How To Unlock Bootloader And Root OnePlus 9RT

Unlock Bootloader And Root OnePlus 9RT

OnePlus 9RT is one of the latest launches by OnePlus in the market. For now, the device is released in China only, but it is expected to make its worldwide debut really soon. In this article, we will provide you with a guide on how to unlock Bootloader and root OnePlus 9RT. However before we check out the sections explaining the guide, let’s give you a brief overview of the OnePlus 9RT.

Key Features of OnePlus 9RT

  • The phone comes with a 6.62-inch touchscreen display.
  • OnePlus 9RT is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.
  • It comes with 8GB of RAM.
  • The OnePlus 9RT runs Android 11 and is powered by a 4500mAh battery.
  • The OnePlus 9RT supports proprietary fast charging.
  • Coming to the optics, the OnePlus 9RT on the rear packs a triple camera setup featuring a 50-megapixel primary camera.
  • The OnePlus 9RT runs ColorOS is based on Android 11 and packs 128GB of inbuilt storage. 

Why and How to Root OnePlus 9RT

The users have access to certain advanced features if their device is rooted. It includes customization, enjoying apps that require rooting, support for custom fonts, custom boot animation, and third-party themes. If a user wishes to try modules, rooting provides him or her, access to that as well.

However, rooting has now become a challenging task. However, using Magisk a flash tool for Samsung that can help the users in rooting their devices. It is essential to have an unlocked bootloader to root your device, so without any further ado, let’s check out the process to unlock the bootloader of the OnePlus 9RT.

How To Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 9RT

Just like every other device, the OnePlus 9RT also comes with a locked Bootloader. The purpose of the bootloader is to secure an Android phone but it also acts as an obstacle when it comes to modifying your device such as rooting or installing custom ROMs. Hence in order to root your device, you first have to unlock its bootloader. Fortunately, the OnePlus follow an easy process for unlocking the bootloader. Without any further ado, let’s check out the steps:

  • Take a full backup of your device as the process might result into wiping off all your data.
  • Next, you have to install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your computer. Also, you have to enter adb and fastboot commands. However, you can also use platform tools in place of drivers.
  • Move to the Settings options on your OnePlus 9RT. Navigate to ‘About Phone’ option.
  • Here you have to look for the Build Number and tap on it for around 7-8 times. Now, a message will appear on your screen with a message saying You are now a developer.’
  • Move back to main Settings then go to System > Developer Options.
  • Now you have to enable OEM Unlocking & USB Debugging. Also, you have to enable the Advance reboot option which will allow the phone to boot in different modes.
Unlock Bootloader OnePlus 9RT
  • In this step, you have to long press the Power button and now a few options will appear before you. Click on the three dots and select the bootloader. Here you can also use shortcut keys to boot it into the bootloader.

Once you have the OnePlus 9RT boots into Fastboot Mode/Bootloader mode, then you can easily connect your phone to the computer.

In this step, you have to open the command/CMD window on your PC. If you have downloaded platform-tools, open cmd from its location. Insert the given command to check the device connectivity with the computer and now some sort of a device id will appear before you. 

fastboot devices

Insert the given command to start unlocking the bootloader on the OnePlus 9RT.

fastboot oem unlock

Entering the given command will lead to some options appearing before you. Now, you have to use the Volume keys to toggle options. Here, you have to select ‘Unlock the Bootloader’ and press the Power button.

Unlock Bootloader OnePlus 9RT
  • The device will run into auto-reboot after finishing the bootloader unlock.
  • To confirm the unlocking of the bootloader, you can use either developer options or specific fastboot commands. If everything appears fine to you, then proceed to the rooting section.
    However, prior to that, follow the below-given prerequisite.

Prerequisites to Root OnePlus 9RT

How To Root OnePlus 9RT with Magisk

  • First of all, you have to extract the OnePlus 9RT firmware, and copy the boot.img to your phone.
  • Install the Magisk app on your phone.
  • Open the Magisk app and click on the Install.
Root OnePlus 9RT
  • Now on the next page, you have to choose ‘Select and Patch a File’ from available options.
Root OnePlus 9RT
  • Next you have to browse and select the boot.img file, and it will start patching the boot image.
  • The output file will be stored in the download folder with the name magisk_patched.img.
  • Copy the patched boot image file to your computer in folder C:\adb (Copy it in the platform tools folder if you have downloaded it).
    You have to rename the patched file to boot.img.
  • Next you have to reboot your OnePlus 9RT to Fastboot or bootloader mode and connect it to your computer.
  • In the C:\adb folder (or platform-tools folder) press Shift + Right click on an empty area and select ‘Open Command window here’ or ‘Open PowerShell window here’. or enter CMD in the file address/location.
Root OnePlus 9RT
  • To check whether your device has been connected or not, enter the below command that should return some device id.
    fastboot devices
  • Now enter the below command to flash Magisk and root OnePlus 9 RT.
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • After flashing the patched boot image, you have to reboot your phone.
  • Install Magisk app. (Skip if already installed)
  • Finally, you simply have to complete the in-app instructions, and the device will automatically reboot into the system.

That’s all. Feel free to drop your queries in the comment section.

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