OnePlus One has recently received the OxygenOS via downloadable file rather than over-the-air (OTA) update, which requires the user to sideload and flash the firmware manually onto their handset.

Consequently, several users who installed this update have reportedly lost root access on the handset as the firmware is not pre-rooted.

Besides, the Lollipop update brings a lot of changes over the KitKat operating system, which renders the KitKat compatible SuperSU unusable.

It is ascertained that users have been facing issues with the automatic SuperSU update via Google Play Store, as the app prompts an update which is incompatible with Lollipop firmware and hence it throws an error message stating "There is no SU binary installed and SuperSU cannot install".

Hence, it is imperative to download and flash the latest version of SuperSU (v2.48 Beta) to overcome this problem.

Interested users can go ahead and root their OnePlus One on OxygenOS, using the step-by-step guide posted below.

IBTimes UK reminds readers that it will not be held liable for any damage to device during or after the root installation process. Users are advised to proceed at their own risk.


  1. Ensure your OnePlus One's bootloader is unlocked with TWRP installed on it.
  2. Download SuperSU v2.48 (alternate link) on the computer and copy the zip files to the internal storage of your phone.
  3. Back up important data and settings on the device before you proceed.
  4. Verify that your handset is already running the latest version of OxygenOS.
  5. Make sure that the correct USB drivers are installed for your OnePlus One on the computer to enable hassle free data transfer via USB cable.

Steps to re-root OnePlus One on OxygenOS

  • Power off the device and reboot it into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down and Power buttons together.
  • If the handset accidentally boots into OxygenOS recovery, just restart the phone. Now, go to Settings > About Phone > tap on Build number seven times to unlock Developer options.
  • Return to the main Settings page and scroll down to select Developer Options. Then scroll down and uncheck 'Update OnePlus recover'.
  • Once again, reboot into Recovery and you will see the TWRP screen.
  • Just hit the Install button and then navigate to the recently downloaded SuperSU v2.48 file.
  • Tap on the zip file selected and Swipe to confirm the root installation.
  • Once the process completes, you will see a 'Successful' message on the screen and at this moment click on Wipe Cache and Dalvik.
  • Finally, reboot your OnePlus One and your device should now be rooted on OxygenOS.

[Source: Android Headlines]