How To Root Essential Phone, Install TWRP and Unlock Bootloader

Finally Rooting Essential PH-1 (Mata) is now possible.A working TWRP Recovery is now available for Essential Phone.If you own a Essential PH-1 and looking for a rooting guide, then we have got you covered.Here we will be sharing How To Unlock Bootloader On Essential Phone and a Guide To Root and Install TWRP recovery On Essential Phone.

The Essential PH-1 comes with a large 5.71 inches AMOLED display.The display is of pixel 1312 x 2560 resolution.The device is powered by the Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM. The Essential Phone comes with 128 GB internal storage.The PH-1 sports Dual 13-megapixels and 8 megapixels front camera for a selfie.The Essential Phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat out of the Box and will get the Oreo update very soon.It houses a Non-removable Li-Ion 3040 mAh battery.

Thanks to bmg1001, Senior Member over Xda, we can now easily install TWRP recovery on Essential Phone and after that we can root it by flashing Magisk root package.Follow the steps carefully to Install TWRP Recovery and root Essential Phone with Magisk.

Rooting  Essential Phone gives you additional benefits like you can install special apps, flash custom ROMs, you can streamline your phone performance and many extra features. The real performance of an Android smartphone can only be unlocked once it is rooted. Rooting your Essential Phone, lets the user flash different Custom MODs, ROMs, and such stuff onto the device.

Now here we come with a full working guide on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Essential Phone . While rooting you have to be very careful and proceed with great caution, anything wrongs you may get your device bricked.

If you want to root your device without PC or Laptop using one click root tools, then you can follow our guide linked below

How To Root Any Android Mobile Without PC or Laptop

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For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

What Is TWRP Recovery and Some of its benefits:

TWRP is a custom recovery for Android.It is the most popular Android custom recovery.It replaces the stock recovery On Android devices.It comes with many extra features compared to the stock recovery.It needs the bootoader to be unlocked.

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  • Users Can Install Custom ROMs, MODs, Kernel via TWRP recovery
  • Users can flash system image (.img) file via TWRP recovery.
  • You can flash modding zip files
  • It is being used to install Xposed Modules
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • Users can root by flashing magisk via TWRP recovery
  • You can create nandroid backup via TWRP
  • Can remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery.
  • You can flash Custom Kernel To underclock and overclock.
  • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data via TWRP recovery.

WARNING: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk.


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Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Essential Phone (PH-1)

Root Essential Phone, Install TWRP and Unlock Bootloader

#1 Unlock Bootloader On Essential Phone (PH-1)

If your bootloader is locked then check out the guide here > How To Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Using Fastboot.Some devices like Xiaomi and Huawei phones need a unlock code.

#2 How To Install TWRP Recovery On Essential Phone

The first method you can Install the TWRP recovery then flash the SuperSu or Magisk to get your device rooted

  • Check out the Pre-Requirement Section above (Important)
  • Make sure your device’s bootloader is unlocked.Check out the link given above to unlock the bootloader if you haven’t done it yet
  • Now download the TWRP Recovery/Mirror For Essential Phone
  • Now follow the given guide to Install TWRP Recovery On Essential Phone

How to Install TWRP Recovery via Fastboot On Any Android Device


#3 Root Essential Phone Using Magisk

  • Download the latest Magisk
  • Now follow the guide to flash magisk via TWRP to get root access on your device

How To Install Magisk On Android Device [Universal Systemless Interface for Android]

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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