How to Unlock Bootloader, Root & Install TWRP on Oneplus one

No doubt one plus one is one of the most popular android device and one of the most selling device. And most of the users already bought this flagship phone and looking for the way to root and install the TWRP custom recovery. Once the TWRP is installed you can easily root the phone and enjoy the benefits of rooting. Here in this tutorial we show you how do that in simple steps. This tutorial should work for all builds and device variants.

How to Unlock Bootloader, Root & Install TWRP on Oneplus one

WARNING!

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 steps 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.

BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES

2. INSTALL ONEPLUS ONE DRIVERS

First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to send basic Linux commands, and a variety Android-specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.

SETUP ADB & FASTBOOT DRIVERS ON PC

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.

DOWNLOAD ANDROID USB DRIVERS

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.

HOW TO ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE ON ANDROID DEVICES

Enable-USB-Debugging

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.

Unlock Bootloader, Root & Install TWRP on Oneplus one

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Step 1. First you have to unlock the bootloader of the phone. To do this you have to run some ADB commands on your PC. Download and install ADB/Fastboot drivers here. Now you will see the ADB folder on your C drive (C:/ADB).

Step 2. Now on your phone enable USB Debugging – 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:-

fastboot oem unlock

After the above command has finished executing, run the following

fastboot reboot

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.

Custom Recovery:
TeamWin Recovery Project (TWRP)

Root:
SuperSU

Step 7. Now again Turn the phone off. Then boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power.

Step 8. 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.

Step 9. Open a new command prompt and run the following commands:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Once the flash has completed type the following command to reboot the phone:

fastboot reboot

Now the Recovery is installed on your phone and once the phone is booted. Move the SuperSU zip file on your phone, the same file that you downloaded on Step 6.

Step 10. Now boot your phone in recovery mode. Switch off your phone and Hold volume down + power. The phone should boot into 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

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