How to root stubborn Android 5.0 Lollipop Mediatek phones using TWRP or CWM recovery

The new Mediatek (MTK) devices running on Android 5 (Lollipop) have proven difficult for our favorite One-Click Root apps to successfully root. Pending when these apps will be updated with the necessary exploits to do the job, Team Hovatek has been busy providing an alternative method; TWRP and CWM.

How do I root my MTK Android 5 (Lollipop) phone using TWRP or CWM recovery?

The procedure is the same for all the phone models listed below (and other Lollipop MTK phones not listed), the recovery image used is just what varies.


  • If your phone model is not listed below and you would like us to port a custom recovery for your phone then drop your request as a comment below
  • Only flash a custom recovery ported for your exact phone model


how to prevent stock recovery from replacing twrp recovery

  • In TWRP / CWM recovery, tap Install
  • Navigate to the location of the SuperSU zip file you downloaded and select it
  • Swipe or Select Yes to confirm flashing
  • Reboot the phone once flashing is complete
  • Install Root Checker to verify that the phone is rooted

List of TWRP / CWM recovery images for Lollipop Mediatek phones ported by Team Hovatek

* If your phone is not listed then request by posting a comment below

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