How to Root Ulefone Gemini Pro and Install TWRP Recovery
If you are a owner of a Ulefone Gemini Pro smartphone, and also want to customize this smartphone, then you have visited the right page.
The Ulefone Gemini Pro is latest smartphone from Ulefone, which is equipped with Dual Camera and Deca Core Processor. The Sony IMX258 Chromatic 13 megapixels, along with 13 megapixels monochrome cameras, are there for recording colors and capturing respectively, which together makes a stunning picture with vibrant colors and brings life to the shot, with better incoming light. The depth of field aka Bokeh effect works best, just because of Sony sensor, which is revolution in the mobile photography to date. Further, the camera app features ‘Refocus’, ‘3D Photo’, ‘Live Photo’, and ‘Pro Mode’, apart from the 13 megapixels front camera with softlight. The front-camera supports timer, mid and full shots with selfie stick in excellent quality. As far as specifications are concerned, then the latest MediaTek Helio X27 20nm 64-bit Deca-core processor running at 2.6GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM, delivers the strong performance to the device. The device is packed in CNC cutting and nano injection frame, and features latest USB Type-C. The display is 5.5-inch with 80% phone to body ration, which is covered with the Corning Gorilla 3 2.5D Glass.
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 Ulefone Gemini Pro.
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Ulefone Gemini Pro. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is a unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for Ulefone Gemini Pro (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Ulefone Gemini Pro, do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Ulefone Gemini 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 Ulefone Gemini 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.
What is Working:
- Touch is not working at the moment, though development is in progress, you can follow this thread on XDA for any future development from the developer).
Disclaimer: The AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get 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 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 devices 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:
- Ulefone Gemini 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 Ulefone Gemini Pro
Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)
Download TWRP Recovery for Ulefone Gemini Pro from here:
TWRP Recovery (mega.nz Link)
Download Modified Boot Image here
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Ulefone Gemini 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 Ulefone Gemini 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 Ulefone Gemini 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. Follow the same procedure for flashing ‘boot.img’ which would ensure that recovery image not to be re-written. Now, after flashing both of the files, 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 Ulefone Gemini 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 Ulefone Gemini Pro
Procedure to Root Ulefone Gemini 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 Ulefone Gemini 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 Ulefone Gemini 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.
There is no TWRP zip file?
It’s there. Check mega.nz Link in Prerequisite section.
Ah yes, I was confused as the instructions said to use the scatter file from the TWRP Zip, not the stock ROM. Thanks anyway
Hi @rorydurrant:disqus actually most of the times, developers include Scatter file in TWRP zipped file itself, so these instructions were crafted assuming the same.
Also, for the boot.img, is that replacing the “boot” section?
Pls send the scatter file and post here
I have the recovery.img and the boot.img, the driver & the flash tool but i have not the scatter file where is it ? (no Twrp zip file)
i have not stock rom ??
have u gotten the scatter file for Ulefone Gemini Pro?
No I do not have this file
You have to get the stock rom, it is in there
I have the files indicated in the paragraph “Prerequiste”
– MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers
– TWRP Recovery for Ulefone Gemini Pro
– Modified Boot Image
– SuperSU by Chainfire
– SPFlash Tool
and your scatter file it takes for step 4
LINK TO SCATTER FILE: https: //mega.nz/#! ERQURAJL! …
Is there anything else?
Pls can someone send me the scatter file from the stock rom? Pls just upload the scatter file and drop the download link here
Dump your firmware in scatter format using Miracle Box @ https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-13347.html
For the boot.img, is that replacing the “boot” section? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/036c12045c647a656ad870151b50ade961621747cd4cc0c2a27d2bd42a1f9d04.png
LINK TO SCATTER FILE: https://mega.nz/#!eRQURAJL!rv_Xjtl5dQ3jWP3x9tx4hF_hiSXY-uLKH4CGV4r7_hM
Thanks…I already got the scatter file from another user
For the boot.img, is that placed in the “boot” section?
For the boot.img, is it placed in the “boot” section or the “recovery” section?
For the boot.img, is it placed in the “boot” section or the “recovery” section?
I have a problem. My SP FlashTool doesn’t download, get stuck here https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ac23cae30471eb71626edc093716507ec7597d6a2015f39269f400c8fadc4c28.png
same problem 🙁
i was able to install the TWRP recovery but the touch srceen doesnt work and i cant install super su