Updated on March 21, 2018, added TWRP Recovery 3.1.1 for ARM32 R14 2016.01.15 ROM based on Android Lollipop 5.1. We already wrote about the procedure to root and Install TWRP on Doogee X5 Max Pro. But, if you are a own a Doogee X5 Pro smartphone, and also want to customize this smartphone, then you have visited the right page.
The Doogee X5 Pro rugged device offers the timeless color and style. With the minimalist style, the smartphone comes in a white and black body, and boasts of a skin-friendly poly-carbonated cover shell with rubber paint, which is anti-scratch and delivers a premium look and feel. The X5 Pro is easy to hold in hands, thanks to the back curve. The metal frame has a CNC fine engraving, which makes it a high-precision body. The phone has a 5.0-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. It is powered by a MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor, which offers up to 30% of power-saving. It offers user-friendly Double tap wake-up, and comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, which can be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat through Custom ROMs and Stock ROMs.
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 guiding you through the process to install TWRP and root Doogee X5 Pro on Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat. The second file in the pre-requisite download section is for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Android 7.1.1 Nougat firmware of Doogee X5 Pro, however first file is for Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware for this device.
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Doogee X5 Pro. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a <official/unofficial> TWRP recovery and is only for Doogee X5 Pro (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Doogee X5 Pro, do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Doogee X5 Pro, 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 Xposed etc., as well as many apps which requires 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 smartphone, 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 Doogee X5 Pro phone must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.
Ensure to check your model number, which must be:
- Doogee X5 Pro
You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your phone , you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.
- Phone Should be Charged
Your phone must be 70% charged atleast else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why to take risk, try to charge it fully.
- Back Up
If you are either going to root your phone or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your phone. 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 USB debugging option by going in to Settings, Applications and Developer options.
Downloads For Rooting Doogee X5 Pro
Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)
Download TWRP Recovery for Doogee X5 Pro from here:
Download TWRP Recovery 188.8.131.52 (Zippyshare Link)
TWRP Recovery 184.108.40.206 (Login required)
TWRP Recovery 3.1.1 (Login required, for ARM32 R14 2016.01.15 ROM based on Android Lollipop 5.1)
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Doogee X5 Pro
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 Doogee X5 Pro smartphone).
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 Doogee X5 Pro to the computer via USB slot. Connecting your smartphone will begin the flashing process automatically, and it requires simply a few seconds to complete.
Step 7: At this point of the custom recovery on your device has been flashed. Now, you may disconnect the device from 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 Doogee X5 Pro. The Volume Up button also starts the bootloader mode on specific devices, which is equipped with 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 Doogee X5 Pro
Procedure to Root Doogee X5 Pro/ Install SuperSU
Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU (link in pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.
Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU.zip file to the internal storage / SD card of your Doogee X5 Pro smartphone.
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’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of SuperSU has been started and will take few seconds to complete.
Congratulations, now you have rooted Doogee X5 Pro and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install Xposed Framework, and customize your smartphone as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through Root Checker app.