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How to Root OnePlus 8T: Step by Step Guide



OnePlus has launched the 8-series earlier this year. OnePlus 8T comes with excellent specifications including the ultra-smooth 120Hz refresh rate display, 65W WARP charge, and features a 48MP primary camera. Also, it is powered by the top-notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with the support of 5G connectivity. OnePlus’s Oxygen OS is pretty good on its own, yet, if you want to install some custom ROMs on their OnePlus 8T, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will discuss how to root OnePlus 8T. Before rooting, you will need the unlocked bootloader, and you need not worry as we got that covered too. We will also discuss how to unlock bootloader in OnePlus 8T. So, without any further ado, lets head into the article.

What is Rooting?

Before rooting, you must know what rooting is. We will briefly explain the whole concept of rooting for you. Rooting a device gives the administrator permission to the user. A user with a rooted device has full access to the device and can install custom ROMs and some applications that are not available for normal users. Rooting a device has its pros and cons like – having full access to your device, installing custom ROMs, etc. and disadvantages include voiding the warranty and boot loop sometimes.

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How to Unlock Bootloader in OnePlus 8T?

As mentioned above, you will need to unlock the bootloader first. So let us begin with the prerequisites first:


  1. Full Backup as unlocking will erase all the data on your device.
  2. ADB & Fastboot drivers – DOWNLOAD
  3. Battery 75%+ (Max. recommended)

Steps to Unlock Bootloader in OnePlus 8T:

  • Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your PC.
  • On your smartphone, head to Settings -> About Phone and there tap on “Build Number” 7-8 times to enable developer options.
  • Now go back to Settings -> System -> Developer Options and enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging. For convenience, also enable the advanced reboot option.

  • Now long-press the power button, you will see some extra options, from there select “Bootloader”. Now you will boot into fastboot mode.
  • Now connect your device to the PC.
  • Now open the ADB and Fastboot drivers folder and replace the location tab text with “CMD” and hit enter.

  • Now type the below command to know that is your device is connected or not:

fastboot devices

  • If the output is some random device ID, then you are good to go. However, if it does not list your device, then try to reboot to bootloader and reconnecting your device.
  • Now enter the below command to proceed:

fastboot oem unlock

  • The above command will send a prompt on your device. On your device, use volume keys and toggle for “Unlock the Bootloader” and press the power button.
  • Now all your data will be wiped, and your device will reboot automatically.

How to Root OnePlus 8T?

So, as you have unlocked bootloader, you can proceed for further rooting your device. So now let’s begin with pre-requisites first.


  1. Full backup
  2. Magisk Manager APK – DOWNLOAD
  3. Firmware
  4. ADB & Fastboot Drivers
  5. Unlocked Bootloader

Note: Make sure that you have downloaded the same firmware that you are running on your device.

Steps to Root OnePlus 8T:
  • From downloaded firmware, extract the boot.img and transfer it to your smartphone.
  • Install Magisk Manager app on your smartphone.
  • Open Magisk Manager app and click on Install -> Install, and choose “Select and Patch a file“.

  • Now locate the boot.img and select it. It will start patching the file.
  • After patching, the file will be saved in Magisk folder names as “magisk_patched.img“.
  • Now copy the patched file in PC -> ADB folder and rename the file to boot.img.
  • Boot your smartphone to fastboot mode and using the same steps given in the bootloader section.
  • Now on PC open the command window by replacing the location tab text with “CMD” in the ADB folder.
  • Now check that if the device is connected or not by the below command:

fastboot  devices

  • Now enter the below command to flash the boot image:

fastboot flash boot boot.img

  • It will start flashing the file. After completion, reboot your phone into system, and Voila you have successfully rooted the device.

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