Unlock Bootloader & Root Nothing Phone 2A: The Complete Guide (2024)

Nothing phones are popular for it clean UI and user-friendly experience. Recently Nothing Company released the mid-segment device Nothing Phone 2A in the global market. If you recently purchased the Nothing Phone 2A and want to root and unlock the bootloader of Nothing Phone 2A, then you are at the right place, here we will show you how you can do that easily and root the Nothing Phone 2A after unlocking the bootloader of the phone.

Root Nothing Phone 2A

There are so many benefits of rooting an Android phone and after root, you can make so many changes on your phone and install several magisk modules to customize your phone.

In this step-by-step guide, we’ll walk you through the process of unlocking the bootloader and rooting your Nothing Phone 2A.

Unlock Bootloader & Root Nothing Phone 2A

To ROOT Android phone in 2024 requires an unlock bootloader, which will wipe all the data from your phone. So do take the full backup of your phone.
Technobuzz.net is not responsible for any damage that might happen to your phone during this process. You’ll lose all your data upon unlocking the bootloader.

Why Unlock and Root?

Unlock and root has so many advantages, and provide you lots of benefits.

  • Customization: Unlocking the bootloader allows you to install custom recoveries like TWRP and Oranges Fox and even you can flash lots of custom ROMs.
  • Performance Tweaks: After rooting you can easily remove bloatware, overclocking, and adjusting system settings.
  • App Compatibility: Certain apps and features require root access, so unlocking your phone opens up new possibilities.

Before You Begin: A Word of Caution

Rooting comes with some disadvantages too.

  • Warranty Void: Unlocking the bootloader and rooting will void the warranty of your phone, but you can claim it easily by unrooting and relock the bootloader.
  • Security Vulnerabilities: Rooting can expose your phone to potential security risks if not done correctly.
  • Bricking Risk: The chances of bricking the phone are very high if you missed something or did something wrong with your phone.


Before diving into the process, ensure you have the following:

Unlocking the Bootloader

Step 1: Enable Developer Options

  • Go to Settings > About Phone.
  • Tap on the Build Number 7 times until you see a message that says “You are now a developer!”
  • Go back to Settings, and now you will see the Developer Options. Tap on it.
  • Enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging from here to get started.

Step 2: Unlock the Bootloader

    • Connect your phone to your PC or laptop with the USB cable
    • Open the platform tool folder and open the command prompt window in the platform-tools folder to unlock the bootloader of your phone.
    • To check the connection of your phone, run the following command
adb devices
    • After that run the following command to boot your phone in fastboot mode
adb redboot bootloader
    • Enter the following command to unlock the bootloader:
fastboot flashing unlock
  • Now within 5 Seconds press the volume up button to confirm the unlock bootloader on your phone.

Step 3: Reboot Your Phone

  • Once the bootloader is unlocked, reboot your phone by entering the following command:
fastboot reboot

Rooting Your Nothing Phone 2A

  • Download Magisk: Grab the latest Magisk Manager APK from here.
  • Install Magisk: Install the Magisk Manager app on your phone. You have to use this app to patch the init_b00t.img of your phone.
  • Patch the Boot Image: Download the Init_boot image for your specific firmware version (Here is the Download link). In Magisk Manager, select “Install” > “Install” > “Patch Init_Boot Image.”

  • Save the Patched Img: Once the init_boot image is patched, save that file on your PC or Laptop
  • Flash the Patched Boot Image: Now time to flash the patched image, open command prompt on the platform tool and run the following command to root the phone:
    fastboot flash init_boot_a DragPatchedFileHere
    fastboot flash init_boot_b DragPatchedFileHere
  • Reboot: Reboot your phone.

Congratulations! You’ve successfully unlocked the bootloader and rooted your Nothing Phone 2A. Now you can explore custom ROMs, tweak settings, and make your device truly yours.

Video Guide to Root and unlock Bootloader of Nothing Phone 2A




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