How To Root OnePlus One CyanogenMod 12S Lollipop

If you have already installed CyanogenMod 12S Lollipop ROM on your OnePlus One, then it’s a good idea to root it. Rooting the phone means to have fully control overt your Android device.

CyranogenMod 12S is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. It is designed especially for OnePlus One device. The ROM is developed by the CyanogenMod team and brings Lollipop to OnePlus One. Being a Custom ROM CyanogenMod 12S is optimised to be faster and brings tons of customizations on your device.

Even if you have installed CyanogenMod 12S on OnePlus one, you may want to experience new things. So the only way to customise your Android device more than installing just a few extra app or launchers, is to root that device. It will allow you to install mods, ROMs, Kernels which will change the system.

CM12 ROM for OnePlus One has a few days that is released and it has already been rooted. To root your OnePlus One on CyanogenMod 12S are two methods. The first one is with CM Root tool which is designed for CyanogenMod 12S and the other way is with SuperSU tool by Chainfire. You may have heard about the last one tool because it the most popular rooting app.

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Before continue to root your OnePlus One either with CM Root or with SuperSU make sure to meet all the requirements below:

  • This guide is only for OnePlus One running CyanogenMod 12S. Do not try it on any other devices or even in One Plus One devices that are running differently OS like OxygenOS or CyanogenMod 11.
  • Install a Custom Recovery. If you haven’t installed it yet you can check an awesome guide to install TWRP custom recovery on OnePlus One.

If you are ready then go ahead and root your One Plus One on CyanogenMod 12S.

How To Root One Plus One On CyanogenMod 12

CM Root

CM root is a tool similar to SuperSU created by Chainfire. You probably have heard about it because it’s the most popular tool for rooting. CM Root is the same as SuperSU but is designed to work better on CyanogenMod 12S ROM for one PlusOne devices. It also offers a few extra options like Privacy Guard Integration.

To root your one Plus One with CM Root, you must install a Custom Recovery. After installing a Custom recovery like TWRP or CWM you can procced with rooting for the One Plus One CyanogenMod 12S.

  • Download CM Root¬†file and put it on the root folder of your internal memory.
  • Press the Power button to turn off your phone.
  • Boot it into Recovery.
  • Flash the CM Root zip file.
  • That’s all! You have successfully rooted your One Plus One CyanogenMod 12S.


If you thought that SuperSu doesn’t support One Plus One CyanogenMod 12S than you are wrong. SuperSu suports almost every Android device. I left it in the second way because it’s recommended to root One Plus One CyanogenMod 12S with CM Root due to the fact it is designed for that ROM and has a few extra features.

If you like more the famous tool of Chainfire, go ahead and download To install it you will need a Custom Recovery.

  • Download SuperSU and move on the internal memory of the phone.
  • Boot into Recovery.
  • Wipe Cache.
  • Flash SuperSu zip file.
  • That’s all.

You have successfully rooted your One Plus One CyanogenMod 12. If you have any other question don’t hesitate to do it on the comment section below. If this post is helpful to you, I would appreciate to much if you click the Like button below.


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