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[Development] How to root Tecno W4

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(This post was last modified: 06-21-2017, 08:14 PM by hovatek. )

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Tecno W4 is Tecno’s first phone to ship with / run on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. We’d compared the Tecno W4 to some other Tecno phones so head over to https://journal.hovatek.com/is-tecno-mak...he-answers for the comparison. This guide will teach you how to root the Tecno W4 if the latest version of Kingroot doesn’t work for you.

How do I root the Tecno W4?



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HANSEL says:
May 3, 2016 at 10:47 pm
Pls I need the stock rom of this phone. Got a bricked w4.
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Hovatek says:
May 3, 2016 at 10:49 pm
How did it get bricked?
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Hansel says:
May 5, 2016 at 2:15 am
I rooted the tecno w4 for a friend successfully, 5 days later he came back with a boot-looped w4. I need the firmware to flash via sp tool. Secondly is there a way to bypass google email verification after factory reset via recovery? Thanks for your usual assistance.
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Hovatek says:
May 5, 2016 at 2:19 am
We’ll upload the firmware once available.
To bypass factory reset protection, see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-12794.html
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Hansel says:
May 5, 2016 at 2:50 am
Thanks for your prompt response.
Hovatek says:
May 5, 2016 at 11:10 am
you’re welcome
Hansel says:
May 5, 2016 at 2:35 am
sorry 2 days later.
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In using the SP Flash Tool for rooting, are these instructions assuming that we are also flashing the stock ROM?


I'm using a W4 I just bought and the ROM version is newer than anything I've seen online. Basically when I try to flash TWRP using the SP Flash Tool I get the error "PMT changed for the ROM; it must be downloaded." Searching that on Google shows me the solution is to format, but since I am only flashing a recovery.img I'm not sure if formatting will format the entire phone (thats what the instructions seem to indicate here: https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html as they say in step 6 not to format unless you have the stock ROM for your exact model).

I would like to just flash the TWRP recovery to run the SU.zip but haven't sucessfully been able to flash. Any help on how to proceed would be most appreciated. 

My build number is W4-AW875A1-M-161010V10
KERNAL VERSION 3.18.19+

Thanks.
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I also just tried using the AIO Flasher tool using the following steps mentioned here: https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-466.html

All the drivers and it recognized the phone and everything but when it went to flash it failed with the following error:

FAILED (remote: download for partition 'recovery' is not allowed)

So I still cannot get TWRP on my W4. Any other suggestions?

PS I also didnt reboot right away and now the phone is stuck with text "USB Transmission OK Time 340ms Vel 32490Kb/s"

Since I cant take the battery out any other suggestions on how to reboot this thing...adb devices is no longer listing it as a device and unplugging it and plugging it back in does nothing...time to put it "safely" in the fridge Smile
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(12-27-2016, 05:59 PM)wabtechnerd Wrote: In using the SP Flash Tool for rooting, are these instructions assuming that we are also flashing the stock ROM?


I'm using a W4 I just bought and the ROM version is newer than anything I've seen online. Basically when I try to flash TWRP using the SP Flash Tool I get the error "PMT changed for the ROM; it must be downloaded." Searching that on Google shows me the solution is to format, but since I am only flashing a recovery.img I'm not sure if formatting will format the entire phone (thats what the instructions seem to indicate here: https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html as they say in step 6 not to format unless you have the stock ROM for your exact model).

I would like to just flash the TWRP recovery to run the SU.zip but haven't sucessfully been able to flash. Any help on how to proceed would be most appreciated. 

My build number is W4-AW875A1-M-161010V10
KERNAL VERSION 3.18.19+

Thanks.

Dump your firmware in scatter format using Miracle Box @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
upload stock recovery.bin and scatter file then provide the download link(s)

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(12-27-2016, 08:00 PM)wabtechnerd Wrote: I also just tried using the AIO Flasher tool using the following steps mentioned here: https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-466.html

All the drivers and it recognized the phone and everything but when it went to flash it failed with the following error:

FAILED (remote: download for partition 'recovery' is not allowed)

So I still cannot get TWRP on my W4. Any other suggestions?

PS I also didnt reboot right away and now the phone is stuck with text "USB Transmission OK Time 340ms Vel 32490Kb/s"

Since I cant take the battery out any other suggestions on how to reboot this thing...adb devices is no longer listing it as a device and unplugging it and plugging it back in does nothing...time to put it "safely" in the fridge Smile

hold the power button till it reboots.
If that doesn't work then you'll need to wait till the battery drains
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#7
Whats daas

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#8
Am looking for those element to root my tecno w4.
I cheked on google, even on hovatek by, don't find it. Please answer

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(05-07-2017, 09:44 PM)stevens2204 Wrote: Am looking for those element to root my tecno w4.
I cheked on google, even on hovatek by, don't find it. Please answer

Sent from my TECNO W4 using the Hovatek Forum App

What do you mean by Element to root?
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(12-28-2016, 08:29 AM)hovatek Wrote:
(12-27-2016, 05:59 PM)wabtechnerd Wrote: In using the SP Flash Tool for rooting, are these instructions assuming that we are also flashing the stock ROM?


I'm using a W4 I just bought and the ROM version is newer than anything I've seen online. Basically when I try to flash TWRP using the SP Flash Tool I get the error "PMT changed for the ROM; it must be downloaded." Searching that on Google shows me the solution is to format, but since I am only flashing a recovery.img I'm not sure if formatting will format the entire phone (thats what the instructions seem to indicate here: https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html as they say in step 6 not to format unless you have the stock ROM for your exact model).

I would like to just flash the TWRP recovery to run the SU.zip but haven't sucessfully been able to flash. Any help on how to proceed would be most appreciated. 

My build number is W4-AW875A1-M-161010V10
KERNAL VERSION 3.18.19+

Thanks.

Dump your firmware in scatter format using Miracle Box @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
upload stock recovery.bin and scatter file then provide the download link(s)

any update on this, as i'm facing the same problem while trying to flash twrp on my w4. i also have the same build number
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