OnePlus 5 is the most powerful device by the company yet. It is running on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat). The rooting procedure was released 20 hours after the device got released. The rooting procedure is simple if you have been playing around with Android devices for long enough. But, if you are just stepping into the world of Android aftermarket then don’t worry, this guide is newbie friendly and you will be guided through the whole procedure. All you have to do is unlock your bootloader, flash the TWRP image, then install the SuperSU zip and you’re done. Again, of the previous sentence was completely foreign to you, do not worry. Follow the guide below to root OnePlus 5.
Before you can modify your OnePlus 5 and its system partition, you will need to unlock the bootloader. And to begin unlocking the bootloader, you have to enable one single feature inside the device’s Settings.
Go to Developer options located at the bottom of the device’s Settings menu and enable OEM unlocking option located inside. Now, you will have to boot your device into bootloader mode. To do so, turn off your device completely. Now, turn your device back on by holding the power and volume up buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds. You will see a menu. Release the buttons and do not do anything yet.
Now, connect your device to your computer with a USB data cable. Open up Command Prompt or Terminal. You have to change the directories to platform tools located inside your ADB and Fastboot installation folder. The easiest way to do this in Windows is to go to the directory, hold the Shift button, right click and the select “Open command window here”.
After you’ve finished the above step, type the following command into CMD or Terminal:
fastboot flashing unlock
Hit enter and you will see a confirmation on your device. Use volume keys to select “Yes” and power button to select it. This will unlock your device’s bootloader and also erase all your data. Reboot your device. the first boot may take some time so don’t panic.
After the device finishes booting, enable USB debugging from the Developer options. Download the latest version of TWRP for OnePlus 5. Now, boot into bootloader mode again. Type the following command into the CMD or Terminal:
fastboot flash recovery
Do not hit enter. Add a space at the end and then drag the IMG file inside the folder where the TWRP was downloaded. Doing this will automatically insert the file path for you. Now you can hit enter and wait for the procedure to complete.
This is an important step so do it carefully. You will need to reboot into TWRP recovery and flash the latest SuperSU zip.
Use volume rockers to select “Recovery mode” and confirm it by pressing the power button. This will boot your device into TWRP recovery. If you see a screen asking to enable system modifications, swipe to allow it.
In the CMD or Terminal, type the following command:
Do not hit enter yet. Add a space at the end and then drag the SuperSU zip. On the TWRP’s main screen. tap on Advance and then on ADB Sideload. Swipe the bar to begin the procedure and then hit enter to receive the zip from your computer.
You will see a message saying “Done!” on your device’s screen when the installation finishes. You can now tap Reboot System to reboot into your device with root access. And this is it. Enjoy.
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