OnePlus 5T: Unlock Bootloader | Flash TWRP | Root | Nandroid & EFS !!

  1. M1511262710665
    Donut Nov 23, 2017

    M1511262710665 , Nov 23, 2017 :
    i just want to unlock bootloader / flash twrp for root and maybe xposed for gravity box tweaks. I dont want to flash custom ROMS. Will unlocking bootloader break any core phone functions like camera quality etc?.

  2. AbdNz
    Gingerbread Nov 23, 2017

    AbdNz , Nov 23, 2017 :
    If I just unlocked my bootloader and don't flash twrp and root binaries then will I get incremental updates or will I get full ota?
    will full ota relock the bootloader?

  3. Funk Wizard
    Moderator Moderator Nov 23, 2017

    Funk Wizard , Nov 23, 2017 :
    No nothing .. the bootloader status does not affect any core functionalities.

    Yes you would recived the OTA and flashing full OTA will not affect the bootloader status. It would remain unlocked unless you manually lock it again via fastboot or use the recovery tool

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  4. Funk Wizard
    Moderator Moderator Nov 23, 2017

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  5. Interview_Tech
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 23, 2017

  6. Theberge43
    Froyo Nov 24, 2017

    Theberge43 , Nov 24, 2017 :
    Hi, my OP5T is encrypted, so when I access TWRP, it requires a password ... is it my PIN ? How do I remove encryption ?

  7. Bielefelder81
    Froyo Nov 24, 2017

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  8. Funk Wizard
    Moderator Moderator Nov 24, 2017

    Funk Wizard , Nov 24, 2017 :
    The password is the same password as your lock screen pin/password/pattern. I suggest you stay encrypted for the meantime as there is no custom rom/multirom available yet. I will post the decryption method once the files and roms are out.

    That's the bootloader unlocked warning and there is no workaround for. You may either wait for 5 seconds or just press the power key to bypass that if delay is an issue.

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  9. mpd81
    Eclair Nov 24, 2017

    mpd81 , Nov 24, 2017 :
    I've successfully unlocked my bootloader and rooted using your guide so thank you for that, the main reason I wanted root was to completely disable the on screen navigation bar as I like to gain the extra screen space and use an app called swipe home button (very similar to how the iPhone X operates but it's been in the store for years) however, the usual method of qemu.hw.mainkeys=1 in the build.prop doesn't make any difference to the on screen navigation buttons and neither do the apps on the play store that promise to disable the soft keys as I'm guessing they use the same build.prop method does anyone have any idea on how to solve this? I appreciate that this is in the wrong thread but I thought it would be the best place to ask

  10. Theberge43
    Froyo Nov 24, 2017

    Theberge43 , Nov 24, 2017 :
    Yes, I figured it out after posting it.
    Thanks, I'm now rooted successfully ! Paired with Titanium backup made my transfer way smoother !

  11. TSluggard69
    Gingerbread Nov 24, 2017

    TSluggard69 , Nov 24, 2017 :
    @Funk Wizard
    Man after i rooted my device, my data connection is very strange. It takes lots of times to load a page on chrome. I dont know what to do except lock the bootloader again... I had adway and i thought the lags with data was because of it. Then i swiped everything except for internal storage and reinstalled oos, for my surprise it was the same... Dont know why is this happening?

    I wish you can light me up.

    Thanks in advance,

  12. Funk Wizard
    Moderator Moderator Nov 28, 2017

    Funk Wizard , Nov 28, 2017 :
    You can try a factory reset, bootloader status should not make any affect on data connection

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  13. Adam276
    Gingerbread Nov 28, 2017

    Adam276 , Nov 28, 2017 :
    Any way to avoid Safetynet being tripped when unlocking bootloader without rooting?

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  14. TSluggard69
    Gingerbread Nov 28, 2017

    TSluggard69 , Nov 28, 2017 :
    The problem was on my carrier. It was just a coincidence. Thanks anyway.

  15. jiwarman
    Cupcake Nov 29, 2017

    jiwarman , Nov 29, 2017 :
    unlocked the bootloader but then unable to transfer magisk to my phone from the pc. says either no memory on the phone or that the phone is disconnected. help please

  16. Mr. BG
    Welcoming Expert, Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Nov 29, 2017

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  17. Badmonkey63
    Honeycomb Nov 29, 2017

    Badmonkey63 , Nov 29, 2017 :
    Change the USB connection from charging to data transfer. You should see the option in the notifications.

  18. jiwarman
    Cupcake Nov 29, 2017

  19. mihaitaus
    Gingerbread Nov 29, 2017

  20. Marcoziezo
    Honeycomb Dec 2, 2017

    Marcoziezo , Dec 2, 2017 :
    I suppose OTA updates won't work anymore after unlocking bootloader and having a custom recovery.
    Where can you find the official updates from OnePlus to dirty flash in TWRP?

    Edit: nevermind sorry for asking this dumb question, I found the ROM downloads on the OnePlus site.