Using the Android system, especially the customizable OS that’s featured on the OnePlus One, is great. You have endless possibilities and you can anytime choose to modify and customize things up by applying some dedicated operations. Well, if we are talking about the OnePlus One, then one of these dedicated procedures is the unlock bootloader method.
The best is that starting from now you can easily unlock the bootloader of your OnePlus One. This operation can be easily completed, but only if you know exactly what to do. Anyway, what you need to know is that unlocking the bootloader is an unofficial process that will make you lose your phone’s warranty. Also, the operation must be considered risky and complex, which means that only advanced and experienced Android users should consider in unlocking their OnePlus One.
Now, the bootloader represents a small program that is featured by default on any smartphone or tablet, thus on your OnePlus One too. This program is initiated each time you boot or reboot your phone. Its purpose is to load essential start up programs, the Android OS and other vital features from the ROM memory into the RAM partition. Basically, without the bootloader, your OnePlus One can’t perform at all.
Unlocking the bootloader will become a must when you will try to perform other custom operations like gaining root access (by the way, SuperSU is available for OnePlus One already), installing a custom recovery image (you should also know that TeamWin Recovery recently released a compatible TWRP recovery app with your One device) or flashing a custom ROM file such as CM 12, AOKP or ParanoidAndroid. Therefore, the process is a custom one and also an unofficial one.
If you have decied to apply it, then all you have to do is to install Android SDK on a computer and to run an adb command: “fastboot oem unlock”. That’s it, in the end the bootloader of your OnePlus One will be unlocked. Of course, if you need our assistance, don’t hesitate and contact our experts, who will guide you through the unlock process as soon as possible.