Guide to Root OnePlus Nord using Magisk (Without TWRP)

Do you own an OnePlus Nord smartphone? If yes then in this guide I will show you how to Root OnePlus Nord with the advance rooting method Magisk. In this guide, I will show you two methods to Root OnePlus Nord one with TWRP recovery and the second one without the necessity of TWRP.

If your device doesn’t support TWRP then you can go with the second step. For this method, we will use the firmware stock boot image and patch it with Magisk.

Now let me tell you why we are using Magisk over other rooting methods like SuperSU, Kingoroot, iRoot, and Dr.Fone. Magisk is a highly advanced way to root the android systemless-ly.

This means that Magisk root android without changing or modifying the system partition. Hence you can receive OTA updates, run apps that require to pass Google’s SafetyNet tests. Unlike other methods, you have to struggle a lot to install OTA updates but with Magisk you can easily receive updates without any issues.

Also, the best part about this method is that you can install Magisk on almost any android device running Android 4.2 to Android 10. This is the reason why we are using Magisk to Root OnePlus Nord over other rooting methods.

About OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord

This OnePlus Nord is the newly launched device by OnePlus. It has some great features, Here is some Key Specification of OnePlus Nord:

  • This phone comes with a 6.4 Inches Full HD+ Fluid AMOLED Display.
  • OnePlus Nord is powered by Snapdragon 765G, which is an Octa-Core CPU.
  • It has 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of Internal Storage.
  • Moving to the OS, this device runs on OxygenOS top of Android 10 (Q).
  • Camera – It has a Quad Rear-Facing Camera of 48 MP + 8 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP, and the Front-Facing camera is a Dual 32 MP + 8 MP shooter.
  • Moving to the battery, it has a Non-removable Li-Po 4115 mAh battery, and it also supports Fast battery charging.
  • It has all the required sensors including Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass.

What Does Rooting Means?

Rooting your device simply means giving a superpower to your phone. Once you root your phone, you have the full control of your Android Device. You can do everything you want to do with your Android System settings.

The very greatest thing you can do after rooting your device is you can install Custom ROM, remove unwanted apps (bloatware), install Modules, and much more. But before we Root, we must understand the Advantages and Disadvantages of Rooting your device.

Advantages of Rooting

Here are some Pros or Advantages of Rooting OnePlus Nord

  • You can install Custom ROM on your device.
  • Update your Phone to a newer version of Android.
  • Easily install Incompatible Apps on your phone.
  • You can flash Custom Kernel to increase device performance.
  • Take Complete Backup of your Android using nandroid backup.

Disadvantages of Rooting

Here are some Cons or Disadvantages of Rooting OnePlus Nord

  • The phone warranty will get void.
  • While Rooting if you miss out on any steps then your device might get bricked.
  • OnePlus Nord will no longer Secure.


  • Before proceeding to steps make sure to Unlock Bootloader on OnePlus Nord
  • Fully charge your device, if not then you will be stuck in between the process.
  • Take the complete backup of your android
  • For method 1: You must have TWRP Recovery installed on OnePlus Nord
  • For method 2:
    • Download the latest SDK Platform tools or you can follow this guide
    • This method requires a PC/Laptop to execute ADB commands.
    • OnePlus Nord original USB cable.
  • This guide is only for OnePlus Nord, please do not try these steps on any other smartphone.
MyPhoneUpdate is not responsible for any loss or damage to your smartphone. The methods shown in this blog are not tested for every smartphone. So, try it with your own risk.

Let’s Root OnePlus Nord (Beginners Friendly Guide)

If you are completely new to the rooting community then don’t worry. We have included everything you need to know about the process of rooting android devices.

As I already mentioned above this guide includes two types of method, first by flashing the Magisk installer zip using TWRP recovery and the second method by flashing Magisk patched boot image using fastboot command.

So, let’s quickly jump to the process.

Note: Make sure to read this guide completely to avoid confusion or misunderstanding.

Method 1: Root OnePlus Nord with TWRP Recovery

  • Download latest Magisk Zip file on your OnePlus Nord device.
  • Move the downloaded Magisk zip file to your phone’s internal storage.
  • Now, boot your phone into TWRP recovery mode.
    •  Turn Off your phone.
    • Press and hold Volume Up + Power button, as soon as you see the boot screen release the Power button (do not release volume up key until you boot into TWRP mode.)
  • Otherwise, you can also use the ADB command to boot into recovery mode.
    • Connect your phone to PC/Laptop
    • Open the command prompt on your PC and type the following command.
    • adb reboot recovery
    • This will boot OnePlus Nord into recovery mode.
  • On TWRP main screen Tap on ‘Install’
  • Locate the Magisk installer zip file and Select it.

Install Magisk With TWRP Recovery

  • Finally ‘Swipe the Slider’ on the bottom of the screen to flash the file and install Magisk on your phone.
  • Once the flashing process completes Tap on “Reboot System”.

Now open Magisk Manager app and check if you see all green check on the screen. If you don’t see the app then you install it from this link – Magisk Manager APK.

After successfully applying the above steps will Root OnePlus Nord without any issues. In case you are facing any problems in any steps then do let me know in the comments.

Method 2: Root OnePlus Nord without TWRP Recovery

  • First, Download the stock boot image for the current firmware installed on your OnePlus Nord device.
  • Now, move the boot image file to your phone’s internal storage.
  • Download Magisk Manager APK on your phone and install it.
  • Open the ‘Magisk Manager’ from the app drawer.
  • Tap on ‘Install’ and again tap on ‘Install’.

Flashing Magisk Patched Boot Image using Fastboot

  • Next, tap on ‘Select and Patch a File’ option.
  • Locate the boot image file (e.g. boot.img) and Select it.
  • Magisk Manager will patch the boot image file with the latest version of Magisk.
  • Once done, the patched boot image (magisk_patched.img) will get saved in the ‘Download folder’ of your phone.
  • Now copy the final patched file to the platform-tools folder on your PC.

Magisk Patched File

  • Boot OnePlus Nord into Bootloader/Fastboot mode.
    • Press Volume Down + Power button don’t release keys until you see the fastboot screen.
  • On your PC, Go to the platform-tools folder and type ‘cmd’ in the address bar.

Powershell Window

  • The command window will open.
  • On the command window type the following commands and hit Enter.
    • Type the below command to verify if your phone is successfully connected to pc.
    • fastboot devices
    • Now, type the below command to flash the patched boot image file and install Magisk Root on your phone.
    • fastboot flash boot magisk_patched.img
  • Once Done! finally, Reboot your device by executing the below command.
fastboot reboot
  • Congrats! You have successfully rooted your OnePlus Nord with Magisk.

How to Verify if your OnePlus Nord is Rooted successfully?

  • Download the Magisk Manager app (if you haven’t already).
  • Open Magisk Manager app.
  • If you see all options with Green Tick that means your phone has successfully got root privilege.

Verify Magisk Root

  • As you can see from the above screenshot.

Conclusion –

So, this was the comprehensive guide on how to Root OnePlus Nord smartphone. I have tried my best to make this guide as simple as possible. However, if you still encounter any problems while applying the steps then do let me know in the comments. I will try to resolve your issues as soon as possible.

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I am Milind Sahu, a Tech Blogger. I love helping peoples by providing solutions for the latest Android Bugs, Custom Roms, How to Root, TWRP Recovery, and much more!. At MyPhoneUpdate, one can find everything about Android.

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