How to Root OnePlus X, Install TWRP Recovery and Unlock Bootloader

The OnePlus X is a newly launched android smartphone that runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop from the box, and powered by a 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB RAM and a 16GB internal memory. Check out the full specs and price of OnePlus X smartphone.

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To start with, unlocking bootloader of OnePlus X is the first process, in the sense that, it would open doorway to install TWRP recovery and rooting follows.

In this guide, I would walk you through the process on how to unlock bootloader of OnePlus X, install TWRP Recovery and root.

Before you proceed, make sure that Enabled and USB debugging on your OnePlus X smartphone. To enable this features, simply go to Settings >> About Phone >> and then scroll to build number and tap up to 7times, till you get a message saying you’re now a developer. After that, go back to settings >> developers option and enable USB debugging.


How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus X


1.       Firstly, Setup ADB and Fastboot file on your computer.

2.       After that, boot your OnePlus X smartphone to fastboot or bootloader mode. Simply press and hold Volume Down + Power button together till you see fastboot on the top screen.

3.       Once your device is in fastboot mode, connect your device to PC via USB cable

4.       After that, open the ABD and fastboot folder, and on a blank space in the folder, press shift + right click and select “open command prompt windows” option.

5.       Input the below command and hit enter to verify if your device is properly connected to the computer.

fastboot devices

6.       Also issue the below command to unlock bootloader of the device.

fastboot oem unlock

7.       Confirm bootloader unlock, simply press Volume Up button to accept. And your device would be rebooted, this might take some time.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus X


1.       Firstly, download the TWRP Recovery image from here.

2.       After that, move the image files to the ADB and fastboot folder. Also rename the TWRP Recovery image to recovery.img.


3.       After that, connect your OnePlus X smartphone to the computer via USB cable.

4.       Now, open the ABD and fastboot folder, and on a blank space in the folder, press shift + right click and select “open command prompt windows” option.

5.       After that, issue the below command and hit enter, to verify if your device is properly connected to the computer.

fastboot devices

6.       After that, issue the below commands to flash both the boot image and twrp recovery image files.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

7.       The above commands would flash both files and TWRP Recovery is installed on your device.

Next is rooting your device.

How to Root OnePlus X Smartphone


1.       Firstly, download SuperSU from here and move to the internal memory of your device.

2.       Now, boot your OnePlus X device to recovery mode. Simply press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons.

3.       After that, from recovery menu, click on install and locate the SuperSU zipped folder you transferred to the internal memory of your device, and then install it.

4.       Once you’ve successfully flashed both files, then go back to recovery menu and reboot your device.

Read also: 6 Best Android Custom ROMS for Rooted OnePlus X Smartphone


That’s it. Your device will reboot and the root process would be completed. You can verify root by using root checker. Hope this helps? If you encounter any difficulty, feel free to let me know via comment section.

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