The Essential Phone comes with a locked bootloader but with few simple steps, you can Unlock Bootloader of Essential Phone. If you decide to flash a ROM, root your phone, or to install a custom recovery, then you need to unlock the bootloader of Essential Phone first. But you should be warned that unlocking Essential Phone bootloader may void its warranty. Follow the below guide to Unlock Bootloader of Essential Phone.

If you’re planning to install a custom ROM or want to root your phone, you have to unlock the bootloader of Essential Phone first. Once you unlock Essential Phone bootloader, you can root and install a custom recovery on your phone. So here is the step by step guide with the help of that you can quickly unlock bootloader of Essential Phone. Read the below note carefully before you unlock the bootloader of Essential Phone.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Essential Phone

Note:-

  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • It will erase all your personal data including data of internal storage, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

How to unlock bootloader of Essential Phone –

1) First, enable ‘USB debugging’ and OEM Unlock’ option from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

Usb debugging and OEM Unlocking
2) Install the ADB and fastboot driver for windows or ADB and Fastboot for Mac and then restart if you already have the driver installed then skip this step.

3) After installation of the driver, you can see a folder named ADB in your installation directory. Enter the folder, and you find four files including ADB and fastboot.exe.

fastboot
4) Now press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-click anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here’.

fastboot cmd

5) Now connect your device to PC and enter into the fastboot mode. To enter the fastboot mode of Essential Phone type the below command.

adb reboot bootloader

6) You are in a Fastboot mode now to check your connection by entering below command in command prompt. It will return your device serial number means your device properly connected. Check your driver if the above command is not responding.

fastboot devices

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7) To unlock bootloader of Essential Phone, go to the command line and type below command. It will only take seconds to complete the process.

fastboot flashing unlock

fastboot2
8) Above step will unlock the bootloader of Essential Phone. Now your device will reboot.

This is the complete guide on how to unlock the bootloader of Essential Phone. If you have any doubt related to above process comment below. Stay connected with us via FacebookTwitter, and Google Plus to read more such helpful posts.

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