Yes, what you’re reading in the headline is completely true. Even though the OnePlus 5T was launched just yesterday and hasn’t even made its way to users, it is already possible to root the device and install a custom ROM on the OnePlus 5T.
OnePlus is quite vocal about community involvement and custom development, so it has released the device trees and kernel sources for the OnePlus 5T to facilitate easier custom development. XDA developers are already ahead of the curve and have repacked the TWRP build available for OnePlus 5 using the OnePlus 5T kernel to make rooting the OnePlus 5T device possible.
This is an unofficial TWRP build, so we will recommend you to use it to root your device at your own discretion. It is, however, working as expected but you cannot do anything with TWRP yet because neither the device reaches you until 21st November nor are there any custom ROMs available right now. You can still download it right here and root the OnePlus 5T, once you’ve unlocked the bootloader.
In New York yesterday, OnePlus took center stage and unveiled the upgraded variant of their wildly popular OnePlus 5 to make it fit the 2017 mold. The only variation we see in these two variants is the 6-inch 18:9 display and the new dual-camera module with two equal f/1.7 aperture 20MP and 16MP lenses.
Additionally, the Chinese phone maker has given users another highlight feature seen in today’s flagship devices, i.e facial recognition. This is the latest form of biometric authentication on OnePlus devices, now available alongside the fingerprint sensor which has been moved to the rear.
So, if you had been waiting to buy an affordable smartphone that is complete with top-of-the-line specs and popular features seen in most flagship devices then OnePlus 5T should be your only pick. It is available at the same price as its elder brother, i.e $449 (₹32,999) for the 6GB+64GB variant and $559 (₹37,999) for 8GB+128GB. Are you planning to cop the OnePlus 5T? And will you root and install a custom ROM to replace Oxygen OS? Let us know in the comments section down below.