How to Root Elephone M1 and Install CWM Recovery

How to Root Elephone M1 and Install CWM Recovery: Finally, the Elephone M1 has received a working CWM recovery. It is not an official release from Team CWM. The CWM recovery has a clean simple to use design and Touch Screen Support. Now follow the simple step by step guide to get your Elephone device rooted.

Rooting is like the jailbreak for iOS but it is much easier than the later one. For a power user, rooting is the first thing which comes to his mind after buying any smartphone. Rooting is not that difficult nowadays as there are many developers working. In the earlier days, people used to afraid of rooting as there are not many guides available but everything has changed with time. Now rooting is very simple. Still, we recommend users to follow the guide carefully to avoid any bricking device kind of situation.

Rooting your Elephone M1 will allow you to flash different Custom MODs, ROMs, and such stuff onto the device. If you are an Elephone M1 user and want to gain root access then don’t worry, we have got you covered here.

As it is an Android smartphone and comes with an unlockable bootloader, it can be rooted easily and now there is a working CWM recovery made available for the device. Follow the steps given below to Root Elephone M1 and Install CWM Recovery.

Android is the most advanced mobile operating system ever made and it’s getting better and better with time. Android users can root their device to get the most of it. Rooting an android is not that difficult as it seems. Rooting Elephone M1 gives you additional benefits like you can install special apps, flash custom ROMs, you can streamline your phone performance and many extra features. The real performance of an Android smartphone can only be unlocked once it is rooted.

Android Rooting Process

Rooting may seem very difficult but it is not. In the earlier days, users were afraid to root their device as there were not many guides available and the process was very hard, but now things have changed. Nowadays, rooting is very simple and can be achieved in few minutes. First, you have to unlock the bootloader, after which you can install CWM recovery. Once CWM is installed, you can root the device by flashing supersu or magisk root file.

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process of root android

Now here we come with a full working guide on how to install CWM Recovery and Root Elephone M1. While rooting you have to be very careful and process with great caution, anything wrongs you may get your device bricked.If you want to root your device without PC or Laptop using one click root tools, then you can follow our guide linked below.

How To Root Any Android Mobile Without PC or Laptop

If you are new to CWM recovery and rooting then here we first share some facts about Android rooting.

What is Rooting An Android Device Mean?

Rooting is the process of gaining full admin control of the Android device. You can use the device to its full potential,‘Rooting’ means giving yourself special privilege or “root permissions” on your phone. It’s similar to running plus grams as administrators in Windows.

Rooting Android -Wikipedia

After rooting your device you can install different MODs, kernel, ROMs on your device. You can install latest Android updates (like the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow) On old device by installing third party ROMs like CyanogenMod 13. You can overclock the CPU and GPU of your device to get the best performance. You can hibernate any app you want. You can underclock the CPU to get better battery life.

| For more information about Android rooting, check out our detailed post here > What Is Rooting Android Phone? Advantages And Disadvantages

What Is CWM Recovery and Some of its benefits?

CWM is a custom recovery for Android. It is the most popular Android custom recovery. It replaces the stock recovery On Android devices. It comes with many extra features compared to the stock recovery. It needs the bootloader to be unlocked. If your bootloader is locked then check out the guide here > How To Unlock Bootloader Of Any Android Using Fastboot. Some devices like Xiaomi and Huawei phones need a unlock code.

TWRP Recovery Features


  • Some Of the benefits Of Having CWM Recovery
    • Users Can Install Custom ROMs, MODs, Kernel via CWM recovery
    • Users can flash system image (.img) file via CWM
    • You can flash modding zip files
    • It is being used to install Xposed Modules
    • Easy to Root and Unroot using CWM Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
    • Users can root by flashing magisk via CWM recovery
    • You can create nandroid backup via CWM
    • Can remove all bloatware using CWM Recovery.
    • You can flash Custom Kernel To underclock and overclock.
    • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data via CWM recovery.

Warning will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk. This will void the warranty of your device.


  • Make sure battery percentage is more than 60%
  • Make sure you have installed USB Drives on your PC.
  • Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on your computer. Guide: For windows or For Mac
  • Now Enable Developer option.
  • Create a nandroid backup on your device.

→ Full Guide to safely root Elephone M1 and Install CWM Recovery

The first method you can Install the CWM recovery then flash the SuperSu or Magisk to get your device rooted

Guide: Root and Install CWM Recovery On Elephone M1

Root Elephone M1 and Install CWM Recovery

Step 1: Install CWM Recovery On Elephone M1

The first method you can Install the CWM recovery then flash the SuperSu or Magisk to get your device rooted

  • Check out the Pre-Requirement Section above (Important)
  • Make sure your device’s bootloader is unlocked. Check out the link given above to unlock the bootloader if you haven’t done it yet
  • First of all, make sure you have followed each and every step mentioned in the pre-requisites section
  • After that, you have to download the CWM Recovery  and transfer it to the Fastboot folder (Pre-requirement section)
  • Once transferred, follow this guide from below to install CWM recovery on your Elephone M1.

Note: Find the Scatter File from the downloaded CWM zip file, which you have downloaded. Rename the CWM (.img) file to recovery.img. Now, on the flash tool interface, navigate and select the scatter file and 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

Download Smart Phone Flash Tool (SP Flash Tool) How to Flash CWM With SP Flash Tool

Step 2: Root Elephone M1

  • Using SuperSu To Root Elephone M1
    • Download the latest SuperSu zip (Download)
    • Now follow the given guide to Install SuperSu On your device to get root access
How To Flash SuperSU using CWM Recovery & Root Any Android device
  • Using Magisk To Root Elephone M1
    • Download the latest Magisk
    • Now follow the guide to flash magisk via CWM to get root access on your device.
How To Install Magisk On Android Device [Universal Systemless Interface for Android]


How To Unroot Elephone M1

You have to flash the stock official firmware on your device to unroot it completely. Follow the guide linked below

  • First, search and download the stock ROM for the device on the web, then flash it via SP Flash Tool

| Guide: How To Install Stock ROM On Elephone M1

That’s it. Your Elephone M1 has been rooted successfully. Keep reading roomygalaxy for more news and updates.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
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Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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