It has been barely a month since OnePlus launched the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro and the developer community is already abuzz with its rooting and customization procedures. Following in the same footsteps, this guide will show you how to Root OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro without TWRP Recovery.
Recently, we covered a tutorial on how to install TWRP and root OnePlus 7 (Pro). But, there are many instances where users prefer to directly root their devices without installing a custom recovery.
First off, by installing a custom recovery, you would no longer be able to install the Over-The-Air (OTA) updates which you receive from the device manufacturers. These OTA updates not only add new features to your device but also comes with the latest security patches.
Secondly, there is no need for the user to carry out an extra, redundant step of installing a custom recovery when all that is required is rooting the device. Custom recovery is mostly preferred while flashing a custom ROM, making a Nandroid backup, etc. But here, since the case only calls for rooting the device, hence it is better to get away with the unessential step. If you are among one of them, then follow the below guide on how to root your OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro without TWRP Recovery using Magisk.
- Make a complete backup of all your data as your internal storage would be wiped. You could also have a look at our guide for the same.
- Make sure to charge your device up to a safe battery percentage. Minimum 50-60% is recommended. This will ensure that the mobile does not suddenly turn off during the process.
- Unlock the bootloader of your OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro device. Follow our detailed guide on how to do so.
- Install ADB and Fastboot Tool for fastboot commands.
- Also, make sure to install the latest OnePlus USB Drivers.
- You should also enable the USB Debugging option. Go to Settings -> About Phone -> Tap on Build Number 7 times -> Go back to Settings -> Developer Options -> Toggle on the USB Debugging switch.
Make sure that you fulfill all the requirements above before you proceed to the instructions below to root OnePlus 7/7 Pro without TWRP recovery.
- OnePlus 7 Pro Stock and Patched Boot Images (thanks to bradl79 for all the images)
- Global Version (1917 1911) :
- EU Version (1913) :
- EU 5G (1920):
How to Root OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro without TWRP Recovery
- Download the patched boot image file corresponding to Oxygen OS version installed on your OnePlus7/OnePlus 7 Pro
- Move the downloaded image file inside the ‘platform-tools’ folder where the ADB and Fastboot binaries are present.
- While pressing the Shift Key, right-click in an empty area inside the same folder.
- Select ‘Open PowerShell window here’.
- Turn off your device.
- Simultaneously press Power and Volume Up button to boot your OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro into Bootloader Mode.
- Connect your device to PC via USB Cable.
- Now we need to temporary boot the patched boot image. In the PowerShell window type in the below code:
fastboot boot <patched-boot-filename>.img
- Replace the <patched-boot-filename> with the actual name of the downloaded patched boot image. For example, if you are flashing a patched boot image file, the code will be as follows:
fastboot boot boot_patched.img
- After the execution of the above command, your device will reboot to Android System.
- Go to the app drawer and open the Magisk Manager app.
- Tap on the ‘Install‘ button right next to the Magisk status.
- On the next pop-up, again select ‘Install‘.
- Select ‘Direct Install (Recommended)‘ to flash Magisk and root your OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro without TWRP.
- Finally, click on the ‘Reboot‘ option.
That’s it. Your phone is now be rooted. Go ahead and give tons of Magisk modules a try or use the Magisk Hide feature to hide root from various banking apps or games like Pokemon Go, etc. You could also download Xposed Framework and customize your device with the help of available frameworks or even theme your device via the Substratum Theme Engine.
So, this was our detailed guide on how to root OnePlus 7/OnePlus 7 Pro without TWRP Recovery. Do note that this post will be updated with the latest stock and patched boot images as soon as it gets released. Meanwhile, if you have any queries, drop them in the comments section below.