OnePlus One sports a 5.5″ 1080×1920 JDI display. It’s powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. Storage comes in at either 16GB or 64GB. Other features include a 13MP camera, 3100mAh battery, dual front speakers and StyleSwap replaceable back covers. On the software side, the OnePlus One runs a version of Cyanogenmod with a unique modified user interface.
OnePlus rolled out the Cyanogen OS 12 to the One device which will update the device to Android 5.0.2. This update has been rolled out only recently. But a method to gain root access is already available. Follow this guide below.
Disclaimer: Follow the instructions at your own risk. The writer cannot be held responsible for any bricked or unusable devices. Even though the chances of your Smartphone getting bricked are negligible, the owner of the device must take full responsibility of it!
Pre-requisites and Backing up your OnePlus One:
- Make a Backup of the SMSs, Call logs and Contacts using the Super Backup App
- Make a Backup of the data on your phone
- Enable USB debugging on your device
- Make sure the device has at least 60% charging
- Backup WhatsApp messages on Android Smartphone and Email
- TWRP recovery installed
- Root zip file
Steps to root OnePlus One on Android 5.0.2:
- Make sure TWRP recovery is installed on the device.
- Download the Root zip file and transfer it to your device.
- Boot the phone into the recovery mode.
- Take the backup of the current ROM. Go to Backup and then select “Swipe to BackUp”.
- Now go back and go to the folder where Root zip file has been downloaded.
- Now perform the action “Swipe to Confirm Flash” from the bottom of the screen.
- Wait for the process to end and then reboot the device.
- Once the device has restarted, you will get the root access.