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Root OnePlus X on Android 5.1 Lollipop with SuperSU

The new SuperSU can be used to gain root on the OnePlus X smartphone. The root procedure itself is very straight forward and simple. We have compiled all the steps into this single guide and have linked the latest SuperSU as well. The root utility basically gives you administrator powers on your smartphone. What this means is, you would be able to access the parts of your phone which were otherwise cordoned off. Things like overclocking, installing system themes, installing custom ROMs etc are not accessible without root. This makes the utility quite important and popular as well. A simpler application which is suited for the mainstream user is installation of root apps available on the Play Store. Not completely sold on the concept of root? read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Gain root on your OnePlus X running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop through our detailed guide given right below. Before you proceed, please make sure you have your OnePlus X Bootloader Unlocked as well as have TWRP Custom recovery installed.

As you continue reading, we will guide you through the process of how to root Android 5.1 on OnePlus X with all the instructions and files needed. Rooting will allow you to install root apps on your phone, i.e Titanium Backup. Read our list of the essential root apps available! Make sure you go through all the tips given below and keep them in mind before performing the tutorial. Also make a backup of your data. Let’s continue with the tutorial now!

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Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

OnePlus X SuperSU Root Package Details:

SuperSU is one of our favourite rooting package as it comes with all the binaries needed to gain root access on your OnePlus X Android phone. Even the SuperSU app has more features than SuperUser. Other than this rooting tutorial, you might also want to install a custom recovery for installing custom ROMs on your phone.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the OnePlus X, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

OnePlus X USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for OnePlus X properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download OnePlus X USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note 3 backup data to OnePlus X.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

5. Your bootloader should be unlocked. See here: How to Unlock Bootloader of Motorola Phones.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and root OnePlus X with the original/stock Android firmware.

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Taimur Akmal

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