[Q] Root/CWM/TWRP - Wiko Lenny 2 (5.1.1, MT6580M)

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Since there is no way to root this phone using known root apps or MTK Droid Tools (which won't even make proper scatter file) is there at least some CWM / TWRP available? MTK DT says there is a way to root this phone from CWM but I have no idea where to look for it. I found something for Doogee x5 which has MT6580 (without M) but I'm afraid of doing it, I'm not sure how much different MT6580 and MT6580M are :(
 

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Since there is no way to root this phone using known root apps or MTK Droid Tools (which won't even make proper scatter file) is there at least some CWM / TWRP available? MTK DT says there is a way to root this phone from CWM but I have no idea where to look for it. I found something for Doogee x5 which has MT6580 (without M) but I'm afraid of doing it, I'm not sure how much different MT6580 and MT6580M are :(

Root it with the KingRoot app. Don't forget that you must turn USB Debugging on BEFORE you attempt to root it. Once it is rooted, leave USB Debugging on. Also, you should then install Busy Box X from the Play Store. Run Busy Box X and elect to install the busybox.

Then install Flashify from the Play Store. Flashify will not work properly unless you completed the installation of busybox in the system. With Flashify, you can back up the stock boot image (also referred to as the kernel image) and the stock recovery image. Save a copy of the back up files on your computer for safekeeping.

Then go back to MTK Droid Tools (make sure USB Debugginh is still on). Now select the Root, Backup, Recovery tab. Then click on the big button that says "Recovery and Boot." This will make the custom recovery for you. During the process, you will be asked to select the boot image file. Just point to the backup you made of the BOOT image from Flashify.

When the MTK Droid is done its thing, you will now have a CWM recovery for your phone. You will find it in the subfolder called "recovery" under the MTK Droid Tools folder. You will also find a "boot patched" image. You can now flash the new CWM recovery image and the new boot image to your phone by copying those files to your SD card and using Flashify to flash the images. Be careful! Do not make a silly error such as flashing the recovery image to the boot partition or you will soft-brick your phone. Flash recovery image to recovery and boot image to boot.

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I'd like this to be so easy but any root app either PC or android version is failing to root this phone. Only SRSROOT is showing that phone is rooted successful but of course it's not true. I checked with Root checker and it says that root it's not properly installed and SU won't install since there is no root at all.
Also MTK Droid Tools won't detect my chipset in 100%. Won't let me root it there or show those tabs you mentioned. Someone somewhere said that MT6580 isn't fully supported yet and I guess it's true. I can modify config files so program will detect my phone that's why I could use option to make scatter file (which wasn't right one anyway).
Guess I will have to wait little longer to finally get root and recovery for this phone. But it's kinda strange that there is no way to actually root MT6580M but DOOGEE x5 with MT6580 has cwm and root already. I was thinking of using this DOOGEE things to root my phone but at the end I passed. Not worth bricking my only phone.
 

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No way to root lenny2 with KingoRoot...
I´m looking forward to use my Lenny 2 with CM or MIUI... but i think.... it´s only a dream... ;)

Use the KINGROOT app. Read what is written CAREFULLY. It is not the kingOroot app. These are two completely different root apps. KingRoot will root you Wiko Lenny 2. KingoRoot will NOT. So, no, you don't have to keep dreaming. Just do it!

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Thank´s CVAngelo....
You´re right... i only tested the KingoRoot... Now i have tested the KingRoot App too, but also without success...
USB debugging is on but at this time there is no progress to root the lenny2... KingRoot says... :)
Also the PC-Variant is not successfull...
 
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Thank´s CVAngelo....
You´re right... i only tested the KingoRoot... Now i have tested the KingRoot App too, but also without success...
USB debugging is on but at this time there is no progress to root the lenny2... KingRoot says... :)
Also the PC-Variant is not successfull...

Sorry to hear that. In that case, you may have to do it the hard way.

Use MTK Droid to extract the scatter.txt file (assuming it can get a clear, meaningful scatter). Then use SP Flash Tool to read back a full ROM dump of the phone. Process the ROM dump with MTK Droid. During that process you can create the CWM for the phone. If you have the CWM recovery image, then flash it back to the phone using SPF. Finally, boot into recovery and flash the SuperSu v2.46 zip from your SD card and it should be fully rooted.

This whole process will take the major part of 2 hours. The key is getting the scatter.txt and CWM for the phone. If you are able to do it, post those two files so others can benefit.

Of course, all of this depends on whether the MTK 6580 chipset is compatible with MTK Droid and with SP Flash.

Anyone wanna volunteer check whether the phone works with MTK Droid and SP Flash...then giving the process a go if the compatibility checks out? There's always the risk of bricking the phone at the point you flash the custom recovery or when you install SuperSu from the zip. But you can easily revive it with the firmware backup you make with SP Flash.

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Well here it is folks...Hanuma has posted the TWRP for the phone! So no need to root the phone the hard way as indicated in my last post. Also, perhaps SP Flash is compatible with the phone (there is firmware and a flash tool provided in a link by Hanuma...not sure if that's SP Flash or some other flash tool). @hanuma...can you provide some clarity here?

So the EASY way to get root is to flash the TWRP recovery to the phone (you'll need the scatter.txt file to use with SP Flash...or use the flash tool cited by Hanuma). Once you flash this custom recovery, download the SuperSu v2.46 to your SD card, and install it from the SD. You should be fully and properly rooted after that.

Remember to first make a BACKUP of your ROM with the flash tool before anything else. This way, you can recover if you make a mistake.

Could someone please post the scatter.txt for the Lenny 2? And confirm whether the flash tool in that link is SP Flash. Good luck.

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I flashed the recovery succsessfully first time but the touchscreen was without function... so i flashed the recovery a second time but the touch screen don´t react, too ... now i tested it the third time with the same result...
i can´t "swipe to allow the modification" of the TWRP... So the recovery is not permanent and i can´t flash the SuperSU.zip...
 
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I flashed the recovery succsessfully first time but the touchscreen was without function... so i flashed the recovery a second time but the touch screen don´t react, too ... now i tested it the third time with the same result...
i can´t "swipe to allow the modification" of the TWRP... So the recovery is not permanent and i can´t flash the SuperSU.zip...

Do the volume buttons, home key, back button all not work?

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The only thing i can do is longpressing the powerbutton to shutdown the device... but no other things are working, no touch on screen, no buttons... nothing...

Not good! Why is nothing as easy as it should be? That's one reason I hate touch recoveries.

Well since you have all the stock firmware files for the phone, it should now be a trivial task to create your own CWM recovery. Just fire up MTK Droid Tools and connect your phone to the computer via USB cable (make sure USB Debugging is on).

When MTK sees your phone, simply click on the Root, Backup, Recovery tab and the big button (called Recovery and Boot) and MTK Droid will make the CWM recovery image for you. Make sure the little radio button marked "To choose the boot.img file" is checked. During the process, it will ask you to select the boot.img from that firmware folder. It needs that kernel to create the perfect custom recovery for your phone.

Then flash only the new CWM recovery to the phone using the SP Flash Tool, just as you did with the TWRP recovery. Once you've got CWM on there, you can flash the SuperSu zip (this CWM recovery uses only the buttons).

Please post the CWM recovery image, the stock recovery and the scatter.txt file after you've confirmed that it works. That way others on the thread can flash the CWM and root their phones without having to download the huge set of firmware files.

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Thank´s CVAngelo...

i will give it a try later... because my working machine blocks the .exe file with it´s virusdefinition...
So i have to use my virtual machine at home... nomally i only use ubuntu or debian...

So, i will give a report...
 

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Flashing the CWM file works problemless...
CWM and navigation with buttons works great too........but...... i have flashed the SuperSU_2.46 successfully.... after that the phone stucks on Bootlogo "LENNY2"... (i wait around 20min)
Nothing works after that, so i decides that it´s a goog idea to flash the hole rom V14 ... the device need a loog time to boot (ca. 15min) and now i have to rebuild my settings and apps... but thats ok...

Greetz
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Flashing the CWM file works problemless...
CWM and navigation with buttons works great too........but...... i have flashed the SuperSU_2.46 successfully.... after that the phone stucks on Bootlogo "LENNY2"... (i wait around 20min)
Nothing works after that, so i decides that it´s a goog idea to flash the hole rom V14 ... the device need a loog time to boot (ca. 15min) and now i have to rebuild my settings and apps... but thats ok...

Greetz
Echse

That's great progress. At least you're back up and running! Good for you. After you're done rebuilding settings and so on, flash the SuperSu zip again. Then let us know if you're rooted.

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    So here is kind of tutorial how to install CWM, how to get this phone rooted and how to flash ROM if something fails. I'm not so good at writing that kind of things and additionally my English is not that good as it could be but I think that you will be able to understand this and do those things right way. If I missed something or stuff... tell me. And oh.. yeah... GL&HF! :)

    Disclaimer: I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR BRICKING YOUR DEVICE OR IF YOU DEVICE DECIDES TO GO FOR A WALK AND STARTS TO BURN EVERY SINGLE TREE IN YOUR TOWN OR KILL YOUR NEIGHBOR'S DOG.

    CAUTION: Before you start doing anything, think and do backup of your apps, data, text messages, wifi passwords etc. If anything fails during flashing, you will end up flashing new rom so you will loose every single app/icon/text message/site.

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    1. First of all - drivers
    Code:
    http://www.needrom.com/download/mtk-driver-auto-installer-v5-1453-03/

    2. ROM in case of any fail so you can get your phone back to game
    Code:
    https://mega.nz/#!IVNiVRqC!Q4hNfgIqzeCxw3Hopy_jS7zovL1oGtop3Ip2pmpWgDI

    3. SP Flash Tool, to flash CWM and eventually ROM if something goes wrong
    Code:
    http://www.needrom.com/download/sp-flash-tool-v5-1424-00/

    4. CWM Recovery, thanks to @hanuma
    Code:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pwamryql8omb1kd/CWM_Recovery_Lenny2.rar?dl=0

    5. Backup of ported boot.img for CWM, thanks to @Willstetictac
    Code:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/8toxyskcv6k6lws/lenny2bootbackup.zip?dl=0
    5a. Or if you preffer using SP Flash Tool for that...
    Code:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/shhcxvxkzqcuic5/boot.zip?dl=0

    6. Flashable zip with SuperSu and binaries
    Code:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/supersu/2014-09-02-supersu-v2-05-t2868133

    7. ADB & Fastboot - since you have root, everything can go wrong. With this you can take logcat to track any error and for any other stuff.
    Code:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979

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    So first of all, you probably want to put everything you downloaded in one place to easy access:
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    After that you should install MTK drivers and reboot your PC. Till windows 7 it should work without any problems, as for windows 8/8.1/10... you probably need to boot into mode with disabled driver signature (I don't have any of them so you need to google it).

    When all drivers are installed, open SP Flash Tool.
    Now you have two ways. Install boot.img using CWM (that's how I installed it and I'm 100% sure it will work this way) or flash boot.img using SP Flash Tool.

    Install boot.img using CWM

    1. Make sure you have MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin in first field.
    2. Click on the "Scatter-loading" button, go to place where you extracted CWM and select MT6580_Android_scatter.txt file.
    3. Make sure you have ticked only one selection - recovery - and its path is correct.

    Now, connect your phone to PC and do the following things.
    1. Put BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip on your SDcard/phone memory and remember its path.
    2. In root folder of your SDcard/phone memory, create folder called: clockworkmod
    3. Open this folder and inside of it create next one called: backup
    4. Now in second window extract lenny2bootbackup.zip. You will find there folder called: adv_2016-01-08-07-47-38. Put it in backup folder which you created before.
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    Flash boot.img using SP Flash Tool

    1. Make sure you have MTK_AllInOne_DA.bin in first field.
    2. Click on the "Scatter-loading" button, go to place where you extracted CWM and select MT6580_Android_scatter.txt file.
    3. Make sure you have ticked recovery (blue color on the photo) and its path is correct.
    4. Now check boot and click empty field under Location. New window will pop up. Go to location where your custom boot.img is (the one, single file you downloaded from Download section) and select it. Once again, make sure its path is correct.

    Now, connect your phone to PC and do the following things.
    1. Put BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip on your SDcard/phone memory and remember its path.
    2. That's it! You can disconnect phone.

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    After you are done with making folders and putting things there, disconnect your phone from computer and turn it off.
    Don't connect it yet!
    Instead... go to SP Flash Tool and check once again if anything is as it should be (Picture for reference - SETTING UP part).
    When you checked and everything is right, press Download button and connect your phone to PC (still turned off!).
    If you have sounds in windows, you should hear *blink* sound which means that PC detected your phone and SP Flash Tool should start installing files to your phone.
    When it's done, you will see little windows with green circle in it - confirmation that file is already flashed.
    Now unplug your phone from PC and start it into Recovery Mode.
    To do this you need to hold VOLUME UP + POWER buttons till WIKO logo will pop out.
    If everything was done right, you should see CWM menu.

    If you were using CWM method to install boot.img

    Using Vol UP / Vol Down / Power (as OK button) (You can also use touch buttons of you phone. Left one as back and middle as select) select Backup/Restore and then Advanced Backup Restore.
    Since you remember where your clockworkmod/backup/ folder is select right path (Advanced Restore from /sdcard (phone memory) or Advanced Restore from /sdcard1 (sdcard).
    If you selected the right option, you will see backup folders to select. Take the one with adv_2016-01-08-07-47-38. It should be the only one you have.
    After you did that, check Restore boot (it will show (+) next to it) and select Start restore.
    Couple of seconds later you will get menu again and confirmation at the bottom of the screen that restoring is done.
    Now go back to main menu of CWM and select Install zip.
    Now again, point to the direction where your BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip is and click on it. It will ask you if you are sure that you want to flash it. Choose Yes
    Wait moment and there you go! Now go back to main menu of CWM -> Power Menu -> Power Off.
    It will say that ROM may flash recovery, select Disable recovery flash option and second, it will ask you if you want to root phone (You already did that flashing SuperSU. Using option from recovery wont work and since you flashed SU, it may cause troubles. Select No.


    If you were using SPFT method to install boot.img

    Using Vol UP / Vol Down / Power (as OK button) (You can also use touch buttons of you phone. Left one as back and middle as select) select Install zip.
    Now point to the direction where your BETA-SuperSU-v2.52.zip is and click on it. It will ask you if you are sure that you want to flash it. Choose Yes
    Wait moment and there you go! Now go back to main menu of CWM -> Power Menu -> Power Off.
    It will say that ROM may flash recovery, select Disable recovery flash option and second, it will ask you if you want to root phone (You already did that flashing SuperSU. Using option from recovery wont work and since you flashed SU, it may cause troubles. Select No.

    Now your phone should reboot and you will see SuperSU icon in your drawer.
    Now go to Play Store and search for app Root Checker. Download it, run it, click verify. If it's green and says that you are rooted, well.. then you are rooted and you can change everything until you get bootloop! :)

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    Something went wrong or you want to get rid of root and you need to flash ROM to make your phone work again?
    Ok. Fine. Sure. There you go!
    As you might know, we need SP Flash Tool. Yes! Open it.
    Now click on Scatter-loading button, point to folder where you extracted LENNY2_V14 ROM and choose MT6580_Android_scatter.txt file.
    If everything goes right, every position should be checked like on picture below.
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    Now make sure your phone is charged. If is turn off your phone but don't connect it yet to PC. If not, charge it! (Offline charging is working so.. do it!)
    Now click on Download button in SPFT and then do it. Connect it. Turned off.
    If your Windows has sounds, you will hear *blink* sound and SPFT will start installing files.
    Don't you dare to disconnect your phone while it's busy with installing. You will probably brick it.
    When installing is done, you will hear *blink* sound again, which means that Windows disconnected your device, and you will little window with green circle in it which means that flashing is done.
    Now you can disconnect your phone from USB and turn it on. It will take a while, 5-15 minutes maybe. After that, you should be able to configure your phone and use it as you want.


    PS
    There is possibility that status bar will not change colors in apps as it does in normal Lollipop ROM, instead it will remain white or black. It still will be transparent on Desktop, tho. I guess it's fault of ported boot.img since with stock boot.img it's working fine. But there is workaround.
    You will need Xposed Installer, Xposed Framework (xposed-v79-sdk22-arm.zip) from this thread
    Code:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=3034811
    and Flat Style Colored Bars from Google Playstore.
    Code:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bocharov.xposed.fscb

    Install Xposed app -> reboot to Recovery and flash xposed-v79-sdk22-arm.zip -> reboot phone. (It will take a while since android has to update a lot of files from Xposed. It will restart couple of times, don't be scared.)
    Now open Xposed and go to Modules -> Check Flat Style Colored Bars module and restart phone.
    After that, status bar will change colors again. Sadly they wont be tinted since it's free version of module so at light colors there will be black icons instead of white.

    If we speak of Xposed... GravityBox [LP], Flat Style Colored Bars, Greenify - they work for sure as I tested them. Viper4android works too if someone likes to use it.
    Also... as for messing with system folders/files I recommend Root Explorer 3.3.7 since Root Browser or familiar apps will crash. I don't know why and maybe that was just on my phone...​


    Thanks to:
    @hanuma for porting CWM and sharing Lenny's ROM.
    @Willstetictac for giving us ported boot.img which gives us ability to root our phone.
    @Chainfire for making SuperSU.
    @CVAngelo for giving us tips and helping us with rooting our device.
    Everyone who tested every stuff in this thread.

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    Since there is no way to root this phone using known root apps or MTK Droid Tools (which won't even make proper scatter file) is there at least some CWM / TWRP available? MTK DT says there is a way to root this phone from CWM but I have no idea where to look for it. I found something for Doogee x5 which has MT6580 (without M) but I'm afraid of doing it, I'm not sure how much different MT6580 and MT6580M are :(

    Root it with the KingRoot app. Don't forget that you must turn USB Debugging on BEFORE you attempt to root it. Once it is rooted, leave USB Debugging on. Also, you should then install Busy Box X from the Play Store. Run Busy Box X and elect to install the busybox.

    Then install Flashify from the Play Store. Flashify will not work properly unless you completed the installation of busybox in the system. With Flashify, you can back up the stock boot image (also referred to as the kernel image) and the stock recovery image. Save a copy of the back up files on your computer for safekeeping.

    Then go back to MTK Droid Tools (make sure USB Debugginh is still on). Now select the Root, Backup, Recovery tab. Then click on the big button that says "Recovery and Boot." This will make the custom recovery for you. During the process, you will be asked to select the boot image file. Just point to the backup you made of the BOOT image from Flashify.

    When the MTK Droid is done its thing, you will now have a CWM recovery for your phone. You will find it in the subfolder called "recovery" under the MTK Droid Tools folder. You will also find a "boot patched" image. You can now flash the new CWM recovery image and the new boot image to your phone by copying those files to your SD card and using Flashify to flash the images. Be careful! Do not make a silly error such as flashing the recovery image to the boot partition or you will soft-brick your phone. Flash recovery image to recovery and boot image to boot.

    Don't forget to thank me by clicking the Thanks button if I have helped you. And feel free to follow up with any questions.
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    Update to V18 & Root

    Update to Wiko Lenny 2 Lollipop V18 and Root

    Success and user data/apps preserved...
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    my lenny 2 is rebooting for 2h10 min.... is this normal? i am rebooting after the installation of the "xposed-v79-sdk22-arm.zip" file....

    Don't think so. It should boot instantly or after max 5 minutes and show "Android is updating apps x of x" and while this, it will reboot couple of times. I guess something went wrong and you probably should flash rom again and then try to do it once again. Root & xposed I mean. And it's better to go in CWM to power option -> turn off and then turn on the phone. I saw somewhere on forum that this CWM sometimes has problems with some of options and it ends in bootloop.
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