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Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7

Download TWRP Recovery for OnePlus 7. To experience extra customization, mauronofrio, a senior member from the XDA community has recently developed TWRP recovery especially for OnePlus 7 smartphone. TeamWin TWRP custom recovery is considered as the most trusted and hence most used recovery at all times. Most importantly, it supports many of the Android smartphones as well.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7
In this guide, we’ll assist you to flash TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 guacamoleb smartphone using our easy steps guide. Recovery, whether it is stock or custom, is required on any Android smartphone for implementing various tasks. To be specific, using TWRP you can easily access all the files on your phone without loading the Android OS.

Moreover, TWRP gives you access to all the features such as Nandroid backup and restore, wiping data/ cache partitions, increasing internal storage etc. Furthermore, you can even install custom ROM on OnePlus 7, flash custom mods, kernels like SuperSU, and Magisk to root OnePlus 7 etc. Unlike stock recovery, a custom recovery provides a touch-based interface.

Besides, due to lack of dedicated recovery and the A/B partition scheme, the TWRP flashing process given below is a little different than usual. Here, we’ll install permanent TWRP recovery using the temporary one. To be specific, we’ll flash the temporary TWRP.img file using the usual ADB and fastboot commands. And then, use this recovery to install a permanent TWRP.zip file.

OnePlus 7 is a flagship device with some breathtaking specifications.  Some of the OnePlus 7 features include Octa-core Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 processor, Besides, it is available in two variant: OnePlus 7 128GB 6GB RAM, and 256GB 8GB RAM. Talking about the camera, it sports dual cameras of 48MP + 5MP  on the rear. Whereas on the front, it offers a 16MP selfie shooter.

Such amazing OnePlus 7 specs can be easily enhanced using the custom firmware. However, to do so, all you need to have is TWRP recovery. Remember that the TWRP recovery mentioned below is an official one from TeamWin. It is not any third party unofficial recovery. If you are ready to flash TWRP recovery on OnePlus 7, then proceed to our actual tutorial given below.

Disclaimer

It is strongly recommended to move ahead at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be held liable for any damage. Moreover, do not perform anything on your own.

Pre-Requisites

  • To avoid any interruption, charge your phone’s battery to at least 50%.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode from your device settings. Refer:
  1. How to Enable USB Debugging mode on OnePlus 7.
  • Also enable OEM unlocking and Advance reboot mode from Developer options.
  • Install the latest USB drivers on PC to recognize your phone when connected via USB cable. Refer:
  1. Download OnePlus 7 USB Drivers.
  • Furthermore, install ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC. Refer:
  1. Download ADB drivers.
  • This method requires your phone bootloader to be unlocked. Refer our guide:
  1. How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 7.
  • To be safe, take a backup of your contacts, apps, accounts, messages, and notes etc.

Steps to install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7

Step 1: Download TWRP.img.

Step 2: Download twrp-installer-3.3.1-4-guacamoleb.zip.

Step 3: Copy ONLY 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 7 adb files

Step 4: Now copy twrp-installer-3.2.3-4-guacamoleb.zip on your phone’s internal storage.

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

Step 6: On PC, go to 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 open the cmd window as given below.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 shift button cmd window
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Step 7: In the command prompt window, enter the below command and press enter key:

adb devices

As soon as you press enter, some random numbers will appear. This will confirm that your OnePlus 7 is successfully connected to your computer.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 cmd window 1

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

Step 8: Further, type the below command and hit enter:

adb reboot bootloader

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 cmd window 2

This will restart your OnePlus 7 into fastboot mode automatically.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7

Note: Make sure to unlock the bootloader on OnePlus 7 before this step.

Step 9: To confirm whether fastboot is functional or not, type the below command:

fastboot devices

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 cmd window 3

Some random numbers will confirm that fastboot is functional.

Step 10: Let’s boot your phone into TWRP now. Hence, type the below command:

fastboot boot twrp.img

As soon as you hit enter, your OnePlus 7 will boot into temporary TWRP recovery.

Note: The installation process is not complete yet. This is a temporary TWRP with which you have you install the permanent one.

Step 11: Swipe right to allow system modifications on the following screen.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 screenshot

Note: The changes you make in this temporary TWRP version will be permanent.

Step 12: Click on the Install button from the main menu screen.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 screenshot

All your files and folders will be shown.

Step 13: Just go to the twrp-installer-3.3.1-4-guacamoleb.zip file which you’ve copied earlier and select it.

Step 14: On the next screen, swipe to flash twrp-installer-guacamoleb-3.3.1-4.zip file.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 screenshot

This will initiate the actual OnePlus 7 TWRP recovery installation process. Be patient and wait.

After the flashing finishes, a successful message will appear as shown below.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 screenshot

Step 15: Click the Reboot system button to restart your OnePlus 7.

Note: You’ll be asked whether to install the official TWRP app or not. It’s not needed, hence un-tick the two checkboxes and click the Do Not Install button.

Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus 7 screenshot

Finally! This is how you can flash TWRP recovery on OnePlus 7 smartphone.

Steps to Boot OnePlus 7 into TWRP recovery mode

Step 1: Power off your phone.

Step 2: Press and hold Volume up + Power button simultaneously until the TWRP recovery mode appears. Leave both the keys as soon as you see the fastboot screen.

Step 3: Then use Volume keys to select the Recovery option and press the Power key to confirm it.

Finally! This is how you can boot OnePlus 7 into TWRP recovery mode.

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

Conclusion

I hope this guide helped you to download and install the latest official TWRP recovery on OnePlus 7 guacamoleb smartphone. For any difficulty or suggestions, kindly comment below.

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