Oneplus 6T (codenamed fajita) is the latest flagship entry from noted Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus. It is one of the most anticipated devices of 2018. It runs on the latest Android 9.0 pie with OxygenOS 9. However, today's smartphone users are way more than layman users. They always expect the maximum performance from their device. Also, when it comes to flagships like OnePlus 6T, this expectation gets even higher..! Now, Android being the open-source platform can help a device perform better if the device is rooted or uses customized recoveries, ROMs etc. So, in this post, we will tell you how to install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 6T and Root it using Magisk/SuperSU. Thanks to the XDA developer mauronofrio for bringing a stable TWRP Recovery for OnePlus 6T.
But before we get ahead, let us shed some light on what TWRP Recovery is and what are its advantages for an user.?
TWRP Recovery and its Advantages
TWRP or Team Win Recovery Project is nothing but an open-source software which provides custom recovery image for Android devices. It comes with a touchscreen-enabled interface that enables the users to install the third-party and custom firmware. It also helps in backing up the current system running on the device. It can help to perform those actions which are often unsupported by stock recovery images. It is mostly installed while rooting an Android device.
TWRP can allow you to root and unroot your device. Also, it helps you to flash custom ROMs, modding files etc. You can even remove all your bloatware using the TWRP. It also enables you to overclock your device CPU for maximum performance. The TWRP also provides you option for creating and restoring NANDROID back-ups.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 6T and Root
Before installing TWRP you have to follow some guidelines we have listed below. Also, you need to have some tools with you.
- This installation guide is exclusively for OnePlus 6T. Don't use it on other devices.
- You have to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 6T.
- This method will void the warranty of your device.
- Make sure to install the latest OnePlus USB Drivers
- A Laptop or PC with USB cable before installing TWRP.
- Charge your device up to 70% Back up your device just in case if you need it later.
- Download Minimal ADB Tool
- Download the Full ADB setup for Windows / Mac.
Steps of TWRP Recovery Installation
First of all, you have to download the required TWRP recovery file for the concerned device. As you have to root the OnePlus 6T you also need the Magisk and SuperSU zip files. We have listed it below. You can download it first.
Installing the TWRP on OnePlus 6T
Step-1 First of all, Download and install or extract the Android SDK or Minimal ADB Folder
Step-2 Now Go to C:\adb on the PC where Android SDK folder is found
Step-3 Now open the command window (CMD) on the same adb folder by holding the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
Step-4 Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or Command Window option.
Step-5 Switch off your device completely
Step-6 Once you completely shut down, now connect the device to the PC while holding the Volume Down key.
Step-7 It will boot into fastboot, Now enter the following command to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6:
fastboot boot twrp-3.2.1-0-fajita.img
Step-8 This will install the TWRP temporarily. Now boot into TWRP Recovery.
Step-9 Now flash the TWRP Recovery flashable zip file which you have moved to internal storage.
Step-10 To flash, in TWRP Recovery --> Install --> Look for the TWRP Flashable zip file --> Swipe to flash.
So, there you go. You can reboot your phone by simply pressing the power button:
Congrats! Now You have successfully installed TWRP on yourOnePlus 6T.
Now, let's move on to the second part of the guide.
How To Root OnePlus 6T
Rooting as we know, is a process to get access to the root directory of an Android device. This means you are removing the restrictions and limitations which the manufacturer made for the stock OS the device is running on. you get access to the hidden system files present in the root directory. Rooting is entirely different from hacking, so do not confuse both the concepts to be the same.
In the rooting process, you have to introduce a file known as SU binary to the root of your Android phone. Though rooting can void the warranty of your device, you can still unroot your device anytime. Rooting a smartphone gives you many advantages like uninstalling bloatware, block Ads, overclock the device for increasing the efficiency.
Rooting OnePlus 6T
Here is the complete guide for you to root your device either using SuperSU or Magisk.
So, that's it, guys. You have successfully installed TWRP and rooted your OnePlus6T. We hope this guide was helpful to you.