Recently, OnePlus announced its very own native ROM – OxygenOS. OxygenOS comes pre-loaded with many of the Stock Google applications, which you can find on any other Google Play Edition Android device. However, the major haul with OxygenOS was the absence of awesome to-use features which are available in CM 11S and CM 12S. Apart from that, OxygenOS is a very stable Android ROM which runs as smooth as CyanogenMod 11 would. However, users had to manually flash their OnePlus Ones using the provided flashable ZIP file.
Not only does OxygenOS lack in terms of features while compared to CM 12S, but there are a lot of battery drain issues related to it too. However, yet another major flaw in this ROM was the fact that it didn’t come pre-rooted. Even if the user had root before flashing this ROM, the root would be vanquished once OxygenOS is installed. Since OnePlus One is known for its utmost customizability, one would want to root it back. So, in this guide, we are going to have a look on how to root the OnePlus One on OxygenOS.
- You need a OnePlus One with an unlocked bootloader, and TWRP installed as the stock recovery. To do so, follow our guide for detailed steps on how to Unlock its bootloader, flash TWRP recovery. Make sure you ignore the part where you root, else you might brick your device.
- You need the SuperSU ZIP file, which you will flash via TWRP. UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.37.zip
- Make sure you’ve backed up everything that’s important to you. Although rooting the OnePlus One on OxygenOS doesn’t require a factory reset, it is always safe to board the cautious train.
- You must be running OxygenOS for this job.
- Also make sure you have all the USB drivers you need to transfer the ZIP file to your OnePlus One.
Root OnePlus One on OxygenOS
- Download and transfer the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.37.zip to your OnePlus One with the USB cable which came with it.
- Now, unplug your OnePlus One from your computer, and power down your device.
- Boot into the Recovery Mode, which can be accessed by holding down the Power+Volume Down keys simultaneously for about 3-4 seconds.
- Once you come across the TWRP recovery menu, you can see a lot of options.
- Now, tap on Install, and find and locate the UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.37.zip that you have downloaded and transferred earlier to your OnePlus One.
- Tap on the ZIP file selected, and swipe to confirm the flash. This process might take a while, so grab your coffee and wait for it to finish.
- Once flashed, reboot your newly rooted OnePlus One.
If you encountered any problems while in the process of flashing, please let us know in the comments below.