[CLOSED] [VIDEO GUIDE] Unlock the bootloader on your OnePlus 8 5G UW (Inspired by @Mason220's written guide)

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mvttzy

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Hello, OnePlus 8 Series XDA Community! 👋

@Mason220 had recently compiled a written guide on how to unlock the bootloader on Verizon's OnePlus 8 5G UW, which had inspired me to make my own video guide for those who need a more visual way to do the method.

I do however recommend leaning more towards using the written guides linked at the bottom of this post, as they go more into detail about flashing, troubleshooting, etc.​


Please keep in mind that neither I nor anybody mentioned in the guide are responsible for any bricked devices. YOU have made the decision to follow this guide and hold all accountability for any mishaps that can happen while performing this method. If you cannot accept the risk and worry about data loss (as this method will wipe the device), please click off the guide. I will be able to answer any questions you may have.


VIDEO GUIDE BELOW​

EDIT - I mention multiple times about having to use Android 10's MSM tool. You CAN use Android 11's MSM tool without any issues, I was getting crashdumps on my side due to previously using a different unlocking method beforehand.


I will not be posting to YouTube as to not gain any attention from Verizon. Please do not reupload the video to YouTube or any similar media sites. Verizon is known to have patched these methods in the past through updates due to them being too publicized.

Links mentioned in the guide:​


MSMDownloadTool for Android 10 - https://onepluscommunityserver.com/...N67CD/Q/OnePlus_8_Verizon_OxygenOS_10.5.5.zip

Qualcomm EDL Driver - https://onepluscommunityserver.com/list/Unbrick_Tools/Qualcomm drivers.7z

Google USB ADB Driver - https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb

Google ADB platform-tools - https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

unlock.ops ( credit to @retryfail ) - http://retry.abort.fail/vzwunlock/unlock.ops

LINK TO @MASON220'S WRITTEN GUIDE

LINK TO @RETRYFAIL'S ORIGINAL GUIDE


*Credit to both him and those mentioned in his guide!

Happy flashing! Suggestions for any changes/additions I could make to the video are appreciated!​

 
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Please add the OnePlus USB driver that some need in order to be able to communicate with the device.
 
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    Hello, OnePlus 8 Series XDA Community! 👋

    @Mason220 had recently compiled a written guide on how to unlock the bootloader on Verizon's OnePlus 8 5G UW, which had inspired me to make my own video guide for those who need a more visual way to do the method.

    I do however recommend leaning more towards using the written guides linked at the bottom of this post, as they go more into detail about flashing, troubleshooting, etc.​


    Please keep in mind that neither I nor anybody mentioned in the guide are responsible for any bricked devices. YOU have made the decision to follow this guide and hold all accountability for any mishaps that can happen while performing this method. If you cannot accept the risk and worry about data loss (as this method will wipe the device), please click off the guide. I will be able to answer any questions you may have.


    VIDEO GUIDE BELOW​

    EDIT - I mention multiple times about having to use Android 10's MSM tool. You CAN use Android 11's MSM tool without any issues, I was getting crashdumps on my side due to previously using a different unlocking method beforehand.


    I will not be posting to YouTube as to not gain any attention from Verizon. Please do not reupload the video to YouTube or any similar media sites. Verizon is known to have patched these methods in the past through updates due to them being too publicized.

    Links mentioned in the guide:​


    MSMDownloadTool for Android 10 - https://onepluscommunityserver.com/...N67CD/Q/OnePlus_8_Verizon_OxygenOS_10.5.5.zip

    Qualcomm EDL Driver - https://onepluscommunityserver.com/list/Unbrick_Tools/Qualcomm drivers.7z

    Google USB ADB Driver - https://developer.android.com/studio/run/win-usb

    Google ADB platform-tools - https://developer.android.com/studio/releases/platform-tools

    unlock.ops ( credit to @retryfail ) - http://retry.abort.fail/vzwunlock/unlock.ops

    LINK TO @MASON220'S WRITTEN GUIDE

    LINK TO @RETRYFAIL'S ORIGINAL GUIDE


    *Credit to both him and those mentioned in his guide!

    Happy flashing! Suggestions for any changes/additions I could make to the video are appreciated!​