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

  1. Shahab1013 Cupcake Oct 25, 2016

    Shahab1013, Oct 25, 2016 :
    And I did everything bit the Google driver and not installing in the laptop and also I get one driver and that is the adb interface in the bottom of the device manager but I don't know how to get the fastboot driver installed in the laptop mine is windows 10 with 64 bit and I have tried installing everything sdk installation and all.. but I don't get it

  2. daniga74 Jelly Bean Oct 26, 2016

    daniga74, Oct 26, 2016 :

    look at Windows 7 and Windows 8 section: the problem is related to unsigned driver installations

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  3. ceejaytv Honeycomb Oct 29, 2016

    ceejaytv, Oct 29, 2016 :
    My PC does not find my OPO :/ no serial Nr.
    I tried other ADB Driver but nothing happened

  4. Ronaldini Donut Nov 15, 2016

    Ronaldini, Nov 15, 2016 :
    Thusfar everything under control. But executing quote above cmd states:
    D:\Gebruiker\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>fastboot oem unlock
    OKAY [ -0.000s]
    finished. total time: 0.016s

    After fastboot reboot the message is:
    D:\Gebruiker\Desktop\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>fastboot reboot

    finished. total time: 0.016s

    OPO rebootsin good order and all data is still there...
    Can you help me out here? Thank you.


  5. daniga74 Jelly Bean Nov 15, 2016

    daniga74, Nov 15, 2016 :
    1)could you post the screenshot of the following command:
    fastboot oem device-info

    2) could you access in recovery mode?

  6. G_Nithin_Joy_CMSw Donut Dec 2, 2016

  7. chaugh Cupcake Dec 8, 2016

    chaugh, Dec 8, 2016 :
    ok guys need help!

    I followed the steps word by word until step 3 - it said device not found and fastboot devices listed nothing.

    Instead of reading this thread like I should, i messed around with the recovery menu, I clicked reboot into recovery (or something like that). it said phone is not rooted, do you want to install super su and reboot? I said yes.

    now its been stuck on the cyanogen screen for 30 minutes now. I did not complete step 3 (push the zip file onto the internal memory).

    whats going on!

  8. chaugh Cupcake Dec 8, 2016

  9. andrej.lemajic Cupcake Dec 9, 2016

  10. billypeyote Cupcake Dec 21, 2016

    billypeyote, Dec 21, 2016 :
    I followed these steps more than a year ago and everything was fine.
    The only bad thing is that since I installed TWRP I have to manually flash the updates of the OS.

    Is there a way to avoid this and simply update automatically as before rooting?
    If not, is there a tutorial to unroot and install the original/factory Recovery so that the updates are automated again?
    My device is an OPO.

    Great thread.

  11. daniga74 Jelly Bean Dec 22, 2016

    daniga74, Dec 22, 2016 :
    Download the Factory Image (fastboot) for your current version of android
    Extract from it: boot.img, recovery.img, and system.img
    Move these files to your ADB directory
    make sure your device is connected with working drivers and is in bootloader mode ( adb reboot bootloader )
    type the following commands:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    fastboot flash system system.img
    fastboot reboot
    apply the OTA

  12. nXceptions Eclair Jan 1, 2017

    nXceptions, Jan 1, 2017 :
    Do I have to backup my phone before rooting? What if I don't have anything on it that I want backed up? I'm trying to sell my phone, and the person wants me to root it for them. I don't want them to be able to recover my data.
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017

  13. F_Chris_Chabot_ZUWr Donut Jan 3, 2017

  14. albertostival Cupcake Jan 10, 2017

  15. n2motion Gingerbread Jan 26, 2017

    n2motion, Jan 26, 2017 :
    Hello folks,

    I'm on Android version 6.0.1 (Cyanogen OS version 13.1.2ZNH2KAS3PO-BACON). I am running a stock OnePlusOne. I would like to know if it's worth the trouble for me to try and upgrade to LineageOS for Nougat. I'm not really keen or knowledgeable with ABD stuff (and it concerns me that the instructions seem so dated). If so, do you need to root the phone or can you get away with unlocking the boot loader and then installing TWRP and then on to LineageOS and Gapps. I really don't want to root it because I hear it gives you problems with bank apps, etc. I've seen a lot of conflicting things regarding the update and I'm concerned since this is my daily driver and I have no spare. I would appreciate the input. Thanks

  16. daniga74 Jelly Bean Jan 26, 2017

    daniga74, Jan 26, 2017 :
    read here:

    default lineageOS is without root.
    read how to upgrade

  17. gorton Cupcake Feb 2, 2017

  18. laxmanw Cupcake Feb 7, 2017

  19. Pranav Peddi Honeycomb Feb 12, 2017

    Pranav Peddi, Feb 12, 2017 :
    I'm on the latest COS 13.1 ROM for the OPO. Can I use this method to root and flash a custom recovery into my phone? There are no problems right?

  20. wilsmits Jelly Bean Feb 16, 2017

    wilsmits, Feb 16, 2017 :
    Unlocking bootloader and installing twrp is enough. No root neccesary. I have same issue with bank app. Success