OnePlus One - How to Unlock Bootloader, Install Custom Recovery and Root

  1. Lorang10 Cupcake Apr 11, 2016

    Lorang10, Apr 11, 2016 :
    Omg, I feel so dumb. It was that simple, thank you very much for helping me. The apn has been the problem this whole time >.<

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  2. Uix Cupcake Apr 11, 2016

    Uix, Apr 11, 2016 :
    Nice tutorial Just tried this for my phone and got it on 1.0.0 but it would be nice to update it since the 2.1.4 version is out already and is a complete different tutorial since you don't use TWRP and the ROOT goes away. still Kudos! very nice

  3. daniga74 Jelly Bean Apr 11, 2016

    daniga74, Apr 11, 2016 :
    You're welcome

  4. TheKaruse Honeycomb Apr 12, 2016

    TheKaruse, Apr 12, 2016 :
    Can I apply this guide 1:1 to COS 13? Have there been updates to the Software used along the process which I should be aware of?

    Thanks to Chromium for this guide and to everyone answering questions here :)

  5. Vibhor86 Donut Apr 17, 2016

    Vibhor86, Apr 17, 2016 :


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  6. maxage Ice Cream Sandwich Apr 21, 2016

    maxage, Apr 21, 2016 :
    Hi, i've the same problem to flash the twrp: why?

  7. primetunan Cupcake Apr 21, 2016

  8. daniga74 Jelly Bean Apr 21, 2016

    daniga74, Apr 21, 2016 :
    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

  9. harrylolza Donut Apr 30, 2016

    harrylolza, Apr 30, 2016 :
    Can i use this guide 1:1 for cos 13? I just want twrp so that i can use split window
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2016

  10. frazelle09 Donut May 13, 2016

    frazelle09, May 13, 2016 :
    Good evening. i thought this might be the place to post this. Hopefully i'm correct...
    Have upgraded from CM 12.x to 13.0 and now have Cyanogen OS version 13.0-ZNHOEAS2JK. Security Patch: 1 May 2016. Kernel: 3.4.110-cyanogenmod'g, 14 April 2016.

    However i do not have root. i did not elect to reinstall it during the 13.0 installation process since i had tried this twice before and was not able to finish the final boot.

    However everything seems to be working alright with the phone except that we still don't have root. i have enabled Developer Options by clicking 7 times and then enabled "On". However there is no option in the list to enable root. i've pretty much looked everywhere in the Developer Options. i've also read on another forum that CM 13.0 doesn't come with root. If it doesn't, then can i install a superuser app through TWRP, which we still have installed?

    Root was pretty important since it allowed me to use Titanium Backup and pretty much saved my phone after the first two attempts to install 13.0 were unsuccessful.

    Have a great evening! :)

  11. jstepa KitKat May 13, 2016

    jstepa, May 13, 2016 :
    COS 13 has no built in root, just flash SuperSU 2.65 it should work fine:

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  12. frazelle09 Donut May 13, 2016

    frazelle09, May 13, 2016 :
    jstepa - you get 10 points for this one! You've made my day! Thanks a million and

    have a great evening! :)

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  13. RushabhT Honeycomb May 13, 2016

  14. sahil.bhatt Cupcake May 19, 2016

    sahil.bhatt, May 19, 2016 :
    Folks, this steps don't seem to work for me. I have SU installer on the phone now. It ask's me to either download via play store of TWRP, but neither seems to work.

  15. daniga74 Jelly Bean May 19, 2016

    daniga74, May 19, 2016 :
    uninstall "SU installer";
    download superSU 2.72 on your internal storage and flash it via TWRP

  16. rishabh0011 Cupcake May 23, 2016

  17. daniga74 Jelly Bean May 25, 2016

    daniga74, May 25, 2016 :
    flash again the rom via twrp: at the end of flash don't swipe to install supersu when twrp says that the phone seems not be rooted

  18. Peterrrrr Gingerbread May 26, 2016

    Peterrrrr, May 26, 2016 :
    Are there any reliable way to root without wiping all the data? I need to use recovery program in order to get an deleted map with videos back. But if I must wipe everything the information that is from the deleted videos might be gone...

  19. daniga74 Jelly Bean May 30, 2016

    daniga74, May 30, 2016 :
    if your bootloader is locked you need to wipe all otherwise if you had unlocked bootloader you need to install custom recovery via fastboot and the flash supesu via custom recovery without loose data.

  20. jbh433 Eclair May 31, 2016

    jbh433, May 31, 2016 :
    Help! Started the command fastboot reboot in step 1 however has now been 'erasing' for over an hour. How do i recover the oneplusone and begin again??