Root OnePlus 7T/Pro Oxygen OS Android 10 using Magisk

OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro are Specs Beast, and Real-time they perform more than expected. Android 10 Oxygen OS is way better than all Custom OS. It is near Stock Android, So there will be no colorful cartoon icons. When you want to root and didn’t use Oxygen OS before, I advise you to try this UI for some days. You will fall for this UI. You need TWRP to install Custom ROMs. But, the below method is based on the Magisk method. If your purpose is to use Root apps, Yes, this method is for you. If you are a regular user and want to use Root apps for a few tasks, You can try with Emulators. Yes, With these Specs, You won’t notice a lag in Emulators. If you are a Developer or regular Root apps user, you can follow the below guide to root your mobile.
OnePlus 7T Pro Back Side on the Table

Why should you Root OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro?

We thank XDA Developers- topjohnwu and HolyGuy (Who successfully tested this method) Without their hard work, We can’t make this method. Coming to root, you should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a minimum of 8/12 GB RAM and Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ processor, You can use this mobile without root for 4-5 Years If you use correctly. Software is better compared with other manufacturers, Custom skin OS. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile it can become fast. No. Rooting is to extract some performance from the device. But, you already have Powerful specs and software. So, If you are addicted to some root apps, you can root. But, if you want to test, I won’t recommend it.

How to Root OnePlus 7T Pro Android 10 Oxygen OS (International versions)

OnePlus 7T Pro International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some carrier locked devices. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

But In the below method, we are going to Root this device by using Magisk. You can install Official TWRP using the official App when it is released. TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file that must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install Magisk on OnePlus 7T Pro. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

You can flash TWRP once it is available. With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the Custom ROMs into your OnePlus 7T Pro. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the Magisk present on your device, you can easily install any root apps. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement StepsOnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the ‘Advanced Reboot.’ There is no complicated process in OnePlus 7T/Pro.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this, For Both Devices- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time.

OnePlus 7 Pro Fastboot mode Warning Screen

  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message. If it is the first time to boot fastboot, Advanced-> Reboot to Fastboot.

  • Now, connect the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the device, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your mobile. If you are detected, type below commands.
  • fastboot oem unlock

OnePlus 6T OEM Unlock PC

  • Hit enter, you will prompt to select an option in your mobile, Select Unlock Bootloader.

Unlock Bootloader OnePlus 5 and 5T

  • After the process complete, It will boot into the regular operation. Now you have Unlocked Bootloader.

  • Check again enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the “Advanced Reboot.” Sometimes they disabled themselves after the boot.

Preparing Patched Boot Image file

  • Download OnePlus 7T/Pro Firmware and save it on your PC (Full Fastboot file, not OTA). Your Current OS version and Downloaded Version should be the Same.
  • You can use Phone Info to know your firmware version.
  • Download 7Zip-ZS Install on your PC. Extract the files in downloaded firmware using 7Zip-ZS. You will get a lot of data. Copy boot.img file to your mobile.

OnePlus 7T Pro Extracted Boot Image File

  • Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile. Open Installed Magisk and Select Install in Magisk; it will ask For zip file and Patch Boot Image File. Select the Boot Image file.

Magisk Boot Image File

  • Navigate to your copied Boot Image File and patch the file as .img format.

Magisk Firmware Patch Process

  • Wait for the process to complete, In the end, you will get magisk patched .img file. The .img file will be in the same folder where you have the boot.img.
  • Copy magisk_patched.img file to your PC. Rename the file to boot.img again.

Flash Patched Recovery Image using ADB and Fastboot

OnePlus 7T Pro Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your device. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this- Press and hold down the Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for some time.
  • Press the Volume Up button to continue when you see the warning message.

  • Now, connect the OnePlus 7T Pro mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot devices
  • It should display the connected devices. If you didn’t get the mobile, restart the command prompt and Disconnect and Connect your OnePlus 7T Pro. If you are detected, type below command and Hit Enter.

fastboot flash boot img

  • fastboot flash boot boot.img
  • After the process complete, Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit Fastboot mode. When the screen goes off, Immediately Press Volume Up + Power buttons to boot into Recovery mode.
  • After entering into Stock recovery mode, Go to Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Select Yes to wipe data. It will erase your saved data in your device. Don’t Boot into OS, Read below Boot stages before booting.

Boot into Rooted OS

  • Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release all the keys once the Bootloader warning appears. You have to set up your device like a new device. You can select the root status using the Root Checker.
  • Stock Recovery Boot – Press and Hold Volume Up + Power buttons, release keys while you hold the Volume Up key.

Magisk Advanced Settings

  • You will see Magisk Manager in your App drawer. If you can’t find the app, you can install Magisk Manager on your mobile. After open, the app, Go to Advanced>> Turn on Preserve force encryption and Preserve AVB 2.0/dm-verity.

What More?

In my opinion, you don’t need rooting for your OnePlus 7T Pro. If you thought you could Improve Performance By root; With the Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855+ Octa-Core processor and 8/12 GB RAM, your device can perform well. If you don’t know how much RAM you need, You will never use this much RAM. You should not Boot into Normal OS Booting, by pressing the power button, after firmware flash. It will boot you to a Non-Rooted environment. If you accidentally urged and boot frequently, Don’t panic, after setup everything, switch off your device and boot into Rooted OS using above mentioned keys. Don’t Install any apps other than trusted sites on rooted devices. Third-party site apps can contain some background codes. So, Check twice before installing those apps.

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2 thoughts on “Root OnePlus 7T/Pro Oxygen OS Android 10 using Magisk

  1. You should make one change to your guide:
    You do not have to flash the boot image, just boot from its with; adb boot boot.img.

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