In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the TWRP Recovery and root OnePlus Nord N10 5G. When it comes to custom development, there’s no denying the fact that the offering from OnePlus is right there at the top. And its budget Nord series is continuing this legacy in the right direction. Once you unlock the device’s bootloader, there stand a plethora of tweaks waiting to make a permanent abode onto your device.
These include the likes of flashing custom ROMs or gaining administrative access to the system partition by rooting your device via the Magisk App. However, to effectively carry out most of these tweaks, you might need to have a working custom recovery like TWRP installed. And in this guide, we will help you with just that. Given here are the detailed steps to install the TWRP Recovery and root OnePlus Nord N10 5G.
Benefits and Risks of TWRP and Root
Once you flash a custom recovery like TWRP, you will be in a position to flash ZIP and IMG files. So this automatically check-mark all the custom ROMs, Mods, and even the Magisk ZIP for obtaining root. And once you have gained administrative access, you will be able to lash Magisk Modules, Xposed Framework, and Substratum Themes. Along the same lines, using TWRP you could also take a backup of all the partitions on your device using the Nandroid Backup feature. However, this is just one side of the coin.
Trying out these tweaks also brings in a few risks. To begin with, the first prerequisite calls for an unlocked bootloader. Doing so will delete all the data and could nullify the warranty as well. Then once you root your device, it will trigger the SafetyNet. This will then cause an issue or two with banking apps and games like Pokemon Go [though you could easily pass this SafetyNet]. So if that’s well and good, then let’s get started with the steps to install the TWRP Recovery and root OnePlus Nord N10 5G.
How to Install TWRP Recovery and Root OnePlus Nord N10 5G
The below instructions are listed under separate sections for ease of understanding. Make sure to follow in the exact same sequence as mentioned. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
STEP 1: Install Android SDK
First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform-tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.
STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process.
So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.
STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader
Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on how to How to Unlock the Bootloader on OnePlus Nord.
STEP 4: Download TWRP for OnePlus Nord N10 5G
- You may now grab hold of TWRP for your device from the below link [Credits: XDA Senior Member eduardoa3677]
Download TWRP for Nord N10 5G: TWRP_3.5.2_10-1
- Once you have downloaded the recovery, rename it to twrp, so that the complete name becomes twrp.img.
- Then transfer this twrp.img file to the platform-tools folder on your PC.
STEP 5: Download Magisk
- Now download the Magisk App from the below link.
Download: Magisk App (v23)
- Make sure to change the extension from APK to ZIP.
- This is needed so as to make the Magisk file as TWRP flashable.
- Once that is done, transfer this Magisk ZIP file to your device.
STEP 6: Boot to Fastboot Mode
- Now connect your device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
- To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
STEP 7: Install TWRP Recovery on OnePlus Nord N10 5G
Make sure that you have transferred the twrp.img file to platform-tools folder. Likewise, the CMD window should also be opened in this folder itself. If that’s well and good, then execute the below command to flash the TWRP Recovery onto your OnePlus Nord N10 5G:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Once done, you may reboot your device to the TWRP Recovery using the below command:
fastboot reboot recovery
Do keep in mind that as of now, you shouldn’t use the fastboot boot twrp.img command to boot to TWRP as doing so will result in a few touch issues inside TWRP Recovery. So either use the aforementioned command, or adb reboot recovery, or the hardware key combinations.
STEP 8: Root OnePlus Nord N10 5G
- Now that you are booted to TWRP, go to the Install section.
- Then navigate to the Magisk ZIP file, select it and perform a right swipe to flash it.
- Once that is done, you may now reboot the device to the OS via Reboot > System.
That’s it. These were the steps to install TWRP Recovery and root OnePlus Nord N10 5G. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest. [READ NEXT: Unbrick OnePlus Nord N10 5G via MSM Download Tool].