Tuesday, May 24, 2016

How to Root and install CWM custom recovery in the Photon Q 4G Smartphone


If you have been looking for a QWERTY board smartphone that runs on the 4G LTE network, then you don’t have to look further as has recently come up with the exact phone you were looking for. ’s Photon Q 4G smartphone consists of a QWERTY board and runs on the LTE network to provide super fast speed while at the same time, it provides you with grt user experience. To let the full potential of your phone come out, you need to root it. The following guide covers how you can root your Photon Q 4G and flash a custom recovery on it.By EditAndroidI. Before You Begin:1. You must have unlocked the bootloader of your device. You can do so fromhere.2. Plse make sure that your phone is charged fully. It is to avoid any interruptions during the process.II. Downloading Required Files:1.ClockworkMod Recovery 2.SuperUser ZIP3.FastbootIII. Flashing CWM Recovery on the Photon Q 4G:1. Download all the files using the links given above and place them on the Desktop of your PC.2. Using a tool like WinRAR, extract files from the Fastboot ZIP archive to your Desktop.3. Connect your smartphone to your PC using the USB cable. Make sure that your phone is ON and not OFF.4. Now, open a Command Prompt window on the Desktop of your PC. To do so, press and holdShift on your board andright-clickon any empty ar on your screen. A context menu will appr, chooseOpen command window hereoption.5. Type in the following command into the Command Prompt window you just opened. It will reboot your phone into bootloader mode.adb reboot bootloader6. After your device has booted up into the bootloader mode, just issue the following command using the same Command Prompt window:fastboot flash recovery cwmrecovery.img7. It will begin installing the CWM Recovery on your device and should take a few minutes to finish the process.8. When it has successfully installed the custom recovery on your device, just type in the following command to reboot your device:fastboot rebootThere you have it. The CWM Recovery has now successfully been flashed on your device, now move on to the following section to root your device.IV. Rooting Photon Q 4G:1. Connect your smartphone to your PC using the USB cable.2. Transfer the SuperUser ZIP file to the root folder of your device’s SD card. Just lve it in the topmost (root) folder.3. After the file transfer is completed, just open up a Command Prompt window on the Desktop of your PC where Fastboot files are loed. To open the CMD window, hold theShift on your board andright-clickon any empty ar on the screen, chooseOpen command window hereoption from the Menu that apprs.4. Type in the following command into the Command Prompt window to reboot your device into the Recovery mode:adb reboot recovery5. When you enter the CWM Recovery mode, chooseinstall zip from sdcardfollowed bychoose zip from sdcardoption.6. Navigate to the SuperUser ZIP file you transferred to your phone rlier and select it to be flashed on your phone.7. As soon as you select the file, it will start flashing on your device. Wait for a minute or two to finish the process.8. After the file is successfully flashed on your device, choosereboot system nowfrom the main menu of the recovery.Your phone should reboot.Congrats ! You now have both CWM Recovery and Root access on your Photon Q 4G smartphone. The option to install any root-only app is now unlocked to you and sky is the limit.

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