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How to Root and install Custom recovery on Oneplus X

Discussion in 'Oneplus - FAQ, Guide, How To, Tutorials' started by Gators, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. Gators

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    Yesterday we talk about How to unlock the bootloader of Oneplus X and today we discuss How to root and install custom recovery on oneplus x. As we all know Oneplus X is one of the best affordable midrange phone of the year. The design is one of the best things of the phone, a compact 5-inch AMOLED display and glass back looks awesome. But you need an invite to buy this phone but it is also available invite free every Tuesday. You can also customize your phone in various ways like installing custom ROMs and kernels but for that, you have to root your device. The best part of this phone is that the warranty will not void even after rooting. Now if you own Oneplus X and already unlock your bootloader then you can proceed to root and install custom recovery on oneplus x. Actually, the procedure of root your device is very simple all you need is to follow this guide carefully. After gaining root access, you can install custom ROM,s, custom recoveries and many more things. You can tweak your phone like the way you want. So first we have to discuss how to install TWRP recovery then how to root your Oneplus X but before that you have to download some files.

    Files required to Root your phone and installing TWRP –

    Download:- adb and fastboot driver by xda member @Snoop05. This will also install your device driver.

    Download:- recovery.img

    Download: – SuperSu


    • Rooting may void your phone warranty and you won’t claim it back.
    • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage of your phone.
    • It may or may not erase all your personal data including data of internal storage so we advise you to first take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
    How to Flash Custom Recovery: –

    1) Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent accidental shutdown between the process.

    2) Now enable USB debugging from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.


    3) Install the adb and fastboot driver on your PC and then restart if you already have the driver installed then skip this step.

    4) After installation of the driver, go to installation directory open adb folder and open the command window there by pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.


    5) Now connect your phone to PC and enter into the fastboot mode by pressing a combination of ‘Power + Volume Up’. Now type ‘fastboot devices’ if it gives you some serial numbers in return means your phone connect properly.


    6) Copy the recovery file you downloaded from above in the folder where adb installed and rename it to ‘recovery.img’.

    7) Type this command properly in command prompt without quotes ‘fastboot flash recovery recover.img’ and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery in your phone.


    8) Now type ‘fastboot boot recovery.img’ in command prompt it will reboot your phone into recovery mode.


    9) Custom recovery is now installed now it’s time to flash SuperSu.

    How to Flash SuperSu: –

    1) Download SuperSu from above and copy it into your phone.

    2) enter into the recovery mode by pressing a combination of ‘Power + Volume down’.


    3) You are in recovery mode now. ‘Click install’ in TWRP recovery and search the location where you saved SuperSu and select it and swipe the slider to confirm it.

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    4) SuperSu is now flashed at last, clean cache/dalvik and reboot the device.


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