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Elarmix

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How to root your Oneplus 3 with a mac !​

First, read EVERYTHING and be sure that you understand EVERY STEPS before doing anything.

If you try to do anything on this post,
you accept all responsibility for your actions
If your phone catches fire or begin an nuclear attack,
it will NOT be my fault
If you try to threaten me
i'll laugh at you :laugh:

WARNING : YOU GONNA LOSE EVERYHING ON YOUR PHONE. PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP !

You need :

- Your OP3
- ADB + Fastboot for mac : https://lc.cx/okvn
- Android file transfer ( normally, it gonna be installed during drivers installation)
- Drivers for your OP3
- SuperSU for OP3
- TWRP recovery (in ADB + Fastboot files)

First step : Unlock your bootloader.

1. Unable developer options in your OP3. Tap 7 times on build number (Parameters --> About --> Build number)
2. On developer options, enable USB debugging + Enable OEM unlocking + Advanced reboot
3. Unplug tour OP3 from your computer and reboot it and select bootloader
4. Download and put ADB + Fastboot folder and put it on the the desktop then, extract it (Android folder)
5. On your mac, open a terminal console and put :
./ADB-Install-Mac.sh
6. Follow steps to install ADB and Fastboot
7. Plug your OP3 and put this line on terminal :
Normally, you gonna see a code. This is your phone
8. Close Terminal and re-launch it and put
./fastboot oem unlock
9. On your phone, use volume key and power key to select yes and continue operation.
10. Your phone gonna factory reset and reboot several times. Wait until they ask language to configure your phone.
11. Enable another time developer options, and check if " Enable OEM unlocking " is enable. If it's not, enable it.

Congratulation, you unlock your bootloader

If you want to root your OP3 :

1. Reboot your phone in fastboot and plug it to your mac
2. On your mac, open a terminal console and put :
cd Desktop/Android/Mac
./fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
3. Your phone gonna reboot. When it's finished, reboot it on recovery
4. Plug your OP3 if you have unplug it and open Android File transfer on your mac
5. Transfer SuperSU file on your OP3
6.Click on Install and choose your SuperSU file.
7.Wait a little bit and, when he say that it's finished, click on return button, and select reboot --> System

Congratulation you have install a custom recovery and root your OP3
 
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beelzebu

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Easier way
1: Download android studio. 2: Open terminal and type in cd /Users/<User>/Library/Android/sdk/platform-tools. 3: Put ur device into fastboot and unlock bl and so on.
Android studio: https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html
And drivers are not required because mac is linux based like ur android device.

using hombrew
install it:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
install tools
brew install android-platform-tools
 

Funkameleon5

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When I try to run "./adb devices" I get "-bash: ./abd: No such file or directory"
ive rooted phones in the past, but never had to do much with terminal commands or adb... not really sure what im going wrong here... assuming adb not installing correctly?
 
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    How to root your Oneplus 3 with a mac !​

    First, read EVERYTHING and be sure that you understand EVERY STEPS before doing anything.

    If you try to do anything on this post,
    you accept all responsibility for your actions
    If your phone catches fire or begin an nuclear attack,
    it will NOT be my fault
    If you try to threaten me
    i'll laugh at you :laugh:

    WARNING : YOU GONNA LOSE EVERYHING ON YOUR PHONE. PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP !

    You need :

    - Your OP3
    - ADB + Fastboot for mac : https://lc.cx/okvn
    - Android file transfer ( normally, it gonna be installed during drivers installation)
    - Drivers for your OP3
    - SuperSU for OP3
    - TWRP recovery (in ADB + Fastboot files)

    First step : Unlock your bootloader.

    1. Unable developer options in your OP3. Tap 7 times on build number (Parameters --> About --> Build number)
    2. On developer options, enable USB debugging + Enable OEM unlocking + Advanced reboot
    3. Unplug tour OP3 from your computer and reboot it and select bootloader
    4. Download and put ADB + Fastboot folder and put it on the the desktop then, extract it (Android folder)
    5. On your mac, open a terminal console and put :
    ./ADB-Install-Mac.sh
    6. Follow steps to install ADB and Fastboot
    7. Plug your OP3 and put this line on terminal :
    Normally, you gonna see a code. This is your phone
    8. Close Terminal and re-launch it and put
    ./fastboot oem unlock
    9. On your phone, use volume key and power key to select yes and continue operation.
    10. Your phone gonna factory reset and reboot several times. Wait until they ask language to configure your phone.
    11. Enable another time developer options, and check if " Enable OEM unlocking " is enable. If it's not, enable it.

    Congratulation, you unlock your bootloader

    If you want to root your OP3 :

    1. Reboot your phone in fastboot and plug it to your mac
    2. On your mac, open a terminal console and put :
    cd Desktop/Android/Mac
    ./fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
    3. Your phone gonna reboot. When it's finished, reboot it on recovery
    4. Plug your OP3 if you have unplug it and open Android File transfer on your mac
    5. Transfer SuperSU file on your OP3
    6.Click on Install and choose your SuperSU file.
    7.Wait a little bit and, when he say that it's finished, click on return button, and select reboot --> System

    Congratulation you have install a custom recovery and root your OP3
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    Easier way
    1: Download android studio. 2: Open terminal and type in cd /Users/<User>/Library/Android/sdk/platform-tools. 3: Put ur device into fastboot and unlock bl and so on.
    Android studio: https://developer.android.com/studio/index.html
    And drivers are not required because mac is linux based like ur android device.