If you are a OnePlus Nord 2 5G user and want to Root your device, this is the best guide you can find on the Internet. This article will guide you to root your OnePlus Nord 2 5G and unlock the bootloader. There are somany reasons to root your Android device, whether you want to install custom ROM or customize your device. Rooting will provide more power, and with that, you can change every element of your Android phone from keyboard to icons.
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About OnePlus Nord 2 5G
OnePlus Nord 2 5G is the latest model of OnePlus Nord. It’s part of the Nord Series, which is less expensive than the OnePlus Series. The 6.43 inch AMOLED display of the OnePlus Nord 2 features fullHD+ resolution with a 90Hz refresh speed. It comes with a corning Gorilla Glass 5 display. It packs a 4,500mAh battery and supports 65W charging. It ships with MediaTek Dimensity1200AI CPU for powerful performance, pack 6GB, 8GB & 12GB RAM. OnePlus offers storage options of 128GB or 256GB without an expansion option. The Nord 2 comes with OxygenOS. It is based on Android 11 but runs on top of it, just like other OnePlus devices.
OnePlus Nord 2 5G comes with a triple camera setup. It comes with a 50MP primary sensor paired with an f/1.9 lens, an 8MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP monochrome sensor. It also has a 32MP front-facing selfie shooter with an f/2.5 lens. The rear camera can capture 4K videos. So basically, it is a most powerful device.
How to Root OnePlus Nord 2 5G
This article will show you how to root OnePlus Nord 2 5G using the Magisk app. We are using this app because TWRP is not available now for Nord 2 like other old OnePlus devices. The process is the same as TWRP, with few changes.
Once you root your OnePlus Nord 2 5G, you can install Magisk Modules and Xposed Frameworks to extend the power of your Android device.
Rooting also requires an unlocked bootloader. This has many advantages. For example, you could install custom ROMs or a custom recovery such as TWRP. Sometimes rooting can cause some issues with your device.
Also Read: How to Root OnePlus 9
Magisk makes rooting very simple and easy. If you want to root your OnePlus Nord 2 5G phone, follow our previous guide.
Don’t worry if you don’t know anything about Rooting Android. This guide will cover everything you need to know about the rooting and flashing process.
Note: Rooting is a complex and risky process, so you have to follow each step carefully. It can also harm your device if you miss any step. We are not responsible for any loss and damage to your device.
Before starting the procedure, you should remember some things. This will avoid confusion.
- Disable all security Locks
- Full Backup of your Android device
- You should have a computer
- 80% battery on your phone.
- USB Cable
Setup Fastboot and ADB
ADB is an Android Debug Bridge. It is a command-line tool used to flash TWRP recovery and Unlock the Bootloader of your Android phone. This acts as a bridge between your Android phone and your PC.
You have to download and install ADB drivers on your PC.
Also, you have to download and install Flash boot drivers. These drivers will allow you to flash the system partition on your Android phone.
Related: How to Install ADB Driver on Windows
The Android SDK (Software Developer Kit), which allows you to install and update recovery mode, is included. Fastboot is only possible if the device has an unlocked bootloader.
The Fastboot mode is not available on all Android devices. You have to enable it. The Fastboot mode is made possible by independent Android developers or tech enthusiasts on different phones.
- Download magiskapp App
- Stock Boot image
- Platform Tools
Step 1: Enable OEM Unlocking and USB debugging
To start the root process, you have to enable USB debugging.
To enable it, go to Settings > About phone and click on built number 5-7 times.
Now go back to settings > Developer options > enable “OEM Unlocking” and “USB debugging”.
Step 2: Unlock Bootloader
A bootloader is software that helps your device to boot the OS. This is the first thing that runs when you start your phone. The bootloader is the bottom layer of your phone that runs the main OS. This bootloader is the only way to install 3rd party custom ROM or recovery on your phone. So you have to unlock the bootloader first because it is locked by default. After unlocking the bootloader, you can root your android phone or install custom UI.
Step 2: Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Follow these steps to unlock the OnePlus Nord 2 5G bootloader using platform-tools on Windows. Before using this tool, you should have ADB devices and fastboot drivers installed.
1. Connect your phone with your Windows PC using a USB cable.
2. Open platform tool folder > type cmd in the navigation bar > enter.
3. In command prompt windows, type this command and press enter.
This command will list all connected devices.
4. Then follow this command to reboot the bootloader and press enter.
adb reboot bootloader
5. Now, you have to use this command to unlock the bootloader of your OnePlus Nord 2 5G.
fastboot flashing unlock
6. Select the Volume buttons to move the selector to “UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER” + press the power button to confirm. When you confirm this, your bootloader will be unlocked.
You have successfully unlocked your OnePlus Nord 2 5G bootloader. This command will remove all your data.
Step 3: Root your OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Now it’s time to root your phone. We have unlocked the bootloader and enabled USB debugging. We have to use Magisk app.
Install Magisk App on OnePlus Nord 2 5G
Step 1: First, you have to download Magisk App on your phone.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded stock boot file > copy boot.img file from the extracted folder > transfers it to the internal storage of your phone.
Step 3: Install the Magisk apk on your phone. Then open the app and then click on install.
Step 4: Then click on select and patch a file > find the boot.img.
Step 5: Wait for some time till it is working. It will patch the boot image.
Step 6: You can find the patched file can be found in the Downloads folder. Here you have to rename magisk_patched.img to boot.img again.
Step 7: Copy renamed boot.img to your computer.
Now you have to replace the phone’s current boot image with Magisk’s patched image to root your device. To do this, you have to follow some commands in the command prompt window.
Step 8: G to the cmd window again and use these commands to boot your OnePlus Nord 2 5G in fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
Step 9: Your phone will reboot and boot into the fastboot mode.
Step 10: Once rebooted, type the below command to flash our patched boot image file.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Step 11: Once flashing is done, type the below command to Reboot your OnePlus Nord 2 5G phone.
Now open the Magisk App and see if your phone is rooted or not.
These are the steps for rooting the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. Rooting Nord 2 5G via the patched Boot.img is the only way now because we don’t have TWRP recovery. Once released, we will update this article.
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