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How to Root TECNO L9 Plus and Install PhilZ Recovery

If you own a TECNO L9 Plus, and you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install PhilZ Touch recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page.

TECNO L9 Plus is powered with Android 7.0 based HiOS, the Tecno’s Custom Skin. The device has a 6-inch display, which has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, while the display is IPS LCD touch screen. The phone measures 162×81.8×7.99 mm. The phone weights 180 grams, and boasts of a 16GB of internal storage. Under the hood, a 5000 mAh battery powers the device, while 2GB RAM provides performance. Thanks to the MediaTek Quad-core 1.3GHz processor that delivers the stunning performance, as well as longer battery backup. The device is equipped with a fingerprint sensor, but there is no support for 4G LTE network. The 16GB internal storage is there, along with microSD card up to 128GB support. While the device has few disadvantages, including bigger screen and no 4G support, but some users who want to use this device for gaming, might find it interesting.

If you are an Android Enthusiast, and want to Root and Install PhilZ Touch 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 root TECNO L9 Plus 4G LTE phone.

The PhilZ Touch features the stylish design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest PhilZ Touch for TECNO L9 Plus. You can download PhilZ Touch Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a unofficial PhilZ Touch recovery and is only for TECNO L9 Plus (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing PhilZ Touch on TECNO L9 Plus, do not try out this method on any other device.

If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your TECNO L9 Plus, then rooting and flashing the PhilZ Touch or 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 PhilZ Touch 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 PhilZ Touch Recovery

PhilZ Touch, just like TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source, CWM (ClockworkMod Recovery Modded) community development project, with expanded features. It works on all Android versions, and and comes with built-in File Manager. It supports SELinux. By flashing the PhilZ Touch, 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 PhilZ Touch, 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 PhilZ Touch, your TECNO L9 Plus 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:

  • TECNO L9 Plus PGN-508

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 TECNO L9 Plus

Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)

Download PhilZ Touch Recovery for TECNO L9 Plus from here:

PhilZ Touch Recovery (Login Required)

Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.

Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.

Steps to Flash/ Install PhilZ Touch on TECNO L9 Plus

Note: We have changed steps suggested by source, and made them easier. While the source has suggested some different steps. Check Source. You can follow any method as you prefer, though this one we have described below, is also reportedly works without any problem.

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

SP Flash Tools Files

Step 4: Find the Scatter File from the downloaded PhilZ Touch zip file, which you have downloaded. Rename the PhilZ Touch (.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  TECNO L9 Plus smartphone).

SP Flash Tool Scatter File

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 TECNO L9 Plus 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 PhilZ Touch 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 TECNO L9 Plus. 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 PhilZ Touch on your TECNO L9 Plus

Procedure to Root Leagoo M5 Edge/ 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 file to the internal storage / SD card of your Leagoo M5 Edge 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.

Install TWRP 3;0

Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘’ 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 Leagoo M5 Edge 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.


Ramandeep Singh

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