Of late, it's a litle difficult to root Android devices running Lollipop and Marshmallow firmware using OneClick Root solutions.
This guide will help those who use Lollipop and Marshmallow devices to easily root their phones without fear of brick. If your device runs on a different Chipset (click here to know your chipset) and somehow you managed to flash a custom recovery without root, you can also use this guide to root your phone.
How to root any Android device via custom recoveryIf your device is an MTK device and you have a custom recovery installed, proceed with the instructions below. If you don't have a custom recovery installed already, click here to learn how to install a custom recovery without root access.
RequirementSuperSU - Download
Rooting Any Android Phone via Recovery
- Download SuperSU from the above link
- Copy the downloaded zip package to the root (/sdcard) of your phone. Do not extract.
- Reboot your phone to recovery mode.
- Select Install Zip
- Navigate to where the SuperSU package is, that is /sdcard
- Select and flash it.
- Reboot the device.
You should now see the SuperSU icon in your menu list after booting into System.
Note: Do not wipe anything in recovery mode else you will loose your data. You might also want to backup your firmware before flashing the SuperSU package, just in case.
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