If you own a T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro and want to root it without using a PC, you might be wondering how to do it. Rooting your device can give you more control over its performance, customization, and security. However, rooting also comes with some risks, such as voiding your warranty, losing your data, or bricking your device. Therefore, you should always backup your data before attempting to root your device and follow the instructions carefully.
In this article, we will show you how to root your T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro without PC using a simple method that involves unlocking the bootloader and flashing a custom recovery. This method is based on the guide by XDA Developers[^1^], which also works for the regular OnePlus 7 Pro. However, there are some differences between the T-Mobile and the regular versions of the OnePlus 7 Pro that you should be aware of before proceeding.
Differences Between T-Mobile and Regular OnePlus 7 Pro
The T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro is a carrier-branded version of the OnePlus 7 Pro that comes with some limitations and bloatware. Some of the differences between the T-Mobile and the regular versions of the OnePlus 7 Pro are[^2^]:
The T-Mobile version has a locked bootloader that requires an unlock token from OnePlus to unlock it.
The T-Mobile version has a single SIM slot instead of a dual SIM slot.
The T-Mobile version has some pre-installed apps and services that cannot be removed without rooting.
The T-Mobile version receives software updates later than the regular version.
Therefore, if you want to root your T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro without PC, you will need to unlock the bootloader first using an unlock token from OnePlus. This will also wipe your data, so make sure you backup everything before proceeding.
How to Unlock the Bootloader of T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro
To unlock the bootloader of your T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro, you will need to follow these steps:
Enable OEM unlocking on your device by going to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number seven times > Enter your PIN or password > Go back to Settings > System > Developer options > Enable OEM unlocking.
Request an unlock token from OnePlus by going to this link: https://www.oneplus.com/unlock_token and entering your device IMEI number and email address. You can find your IMEI number by dialing *#06# on your phone or by going to Settings > About phone > Status > IMEI information. You will receive an email from OnePlus with an unlock token file attached.
Download the unlock token file from your email and save it on your phone's internal storage.
Reboot your device into fastboot mode by turning it off and then holding the power and volume up buttons together until you see the fastboot screen.
Connect your device to a PC using a USB cable and open a command prompt or terminal window on your PC.
Type the following command to verify that your device is connected: fastboot devices. You should see your device's serial number in the output.
Type the following command to unlock your bootloader using the unlock token file: fastboot flash cust-unlock unlock_token.bin. Replace unlock_token.bin with the name of the file you downloaded from OnePlus.
Once the process is complete, reboot your device by typing: fastboot reboot.
Congratulations! You have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro. You can now proceed to root it without PC using a custom recovery.
How to Root T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro Without PC
To root your T-Mobile OnePlus 7 Pro without PC, you will need to follow these steps:
Download the latest version of Magisk Manager APK from this link: https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases and install it on your device.
Download the latest version of TWRP recovery image for OnePlus 7 Pro from this link: https://dl.twrp 061ffe29dd