In this guide, we will show you how to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus devices. The OnePlus smartphone company is well known for the flexibility it provides users towards software modification. This makes OnePlus very famous in the modding and developing community. That is why, it does not come as a surprise that Team Win, TWRP recovery’s creator has made a separate TWRP build for every OnePlus model. Once you install TWRP recovery on OnePlus devices, you can do many things such as rooting your phone, flashing custom ROMs, installing third party files and flashing other system Mod packages on your OnePlus device.
Team Win provides complete TWRP recovery support for various OnePlus devices. From their first device, the OnePlus One, to their latest flagship device, all have a separate TWRP build for them that can be installed following the process given ahead. As soon as you install TWRP on OnePlus devices, you can proceed to rooting your phone, installing custom ROMs and much more. So, follow the guide up ahead to have TWRP recovery installed on your OnePlus device and remember, just like with all the system modifications, you need to back up all of your data and have an unlocked bootloader before starting the process.
TWRP Custom Recovery for OnePlus
As you already know by now, the TWRP recovery is a custom recovery developed by Team Win. This custom recovery is an open source utility which can be used by any user or developer. All Android phones are already integrated with a recovery partition whose main purpose is to be used by the original Android operating system inside the phone to flash and install officially sourced Android system updates. This is where custom recoveries like TWRP come in.
By installing a custom recovery like TWRP, you can gain many benefits. Working as an alternative to the the stock recovery partition integrated in a phone, TWRP recovery introduces various additional functions to a phone. It’s main benefit is that it lets you install third party zip files which is not possible with the phone’s own recovery partition. TWRP recovery is also essential if you want to root your phone or install any custom ROMs. Alongside working as a pillar for custom mods on a phone, it adds bespoke features like TWRP backup and restore functionality.
Below mentioned, are some of the primary features that users use TWRP recovery for:
- Gaining root
- Factory Reset
- Creating System Backups
- Wiping system partitions
- Installing custom ROMs / ZIP files
Download TWRP for OnePlus Phones
Before proceeding to install TWRP on OnePlus devices, you need to download the correct TWRP image for your OnePlus device from the links provided to you below. For some of the devices, an Installation zip file is also required to be flashed after booting into TWRP. You can find those attached in the next table:
TWRP Image Files:
|OnePlus 7 Pro||guacamole||twrp-3.4.0-0-guacamole.img|
|OnePlus 5 / 5T||cheeseburger / dumpling||twrp-3.4.0-0-cheeseburger_dumpling.img|
|OnePlus 3 / 3T||oneplus3||twrp-3.4.0-0-oneplus3.img|
Installation zip files:
You have to install these installation zip files after the first boot after installing TWRP:
|OnePlus Nord||avicii||In Development|
|OnePlus 7 Pro||guacamole||twrp-installer-3.4.0-0-guacamole.zip|
How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus Phones
Once you have downloaded the TWRP image for your OnePlus device, you can proceed to forward to install TWRP on OnePlus devices. We have presented to you a very simple step by step guide for installing TWRP. If you are already experienced with installing TWRP on your Google Pixel / Nexus devices, then this should be no different for you. But before starting the process, we recommend to read it first and go through the requirements mentioned below.
- This TWRP installation tutorial is only for unlocked OnePlus devices. Please do not attempt this tutorial on any other devices.
- You need to take a backup of all your data because this process will wipe all of your phone’s data.
- This process will void your phone’s warranty.
- You should also have proper ADB and Fastboot tools on your computer.
- You also need to have your device’s bootloader unlocked.
Once you have taken care of all the requirements, proceed to the installation process below:
Install TWRP recovery on OnePlus devices:
STEP 1: First, you need to download Android SDK Platform Tools (ADB and Fastboot) Package which contains the proper ADB and Fastboot tools required for this process.
STEP 2: Download the correct TWRP image for your device and the installation zip file (If available).
STEP 3: Then you need to connect your OnePlus device to your computer using a USB cable.
STEP 4: Find your way to the same directory where you have Fastboot installed. On Windows, you can search for the directory by opening the command prompt ( Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). On MacOS and Linux systems, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.
Key in the following command and then press Enter:
adb reboot bootloader
STEP 6: Now wait until your phone boots into bootloader mode. You can also boot your phone into Fastboot mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Power key together.
STEP 7: Then depending on your device model, type in the following command and then press Enter.
For Phones upto and including OnePlus 5 / 5T:
fastboot boot FILE-NAME.img
For Phones after OnePlus 5 / 5T:
fastboot flash recovery FILE-NAME.img
NOTE: Make sure to replace the FILE-NAME inside the command with the actual name of the TWRP image that you downloaded for your phone.
STEP 8: Once you have booted into TWRP, you need to change the partition slot using TWRP. You can do this by tapping on Reboot and then choosing a different boot slot from which you are currently in. (If you are in A go to B and if in B go to A)
NOTE: For step 9, it is necessary for you to flash Magisk(Root) or else you will not be able to boot your phone. But if you do not want to root, you can boot into TWRP by following the above steps but each time you reboot, you will be returned to stock recovery.
STEP 9: Now your OnePlus device will have booted into TWRP recovery and now, you have to install the installer zip file if available for your phone.
And that is it! That is how you can install TWRP on OnePlus devices. Now you can do whatever you like with your custom TWRP recovery, from rooting your phone, to installing custom ROMs and much more.
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