Though rooting involves little risks and has few downsides, this opens up the Android phone to literally any kind of hack or tweak. While many manufactures are discouraging root with locked bootloader, OnePlus team gives us a step-by-step video tutorial on how to root OnePlus 2. The same steps can be applied for OnePlus One and OnePlus X.
The official video tutorial by OnePlus team shows step-by-step instructions on how to root OnePlus 2. This 8 minutes video tutorial explains how to unlock bootloader, install custom TWRP recovery and root OnePlus 2 with Chainfire’s SuperSU. The same steps can be followed for any OnePlus device.
Before you start rooting your Android phone, you might want to know what you get from rooting. And, are there any reasons why you should avoid it?
Benefits of Rooting: With root access, tech-savvy users can install new build of custom Android ROMs with different features, flash a kernel to boost performance of the device, add extra features or anything you would like to change about Android.
Downsides of Rooting: Rooting involves certain risks and security issues. It will void your device warranty, wipe your device completely (while unlocking bootloader), lose some features (for example, Android Pay, camera features on Xperia Z5, etc.), prevent certain secure apps (banking apps) from working, and you will not get future OS update. However, all these can be easily overcome.
Warning: Before you get start, we remind you that rooting your Android phone is risky and tricky, so not advisable for the less tech-minded user. See the video below and proceed rooting with caution.
Find the download links for all the files used in this video
1. Download TWRP Open Recovery for OnePlus 2 [HERE]
After downloading all these files, view the video tutorial and proceed with caution. Note that the above method is not advisable for the less tech-minded user. (Source – OnePlus)