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[Development] How to root Gionee M5 Mini MarshMallow

#1
(This post was last modified: 07-08-2017, 12:33 AM by X3non. )

[Image: Gionee-M5-mini-MM.jpg]

The Gionee M5 Mini is an MT6580 powered phone running on Android version: 5.1 but can be upgraded to Android version: 6.0
Before proceeding with this guide, ensure your build number (Settings > About phone > Build number) is as follows
Code:
[sw version]
M5 min_0301_V8235
[HW VERSION]
M5 mini_Mainboard_P3 

OR

[sw version]
M5 min_0301_V8334
[HW VERSION]
M5 mini_Mainboard_P3

How to root Gionee M5 Mini running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Install VCOM drivers on your PC using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html
  • Download SuperSU 2.78.zip @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...4631642692
  • Copy SuperSU.zip to both the phone’s SD card and internal storage
  • Download CWM for Gionee M5 Mini Marshmallow ported by Team Hovatek at https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...ktLQmFkcW8
  • Switch off the phone (still with battery inside)
  • Backup your current firmware using the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
  • Copy the preloader.bin from your firmware dump to the same folder as the CWM recovery image (ensure to replace any previous preloader.bin file)
  • Flash both the preloader.bin and CWM recovery.bin to the phone using Miracle Box @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-14106.html
  • Boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button
  • In CWM recovery, you use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  • Select Install Zip
  • Navigate to the location of the SuperSU2.78.zip on the Internal storage and select it
  • Wait till flashing is complete
  • If you are prompted to fix root, select No
  • Reboot the phone normally
  • Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker



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#2
[attachment=3146 Wrote:X3non pid='96327' dateline='1483640734'][Image: Gionee-M5-mini-MM.jpg]

The Gionee M5 Mini is an MT6580 powered phone running on Android version: 5.1 but can be upgraded to Android version: 6.0
Before proceeding with this guide, ensure your build number (Settings > About phone > Build number) is as follows
Code:
[sw version]
M5 min_0301_V8235
[HW VERSION]
M5 mini_Mainboard_P3 

How to root Gionee M5 Mini running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Install VCOM drivers on your PC using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html
  • Download SuperSU 2.78.zip @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...4631642692
  • Copy SuperSU.zip to both the phone’s SD card and internal storage
  • Download CWM for Gionee M5 Mini Marshmallow ported by Team Hovatek at https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...ktLQmFkcW8
  • Switch off the phone (still with battery inside)
  • Backup your current firmware using the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
  • Copy the preloader.bin from your firmware dump to the same folder as the CWM recovery image (ensure to replace any previous preloader.bin file)
  • Flash both the preloader.bin and CWM recovery.bin to the phone using Miracle Box @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13894.html
  • Boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button
  • In CWM recovery, you use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  • Select Install Zip
  • Navigate to the location of the SuperSU2.78.zip on the Internal storage and select it
  • Wait till flashing is complete
  • If you are prompted to fix root, select No
  • Reboot the phone normally
  • Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker

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#3
(01-06-2017, 01:33 AM)ochukokaro Wrote:
(01-05-2017, 07:25 PM) X3non Wrote: [Image: Gionee-M5-mini-MM.jpg]

The Gionee M5 Mini is an MT6580 powered phone running on Android version: 5.1 but can be upgraded to Android version: 6.0
Before proceeding with this guide, ensure your build number (Settings > About phone > Build number) is as follows
Code:
[sw version]
M5 min_0301_V8235
[HW VERSION]
M5 mini_Mainboard_P3 

How to root Gionee M5 Mini running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Install VCOM drivers on your PC using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html
  • Download SuperSU 2.78.zip @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...4631642692
  • Copy SuperSU.zip to both the phone’s SD card and internal storage
  • Download CWM for Gionee M5 Mini Marshmallow ported by Team Hovatek at https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...ktLQmFkcW8
  • Switch off the phone (still with battery inside)
  • Backup your current firmware using the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
  • Copy the preloader.bin from your firmware dump to the same folder as the CWM recovery image (ensure to replace any previous preloader.bin file)
  • Flash both the preloader.bin and CWM recovery.bin to the phone using Miracle Box @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13894.html
  • Boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button
  • In CWM recovery, you use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  • Select Install Zip
  • Navigate to the location of the SuperSU2.78.zip on the Internal storage and select it
  • Wait till flashing is complete
  • If you are prompted to fix root, select No
  • Reboot the phone normally
  • Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker

Working 10000% thanks a bunch
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#4
(01-05-2017, 07:25 PM)X3non Wrote: [Image: Gionee-M5-mini-MM.jpg]

The Gionee M5 Mini is an MT6580 powered phone running on Android version: 5.1 but can be upgraded to Android version: 6.0
Before proceeding with this guide, ensure your build number (Settings > About phone > Build number) is as follows
Code:
[sw version]
M5 min_0301_V8235
[HW VERSION]
M5 mini_Mainboard_P3 

How to root Gionee M5 Mini running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Install VCOM drivers on your PC using https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-440.html
  • Download SuperSU 2.78.zip @ https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...4631642692
  • Copy SuperSU.zip to both the phone’s SD card and internal storage
  • Download CWM for Gionee M5 Mini Marshmallow ported by Team Hovatek at https://hovatek.com/redirect.php?link=ht...ktLQmFkcW8
  • Switch off the phone (still with battery inside)
  • Backup your current firmware using the guide @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
  • Copy the preloader.bin from your firmware dump to the same folder as the CWM recovery image (ensure to replace any previous preloader.bin file)
  • Flash both the preloader.bin and CWM recovery.bin to the phone using Miracle Box @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-14106.html
  • Boot the phone into recovery mode using Volume up button + Power button
  • In CWM recovery, you use the Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select
  • Select Install Zip
  • Navigate to the location of the SuperSU2.78.zip on the Internal storage and select it
  • Wait till flashing is complete
  • If you are prompted to fix root, select No
  • Reboot the phone normally
  • Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker

Hi Hovatek, for some reason unknown to me Miracle box isn't installing on my laptop, and my phone is a match to the above described build number u mentioned, I would love u to help me upload the preloader. bin on this post, so I can use urs to root my phone, thanks a lot. My email address is [email protected]
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#5
Hello, pls ur response will be very much appreciated.
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#6
(01-14-2017, 06:28 PM)Merlve Wrote: Hi Hovatek, for some reason unknown to me Miracle box isn't installing on my laptop, and my phone is a match to the above described build number u mentioned, I would love u to help me upload the preloader. bin on this post, so I can use urs to root my phone, thanks a lot. My email address is [email protected]

If Miracle Box isn't working on your PC then the preloader.bin is useless to you.
Which Miracle Box version did you download?
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#7
[SW VERSION]
m5 mini_0301_v8234
[HW VERSION]
m5 mini_mainboard_p3

i have sent the above detail of the files for the above mentioned model.
i need the root method for this.
the given method is not working for this phone.
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#8
(02-06-2017, 03:54 PM)milan.lamichhane54 Wrote: [SW VERSION]
m5 mini_0301_v8234
[HW VERSION]
m5 mini_mainboard_p3

i have sent the above detail of the files for the above mentioned model.
i need the root method for this.
the given method is not working for this phone.

You need to be more specific about what you mean by not working.
Details please

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#9
i backup the file
replace  the preloader
place the recovery and preloader in same folder
but while booting it shows error as brom:?3 error by sp flash tool
and the process willnot start using miracle box ...
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#10
(02-08-2017, 12:00 PM)milan.lamichhane54 Wrote: i backup the file
replace  the preloader
place the recovery and preloader in same folder
but while booting it shows error as brom:?3 error by sp flash tool
and the process willnot start using miracle box ...
Attach a full screenshot of the error message. This guide works pretty well

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