These are complete step by step instructions on how you can install TWRP custom recovery on your OnePlus 6T. OnePlus is one of the few brands which are quite popular with Android enthusiasts and developers. Thanks to its no-compromise approach to major hardware and relatively cheaper price-point, the new 6T is an even better value proposition. Now, with any new smartphone, generally, users wait for utilities like TWRP to arrive as they then form the basis of further modifications such as root. Thankfully, a stable build is out and you can have it on your OnePlus 6T right now. Also, make sure you have your bootloader unlocked, if not, read: How to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 6T.
OnePlus 6T ships with Android Pie right out of the box and it has Project Treble support built-in. In order to extend the functionality and install custom ROMs, you can install TWRP recovery on it. However, even if you don’t plan on rooting or installing mods, TWRP acts as a great tool to create system wide backups and provide you with granular control over all your system partitions. As with any mod, before you implement, we recommend that you backup all your data. Our guide ahead will let users install TWRP 3.2.3-8 custom recovery on OnePlus 6T.
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 😉
You might be interested in the following article as well:
- Root OnePlus 6T: How to Root OnePlus 6T on Android 9.0 Pie.
- Unlock Bootloader: How to Unlock OnePlus 6T Bootloader.
- Install Android 9.0 Pie: How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of OnePlus 6T custom ROMs on Team Android, visit our Custom ROM section!
TWRP 3.2.3 Recovery on OnePlus 6T:
TWRP 3.2.3 custom recovery is developed by TeamWin. As Android, it is an open source utility, open to all developers. The benefits you reap once you install this over the stock recovery are loads. For starters, a custom recovery allows you to flash third-party ZIP files which is impossible through stock configuration. Also, one of our favorite functions of TWRP include complete system backup and restore functionality.
For a more detailed overview, here some key features users utilize TWRP custom recovery for:
- Gaining root
- Creating system backups
- Factory reset
- Wiping system partitions
- Installing custom ROMs / ZIP files
All set and ready? Good. Now, let’s proceed with the tutorial below (and on the next page) and update OnePlus 6T with TWRP 3.2 Recovery.
Tutorial: How to Install OnePlus 6T TWRP Recovery
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 6T. 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 6T. 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 6T.
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 by downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK. Tutorial given here: How to Set up ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 1 – Download ADB / Fastboot – Android SDK Platform Tools separate package and install on your computer. Download from the following links depending on your OS and extract it anywhere in your computer.
- Windows: Download platform-tools-windows-latest.zip
- MacOS: Download platform-tools-darwin-latest.zip
- Linux: Download platform-tools-linux-latest.zip
Step 2 – Download TWRP Installer ZIP package and transfer it to the root directory of your phone.
Step 3 – Download TWRP (twrp-fajita-3.2.3-8.img) and save it into the same directory as the extracted Fastboot/ADB package files.
Step 4 – Connect your OnePlus 6T to your computer using a USB cable.
Step 5 – 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.