If you are a OnePlus 5T user and want to enjoy the exciting features of Android 8.0 Oreo to the smartphone along with the advanced tweaks like Nandroid backups, flashing custom ROMs etc, you need to install TWRP and root the phone. But, it is not very easy because this latest build of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5T doesn’t allow the official TWRP to work on the device.
But, it is also true that there is always a solution for every barrier. Codeworkx, Senior Developer at XDA has made a custom version of TWRP that can be used to overcome this restriction. So, in this article, I am going to provide you the complete steps for Installing the TWRP and root your OnePlus 5T.
This latest Oreo update brings many new features to the OnePlus 5T users like the upgraded launcher, new UI design, optimisations for photo quality, and a beauty effect for the preloaded Portrait mode and lots more. After upgrading your phone with this OS, your device will become faster as compared to Google Pixels.
Before starting the procedure, there are certain things which you have to look at for smooth rooting of the phone. So, let’s check out these first.
Requirements for Installing TWRP And Root OnePlus 5T
- First, you have to Unlock the Bootloader of your OnePlus 5T.
- Now, one of another important step which you have to take is to Install the ADB and Fastboot on your Windows PC.
- One thing which you don’t have to forget is to take the backup of your Device. For this, you can go to this article: How to take the backup of Android Device.
- Charge your Phone to Full for avoiding any mishappening while rooting.
Download Links to Required Software
For the successful installing of TWRP and Rooting of your OnePlus 5T, you need to download some essential softwares.
This article is divided into two parts. First, you have to install the Custom TWRP Recovery software and then
Steps to Install Custom TWRP Recovery
Step 1: Download and install the custom TWRP Recovery image file. The download link is provided in the Downloads Section. Extract it into the same folder in which you installed ADB and Fastboot.
Step 2: Switch Off your OnePlus 5T phone.
Step 3: Now, boot your device into Bootloader mode. For this, switch off your phone first and hold Volume down + Power button for few seconds.
Step 4: After entering the Bootloader mode, you have to now connect your device to PC via USB.
Step 5: On your PC, navigate to your ADB installation folder and Right Click on an empty space within the folder while holding the shift key on your keyboard, and click Open command prompt window here.
Step 6: Now, type the following command:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.1-0-universal-codeworkx-cheeseburger.img
After executing the above command, the flashing process will start. Once the process will complete, type the command “
fastboot reboot ” for restarting your phone.
Now, you are done with the installing of Custom TWRP to your OnePlus 5T device. After this, you can proceed to root the device.
Steps to Root OnePlus 5T
For rooting the OnePlus 5T, here we are going to use Magisk which you can download through the link in Download section. So, let’s start with the steps.
Step 1: First, download the Magisk installer zip file and extract it into your phone storage.
Step 2: After this, you have to use the custom TWRP recovery mode. For this, switch off your phone first and hold Volume down + Power button for few seconds.
Step 3: Once the above process is done, now you have to tap on the Install button and navigate where you extracted the Magisk installer zip file in the phone external storage. This will flash the Full ROM on your phone, and you will not face any error.
Step 4: Once the Flash process is complete, now you can reboot your device. Now, the Android 8.0 Oreo has installed on your rooted device. You now have Magisk installed and your OnePlus 5T is rooted.
So with the help of this method, you can quickly root your OnePlus 5T with Android 8.0 Oreo firmware. This is all for this article. Hope you have successfully updated your OnePlus 5T Device with the OxygenOS 5.0.
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