Few days back Oneplus team released the new CM12.1 YOG4PAS1N0 official update for the Oneplus one android phone, the new firmware is based on the Android lollipop 5.1.1 and packed will lots of bug fixes and improvements. If you recently updated your Oneplus One with this new update and want to root again your phone. Here is the fastest and best way to root and install TWRP on your phone. The guide is pretty simple and works on any Oneplus one model.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the OnePlus One android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL ONEPLUS DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to sendbasic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOUR ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO ROOT ONEPLUS ONE
Step 1. Setup and Isntall the ADB drivers for OnePlus one here, now yow will fine the ADB folder on your C drive.
Step 2. On your phone go to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number 7 times. This will enable Developer options. Now go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging
Disable CM Recovery Protection – On your phone go to Settings > Developer options. Then disable the ‘Update recovery with system updates’ option.
Step 3. Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power. The phone will display “fastboot” text indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode.
Step 4. Now open the ADB folder that you created in step 1. And open a command prompt window here, Press and hold the SHIFT key and press right click button and select Open command window here.
Step 5. Plug the phone into your PC, then run the following command:- (Leave this step if you already unlocked the bootloader of your phone, go to Step 6.)
fastboot oem unlock
After the above command has finished executing, run the following
Step 6. Now the Phone is unlocked and rebooted. Once the phone is rebooted enable the USB debugging mode again. And download the following files.
TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP)
Step 7. Rename the recovery file that you downloaded above to recovery.img. and Move the file in the ADB folder that you created in step 1. And Move the Super SU Zip file on your phone internal memory.
Step 8. Now again Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power.
Step 9. Now open the ADB folder that you created in step 1. And open a command prompt window here, Press and hold the SHIFT key and press right click button and select Open command window here. Run the following commands:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
Once the flash has completed type the following command to reboot the phone in recovery:
fastboot boot recovery.img
Step 10. Now your phone will boot in recovery mode.
Step 11. From recovery main menu, Go to Install > browse to SuperSU zip and select it.
Step 12. Swipe to confirm the installation. Then reboot.
That’s it. Now your phone is rooted with TWRP recovery.
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker app from the google play store