[GUIDE] How to Root OnePlus 8 without TWRP

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krakout

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Dec 9, 2007
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Athens, Greece
Hello guys!

Just got my OP8 after years on my trusty rooted OP6. Seems like things have changed a tiny bit...

So I'd like to ask this: I want to root it and also enroll in the OB program. Which process should I follow? Should I update the just-unboxed phone or avoid any updates and follow the first post guides before anything?

Thanks!
 

goRt

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Mar 19, 2007
793
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Nexus 7 (2013)
OnePlus 8
Hello guys!

Just got my OP8 after years on my trusty rooted OP6. Seems like things have changed a tiny bit...

So I'd like to ask this: I want to root it and also enroll in the OB program. Which process should I follow? Should I update the just-unboxed phone or avoid any updates and follow the first post guides before anything?

Thanks!

I rooted out of the box the updated to ob1
 

RMarques

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Jan 28, 2013
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OnePlus 8
I'm on the same boat, just will get my OP8 8/128 tomorrow. Coming from an OP6 as well.

I'd like to do the same you wanted. To enroll into the OB program and to root. Any tips?
 
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RMarques

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Jan 28, 2013
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OnePlus 8
Ok guys, I just got the OP8. Can anyone tell me what would be the first step, after unlocking the bootloader, in order to get it rooted?

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Thisisanacct

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Jun 14, 2020
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Flashing or booting from patched img still not working here, tried the 11.0.2.2.in21aa patched which is exactly what i have and my phone stays on the animation shown below no matter how long I wait. I have magisk manager etc installed but i am not rooted since I must have messed up the updated to Android 11 somehow. Anything I'm doing wrong/anyone had the same issue? (I'm using fastboot boot magisk-patched.img)
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Farkas21

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Nov 29, 2019
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Hello,

Thanks for the guide. I used to root though TWRP, but since it is not yet available for Android 11, I'll try this way instead.

My phone is from mainland China, originally the Chinese Hydrogen OS 10, switched to Oxygen OS 11.0.8.8.IN21AA by local update with the stock ROM from OnePlus official website. The bootloader is already unlocked.

Which patched image should I boot with ?

Thanks for any advice
 
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Feb 21, 2022
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So I keep getting this stupid pattern with trying to unlock my oneplus 8 phone, I have the token from oneplus

I can see my device in fastboot devices
I type fastboot flash boot (file location)
It looks like its going to work and then says:


target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
sending 'boot' (0 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.000s]
writing 'boot'...
FAILED (remote: Flashing is not allowed in Lock State)


Is that not why I got that token??

I try fastboot oem unlock and I get


FAILED (remote: Please flash unlock token first.)
finished. total time: 0.000s


I am in this stupid circle of death!!!!!
 

FoxyDrew

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Aug 18, 2014
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East Taunton
So I keep getting this stupid pattern with trying to unlock my oneplus 8 phone, I have the token from oneplus

I can see my device in fastboot devices
I type fastboot flash boot (file location)
It looks like its going to work and then says:


target reported max download size of 805306368 bytes
sending 'boot' (0 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.000s]
writing 'boot'...
FAILED (remote: Flashing is not allowed in Lock State)


Is that not why I got that token??

I try fastboot oem unlock and I get


FAILED (remote: Please flash unlock token first.)
finished. total time: 0.000s


I am in this stupid circle of death!!!!!
The errors told you what to do my friend haha "FAILED (remote: Please flash unlock token first.)"

Fastboot doesn't just "know" you have a token now. You need to flash that token to the device to be able to unlock it.

To flash the unlock token run "fastboot flash cust-unlock Unlock_Code.bin" Make sure your unlock.bin file is named like so and in the directory of your fastboot tools

Than, after you flash the unlock token, you can unlock your bootloader like this "fastboot oem unlock"

Before any of this make sure you have "Enable OEM unlocking" turned on in settings.
 
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Feb 21, 2022
12
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The errors told you what to do my friend haha "FAILED (remote: Please flash unlock token first.)"

Fastboot doesn't just "know" you have a token now. You need to flash that token to the device to be able to unlock it.

To flash the unlock token run "fastboot flash cust-unlock Unlock_Code.bin" Make sure your unlock.bin file is named like so and in the directory of your fastboot tools

Than, after you flash the unlock token, you can unlock your bootloader like this "fastboot oem unlock"

Before any of this make sure you have "Enable OEM unlocking" turned on in settings.
Yes I know that it was telling me it needed the token, I have done the unlock Code.bin like I said and it tells me that it can't do it while locked
 

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