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Root Oneplus 3 – Unlock bootloader & Install recovery [Guide]

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Here is the full root guide on How to root Oneplus 3, How to unlock the bootloader of Oneplus 3 and How to Install Twrp recovery on One Plus 3.All these guides are below you can follow then and root your one plus  3 quickly. Oneplus 3 come with 6GB ram and android marshmallow 6.0 and the amazing part of it is that Oneplus 3 got unofficial CyanogenMod 13 aka CM14 Custom rom based on Android marshmallow just before the official launch, and you can install the Cm13 rom in one plus 3 from here.how to root one plus 3But before you install cm13 rom on Oneplus 3.You have to root your device and to root your one plus 3 you must have a TWRP recovery installed and to install TWRP recovery your oneplus 3 bootloader should be unlocked.

So the as we know the first step is to unlock one plus 3 bootloader.Follow below steps carefully and also make backup of your data because unlocking bootloader will reset your device.


  1. Download Minimal fast boot driver and extract on your desktop.
  2. Download TWRP recovery for Oneplus 3
  3. Download SuperSu.zip for this link for rooting oneplus 3.
  4. Backup your data and as usual charge your device up to 50%.

#How to unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 3

1.Enable USB Debugging and OEM unlock option: To do so, go to Settings -> About Phone -> tap Build Number 7 times to enable Developer options. From Developer options, enable USB Debugging and OEM unlock.
2.Now reboot your device into bootloader.And connect your device with PC or Computer.
3.Now open Mfastboot folder where you extracted it earlier and press “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and then select “Open command window
here” from the context menu.

4.Now type the following command in Command prompt.

fastboot oem unlock 
5.One above command executed enter below command to reboot your device.


 fastboot reboot  

6.Done! you have successfully unlocked bootloader of Oneplus 3.
Now your can flash TWRP recovery on Oneplus 3 from below guide.

#How to Install Custom Recovery on OnePlus 3.

1.Firstly download TWRP recovery for your oneplus 3.

2.Now copy the recovery .img  file in your mfastboot folder.

3.Now Put the phone in fastboot mode and connect it to your PC via usb cable.

4.Open a command prompt from within your fastboot folder (shift + right
click, select open command prompt here)

fastboot flash recovery <filename>.img

(Replace <filename> with the actual filename of the  recovery, the recovery filename in the command will change depending on which recovery you’re flashing)

Now enter the below command 

fastboot reboot

5.Let the device reboot, it’s now safe to disconnect your usb cable.

6.Now you can reboot into recovery mode in OnePlus 3 by pressing ( the power + volume down button ).

After flashing TWRPrecovery in oneplus 3 now it time to root it follow below guide to root oneplus 3.

#How to Root Oneplus 3 by SuperSu

1.Download  Super su v2.68.zip and place it in your device memory.

2.Then reboot your device into twrp recovery mode by pressing volume download + power key simultaneously for 3-4 sec when your device us switched off.

3.Tap on “Install” in recovery mode and the select Super su v2.68.zip from your memory where you pasted it in 1st step.

4.Now After selecting the .zip file do “Swipe to confirm flash” at the bottom of the screen.

5.Once Flashed the Super su v2.68.zip files reboot your device. Done!

you have succesfully rooted your oneplus 3 if you face any problem you can comment below.

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