In this guide, we will show you the steps to unlock bootloader on your Nothing Phone 1. It’s no exaggeration when we say that OnePlus went downhill ever since its co-founder Carl Pei left the company. . However, he soon announced his plan and everyone was busy waiting to see what he would offer. One thing was for sure – it already had up its sleeves to hype its product launches, consumers were instead waiting to see if its offerings lived up to the hype. . Well, so far things seem to be on the right track. And this is not just for general users but the devices are also performing quite well in custom development. Within days of the smartphone launch, the company has already released the kernel sources and device tree, so a custom ROM could be around the corner [in the meantime, why not try the GSI ROM!]. . Along the same lines, you can gain administrative access by rooting the device through Magisk. This will then allow you to welcome a plethora of mods to your device. But before you can perform any of these tweaks, you have to check one important condition off the list – the bootloader on your Nothing Phone 1 must be unlocked. And in this guide, we’ll show you how to do just that. Follow along.
Advantages and disadvantages of unlocking the bootloader
Unlocking the bootloader is the gateway to getting the most out of Android’s open source ecosystem. For example, you’ll be able to install a custom ROM or flash a custom recovery like TWRP. Similarly, by rooting your device through Magisk you will be able to access the system partition as well as gain administrative privileges. This will allow you to flash Magisk Modules, Xposed Framework, Substratum Themes, and Viper4Android among others. Similarly, you will also be able to flash OxygenOS on top of ColorOS. However, performing these adaptations also poses some uncalled for risks. To begin with, it will erase all data and may even void the device’s warranty. Along the same lines, it will downgrade the Widevine L1 certification to L3, thus preventing you from streaming content in HD. SafetyNet will also be activated, thus preventing you from using banking apps [FIXED]. So if that’s fine and good let’s start with the steps to unlock bootloader on Nothing Phone 1.
How to Unlock Bootloader on Nothing Phone 1
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
STEP 3: Boot Nothing Phone 1 to Fastboot Mode
- Connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
- Now type in the below command to verify the Fastboot Connection
- If you get a device ID followed by the fastboot keyword, then the connection stands successful and you may now proceed ahead to unlock the bootloader on your Nothing Phone 1.
STEP 4: Unlock the Bootloader on Nothing Phone 1
- Type in the below command in the CMD window that is opened inside the platform-tools
fastboot flashing unlock
- At this point in time, you will get a confirmation message on your device. Use the Volume keys to select the Unlock the Bootloader option and hit the Power key to confirm it.
- The device will undergo a reset and then the bootloader will be unlocked. Do keep in mind that the first boot might take up to a minute, this is completely normal.
- Furthermore, you will have to log in to Google ID and set up your device from scratch, since a wipe has taken place. But we would advise you not to restore the data now, instead, move over to the next section.
that’s it. These were the steps to unlock bootloader on Nothing Phone 1. We will contact you with a solution as soon as possible.