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How to Root Gionee M5 and Install TWRP Recovery


Good News the rooting and Installation of TWRP Recovery on Gionee Marathon M5 is now available, this was made possible by The Boss Team Hovatek

In this post, We guide you on how to install Root and TWRP Recovery on Gionee Marathon M5 using SP flash tools within 5 minutes

What You Need
–          Good USB Cord.
–          Recovery For Gionee M5 (Download)
–          SP Flash tools (Download)
–          VCOM drivers (Read How To Install Guide)
–     SuperSu   Download

    Special thank to Hovatek for this method for rooting and installing recovery on Gionee M5
    Now let roll to the tutorial at hand

    How To Install Recovery on Gionee M5

    1.  Extract the files contain in the Recovery for Gionee m5 zip yo download  the files are “Recovery” and “MT6735_Android_Scatter” to a folder
    2.  Put your device off
    3.  Download the SP Flash tool, and extract to your computer then launch by Flash_tool.exe 
    4. Load the scatter file from the Sp flash Tools  

    5. Navigate and select the scatter file in the unzip Twrp folder6. Tick just recovery in the Sp flash
    8. In the select option on Sp flash tools put Download Only
    9. Click Download
    10. Connect the switched off phone (with battery inside) to the PC via USB cord
    12. A progress bar should start running
    13.Wait till you get a Success message (green circle with OK), do not interrupt before then

    Nice job you have successfully flash  TWRP Recovery on your Gionee Marathon M5, to boot to recovery mode, you either boot by using mobile uncle when the phone is on or by pressing and hold Volume Down button + press Power button when the phone is off

    How To Root Gionee M5

    1.  Copy the SuperSu files to the internal storage of your Gionee Marathon M5 Boot To recovery mode (power off your device then Hold power button and Volume Key )
    2. In Twrp Recovery mode Choose install zip from sdcard navigate to the SuperSu.zip from sdcard (use volume key to scroll) to install
    3. After Flashing navigate back and reboot

    Your Gionee Marathon M5 should be rooted successfully now. To verify root access, simply download root checker and confirm if your device has gained root access.

    Read also: Stock ROMS on All Gionee Android Phones

    Now Enjoy Your Rooted Device
    Are You lost? Ask your Questions.
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    1. Followed the tutorial step by step and worked perfectly until the green circle appeard. When i try to boot into recovery with volume down and power i get factory setings and with volume up and power i get stock recovery…what do i do ?

    2. Guys, I found out how to enter the Recovery mode! Follow my steps:
      1) I hit download on sp flash tool 2 times (not sure if was something or not xD)
      2)I didn't disconnect the phone. (it was powered off, of course). I pressed ALL 3 BUTTONS in the same time
      3) Select boot into recovery
      4) Voilla! 😀


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