This guide will show you how to unlock the bootloader on your OnePlus 11. The process is much easier than it used to be, and now you can easily unlock the bootloader on your OnePlus 11 without any hassle. In this guide, we will show you how to unlock the bootloader on your OnePlus 11. So without further ado, here’s how it’s done:
Pros and Cons of Unlocking Your Bootloader
Unlocking your Android device’s bootloader is the first step to maximizing its potential. For example, by rooting your device you can install a custom ROM or flash a custom recovery like TWRP. Likewise, you will also gain access to the system partition and administrative privileges.
This will allow you to install Magisk Modules, Xposed Framework, and Substratum Themes. Additionally, you will also be able to flash the OxygenOS over ColorOS. However, there are certain risks associated with doing so—primarily that it will wipe all data from your phone and may void its warranty as well.
If you use it, the Widevine L1 certification for your video will be downgraded to a lower level (L3), preventing the streaming of content in high definition. The SafetyNet check runs any time you use Android Pay or another banking app, so if that doesn’t bother you then follow these steps to unlock the bootloader on OnePlus 11.
How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 11
The below process will delete all of your data. Please make a backup copy of your device’s contents before continuing. AMS and its members will not be held responsible for any adverse outcomes resulting from the following steps.
Install Android SDK
First, you need to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your computer. This is the official version of ADB and Fastboot that comes with all Android Studio installs. So download the Android SDK and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you a folder called platform-tools, which we’ll be using throughout this guide.
Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
Next, you will need to enable USB debugging and OEM unlock in your device’s settings. OEM Unlocking allows your device to boot in Fastboot mode, which then makes it possible for you to unlock the bootloader.
So go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times. Then, return to Settings and select System>Advanced>Developer Options. Enable USB Debugging & OEM Unlocking.
Reboot the OnePlus 11 to Fastboot Mode
- Connect your device to the computer via a USB cable, and make sure that “USB Debugging” is enabled.
- Then go to the folder containing Android SDK tools, type “cmd” in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch a command prompt window.
- To boot your device to Fastboot Mode, type the following command in a CMD window
adb reboot bootloader
- Now verify the connection by typing in the following command:
- If you see the device ID followed by “fastboot,” it means that your connection is successful and you may now try to unlock your OnePlus 11’s bootloader.
Unlock the Bootloader on OnePlus 11
Type the following command in the CMD window that appears after you open the platform-tools folder:
fastboot flashing unlock
To accept this change, you will receive a message on your device. Use the Volume keys to select the “Unlock Bootloader” option and press Power to confirm it
After the reset, your device’s bootloader will be unlocked. You should know that it might take a minute or two for the first time you start to see anything on the screen after this; this is normal!
Also, you will have to log in to your Google account and set up the device from scratch—a wipe has occurred.
If you have any questions about the steps outlined above, please let us know in the comments and we will get back to you with answers as soon as possible.