How to root the OnePlus One via toolkit [Guide]



Want to root your OnePlus One? This guide will help you accomplish just that, via a handy toolkit method!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


This toolkit method will only work in Windows, so you’ll need access to a Windows machine first before attempting this.


  • Download Java and then install it.
  • If you had a browser open during the installation, make sure you close and reopen it so Java can finish installing.
  • Download the OnePlus One Toolkit by manudroid19 from here, under the Download section of his post.
  • Open the .exe file of the toolkit and follow the directions to install it.
  • Click ‘Download ADB Drivers’ on the toolkit menu.
  • Click ‘Install ADB Drivers’ on the toolkit menu.
  • On your OnePlus One phone, navigate to ‘Settings’ then ‘About Phone’
  • Repeatedly tap on the device’s Build Number until it says you’ve enabled developer options.
  • Tap on ‘Back’ and then select ‘Developer Options’.
  • Enable ‘Android Debugging’.
  • Now you’re ready to plug in the phone via USB cable.


To root the OnePlus One, do the following:

  • In the toolkit menu, click on ‘Flash’.
  • Select ‘TWRP’ and click on ‘Download’.
  • When it’s complete, you can close the command prompt and click on ‘Flash’ once again.
  • Now, click on ‘Boot’.
  • Select ‘TWRP’ and click ‘Boot’.
  • After it boots into recovery, click on ‘Reboot’ then ‘System’.
  • You’ll be asked if you’d like to install ‘SuperSU’. Confirm the installation by swiping.
  • After it boots up, find and open the ‘SuperSU’ installer, which you’ll find in the app drawer or in the notification bar.
  • Tap on ‘Play’.
  • Tap on’Update’.
  • When it’s done updating, tap ‘Open’.
  • Then tap ‘Yes’ to install the binaries.
  • Finally, tap ‘OK’.


To verify that you’ve successfully rooted the OnePlus One, you can download Root Checker from the Play Store to verify it. Enjoy your rooted OnePlus One!

[via TheUnlockr]

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