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[GUIDE] How I rooted my One

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  1. EliTeAP
    KitKat Sep 27, 2014

    EliTeAP , Sep 27, 2014 :
    This is a simple & easy guide. There are many other guides out there but i'm just making one just out of my own helping hand.
    If you're a newbie/haven't rooted, you will learn how to ROOT easily on the OnePlus One with this guide.
    That's prior to you actually following the instructions.

    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, THIS IS AN EASY METHOD BUT IT WILL WIPE YOUR DATA SO PLEASE BACKUP SD STUFF BEFOREHAND.
    I DID THE METHOD PERFECTLY FINE <3

    Download Links:

    (thanks to
    @maquinabaja ) SAMSUNG ADB Drivers 1.5.45 - Click here for download
    TWRP Touch
    Recovery (Download the latest) - Click here for download
    SuperSU - Click here to download
    (VERY big thanks to
    @manudroid19 ) *New* OnePlus One Toolkit 2.0 - Click here for download

    ADB Files (compiled by me) - Click here to download

    Before Guide

    Charge the phone above 50%
    Make sure your cable is never loose and connection is securely tight on the phone and on the computer
    Go into Settings -> Developer -> USB Debugging -> Accept Security Key if asked at any stage
    BACKUP your storage because this will WIPE DATA
    (Disable ANTI-VIRUS if it picks anything up from Toolkit)

    IF DEVELOPER OPTIONS ISN'T ACTIVATED
    About -> Build Number -> Tap it 7/8 times and it prompts "You are now a developer"


    *Bold Text - Important
    Red Text - Very Important*


    GUIDE
    1) Delete any ADB drivers you have and Restart Computer
    Install Samsung Drivers
    Restart Computer
    Connect/Reconnect your OPO so it's detected on the computer as media storage (MTP)
    Make sure USB Debugging is enabled in developer options

    2) Download the ADB Drivers, inside there is 'android-sdk'
    Move this folder to C:\ so it looks like C:\android-sdk
    Shift+Click in the folder and "Open Command Window Here"
    Leave the CMD window open
    Download and Install OPO Toolkit (linked above)
    Open the Toolkit -> Enter Fastboot - Reboot Fastboot
    (ACCEPT SECURITY KEY ON PHONE IF ASKED)

    In the CMD type "fastboot devices" and make sure it returns a device under devices (should be called android-caf3dhn89hh0) or if you've named it.

    3) Under Method 1 click Unlock Bootloader
    Now you should have your OPO's bootloader unlocked but wiped
    Phone should restart and you need to complete the start-up steps again but re-enable developer options and USB DEBUGGING

    4) Download the latest TWRP Recovery and rename to recovery and move into the same folder as android-sdk
    Type the command "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"
    (make sure it's not recovery.img.img) then you need to remove .img that you probably typed

    After it installs type "fastboot reboot" into the CMD prompt

    You have now got a CUSTOM recovery installed


    4) Download SuperSU and place into the phone if your phone did restart and you could reconnect it back to the computer
    Go to Settings -> Developer -> Advanced Reboot
    Hold Power/Wake Button and Reboot into Recovery
    Install -> navigate to zip and Install

    YOU ARE NOW ROOTED, SUITED & BOOTED :cool:

    How to check ROOT #

    1) Check if the SuperSU App is in the App Drawer.
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    2) Download Simple Root Checker and it'll verify and conclude whether you have root or not by saying "You are Rooted!" or "You are not Rooted!"

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    HOW TO SHIFT-RIGHT CLICK IN FOLDER
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    #########IF YOU ARE STUCK IN BOOTLOOP#########
    Download SuperSU and rename the zip to SuperSU but not .zip and move that into the android-sdk folder
    Reboot into Recovery with Toolkit whilst still connected
    Toolkit -> Enter fastboot/recovery -> Reboot Recovery

    TWRP Recovery -> Mount -> Tick Only Data -> Enable MTP
    Drag the SuperSU.zip to the sdcard from computer
    Use TWRP to Install the Zip

    THEN YOU ARE NOW ROOTED, SUITED & BOOTED :cool:

    If there is anything missing or bad about this guide, please use constructive criticism.
    Love you all, no homo.

    - AsadP
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2014

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  2. Chrisfaell
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 27, 2014


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  3. kevmitch
    Eclair Sep 27, 2014

    kevmitch , Sep 27, 2014 :
    Forgive my ignorance, but what are the advantages of rooting the OPO. Doesn't the fact that it's already unlocked and running CM obviate most of the need?
     

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  4. EliTeAP
    KitKat Sep 27, 2014

    EliTeAP , Sep 27, 2014 :
    Yes you are right with that question. There's quite a lot of potential without rooting the OPO but it's the simplest you can use with Rooting that can still improve the phone's behaviour, battery life and just a whole lot more.

    If you take a look at my App Guide, there are some apps there that can greatly increase battery life without touching the system core but will work simply and effectively.

    The whole great advantage with the OPO is warranty is not void if you unlock the bootloader and root whilst many other android phones warranties will void.
     

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  5. Goran+
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 27, 2014

    Goran+ , Sep 27, 2014 :
    Install custom ROMs, remove apps you don't want that come with phone.
     

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  6. sapporo1
    Gingerbread Sep 27, 2014


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  7. Naquadah
    Gingerbread Sep 27, 2014


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  8. EliTeAP
    KitKat Sep 27, 2014


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  9. risky1301
    Lollipop Sep 27, 2014


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  10. EliTeAP
    KitKat Sep 27, 2014

    EliTeAP , Sep 27, 2014 :
    Nice one! Thanks to you for tagging it! Nice to know people may look back at it :p
     

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  11. andyzhao
    Cupcake Sep 27, 2014


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  12. EliTeAP
    KitKat Sep 27, 2014

    EliTeAP , Sep 27, 2014 :
    My pleasure :p and awesome. I'll be here for anyone who needs troubleshooting or general questions about Rooting.
     

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  13. EliTeAP
    KitKat Sep 28, 2014

    EliTeAP , Sep 28, 2014 :
    If there is anything I have missed out be sure to quote here or message me :)

    I am constantly active on this forum :p
    Google SDK is not needed to install the adb tools. Well at least I tried it without installing from the Google SDK and managed to root fine :)
     

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  14. Dennis89
    Donut Oct 9, 2014

    Dennis89 , Oct 9, 2014 :
    I cant seem to connect my phone, gives no devices when I type fastboot devices

    edit: USB debugging is enabled
     

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  15. EliTeAP
    KitKat Oct 9, 2014

    EliTeAP , Oct 9, 2014 :
    Are you in fastboot mode?
     

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  16. Dennis89
    Donut Oct 9, 2014

    Dennis89 , Oct 9, 2014 :
    forgot that part :) thanks! I've completed all the steps, is there an easy way to tell if the rooting was succesfull ?
     

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  17. punkrocker67
    Cupcake Oct 9, 2014


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  18. EliTeAP
    KitKat Oct 9, 2014

    EliTeAP , Oct 9, 2014 :
    Go to Google Play Store and download Root Checker.
    If you don't want to check in that depth, SuperSU will become an APP in your APP Drawer.
     

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  19. Driver156
    Honeycomb Oct 9, 2014

    Driver156 , Oct 9, 2014 :
    Top notch guide AsadP, well done mate I'm sure like me there are many out there interested in doing this but basically terrified o_O
     

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  20. EliTeAP
    KitKat Oct 9, 2014

    EliTeAP , Oct 9, 2014 :
    Thanks Driver156!
    I love hearing compliments, drives motivation at it's best (heh, driver ;D)

    And true, inputting my method may benefit those who want a simpler or more different guide.
     

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