It’s no exaggeration to call the OnePlus One as the flagship killer of the year. Priced at half the price of its competitors, the OnePlus One hosts top-notch hardware and most importantly the CyanogenMod 11S which was specifically designed for the One. Recently, Google reportedly attempted to buy the Cyanogenmod Inc. but they were denied. If the Android company is behind Cyanogenmod then why won’t we, right?

CyanogenMod is an immensely popular custom ROM for Android and offers a great flexibility in terms of performance and customization of your device. The OnePlus One, even with its meager supply gained the attention of most of the developers, so you’ll get various custom Roms, mods that will tempt you to install them. Installing third party images and Roms might void your warranty which may cost you much in case of any misfortunes during some installation or something. You should be sure to have a contingency plan in case of any trouble.

So today we will guide you on how to revert back to stock ROM on your OnePlus One along with the process to clear the unlock and tamper bit that might have been set during the process. The process is very simple, just a bunch of clicks and flashes and you will be back to the Stock ROM on your OnePlus One. So let’s see how to restore OnePlus One to Stock Rom.

Warning

This Guide is intended only for the OnePlus One devices, not for any other variant or device of OnePlus. Be extra cautious when you choose the firmware as flashing wrong firmware might result in a bricked device. You alone are responsible for any consequences that might occur during the process. We shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device.

Prerequisites

  1. Charge your OnePlus One above 60% battery level to avoid shutdowns during the process.
  2. Backup your device storage, contacts, SMS etc. using Google Sync service or any third-party app.
  3. You need an Unlocked Bootloader on your OnePlus One.

Restore OnePlus One to Stock

  1. Download the factory firmwares of the OnePlus One based on your model (Either 16 GB or 64 GB)
  2. Download the ADB/Fastboot files and extract them to a folder in your PC → Click Here
  3. Extract the firmware file to the same folder where you extracted the ADB/Fastboot files.
  4. Now you’ll see files like flash-all.bat (Windows) or flash-all.sh (Linux) which are the 1-Click installers for the firmware files.
  5. Reboot the phone into Fastboot mode and connect it to the PC. Now click on the 1-click installer file (flash-all.bat for Windows, or flash-all.sh for Mac/Linux) based on your OS on your PC.oneplus-one-firmware-files
  6. The flashing process is automatic and the phone will reboot once the flashing is complete.
  7. During the bootloader unlock process, a tamper/unlock flag is set which will indicate an unauthorized flash on your device. So we’ll restore these flag bits as well.
  8. First of all, get a recovery on your device. You can install TWRP from our exclusive guide → Click Here
  9. Download this Boot unlocker script , and flash it via the recovery. For instructions on flashing Zip files on recovery follow our exclusive guide → Click Here
  10. Reboot your device.

That’s it, you are now reverted back to the Stock image provided by the OnePlus.

Flashing the Firmware Manually

In case you get error or issues while installing the stock firmware using one-click method described above, you can flash the firmware files manually too.

  1. Extract the firmware file.
  2. Copy the contents of the ADB and Fastboot folder into the firmware folder (see the screenshot attached above).
  3. Now launch a command window and issue the following commands one by one.
    fastboot flash modem NON-HLOS.bin
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash sbl1 sbl1.mbn
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash dbi sdi.mbn
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash aboot emmc_appsboot.mbn
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash rpm rpm.mbn
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash tz tz.mbn
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash LOGO logo.bin
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash oppostanvbk static_nvbk.bin (this partition seems to have appeared in the 44S build)
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash system system.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash userdata userdata_64G.img (or userdata.img if you have the 16GB version)
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot flash cache cache.img
    fastboot reboot

When your phone reboots, wait till it boots up properly and go through the initial setup. Done!

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  1. Step 5 :
    Reboot the phone into Fastboot mode and connect it to the PC. Now click on the 1-click installer files based on your OS on your PC.

    I don’t see the “1-click installer” …

    This is what I get :

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