• September 2019
 

How to Root itel A16 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery

 
 

This post was last updated on September 4th, 2019 at 05:33 pm

A chinses smartphone company launched itel A16 Plus smartphone back in last year. If you have itel A16 Plus smartphone and want to root and install TWRP custom recovery on it, then this article is for you. Here in this article, we will guide you how to root itel A16 Plus and install TWRP Recovery on it. You will get working download links for required files, step by step guide. Just follow the article completely.

How to Root itel A16 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery

The itel A16 Plus comes with a 5-inch TN display panel that supports 480 x 845pixels of resolution and offers 196 PPI density. The display of the phone protected by Dragontrail glass and it supports  Multi-touch functionality. The body dimensions of the phone are 73 x 145 x 9.75 mm and weighs 147 grams. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box which based on Android Go Edition. It also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the backside.

The phone powered by Quad-core processor under the hood along with ARM Mali-T820 MP1 GPU. The itel A16 Plus has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage onboard. It featured with single 5-megapixel camera on the back side along with Dual LED. On the front side, there is an 0.3-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. It packed with Removable 2050 mAh capacity battery inside the body.

Let’s get back to the main topic, there are several advantages of rooting and installing TWRP Custom Recovery. Just follow the article step by step to install TWRP Recovery on itel A16 Plus and root it.

Advantages of TWRP Recovery

  • Flash Custom ROM on your device using TWRP.
  • Root and Unroot your device using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU.
  • Flash the image file on your device using TWRP Recovery.
  • You can underclock and overclock.
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules on your device using TWRP.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can install Magisk on your device.
  • Flash modding zip files to customize your phone.
  • Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Remove all bloatware from your device using TWRP Recovery.
  • Perform clean Wipe, Cache, and Data in your device.

Advantages of Rooting

  • You can get access to all files on your device, even the files which present in the root directory of your device.
  • You can increase the performance of your device by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking your device.
  • You can uninstall Bloatware on your phone.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications.
  • By Rooting your device, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.

Disclaimer

If anything happens to your device during this process or after this process, we will not responsible for. So. proceed at your own risk.

How to Root itel A16 Plus and Install TWRP Recovery

Prerequisites

  • Make sure you have installed ADB and Fastboot on your PC/Laptop for this procedure.
  • Make ake sure your phone’s bootloader is unlocked.
  • Before starting this procedure, make sure to take a full backup of your phone.
  • Make sure that your phone charged up to 60%.
  • This article works only for itel A16 Plus. Don’t try on other devices.
  • Make sure you have installed itel A16 Plus USB drivers on your PC/Laptop.
  • Enable Developer Options: Go to Settings>> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
  • Enable OEM Unlock and USB debugging options: Settings>>Developer options

Download

Install TWRP Recovery on itel A16 Plus

  • Download the TWRP Recovery file from the download section and rename it to recovery.
  • Go to the ABD and Fastboot folder and run the command prompt by holding the Shift key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
  • Now click on the Open PowerShell window here.
  • Now, reboot your phone into Fastboot mode by press and hold the Volume Down + Power key together for a few seconds.
  • Now connect your phone to the Windows PC or Laptop via USB cable.
  • Now write the following command
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • again, write the following command to reboot your phone.
fastboot reboot

You have successfully installed TWRP Custom Recovery on itel A16 Plus smartphone.

Note – Don’t try to flash both Magisk and SuperSU on your phone. You need to root either with SuperSU or Magisk

Root itel A16 Plus using SuperSU

  • Download SuperSU zip file on your Windows PC or Laptop, download link mention in the download section.
  • Now transfer the SuperSU zip file into your phone’s root (internal) memory.
  • Now reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by pressing Volume Down and Power button together for few seconds. In case this is not taking you into TWRP Recovery Mode, then try Volume UP and Power Button. In some phone, you can access the recovery menu by this.
  • Once you inside TWRP recovery, tap on install and select superSU zip file.
  • Now swipe to confirm.
  • Now tap on reboot.

You have successfully root itel A16 Plus smartphone using SuperSU.

Root itel A16 Plus using Magisk

  • Download Magisk zip file on your Windows PC or Laptop, download link mention in the download section.
  • Now transfer the Magisk zip file into your phone’s root (internal) memory.
  • Now reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by pressing Volume Down and Power button together for few seconds. In case this is not taking you into TWRP Recovery Mode, then try Volume UP and Power Button. In some phone, you can access the recovery menu by this.
  • Once you inside TWRP recovery, tap on install and select Magisk zip file.
  • Now swipe to confirm.
  • Now tap on reboot.

That’s it, you have root itel A16 Plus smartphone successfully and install TWRP on it. Now you can customize your phone according to your need, you can flash custom ROMs, gaining root access, uninstall preloaded apps, install Mods, perform backup and more. If you face any problem or issue during the process, let us know in the comment section.

 

About the Author

This is Munendra Rathore, a tech enthusiast. I love keeping myself updated with the latest technologies, mainly smartphone and software. I also have a keen interest in Photography, Fitness, and Knowledge Sharing.

   
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