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Root OnePlus 3 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with SuperSU

Here is a complete tutorial on how you can root OnePlus 3 while running on OxygenOS with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This guide is available just a day after the launch of the new flagship by the OnePlus team. We will be using a beta version of SuperSU to root this phone, and that will be done through the TWRP recovery which is now also available. There are tons of things that you will be able to do on your OnePlus 3 after gaining full system access aka rooting the phone. Still not sure about rooting? read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. You can now easily root OnePlus 3 on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official software version using our tutorial.

As you continue reading, we will guide you through the process of how to root Android 6.0.1 on OnePlus 3 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 3 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 3 Android phone. Not just this, the SuperSU app is much more robust and comes with better features than the previously popular SuperUser app.

Please note, this tutorial requires you to have TWRP custom recovery installed on your OnePlus 3 in order to be able to root your phone. If you do not have the custom recovery installed, we have a link to the tutorial given below.

There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Team Android for the OnePlus 3, but we think you might be interested in the following posts:

OnePlus 3 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 3 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download OnePlus 3 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:

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, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow.

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 OnePlus 3.

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and root OnePlus 3 on OxygenOS with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

How to Root OnePlus 3 with SuperSU on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to root OnePlus 3 with SuperSU. Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

To Remember:

  • This root method tutorial is only for OnePlus 3. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
  • This will void your warranty.
  • Bootloader should be unlocked. How? –> How to Unlock Bootloader of OnePlus 3.

If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your OnePlus 3 i.e. TWRP before proceeding below. Installation tutorial: How to Update OnePlus 3 with TWRP Recovery.

Step 1 – Download SuperSU Root (SuperSU-beta.zip) for OnePlus 3 to your computer.

Step 2 – Connect your OnePlus 3 to your computer using the USB cable.

Step 3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded SuperSU-beta.zip file to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).

Step 4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.

Step 5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together. Alternatively, read this: How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Phone.

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NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.

Step 6 – Once you are in TWRP Recovery, tap on the ‘Install’ button from the list, choose the ZIP file that you copied to your phone memory in Step 3.

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Step 7 – Confirm installation on the next screen by swiping on the “Swipe to Confirm Flash” option. The installation procedure should start now as show below.

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Step 8 – Once the installation is completed, you will be shown a similar screen like shown below.

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Step 9 – You can now reboot your phone by selecting the “Reboot System” button.

That’s it. Your OnePlus 3 has now been rooted on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with SuperSU package. Check for the SuperSU app in your apps list to verify.

To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker as given in the link.

If you run into any problems, feel free to drop us a comment below and we will reply you back ASAP with the fix or the solution to your problem.

About the author

Haris Nadeem

He lives on everything Android; has countless devices, apps and games to play with everyday. Currently serving as the Chief Editor at Team Android.

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