How to Unlock Bootloader and Root OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus is one of the top, if not the very best, in-class premium flagship smartphone producers in the mobile business. The firm is currently leading a new competition, with consumers being forced to choose between cheap flagship killers or overpriced so-called premium phones. This year has seen the release of OnePlus’ highly anticipated OnePlus 10 Pro variants, which feature flagship specs that aren’t really there. So, if you’re using the OnePlus 10 Pro and want an easy method to unlock your bootloader and root your device, check out this post.

Because OnePlus smartphones are always developer-friendly, custom developers adore the brand. Meanwhile, a large number of custom firmware, mod files, and other modifications are available for OnePlus devices, and the OnePlus 10 Pro will continue to be so. Android fans or geeks generally desire to customize their phones as much as possible in order to be able to easily install any third-party firmware or root or customized recovery. The bootloader unlocking procedure now begins the customization process.

Because of certain security or privacy issues, all smartphone manufacturers lock their devices’ bootloaders by default. OnePlus smartphones, on the other hand, are highly modifiable and can be readily unlocked. You’ll be free to install any type of custom file on your OnePlus 10 Pro series device once you’ve unfastened it. While you may use Custom Recovery to flash zip files, you will need to install a custom recovery such as TWRP onto your device in order to do so. Otherwise, Magisk may be installed without using TWRP.

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.


How to Unlock Bootloader and Root OnePlus 10 Pro

Unlock Bootloader and Root OnePlus 10 Pro

Follow the given steps to boot into OnePlus 10 Pro Bootloader by hardware buttons.

  • You have to press and hold the power button for a few seconds
  • Now tap the Power Off option when the Power Menu appears
  • Now you have to Wait for the OnePlus 10 Pro to completely turn off
  • Then press and hold the Power button and the Volume Down button at the same time
  • Continue holding these two buttons down until you boot into Fastboot Mode

OnePlus 6T Bootloader Keys

  • Once device booted into Bootloader mode, connect your device with PC or Computer.
  • Now Go To The ADB Folder and open Command window there (To Do so,  “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu)

Open Command window

  • The Command Prompt window will open.
  • Type the following command and hit Enter to check whether your connected device is running in bootloader/fastboot mode or not:
fastboot devices

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  • Now, you will see a device code which means your device is connected to bootloader mode.
  • Type the following command and press Enter to unlock the bootloader easily:
fastboot oem unlock

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  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Once done, you can either reboot your device manually or type the below command and hit Enter:
fastboot reboot
  • That’s it. Your handset bootloader is now unlocked.

What is Rooting An Android Device Mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the Android device. You can use the device to its full potential,‘Rooting’ means giving yourself special privilege or “root permissions” on your phone. It’s similar to running programs as administrators in Windows.

whats rooting

After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device. You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow) On old device by installing third party ROMs like CyanogenMod 13. You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance. You can hibernate any app you want. You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.

For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

Steps To Root OnePlus 10 Pro

Before heading over to the process, you have to download the Stock Boot Image or Factory Image file for your specific model and builds.

#1 Download boot.img

Download the boot file according to your device. Once downloaded, unzip the file and open it, look for a .zip extension file. Open that file too, now you will see a file named boot.img (This is the official stock image or firmware).

  • Furthermore, the stock boot.img file for your current firmware will also be needed.
    • Download stock boot.img: Indian Variant | EU Variant

#2 Patch boot image

  • Move the boot.img to your device’s internal storage.
  • Download & install the latest Magisk Manager on your device
  • Open magisk manager, On the main screen, select Install > Install > Patch Boot Image File
  • Now select the boot image (boot.img). Magisk will start to patch the boot image.
  • After completion, the file will be saved as “magisk_patched.img” in your Downloads folder

#3 Finally, Root OnePlus 10 Pro

  • Connect your device to PC and transfer the “magisk_patched.img” file from your phone to the installed ADB & Fastboot folder on the PC.
  • Now, type the following command to boot your device to bootloader mode (Make sure your device is connected to the PC).
adb reboot bootloader
  • Now issue the command given below to Flash the patched boot image
fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
  • Done !!! Just reboot your device. Your device should be rooted now.

If you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave that in the comment section down below.

How To Unroot OnePlus 10 Pro

You just need to flash the stock firmware / ROM back on your OnePlus 10 Pro.

You’re done. Your OnePlus 10 Pro bootloader has been unlocked and rooted successfully. Keep visiting the blog for more info.

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.

Comments (2)

  1. Avatar of scott petrack
    scott petrack

    1. I see something different at the very first step: when I press power + vol down my One Plus 10 Pro boots into a screen which is mainly in Chinese, plus the word “English”. When i choose “English”, i then get a menu which lets me boot into recovery, reboot the phone, or power off.

    But i can get into the bootloader the command
    adb reboot bootloader
    from a terminal (I’m in Linux)

    It makes me just slightly nervous to see a discrepancy in the very first step 🙂

    2. The command “fastboot oem unlock” returns an error of “unknown command” on my device. On my device, one needs to execute the following TWO commands:

    fastboot flashing unlock_critical

    fastboot flashing unlock

    Each command requires me to confirm on the phone and wipes all user data. Unfortunately, this returns the phone to the out-of-the-box experience, so it seems i have to set up the phone three times!! I didn’t dare interupt the set up process, but perhaps one can without trouble.

    • Avatar of Dibyashree Sharma
      Dibyashree Sharma

      We will look into it


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