OnePlus X is the latest handset by the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, and has grabbed a lot of attention lately. The handset is being sold via invites only, so it may be hard to get your hands on it right away. But for those who have already bought the OnePlus X smartphone and are willing to root it, here's a complete step-by-step guide to walk you through the process.

The process of rooting OnePlus X is simple, but requires you to carefully follow the given steps. Throughout this guide, we will walk you through the installation of TWRP on your OnePlus X smartphone. Since the handset runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, we must download and flash the SuperSU v2.46 and not the latest SuperSU v2.56, which is meant for Marshmallow ROMs.

[Disclaimer: Installing TWRP or rooting your OnePlus X will void the manufacturer warranty, which is otherwise valid for one year from purchase. Users must follow the steps correctly. In case the procedure goes wrong, there is a high possibility that your smartphone will be bricked. We, at IBTimes India, will not be held responsible for any damage to your handset.]


  • Ensure your device is charged at least 70 erpcent to prevent unexpected shutdown while rooting.
  • Install the necessary USB drivers for OnePlus X for the PC to detect the device in order to transfer the SuperSU file.
  • Ensure TWRP is installed on your device. [How to guide]
  • Download SuperSU v2.46 file.

How to root your OnePlus X with TWRP? [Steps]

Step 1: Download the SuperSU package on your PC.

Step 2: Transfer the downloaded zip files to device's traceable internal storage.

Step 3: Reboot into Custom Recovery. To do so turn off the device and restart by pressing and holding the volume down and power keys simultaneously.

Step 4: Perform an Android backup (optional). To do so, tap on backup in TWRP, select all partitions and swipe right to initiate the process.

Step 5: Go back to TWRP main menu and tap on install.

Step 6: Navigate to and select the SuperSU file.

Step 7: Swipe the confirmation button to initiate installation.

Step 8: Reboot the device once the installation completes.

After the device reboots successfully, you have complete root access on your OnePlus X. You can verify the root status by downloading and running Root Checker tool from Google Play Store.

[Credits: Droid Views]