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Friday, October 14, 2016

How To Root & Port TWRP On Tecno Phantom 6 To Unleash Full Beastly Potential

The coolest aspect of buying/choosing/owning an Android device over other OS smartphones (iOs, Windows, Blackberry etc) is your ability to take total control over the device and prune your garden (smartphone) to your taste.

Image result for android rooting image

The way to achieve this is by gaining dominance over developer features on your device and this can only be fully unlocked by rooting your device.

Rooting most android devices is a piece of cake with the likes of Kingroot (one of the most powerful root access app around) being able to root most android devices.

However, due to new security features Google added to the latest versions of the Android OS (marshmallow v6.0 and Nougat v7.0), rooting has gotten trickier for devices running on these latest Android OS versions.

The latest Tecno flagship device, Tecno Phantom 6 and Phantom 6 plus are two of such devices running on Android Marshmalow

This tutorial is on how to root a Tecno Phantom 6 device to unlock its full potential.

All thanks to Team Hovatek, for porting and deporting the rooting guides.

Requirements
1. Absolute patience in following the steps involved
2. Twrp recovery image Ported by Team Hovatek (download here)
3. Super SU.zip (download it here)
4. Unlocking the boot-loader of Tecno Phantom 6 (A6)

How Can I Root Tecno Phantom 6?
1. Copy the downloaded Super SU to both internal storage of your phone and SD card.
2. Setup ADB and Fastboot on the PC using the guide here
3. Extract and copy the twrp recovery.img into the same folder as the fastboot.exe and adb.exe
4. Unlock Tecno Phantom 6 bootloader by following the steps here

5.  Connect the phone to your PC via USB cord while switched ON and boot it into Fastboot (as instructed in the Bootloader unlock guide; remember to enable OEM unlocking and USB debugging)
6. The moment your device enters fast boot, flash the recovery.img to the phone by typing the command below then pressing Enter 

fastboot boot recovery.img

7. The device should automatically enter twrp recovery mode
In TWRP, if you get a prompt asking you to swipe to allow modification of the System partition, tap KEEP READ ONLY

  If TWRP offers to root the phone, select NO
8. In TWRP recovery, tap Install
9. Navigate to the location of the SuperSU2.76.zip and select it
10. Swipe to confirm flashing of SuperSU.zip and wait till flashing is complete
Reboot the phone normally.

Once you are done, confirm if your device has been successfully rooted by installing root checker.

Credit: TeamHovatek
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