Install TWRP 3.0 and root OnePlus 2
Install TWRP 3.0 and root OnePlus 2

OnePlus’s Flagship killer, OnePlus Two comes with decent hardware as per the price. Although OnePlus 2 comes with a custom OS i.e Cyanogen OS, if you are a true Android lover, you will root your Android device to enjoy all the benefits of rooting OnePlus TwoRooting allows Overclocking, Customizing, Installing Custom ROMs and much more. Most of the latest devices comes with locked Bootloader so, before starting with rooting OnePlus 2 make sure you have unlocked OnePlus 2 Bootloader. We need to Install TWRP recovery in OnePlus 2, to flash the SuperSU file. TWRP 3.0.0 has been released for OnePlus 2 (Two) so you can start with installing the latest TWRP recovery in OnePlus 2  to Let’s began with Installing Custom recovery and rooting OnePlus 2.

Prerequisites:

  1. Unlock Bootloader : How to unlock Bootloader in OnePlus 2.
  2. Install  USB Drivers & Android SDK Tools in your PC. If you can’t download the large file, you can also follow the procedure with Minimal ADB file [1 MB]

How to Setup ADB with OnePlus Two (2)

Step 1. Goto C: > android-sdk > platform-tools OR Where you have installed Android SDK. Now Hold the shift key and right click on the mouse in any black area in SDK Folder, you’ll find an option as “Open Command window here”. Click on it. If you are using Minimal ADB file, extract the downloaded zip file & launch command.bat file.

Step 2. Type the below code in the command prompt / Terminal. (Not for Minimal ADB users)

adb version

    If it displays “Android Debug Bridge version x.x.xx” it is working. If it is gives an error saying that adb is not a recognized command, it has not been successful. Carefully repeat the steps above if this is the case. Close the command prompt window when you are done.

Step 3. Connect your device to your PC by enabling USB Debugging mode (Settings>Developer Options) If you can’t find Developers options, Goto Settings > About Phone > Tap the build number for 7 times. Don’t forget to install the USB Drivers.

Step 4. Type the below code in the command prompt / Terminal.

fastboot devices
Fastboot devices OnePlus Two 2
Fastboot devices OnePlus 2

If it returns your device serial number, you are all set to go.

How to Install TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery in OnePlus Two:

Step 1. Download any recovery of your choice however, currently we are using TWRP 3.0 Recovery: Download.

Step 2. Place the file in your fastboot folder (this is where fastboot.exe is located on your PC). Generally in C: > android-sdk > platform-tools. If you have Minimal ADB, just place the TWRP recovery in extracted folder.

Step 3. Power off your phone & Again Power On by Pressing Power Button+ VolUp Button Simultaneously. This will boot your OnePlus Two in Fastboot mode.

Step 4. Connect your phone to your PC via usb cable.

Step 5. Goto C: > android-sdk > platform-tools OR Where you have installed Android SDK. Now Hold the shift key and right click on the mouse in any black area in SDK Folder, you’ll find an option as “Open Command window here”. Click on it. (Launch command.bat file in Minimal ADB)

Step 6. Type the below code in the command prompt / Terminal.

fastboot flash recovery <filename>.img

(Replace <filename> with the actual filename of the recovery. In our case, its twrp.img)

Installing TWRP Recovery in Oneplus Two 2
Installing TWRP Recovery in Oneplus Two -2

7. Once the above command is completely executed & you see something similar to above image, you have successfully installed TWRP 3.0 Recovery in OnePlus Two. Now type the below command to reboot your device:

fastboot reboot

Remove the usb cable after your device boots up.

How to boot into Recovery mode in OnePlus Two:

  1. When Phone is ON, use Advanced Power menu.
  2. When Phone is OFF, press power + volume down button simultaneously.

How to Root OnePlus Two without PC:

Step 1. Download SuperSU.zip.

Step 2. Enter into TWRP recovery via the advanced power menu (or power + volume down).

Step 3. Select the ‘Install’ option from the TWRP home screen.

TWRP 3.0.0 recovery OnePlus Two 2
TWRP 3.0.0 recovery OnePlus Two 2

Step 4. Navigate to where you have SuperSU stored on your sd card and select it.

Step 5. Swipe to install.

After installing SuperSU, you’ll have an option to wipe cache/dalvik and an option to reboot system. Once you have rooted your OnePlus 2, you can check best apps for rooted Android phones. You can now install Custom ROMs,Mods, Xposed Installer in OnePlus 2 If you have any questions, you can ask us in the comment section.

Last updated on: Apr 28, 2016 @ 6:36 pm
  • Venkat

    hi bro i did as u said but it vl again showing Stock recovery only help me bro i want to install custom rom But TWRP is not installing in my device

  • Ram

    Bootloader unlocked and TWRP installed.
    But SuperSU.zip install failed :/

    I’m currently on marshmallow 6.0.1
    Help please!

    Thanks

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      May I know the error you are getting?

  • Swati

    Will unlocking bootloader wipe data?

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Yes

  • Frank Kane

    I’m stuck on the oneplus logo screen after installing twrp. Help

  • kubina

    I have this answer. When I try boot to TWRP recovery I still stay on Oneplus Symbol.
    Any info how turn flag on davice tampered or where is problem?

    C:\adb>fastboot oem device-info

    (bootloader) Device tampered: false
    (bootloader) Device unlocked: true
    (bootloader) Device is_verified: false
    (bootloader) Charger screen enabled: false
    (bootloader) Display panel:
    (bootloader) console_locked: 1
    (bootloader) exec_console_unconsole: 0
    OKAY [ 0.076s]
    finished. total time: 0.076s

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Make sure to follow the guide properly. It worked with my OnePlus Two.

  • Amey Chaudhary

    I have unlocked boot loader also installed twrp recovery but still when i am trying to install supersu it gives installation failed please help me out

  • janno

    Is this work for all oneplus2 medel: A2001 /A2003/ A2005 ?

  • sourabh

    i have finished the root process. but today there was an OTA update which i am unable to install. And idea how do i get around installing after root??

    • Devs-Lab

      Mostly, Manufacturers stop providing OTA updates for rooted phones. However, SuperSU Pro App comes with a Survival mode option, that allows you to install OTA updates. But its an experimental feature. You will start receiving updates after unrooting your device.

  • Aaron

    When I try to install SuperSU it says “Installation failed”. Please help! 🙂

    • Devs-Lab

      Have you unlocked your Bootloader & installed TWRP Recovery? This method worked for one of our friend. Let us know if the problem persists.

  • Ashley Rodwell

    Does this guide only work for Windows?

    • Devs-Lab

      This method also works with Linux & Mac. Peace!