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[ROOT] [Kitkat] [JellyBean] [Gionee] [S5.5] Easiest way to Root GIONEE ELIFE S5.5

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By Eklovya, Senior Member on 20th June 2014, 12:14 PM
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This is the simplest and the easiest way to root GIONEE ELIFE s5.5 World's Slimmest Smartphone

Pre-Requisites


1. Gionee Elife s5.5 Smartphone
2. A USB Cable
3. DRIVERS
4. ROOTGENIUS


Steps to ROOT :


1. Install the DRIVERS given above.
2. Enable USB DEBUGGING ( Settings --> Developer Options --> USB DEBUGGING )
3. Connect USB with phone and PC
4. Run ROOTGENIUS
5. Click I accept and ROOT
6. On ELIFE S5.5 choose I AUTHORIZE
7. Wait for few minutes and VOILA DONE !!!!!!



NOTE : THIS TUTORIAL IS ONLY FOR ROOTING.
ROOTING WILL VOID YOUR WARRANTY FOR SURE.
I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE.
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.


Special thanks to : xlnzee for pointing me towards the MTK DRIVERS



NOTE : ON JELLYBEAN IT WORKS SOMETIMES and SOMETIMES IT DOESN'T WORKS


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ROOT KITKAT 4.4.2


Just download the zip file and extract it into a folder.

After that make sure you install the drivers before you start rooting your phone.

NOTE: this tool is based on Chinese, so you need to do according

1. Connect your phone with usb debugging on.
2. Click the root tool.
3. Connect the phone with PC, it will check automatically, may take 1-2 mins. After checking, it will shows the root information here, if your phone is unrooted it will show a green button with Root on it just click on that and it will start automatically.
Please note: your phone will be restarted at least one time. Please do not operate.
4. After finishing it will show you phone is rooted Successfully. And the Superuser has been installed on your phone already.(which is vRoot)

Good luck. Donít try this if you donít know what you are doing.


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20th June 2014, 05:08 PM |#2  
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Hey, does this method work on the Indian version?

---------- Post added at 09:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:18 PM ----------

Hey, I tried rooting, but it says "Such a tough phone" and root failed... What am I doing wrong? I followed all the steps...
20th June 2014, 08:05 PM |#3  
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Hey, does this method work on the Indian version?

---------- Post added at 09:38 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:18 PM ----------

Hey, I tried rooting, but it says "Such a tough phone" and root failed... What am I doing wrong? I followed all the steps...

Yes ! It works on Indian version as for now it is only tested on INDIAN VERSION of S5.5


Did you authorised the permission while it was at 14%-21%??

it ask for authorization

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21st June 2014, 04:02 PM |#4  
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Yes... It asked if I wanted to install Root Genius and Google does not recommend it etc etc... It asked for permission about 4-5 times... Then the phone restarted... But it still says "Such a tough phone"... Help me bro! Afterwards I retried rooting it... It did not ask for any permission, simply restarted, and failed again...
22nd June 2014, 12:12 AM |#5  
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Yes... It asked if I wanted to install Root Genius and Google does not recommend it etc etc... It asked for permission about 4-5 times... Then the phone restarted... But it still says "Such a tough phone"... Help me bro! Afterwards I retried rooting it... It did not ask for any permission, simply restarted, and failed again...


I am confused

for the first time I was not able to make my phone detected by ROOT GENIUS

Then in the first try it rooted
Did you updated your Indian s5.5 to the 100 mb update that was given OTA ?

Try again once and this time keep the screen on and see what happens on the screen
22nd June 2014, 11:03 AM |#6  
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Yes I have updated it via OTA. I connected the phone with USB debugging enabled, started Root genius, and clicked on root. At 27% it asked for permission on my phone for installing Root Genius, I checked "I understand..." and clicked Install Anyway, this happened 4 times, and I gave it permission every time. The phone rebooted, but rooting failed.
BTW : I tried tethering it for internet via PDAnet+, but it failed saying that drivers are not installed properly. You can see in the screenshot that GIONEE S5.5 driver is not installed. Is that the problem? If so, how to solve it?
P.S. I also tried Kingo Root, but it does not even detect the phone!
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24th June 2014, 05:40 PM |#7  
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Can anybody please confirm if this method is working for them?
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Can anybody please confirm if this method is working for them?

It worked on the very first time in my s5.5 but i remember me thing before rooting it this way i did factory reset of my phone


try this if it works for you

adb is not the issue because the root genius is detecting the phone it means drivers are fine

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2nd July 2014, 05:27 PM |#9  
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So the Indian Gionee S5.5 just had KitKat Released for it....unfortunately, I don't see the update on my Chinese S5.5.

Has anyone got this update? Could anyone potentially upload a ROM for it somewhere? =p
7th July 2014, 03:57 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Eklovya

It worked on the very first time in my s5.5 but i remember me thing before rooting it this way i did factory reset of my phone


try this if it works for you

adb is not the issue because the root genius is detecting the phone it means drivers are fine

Sent from my S5.5 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app

Nope... even after factory resetting the phone, it is unable to root the phone...
9th July 2014, 08:09 PM |#11  
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Rooted the device also installed CWM on it gonna post the procedure soon.Join this group if you own a s5.5 and stay tuned for updates https://www.facebook.com/groups/401584916647439/
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