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How to unlock bootloader of Nothing Phone 1 and root with Magisk

This article is about how to unlock the bootloader of Nothing Phone 1 and root it with Magisk. After the release of a new smartphone, one task that many Android enthusiasts tackle is to unlock the bootloader and root the device. This is usually followed by a flood of development in the form of custom ROMs, kernels and other mods and tweaks. You can easily install custom ROM on rooted Android

Nothing has launched its first smartphone, the Phone 1 running NothingOS, and enthusiasts have already started rooting the device and unlocking the bootloader. Android enthusiasts and developers are starting to test various mods and tweaks, along with the developers who create the custom ROMs. The Nothing Phone 1 have finally finished as the device has already reached people’s hands.

Nothing’s first mid-range phone has an impressive design and lots of LEDs on the back, something we’ve never seen on a smartphone before. You can easily enable Glyph interface on Nothing Phone 1. As with any other new phone, Android enthusiasts (including you) can develop or test custom ROMs, mods and kernels for this new phone. You can even install Nothing Launcher on Android devices

How to unlock bootloader of Nothing Phone 1 and root with Magisk


Step 1: Your system (PC/Mac/Chromebook) should have installed the latest ADB (Android Debug Bridge).

Step 2: Do update your Android USB Driver.

Step 3: Open Device Settings, and then scroll to About Phone.

Step 4: Tap on Software Info, and following a tap on Build Number x7 times to enable developer mode.

Step 5: Revert to the Settings page, and go to the system.

Step 6: There you will find the Android Developer Option on the bottom. Tap on it and enable the OEM unlocking by toggling the menu.

Step 7: On the same menu, Scroll down until you find USB Debugging; toggle to enable it.

Step 8: After that, Connect your Phone with Mac/PC/Chromebook.

Step 9: Open CMD as admin or Terminal, and execute “adb devices.”

Step 10: To confirm your device is connected successfully, on the desktop, it shows “authorized.”

Step 11: If your device prompt to enable USB Debugging, Allow it and then reboot to bootloader by executing “adb reboot bootloader.”

Step 12: After that, execute “fastboot flashing unlock” to communicate with your device. Still, for this, you need to switch to the Fastboot command from the bootloader menu. Otherwise, execute “fastboot flashing unlock_critical” if your device uses the low-level partitions.

Step 13: Keep pressing Volume Up key until you see on-screen text warning about the risk of unlocking the bootloader, “unlock the bootloader,” and then press the power button.

Step 14: Now, your device will unlock the bootloader and reboot to the bootloader menu with a red warning icon with “unlocked” text.

Step 15: Reboot your device now, and then execute the “fastboot reboot.”

Root Nothing Phone 1 with Magisk

Step 1: Open CMD (Command Prompt) or Terminal, execute “adb push <path_to_file> /sdcard/Download.”

Step 2: Now download, and Install Magisk on your device.

Step 3: Launch Magisk, and start the installation.

Step 4: After installing, Browse the package and patch file from a file manager.

Step 5: Open CMD/ Terminal to execute “adb pull /sdcard/Download/magisk_patched_[random_strings].img.”

Step 6: Reboot your device by “adb reboot bootloader,” next flash the patch boot image with “fastboot flash boot /path/to/magisk_patched_boot.img” command.

Step 7: Now, Reboot your Nothing Phone 1 “fastboot reboot.”

Step 8: Done.

Final Words

We hope you understand this article on how to unlock the bootloader of Nothing Phone 1 and root it with Magisk. A particular task for most Android enthusiasts is to unlock the bootloader and then root the device. You will be pleased to find out that unlocking the bootloader for the Nothing Phone 1 only takes seconds. So, if you like our article, then share it with others.

I hope you understand this article, How to unlock bootloader of Nothing Phone 1 and root with Magisk.

James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.


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