How to root the OnePlus 2 (official guide)

by: Edgar CervantesJanuary 16, 2016
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Have you been playing around with your OnePlus 2 and feel like it’s time to take that next step? Rooting is the ultimate way to unlock your Android phone’s full capabilities. The only issue is that it comes with its risks and the internet happens to be a wild place, but OnePlus is stepping forward with a very bold move.

One would usually need to browse around forums and sites to find tutorials. And though some manufacturers have become more tinkering-friendly, OnePlus is going all out and releasing a video tutorial on how to root your smartphone. It’s also worth mentioning that this method works for any OnePlus handset, so no customer is left behind here.

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Interested? The video lasts a bit over 8 minutes and many parts are sped up, so be sure you clear a good chunk off your agenda to go through the whole process without interruptions. You will also need some software, which is being provided by OnePlus, as well. Isn’t this a refreshing way to go about this?

What to download:

You should still be careful, though. Rooting and tinkering with your phone can harm your device and/or void your warranty. Make sure to follow every step to the tee, and do your research on everything. You don’t want to be caught off guard when it comes to these types things.

While we are on the topic, why don’t you also hit the comments section and tell us how you feel about manufacturers doing this? Do you think others should follow suit and just give us official tutorials for rooting smartphones and tablets?

  • Charles Pauzé-Robert

    The cool thing with Oneplus is that rooting any of their phone won’t void the warranty! However, any damage caused by root (ex. overclocking) wont be covered. It’s still pretty awesome

    • moew

      They don’t have customer service, period.

  • Scr-U-gle

    Shouldn’t have to, but googles terms & conditions force this rediculous situation.

  • Joush

    There is nothing much to do after rooting oneplus 2 only xposed is a real benefit.. Otherwise.. Nothing much…

  • Dick Bailey

    While rooting OnePlus phones is simple, this is a good move – it will endear the OEM to the root community. This shouldn’t be remarkable, but it is.

  • Sheila Barber

    Always wanted to root. Always been too scared. Like nobody I ever came across on G+ community lives in Philly. I just would want someone to stand there. 😰

  • shanthosh

    works on OnePlus One??

    • Tyco

      Yes, but use the files for the OPO. Not the ones in the description.

      • TehnoGuy

        Only the recovery needs to be changed. The rest is good.

  • Cas Abel

    plz stuff of oxygen team your os is still far behind in terms of speed and performance compared to hydrogen os you need to work hard to get the oos to the same level.

  • Amit

    I believe it’s a good move by any of the manufacturers.

  • Clive Sinclair

    Will root void warranty on OP2? How do I restore pfone or Unroot it? Pl share that method also.

  • Allu Srinivas

    When I tried to reflash TWRP with fastboot by phone is not being detected as fastboot device. I’ve no idea why this is happening. All my adb drivers and fastboot drivers are the same as they were the first time when I rooted my phone. Can you help?