How to Root Tecno L5 and Install TWRP Recovery

Tecno L5 is an android device running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop operating system, and powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor coupled with a 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and massive 5000 mAh battery. We tried root exploit for the smartphone and none worked… thanks to Team Hovatek for providing us with TWRP Recovery file for Tecno L5, which now makes rooting possible.

With the TWRP Recovery file, we can easily install the SuperSU file via recovery mode… we can also install custom roms, firmwares, boot files and other flashables.

In this guide, I would brief you guys on how to install TWRP Recovery on Tecno L5 using SP flash tools and then rooting follows.

-          SP Flash tools (Download)
-          VCOM drivers (Read installation guide)
-          Recovery Image (Download)
-          USB cable for communicating the device with your PC.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on Tecno L5

Step 1: First download the recovery zip file from here, and then extract the “Recovery.img” and “MT6580_Android_Scatter.txt” file to the desktop screen of your computer or create a folder and extract to it, as seen in the image below.

Step 2: Now, power off your device, and remove the battery if possible.

Step 3: Next, download the SP Flash tool, and extract the files to your computer. You should get the following files as seen below, after extraction.

Step 4: From the extracted files, open Flash_tool.exe

Step 5: Once the flash tool is launched, then click on the download/upgrade tab and click on scatter loading button

Step 6: Now, locate the “MT6580_Android_Scatter.txt” file, which is on your desktop.

Step 7: After that, click download to begin flashing process.

Step 8: Immediately, connect your device (without battery if possible) to your computer via USB cable, and press Volume Down or up key, so it would be detected easily by your computer.

Step 9: The Flashing process would be in progress, and a Green button would appear once the process is completed.

That’s it. TWRP Recovery is now installed on your Tecno L5, to boot to recovery mode, simply press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button.

How to Root Tecno L5

Step 1: Firstly, download the SuperSU file from here, and move the downloaded files to the internal storage of your Tecno L5 device.

Step 2: Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button).

Step 3: After that, go to the recover main menu, and then choose install, and then select the SuperSU Zip file and flash immediately.

Step 4: Once the installation process is completed, simply go back main recovery menu and tap on Reboot system, and your device would be rebooted.

Read also: How to Unbrick a bricked Tecno L5 [Download Stock ROM]

That’s it. Your Tecno L5 would be rooted successfully. To verify root access, simply download root checker and confirm if your device has gained root access.
Credits: Team Hovatek

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