Just like a Nexus device from Google, a big benefit to owning a OnePlus One
is the device's unlockable bootloader. In fact, taking full control of your OPO is just as easy as on a Nexus—no shady exploits required, you just need a few tools installed on your computer.
Today I'll walk you through what I think are the best practices for rooting your OPO. This will be skewed towards the Linux user, but the same basic procedure applies to Mac and Windows PCs as well.