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[Development] How to root Tecno Camon C8 running on Marshmallow (Android 6)

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(This post was last modified: 09-20-2017, 04:41 PM by X3non. )

[Image: Hovatek_how_to_root_tecno_c8_marshmallow.png]

Tecno recently released Marshmallow for the Tecno C8. For those having difficulty upgrading, we’ve created an SP Flash tool compatible ROM Dump and will upload it soon. For those who have successfully upgraded their Tecno C8 to Android 6.0, Team Hovatek has created this brief guide to enable you root your Tecno C8.

How can I root my Tecno C8 after upgrading to Marshmallow (Android 6.0)?



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Hovatek says:
May 15, 2016 at 5:55 pm
Sorry about that. What’s your phone’s build number?
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Charlae4ive says:
May 20, 2016 at 8:12 am
Please how can i boot to recovery mode on my Camon C8 running Android 6.0 ? Anytime i try to boot to recovery mode it will only show me No Command.
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Hovatek says:
May 20, 2016 at 9:27 am
Press the power button once when it shows no command
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Charlae4ive says:
May 20, 2016 at 3:37 pm
Thanks…is it a must i use a pc be4 i can gain root acces because i dont hv a pc
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Hovatek says:
May 21, 2016 at 10:57 am
For now, Yes
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Charlae4ive says:
May 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Can I hope for another method soon that doesn’t require a PC?
Hovatek says:
May 21, 2016 at 7:37 pm
We’re optimistic about that
Charlae4ive says:
May 21, 2016 at 9:50 pm
I hope to get it soon…I will wait until it comes….
Hovatek says:
May 22, 2016 at 6:45 am
Ok
Rakibu says:
June 10, 2016 at 4:03 am
6.0
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Hovatek says:
June 10, 2016 at 10:30 am
What’s the build number
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Stormy David says:
May 29, 2016 at 8:11 am
good job head up team
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Hovatek says:
May 29, 2016 at 8:18 am
Thanks. Don’t forget to share using the Social buttons
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Olorunffunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 8:14 am
After flashing CWM to my phone, I was able to boot to CWM recovery mode, I installed superuser then after reboot, my phone keeps getting stocked at the SMART EXPERIENCE page, please kindly help asap guys, can’t have access to my phone after the installation. I don’t know what I am missing…
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 8:19 am
Hope you didn’t allow CWM to root your phone when it offered to.
Give the phone 15 minutes and let’s know if it’s still stuck
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Oorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 8:31 am
After flashing CWM to my phone, I was able to boot to CWM recovery mode, I installed superuser then after reboot, my phone keeps getting stocked at the SMART EXPERIENCE page, please kindly help asap guys, can’t have access to my phone after the installation. I don’t know what I am missing… Build number: 20160425
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 9:55 am
Ok. I’m guessing your phone is running on Android 6 (Marshmallow)
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:04 am
Yes… Exactly!
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Oorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 9:35 am
No I never allowed CWM, I clicked No, does it mean it will come up after 15 mins?
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 9:36 am
No I never allowed CWM, I clicked No, does it mean it will come up after 15 mins? Should I try it again and wait for 15 mins
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 9:57 am
Download the C8 firmware @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-311.html and flash only system.img (Android) using SP flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:06 am
OK thanks, will give a try now.
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:07 am
I’ll be here to answer any question you have
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:19 am
OK… Yeah I had the lollipop firmware on my system, flashed lollipop with SP flashtool back to the phone and just finished the mashwallow upgrade of build number: C8-H352-A2-M-HiOS-20160425. My phone is back now, but I realise that I often get stuck at Smart Experience page each time I flash in CWM, installed superuser v2.66.zip and reboot the phone. What can I do to root this phone, needs it real bad.
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:23 am
So the phone gets stuck once you flash CWM?
Does it work fine again when you flash only recovery.img from the firmware?
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:30 am
Yeah… Exactly! No it doesn’t. I might be able to now boot to the default recovery after flashing mashwallow recovery.img but will never leave the Smart Experience page
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:38 am
Hmm..
I’m trying to understand.
Does it get stuck at boot animation once you flash CWM or when you flash SuperSU.zip?
I’m trying to pinpoint which of the two is causing your phone to get stuck at boot
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:53 am
I think it is CWM because this morning I earlier today I realized that I don’t have superuser in my phone memory after I flashed in CWM and wanted to install it. I then decided to switch on the phone so I can move it from my SD card to phone memory, it wasn’t coming up, it just got stock at boot (Smart Experience page) and won’t bring up the Tecno logo.
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:59 am
We’ll have to port a custom recovery for your build then
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 11:03 am
OK… Thanks Boss, will be anticipating your quick response I guess CWM is not totally compatible with build number: 20160425
Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 11:35 am
Yes. Do the read back as instructed and send us the 3 files
Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:32 am
Or do you think it might be due to my build number, because the screen shot I saw on your post is 20160415, but I upgraded to 20160425
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:40 am
Can’t say for sure at this point
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Olorunfunmi says:
May 31, 2016 at 10:54 am
I guess the problem might be with CWM, it’s making the phone get bricked at start up.
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Hovatek says:
May 31, 2016 at 11:01 am
Apparently.
Using the scatter file from your firmware, read back recovery.img and boot.img from your phone (after unbricking and upgrading to Marshmallow) using the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-526.html
Email the three files to [email protected]
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CharpManLee says:
June 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm
I really hope to get another easy alternative for rooting soon dat doesn’t requir pc
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Hovatek says:
June 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm
We’ll announce once one is
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CharpManLee says:
June 13, 2016 at 3:41 pm
Please if I root my phone will it help my multitasking ( I mean after rooting will my apps stop restarting on minimizing)??? Or is there anything I can do to help my camonC8 multitasking because my apps do restart on minimizing
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Hovatek says:
June 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm
Have you tried upgrading to the latest Marshmallow build?
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CharpManLee says:
June 13, 2016 at 3:54 pm
My phone is running the latest upgrade created my Tecno…
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Hovatek says:
June 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm
RAM manager pro should help
CharpManLee says:
June 13, 2016 at 3:59 pm
My by build number is C8-H352-A2-M-Hios-20160425

The ram manager will only work on rooted device shey ?
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Hovatek says:
June 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm
Yes
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CharpManLee says:
June 13, 2016 at 4:09 pm
I hope the above procedure will help in rooting my phonephone asper my build number?

And please am not good in falshing with sptools….hope I won’t need internet? The link in d procedure is dsame as flashing cwm recovery.IMG right????
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Hovatek says:
June 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm
Have you ever used SP flash tool?
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CharpManLee says:
June 13, 2016 at 5:10 pm
No I have never used SP flashtool before…any help for me?
Hovatek says:
June 14, 2016 at 8:03 am
See the video @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html
CharpManLee says:
June 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm
Thanks I have downloaded the video God bless
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Hovatek says:
June 14, 2016 at 8:47 pm
you’re welcome
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Niamey says:
June 17, 2016 at 11:02 am
Help! This custom recovery [Hovatek] CWM for Tecno C8 Marshmallow is not compatible to my phone built number 20160425 android 6.0.
After flash with this recovery, my phone can not boot and pass the smart experience page.
Help.
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Hovatek says:
June 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm
Was it just the recovery or also flashed SuperSU?
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CharpManLee says:
June 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm
Please this is my build number C8-H352-A2-M-HiOS-20160425. Hope I won’t get any problem…if I follow this steps to root my phone… Or maybe I should do a ROM backup incase? So I can just flash back to my phone if it didn’t work
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Hovatek says:
June 17, 2016 at 12:55 pm
you best backup if you can
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CharpManLee says:
June 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm
But its how many percent that it will work correctly?… I don’t know how to back up
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Hovatek says:
June 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Some people on the latest build have complained of the recovery image not working so Its up to you to try this CWM or TWRP 3.0.2 for C8 Marshmallow @
https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13353.html
CharpManLee says:
June 17, 2016 at 2:53 pm
Please what is TWRP??? Is it like cmw that I will get scatter file Nd recovery.IMG……..and is it the same process I will follow to root my phone??
Hovatek says:
June 17, 2016 at 3:19 pm
It’s just another custom recovery like CWM. Same procedure
CharpManLee says:
June 18, 2016 at 12:17 am
Thanks I will try it.
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Hovatek says:
June 18, 2016 at 12:48 pm
ok
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CharpManLee says:
June 20, 2016 at 10:35 am
Big thanks to Hovatek my C8 is rooted #Twrp. …. But how can I modify my system like audio loudness….streaming strength nd more
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Hovatek says:
June 20, 2016 at 10:38 am
You can post this at the Hovatek Forum
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CharpManLee says:
June 20, 2016 at 10:45 am
Thanks
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Hovatek says:
June 20, 2016 at 10:55 am
you’re welcome
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Eastwood Richards says:
June 26, 2016 at 8:35 pm
Please i downloaded the TWRP for my build C8-H352-A2-M-HiOS-20160425 and I am getting this error in sp flash tool
BROM_ERROR : S_DL_GET_DRAM_SETTING_FAIL ( 5054 ) .
[em] Obtain DRAM failed
Hint:
please check your load matches to your target which is to be downloaded
Please any help
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Hovatek says:
June 27, 2016 at 9:17 am
Hope you selected download only and didn’t touch anything else apart from recovery
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Eastwood Richards says:
June 27, 2016 at 8:34 pm
Yes please
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Hovatek says:
June 28, 2016 at 8:56 am
upload a screenshot of the error message and post the link here
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Eastwood Richards says:
June 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm
http://s1268.photobucket.com/user/kfoso/...3.jpg.html
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Hovatek says:
June 29, 2016 at 10:53 am
this is strange.
do you have the stock recovery.img for your build?
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Eastwood Richards says:
June 29, 2016 at 3:05 pm
No please
Hovatek says:
June 29, 2016 at 5:01 pm
Ok
Eastwood Richards says:
June 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm
I recently upgraded to android 6.0
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Hovatek says:
June 29, 2016 at 5:01 pm
Do you have a PC?
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Eastwood Richards says:
July 1, 2016 at 12:06 am
Yes
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Hovatek says:
July 1, 2016 at 10:27 am
try backing up recovery.img using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
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miruka says:
August 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm
i did all this and nothing seems to work, i have used all the custom recoveries and i get stuck at the boot logo. that is smart experience page, kindly give me the working twrp or cwm since the ones available are incompatible with the mashmarllow. thanks
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Hovatek says:
August 11, 2016 at 8:11 pm
Could you explain exactly what you did
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Hovatek says:
August 12, 2016 at 1:21 pm
Means you did not follow the guide.
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I tried rooting my camon 8 buh after flashing d cwm and booting to recovery mode, was not able to install supersu which I only saved on d external sd card. In d recovery mode, only d internal sd card is accessible and now I cannot pass the recovery mode. Need help pls!!
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(03-28-2017, 03:48 PM)Donhorlah Wrote: I tried rooting my camon 8 buh after flashing d cwm and booting to recovery mode, was not able to install supersu which I only saved on d external sd card. In d recovery mode, only d internal sd card is accessible and now I cannot pass the recovery mode. Need help pls!!

The guide said to copy to both internal and external storage.
What do you mean by cannot pass recovery mode?
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(03-28-2017, 03:48 PM)Donhorlah Wrote: I tried rooting my camon 8 buh after flashing d cwm and booting to recovery mode, was not able to install supersu which I only saved on d external sd card. In d recovery mode, only d internal sd card is accessible and now I cannot pass the recovery mode. Need help pls!!

The guide said to copy to both internal and external storage.
What do you mean by cannot pass recovery mode?

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I mean CWM-based recovery is d only thing I can access. The phone doesn't boot pass d tecno logo, which I believe is because I've not installed supersu. The idea of copying the supersu to only the external sd card was from another site. I wish I had met this site before d site.
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(03-28-2017, 07:57 PM)Donhorlah Wrote: I mean CWM-based recovery is d only thing I can access. The phone doesn't boot pass d tecno logo, which I believe is because I've not installed supersu. The idea of copying the supersu to only the external sd card was from another site. I wish I had met this site before d site.

seems your device is now bricked.
download stock rom @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-311.html
then flash using SP flash tool @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-159.html

when the device boots properly, then you can attempt rooting the device again using the guide on this thread.
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thanks



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