OnePlus 3 TWRP Recovery

OnePlus 3 TWRP Recovery: to install the OnePlus Three TWRP recovery, you must first have Unlocked the OnePlus 3 Bootloader. If your OnePlus 3 bootloader is unlocked, then you may proceed with this tutorial accordingly. This process is the second step to rooting your OnePlus 3.

Things You'll Need


  • Rename the recovery file that you downloaded above to recovery.img and move the .img file into the ADB folder that your downloaded and extracted on your desktop (this step is also in the tutorial for the bootloader unlocking).
  • Turn the OnePlus 3 off. Boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume up + power. The OnePlus 3 will display “fastboot” indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode

Once the device is in fastboot mode, you will need to connect it to one of your computers via the USB cable that came with your OnePlus 3 and run the following commands. (You must open a command prompt window from the ADB folder.

Hold the Shift button and Right click on the White space of the folder and click on “Open Command Window here”). When the window opens, enter the following command:

  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img If the command does not work, or if you receive an error like can’t find recovery.img then, type fastboot flash recovery and press spacebar, then, drag the recovery.img into the command window and press enter to flash.

Once the flash completes, be sure to switch off your OnePlus Two. Do this by holding the power button until the OnePlus 3 reboots. Once the OnePlus 3 restarts, the OnePlus 3 TWRP recovery installs on your OnePlus Three.

Congratulations, you may now proceed to Root your OnePlus 3 smartphone. Check out the video below if you want to see how to perform the steps above.

Video: How to Install Custom Recovery (TWRP) on OnePlus 3

OnePlus Exclusive: This video will show you how to How to Root, Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP on OnePlus 3 using an All In One ToolKit. Get OnePlus 3 ToolKit:

Fastboot Install Method (No Root Required):

You will need the platform-tools from the Android SDK on your computer. Find the SDK Only section on the page linked and install the SDK and download only the platform-tools to get ADB and fastboot binaries.

Windows users will need proper drivers installed on your computer. You can use the Naked ADB drivers or the Universal ADB drivers if you don't already have a working driver installed

On your device, go to Settings -> About and find the Build Number and tap on it seven times to enable developer settings. Press back and go into Developer Options and enable USB debugging. From your computer, open a command prompt and type:

adb reboot bootloader

You should now be in fastboot mode. Download the correct image file and copy the file into the same folder as your ADB and fastboot binaries. Rename the image to twrp.img and type:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
fastboot reboot

OnePlus 3 TWRP Recovery Resources

TWRP for OnePlus Three

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