In this guide, we will show you the steps to install Android 13 onto your OnePlus 9 Pro via Fastboot Commands. OnePlus have just rolled out the latest OS build for its ninth series. With that, there are a plethora of goodies that you are about to welcome abode onto your device. Some of the noteworthy ones include the new Aquamorphic Design, seamless interconnection among different devices, updates to the Gaming Engine, and a slew of new personalization options.
To install this build, the easiest way out is to directly head over to the device’s Settings menu and download the OTA. Or if you are a beta tester, yo could grab hold of the Beta Update ZIP package and perform a local upgrade. But while they are the easiest method, they might not be applicable in every scenario. For example, the update is rolled out in batches, and not everyone gets it in one go.
However, if you managed to get hold of the update firmware, then you could manually install it via Fastboot. Another important scenario is when your device ends up in a bootloop or soft brick state. When that happens, the only way to bring your OnePlus 9 Pro back to life is by flashing the Android 13 firmware via Fastboot Commands. So without any further ado, let’s get started with the instructions right away.
How to Install Android 13 on OnePlus 9 Pro via Fastboot Commands
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow the 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.
STEP 1: 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.
STEP 2: Download OnePlus 9 Pro Android 13 Firmware
Next up, get hold of the stock firmware for your OnePlus 9 Pro device from the below link.
OnePlus 9 Pro Android 13 Firmware: Download Link
STEP 3: Extract OnePlus 9 Pro Payload.bin
Once you have downloaded the firmware, extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so shall give you a couple of files, including the payload.bin. And we will have to extract this file to get hold of all the partition files. So refer to our guide on How to Extract the OnePlus Payload.bin file.
Once extracted, you will get the required partition files which you should transfer to the platform-tools folder.
STEP 4: Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 9 Pro
You will also have to unlock the bootloader on your device. Do keep in mind that this process will wipe off all the data and might nullify the device’s warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then refer to our comprehensive guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 9, 9 Pro and 9R
STEP 5: Boot OnePlus 9 Pro to Fastboot Mode
- Connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
- Now type in the below command to verify the Fastboot Connection
- If you get a device ID followed by the fastboot keyword, then the connection stands successful.
STEP 6: Flash OnePlus 9 Pro Android 13 Partition Files in Fastboot
Now execute the below commands in the CMD window that is opened in the platform-tools folder to flash the firmware files in Fastboot Mode. [If you get any errors, then do not leave the process midway, rather note down that error somewhere and then proceed ahead to execute the rest of the commands. Then try flashing that error-causing files in FastbootD Mode. See STEP 7 and 8 below].
fastboot flash boot boot.img fastboot flash cpucp cpucp.img fastboot flash dtbo dtbo.img fastboot flash modem modem.img fastboot flash oplusstanvbk oplusstanvbk.img fastboot flash oplus_sec oplus_sec.img fastboot flash qweslicstore qweslicstore.img fastboot flash shrm shrm.img fastboot flash splash splash.img fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img fastboot flash vbmeta_vendor vbmeta_vendor.img fastboot flash vbmeta_system vbmeta_system.img fastboot flash vendor_boot vendor_boot.img fastboot flash vm-bootsys vm-bootsys.img
STEP 7: Boot to FastbootD Mode
You will now have to boot your device to the FastbootD Mode to flash the logical partition files. As of now, you will be in the Fastboot Mode, so execute the below command to directly boot to FastbootD Mode:
fastboot reboot fastboot
STEP 8: Flash OnePlus 9 Pro Android 13 Partition Files in FastbootD Mode
Now execute the below commands in the CMD window that is opened in the platform-tools folder to flash the rest of the firmware files in the FastbootD Mode. Moreover, the last command listed below [fastboot reboot] will automatically boot your device to the Android 13 OS.
fastboot flash abl abl.img fastboot flash aop aop.img fastboot flash bluetooth bluetooth.img fastboot flash devcfg devcfg.img fastboot flash dsp dsp.img fastboot flash engineering_cdt engineering_cdt.img fastboot flash featenabler featenabler.img fastboot flash hyp hyp.img fastboot flash imagefv imagefv.img fastboot flash keymaster keymaster.img fastboot flash multiimgoem multiimgoem.img fastboot flash my_carrier my_carrier.img fastboot flash my_engineering my_engineering.img fastboot flash my_heytap my_heytap.img fastboot flash my_manifest my_manifest.img fastboot flash my_product my_product.img fastboot flash my_region my_region.img fastboot flash my_stock my_stock.img fastboot flash odm odm.img fastboot flash product product.img fastboot flash qupfw qupfw.img fastboot flash system system.img fastboot flash system_ext system_ext.img fastboot flash tz tz.img fastboot flash uefisecapp uefisecapp.img fastboot flash xbl xbl.img fastboot flash xbl_config xbl_config.img fastboot flash vendor vendor.img
That’s it. These were the steps to install Android 13 onto your OnePlus 9 Pro via Fastboot Commands. 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.
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