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    TWRP for Advan S5Q is now available from an unofficial build and this post guides you how to install TWRP for Advan S5Q and ROOT Advan S5Q (using TWRP recovery).

    This TWRP download for Advan S5Q is brought to you by developer(s) CapsuleID

     

    Advan S5Q TWRP and How To Root Guide
     

    DONATION TO DEVELOPER(S) AND PROJECT:

    If you like this ROM then do consider for a contribution to CapsuleID and TWRP project:
    – No donation link found for CapsuleID
    Donate to TWRP’s Lead developer

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN UNOFFICIALLY BUILD TWRP FOR Advan S5Q. FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    INSTALLING THE TWRP RECOVERY AND ROOT Advan S5Q NEEDS AN UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ON YOUR PHONE.
    DURING THE BOOTLOADER UNLOCK PROCESS ALL THE PHONE DATA WILL BE ERASED.

    ROOTING Advan S5Q MAY BRICK THE PHONE.
    MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ROOTING BEFORE YOU PROCEED FURTHER.
    Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.
    You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

     

    INFORMATION OF THIS TWRP FOR Advan S5Q:

    – TWRP version: 3.x.x
    – Built from: OmniROM AOSP sources

    DOWNLOAD LINK OF TWRP FOR Advan S5Q, OTHER DOWNLOADS AND REQUIRED GUIDES:

     

    STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO INSTALL TWRP FOR Advan S5Q:

     

    – Before installing TWRP you may require an unlocked bootloader on Advan S5Q
    – Installing TWRP on Advan S5Q requires a Mediatek Scatter file.
    – A scatter file of a Mediatek device contains information about different partitions such as the start address, size etc. of each partition.

    How to create scatter file for Advan S5Q:

     

    This guide need the Droid MTK Tool. With the help of Droid MTK Tool we will create the scatter file for Advan S5Q.

    1. Download the Droid MTK Tool from the above Downloads section.
    2. It’s in a zip file, so extract that file or open using WinRar or some application and then open the MTKDroidTools.exe file.

      open the MTKDroidTools.exe file

    3. Enable USB Debugging under Developer Options on the Advan S5Q, to make the device accessible via ADB.

      – If you don’t know how to do this then here is How to Enable Developer Options and How to Enable USB Debugging and OEM unlock

    4. Then connect the phone using the USB cable to the PC.

      – When you connect the phone to the PC, MTKDroidTool will show all the information about your phone

      MTKDroidTool showing device information

    5. On the below portion of the screen you will see a Blocks Map button. Click on the button
    6. On the next screen you have all the partition information and starting address of all the partitions of Advan S5Q.

      – On the bottom of the screen you see a Create scatter file button.
      – Click on the button to create scatter file for Advan S5Q.

      create scatter file for Advan S5Q phone

    7. Save the scatter file for Advan S5Q in a location which you can remember and access easily.

    Now Install TWRP on Advan S5Q using SP Flash Tool:

     

    – The TWRP flashing on a Mediatek phone is done by SP Flash tool, which uses a scatter file to know which address the recovery partition starts.
    – Make sure you have downloaded the SP Flash tool and created the scatter file for Advan S5Q.

    Follow the below steps to install the TWRP on Advan S5Q using the scatter file.

    1. Open the SP Flash tool zip file and then open the flash_tool.exe file.
    2. Click browse on the the scatter-loading file section and select the Advan S5Q scatter file you created earlier using the MTKDroid Tool.

      – After selecting the scatter file, the SP Flash tool application automatically find available partitions and other details

      Select the Advan S5Q scatter file

    3. Now select the location next to the Recovery partition and select the TWRP for Advan S5Q, which is in .img format.

      select the Advan S5Q TWRP file

    4. Then click on the Download button to start downloading/flashing of the TWRP recovery on Advan S5Q as shown in the picture.

      click on download button

    5. After clicking on the download button you will see a red bar on the bottom followed by a yellow bar.
      When the TWRP is downloaded to Advan S5Q, the SP Flash tool will alert you saying Download is done.

    That’s all. You should have the TWRP recovery flashed on Advan S5Q.

    What to do after you install TWRP for Advan S5Q:

    • You can root the Advan S5Q
    • You can install one of the custom ROMs available for Advan S5Q
    • You can install some of the mods available on Advan S5Q

    Well, this isn’t it. You can install customized themes, sound mods, Xposed modules etc. after installing the TWRP for Advan S5Q.
    TWRP recovery is the gateway to many goodies for your phone.

    Now, if you want to ROOT Advan S5Q then below is a step-by-step by guide for the same.

    REQUIRED DOWNLOADS OR GUIDES FOR Advan S5Q ROOTING:

    Make sure you have already installed TWRP for Advan S5Q and hence unlocked the bootloader.

    – Well, this is a very important aspect of Rooting Advan S5Q process.
    – The SuperSU or the Magisk zip file is developed in a way to be installed via a TWRP recovery or other custom recovery.
    Stock recovery may not be able install this SuperSU or Magisk ROOT zip file.

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    • Your phone will not be rooted just by installing the SuperSU APK file on your Android phone.
    • SuperSU APK Free or Pro version is just a SuperSU ROOT management application.
    • The SuperSU APK Free or Pro app will ONLY work if you have already ROOTED your Android Phone.

     

    Step-by-Step guide on how to ROOT Advan S5Q using SuperSU or Magisk zip file:

     

    1. Download and copy the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT file to Advan S5Q. (I hope you have already downloaded the SuperSU zip file from the above downloads section)
    2. Now restart the Advan S5Q to boot into TWRP recovery.
    3. Then, Select the Install from TWRP home screen, then select the SuperSU ROOT zip file from the file browser.
    4. Flash or install the SuperSU or Magisk for Advan S5Q, by Sliding the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen.
    5. Wait for TWRP to flash the SuperSU or the Magisk. Once the flashing is done just reboot your device.
    6. Profit!!! You should now have a Advan S5Q ROOT enabled phone.

    How to check if ROOT is enabled on Advan S5Q or NOT?

    Install the ROOT checker app from the Play Store and verify if your phone is ROOTED or not.

    Here is a screenshot how to flash the SuperSU ROOT binary via TWRP:
     
    Flash SuperSU ROOT zip via TWRP and ROOT Android

    If you face any problems on this guide to install TWRP for Advan S5Q then, you can login and reply here. Either me or some other user on this forum will revert back to your query as soon as possible.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the Advan S5Q forum For other Android Custom ROMs, LineageOS ROMs, and all other device specific topics.

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