OnePlus 8 Pro: unlock bootloader and root permissions with Magisk | Guide

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In this guide we will explain how to do it unlocking the bootloader and get the root permissions with OnePlus 8 Pro, code name "instantnoodlep". This smartphone represents (to date) the latest premium effort by the manufacturer. It is a smartphone with few sacrifices, both in hardware and UI, thanks to an increasingly complete OxygenOS. But there are those who might want to change the software experience anyway, modifying the present ROM to their liking.

IMPORTANTthe procedure described presents complex operations which, if performed incorrectly, could damage your device. It is recommended to run only by users who have gained good experience in modding. The staff of GizChina.it will not be held responsible for any damage to the device. This procedure involves formatting the phone while unlocking the bootloader and consequently losing all data: it is recommended to make a backup.

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How to unlock the bootloader and get root on OnePlus 8 Pro

Unblocking the bootloader

The first step to take with OnePlus 8 Pro, as with any smartphone that you want to mod, is unlocking the bootloader. Pre-requisites include a Windows or macOS PC with ADB and Fastboot (restart if you have just installed them) and a USB cable to connect the smartphone to the PC, which is recommended to have the battery at least at 75%, to avoid possible problems.

  • Go in "Settings"And click on"Telephone information"
  • Click 7 times on the word "Build number”To enable developer options
  • Go in "Settings / System"And click on"Developer options"
  • Search and enable the two items "OEM unlocking" is "USB Debugging"
  • Connect the smartphone to the PC
  • Launch the terminal via adb
    • On Windows: in the "adb" folder hold down the Shift key, click with the right mouse button and select "Open PowerShell window here"Or "Open a command window here" (depending on which version of Windows you have)
    • On macOS: copy the folder "platform-tools"On the desktop, open the Terminal app, type"cd Desktop", Press enter and then"cd platform-tools"
  • Check that the smartphone is detected with the command "fastboot devices", Following which an alphanumeric string should appear with the inscription"fastboot"
  • Write "adb reboot bootloader”To start the smartphone in fastboot mode
  • Write "fastboot oem unlock”To unlock the bootloader
  • Perform the above operation to unlock the developer options again

Magisk installation

Once the custom recovery is installed, it's time to get root permissions. You will then need to download the alternative boot image file. This is a delicate process, as you will have to select it from this list based on the software version you have on your OnePlus 8 Pro. For example, if you have the European OxygenOS 10.5.2 then you will have to download the file "10.5.2-EUROPE-magisk_patched"Corresponding. On the contrary, the files ending in “stock_boot” are the original files, useful for restoring everything if necessary.

  1. Move the downloaded file to the adb “platform-tools” folder
  2. Go back to the terminal (with the smartphone connected)
  3. Type the command "adb reboot bootloader"To restart it in fastboot mode (with"fastboot devices"Check that the connection is ok)
  4. Write "fastboot flash boot -filepath-.img"
    • To get the exact path of the file, just take it with the cursor and drag it to the command you are typing
  5. Download and install Magisk Manager to verify that the root was successful
  6. Restart the smartphone and you have completed the procedure
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