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How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root OnePlus 2

This tutorial shows how to install TWRP Recovery and Root OnePlus 2 Android Smartphone – Complete Guide

OnePlus 2 is a very solid smartphone and comparing its specs with price, it is value for money. The only drawback is in order to purchase it we need to have an invite and this disappoints most of the OnePlus fans out there. Those who got their hands on OnePlus 2, here is good news, we can now install TWRP Recovery and Root OnePlus 2 Android Smartphone. So if you are looking to root OnePlus 2, then follow the steps listed in this video.

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Before the actual part of the rooting and installation of Custom Recovery i.e., TWRP Recovery begins, we must prepare OnePlus 2, to avoid mishaps and damages to the device.


  1. It is highly recommended to take a complete backup of your data and settings.

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  1. Charge OnePlus 2 to at least 80% as we don’t want the phone dying in the middle of the process.
  2. Enable USB Debugging from Developer Options on OnePlus 2.
  3. Ensure all the necessary OnePlus 2 USB Drivers are installed on PC.
  4. Also ensure that ADB and Fastboot drivers are installed on PC. It is recommended to choose System wide option while installing the ADB and Fastboot drivers.
  5. Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 2.

Disclaimer: We should not be held liable or responsible for any damage to your OnePlus 2. So we recommend you to follow the below steps carefully and only if you understand what you are doing. Proceed at your own risk.

Also ReadOnePlus 2 with 5.5 Inch Display, 4GB RAM and Android 5.1 Lollipop is on sale for $379.99

How to install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 2:

Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery image and make sure it is in .img format. If not? Extract it using software’s like Winrar and 7zip.

Step 2: Copy it to a folder and rename it to twrp.img. Now while the folder is open press and hold the shift key and right click inside the folder at the empty space and choose open command window here.

Step 3: Boot OnePlus 2 into Fastboot Mode and connect it to PC.

Step 4: Now in Command Prompt enter the following commands and hit enter after each commad:

fastboot devices

This command shows list of devices connected to PC in Fastboot Mode. This is to ensure that the device is connected to PC properly.

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

This command flashes twrp.img file to OnePlus 2 and in general it flashes the TWRP Recovery image.

Step 5: That’s it now boot your device into recovery mode and confirm the installation.

How to Root OnePlus 2:

Step 1: Download the SuperSU-v2.46.zip package from here.

Step 2: Transfer it to your device’s internal storage.

Step 3: Boot OnePlus 2 into Recovery Mode.

Step 4: Follow the guide here and install the SuperSU.zip file which you have copied.

Step 5: Reboot OnePlus 2 and check for root permissions using Root Checker App.

This is how we can Install TWRP Recovery and Root OnePlus 2 Android Smartphone. Do share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus etc. and help them in installing and rooting OnePlus 2.

Have any questions? Ask them in the comment section below.

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