Saturday, 16 November 2013

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How to install CWM TWRP Recovery on XOLO Q800

First Things to Know,
1) Xolo Q800 can be un-bricked with tool named SP FLASH TOOL
so don't worry if you are facing a boot-loop (Your phone is freezing on Xolo Logo)

2) There is no other method than installing CWM (or TWRP) Recovery to Root your phone (to give phone Superuser Access)

3) There are Three Other Same Phone Models in other Countries Known as Gionee Dream D1, AllView p5 Quad and Fly IQ446 (their ROM's could work on this phone as their Hardwares are same.

Install CWM Recovery (or TWRP Recovery)
(do at your own risk, I am not responsible if your device bricked or exploded or get any kind of damage :P)
(note: Procedure to install CWM Recovery and TWRP recovery are almost same, it's upto you which one you wants)

You will need Following Things to Install CWM Recovery (or TWRP Recovery)
WIthout PC

STEP 1: Download Farmaroot 1.5.3 APK from this link
Install framaroot
STEP 2: open app and select super su from dropdown menu
Select boromir now n reboot your phone.
STEP 3: Now Download Recovery for your device
TWRP for Xolo Q800-link
CWM for Xolo Q800-link
CWM for Xolo Q700-link
CWM for Xolo Q1000-link
Locate recovery.img and extract from rar file (you can use es file explorer or easy unrar lite for that)
Now place recovery.img in root of your SD card
STEP 4: Download Mobile Uncle tools from play store
STEP 5: Open Mobile Uncle tools and select Recovery Update (as in pic below)
Following Screen will pop up showing recovery.img, select recovery.img n select ok, then reboot into recovery n viola your phone is rooted n you flashed recovery too

CONGRATULATIONS!!! you have successfully rooted your xolo

PC Require

1) CWM Recovery (Download Here) MIRROR
2) TWRP Recovery (Download Here) MIRROR
3) SP Flash Tool (Download Here)  MIRROR
4) SuperUser (CWM Flashable Zip) (Download Here)
5) Drivers For Xolo q800 (Vcom Drivers - Needed to use with SP Flash Tool) (Download Here) MIRROR
6) ADB Drivers (Optional if you need for some debugging) (Download Here)

Let's Start

1) Download and Extract SP Flash tool from Above Link

2) Extract VCOM Drivers on Desktop

3) Switch off you Xolo q800 and just plug usb data cable into it, don't switch on device

4) Go to Device Manager and you will see Gxxx (New device)

5) Right Click it (click on update driver and locate Vcom folder you extracted early)
(note: if you are using Windows 8 then you must turn of Digital Driver Signing enforcement to install this drivers successfully) 

6) After Successfully Installed Driver Start SP Flash tool from Extracted Folder

7) Click on File and select open scatter Loading file

8) Select Scatter loading file from extracted CWM recovery Folder click Open

9) CWM Recovery should automatic Loaded, if not make sure you have selected proper CWM Recovery.img

10) Select Window in Menu then click on Write Memory

11) go to Write Memory, click on Open RAW image, select proper CWM recovery.img, Click on EMMC, set the values as shown in the Image below 

12) Remove your phone if connected to USB, Switch it off, we need it switched off only dont connect USB yet,
Click on Write Memory button as shown in below image, after clicking that button then Connect your phone to USB cable (in switched off mode) if you have installed drivers properly it will start the process

13) When you connect your phone, PreLoader will detect your phone and Will start loading, (you will see the RED bar loading)
14) After PreLoader Finishes, Recovery.img will be pushed to your phone, (you will see green bar loading)

15)After Completion you will see a Green OK box, simply close it and done

Congratulations You have successfully installed CWM Recovery,
too boot into Recovery, 
Press and Hold Volume+ key and Power On key for 5-10 Seconds and Done!
(some phones will not boot with this Combination, try second one)
Press and Hold Volume+ key and Power On key for 2 Sec, then Release Volume + key for 1 Sec, then Release Power On key for 1 Sec, then again press and Hold Volume + key and Power On Key

or Reboot in Recovery by installing ROM manager on your Device.. :)
Those Who want to install TWRP Recovery should follow same steps with TWRP recovery.img

For those who want to move to TWRP from CWM here is the easiest way to do so
Download the choice of TWRP you want
Install (Flash) through CWM
Reboot and next time you enter Recovery mode you’ll get TWRP

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  1. You can also use the app ROM Manager by Koush to install CWM directly from the phone. I found it more easy to do so.


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