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How to Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T

Download TWRP recovery for OnePlus 5T dumpling smartphone using our easy steps guide. As soon as 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 TWRP image of 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 bigbiff, the XDA Senior Recognized Developers. Most important, TWRP comes with additional features which work perfectly unlike other custom recoveries. In this guide, we’ll root, unlock bootloader and install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 5T smartphone.

Besides, TWRP enables you to flash custom ROM on OnePlus 5T. Moreover, you can even root Android phone 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. OnePlus 5T is a full featured smartphone with amazing specifications.

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. Do you want to Root OnePlus 5T? Do you want to install custom ROM on 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.


  • Charge your phone to at least 50% to avoid any interruption.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode from your phone settings. Refer our guide:
  1. How to Enable USB Debugging mode on OnePlus 5T.
  • Also enable OEM unlocking and Advance reboot mode from Developer options.
  • In order to recognize your phone when connected to PC, install latest OnePlus mobile USB drivers. Refer our guide:
  1. Download OnePlus 5T USB Drivers.
  • Moreover, unlock bootloader of Android phone before flashing TWRP recovery. Refer our guide:
  1. How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 5T.
  • Backup contacts, apps, accounts, messages, call logs, and notes etc. for safety.

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 USB cable, connect your mobile to PC.

Step 6: Go to the location C:\Program Files\Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, hold Shift button and right mouse click on an empty space. You’ll see a list of options from which select Open command window here or Open PowerShell window here option. This will launch 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 successfully connection between your OnePlus 5T and PC.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T cmd window 1

Note: If such 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 OnePlus 5T into fastboot mode as shown below.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 5T

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

Step 9: In order 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 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 OnePlus 5T into TWRP recovery mode.

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

I hope this guide helps you to download and install latest official TWRP recovery on OnePlus 5T dumpling device. Now you can root Android phone without 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 through the comments section.

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