Unbrick your Oneplus 3T After an Accidental Shutdown While Upgrading

  1. eddsnx3
    Eclair Mar 4, 2017

    eddsnx3 , Mar 4, 2017 :
    Hello Friends,

    These steps will help you if you shutdown your oneplus 3T device while updating and it wont boot:

    1- Download the Update file from oneplus website on your computer. Check this link:

    2- Install ADB on your laptop if you dont already have it. Check this link:


    3- Reboot your phone into recovery mode. To do this, shut down your device and turn it back on while holding the power and volume down buttons simultaneously.

    4- Choose “Install from USB” option in the recovery screen, tap OK to confirm. A screen with “You are in sideload mode” will be displayed.

    5- Connect your device to PC/Mac, run following command in command prompt (Search for cmd and open it)/ terminal ( Search for terminal and open it)

    For Windows: “adb sideload <filename>”

    For Mac/Linux: “./adb sideload <filename>”

    Note: Change the word "filename" to the name of the update file that you downloaded

    6- Wait a while until the update file is sideloaded to your phone and for the update process to finish and the phone to reboot. And hopefully the update should be successfull.

    Hope this helps :)

  2. F_Irish_Mathew_M_mpwh
    Cupcake Mar 4, 2017

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  3. eddsnx3
    Eclair Mar 4, 2017

    eddsnx3 , Mar 4, 2017 :
    You are most welcome :)

  4. Bartnl
    Lollipop Mar 4, 2017

    Bartnl , Mar 4, 2017 :
    One correction in your post:
    You are saying "update file" multiple times.
    It should say: latest Rom, as you don't download/flash the update file but the complete Rom.

    That's all of my whining :)

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  5. _Mohit_Sharma_
    Froyo Mar 4, 2017

    _Mohit_Sharma_ , Mar 4, 2017 :
    hey bud ,
    A bricked phone means one thing: your phone won't turn on in any way, shape or form, and there's nothing you can do to fix it. It is, for all intents and purposes, as useful as a brick. A phone stuck in a boot loop is not bricked, nor is a phone that boots straight into recovery mode.
    And there is a difference between hard bricked and soft brick . if ur phone bricks u can't even open/go to recovery mode

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  6. Tommy6860
    Honeycomb Mar 4, 2017

    Tommy6860 , Mar 4, 2017 :
    He didn't say "bricked".

  7. _Mohit_Sharma_
    Froyo Mar 4, 2017

    _Mohit_Sharma_ , Mar 4, 2017 :
    but he said "unbrick" ur op3 ... and technically u unbrick something that is bricked ha.

  8. eddsnx3
    Eclair Mar 4, 2017

    eddsnx3 , Mar 4, 2017 :
    You are right, the whole Rom must be downloaded. Which is found in the link that i added, and not the update file, so i guess you get the idea ;)

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  9. Bartnl
    Lollipop Mar 4, 2017

    Bartnl , Mar 4, 2017 :
    I do, but cupcakes don't :)

  10. eddsnx3
    Eclair Mar 5, 2017

    eddsnx3 , Mar 5, 2017 :
    Hello Bud,

    Yiu are 100℅ right. And i agree with you in everyway. But here is a thing.

    Not everyone is Tech Savvy like you and me. Some people will think that there phone is "Bricked" when its batteries are dead.

    So thats why i kept it general, Unbrick.

    Not Soft-Unbrick nor Hard-Unbrick ;)

    Hope you catch my point. And thanks for the post :)

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  11. flemish_elite
    Donut Mar 5, 2017

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  12. _Mohit_Sharma_
    Froyo Mar 5, 2017

    _Mohit_Sharma_ , Mar 5, 2017 :
    ah alright bud

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  13. MysteriousPatron
    Cupcake Apr 4, 2018

    MysteriousPatron , Apr 4, 2018 :
    unbrick tool went success.. bt still my device won't boot up.. it comes to that red and white dot animation, stays normal till around 30 secs.. and bam, switch off again... anyone familiar with this?? help me