Another confusing model name, this should be named M3 but it has M2-GEC model name at the build number info. So please be careful not to mixed up with the previous M2 model. Make sure your device looks exactly like on beside picture. You’ve been warned ! Read this thoroughly :
Your warranty is now void !!!
I am not responsible if you brick your phone, get stuck in a bootloop, or if your phone grows arms and tries to kill you. Flash at your own risk!
Please do some research if you have any concerns about risk of flashing a custom recovery before continuing! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you!!
If you have any other objection, don’t bother to comment, just close this page!
Let’s start, This 5 inch smartphone M2 model is using Mediatek MT-6582 chipset. Had a 480×855 px resolution and came with android kitkat 4.4.2 by default. This time I build only the cwm version for you to play with custom roms or mods, no twrp version for this model from me due to /data/media storage model partition.
Lets continue with this important question, why do we need a custom recovery? With a custom recovery, it allows you to perform several advanced recovery, restoration, installation and maintenance operations on your Android device that aren’t possible with the stock recovery, and is one of the most common ways used to gain root access, back up device data, install a custom ROMs, kernels, themes, mods and much more. You can read more about this cwm custom recovery from this page : CWM (Clockworkmod Recovery)
Download : recovery-cwm-m3-m2gec.img
HOW TO INSTALL :
To install this cwm or twrp recovery, you need SPFlashTool program which only available on winblows os platform so … really sorry, I cannot support it because I never use and don’t have winblows. You may refer to this tutorial : MT65xx Flashing Tutorial it is very well explained by Bruno Martin.
Please be really careful using SPFlashTool, especially when flashing ROM not for your device, since it may bricked your device forever.
Scatter file you might need : MT6582_m2_Android_scatter_emmc.txt
Of course you also can flash this custom recovery using specific apk such as mobileuncle tool or recovery tool, but I’m not explain this here and now since the purpose I’m creating this custom recovery is to get root from secured stock rom. All recovery tools writer needs root which you don’t have unless you flash this custom recovery first. another chicken and eggs problem.
HOW TO REBOOT INTO CWM RECOVERY :
To enter the cwm recovery mode is pretty easy on this model, just power off the device until you feel the device vibrate, indicating it was totally shutdown. Then, hold down Volume + button then press power button, hold them both until you see axioo logo on screen then release it. Wait a sec or two … then you’ll be entering recovery mode. There are also many apk on playstore such as Quickboot, RecoveryTool, … etc, that can do reboot into recovery directly from alive system, use any one you like.
Here is the look if everything goes well :
Some other notes from me :
After installing this custom recovery, you can install root and Superuser as usual, I recommend to use latest chainfire SuperSU or Superuser by clockworkmod that are already prepared for kitkat os. Do Not using superuser and su binaries from jellybean version or you’ll get many trouble with it.
Happy flashing custom roms for your PICOphone M3 !