If you are an owner of a Powkiddy X18 Handheld Game Player, and also want to customize this Handheld Game Player, then you have visited the right page. Powkiddy X18 Andriod Handheld Game Console features a 5.5-inch screen, offering a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It is powered by MTK8163 quad-core SoC, paired with 2G RAM 16G ROM Video Handheld Game Player.
If you are an Android Enthusiast and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will be guiding you through the process to install TWRP and root Powkiddy X18.
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install the latest TWRP for Powkiddy X18. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is an unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for Powkiddy X18 (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Powkiddy X18, do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Powkiddy X18, then rooting and flashing the TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Power 3posed, etc., as well as many apps that require root access to work properly.
Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery
TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open-source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your Handheld Game Player, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one-click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one-click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache, and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.
For installing the TWRP, your Powkiddy X18 Handheld Game Player must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.
Disclaimer: The AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and processed manner so that our readers gets exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in the sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.
Rooting and flashing the Custom ROM firmware, certainly without any doubt voids your device’s warranty and AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Powkiddy X18 TP706A, TP706C
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your Handheld Game Player, you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- Handheld Game Player Should be Charged
Your Handheld Game Player must be 70% charged at least else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why take the risk, try to charge it fully.
If you are either going to root your Handheld Game Player or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your Handheld Game Player. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.
- Enable USB Debugging
You must enable the USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications, and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting Powkiddy X18
Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)
Download TWRP Recovery for Powkiddy X18 from here:
TWRP Recovery 3.3.1 (Mediafire Link)
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Download Magisk Manager from here.
Download the Latest Version of the SPFlash Tool for Windows here.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Powkiddy X18
Step 1: Begin with downloading all the files mentioned above in the prerequisite section.
Step 2: Browse through the files downloaded, and then Right-click on the zipped file MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers.zip and extract the same. Then navigate to the extracted folder and then click on the file InstallDriver. exe. This will install the Preloader VCOM in your system.
Step 3: Assuming that you have downloaded SP FlashTool (Win) from the provided link above, Then simply click and extract the archive. Then, browse and run the file flash_tool.exe.
Step 4: Find the Scatter File from the downloaded TWRP zip file, which you have downloaded. Rename the TWRP (.img) file to recovery.img. Now, on the flash tool interface, navigate and select the scatter file in the extracted folder of the Stock ROM (Download Stock ROM for your Powkiddy X18 Handheld Game Player).
Step 5: At this stage, just leave the recovery as ticket/ checked. Now, at the location tab, click on the storage location field of the recovery and search and browse for the custom recovery image file which is device-specific (As shown in the picture above). Then click the Download button.
Step 6: Now, hook up/ connect your Powkiddy X18 to the computer via USB slot. Connecting your Handheld Game Player will begin the flashing process automatically, and it requires simply a few seconds to complete.
Step 7: At this point in the custom recovery on your device has been flashed. Now, you may disconnect the device from the computer. Now, you need to turn on/ boot your device into TWRP recovery. For doing the same, boot the device while pressing and holding the volume up button. Kindly note that key combinations may vary on your device model, and you can confirm the right key combination for your Powkiddy X18. The Volume Up button also starts the bootloader mode on specific devices, which is equipped with the menu to browse to the recovery mode. You may try the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons as key combinations. That’s all, you have successfully flashed the TWRP on your Powkiddy X18.
Procedure to Root Powkiddy X18/ Install Magisk or SuperSU
Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager (link in the pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip or magisk.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Powkiddy X18 Handheld Game Player.
Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.
Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ or ‘magisk.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of Magisk/ SuperSU has been started and will take a few seconds to complete.
Congratulations, now you have rooted Powkiddy X18 and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install the Xposed Framework, and customize your Handheld Game Player as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through the Root Checker app.