How to Root OnePlus X and Install TWRP Recovery

OnePlus X firmware upgrades were discussed in our android guides many times. Today we are on a new topic called How to Root OnePlus X and install TWRP Recovery. By following this guide, you will get access to the complete features of your OnePlus X device by rooting it and installing the TWRP recovery. Never settle on the same old version of the android OS, be ready for a change. Follow our simple guide carefully to find it out.

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Disclaimer: You want to take the complete responsibility of the whole process. Thetechhacker will not be responsible for any of the Damages to your phone during the process.

Pre-Requisites

  • Make sure to Backup all your Important Files, Apps contacts, call logs and SMS. Read our AndroidBackup guide.
  • Make sure to charge your phone at least 80-85%. (If the battery Drops, It may badly affect the Phone). Know the exact battery status.
  • Enable USB debugging mode from Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.

How to Root OnePlus X and install TWRP Recovery – Step by step Guide

  1. First of all, Download and install the Oneplus X USB drivers.
  2. Then, Download the ADB and Fastboot file to your computer. This will create an ADB install folder on Your System Drive (Most Probably ‘C’ drive).
  3. USB debugging mode must be enabled on your phone to continue the process. To do this Go to Settings > About phone and tap on “Build number” 7 times.
  4. Now, Connect your smartphone to the computer.
  5. Now, once more Go to Settings > Developer options and check “Android debugging”. A dialogue box will appear asking you to authorize your computer’s RSA fingerprint. Click “Always allow…
  6. Now to Unlock the Bootloader, open the ADB folder that you created in 2nd step. (If you already unlocked the bootloader then go to the step 6) Open the command prompt window in this folder, To do this Hold Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on the empty space of the folder.
  7. Now boot your phone in fastboot mode. To do this enter the following command on the command prompt window: adb reboot bootloader.
  8. Now your phone will boot in fastboot mode. Check your fastboot connection by issuing this command: fastboot devices
  9. Once confirmed, run this command to unlock the bootloader:fastboot oem unlock
  10. Select YES on your phone screen using the power button. The device will unlock the bootloader, erase all user data and reboot itself into Android. You will have to set up everything from scratch.
  11. Then, Re-enable Android debugging (See 3rd and 4th steps) and disable recovery protection from developer options.
  12. Download SuperSU zip file and save it on the internal memory of the phone.
  13. Download the TWRP image and rename the file to recovery.img And place the recovery.img file in the ADB folder that you created in Step 2.
  14. Connect your phone to the PC with USB and boot in fastboot mode. Open the ADB folder that you created in step 2. (If you already unlocked the bootloader then go to the step 6) Open the command prompt window in this folder, To do this Hold Shift button on your keyboard and right-click on the empty space of the folder.
  15. Now boot your phone in fastboot mode. To do this enter the following command on the command prompt window: adb reboot bootloader
    Now your phone will boot in fastboot mode.
  16. To install the recovery on your phone enter this command: fastboot flash recovery.img
    Once completed, enter this command to boot in TWRP mode: fastboot boot recovery.img, You should now see the custom recovery you just flashed, not the stock recovery.
  17. Tap “Install,” and find the SuperSU-v2.XX.zip file on the SD card (The file that you saved on your device in 7th step), then flash it.
  18. At last, Reboot the phone.

Now your phone is rooted and TWRP recovery is installed and you can enjoy a wider workspace on your device and install any firmware.

Muhammed Swalih is a Blogger by profession who also has a great taste in Web Development, SEO, Graphic Designing, etc.
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