[2min Guide] How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 10T 5G

There’s a wide range of modifications, tweaks, and custom binaries available for OnePlus handsets and the OnePlus 10T 5G is no different. Even though it has only been a few weeks since its launch, there’s already been impressive support for this device. There is one requirement that must be met to carry out the tweaks – your device must have an unlocked bootloader. In this guide, you’ll get to know how you can easily unlock the bootloader on your OnePlus 10T 5G.

Developers that create apps for specific platforms love OnePlus phones because they are always so accommodating to their needs. As with previous OnePlus devices, the OnePlus 10T 5G will be compatible with a wide variety of user-created software tweaks, including custom firmware, mod files, and more. Android enthusiasts and nerds often want to tweak their devices so that they can quickly flash custom ROMs, gain root access, or install a different recovery.

Bootloaders on all smartphones are locked by default to prevent unauthorised access to the device. Smartphones from OnePlus, on the other hand, are easily unlockable and open to customization. You can then install any kind of third-party file into your OnePlus 10T 5G series handset.

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Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 10T 5G


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Prerequisites to unlock bootloader on OnePlus 10T

How to unlock the bootloader

  1. Connect your device to the PC using a USB Cable. Ensure that the debugging has been enabled.
  2. Head over to the platform-tools folder and type in CMD in the address bar before pressing Enter. It will launch the Command Prompt.
    1. Open Command window
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD Window and boot your OnePlus device to the Fastboot mode –
adb reboot bootloader
  1. Execute the command and if you’ve got a unique string of alphanumeric characters, it’ll signify that the device has successfully booted to Fastboot –
fastboot devices
  1. Finally, you should type in this command to start the unlocking process –
fastboot oem unlock
  1. Once you’ve done so, you will be getting a confirmation message on your smartphone. Select Unlock the Bootloader option through Volume Keys and then hit the Power key to confirm your decision.
  2. The process will begin and it’ll only take a few seconds. Once it is done, your device will boot to the OS. If it doesn’t happen, then you might manually do it as well using the below commands –
fastboot reboot

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

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Comments (6)

  1. Avatar of Darth Voda
    Darth Voda

    I’m hoping to get a response, given the age of this post. I am having trouble unlocking bootloader on my OnePlus 10t 5G (cph2417). I think it’s something wrong with the drivers, somehow I don’t think they’re properly installed. When I connect the phone via usb (oem unlcked and debugging enabled in dev options, including changing the default usb setting there to MTP [it keeps reverting back to the last option, though]), I cannot get it to appear in the cmd prompt after executing fastboot devices. I put in the first command to reboot and my device does go into fastboot mode. Yet, it never appears when I input fastboot devices, and I get no confrmation (or option, even) to unlock bootloader on my device after inputting the third cmd, fastboot oem unlock.

    • So you are saying your device is not detected while its on fastboot mode, right? And your model is EU variant? Please check fastboot drivers are installed on your PC or you may need to update the fastboot drivers. You can do a google serach “fastboot drivers windows 11” click the first link and check

      • Avatar of Darth Voda
        Darth Voda

        Thanks for you reply. After fussing with it for a while (including buying a whole other laptop just to have a machine with usb 2.0 ports, which my regular PC doesn’t), finally got it to recognize and appear when entering the “fastboot devices” command in powershell. Sadly, my elation was very short-lived, as the command “fastboot oem unlock” comes back with an error. It reads

        FAILED (remote: ‘unknown command’)
        fastboot: error: Command failed

        Any words of wisdom is most appreciated, even if it doesn’t work, lol!

    • Avatar of bob

      This method doesnt work.. I dont know why people keep posting this all over the internet.. This method DOES NOT WORK for oneplus phones.. There is an entire process for unlocking bootloader and this isnt it..

      • Avatar of Darth Voda
        Darth Voda

        If you know of a better way, would you please be kind enough to drop a hint? I mean, obviously I’m gonna go searching for it right now, but if you could help out with a link or some other source, I would be your best friend. I’ll invite you to my birthday party, I promise!!! (one invite only [no +1s]; non-transferrable; your information must get this to work; void where prohibited [everywhere]; see stores for more details)

      • Avatar of Darth Voda
        Darth Voda

        Nevermind, I found it.
        Instead of fastboot oem unlock, for the 10t (maybe the same for 10 and 10 pro, I’m not sure) the correct command is fastboot flashing unlock. Pretty simple explanation that you could have included, but I did find it fast enough. I would note that all the instructions up until that last one are completely correct. Just change that last command to “fastboot flashing unlock”. Cheers!


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