How to Install TWRP Recovery & Root OnePlus 2

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OnePlus 2 is a 5.5 inch smartphone announced on July 27, 2015 and is also known as “Flagship Killer”. This phone has made a huge hype in front of the whole world. This hype is all due to the killer specification of this phone and significant lower price. So let’s have a look at it’s specifications.

OnePlus two is packed with Octa-core Qualcomm SnapDragon 810 clocked @ 1.8GHz, 4GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB internal storage, Fingerprint Scanner(Company claims that it is faster than Apple Touch), 3300 mAh battery and much more. Major drawback of this phone are No NFC, Wireless charging and Fast charging. Apart from that if you want to buy this phone, you can’t purchase it directly, you will need to have an invite before purchasing this phone. So in this post we are going to discuss how to install TWRP recovery & Root OnePlus 2.

Unlocking the Bootloader

  1. Install OnePlus & ADB/Fastboot Drivers on your computer.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your device.(Go to Settings -> Developers Option -> Tick USB Debugging Option)(In case you does not find developer options in your device, then go to Settings -> About -> Tap on build number many times. A popup will show that you are now a developer.)
  3. Connect your device to computer. You will get a popup on your phone, select ‘Always allow from this computer’ and then tap OK.
  4. Go to ADB & Fastboot folder. Hold shift and right click anywhere in the folder and select open command window here.
  5. To check whether you device is detected or not type adb devices .
  6. Reboot into bootloader mode using following command adb reboot bootloader .
  7. Now it’s time to unlock bootloader. Type fastboot oem unlock .
  8. Your phone will boot up and you will see a new screen on your device.
  9. Choose Yes using volume button and confirm it using power button.
  10. Type fastboot oem device-info . You will see unlocked status of your device in command window.

Flashing TWRP Recovery

  1. Download appropriate recovery for your device.(General | Chinese | Hydrogen OS)
  2. Enable USB Debugging as told earlier.
  3. Rename recovery image to recovery.img and place it in ADB & Fastboot folder.
  4. Connect your device to computer. You will get a popup on your phone, select ‘Always allow from this computer’ and then tap OK.
  5. Go to ADB & Fastboot folder. Hold shift and right click anywhere in the folder and select open command window here.
  6. To check whether you device is detected or not type adb devices .
  7. Now flash recovery to your device. Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img .
  8. You have successfully flashed TWRP recovery to your OnePlus 2.

Rooting your OnePlus 2

  1. Download SuperSu.
  2. Transfer SuperSu zip file to your device.
  3. Reboot your phone in recovery mode.
  4. Click Install and select SuperSu zip file. Swipe to confirm the flash.
  5. After flashing zip file, wipe dalvik & cache.
  6. Reboot your device.
  7. Check whether Android device is rooted or not

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