Official Guide to Unbrick Hardbricked OnePlus 3 and 3T to Stock Oxygen OS - Curious CORP

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Official Guide to Unbrick Hardbricked OnePlus 3 and 3T to Stock Oxygen OS

Official Guide to Unbrick OnePlus 3/3T

OnePlus has been making great smartphones since its launch. OnePlus has been known for its amazing light weight operating system, Oxygen OS. 

Since developers show much interest in these smartphones and release different ROMs for OnePlus smartphones. There are many chances that you brick your OnePlus smartphone.

In this post I will show you how to unbrick or restore a hardbricked Oneplus 3 and 3T

These are the official steps which are provided by the OnePlus Community.

Guide to unbrick your hardbricked OnePlus 3/3T


After following the given steps to unbrick your OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T , you smartphone will return to the stock OS. That means you will have outdated system.

This guide to unbrick only hardbricked OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T only.

I am not responsible for anything that happens to your device. Do at your own risk.

This is the official guide to unbrick OnePlus 3 and 3T from OnePlus Community.


Pre requisite

You PC antivirus must be turned off during the whole procedure.

You need a good internet connection.



Files Needed to Unbrick OnePlus 3/3T

Unbrick tool for OnePlus 3 - DOWNLOAD
Unbrick tool for OnePlus 3T - DOWNLOAD
Drivers for OnePlus 3/3T - DOWNLOAD


 Steps to unbrick your hardbricked OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

1.Unpack the tool files provided above anywhere on you PC
If you are using windows 7 or higher version of windows on you PC, you have to disable driver integrity check.

2.Open command prompt as administrator and type in the following commands :

bcdedit.exe -set loadoptions DISABLE_INTEGRITY_CHECKS
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING ON 

3.Power off your phone. The recommended way is to power off your oneplus 3/3T is using Fastboot Menu, if you are in trouble to open the fastboot menu then you proceed with following step :

  • For 25 seconds hold the volume UP key for more than 25 seconds. When you are holding the volume UP key connect your oneplus 3/3T to you PC using the USB cable, you can release the volume UP key once the phone is connected.

4.Now you have to open device manager, if you are not able to find the device manager you need to follow the below step :

  • Press 'windows key'+'R' , it will open a dialog box and type in 'devmgmt.msc'. It will open UP the device manager.

5.Now you must be able to see your device as 'QHUSB_BULK'

6.The drivers for hardbricked Oneplus 3/3T should install automatically if not, then right click on 'QHUSB_BULK' and choose 'update device driver software' then click on 'Browse PC for Software', then 'let me pick the drivers' and choose 'Hard Disk' and then navigate to the folder where you extracted the unbrick tool and go to 'device' folder and choose 'qcser'.

7.After the device driver installation your hardbricked oneplus 3/3T will be recognised as 'Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008'

8.Go to the unbrick tool folder and run 'MSMDownloadTool v3.0' as an administrator.

9.Under the device column there will be a device entry known as 'COM DEVICE'. Press the 'Start' button to download files and wait till the installation is complete. 

10.Plug out you OnePlus 3/3T once the installation is complete and turn you oneplus 3/3T back ON.

11.Now Re-enable the driver signature verification again. Open CMD and type :
bcdedit.exe -set TESTSIGNING OFF

Now  you can turn back on you antivirus again.

So this was tutorial or guide to unbrick the Hardbricked OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T. If you want you can confirm with oneplus community, I will leave you the source link. Enjoy you unbricked OnePlus 3/3T. 

Source : OnePlus 

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