How to root Gionee P5W running Android 6.0

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A few days ago, I wrote about how you can upgrade Gionee P5W to Android marshmallow (6.0). If you’re already running Android Marshmallow on Gionee P5W, the next thing that comes to your mind is how to root Gionee P5W?..

How to root Gionee P5W running Android 6.0

Firstly, we need to flash a custom recovery before we can root Gionee P5W. Below are the steps on how you can flash a custom recovery and root Gionee P5W.

Read Also: How to flash stock ROM and custom Recovery with SP Flash tool


  • A PC
  • USB Vcom driver installed (on PC)
  • SPFlashtool
  • Download CWM for Gionee P5W

How To Install Recovery on Gionee P5W

1. First, connect your device to your PC
2. Transfer the downloaded SuperSu file to the root of your external SD card
3. Once that is done, unplug your device from your PC and power off your device
3. The CWM recovery you downloaded, unzip it on your desktop
4. Now launch Sp Flash Tools
5. load the scatter file of the device on SPFlash Tools
6. Navigate and select the scatter file in the unzip CWM folder
7. Make sure recovery is ticked in the Sp flash
8. In the select option on Sp flash tools put Download  only
9. Click Download
10. Connect the switched-off phone (with battery inside) to the PC via a USB cord
12. A progress bar should start running
13. Wait till you get a Success message (green circle with OK), do not interrupt the process until it completes


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If you’ve followed the steps correctly, now you have successfully flashed CWM recovery on your Gionee P5W

How To Root Gionne P5W

1. Boot your device to recovery mode (power off your device then Hold the power button and Volume Key for five Sec.)
2. In CWM Recovery Choose install zip from phone/SD, navigate to the in your device memory (use the volume key to scroll) to install
3. After Flashing navigate back and reboot

Now you’ve successfully rooted your Gionee P5W. Share across with friends, thanks.

  1. To completely unroot the device, simply open the SuperSu app and navigate to settings,scrow down and select full unroot. That's all

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