considered to be a dead phone or the system functions not work expectedly due to the corrupted or missing software.

Steps to Unbrick OnePlus Nord using MSM Download Tool (Easy Steps)

However, if your handset is hard bricked then it’s quite possible that you may not fix this issue. If the smartphone manufacturer can’t give you a solid tool or support then the device won’t turn on again. However, the soft-bricked device can be easily unbricked by flashing the stock firmware again. It’s the same method that usually performed via the MSM Download Tool in order to install the Stock ROM.

Thanks to Some Random Username, Senior Member on XDA, now OnePlus Nord users can easily unbrick and restore it by flashing the stock firmware. So let’s move to the instructions.

Download OnePlus Nord Unbrick Tool {MSM Tool}

Global (AC01AA)

Europe (AC01BA)

India (AC01DA)


  • A PC/Laptop and a USB cable are required.
  • Ensure to install the OnePlus USB Driver on your PC.

Warning! will not be held responsible for any kind of damage that occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk. This will void the warranty of your device.

Steps to Unbrick OnePlus Nord using MSM Download Tool (Easy Steps)

  • Download the MSM Unbrick Tool From the above link and extract it on your PC
  • Switch off your device and connect to the PC using the USB cable
  • Enter the Qualcomm EDL Mode on your phone (Volume Up and Volume Down)
  • Now, click on MsmDownloadTool V4.0.exe and open the unbrick tool
  • In the Login page of the tool, select Other in user type and move next
  • Click on click on Target and select another option (ex. India) and click start
  • This will start the unbricking process. Just wait for a few minutes
  • Done!! It will take some time to boot your device into the system.

Finally, your device should be unbricked and booted into the Stock OxygenOS like the new one. Keep visiting the blog for more info.

Source: XDA Thread

Ravis Sharma
Ravis Sharma
Ravis Sharma, a tech expert, simplifies complex Android topics, offering clear news coverage and user-friendly how-to guides.

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