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How To Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 6

How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 6
Written by Hassan Abbas

Download TWRP Recovery for OnePlus 6 smartphone. Before doing any customization all you need is a TWRP custom recovery. TeamWin has released an official TWRP especially for OnePlus 6.

In our guide, we’ll go through easy steps on how to install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 6 smartphone. You need to download the TWRP.img file along with the file where the image file is a temporary TWRP installation file.

Whereas is a permanent TWRP recovery file. Hence, you need to first install the temporary TWRP.img file using the usual ADB and fastboot commands. And then, use this temporary recovery to flash the permanent TWRP.

As it is an official recovery from TeamWin and not any third party unofficial. Make sure this TWRP recovery for OnePlus 6 comes with amazing features that work perfectly.

Things To Do:

Besides, TWRP allows users to install custom ROM on OnePlus 6. Moreover, you can even root Android phone with SuperSU and Magisk zip files. Moreover, using TWRP you can install custom kernels, mods like Xposed framework, factory reset, take Nandroid backup, etc. In this guide, we’ll install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6 using ADB and fastboot command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img.


Let’s talk about OnePlus 6 features:

  • it sports 6.28 inches of screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels of resolution.
  • include Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor.
  • it comes in three variants: OnePlus 6:
    • 64GB 6GB RAM
    • 128GB 8GB RAM
    • 256GB 8GB RAM
  • offers a dual-camera setup of 16 + 20 MP on the rear.
  • it sports a 16MP selfie camera.
  • runs Android 9.0 Pie OxygenOS 9.0.9 out of the box.

However, you can install the OnePlus 6 Android 10 update to enjoy and experience the latest features. Without waiting anymore, let’s go through the easy steps guide on how to flash TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6 mentioned below.


Proceed at your own risk. We will not be held liable for any damage whatsoever. Also, perform anything on your own.


  • Charge your OnePlus 6 to at least 50% to avoid any interruption.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode from your settings. Refer our guide:

How to Enable USB Debugging mode on OnePlus 6.

  • Also, enable OEM unlocking and Advance reboot mode from Developer options.
  • Install the latest OnePlus mobile USB drivers on PC to recognize your phone when via USB cable. Refer our guide:

Download OnePlus 6 USB Drivers.

  • Also, install the latest ADB and fastboot drivers on PC. Refer our guide:

Download ADB drivers.

  • Unlock the bootloader of Android phones before installing TWRP recovery. Refer our guide:

How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 6.

  • Make sure you must take backup contacts, apps, accounts, messages, call logs, and notes, etc. for safety.

Steps To Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 6:

Step 1:
Download TWRP.img.

Step 2: 


Step 3:

Now copy this downloaded TWRP.img file to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder.

Step 4:

Then copy on your OnePlus 6 internal storage.

Step 5:

Connect your OnePlus 6 to PC using a USB cable.

Step 6:

Go to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder. Hold the Shift button and right mouse click on a space.

Step 7:

You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here or Open PowerShell window here option. This will launch a cmd window on your computer.

Let’s enter the ADB and fastboot commands one after another in the cmd window now.

Step 8:

Type the following command and press enter key:

adb devices

When you press enter, a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ will show. This will confirm that your OnePlus 6 is successfully connected to PC.

Note: If such a thing doesn’t happen, then again install OnePlus USB drivers as well as ADB drivers from the Pre-requisites section.

Step 8:

Then, enter the following command and hit enter key:

adb reboot bootloader

Note: Make sure that you’ve unlocked the bootloader of Android phones.

Step 9:

Type the following command to confirm whether fastboot is functional or not:

fastboot devices

Some random numbers will confirm that fastboot is functional.

Step 10:

To start the OnePlus 6 TWRP recovery flashing process type the following command and press enter:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

As soon as you press enter key, your OnePlus 6 will boot into TWRP recovery.

Note: The installation process is not completed yet. This was a temporary TWRP recovery and now you need you to install permanent TWRP recovery.

Step 11:

In TWRP, swipe in the right direction to allow system modifications.

Note: The changes you make with this temporarily TWRP version will be permanent.

Step 12:

Tap on the Install option (from the TWRP main menu). This will show you files present on your OnePlus 6 storage.

Step 13:

Just navigate to the downloaded file which you’ve copied earlier and selected it.

Step 14:

Now swipe right to flash file on the next screen. This will start the actual OnePlus 6 TWRP recovery installation process. So wait and be patient.

Within a few minutes, a successful message will appear on the screen.

Step 15:

Now click on the Reboot system button to restart your phone.

Note: You’ll be asked whether to install the official TWRP app at this point. Un-tick the two checkboxes and click on Do Not Install option.

Finally! This is how you can install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6 (enchilada) smartphone.

Steps To Boot OnePlus 6 into TWRP Recovery Mode:

Step 1:

At first, Power off your OnePlus 6.

Step 2:

Press and hold Volume up + Power button simultaneously until TWRP recovery mode appears. Leave both the keys now.

Finally! This is how you can boot OnePlus 6 into TWRP recovery mode.

Note: If you are unable to reboot your phone into recovery, use the Reboot Recovery app from Google Play Store.


I hope this guide is helpful to install and download the latest official TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6. Now you are free to root Android phone without PC and install custom ROM on OnePlus 6 etc. For any issues or queries, simply drop a comment!

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Also Read: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy A70

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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