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How to Unlock Bootloader & Root Oneplus 8, 8 Pro & 8T running OxygenOS 12 – Complete Guide



Root Oneplus 8 Series

Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as root access) over various Android subsystems.

Oneplus started to roll out Stable OxygenOS 12  for Oneplus 8, 8pro, 8T & Oneplus 9R. The update size was close to 800MB which brings Optimized desktop icons with improved textures and other improvements related to Dark mode, Shelf, Worklife balance, Gallery, CanvasAOD & Bluetooth. This update will be first rolled out for Open Beta users followed by users of the Stable platform.

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Oneplus 9 & 9 pro also started receiving ColorOS 12.1 which includes HyperBoost technology for gaming, AI features for a seamless experience and other minor improvements.

Prerequisite :

Steps to Root Stable OxygenOS 12 Oneplus 8, 8 pro & 8T: 

  • Extract Boot Image from Stock Firmware of your particular device (Watch Video on how to extract boot image)
  • Install ADB Drivers and Platform-tools
How to Root Oneplus 8 & 8pro complete guide Unlock Bootloader & Rooting
  • After Installing ADB DRIVERS, create a patched Boot Image using MAGSIK MANAGER.
How to Root Oneplus 8 & 8pro complete guide Unlock Bootloader & Rooting
  • Now a file will be created in the Internal storage of your device under the Download folder as magisk_patched, copy this file to platform tool on PC.
  • Once done, enable developers’ options and enable OEM unlock.
  • Reboot to fastboot (enable USB debugging in dev options and use adb reboot bootloader)
  • Type fastboot oem unlock and accept to unlock the bootloader (warning: as a safety measure Android will wipe your user data)
  • Go through OxygenOS setup.
  • Once again, enable developers’ options and enable USB Debugging.
  • Install Magisk Manager.
  • Reboot to fastboot.
  • Now give these Commands in cmd (Open Command prompt in Platform-tools folder ( fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img )
  • Once done reboot device by giving Command (fastboot reboot)
  • Enjoy Rooted phone

Also read: Steps to Downgrade or Rollback Oneplus NORD from OxygenOS 12 open Beta 1 to Stable OxygenOS 11

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