How to Root Elephone P8 Mini and Install TWRP Recovery

Full step by step guide to Root Elephone P8 Mini and Install TWRP Recovery: Hello friends! Today, in this post, we are going to discuss rooting and how all the Elephone P8 Mini users can root their devices easily after they install TWRP Recovery. As opposed to most myths, rooting is a really easy task which can easily be performed by anyone be it a high-tech programmer or a developer or even a casual Android user. Once you get root access, you will have the pathway into a heaven which contains an abundance of options to tinker with the settings, make changes to the menu, unlock hidden features, get rid of the bloatware, and more.

Elephone is a brand which has a vast fan base in many countries. Its P8 Mini comes equipped with a 5.0-inch display screen with FHD Sharp resolution of 1920x1080p, a MediaTek MT6750T Octa Core Processor, ARM Mali-T860 MP2 GPU, 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 64 GB internal storage capacity, and a non-removable 2860mAh Lithium-Ion Polymer battery. It comes with Android 7.0 Nougat with ELE OS 1.0 out of the box. Its other features include a 13.0 MP rear camera, 16.0 MP front camera, fingerprint scanner, Wi-Fi, GPS, NTSC, Slim Bezel, Bluetooth, A-GPS, and more.

There are several rooting guides online that claim to help you root your device but in fact, they often leave the readers confused. In this special guide, we will first be giving you detailed information on rooting, starting with the basics. After getting the basics out of the way, we will give you a step-by-step guide which will help you root your device within minutes.

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

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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 programs as administrators in Windows.

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 TWRP Recovery and Some of its benefits?

TWRP 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.

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

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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.



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

Guide: Root and Install TWRP Recovery On Elephone P8 Mini

Root Elephone P8 Mini and Install TWRP Recovery

Step 1: Install TWRP Recovery On Elephone P8 Mini

The first method you can Install the TWRP 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 Download TWRP Recovery and transfer it to your Elephone P8 Mini
  • Once transferred, follow this guide from below to install TWRP recovery on your Elephone P8 Mini. (Same as flashing the stock ROM)

Note: 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 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 TWRP With SP Flash Tool

Step 2: Root Elephone P8 Mini

#1 Using SuperSu To Root Elephone P8 Mini
  • 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 TWRP Recovery & Root Any Android device
#2 Using Magisk To Root Elephone P8 Mini
  • Download the latest Magisk
  • Now follow the guide to flash magisk via TWRP to get root access on your device.
How To Install Magisk On Android Device [Universal Systemless Interface for Android]

That’s it. Your Elephone P8 Mini has been rooted successfully. Keep reading roomygalaxy for more news and updates.

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma, who graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela, is an experienced blogger and an enthusiast of Android technology. She has spent eight years writing about Android OS, earning a reputation as a reliable source in the technology field. 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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