While some phones have to wait for months to get even a single custom recovery, phones like OnePlus One are rocking multiple, widely popular, custom recoveries. Yes, both TWRP and CWM custom recoveries are available for the aforementioned device and getting them installed on the device is fairly easy.
The following tutorial teaches how you can install one of the aforementioned recoveries – the CWM One, on your OnePlus One device:
Files You Need
1. You must be rooted before you can install a custom recovery. Please search our site to find a root method for your device, do it, and then come back here and continue.
2. This should install the ClockworkMod Recovery on your OnePlus one. If you wish to install TWRP Recovery, please follow our guide located here.
3. Download CWM Recovery to your computer. It is the custom recovery that will be installed on your device in the following tutorial.
4. Download Minimal ADB Setup to your computer. It will help you install the recovery on your device.
Installing CWM Recovery on the OnePlus One
1. Extract files from ADB Minimal Setup to your computer by right-clicking on it and selecting Extract here.
2. Turn ON USB debugging on your device by going to Menu->Settings->Developer options.
3. Plug in your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
4. Launch a Command Prompt Window where the ADB files are located. To do that, hold down Shift and right-click anywhere on your screen and select Open command window here.
5. Type in the following command into the window and press Enter:
adb reboot bootloader
6. Your phone will reboot into bootloader mode.
7. Select fastboot using the physical buttons on your phone.
8. Now, type in the following command and press Enter. Make sure to replace recovery.img with the actual name of the recovery image.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
9. Wait for it to install the recovery on your device.
10. When the recovery is installed, issue the following command to reboot your device:
11. Your phone should reboot.
12. You’re all set.
Cheers! Your OnePlus One is now rocking the widely popular ClockworkMod Recovery. The recovery should let you install custom ROMs, mods, take backups, and so on. Go ahead and enjoy whatever it has to offer!