Unlock Bootloader, Root OnePlus 6T and Install TWRP recovery

Here in this guide, we will show you how to unlock the bootloader of OnePlus 6T and Root Oneplus 6T with the help of TWRP custom Recovery. OnePlus 6T is the latest Android phone form the Oneplus team and the new phone comes with an inbuilt fingerprint scanner, other sensors include a Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope. Not only this the device is powered by Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM.

Many Onplus fans already got the device and most of them want to unlock the bootloader of the phone and root the phone. The best thing in the oneplus phone is that unlocking and rooting will not void the warranty of your phone. Rooting has so many benefits, you can check out some of the benefits of rooting android phone here.


This guide is only for the Oneplus 6T phone users and don’t apply this method to any other Oneplus phone. To root any phone first you have to unlock the bootloader of the phone, then you have to install the TWRP recovery and flash the magisk manager to get the root access. So here we will first unlock the bootloader of Oneplus 6T and Install TWRP recovery and then Root Oneplus 6T.


How to Root Oneplus 6T and Install TWRP

Warning: Technobuzz.net is not responsible for any damage that might happen to your phone during this process. You’ll lose all your data upon unlocking bootloader.

The rooting process is not that easy, it takes some and some patience. So read all the steps very carefully and follow all of them one by one. One wrong step and you will brick the phone.

Why To Root OnePlus 6T

With the help of rooting you will do lots of things on your device like Install Custom Roms, improves the battery performance of your device, remove unwanted system applications, install tweaks and other modification on your device easily and enjoy a lot of free rooted application on your device.

In simple word, we can say rooting gives you the administrator-level permissions on your device and customize your device as per your need which is impossible for a normal android. Check out some other benefits of Rooting the Android phone. 

Pre-Requirements to Root OnePlus 6T

1. Install the ADB and USB Driver on your Windows PC from here.

2. Enable USB debugging on your Android device. To do this go to your Settings -> About Phone ->  Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabled”.

Now go back to settings -> Additional Settings -> Developer Options -> Enable the OEM Unlock by going to Settings -> Developer Option and Enable OEM Unlock and USB Debugging. See the screenshot below.

3. Install Android USB drivers, tutorial: Download USB Drivers For Windows.

4. Download the Platform Tools Fastboot folder here. Unzip the folder on your Windows C Drive. (C:\platform-tools). And you will see the PlatForm folder on your Windows C Drive.

Download File To Root OnePlus 6T

1. To successfully root the phone we need to download the latest version of Magisk manager on our device. Here is the link for the same. Download Magisk manager file here and save them in your phone’s internal memory.

2. Download these two TWRP recovery files and place both of them on your computer and place the zip file on your phone’s internal storage

Image TWRP Download Here

TWRP Zip file Download here

How to Unlock Bootloader of Oneplus 6T

1) Enable USB debugging and OEM unlock. Go to Settings > About Phone>Tap Build number 7 times. Go to Settings > Developer’s Options > Enable USB debugging and also in Settings > Developer’s Options, Enable OEM unlock, type in your PIN/Pattern/Pass code.

2. Open the Platform-tools folder on your desktop that you downloaded from the above.

3. Now press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here.’


4. Boot your OnePlus 6T into Bootloader/Fastboot mode (POWER + VOLUME UP).


5. Once the phone in fastboot mode. Connect it to the Computer with the USB cable.

6. Run this code in the command prompt window to ensure fastboot is working.

fastboot devices

If it returns with your serial number you can continue with the process, if not you need to ensure your drivers are correctly setup.

7. To unlock your OnePlus 6T, run this code:

fastboot oem unlock

8. This will begin the unlock process on your OnePlus 6t and will come up with a new screen on your device. Choose Yes and it will reboot automatically.

That’s it now the bootloader of your OnePlus 6T is unlocked. Now the next process is Install TWRP and Root Oneplus 6T.

How to Install TWRP on Oneplus 6T

1. Make sure that you download the TWRP img and TWRP zip file from the above mention links (Download Section)

Rename the .img file to recovery.img (make sure to rename it recovery.img and not recovery.img.img). And save this file in the Platform Tools Folder.

Rename the .zip file to recovery.zip (make sure to rename it recovery.zip and not recovery.zip.zip)

2. Now boot your phone in fastboot mode. To do this hold down the Volume UP + Power button together.

3. Now press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here.’


4. Connect the Oneplus 6T to the PC with USB cable.

5. Now run the following command to boot your phone in TWRP.

fastboot boot recovery.img

6. Now the phone will boot int he TWRP. Go to install and Flash the TWRP zip file on your phone. The same file that you saved on your phone.

7. Now the TWRP is installed on your phone. Reboot System.

NOTE: TWRP will get removed after every update on the device, you will have to flash each time.

How to Root Oneplus 6T

1. Now the TWRP is installed on your phone. Save the magisk manager zip file on your phone from the download section.

2. Now boot your phone in TWRP mode. To do this sitch off your phone and Hold down the Volume UP + Power button together.

3. Once your phone in TWRP mode.

Tap on the install button from recovery to root the phone.

Install TWRP

5. Now from the next page choose the magisk zip file.

choose the magsik zip file

6. Now to flash the file, “Swipe to Confirm Flash”

Swipe to Confirm Flash

7. Once the Zip file is successfully installed on your phone. Reboot System.

Reboot System

8. Now your phone will reboot and you will the see the Magisk app on your phone. That means your Oneplus 6T phone is rooted successfully.

Voila, that’s it! You now have Install Latest TWRP Recovery on your phone, and the OnePlus 6T rooted. If you have any question about the guide or facing some problem during the process then leave the comments below, and we will help you to fix it up.

Rajesh Rajput is Tech Blogger, who loves to write about Android Tips, How to Guides, Reviews, ROMs, and more.