Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP Recovery and Root Essential Phone

The Essential Phone has a design that’s far away then the regular smartphone. It’s nice to have a device like this but it has got some limitations like, if you want to root, flash a custom ROM, or otherwise dig into the innards of your Android phone, a custom recovery like TWRP is a great way to do so. Here’s how to flash TWRP on your Essential Phone. But to flash and root your Essential Phone we must first unlock the bootloader, here’s a quick guide how to unlock the bootloader of Essential phones. Rooting the Essential Phone has got many benefits like you can disable the ads on an app for free, having a root access gives you immense power over your Android device so, here’s how to root the Essential Phone.

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Prerequisites

Note: We are not responsible for any damage caused to your device.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Essential Phone

Step 1. Go to the ADB and Fastboot Folder, Open command prompt window here by

Hold Shift key+ Right-click >  Select Open Command Window here

Step 2. Now connect your device to PC via USB cable.

Step 3. To check that your device is connected or not type the command as

adb devices

If it returns the serial number of your device then follow Step 4. If not make sure that the USB cable is right and tight and try again.

Step 4. Now to Unlock Bootloader type the command as

fastboot flashing unlock

After hitting enter you will get a screen on your device for confirming the permission for Unlocking the Bootloader. Confirm that and follow the step given down.

Step 5. Once all the steps are completed, Just reboot your device by typing the command

fastboot reboot

Congratulations! you have successfully Unlocked the Bootloader of your Essential Phone.

How to Flash a Modded Boot image

Step 1. Download the Boot .img file for your device from the prerequisites section above. After downloading rename the file to boot.img.

Step 2. Move the boot.img file to ADB and Fastboot folder.

Step 3. Open command prompt window here by

Hold Shift key+ Right-click >  Select Open Command Window here

Step 4. Now connect your device to PC via USB cable.

Step 5. To check that your device is connected or not type the command as

adb devices

If it returns the serial number of your device then follow the Step 6. If not make sure that the USB cable is right and tight and try again.

Step 6. Boot your device into Bootloader mode by typing the command as

adb reboot bootloader

Step 7. Once you are in Bootloader mode, Fash the boot.img by typing the command

fastboot flash boot boot.img

Step 8. When the process is done simply reboot your device by typing command as

fastboot reboot

Congratulations! You have successfully Flashed the modded Boot image to your Essential Phone.

How to install TWRP Recovery on Essential Phone

Step 1. Download TWRP Recovery for your device from the prerequisites section. Rename the downloaded file to twrp.img.

Step 2. Move the twrp.img to the ADB and Fastboot Folder.

Step 3. Open command prompt window here by

Hold Shift key+ Right-click >  Select Open Command Window here

Step 4. Now connect your device to PC via USB cable.

Step 5. To check that your device is connected or not type the command as

adb devices

If it returns the serial number of your device then follow the Step 6. If not make sure that the USB cable is right and tight and try again.

Step 6. Boot your device into Bootloader mode by typing the command as

adb reboot bootloader

Step 7. Once you are in Bootloader mode, Fash the twrp.img by typing the command,

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Step 8. When the process is done simply reboot your device by typing command as

fastboot reboot

Congratulations! You have successfully Installed the TWRP Recovery on your Essential Phone.

How to Root Essential Phone

Step 1. Download the latest supersu.zip file – Download. Move the downloaded .zip file into external or internal storage.

Step 2. Boot your Device into TWRP recovery.

  • Power off your device.
  • Once your phone is switched off, press and hold the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.

Step 3. Once you are in Recovery mode,

Click on Install > Navigate and Select the Supersu.zip file > Swipe right to confirm flash > Click on Reboot.

Congratulations! You have successfully Rooted your Essential Phone.

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