How to Unlock Bootloader Root Nothing Phone 1

Nothing Phone 1 got a lot of hype recently in media and tech enthusiasts. This was because of its unique design and amazing features which the brand is providing. The smartphone runs on the Nothing OS based on Android 12 out of the box and the brand promised 3 years of updates for the smartphone.

Now if you are a proud owner of the Nothing Phone 1 that you got via invite then here’s a super trick to unlock the Bootloader of the Phone 1. Once you unlocks the Bootloader, you can easily root your Nothing Phone 1 using Magisk.

Here’s a simple guide to help you unlock the Bootloader of your Nothing Phone 1. Then you can root your phone using the trick provided further below.

Precautions

  • Your Nothing Phone 1 will lose its warranty if you unlock the Bootloader or root it.
  • The smartphone will be wiped during the process so make sure to backup your data first.
  • Try this guide at your own risk and don’t attempt if you are not familiar with rooting and modding Android devices.

How to Unlock the Bootloader of Nothing Phone 1

  1. On your phone, go to Settings > About Phone > Software info > tap on build number 7 times.
  2. Go back to Settings > System > Developer options > enable OEM unlocking feature.
  3. Scroll a bit down in Developer options to find the USB debugging feature, enable it as well.
  4. Connect your phone to your PC and open elevated command prompt. Make sure that your PC has latest adb drivers installed.
  5. Execute the following commands one by one:
    • adb devices (tap OK on smartphone)
    • adb reboot bootloader (your phone will reboot to bootloader mode)
    • fastboot flashing unlock (on phone, press the volume up button few times till you see “unlock the bootloader”, then press power button.)
  6. The phone will reboot to the bootloader menu again.
  7. Finally execute “fastboot reboot” command to reboot your phone.
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How to Root Nothing Phone 1

  1. Enable USB debugging and OEM unlocking feature from developer settings (repeat first 3 steps of the above guide).
  2. Now, download the OTA package on your PC and extract the stock boot image from the zip package.
  3. Move this file to your smartpohne inside download folder.
  4. Now, download and install the magisk apk file on your smartphone.
  5. Once downloaded, open the app and tap Install button.
  6. Choose Select and patch a file option and select the boot image from download folder. Let the app patch the image file and once done, move the patched image to your PC.
  7. Connect your phone to PC and launch elevated command prompt.
  8. Execute the following commands one by one:
    • adb reboot bootloader
    • fastboot flash boot <path to magisk_patched_boot.img>
    • fastboot reboot
  9. Your phone will reboot to the OS.

Wrapping up

This is how you can easily unlock the bootloader of Nothing Phone 1 and root it using magisk. You can follow us on social media for more tips and tricks like this one.

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