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

Nnadi Christian

Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo

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Hovatek

Mediatek only

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Arinola

Hello hovatek
please port TWRP for Tecno Droidpad 8H

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Hovatek

We’re already on it,just need testers

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ashipa

Please let me test this for you

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Hovatek

what’t your phone model?

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ayobami

Custom ROM for Asus zenphone6

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parakala srinivasa reddy

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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Emmy

Please infinixi hot note is not there

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Hovatek

Do you mean the Lollipop version?

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idi

Please help me port twrp for wiko slide 2

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Hovatek

Have you sent us the recovery image and scatter file?

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Emmanuel

pls… help with alcatel onetouch popstar.

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Hovatek

1. What’s the chipset
2. what’s the version of Android

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Emmanuel

MTK. ANDROID 5.1

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Hovatek

do you have the stock recovery.img and scatter file?

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Emmanuel

How do i go about that?

Hovatek

Go about what?

David

Acer iconia a811
Doogee F5

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Hovatek

What’s the chipset and Android version?

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David

Acer iconia a811: MTK – 4.1
Doogee F5: MTK – 5.1

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Hovatek

This post is dedicated to Lollipop. Do you have the stock recovery and scatter file for the Doogee?

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Dave

TWRP for lolli 5.1…

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Hovatek

What phone model?

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Dave

Never mind bro already downloaded it from your site..thanks a million…I downloaded the super su for infinix 510/5.1…but it din work for marshmallow 6.0….am i to download the su for marsh again? Or they are same?

Hovatek

You’re too download supersu for Marshmallow. It’s different from the one used for Lollipop.
You can download it at https://blog.hovatek.com/how-to-root-and-unroot-an-infinix-hot-2-x510-running-on-android-6-marshmallow/

David

I have d stock recovery and scatter file for the Doogee f5

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Hovatek

Zip and send them to [email protected] along with the phone model and your whatsapp number

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Clever

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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Hovatek

Which of the Tecno C8 TWRP recovery images did you flash?

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Owegbe clever

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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Hovatek

What’s the build number if your phone?

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Owegbe clever

C8-H352-A2-L-20160118.

Hovatek

Ok. We’ll work on this build.
Do you have a pc and sp flash tool?

Owegbe clever

Yes I have a PC And the latest sp flash tool I downloaded from your site.

Hovatek

What’s the present build number of the phone?

Owegbe clever

Still same because I already installed OTA and flashed twrp before chatting you but yet no way out. Please help

Hovatek

We need you to extract the recovery.img for your build

silas

My phone TWRP was not listed. Am using Gionee p5w . Thanks

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Hovatek

We’ve ported CWM for you and will list it soon.
Let’s have your whatsapp number

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silas

Here is my what’s app number +2348106412942

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Hovatek

A Hovatek rep will contact you

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oluwaseyi

Pls I need a cwm for snokor z5000.sc7731/8830 android 5.1 version

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Hovatek

This post is for Mediatek, not Spreadtrum.
Drop your whatsapp number so we contact you once we port it.

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Vladimir

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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Hovatek

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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Hovatek

Let’s have your whatsapp number

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Vladimir

Here is my whatsapp number +79062363746

Hovatek

We’ll contact you via whatsapp

Wouter

Hello,
I am also urgently looking for this. Is it currently available for this model? (Teclast p80h)

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Hovatek

That should be at the forum

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lifehome

May I know where? Can’t really see it.

Hovatek

What exactly are you looking for?

Owegbe clever

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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Hovatek

We’re you able to flash Tecno C8 variant 2 firmware without any problem?

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Owegbe clever

Yes sir, it flashed very well and it’s working perfectly. But still can’t go into twrp, always booting normal after I flash twrp

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Hovatek

Ok. Install the OTA to revert to C8-H352-A2-L-20160118
Let me know once done

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Owegbe clever

I have already Installed the OTA, am still thesame person on the upper chat With same subject, I have a PC And the latest version of sp flash tool I downloaded from your site. Please guilde me on the next step.

Hovatek

A rep will contact you via whatsapp

Owegbe clever

OTA is installed already. I have also tried flashing variant 2 twrp after that but still can’t get access to custom recovery.

Hovatek

Ok. Use the scatter file to readback recovery.img using the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-526.html

Owegbe clever

After the read back recovery. Img what next sir?

Hovatek

Send it with the scatter file to [email protected]

Owegbe clever

Mtk droid tool not recognizing my device, but I have installed mediatek drivers using pda +net,I believe my blog drivers is automatically installed since it’s a working phone, how can I remedy this?

Hovatek

You dont need mtk droid tools.
You’ll get the blocksmap info from the scatter file.
Open the scatter file using notepad++ and locate the recovery part. You’ll use physical_start_address for start and partition_size for length. At the guide, you’re to use method A which is for readback of a single file

Durktur

Twrp recovery image for Innjoo max 2 3G is needed.

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Hovatek

What’s your whatsapp number?

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Pls i need CWM or TWRP for infinix zero x506 (16+2)

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Hovatek

Please, post this at the Hovatek forum

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TMC

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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Hovatek

Have you sent us the recovery.img, boot.img and scatter file?

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TMC

Please look at the Reply from Vladimir:

Yes I have, this is a link https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pi57irj57mm74p7/AADV13ghgP6KKNo54IFlkBT_a?dl=0

It’s the same…

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Hovatek

Ok. We’re currently working on your type of recovery image. It’s the same type as Gionee S7.
Let’s have your whatsapp number

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raj

Gionee elife s7???

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Hovatek

Do you have the boot.img, recovery.img and scatter file?

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Lawal Idris

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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Hovatek

Flash the twrp recovery.img twice before trying to boot into recovery mode

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Lawal Idris

Well, I tried that just now, still the same issue.

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Hovatek

Try using Kingroot 2.4.8

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Lawal Idris

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?

Hovatek

Yes, that’s how we were able to root it.
Try using rashr or flashify

Lawal Idris

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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Lawal Idris

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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Hovatek

We’ll drop a guide on that soon

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Lawal Idris

OK. Thank you. I will check back later.

Samuel Mallé

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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Hovatek

Recovery mode is Volume up + Power, not Volume down + Power

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Samuel Mallé

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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Hovatek

flash the TWRP recovery image twice before attempting to boot into recovery mode

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Samuel Mallé

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??

Hovatek

lets have your Whatsapp number

Samuel Mallé

Here is my whatsapp number +223*****Edited

Samuel Mallé

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.

Hovatek

Glad to know

Kostas

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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Hovatek

Have you tried Kingroot 4.8.0

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Kostas

Yes and it fails every time at 36%

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Hovatek

Might be your internet. Another approach is flashing supersu.zip via a custom recovery

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Kostas

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?

Hovatek

The download link to SuperSU.zip is in the post above

Kostas

My device is not listed on the CWM nor the TWRP websites

Hovatek

what’s the phone model?

Kostas

Its a MLS IqTab Marine (iQ1804_5) tablet

Hovatek

Do you have the recovery.img and scatter file?

Kostas

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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Hovatek

Ensure you have a strong internet connection

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lilmonkeh

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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943680

Teclast P80h Tablet Version D4C4
It has the MTK MT8163 and Android 5.1
thank you!

boot.img and recovery.img :
http://pan.baidu.com/s/1dDrzCS5

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Hovatek

Is a scatter file included?

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Hovatek

Ok. Let’s have your WhatsApp number

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Hovatek

Hello, This is the full firmware. please, upload just boot.img, recovery.img and scatter file

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943680

How to root?

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Hovatek

Try the latest version of Kingroot

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Honda Malang

Awesome post.

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ebibomber

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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Hovatek

do you have the stock recovery and scatter file?

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ebibomber

I don’t have both of stock recovery and scatter file. 

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Hovatek

we cant port a custom recovery without those

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ebibomber

https://mega.nz/#!CYxylAza

Please find above link which is included both stock recovery and scatter file.

thanks

Hovatek

Decryption key?

Dirt Worship

Hello,
where you able to root your device? I am looking to do the same, thanks

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Smith John

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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Hovatek

Do you have the stock recovery.img and scatter file

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Smith John

No mr havotek…. How do i get it
Please……..

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Hovatek

Search for and download the stock rom

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Smith John

If i am able to get the stock rom, what should i do with it…??

Hovatek

upload the scatter file and stock recovery.img

Smith John

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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Hovatek

Do you have a PC?

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PALLAB DAS

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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Kovajda

Tablet acer iconia A3 A40 MT8163 android 6. TWRP – ROOT

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Hovatek

Do you have the stock recovery.img and scatter file?

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K.P.

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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Dirt Worship

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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Hovatek

we’ve not had someone to test.

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K.P.

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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abubakar miftaudeen

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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Hovatek

Do you have the stock recovery.img?

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Adithya FRK

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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Hovatek

We’ll be happy to help.
Please, create a new thread at our forum and our forums reps will provide free step by step assistance
see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-514.html for how to create a thread

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bong

twrp for huawei y541-u02

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bong

twrp for huawei y541-u02

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Hovatek

DO you have the stock recovery and scatter file?

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HM

Has there now already been anybody to test ist forTeclast p80h?
My device is Teclast P80h
MT8163, lollipop 5.1

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Shahmin Fariz

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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Hovatek

Please, create a new thread at our forum and our forums reps will provide free step by step assistance
see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-514.html for how to create a thread

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Shahmin Fariz

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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Hovatek

Please, create a new thread at our forum and our forums reps will provide free step by step assistance
see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-514.html for how to create a thread

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bright

Please I need twrp recovery for gionee f103 lollipop.

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Hovatek

Please, create a new thread at our forum and our forums reps will provide free step by step assistance
see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-514.html for how to create a thread

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gebdo

i need for infinix507

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Hovatek

What Android version and Build Number is yours?

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XNJ4

Please can you create twrp recovery for Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A20. Android 5.1, MTK8163.

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oludamiro oluwaseyi sunday

Pls port twrp for itel s11..
Love you all…
You the best tech team…

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Hovatek

First, register at the Hovatek Forum then go to https://forum.hovatek.com/forum-39.html and post a request for TWRP.
I’m guessing you wish to root right?

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oludamiro oluwaseyi sunday

Pls hovatech port twrp for itel s11..
Love you all…
You the best tech team…
Wish we could meet in person..

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O'brien

Hello guys would you please post custom recovery for itel S11

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Hovatek

What is your Build Number?

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Andrei Bogdan

vonino zun xs . mediatek m6735m .

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stargazer

Siswoo i7 Cooper mediatek MT6752

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