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How To Root OnePlus 6T: User-Guide

Written by Hassan Abbas

OnePlus 6T is a new champion of budget phones. And that’s saying a lot when we have super-budget powerful devices like the Poco F1 and Asus ZenFone 5Z available under great deals nowadays.

Though, one of the main reasons you would prefer to buy the OnePlus 6T is the easy availability of development support, which guarantees the availability of TWRP recovery and thus ability to root the devices without many efforts.

You will be happy to learn then that your favorite custom TWRP recovery is now available for the OnePlus 6T. And that also opens the door to root the OnePlus 6T right away.

Let’s see how you can root the OnePlus 6T after installing TWRP recovery.

OnePlus 6T TWRP recovery

Download both the ZIP and IMG files required to install TWRP recovery on the OnePlus 6T from below:

TWRP.IMG file for:

November 19: New TWRP images and installer for Android 10 and Android 9 builds.

OnePlus 6T Magisk installer

OnePlus 6T Stock boot images

OnePlus 6T Root


Do not try anything given on this page if you do not know completely what you are doing. In case any damage occurs, we won’t be held responsible.


The download files and the process for installing TWRP and rooting given on this page are compatible only with the OnePlus 6T. Do not try this on any other device as you might end up damaging your device and permanently brick it.

How to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6T and root the device

Let’s see how to install TWRP first, and then root the OnePlus 6T.

Step 1:

Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader of your OnePlus 6T.

Step 2:

Download the required files:

Step 3:

Make sure you have Enabled USB Debugging on your OnePlus 6T device. You may need to re-do it after unlocking the bootloader.

Step 4:

Now connect your device to PC using the USB cable that came with it.

Step 5:

Transfer the required files to your device. The files are a TWRP ZIP file, Magisk, and DM Verity disabler.

Step 6:

Now open a command window inside the folder where you have the TWRP file from above. For this, go that folder, and then type cmd in the address bar of that folder’s window, and then hit the enter key. A command window will open up, and its location will be that folder.

Step 7:

Connect your device to the PC.

Step 8:

Run the following command into the command window we opened above to boot your device into bootloader/fastboot mode:

adb reboot bootloader

└ If you get a permission dialogue on your device to “Allow USB debugging”, tap OK.

Step 9:

Once your OnePlus 6T boots into bootloader mode, run the command below to install TWRP temporarily and access it right away.

fastboot boot <name of twrp file here>.img
Step 10:

The device will reboot to recovery mode and you will see TWRP recovery right there. Tap on the ‘Keep Read Only’ button now to do not allow system modifications.

That’s it, you have successfully installed the TWRP recovery temporarily.

Step 11:

[Skip this update for the test build of TWRP.] Install the TWRP permanently:

  • You will see TWRP recovery now. Now we will install the TWRP recovery permanently. For this, in TWRP, tap on the Install button, and then select the TWRP ZIP file you transferred earlier.
  • [Careful!] Now, reboot back to TWRP again. Tap on the home button, then on the Reboot button, and then on the Recovery button to restart the device into TWRP. Now TWRP recovery is permanently installed.
Step 12:

Time to root your OnePlus 6T device. Install the magisk file to root the device, but if you don’t want to root, you still need to install the DM Verity disabler file to prevent the device from bootlooping when starting to Android from TWRP.
→ To install, go back to the home screen of TWRP and tap on Install button, and then select the Magisk file (or DM verity disabler if you don’t want to root), and then confirm the installation on the next screen.


In case you are re-installing Magisk, make sure you first install the Magisk Uninstaller first, and then Magisk file. This doesn’t apply to those who are installing Magisk the first time.

Step 13:

Reboot now and your device will start to Android. If you installed Magisk, you can verify root access on your device using a root checker app.


Do let us know if you are unable to root the OnePlus 6T using the guide above or need any help installing TWRP or unlocking the bootloader of the device. Simply comment on us below!

Also Read: Reasons To Buy OnePlus 7T Pro: All you need to know

About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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