While the Oppo Find 5 is a very developer friendly smartphone, there are certain features in it that can make using the phone quite a bit of a drag. A prime example of this would be the archaic storage technique of having separate storage spaces for apps and SD card. This leads to the notorious out of space error as you usually have only 2 GB of space which counts as the device’s internal memory. Of course, there are several methods you can adopt to work around that silly little nuisance but most of them usually may leave your device bricked. So, if by any chance you have managed to brick your Oppo Find 5, today we shall teach you how to unbrick your device.
Disclaimer: We take no responsibility for any damages that might be done to your device either during or after the process. Also the procedure might not work if you have managed to hard brick your phone.
Prerequisites: You will require Windows 7 or a Windows emulator if you’re on Mac or Linux.
- Open up a CMD window with administrator privileges.
- Input “bcdedit /set testsigning on” and then restart your computer to boot the windows in test mode
- Download the driver files from here and the firmware files from here.
- Extract both of these files
- Open the extracted firmware folder and run the Download_Development with administrator privileges.
- Check “Select All” and then click “Download” in the Window that pops up
- Power off the phone, then press volume up key (don’t release until connect to computer). While keeping the key pressed connect the device to the computer and then release volume up key.
- Go to the device manager of your computer and install the drivers of your phone manually (would be in the “Ports” section of the Device Manager labelled as Qualcomm something) by directing the driver search to the extracted driver folder you downloaded earlier.
- After you have finished installing the drivers, you’ll see the port “Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008” turned into “Qualcomm HS-USB Diagnostics 9006”. Now the download in the Download_Development window will begin.
- After a few minutes (3-5 minutes, depending upon your internet speed) you’ll see a green notification. This will indicate that the download is complete and your phone is good to go.
- Long press your phone’s power key for about 10 seconds to boot up the phone with the new system files installed.
Have fun and happy unbricking.