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How to – Root OnePlus 3 with Mac



We recently posted a guide on how to root a OnePlus 3. A lot of people wanted to know How to root OnePlus 3 with Mac. So I researched a bit and found out its even simplar. So I will be showing you a guide on how you can root you new OnePlus 3 with a Mac.

Make sure to backup your phone’s data before proceeding

Have Windows? Follow this tutorial to root your OnePlus 3

Root OnePlus 3 with Mac

Note – We don’t take any guarantee of your phone. We rooted our phone with the same method and as you will see, It works fine. However if any harm happens to your phone, we will try to solve it but we aren’t responsible for that. 🙂


Download these files on your Mac

SuperSU –
ADB for MAC –
Android File Transfer –

Once you have downloaded the files mentioned above, Install Android File Transfer software.  follow the steps below

  1. Go to Settings and enable developer options by tapping build number 8 times. (Settings -> about -> build number).
  2. In settings now you will find Developer options, Enable it and then enable OEM unlocking, advanced reboot, and USB debugging.
    Root OnePlus 3 with Mac
  3. Now long press the power button and select Reboot, now select “Reboot into bootloader mode”. After this, connect your phone to your Mac via the USB cable provided with the phone.
  4. Extract the ADB files on your Desktop (As it is).
  5. Open the terminal window by pressing on the launchpad and then searching for terminal.
    Root OnePlus 3 with Mac

    Root OnePlus 3 with Mac

  6. Enter following code and then press return on your keyboard-
    cd Desktop/Android
  7. Now again type this code and press enter(with ./)-
  8. It may ask for your password. This will install the ADB on your PC
  9. Now to check if the ADB has been correctly installed, type the following code and press Return. You should see your OnePlus3 in the list.
    ./adb devices
  10. Now type the following code and press enter-
    ./fastboot oem unlock
    Once you type this, you will get an option on your phone asking to unlock the bootloader. Use the volume navigation keys and select the appropriate option and press the power button.
  11. Now remove your phone from PC, Your phone will be switched off. Press volume up and power button at the same time and fastboot should load. Now again connect it to the Mac. In your Mac, copy the TWRP file and paste it in the Android folder( On your Desktop).  Now type the following code in the terminal window which was opened
    cd Desktop/Android
    ./fastboot flash recovery.img
  12. Now remove the phone from your mac, power on your phone and complete the initial setup. Now connect the phone again to your Mac via the USB cable provided.  Open Android file transfer and transfer the Super SU file from your Mac to your phone.
  13. Now open your recovery(Volume up + power button), select install and select the SuperSu file from the list. Now swipe to flash it. Once done, reboot your device and now you successfully have your phone rooted.

Now to check if the phone is rooted or not, just download this app from play store called Root Checker.


You now have access to your bootloader and you can install Xposed Modules etc, and you can also access the root directory files and tweak internal settings. This completes the procedure to root your OnePlus 3 Smartphone.

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  1. KS

    Jul 3, 2016 at 1:34 am

    Hi, not working for me at step 11.

    When I exactly follow your instructions, it says no file found but when I additionally do cd Mac and then give the “./fastboot flash recovery.img” command I get this:

    unknown partition ‘recovery.img’
    error: cannot determine image filename for ‘recovery.img’

    How do I proceed?


    • Di-Sien Chan

      Jul 6, 2016 at 7:26 pm


      I used this to root my phone yesterday and had the same problem- on step 11.

      Make sure you do Step 1 and 2 after you unlock the bootloader because this wipes your phone and the developer options go back to default.
      When you’re back into fastboot after that, you type “./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”. Here, you’re telling your computer to flash recovery.img to the recovery partition of the phone- hence why you got that error message.

      I don’t think there are any other issues after that.

      Happy rooting!

      • Surya

        Nov 3, 2016 at 12:34 pm

        The Actual command is ./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img.

        Here is the final step-by-step guide after trying to root my phone for the last 4 hours.

        1. You don’t need to change the file in folder Mac to _Mac.. just stick to original adb and fastboot
        2. for step 9 onwards, you need to be in Mac directory, so Terminal: cd Desktop/Android/Mac
        3. Same goes with step 10, 11 you need to be in Mac directory to properly execute the command

        Good Luck!

  2. Raj

    Sep 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Step 11 (opening recovery) does not bring up any menu where we could select install.

    The available options are either to Install via ADB or sideload. Would appreciate help.

    OxygenOS 3.2.6 Sept 1 Security Patched

  3. Nicke Fridström

    Oct 15, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Can’r open the recovery.img file on my mac? should i be able to or should i put it into the files as it is when i download it?

  4. Francesco Nasta

    Oct 19, 2016 at 12:24 am

    On point 9 when it put ./adb devices, it shows me the sentence: no such file or directory.
    Should i assume it didn’t work properly?

    • Patrick Rabe

      Oct 20, 2016 at 5:36 am

      Found mistake in commands.
      in Folder Mac put at the end of “adb” and “fastboot” “_Mac” because in script was these names of files, but someone changed it and made a lot of problems, I spent 2 hours to understand what was wrong. so u will have in folder Androin/Mac “adb_Mac” and “fastboot_Mac”
      Try this. it worked for me
      cd /usr/bin/
      ./adb devices
      cd /usr/bin/
      ./adb_Mac devices

      • Mod X

        Oct 21, 2016 at 3:52 am

        Tried what you said.. goes like this:

        cd /usr/bin/
        ./adb devices
        List of devices attached

        cd /usr/bin/
        ./adb_Mac devices
        No such file or directory

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Fix – OnePlus 7T not charging



The OnePlus 7t is one of the best phones available in the sub 600$ range. It provides great build quality, awesome display, and best specs at a decent enough price. With this, it improves upon the OnePlus 7 with a 90Hz refresh rate screen, some camera improvements, and faster charging. There are tons of other minor improvements, and it all makes up for a more refined and reliable overall smartphone. The 7T is an excellent low-cost flagship. However, some users suggested that they were facing charging issues on their OnePlus 7T. So we are going to have a look at how to fix OnePlus 7T not charging.

Solution – Fix OnePlus 7T not charging

Method 1 – Restarting your 7T

One of the best solutions for your device not charging is to just restart it. Even with OnePlus sometimes the software can become buggy, it can hang and just not accept any charge. The first solution is to restart your 7T by pressing and holding the power button for 5 seconds and press on shut down. Once it restarts, chances are, your phone will charge as usual.

Method – 2 – Installing any Pending Updates on OnePlus 7t

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending updates. If yes, then update it. These are the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Changing the Cable | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus is another apple in a lot of terms and After Apple, OnePlus is known for week charging cables. The USB C cable can often fry at the ends and can cause the cable to dis-function. A bad cable can also short circuit the phone’s USB C port so it is best to use the cable in its best condition and replace whenever necessary. If your OnePlus 7T not charging, try charging it with another cable or another adapter. To be honest, the quality of the OnePlus cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

Also Read: Asus ROG Phone Review

Method 4 – Turning on USB Debugging on the OnePlus 7T

If the restarting of the phone has not worked and It is not the cable then you should try the third method. This works only if your phone is turned on. Go to about phone in settings. Tab build number seven times until you see the dialog saying you are now a developer. After that go back to settings and now you will see developer options. Go to developer options and check the option saying USB Debugging. This will force the phone to accept everything from the USB port. This even though is used by app developers but can fix your issue.

Method 5 – Clean the USB – C port

Phones are often kept in our pockets and a lot of times pockets have lint in them. The lint can then build up in the speakers, mic jack or the USB port. Before going to a service center or doing an experiment yourself, just take a toothpick or a paper clip and try to get all your lint out. This will take some patience but there is a high chance it might work. This is because when lint is present inside the port, the cable is not able to get inside completely and proper contact between the pins is not made. So it is suggested to clean the port thoroughly.

Method 4 – Replacing USB C Port | OnePlus 7T not charging

OnePlus 7T not charging

If your phone is still not charging then its the port on your phone that has gone bad. If you are not comfortable opening your phone then it is best to visit the service center. You can find the nearest service center from here. If you don’t mind tinkering with your phone then here is the link for the USB port of OnePlus 7T. Buy it and replace it on your 7T. You can consult this guide for disassembly of your phone.


Were you able to fix your phone? Let us know in the comment section below 😀

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How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8



The OnePlus 8 is no more an affordable flagship in 2020. It is though cheaper than the main flagships, it still costs a lot. While its design refinements borrow elements from other flagships, it’s an undeniably sleek phone, with waterfall display edges and a punch-hole for the front-facing camera. It comes with a Snapdragon 865 and up to 12GB of RAM, the phone is high-performance despite costing notably less than most flagships, making it the cheapest 5G phone in many markets. Today we will show you the best way by which you can Screen record OnePlus 8. There are a couple of methods to Record Screen on OnePlus 8. One Uses OnePlus’s own screen recorder other uses an app. With Screen recording you can record gameplay eg recording PUBG, CNN, you can also record other videos you find on social media as well as you will be able to record stories of other people on WhatsApp/Facebook or Instagram. Having a way to Screen Record on your phone gives you a lot of opportunities to use it. Here are the methods by which you can Screen Record on OnePlus 8-

How to – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

Method 1 – Using Oxygen OS’s screen recorder

Notice: You will need an Updated OnePlus 8 to do this as Old version’s of Oxygen OS does not support this. If you have older Oxygen OS, try the method 2


  1. Open you quick settings from the notification bar
  2. You will find a pencil icon with which you can edit it
  3. Find the Screen Recorder option
  4. drag it to your Active Quick Settings box
  5. Press Back to Save the settings
  6. Not Press the Screen Recording Icon and you should be able to record your Screen on OnePlus 8.

Hopefully, Screen Record on OnePlus 8 should now be possible, if not follow the method 2 below-

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Method 2 – Using 3rd Part App

  1. Click here to download the recommended app for your OnePlus 8. This is a screen recording app which is supported by your phone.
  2. Now after installing the app, you will get a screen like this.
  3. Click on the Small Circle which has appeared on your Left side of the screen. Now what you’ll get is this.
  4. Click on the Center circle with the camera icon.
  5. Now click on Start on your phone.
  6. The video should start recording.
  7. To stop the recording, Go to your navigation bar and click on Stop.

Also Read: Best Bluetooth Speaker in budget

View the video you just recorded – Screen Record on op 8

Go to the gallery.

  1. In Albums, Go to the folder named Collection.
  2. Now you can share your video from here itself.

How to edit your Video you just recorded – Screen Record on OnePlus 8

  1. Go to Playstore and download Quik by GoPro.
  2. Now just select your video and start editing it!
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Fix Charging issues on Galaxy A50



Galaxy A50 is one of the best mid-rangers out there. With a 6.4-inch super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It comes with Android 9.0 out of the box though it can be upgraded to Android 10. Samsung always fits the phone with the best hardware available on smartphones. When we reviewed the A50, we termed it as the Best Samsung midranger you can get. Recently, our A50 was starting to get some troubles charging and today it completely stopped charging. When searched online we found that many other users were also facing the same issue. We were able to get a solution and today we will be sharing how to fix the Charging issues on Galaxy A50.

There is no simple solution that works for all. You would have to go through all the solutions to see which one works for you.

Method 1 – Restart the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Well, this might sound simple but the One UI of Samsung could have a couple of bugs. I have gone through many situations where things like camera stopped working and with just a restart it starts working again. So one of the best options you have is to just go ahead and do a restart. When you restart your A50, it will first stop all the running operations including the ones stopping you from charging. When the phone is again turned on, all the tasks start from the startup position which hence clears the error that might be coming.

Note: If your phone is not responding, you have to do a hard reset. This can be done by holding the Power Button for 7 seconds or until your phone switches off. This, however, will delete any of unsaved data that you might be working on at that time.

Method 2 – Update the phone – Charging issues on Galaxy A50

As said above, charging issues often occur because of the software. If your phone is still turned on, check if your phone has any pending update. If yes, then update it. This is the basic options that one must go through if their phone is not charging.

Method 3 – Charge while switched off

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

If your phone is not getting charged while it is on, try to charge it while it is switched off. This actually worked for a lot of people and could work for you as well. Sometimes the wall charger is not able to provide sufficient voltage to charge. As the phone requires energy to run, If the voltage is not enough, It will just not accept the charge. The best way to check this is by charging while the phone is switched off. If it is able to charge, then maybe try using a different wall outlet. You can also wait for some time as it is possible that the grid is doing some technical work because of which the voltage is low. By this time, you should have a reason as to why your phone was not charging. If not then continue reading below 🙂

Method 4 – Change the Adapter/ Cable

Charging issues on Galaxy A50

Galaxy A50 Picture

This may sound obvious but the culprit could be your adapter or the cable. To be honest, the quality of the Samsung cables is not that great. Mine got frayed within two years of us so there is a high possibility that your adapter or the cable is the root cause of your phone not charging. Here is the link to a good USB – C cable which is compatible with your phone.

Method 5 – The USB – C Port

With time often the USB – C port gets a lot of lint stored up in it. As the phone is always kept in our pocket, it pickups up little garbage from our pockets. To clean this, you can try blowing air onto your USB C port. If you are certain that the port is clean but it is still not working, it might just be that the port is damaged. For this, you can either go to Samsung service centre. You can locate a nearby store from here or if you are someone who likes to tinker with stuff, maybe try to replace it by yourself. You can get a full daughterboard for less than 5$ from Aliexpress.

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