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

  1. sjraman79
    Jelly Bean Aug 14, 2014


  2. Chazy
    Cupcake Aug 14, 2014

    Chazy , Aug 14, 2014 :
    hi all. received and installed the latest update 30o thinking i could root it again as the same method i used before.
    i used the "fastboot boot recovery.img" method because i didnt want to unlock bootloader. But it seems not working anymore with this OTA.
    does someone found a solution?!
     

  3. justin_de_jong
    Cupcake Aug 15, 2014


  4. Chiramisu
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 15, 2014

    Chiramisu , Aug 15, 2014 :
    So okay, the OTA unrooted (despite reviews that I read to the contrary) and overwrote my TWRP; very annoyed. But my biggest concern is if it also re-locked my bootloader.

    How can I confirm that my bootloader is still unlocked, because that process does a factory reset on the phone and I definitely don't want to go through all that again.
     

  5. Nomelas
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 15, 2014

    Nomelas , Aug 15, 2014 :
    relocking the bootloader will also wipe, so thats how you know. Try reflashing TWRP and it should work
     

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  6. Chiramisu
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 15, 2014

    Chiramisu , Aug 15, 2014 :
    Ah, gotcha. Fantastic, thanks for the tip. Cheers!! :D ;)
     

  7. cobus
    Froyo Aug 15, 2014


  8. dds94
    Donut Aug 15, 2014

    dds94 , Aug 15, 2014 :
    After unlocking, installing recovery and root, is possible to remove root and recovery, re-lock the bootloader and have warranty ?
    thanks!!
     

  9. Chiramisu
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 15, 2014

    Chiramisu , Aug 15, 2014 :
    None of these actions voids your warranty with OnePlus. They only ask that you be careful and not wreckless with your phone when doing these things. ;)
     

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  10. dds94
    Donut Aug 15, 2014

    dds94 , Aug 15, 2014 :
    OK :)
    So is not possibile to come back after that processes?
    Thaks again!
     

  11. lucko
    Cupcake Aug 15, 2014


  12. SIM0NEY
    Gingerbread Aug 15, 2014

    SIM0NEY , Aug 15, 2014 :
    I think this should be a fairly easy question to answer.

    I used this guide for my OPO. It worked great. I now have Titanium Backup, and want to use it to delete the stock messaging app. I have Hangouts and use that instead. So delete this messaging app is safe right? It won't affect any other aspect of my ROM?

    I asked because I'm at the confirm button, on the verge of doing it, and I have the scary little warning message staring me in the face, though I think I'm okay to do this.
     

  13. nayflow
    Donut Aug 15, 2014

    nayflow , Aug 15, 2014 :
    To feel safe just take a nandroid before the jump.... Have fun
     

  14. jrodas21
    Cupcake Aug 16, 2014


  15. Itssuicidal
    Eclair Aug 16, 2014

  16. Aaahh
    Marshmallow Aug 16, 2014

    Aaahh , Aug 16, 2014 :
    Hijacked, a jerk thought he knew what he was doing and broke there phones
     

  17. goodtornado
    Donut Aug 16, 2014


  18. Chiramisu
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 16, 2014

    Chiramisu , Aug 16, 2014 :
    Prior to step 2c, is there a way to pull the current recovery.img on the phone to keep as a backup so you can switch back to the current stock CM recovery if we like? Or is there a better way to do this? I've spent over 30 mins searching around and found some great resources (below for those interested), but can't seem to find the stock recovery for Bacon (i.e. CM for the OPO).
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2014

  19. saurav.kh7
    Gingerbread Aug 16, 2014

    saurav.kh7 , Aug 16, 2014 :
    Got mine 2 weeks ago. Now rooting it. But will probably go for Philz recovery
    Cheers Mate. Great guide
     

  20. johnnytensai
    Ice Cream Sandwich Aug 16, 2014

    johnnytensai , Aug 16, 2014 :
    anyone had this problem?
    my screen went black...
    i can unlock or lock the screen, but just the screen is black.
    occasionally, there is display.
    even if there is display, the display is disrupted, it is just like jigsaw puzzle..
    i do not know what to do, anyone can help me out?
    not sure it is a software or hardware problem...
    please help