Root OnePlus X and Install TWRP Recovery

Root OnePlus X and install TWRP Recovery. OnePlus X is a 5.0 inch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, powered by  2.3 GHz Quad-core processor having 3GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

TWRP Recovery will enable you to install Custom ROMs, MODs and more.

The guide mentioned below is only for OnePlus X and cannot be tried on any other device or variant. You can check device model by going to Settings >> About Phone.

Root OnePlus X  and install TWRP Recovery 

Take a complete backup of data,apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.

Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.

Enable “USB debugging” on your device.

Install the ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC.

Bootloader should be unlocked.

Open a command prompt in Windows  and navigate to ADB folder.

Type the following command  to enter fastboot mode:

 adb reboot bootloader

Your device will boot in fastboot mode.

Check your fastboot connection:

fastboot devices

To unlock the bootloader:

fastboot oem unlock

Select Yes to unlock bootloader.

Re-enable Android debugging.

Download the TWRP image here and rename the file to “recovery.img” and place the “recovery.img” file in the ADB folder.

Now boot your phone in fastboot mode by entering the following command:

adb reboot bootloader

Now your phone will boot in fastboot mode.

To install the recovery on your phone enter this command:

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Enter  the following command to boot in TWRP mode:

fastboot boot recovery.img

This will flash the recovery on your device.

Type fastboot reboot to reboot your device.

 

How to root OnePlus X

Download the SuperSU.zip package from here.

Transfer the file to your device internal storage.

Boot your device into Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Downand Power buttons.

When you see TWRP recovery tap and install the SuperSU.zip file which you have downloaded.

Flash SuperSU on your device, it will take some time.

Your device will reboot once SuperSU  is flashed.

You have rooted OnePlus X and installed TWRP Recovery.

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