Install TWRP recovery on OnePlus X



In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus X. The process is very easy all you need to do is just pay attention to the step by step process in sequence as mentioned in the below guide, you can also take reference from our previous post on installing TWRP recovery in OnePlus 2 and here we are going to use the same process. Before we move ahead for the installation process, let’s have an overview of what you can do further with a custom recovery .

Benefits of Custom Recovery on OnePlus X

Flash Custom ROMs: Custom recovery let’s you flash the custom firmware in your device, Custom ROMs have freedom to customize User-Interface and much more which you can’t find in the Stock firmware. You can update to any type of Android firmware available for your device.

Mods and Tweaks: Android OS let’s you install custom mods and tweaks, further you can install custom kernels to over clock CPU speed to enhance device performance.

Now it’s time to start the process to install TWRP recovery in OnePlus X.

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including installation of Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

  • Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)
  • Your phone battery should be charged minimum 60%
  • Your device bootloader should be unlocked or follow this guide

Download these files:

Process to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus X

Just follow the below simple steps in sequence to install TWRP recovery on OnePlus X.

Extract the downloaded TWRP recovery file and rename in to recovery.img

Now connect your device to the PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier and copy the TWRP recovery inside the adb-and-fastboot folder.

Inside adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on Open command prompt here as shown in picture below.


Now enter the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode,

“adb reboot bootloader”

Then type the following command to flash TWRP recovery in your device,

“fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”

Wait for the process to complete.

That’s it, you have successfully installed TWRP recovery on your OnePlus X. Now you are free to install mods, apps and enjoy the freedom of installing custom ROMs. For any queries contact us.

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