Updated on January 30, 2018, added TWRP Recovery 3.2.0. Good news for Vernee Thor E MT6753 owners, as latest TWRP 3.1.0 is now available for flash. If you are a owner of a Vernee Thor E smartphone, and also upgraded to the latest 20170704 OTA Stock ROM update, then this tutorial is exclusively for the latest update.
Vernee Thor E users whose devices running on latest firmware, if you want to customize this rugged smartphone, then you have visited the right page. The previous version 3.0.3 of TWRP was easy for Vernee Thor E, but this version comes with few complications. But don’t be panic, as we will be guiding you through the all process involved to achieve the desired results.
The Vernee Thor E is a 5-inch device, which runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system. It is based on the MT6753 chipset and runs on Cortex A53 processor coupled with a 3GB of RAM. For powering the smartphone, there is a 5020 mAh battery, which is just enough for almost 2 days of backup. As far as camera is concerned, it has a 8 megapixels camera, which captures the pictures in good quality. The 16GB internal storage is there, along with 128GB microSD card support for expandable storage. The display is HD, supporting resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The device supports 4G-LTE, however, Indian 4G-LTE bands are not supported by this device.
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 Vernee Thor E.
The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install latest TWRP for Vernee Thor E. 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 Vernee Thor E (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Vernee Thor E, do not try out this method on any other device.
If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Vernee Thor E, 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 Vernee Thor E 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:
- Vernee Thor E with Android 7.0 Nougat 20170704 Firmware
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 Vernee Thor E
Download MediaTek USB VCOM Drivers here (MT6xxx_USB_VCOM_drivers. zip)
Download TWRP Recovery for Vernee Thor E from here:
TWRP Recovery 3.1.0 (Registration and Login required)
Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.
Download Latest version of SPFlash Tool for Windows here.
The very first time, the TWRP interface may display the unusual behavior, as described below:
- It might ask a password when accessed for the first time, you can skip it.
- It might ask for a password, just skip it.
- It will display the Cyrillic alphabet.
- Dalvik / ART might not work.
- Data partition will display of 0 MB.
- When you will restore the full backup for first time, it will be just like doing factory reset.
Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP 3.1.0 on Vernee Thor E on Android 7.0 Nougat (20170704) Firmware
Step 1: Begin with downloading all the files mentioned above in the prerequisite section. Make sure to download latest SuperSU v2.82.
Step 2: Now, extract the rar files and copy the same into microSD card, and then turn off the phone.
Step 3: 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 4: 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 Vernee Thor E 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 Vernee Thor E 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 + power buttons.
Step 8: Then, just select the first white line, following which just press the Volume Down button.
Step 9: Now, select the appropriate language from the drop down.
Step 10: Now tap on ‘Install’, then select the Storage> Micro SDCard, and then tap on ‘OK’.
Step 11: Now, select the SR1-SuperSU-v2.82-SR1-20170608224931.zip file downloaded.
Step 12: Then just swipe on the screen to confirm flash. Then, just tap on ‘Reboot’.
Step 13: You will see the SuperSU icon, just tap on the same to activate it.
It is advised to make a full backup into microSD card, which can be restored after flashing the device.
That’s all, you have successfully flashed the TWRP on your Vernee Thor E
Procedure to Root Vernee Thor E/ 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 Vernee Thor E 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 Vernee Thor E 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.