Unbrick OnePlus 3 – 100% Working Guide to Fix Bricked Oneplus 3

How to Unbrick OnePlus 3? One of reader recently bricked Oneplus 3 during the installation of Custom ROM on his phone. And nothing comes on his phone screen. Phone only vibrates when he press the Power button or when he tries to charge the phone the phone vibrate and shows the black screen always. And sometimes a Oneplus logo comes on the screen and goes black again. That means the Oneplus is bricked and no OS on the phone. If something same happens to your OnePlus 3 and don’t know how to fix Bricked Oneplus 3. Here is the complete 100% working guide which you can follow on your Bricked OnePlus 3 and reinstall the Oxygen OS on your phone. The guide is a little bit lengthy but one of the best way to fix the dead OnePlus 3 Android smartphone.

The below mention tutorial is only for the Oneplus 3 user and don’t use this method on any other Oneplus phone read all the instructions very carefully and follow all the steps one by one your bricked Oneplus 3. Here we are posting two different methods which you can try on your phone. So let us take a look how to Unbrick OnePlus 3.

Unbrick OnePlus 3

Method 1 – Unbrick OnePlus 3 Without Losing the Phone data

One of the fastest methods to fix the Bricked Oneplus 3. This will not wipe your data at all and will give you stock recovery + latest OxygenOS.

Step 1. First download the below mention file on your Windows desktop:-

a) Download Oneplus 3 Qualcomm drivers here (Extract the folder on your desktop). This will help you to connect your dead phone to the wWindows PC.

b) Download OnePlus 3 Recovery tool here and extract the folder on your desktop.

c) Download Latest OxygenOS here [OPTIONAL :- Will be required only if you don’t have a working system]

Step 2. Once all these files are saved on your desktop. Turn off Driver Signature Enforcement on Your Windows PC. To do so follow the below mention steps:-

To do this, You need to restart your PC, but this time, you have to hold the shift key while you click Restart. Once your computer has rebooted you will be able to choose the Troubleshoot option. Then select Advanced Options > Startup Settings > and then click on Restart.

Now PC will restart and Now you will see a list of startup settings that you can change. Select option 7 ‘Disable Driver Signature Enforcement’. Use the appropriate key as mentioned on that screen. Let PC restart after that.


Step 3. After that, Press the power button for 40 seconds to turn off the Oneplus 3 completely.

Step 4. Now Press Volume up button for 10 seconds and while keeping it pressed, connect your phone to PC.

Step 5. Now open Device Manager on your Windows PC. To run the Device Manager on your PC. Press Windows Button + R and now type devmgmt.msc and hit ok. See the Screenshot below:-


Device Manager

Step 6. Now you will see your phone in the Device Manager with the name of [Unknown Device,QHUSB_BULK (under Unknown Devices) or Qualcomm HS USB …… (under COMs and Ports)]. IF you can’t see the Phone than Keep volume up pressed till your device shows in device manager.

Step 7. Now right click on it, and select ‘update driver’. Select ‘browse’ button and go to and choose the folder where you extracted driver file’s in step 1 a). Update its driver using the Qualcomm driver provided (for 32bit windows, select x86 folder; for 64bit windows, select x64 folder).

Step 8. Once completed, Open the Oneplus 3 Recovery tool folder (Step 1 b)) and run the file MSM Download Tool.exe, using Admin privileges. Clear start in the top left corner and wait for it to finish (green text will come).


Step 9. Now Disconnect phone from PC and boot into system.

If the phone doesn’t boot up into system and stuck on Oneplus Boot logo, then follow the next steps.

Step 10. Install the ADB and Fastboot drivers on your Windows PC from here (Check Second Methods in this guide. This will create an ADB folder on your Windows C Drive (C:\ADB). Now copy the Latest OxygenOS zip in this folder. The same file that you downloaded above in Step 1 c). And rename the File to Update.zip

Step 11. Boot your Phone in recovery mode. Turn off the phone and Press Volume Down + Power button to boot into recovery mode. Connect your phone to the PC with USB cable.

Step 12. From here Click on Install Update.

Step 13. Now open the ADB folder in which you saved the Oxygen OS zip file (Update.zip) in Step 10.

Step 14. Shift + Right Click anywhere in the folder and Open Command Window. Now run the following command on the window.


And wait for it to finish.Then reboot into the system.

Method 2 – Unbrick OnePlus 3 and Install Oxygen OS again

This process will wipe all your data and re-install the Oxygen OS.

Step 1. Download Oneplus 3 Qualcomm drivers here (Extract the folder on your desktop). this will help you to connect your dead phone to the wWindows PC.

Step 2. Download OnePlus 3 Recovery tool here and extract the folder on your desktop.

Follow Step 2 to Step 9 from Method 1.

This Unbrick OnePlus 3 guide will fix your Bricked Oneplus 3.

Via– OneplusForum

Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.

13 thoughts on “Unbrick OnePlus 3 – 100% Working Guide to Fix Bricked Oneplus 3”

  1. Hey,
    something seems to be wrong with the tool. When I try to “verify” it says “Failed”
    It can’t read or open cache.img and recovery.img

    Hope there is a fix or “undo”… my phone doesn’t work anymore. I only can open the fastboot but remote oem unlock is disabled.

    best regards

  2. i have a oneplus 3 and it was unlocked and i want to
    lock it agian because it didnt update but now the does not work at all
    and it saying it is missing those files and i did everything you said

    FileName: userdata.img
    FileName: cache.img
    FileName: system.img

  3. I’ve followed all the steps mentioned above but the tool shows a red light after 2 minutes… Is it an internet problem or something else?

  4. when I open the “Donwloadtool” can’t find any device, while it shows qualcome device on port COM3 in device manager…

  5. Thanks for the help. But I can’t access recovery as only the boot image and a page showing some (too many) md5 and system details. Please help. Urgent

  6. Thank you very much for the steps and downloads. My phone is back online. Now the only thing which is still not working is the Wifi. It is not detecting any wifi.

  7. Hey, After Step 9, it goes into a boot loop listing different things saying whether it failed or is Ok, and I can’t go into recovery mode. What do I do?

  8. hey i have a oneplus 3T
    Is this tutorial fit my device?
    As we know the base of 3 and 3T is different
    sorry for my poor englins

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