Install Official TWRP [latest] on OnePlus 5 — Custom Recovery

OnePlus 5 got the Official TWRP custom recovery support few days after the device was launched. The device received a lot of response from the developers. You can see a lot of custom ROM, being developed in the XDA Developer forum.

If you are an Android fan and want to install custom firmware, mods, or you want to root your phone, you need to have a custom recovery like TWRP installed to install any flashable zip.

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This tutorial will guide you on How to Install the latest TWRP Custom Recovery on OnePlus 5. If you are looking for a custom recovery on your phone, you would already know that this recovery will unlock the bootloader of your phone.

TWRP not only allows to install custom ROM but also gives you access to all your device’s system partition. You can even create a system backup image and restore your phone, and you can easily install additional system tweaks as well.

This iteration of the recovery is officially supported by TWRP which means the package contains TWRP original source code adopted for the OnePlus 5.

For a successful installation of TWRP, your phone’s bootloader should be unlocked. If you had not unlocked your bootloader yet, check out our guide on how to unlock Bootloader on OnePlus 5.

Let’s proceed with the tutorial below! We have covered an entire steps-by-steps guide on how to install TWRP custom recovery on OnePlus 5 with all important download links.

WARNING: All the custom ROMs, Official Firmware, How-to guides, tutorials, roots, hacks, and tricks mentioned on our site belong to the respective developers. We are not responsible if anything goes wrong with your device. Perform it at your own risk.

TWRP for OnePlus 5 Details

Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP in short) is the most famous recovery for android which opens the door to modify our phone in the way we like. This recovery provides the advanced options like system partition, making Nandroid backups, wipe cache/dalvik etc.

TWRP recovery built with ease of use and customization in mind. The graphical user interface is also XML driven which is completely customizable – where you can change the theme or colour of recovery screen.

OnePlus 5 got a lot of developments due to its popularity. The phone will be getting a huge number of custom ROMs based on Android Nougat, Oreo and Android P. Most of them can be installed via this TWRP recovery. So, you can enjoy the added benefits of this latest TWRP custom recovery on your phone.

OnePlus 5 USB Driver

Make sure you have correctly installed OnePlus 5 USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download it from our USB Driver Section below and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not detect your device.

Backup your Android Device

We don’t want you to lose any data, or anything could go wrong unexpectedly. Before starting the tutorial, we strongly recommend you to make a full backup of your phone. You can try out some of the Hand-Picked Android Backup Apps to secure your data quickly.

Points to Remember

  1. Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
  2. This tutorial will WIPE OUT all your DATA. Make sure to create a Backup of everything before starting the tutorial.
  3. You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging).

HOW TO: Install TWRP Custom Recovery on OnePlus 5

We have mentioned full step-by-step instructions on How to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus 5. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

TUTORIAL: (Step by Step Guide)

Step 1: Download Android SDK Platform-Tools (Official from from the links below:

depending upon your operating system, and extract it anywhere on your computer.

Step 2: Switch OFF your OnePlus 5 and connect to the PC using USB cable (use the official one).

Step 3: Download TWRP for cheeseburger (Official) and save it to the same directory as the extracted SDK package.

Step 4: Now, go to the Fastboot mode of your phone. How? Press and hold Volume Up + Power button till you see the Bootloader screen.

Step 5: Navigate to the same directory where you have fastboot (extracted in step 1) and open command prompt.

  • For Windows: Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt
  • For Mac OS X and Linux, use Terminal to navigate to this directory.

Step 6: Type the following command and hit enter:

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.1-1-cheeseburger.img

NOTE: Filename may be different (i.e. twrp-3.2.1-1-cheeseburger) depending upon the version of TWRP you have downloaded.

OnePlus 5 TWRP

If you have downloaded version twrp-3.2.1-1, then you need to type:

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.1-1-cheeseburger.img

You are DONE!

Now enter to the recovery mode (TWRP recovery):

Switch OFF your device. Now press and hold Power + Volume Down button together until the OnePlus logo shows up.

That’s it! You are genius! Haha 😀

You should be in the TWRP recovery on your OnePlus 5. You can now perform all the functions, whatever you like to do or try out some of the cool Custom ROMs available for the OnePlus 5.

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Saeed Ashif Ahmed
Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.
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