How to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP in OnePlus X ?

Unlock the bootloader of your Oneplus X, install & flash TWRP recovery img in your Oneplus X using the step by step guide given below.

Now as you decided to flash a custom ROM and use your OnePlus X to its full potential here are procedure to unlock the bootloader and install & flash TWRP recovery in Oneplus X. OnePlus has basically built their phones with inclination towards mods and tweaks, so unlocking, rooting, and flashing a custom recovery in your OnePlus X is not a difficult one.

Note: Make sure you have a battery at least 60%. Unlocking bootloader will delete your data, take a backup before following the guide.

  • Unlocking the bootloader

Steps to follow:

  1. Download (12MB) and install ADB USB drivers on your computer.
  2. Enable USB debugging, to do so open Setting>About phone, tap continuously on Build version until developers options appear under settings. In developers, option check for USB debugging and enable it.
  3. Power off your OPX.
  4. Next step is to boot into Fastboot mode. Turn on your device by pressing the power button and volume up button simultaneously and release them when you see the fastboot logo on the screen.
  5. Connect your OnePlus X to the computer using USB cable.
  6. Download and install Minimal ADB Fastboot files (1MB) on your computer.
  7. After installation, open the minimal ADB and fastboot tool.
  8. Hold Shift key and Right click on screen to open command prompt window
  9. You will see the following window.

    ADB Command window

    ADB Command window

  10. Now, type fastboot devices and press enter.

    'fastboot devices' command

    ‘fastboot devices’ command

  11. Give another command fastboot oem unlock and press enter to unlock the bootloader.

    'fastboot oem unlock' command

    ‘fastboot oem unlock’ command

  12. Now you will see a verification message on your OnePlus X, choose YES using volume keys and power key to confirm the process.
  13. Your device will reboot automatically. Unplug it from PC.
  14. Holla! You have unlocked the bootloader of Oneplus X.
  • Flashing TWRP Recovery in OnePlus X

Steps to follow:

  1. Download the TWRP Nightly Recovery for CM 13  (For any other ROM use this TWRP recovery) and save it in the same folder where minimal ADB tool is located on your computer.
  2. Now power off your device. Boot the device into fastboot mode by pressing power key and volume up button simultaneously until fastboot logo appears.
  3. Enable USB debugging and connect OnePlus X to the computer.
  4. Enter the following command in Minimal ADB and Fastboot tool window – fastboot flash recovery oneplusx-recovery.img and press enter.

    Flashing-OnePlus-X-twrp-Recovery-Fastboot

    Flashing-OnePlus-X-twrp-Recovery-Fastboot

  5. After completion of flashing process reboot your device and unplug it from the computer.
  6. Holla! TWRP flashed in your Oneplus X

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Nikhil A
Nikhil is a general internet nut and tech enthusiast who's never filled with enough. You'll usually find him on his Oneplus X watching movies, listening music or reading up on technology and crazy stuff. If for some strange reason, he's not on his phone, you'll find him studying or typing furiously on keyboard to write something.

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1 Response

  1. Arthur says:

    Is there a way to installation the normal recovery menue back after flashing the CM13 Rom?

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