How to Root Gionee M5 and Install TWRP Recovery

Gionee M5 is an android smartphone that runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU, MediaTek MT6735 chipset, Mali-T760 GPU coupled with a 2GB RAM alongside with 16GB internal storage.

Installation of TWRP Recovery on Gionee Marathon M5 is now made available, and rooting is now possible via recovery option. However, you can flash custom firmares, ROMs and other flash-able on your Gionee Marathon M5. Thanks to team Hovatek for porting TWRP recovery on Gionee M5.

In this guide, I would brief you guys on how to install TWRP Recovery on Gionee Marathon M5 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 Gionee M5

Step 1: First download the recovery zip file from here, and then extract the “Recovery.img” and “MT6735_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 “MT6735_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.

Courtesy: Team Hovatek
That’s it. TWRP Recovery is now installed on your Gionee Marathon M5, to boot to recovery mode, simply press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button.

How to Root Gionee Marathon M5

Step 1: Firstly, download the SuperSU file from here, and move the downloaded files to the internal storage of your Gionee Marathon M5 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 Install Stock ROMS on All Gionee Android Phones- Unbrick Your Device

That’s it. Your Gionee Marathon M5 would be rooted successfully. To verify root access, simply download root checker and confirm if your device has gained root access.
Credit: Team Hovatek

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6 May 2016 at 06:52 delete

Thanks bro... 😊

27 June 2016 at 20:33 delete

***HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY IN ONLY GIONEE M5LITE***(rooted device gionee m5lite)

*#FIRST INSTALL AND DOWNLOAD ROM TOOL BOX apps from playstore & go

after downloading, (copy paste TWRP RECOVERY FILE IN YOUR PHONE'S SD CARD) open rom tool box (allow root promision)
>click rom installer
>click option
>click flash rom
>then choose TWRP RECOVERY IMG (which downloaded) click FLASH,

16 September 2016 at 16:00 delete

I need gionee m5 mini TWRP

17 September 2016 at 05:45 delete

Is it work in gionee m5 plus (MTK6753)....?

23 September 2016 at 05:14 delete

Can you please tell me how to root gionee m5 plus and install twrp recovery..