How to Root OnePlus 5T and Install TWRP Recovery

OnePlus 5T is the latest and the greatest from the Chinese manufacturer. OnePlus unveiled their latest smartphone OnePlus 5T in an event held earlier today in New York. The event was also live streamed on all the social media channels and the OnePlus website itself. The OnePlus 5T comes with a 6-inch 18:9 Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor (4 x 2.45 GHz Kryo & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kryo). The phone comes with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Earlier today, we brought you the OnePlus 5T Wallpapers and OnePlus 5T Stock Ringtones. In this article, we will tell you how to root OnePlus 5T and how to install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T.

Prerequisites

How Install TWRP on OnePlus 5T

  1. To be able to install TWRP, you must first unlock bootloader of OnePlus 5T. Head to the below link to know how you can unlock bootloader of OnePlus 5T: 
  2. Next, download the TWRP Recovery from this link: Download TWRP for OnePlus 5T
  3. Copy the downloaded TWRP file to the folder where you have extracted the adb and fastboot files.
  4. Boot OnePlus 5T into Fastboot Mode.
    • Power Down your OnePlus 5T.
    • After the phone is completely switched off – Press and Hold the Power Button and Volume Down Buttons at the Same Time.
    • Continue Holding these two buttons past the OnePlus/Android Splash Screen that appears.
    • When the phone boots into Recovery Mode, release the power and volume down buttons.
    • Choose the Language ‘English‘.
    • In the next screen, select ‘Advanced‘ and then select ‘Reboot to fastboot‘ and in the next screen also choose the same.
    • Your phone should now be in Fastboot mode.
  5. Connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable.
  6. Go to the folder where you have the adb and fastboot files.
  7. Now, hold down the Shift Key + Right Click > Open Command Window here.
  8. Type in the below command:
    fastboot devices
  9. Once you type in the above, the list of devices will be displayed.
  10. Then enter the below command:
    fastboot flash recovery <recovery file name>.img

    Note: Replace the ‘<recovery file name>’ with the actual file name of the downloaded TWRP file.

  11. Once the file is flashed successfully, unplug your phone from your PC and manually boot the phone into recovery by pressing Power + Volume Down button.
  12. Your phone should boot into TWRP recovery!

How to Root OnePlus 5T

Follow the below steps to root your OnePlus 5T:

  1. Before proceeding, do keep in mind that you need to have your device’s bootloader unlocked and TWRP installed on it. If not, follow the steps in above sections.
  2. Download the flashable SuperSu zip file from the below link: 
  3. Copy the downloaded file to the internal storage of your device.
  4. Boot OnePlus 5T into TWRP Recovery:
    • Power Down your OnePlus 5T.
    • After the phone is completely switched off – Press and Hold the Power Button and Volume Down Buttons at the Same Time.
    • Continue Holding these two buttons past the OnePlus/Android Splash Screen that appears.
    • When the phone boots into Recovery Mode, release the power and volume down buttons.
  5. Assuming you have successfully booted into TWRP recovery, tap on ‘Install’ from the available options. You will be asked to choose a file to flash/install. Browse and select the downloaded file and then ‘Swipe to install.’
  6. Reboot your device.

Congratulations, you have successfully rooted your OnePlus 5T!

If you have any doubts or need help with any of the steps above, do leave a comment below!

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