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How to root stubborn Android 5.0 Lollipop Mediatek phones using TWRP or CWM recovery

how to prevent stock recovery from replacing twrp recovery

The new Mediatek (MTK) devices running on Android 5 (Lollipop) have proven difficult for our favorite One-Click Root apps to successfully root. Pending when these apps will be updated with the necessary exploits to do the job, Team Hovatek has been busy providing an alternative method; TWRP and CWM.

How do I root my MTK Android 5 (Lollipop) phone using TWRP or CWM recovery?

The procedure is the same for all the phone models listed below (and other Lollipop MTK phones not listed), the recovery image used is just what varies.

Note:

  • If your phone model is not listed below and you would like us to port a custom recovery for your phone then drop your request as a comment below
  • Only flash a custom recovery ported for your exact phone model

Procedure

how to prevent stock recovery from replacing twrp recovery

  • In TWRP / CWM recovery, tap Install
  • Navigate to the location of the SuperSU zip file you downloaded and select it
  • Swipe or Select Yes to confirm flashing
  • Reboot the phone once flashing is complete
  • Install Root Checker to verify that the phone is rooted

List of TWRP / CWM recovery images for Lollipop Mediatek phones ported by Team Hovatek

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* If your phone is not listed then request by posting a comment below

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164 thoughts on “How to root stubborn Android 5.0 Lollipop Mediatek phones using TWRP or CWM recovery

  • January 16, 2016 at 8:52 am
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    Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

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  • January 16, 2016 at 8:55 am
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    Hello hovatek
    please port TWRP for Tecno Droidpad 8H

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    • January 16, 2016 at 9:32 am
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      We’re already on it,just need testers

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      • October 10, 2016 at 11:29 am
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        Please let me test this for you

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        • October 10, 2016 at 11:43 am
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          what’t your phone model?

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  • January 16, 2016 at 11:54 am
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    Custom ROM for Asus zenphone6

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  • January 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm
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    hi
    please give updates for my gionee m2 (rom 8gb) phone ,recently i updated my my mobile from jellybean to kitkat, now my mobile i am using kitkat verison, please give update for my Gionee M2 i will be very greatfull to you Sir.
    with Regard’s
    Parakala Srinivasa Reddy

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  • January 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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    Please infinixi hot note is not there

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    • January 17, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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      Do you mean the Lollipop version?

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  • January 18, 2016 at 7:00 am
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    Please help me port twrp for wiko slide 2

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    • January 18, 2016 at 9:10 am
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      Have you sent us the recovery image and scatter file?

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  • January 20, 2016 at 8:47 am
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    pls… help with alcatel onetouch popstar.

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    • January 20, 2016 at 8:50 am
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      1. What’s the chipset
      2. what’s the version of Android

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        • January 21, 2016 at 10:21 am
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          do you have the stock recovery.img and scatter file?

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          • February 2, 2016 at 10:29 pm
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            How do i go about that?

          • February 2, 2016 at 10:30 pm
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            Go about what?

  • January 21, 2016 at 12:38 am
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    Acer iconia a811
    Doogee F5

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    • January 21, 2016 at 12:41 am
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      What’s the chipset and Android version?

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  • January 21, 2016 at 12:42 pm
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    Acer iconia a811: MTK – 4.1
    Doogee F5: MTK – 5.1

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    • January 21, 2016 at 12:44 pm
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      This post is dedicated to Lollipop. Do you have the stock recovery and scatter file for the Doogee?

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  • January 24, 2016 at 7:49 am
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    I have d stock recovery and scatter file for the Doogee f5

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  • January 24, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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    I followed the steps but when I want to boot to twrp mode using vol up+power button it keeps taking me back to tecno boot logo, am using camon c8, please assist. Thanks 08036200282

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    • January 24, 2016 at 12:16 pm
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      Which of the Tecno C8 TWRP recovery images did you flash?

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      • January 31, 2016 at 8:26 pm
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        I flashed both new and old twrp, variant 1 and 2, all to no avail, please assist as am so frustrated with inability to root my tecno camon c8.

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        • January 31, 2016 at 8:52 pm
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          What’s the build number if your phone?

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          • January 31, 2016 at 9:51 pm
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            C8-H352-A2-L-20160118.

          • January 31, 2016 at 9:58 pm
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            Ok. We’ll work on this build.
            Do you have a pc and sp flash tool?

          • January 31, 2016 at 10:04 pm
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            Yes I have a PC And the latest sp flash tool I downloaded from your site.

          • January 31, 2016 at 10:06 pm
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            What’s the present build number of the phone?

          • January 31, 2016 at 11:13 pm
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            Still same because I already installed OTA and flashed twrp before chatting you but yet no way out. Please help

          • February 1, 2016 at 4:59 am
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            We need you to extract the recovery.img for your build

  • January 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm
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    My phone TWRP was not listed. Am using Gionee p5w . Thanks

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    • January 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm
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      We’ve ported CWM for you and will list it soon.
      Let’s have your whatsapp number

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      • January 25, 2016 at 5:19 pm
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        Here is my what’s app number +2348106412942

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        • January 25, 2016 at 8:36 pm
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          A Hovatek rep will contact you

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  • January 27, 2016 at 4:50 pm
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    Pls I need a cwm for snokor z5000.sc7731/8830 android 5.1 version

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    • January 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm
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      This post is for Mediatek, not Spreadtrum.
      Drop your whatsapp number so we contact you once we port it.

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  • January 31, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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    Hello hovatek
    Please I need TWRP for Teclast P80h Tablet Version D4C4
    It has the MTK MT8163 and Android 5.1

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    • January 31, 2016 at 2:40 pm
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      We would gladly help port a custom recovery. Do you have the scatter file, boot.img and recovery.img from the phone’s firmware?

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  • January 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm
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    I have downloaded tecno camon c8 stock rom variant 2 and also use sp flash tool to flash it and also flash twrp but yet I can’t access the twrp mode to install supersu zip file, whenever I flash the twrp and want to boot to custom recovery using volume up button and power it will just power on the phone, please help great team, I can’t access my stock recovery neither custom recovery . Please help. My number on what’s app 08026700152.

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  • February 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm
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    Twrp recovery image for Innjoo max 2 3G is needed.

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    • February 1, 2016 at 11:11 pm
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      What’s your whatsapp number?

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    • February 2, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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      Please, post this at the Hovatek forum

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  • February 4, 2016 at 6:10 am
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    Hello hovatek
    Please I need TWRP for Teclast P80h Tablet Version D4C4
    It has the MTK MT8163 and Android 5.1

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  • February 5, 2016 at 10:40 am
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    Please I need stockroom for nummy note 7

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    • February 9, 2016 at 11:06 am
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      Do you have the boot.img, recovery.img and scatter file?

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  • February 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm
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    The twrp recovery isn’t coming on whenever I boot into recovery of my InnJoo max 2 plus. I’ve successfully flashed the recovery as instructed in the above procedure, but still bringing the original recovery mode of the phone whenever I boot into recovery. Pls help.

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    • February 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm
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      Flash the twrp recovery.img twice before trying to boot into recovery mode

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      • February 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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        Well, I tried that just now, still the same issue.

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        • February 10, 2016 at 9:19 pm
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          Try using Kingroot 2.4.8

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          • February 10, 2016 at 11:08 pm
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            Yes, I’ve already rooted the phone with kingroot, but I still need the custom recovery. Has the twrp recovery worked for any other max 2 plus user?

          • February 10, 2016 at 11:10 pm
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            Yes, that’s how we were able to root it.
            Try using rashr or flashify

  • February 10, 2016 at 11:19 pm
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    I’ve used rashr too, it’s still the same. I also tried flashing cwm recovery with MTK Droid tools, I still can’t get custom recovery. Maybe I should also try flashify as suggested. Thnks for the attention.

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      • February 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm
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        Pls do you know how I can flash xposed framework to the phone. I want to work on improving the status bar.

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        • February 11, 2016 at 6:00 pm
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          We’ll drop a guide on that soon

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          • February 11, 2016 at 6:20 pm
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            OK. Thank you. I will check back later.

          • February 11, 2016 at 8:47 pm
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            Ok

  • February 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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    Hi everyone, I have problems rooting my tecno c5. I followed every steps but when I finished flashing the TWRP recovery and tried to boot in the recovery mode, it showed some kind of Chinese recovery. So I am asking myself why I can’t boot the TWRP recovery I just flashed.

    Please help me.

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    • February 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm
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      Recovery mode is Volume up + Power, not Volume down + Power

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      • February 13, 2016 at 7:33 pm
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        I tried them both, none of these combination is giving me access to TWRP menu. VOLUME_DOWN + power is giving me access to a recovery menu in Chinese language (seems like stock recovery) and VOLUME_UP + Power shows an android logo with no navigable menu. One thing is sure none of them is the TWRP recovery menu.
        Anything else I can do?

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        • February 13, 2016 at 8:11 pm
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          flash the TWRP recovery image twice before attempting to boot into recovery mode

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          • February 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm
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            I already tried that. I flashed twice and booted into recovery I still got the stock recovery, I even tried flashing it three times… I’m just wondering what is different with that phone. I’m using android 5.0.2 could this be the reason??

          • February 13, 2016 at 9:36 pm
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            lets have your Whatsapp number

          • February 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm
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            Here is my whatsapp number +223*****Edited

          • February 14, 2016 at 5:01 pm
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            Ok.

          • February 14, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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            So glad I am. Successfully got my tecno c5 rooted with the new KingRoot app. Installed the TWRP custom recovery ported by team hovatek and finally successfully flashed xposed framework through TWRP recovery. Thank you for your support and your time.

          • February 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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            Glad to know

  • February 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm
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    Hi Hovatek! I have a MLS IqTab Marine tablet which is the same as Teclast p80h i think.. with a MTK MT8163 and Android 5.1. Could you please help me on how to root this device?

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    • February 24, 2016 at 11:20 pm
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      Have you tried Kingroot 4.8.0

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      • February 24, 2016 at 11:34 pm
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        Yes and it fails every time at 36%

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        • February 25, 2016 at 3:28 pm
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          Might be your internet. Another approach is flashing supersu.zip via a custom recovery

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          • February 25, 2016 at 4:25 pm
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            Thank you for replying! My internet connection is fine. How can i flash supersu.zip and where can i find a custom recovery for my device?

          • February 27, 2016 at 3:18 am
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            The download link to SuperSU.zip is in the post above

          • February 25, 2016 at 10:58 pm
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            My device is not listed on the CWM nor the TWRP websites

          • February 27, 2016 at 3:17 am
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            what’s the phone model?

          • February 27, 2016 at 3:17 pm
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            Its a MLS IqTab Marine (iQ1804_5) tablet

          • February 28, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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            Do you have the recovery.img and scatter file?

      • February 25, 2016 at 1:14 am
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        I have tried everything i could find actually but nothing worked. If you have any idea of what i could do to root my device i would really appreciate it

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        • February 25, 2016 at 3:26 pm
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          Ensure you have a strong internet connection

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  • April 11, 2016 at 1:05 pm
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    Hello I would love to have twrp or cwm recovery for Wiko Highway Star 4G (Android 5.1 / MT6752).
    I already have root (Kingroot) but all Recovery guides I tried are not working.
    Thanks in advance

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    • May 22, 2016 at 6:45 am
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      Is a scatter file included?

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    • May 27, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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      Hello, This is the full firmware. please, upload just boot.img, recovery.img and scatter file

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        • May 28, 2016 at 9:52 am
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          Try the latest version of Kingroot

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  • July 27, 2016 at 1:29 pm
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    Hi, I’d like to install T.W.R.P.
    Please let me know the direction.
    My device is Teclast P80h version D4C6
    MT8163, lollipop 5.1
    Thank you.

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  • August 26, 2016 at 10:50 pm
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    Hovatek… I must say great job you all are doing to make us enjoy the world of technology.

    Please i need TWRP/CWM for
    WKIO LENNY 3
    Android 6.0
    MTK6580

    And how to get it rooted… Thanks

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    • August 26, 2016 at 10:57 pm
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      Do you have the stock recovery.img and scatter file

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      • August 27, 2016 at 11:48 pm
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        No mr havotek…. How do i get it
        Please……..

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        • August 28, 2016 at 12:25 am
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          Search for and download the stock rom

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          • August 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm
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            If i am able to get the stock rom, what should i do with it…??

          • August 29, 2016 at 10:40 am
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            upload the scatter file and stock recovery.img

  • August 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm
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    Mr havotek, i could not find the stock rom and recovery.img of my phone online, wiko lenny 3….
    So what do we do?

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  • October 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm
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    Please port twrp recovery for my Intex aqua ace 2 with Intex_Aqua_Ace_2_V07_Indian_SER. If you want the recovery image, I can send you. Thank you in anticipation.

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  • October 8, 2016 at 6:04 am
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    Tablet acer iconia A3 A40 MT8163 android 6. TWRP – ROOT

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    • October 10, 2016 at 11:44 am
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      Do you have the stock recovery.img and scatter file?

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        • October 19, 2016 at 7:20 pm
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          Please Hovatek, help me! I need a Custom Recovery (TWRP or even CWM) for my MLS iQTab Joy (IQ1804_5) Tablet that runs Android 5.1.1 and which is UN-rootable by Kingroot, KingoRoot, iRoot, SRSRoot, TowelRoot, Framaroot, Universalandroot, Root Genius, Cydia Impactor, BaiduRoot, OneClickRoot and many more! As I have NO Root Access, and the StockROM is nowhere to be found, I can’t provide you with a valid MT8163_Android_scatter.txt file for my device. Even the latest version of MTK Droid Tools does NOT work, despite I have all the needed drivers installed! I have a fast Internet Connection by the way! If you manage to provide me a working custom recovery (TWRP or CWM), soon, I promise to donate money to you! REALLY! Only condition is, that Custom Recovery has to be able to work flawlessly on my device, in order to enable me to flash through it, the SuperSU (to gain Root Access). Thanks a million, in advance & please help me!

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  • October 26, 2016 at 7:50 pm
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    Is the root for Teclast p80h available? I have seen some comments above with people asking for it.
    My device is Teclast P80h version D4C6
    MT8163, lollipop 5.1

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    • October 26, 2016 at 8:21 pm
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      we’ve not had someone to test.

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  • October 30, 2016 at 10:49 pm
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    Dear friend Hovatek,

    After a MILLION efforts, I have managed to ROOT this MLS iQTab Joy, that was SO stubborn to rooting!!! Can you please help me UNLOCK its Bootloader (IF needed!!!), and create a CWM or TWRP Recovery for it?

    It has Ubifs and I can NOT pull the Stock Recovery in .img format somehow, unless ADB or Terminal Emulator can do that!!! Flashify failed, Rashr failed, FlashFire failed, and so on…. Easy TWRP Magic Creator, managed to produce a TWRP .img file, for me to flash, but I just can’t flash it, somehow!!! And that’s ignoring the fact that I am a little bit scared, since I do NOT have a valid copy of the STOCK Recovery!!!! Please help me!!!!

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  • November 27, 2016 at 2:45 am
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    please i need root file for this sony v10 copy it runs version 5, this the builder number a831_324_ax_cht_v10_welcome_v1.3_20160317154402

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    • November 30, 2016 at 10:01 am
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      Do you have the stock recovery.img?

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  • January 25, 2017 at 11:11 am
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    Please I need a custom recovery for Intex Cloud Tread (5.1)
    Tried with the auto CWM in MTK Droid Tools, but it just wouldn’t load.
    I will send you the necessary *.img files and scatter text. Tried everything, this thing just won’t let me root it.

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  • March 6, 2017 at 3:57 am
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    twrp for huawei y541-u02

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  • March 6, 2017 at 4:00 am
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    twrp for huawei y541-u02

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    • March 6, 2017 at 11:37 am
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      DO you have the stock recovery and scatter file?

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  • April 17, 2017 at 6:12 pm
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    Has there now already been anybody to test ist forTeclast p80h?
    My device is Teclast P80h
    MT8163, lollipop 5.1

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  • May 8, 2017 at 2:21 am
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    Hey , can you create a custom recovery either cwm or twrp for my Winds V6. I have the stock recovery.img .

    My whatsapp : +60174843523

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  • May 8, 2017 at 2:24 am
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    Can you make a custom recovery for my Winds V6.I have stock recovery.img and
    I have MT6735M chipset
    My whatsapp : +60174843523

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  • May 11, 2017 at 3:52 am
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    Please I need twrp recovery for gionee f103 lollipop.

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    • May 16, 2017 at 7:43 am
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      What Android version and Build Number is yours?

      Reply

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