How to ROOT the OnePlus 5 using a Mac

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OnePlus 5 is a great device when it comes to the hardware and performance but it lacks many great features and the device optimization is pretty average too. The OnePlus 5 does not have any special water protection and it does not support wireless charging. Talking about the design, the OnePlus 5 looks like a twin brother to the iPhone 7 Plus. The device has a metallic body and is 7.5 mm thin. OnePlus 5 looks and feels great because of its round edges. Most of the phones now feature QHD display and some have 4k too, but unfortunately the OnePlus is still behind with FHD 1080p 5.5-inch AMOLED panel display. Though the device is inspired by the iPhone 7 Plus, and luckily it still has an Earphone Jack.

Why root the OnePlus 5? – Root OnePlus 5 on a Mac

It’s pretty common to get bored with the same UI and same software features. Rooting the OnePlus 5 allows you to replace the OxygenOS with some other Custom ROM. You can even unlock many modifications which are not possible with a non-rooted device.  So, lets get started! The whole procedure contains three steps;

1. Unlocking the Bootloader
2. Installing TWRP Recovery
3. Rooting the OnePlus 5

*** Please read each step carefully and follow them precisely. Making a mistake can end you up with a dead OnePlus 5 *** 

Rooting a device using a Mac is almost similar to that of rooting using a Windows PC

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Unlocking the bootloader of OnePlus 5- Root OnePlus 5 on a Mac

This will wipe all data on your device, make sure you take a backup before proceeding
  1. You need to first install device drivers and ADB on your computer.
  2. Enabling USB Debugging and OEM Unlock
    Go to Settings >> About Device >> Tap Build Number 7 times to get Developer Options and now in Developer Options Select USB Debugging and OEM Unlock.
  3. Boot your OnePlus 5 into Bootloader/Fastboot mode by pressing Power and Volume UP buttons.
  4. Connect your device to your computer and allow all driver installations
  5. Open Terminal
  6. Type ./fastboot devices and press enter to ensure your device is ready
  7. Now to unlock the bootloader use ./fastboot oem unlock  and press enter.
  8. Type ./fastboot oem device-info, to make sure that the bootloader is unlocked it should say ‘Device unlocked: true’

Installing TWRP Custom Recovery on the OnePlus 5

  1. Enabling USB Debugging and OEM Unlock
    Go to Settings >> About Device >> Tap Build Number 7 times to get Developer Options and now in Developer Options Select USB Debugging
  2. Download latest TWRP from here
  3. Boot your OnePlus 5 into Bootloader/Fastboot mode by pressing Power and Volume UP buttons.
  4.  To flash TWRP, use the command ./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  5. To boot into the new recovery, unplug the device and press Power and Volume Down buttons.

Root the OnePlus 5

  1. Download SuperSU or Magisk on your device ( SuperSU Preferred )
  2. Boot into the recovery by pressing Power and Volume Down buttons.
  3. Click Install
  4. Select SuperSU or Magisk and swipe to confirm flash.
  5. Once flash is complete restart your device. This time it may take time to boot, don’t worry.
  6. Now you have a ROOTED OnePlus 5!

So by now you should have succesfully rooted your OnePlus 5. If not then comment below and we will help you further in Rooting OnePlus 5 without PC.