How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T

August 16, 2023

Download TWRP Recovery for OnePlus 5T dumpling smartphone using our easy steps guide. As soon as the OnePlus 5T was launched, the third-party developers build an unofficial version of TWRP for this device. This unofficial version was built by repacking the recovery image of the OnePlus 5 with the kernel from the OnePlus 5T. However, it didn’t work with every smartphone and hence was further discontinued.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T
Finally, TeamWin has officially released TWRP custom recovery, especially for OnePlus 5T. All the credit goes to Simonsickle, Dees_Troy, and big biff, the XDA Senior Recognized Developers. Most important, TWRP comes with additional features that work perfectly unlike other custom recoveries. In this guide, we’ll root, unlock the bootloader and install TWRP recovery on the OnePlus 5T smartphone.

Besides, a custom recovery enables you to flash custom ROM. Moreover, you can even root Android phones with Magisk and SuperSU zip files. Furthermore, using TWRP you can take Nandroid backup, do factory reset, flash custom kernels, mods like Xposed framework etc. In this guide, we’ll install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 5T using ADB and fastboot command fastboot flash recovery twrp.img.

Looking at the OnePlus 5T features, it includes 6.01 inches of screen with 1080 x 2160 pixels of resolution. Moreover, it features Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa-core processor. It comes in two variants: OnePlus 5T 64GB 6GB RAM and OnePlus 5T 128GB 8GB RAM. It runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS which can be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie OxygenOS 9.0.4.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T

Do you want to Root OnePlus 5T? Do you want to install custom ROM on the OnePlus 5T? If yes, then install TWRP first. Go further to our easy steps guide on how to flash TWRP recovery on OnePlus 5T given ahead.


It is strongly recommended to proceed at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be held liable for any damage whatsoever.


Steps to install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T:

Step 1: Download ADB drivers.

Step 2: Install the downloaded ADB setup file on your PC.

Step 3: Download TWRP.img.

Step 4: Copy this downloaded TWRP.img file to C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder (where you’ve installed the ADB and fastboot).

So you’ll see these files in the ADB folder:

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T adb files

Step 5: Using a USB cable, connect your mobile to PC.

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. 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 PC.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T shift button cmd window
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Step 7: Type the below command in the cmd window and press enter:

adb devices

As soon as you hit enter, a message saying ‘List of devices attached’ will appear. This will confirm a successful connection between your OnePlus 5T and PC.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T cmd window 1

Note: If such a thing doesn’t happen, then again install OnePlus USB drivers as well as ADB drivers.

Step 8: Next, enter the below command:

adb reboot bootloader

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This will reboot the OnePlus 5T into fastboot mode as shown below.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T

Note: Ensure that you’ve unlocked the bootloader of your phone.

Step 9: To confirm whether fastboot is functional or not, enter the following command:

fastboot devices

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Some random numbers will confirm that fastboot is functional.

Step 10: Let’s start the OnePlus 5T TWRP recovery flashing process. For that, enter the below command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

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Finally! As soon as you press the enter key, the TWRP recovery will be installed on your OnePlus 5T smartphone.

Steps to Boot OnePlus 5T into TWRP recovery mode

Step 1: Power off your OnePlus 5T device.

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 the OnePlus 5T into recovery mode.

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


I hope this guide helps you to download and install the latest official TWRP recovery on the OnePlus 5T dumpling device. Now you can root Android phone without a PC, install custom ROM on OnePlus 5T and do much more. If you come across any difficulty while going through the process, then do let us know using the comment box below.

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