How to Root OnePlus 9 (Without TWRP)

Root OnePlus 9: If you are a OnePlus 9 user and want to Root your device, this is the best article. In this article, we will guide you to root your OnePlus 9 and unlock the bootloader. There are so many reasons to root your Android device, whether you want to install custom ROM or customize your device. But, installing 3rd party ROM or change system files can be complex sometimes. So let’s start with specs.

OnePlus 9 Features

OnePlus is a well-known developer-friendly OEM which means you can easily customize your phone system settings and flash 3rd party ROMs on your device. One Plus 9 is one of the most popular smartphones from OnePlus, launched in India on 23rd March 2021. The OnePlus 9 comes with a 48MP + 50MP + 2MP triple primary camera setup. A snapdragon 888 processor and paired with 8GB Ram and 256GB storage. It has 6.55 inches (16.64 cm) 402 PPI, Fluid AMOLED display. The OnePlus 9 ships with a 4500 mAh battery and USB Type-C port to provide power to your phone.

Now, let’s start our rooting process.

How to Root OnePlus 9 – Complete Guide

This article will show you how to root OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus 9 using Magisk app. We are using this app because TWRP is not available now. If you have already used TWRP, then it will be very helpful for you. Some steps may be different, so follow each step very carefully.

Magisk makes rooting very simple and easy. If you are looking to root your OnePlus Nord phone, then 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 process, so you have to follow each step carefully. It can also harm your device if you missed 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.

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.


Step 1: Enable OEM Unlocking

It is very important to enable USB debugging for the root process.

To enable it, go to Settings > About phone and click on built number 5-7 times. This will enable the developer option on your phone.

Now go back to settings > Developer options > enable “OEM Unlocking” and “USB debugging”.

Log out of your Google account and make sure that your internet connection is working fine.

Step 2: Unlock Bootloader

A bootloader is a small software that helps your device to boot the OS. This is the first thing that runs when you turn on 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. After unlocking the bootloader, you can root your android phone or install custom UI.

Step 2: Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus Nord

Follow these steps to unlock the OnePlus 9 bootloader using platform tools on Windows. Before using this tool, you should have ADB devices and fastboot drivers installed on your PC.

1. Connect your phone with a PC using a USB cable.

2. Open platform tool folder > type cmd in address bar > enter.

3. In command prompt windows, type this command and press enter.

fastboot devices

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.

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 9 bootloader. This command will remove all your data.

Step 3: Root your OnePlus Nord

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

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 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 9 phone.

fastboot reboot

Now open the Magisk App and see if your phone is rooted or not.

Enjoy !!

Final Words

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