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How to : OnePlus 5T Root & TWRP Recovery

Just got your hands on a brand new OnePlus 5T and want to root? Well, we got you covered. In this post we are going to achieve OnePlus 5T root using Magsik, and also install TWRP recovery in the process of rooting. The first step in this process would be to unlock the bootloader on your OnePlus 5T, followed by TWRP and then finally root using Magisk. We will show you all of these steps as we go on.

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How to : OnePlus 5T Root & TWRP Recovery

Warning

We are not responsible for any bricked devices. You are doing this at your own risk.

Make sure your OnePlus 5T is charged 70-80 percent.

Pre-Requisites

Download and Install OnePlus 5T drivers for Windows, Linux and Mac users do not need to install any drivers.

Make sure you have Unlocked the bootloader on your OnePlus 5T. If not, you can read our OnePlus 5T bootloader unlock tutorial below.

How to : OnePlus 5T Bootloader Unlock

Next, please ensure you have enabled USB debugging and OEM unlock. To do so, Navigate to Settings -> About on your OnePlus 5T and tap on build number seven times. Once you see a message saying “Your are now a developer” go back to Settings and you will see an option called Developer Options. Open developer options and enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock.

Make sure adb and fastboot are setup on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) and working. Hit the link below to learn how to setup adb and fastboot on Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to Setup ADB and Fastboot

Download TWRP Recovery for OnePlus 5T from below link, rename it to recovery.img and place it in platform-tools folder.

Download TWRP Recovery for OnePlus 5UnOfficial

Download latest version of Magisk and no verity and place the zip files in internal memory (root) of OnePlus 5T.

Download latest version of Magisk

Download no verity

How to Install TWRP Recovery OnePlus 5T

Step 1 – Boot into fastboot mode

Turn off your OnePlus 5T.  Press and hold PowerVolume up until you see a fastboot screen.

You can also boot into fastboot mode while device is on :-

  1. Connect OnePlus 5T to computer using usb cable.
  2. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux).
  3. Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.

Windows

adb reboot bootloader

Mac or Linux

./adb reboot bootloader

Step 2 – Flash TWRP recovery

  1. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux).
  2. Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.

Windows

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Mac or Linux

./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Congratulations, you just installed TWRP recovery on your OnePlus 5T. Now we will boot into TWRP and root your OnePlus 5T.

How to : OnePlus 5 Root

Once you have installed TWRP recovery, you need to reboot into TWRP recovery and root your OnePlus 5T. Follow the steps below.

Step 1 – Boot into TWRP

Unplug usb cable, and reboot device by holding volume down + power button. You will boot into TWRP recovery.

You can also boot into TWRP recovery after installing TWRP by issuing below commands.

Windows

fastboot boot recovery.img

Mac or Linux

./fastboot boot recovery.img

Step 2 – Root using Magisk

Once in TWRP click on Install, then select Magisk zip file downloaded in pre-requisites, and swipe to confirm flashing zip file.

HTC U11 TWRP

HTC U11 Root Magisk

Once Magisk zip file is flashed successfully, repeat the same process to flash no verity zip file downloaded in pre-requisites section.

Step 3 – Reboot into Android

Click on back, then on Reboot and then on System and you will boot into Android.

How to : Check OnePlus 5T Root

In case you want to check if your OnePlus 5T is rooted or not, download Root Checker app, open it and click on Verify Root. If you are rooted you will get an appropriate message.

RootChecker

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