Before you get started, let me tell you that rooting is a simple 15 mins process but it can make your life very difficult if you don’t know what you are doing so be very very careful. I did it successfully using my ubuntu 16.04 machine. This is a very brief guide to what I did.
So 2 days back I decided to root my oneplus 2. My phone is now 10 months old and OnePlus has some rooting friendly policies, click here for more info regarding OnePlus policies.
What was my motivation behind rooting my phone?
Well, my OnePlus2 is a beast. It has 4GB RAM and I wanted to put that to work. I wanted to install apps like Greenify so that I can install a lot of apps on my phone without worrying about the power issues. Also I wanted to use some automation apps like Tasker to automate a lot of things that I do. I also wanted to install Busybox into my phone so that I can ssh to it and use it just like a linux machine.
How to root Oneplus2 ?
Well there this awesome guide on how to root OnePlus2 which I followed to do it. But it talks about doing it in windows. If you want to do it in Ubuntu then you need to install adb and fastboot in your ubuntu system. You don’t have to download and install android sdk for rooting your phone so please don’t do that.
Follow instructions below to install adb and fastboot on ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:phablet-team/tools && sudo apt-get update
Once that’s done, enter the following command:
sudo apt-get install android-tools-adb android-tools-fastboot
And once you are done with it, follow the guide given here carefully Oneplus2 Forum.
Happy rooting. 🙂