With the same starting price as its predecessor and a nice list of improvements, the OnePlus 6T is a good buy for several reasons. But for many Android users, the main selling point for the latest OnePlus flagship is how easy it is to redraw and modify the device.
We just completed the best phones for rooting and modding and the OnePlus 6T came out top as the clear winner. There are several reasons for this ̵
# 1: Easily Unlockable Bootloader
Aside from the occasional exploit, the only reliable way to roam a phone is to unlock the bootloader. This will allow you to flash custom firmware images such as TWRP, allowing you to flash root files like Magisk with just a few clicks.
Most phones today do not have unlockable bootloaders. Even if they do, they use an unlock code system to make sure the OEM knows that you have changed the firmware of your phone – in other words, you give your IMEI to the manufacturer, they put it in a list of known devices then they will send you a code that will allow you to unlock your bootloader.
The new T-Mobile variant of the OnePlus 6T uses an unlock code system, but not the SIM unlocked variant. You can buy directly from OnePlus. With this release, you can unlock the boot loader by enabling a setting, booting into boot loader mode and sending the "fastboot flashing unlock" command – it's that simple.
# 2: Rooting is your guarantee not invalid  With the unlock code system, the manufacturer of the phone knows when you have unlocked your bootloader. Although OnePlus uses this system with its T-Mobile variants to reassure the first US mobile operator to sell their mobile phones in stores, they will still honor the device's warranty once it's unlocked.
t even lose the warranty on OnePlus devices. The only limitation is that software defects caused by rooting are not included in warranty claims, but that's fine – after all, if you break your phone's software, it should be up to you to fix it.
# 3: The Best 3rd Party Development Scene
Root is not very entertaining, unless there are many root-level optimizations that work with your particular phone model. Custom kernels, custom ROMs, flashable ZIPs, Magisk modules … if a phone does not have a lot of them, it's not really important how easy it is to rotate at the root.
Luckily, the OnePlus 6T will have the most active root development scene of any device. This is a foregone conclusion at this time – after years of previous OnePlus phones with the best selection of root mods, there is no doubt the 6T will follow. For example, the OnePlus 6 currently has fifteen unique, non-stock custom ROMs, nine separate custom kernels, and a set of OxygenOS-specific Magisk modules.
# 4: Stock firmware is officially available  There are two main reasons why you need the official firmware images of your smartphone for rooting and modding. First, if you soften the device, you need to flash the archive images to get things right again. Second, since rooting usually prevents OTA updates, manually flashing the firmware files is the easiest way to get the latest Android version after you have rooted.
With the OnePlus 6T you covered both scenarios. Unlike other phones that require you to browse third-party websites to find the default firmware, OnePlus includes the factory pictures for all of its phones on a official website. These include OTA updates and BasicFactory image packages that you can flash to get started, even if you've completely damaged the entire operating system.
If you want to root the next phone, the OnePlus 6T can not be beaten. It was designed with Roozern in mind, and besides, it's the best Bang-for-your-Buck phone, period. You can not get this impressive list of specifications and features for under $ 600 anywhere else, that's for sure.
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