[GUIDE] ONYX: How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery, Root, Take EFS Backup & More !!

  1. Dragos T. Cupcake Nov 18, 2015

    Dragos T., Nov 18, 2015 :
    I assume once I TWRP & root, i'll get no more updates from OnePlus, which is fair. Question is... OnePlus does not allow OTA because root or custom bootloader?

    I'm interested in root only for system access for better battery stats and some dev ideas, not changing the entire ROM ( Curiosity kills me on why the display eats 25% of battery... )

  2. iwajeed Donut Nov 18, 2015

    iwajeed, Nov 18, 2015 :
    On XDA someone has successfully rooted device without unlocking bootloader and it's confirmed by other users. I would like to know if I can backup my Unrooted STOCK ROM without root? so that I can restore it for OTA?

  3. iwajeed Donut Nov 18, 2015

    iwajeed, Nov 18, 2015 :
    Here you go.


  4. iwajeed Donut Nov 18, 2015

    iwajeed, Nov 18, 2015 :

    display time include the time for which the phone display is ON while using device to access apps and other activities. It provides you the stats how long your battery is running for full charge. More the screen on time better the battery, average screen on time for OPX is 5+ hours.

  5. testsadafddfwegjht Cupcake Nov 19, 2015

    testsadafddfwegjht, Nov 19, 2015 :
    SuperSU does not work for me. Got the OPX today and installed latest OTA before trying to root. Unlock and TWRP work. Any ideas?

    Edit: It seems, flashing the supersu zip via TWRP does not create a single file.
    Edit 2: Flashed oldest Stock ROM and now SuperSU works.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2015

  6. Arashe Cupcake Nov 19, 2015

    Arashe, Nov 19, 2015 :
    Thank you so much for this guide! I have never rooted a phone before now (I was always too scared of voiding the warranty) and this guide looks great! I will get rooting asap!
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015

  7. theo72 Cupcake Nov 19, 2015

  8. czar Donut Nov 20, 2015

    czar, Nov 20, 2015 :
    Can you give me the link? I would like to have root access without loosing OTA.

  9. guime1998 Cupcake Nov 20, 2015

    guime1998, Nov 20, 2015 :
    I used this method yesterday on my OPX, and I can confirm that it works :D thanks Funk! The SU app is in Chinese though (I think)

  10. wemaro Eclair Nov 20, 2015

    wemaro, Nov 20, 2015 :
    I've just rooted my OPX again because I wanted the OTA update. When I first rooted I had the SuperSU in chinese. The second time I rooted I installed SuperSU in the playstore before flashing the zip file provided in this tutorial. Now I have SuperSU in english. So just a tip for everyone :)

  11. RealDanyo Froyo Nov 20, 2015

    RealDanyo, Nov 20, 2015 :
    I´ve uninstalled SuperSU and flashed another zip. The Beta 2.52 that is now linked in OP.

    Now everything is in German. :D:cool:

  12. karpersmurf Jelly Bean Nov 20, 2015

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  13. RossThompson96 Honeycomb Nov 21, 2015

    RossThompson96, Nov 21, 2015 :
    Can that full rom zip be flashed in TWRP?

  14. neopbm Donut Nov 21, 2015

    neopbm, Nov 21, 2015 :
    The full rom is 2.1.2 or something else ?

  15. roor7 Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 21, 2015

    roor7, Nov 21, 2015 :
    Was everything deleted or only unroot, update and then root?

  16. Arashe Cupcake Nov 21, 2015

    Arashe, Nov 21, 2015 :
    EDIT: I got stuck and asked for help, managed to figure it out! Thanks for the guide!
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2015

  17. FishyFing Eclair Nov 22, 2015

  18. neopbm Donut Nov 22, 2015

  19. Funk Wizard Lollipop Moderator Nov 22, 2015

    Last edited: Nov 29, 2015

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  20. tlacenka Cupcake Nov 22, 2015

    tlacenka, Nov 22, 2015 :
    hello, just stupid question here :)
    can i solve somehow the sd card bug in oxygenos with root access ?
    thx for answer and sorry for my english
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2015