[Guide] How to Flash TWRP / Root / Unroot OnePlus 3

How to Flash TWRP / Root / Unroot OnePlus 3 in just 10 mins

Thursday, July 7, 2016

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This guide will help you root your OnePlus 3 and make it even more amazing as you get superuser access after the completion of this guide and can do some really cool stuff at the system-level altogether. Now, we know that the OxygenOS running on the OnePlus 3 already has some inbuilt features, but there is always room for improvement.

Without wasting much time, here's "How to Flash TWRP / Root / Unroot OnePlus 3"


Follow the guide on your own risk. We will not be held responsible if your device stops working. Make sure you read and fully understand it before attempting it. If, in-case you brick your device or need any help, then do comment below.


Rooting the OnePlus 3 is a fairly easy procedure, but we do recommend that you read and understand the guide properly. If you don't know it, don't do it.


It gives you superuser permissions i.e. you can perform both read and write operations into the system memory. Root can be achieved by just flashing a zip file containing the SuperSU binaries with the help of a custom recovery (TWRP recommended). Also there are some custom ROMs that are pre-rooted, so flashing one will get the work done.

Now, before you proceed with the instructions, some pointers:

Instructions (FLASHING TWRP)

  • First and foremost, download the recovery.img file from here and place it on the desktop.
  • Now, turn off your phone and boot it into fastboot mode. This can be done by holding volume up + power buttons.
  • Make sure that the file downloaded using above link is named "recovery.img". If not, then rename the file to "recovery.img" and not "recovery.img.img".
  • Open a new command prompt window on desktop and run the following command:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Once the flash has completed, unplug your phone and manually boot it into recovery by pressing power + volume down button
  • In TWRP, select Reboot and then select System.
  • Grats, you have flashed TWRP successfully.

Now, let's move ahead and understand how to root your OnePlus 3.

Instructions (ROOT)

  • First, you need to download the SuperSU zip file in your phone from here. If you are downloading the file on your PC, then make sure you copy the same to your phone.
  • Enter the recovery mode through the advanced reboot options if present or turn off your phone then press power + volume down buttons.
  • In TWRP, click Install and then navigate to the SuperSU zip file to where you saved it > Click on the file > Swipe the slide to install.
  • Reboot your phone.
  • Congrats! You have now successfully rooted your phone.

Instructions (UNROOT)

  • Open the SuperSU app, then go to settings.
  • Uncheck/untick the "Enable Superuser" option.
  • The app will close after a few minutes by itself and automatically reboot. If device does not reboot, then reboot it manually. 
  • Once your device reboot, use the root checker app to check your device root status.
  • Et Voila! You have successfully un-rooted your phone.

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