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How to Unbrick OnePlus Nord 2 5G | Flash Stock Firmware

In this guide, we will show you the steps to unbrick your OnePlus Nord 2 5G device by flashing the stock firmware. If you ever come across a list of the most active devices in custom development, then don’t be surprised if you see a majority of the names belonging to the OnePlus family. While it might be a shadow of its earlier self, there’s no denying the fact that they are still popular among tech enthusiasts.

From flashing a custom ROM to trying out a custom recovery like TWRP, there’s a lot to try out. Along the same lines, you could also gain administrative privileges by rooting your device via Magisk. This will then allow you to flash a plethora of mods. While these tweaks do end up adding more feature set to your device, on the flip side, they could prove to be a risky bet as well.

If you flash an incorrect binary or flash the correct one to the incorrect slot, then a boot loop or bricked device is on the cards. In this regard, the general escape route involves flashing the stock firmware via Fastboot COmmands or using the MSM Download Tool to bring the device back from dead. However, things become quite difficult for a device that has the Mediatek chipset.

This is because there is no EDL mode and hence you wouldn’t be able to use the MSM Tool. Likewise, firmware for MediaTek doesn’t come in payload.bin file, hence creating fastboot commands is no easy job either. But thank to the active developer community, there now exist a nifty method to unbrick your OnePlus Nord 2 5G device. And in this guide, we will show you how to do just that. Follow along.

How to Unbrick OnePlus Nord 2 5G | Flash Stock Firmware

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The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.

Install Android SDK

First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

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Install MediaTek USB Drivers

Next up, download and install the MediaTek USB drivers so that your PC is able to identify the connected device.

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Download PartitionsBackupper Tool

Now download the PartitionsBackupper Tool and extract it inside the platform-tools folder. This tool will be used to flash the firmware onto your Nord 2 5G device and hence unbrick it. [Credits: XDA Senior Member Raygen].

Download Stock Firmware

  1. Now get hold of the stock firmware from below, corresponding to your device’s build number:
    A16: DN2103_A.16.zip
    A15: DN2103_A.15.zip

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  2. Once downloaded, extract it inside the platform-tools folder.
  3. So we now have the PartitionsBackupper Tool as well as the firmware files inside this directory.

Boot your Device to Fastboot

  1. You will now have to boot your device to Fastboot Mode.
  2. For that, power it off and then press and hold the Volume Up and Down keys together for a few seconds.
  3. Once your device is booted to Fastboot, connect it to the PC via USB cable.

Flash Firmware via PartitionsBackupper| Unbrick Nord 2 5G

  1. To begin with, double click on the PartitionsBackupper.bat file to launch the tool.
  2. Now type in 2 and hit Enter. All the firmware files will now be flashed to their respective partitions.
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  3. Once done, it is recommended to boot your device to stock recovery and then perform a factory reset using the below instructions.

Factory Reset from Recovery

  1. Head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in its address bar, and hit Enter.
  2. This will launch CMD. Now type in the below command to boot your device to recovery mode:
    From Fastboot Mode: fastboot reboot recovery
    From OS: adb reboot recovery
  3. Once you are in the stock recovery, select the Factory Reset option and wait for the process to complete.
  4. After that, you may now reboot the device to the OS.

That’s it. These were the steps to unbrick your OnePlus Nord 2 device by flashing the stock firmware. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

  • Anand Singh

    It did not change a thing, , It booted back to Fork Lineage OS 19 as usual but wiped the whole phone. Did not work for me, if it did for anyone, Please Email me and let me know what I did wrong.

  • brickedboy

    Errors were detected while running the script.
    You can find the error logs in the “PBlog.txt” file.

    Please put the “PartitionsBackup” folder with all the partition images in the same directory of this script.
    exit 1

    I always get this error but the “PartitionsBackup” and all partition images are in the same folder. What i do wrong?