How to Root OnePlus One on CM12S Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

OnePlus One, the flagship killer as they say, received major update few weeks ago. Dubbed as CyanogenMod 12S and based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, it rolled out OTA to users. If you have updated your OnePlus One to CM12S and now want to root it to unlock the hidden power, then you are on right track.

These detailed instructions will help you root OnePlus One running on Stock CM12S Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. If you haven’t yet updated your OnePlus to CM12S, then follow the guide over here.

Safety Guidelines

  • First of all ensure that you have OnePlus One USB Drivers installed on your computer.
  • Make a complete backup of all your important data using CWM recovery or TWRP and keep it safe.
  • Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your phone from Settings –> Developer Options –> “Enable USB Debugging”.
  • Your OnePlus One should be unlocked.


Please read each and every step carefully to root OnePlus One of CM12S Stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Firmware. cannot be held responsible if you damage your phone because it will be entirely your fault.

Files Required

  • Download CM12S Root
  • Download TWRP Recovery for OnePlus One

How to Root OnePlus One on CM12S Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Stock Firmware

Step 1: Download the root tool for OnePlus One on CM12S firmware along with TWRP recovery zip file.

Step 2: Connect your phone to your computer and transfer the downloaded CM12S root zip file to your OnePlus One storage. Also use TWRP and install it.

Step 3: Turn Off your OnePlus One and boot it to recovery mode. For that

Step 4: In recovery mode, select the “Install” option. Browse for the downloaded CM12S root file and select it. Once the process is completed, reboot your phone from main recovery menu.

Step 5: Now enable USB debugging on your OnePlus One. For that go to Settings –> About Phone and click on build number 7 times to enable the developer options.

Step 6: Go to Settings –> Developer Options and check the “Root Access” checkbox.

Step 7: Open SuperSU app and go its setting. Uncheck the option “Respect CM root setting” there to truly unlock your OnePlus One.

Now since your phone is rooted, why not play with its customization and system files?

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