Root OnePlus 3/3T running Android Oreo and install TWRP recovery [Guide]

Android Oreo update for both OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T has been released already, and we hope you have successfully updated new OS update on your device. Android Oreo update is a big jump from Nougat Android 7.1.1 to Android 8.0 so devices that were previously rooted on Nougat firmware have lost root access once updated to Oreo.

So if you are one those users who are searching ways to get root access on Android Oreo update then you will be happy to know that official TWRP recovery and root process is now available for your device. In this guide we will show you the step by step process to root and install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 3/3T on Android 8.0 Oreo. This guide is divided into three sections;

  1. How to unlock bootloader on Plus 5
  2. How to install official TWRP 3.1.1 recovery on OnePlus 3/3T
  3. How to get root access on OnePlus 3/3T

Once you successfully unlock bootloader, install official TWRP recovery on your device, you would be able to flash different custom ROM like Lineage OS, CyanogenMod or others along mods and tweaks via TWRP recovery. On the other side, a rooted device allows you to modify the system files including removing bloatware(unnecessary apps), setting third party apps as system file, overclocking CPU and much more. Root & install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 3/3T.

If you think you are all set to go then follow the complete instructions in sequence to root OnePlus 3/3T and install TWRP recovery on it.

How to root OnePlus 3/3T on Android Oreo and install TWRP recovery

Before you begin:

Charge your device battery to a safe level, it must be above 70%

Download and install latest OnePlus drivers on PC. Download here

Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on PC, follow this guide to install the adb-fastboot drivers within 15 seconds.

Enable USB debugging on your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.

If you can’t see the Developer options in settings menu, then you need to enable them. Go to Settings > About device > Tap the build number 7 times until it says ‘You are now a Developer’.

How to unlock bootloader on OnePlus 3/3T

First of all you need to unlock bootloader on OnePlus, follow this guide to unlock bootloader on OnePlus 3/3T.

How to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 3/3T running Android 8.0 Oreo

Download official TWRP 3.1.1 recovery for OnePlus 3. Download

Download official TWRP 3.1.1 recovery for OnePlus 3T. Download

Save the downloaded TWRP recovery file in a new folder on your PC.

Now follow this guide to see how to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 3/3T.

How to root OnePlus 3/3T on Android 8.0 Oreo

Download the SuperSU zip from this link.

Connect your device to PC and copy the downloaded SuperSU zip on the internal storage of your device.

Now it’s the time to reboot your device into TWRP recovery mode.

Once in recovery mode, now flash the SuperSU zip from there.

One completing the process, simply reboot your device and enjoy the freedom to flash custom ROMs and tweaks on your OnePlus 3/3T.

That’s it! If you have successfully flashed TWRP recovery and rooted your OnePlus 3/3T on Android 8.0 Oreo, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.

Source: XDA

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