The Oppo OEM company are no stranger to banging out great mid-range handsets that look gorgeous. The R1L is another one of those phones that fits the profile brilliantly. With that said, it’s no different to any other Android-based smartphone where the manufacturer and phone carrier add unwanted bloatware, enforce a set of restrictions and essentially lock the system internals away so customers like yourself cannot use the device as well as you otherwise could.

There’s only one way to change that: fix your Oppo with root access and start installing root-only applications from the Google Play Store to better your device performance. Furthermore, you can flash custom ROMs and completely change the look and feel of your device until it’s almost unrecognizable.

Oppo R1L

Rooting a device isn’t the easiest thing in the world because there’s always something that can go wrong like bricking. We are using a one-click exploit today which generally works for a few different firmware versions so you run less risk of flashing the file on a software update that wasn’t intended. If you are reading this post close to the time of release then it will undoubtedly work for you.

You want to turn on the Oppo R1L and point the device to Settings > Developer Options > Allow permissions for the USB Debugging Mode. What if I don’t see the Developer list? You need to head out of there, point to Settings > About Device and tap the firmware build number seven times to unlock the hidden Developer Options menu. Now it’s available from the same Settings menu where it was invisible before.

You do not need to turn off the Developer Options menu after it’s enabled. Some people ask how to get rid of it as if they are running their devices in a special developer mode. That is not true. You’ve just unlocked an extra menu; the way you use the device is no different. With that being said, there is a way in which an Android user can hide that menu once more if they prefer to have less clutter within the Settings. To do that you should point to Settings > Apps/Applications > Swipe from right to show All apps > Settings App > Clear Data and the Developer Options is now disappeared.

If for some reason you cannot see that path on your Android handset there’s another way to hide the Developer Options menu. To do that you want to take a factory reset by pointing to Settings > Backup/Reset > backup My Data > factory reset. It’s essential you backup first. And don’t worry, the data stored on the internal SD card is never wiped during a factory reset. It will restore that data once again after you regain control of the phone and choose to restore the old data.

How to root the Oppo R1L smartphone

  1. Download the required package here.
  2. Save the file directly to the desktop of the computer.
  3. Unzip the file and click the mouse over the executable file. From there you must begin following the on-screen instructions the program dishes out.
  4. Now connect the Oppo R1L to the computer with the USB cable.
  5. Run the iRoot tool.
  6. Wait for the tool to notice your device that’s plugged in before choosing the “root” button.
  7. Wait while the tool does its thing and flashes the device.

That’s it! You are now finished with the program and ready to start thinking about flashing a custom ROM or heading directly to the Google Play Store where you can install some applications that weren’t useful before. The first on that list you might want to try is the root checker app.