HOW TO: Install TWRP 3.0 Recovery on OnePlus 3
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 3. This is a very simple tutorial and if you have been updating or installing new custom recoveries on Nexus / Google Play Edition phones, then this one should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully below. We suggest that you should read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.
- This TWRP Recovery tutorial is only for unlocked 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.
- You need to have working Fastboot / ADB on your computer. Download links are posted below.
- Bootloader should be unlocked. How? -> How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 3.
If you have fulfilled all the requirements above, then proceed to the actual tutorial.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android SDK from the Android Developers website and install. Also set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Tutorial given here: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 1 – Download Fastboot / ADB package from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.
Step 2 – Turn OFF your phone.
Step 3 – Connect your OnePlus 3 to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 4 – Download TWRP (oneplus3-twrp-recovery.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot/ADB package files.
Step 5 – Now go into Fastboot/Bootloader Mode on OnePlus 3. How? Press Volume Up + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text on the screen. This is Bootloader Mode.
Step 6 – Navigate to the same directory now as where you have Fastboot (i.e. Step 1) and on Windows: Open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt). For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.
Step 7 – Type in the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-oneplus3.img
Step 8 – Enter Recovery Mode (TWRP recovery) now. Turn OFF your phone. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Power keys together until the OnePlus logo shows up. Once it does, release the Power button while still holding the Volume Down button until a screen similar to the following screenshot shows up.
NOTE: The above screenshot is from OnePlus 2. You should get a similar interface on your OnePlus 3.
That’s it! You should now be in the TWRP Recovery from where you can choose whatever function you want to perform.
Have fun playing with it! If you have any issues, please fire them up in the comments below!