How To Unbrick OnePlus 6 And Flash Stock OxygenOS ROM

OnePlus 6 is already getting a lot of DEV support. So it is kinda hard to not mess around with the device. If you have ended bricking your device, we have a great OnePlus 6 unbrick guide for you. In this guide, you will learn how to Unbrick OnePlus 6, fix boot loop, and flash stock firmware on it via the official OnePlus 6 MSM Download Tool.

When you own a device like OnePlus 6 which gets an insane amount of love from the Developer Community, you simply can keep from living life dangerously. You tend to root your device or flash a custom kernel or flash a custom ROM altogether. The thing is, these things are pretty advanced stuff and there are a lot of chances for things to go haywire.

OnePlus 6 unbrick guide • How To Unbrick OnePlus 6 And Flash Stock OxygenOS ROM

If you have tried any of the things above and have ended up with a bricked OnePlus 6, do not worry, this guide will help you to easily unbrick OnePlus 6.

OnePlus 6 Unbrick Guide

There are two levels of bricking which an Android smartphone can achieve(!): Soft Brick and Hard Brick. In soft brick, the phone will end up in a boot loop and won’t enter the system. This can be easily rectified by simply going to the recovery and formatting the data.

The next one is a bit worse: hard brick. The phone becomes almost completely useless where you won’t even be able to reach the boot logo stage. You will have no access to recovery either. The only thing that will work would be the fastboot mode.

Today, we shall see how you can easily unbrick a hard bricked OnePlus 6 in a matter of few minutes. All credits go to Fivegates@XDA for coming up with this amazing tool.

Necessary Downloads

  1. Official OnePlus 6 Unbrick Tool [MsmDownloadTool V4.0]: Download
  2. Qualcomm Drivers: Download
  3. ADB and Fastboot: Download and Install Minimal ADB and Fastboot

How to Unbrick OnePlus 6

  1. Make sure you have downloaded all the things given in the downloads section above.
  2. Make sure you have ADB and Fastboot Setup on your PC.
  3. If you are on Windows 8 or above, turn off driver signature verification on your PC: Follow this guide.
  4. To make sure your bricked OnePlus 6 is powered off: Press and hold the Power Button for 40 seconds to turn off your device.
  5. Connect one end of the USB cable to your phone. Then, while you press and hold the Volume Up button, connect the other end of the cable to your PC.
  6. Open Device Manager on your PC.
    ⇒ Method 1: Right click on My Computer > Select ‘Manage’.
    ⇒ Method 2: Press Windows Key + R. When the Run prompt appears: Type devmgmt.msc and press ‘OK‘.Unbrick-OnePlus-6-Open-Device-Manager
  7. Make sure you have extracted the downloaded Qualcomm Drivers Zip file.
  8. In the Device Manager: Look for your device. It will be mentioned as ‘Unknown Device or QHUSB_BULK‘. Unbrick-OnePlus-6-QHSUSB_BULKRight click on it and select ‘Update device software‘. Then choose the driver folder manually and install the same.Unbrick-OnePlus-6-Install-Qualcomm-Driver
  9. After installing the above driver, the device will be shown as Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008Unbrick-OnePlus-6-Device-Manager
  10. Extract the downloaded OnePlus 6 Unbrick Tool. Inside the extracted folder, you will find the MSM download tool (which is the OnePlus 6 unbrick tool). Right click on it and select ‘Run as administrator‘.
  11. The MSM Tool will open. If your device is properly connected, you will see the device listed as in the below picture:Unbrick-OnePlus-6-MSM-Tool-Device-Detected
  12. At the top left corner, you will find an option “Start“. Click it and wait till the device status turns green.Unbrick-OnePlus-6-MSM-Tool-Success
  13. Disconnect your phone from PC and boot it up.
  14. Done!

This is, by far, the easiest way to unbrick OnePlus 6.

7 thoughts on “How To Unbrick OnePlus 6 And Flash Stock OxygenOS ROM”

  1. I did the whole process the way it showed, but when I open the msm it does not appear anything from the index part, what do I do?

  2. I was having the same problem Sahara communication fail, waiting on device. Turns out the phone wasn’t turned all the way off. Once I finally got the phone peered off, the process went like butter took about 10 minutes, then reboot up and running again like new.

    • Thank you so muchonly after this, man download finished. But unfortunately my device didn’t get repaired. I think there’s different issue with my phone.


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