Meizu

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This TWRP install and Root tutorial is compatible for all Meizu PRO 5 variants running Lollipop or Marshmallow OS.

Warning: All the data stored in internal memory won’t be deleted, but for safety reasons it’s still recommended to make a backup to device microSD card or PC before starting the tutorial below.
Prerequisites:
• Meizu PRO 5 bootloader must be unlocked. This tutorial shows how to do it.
• Device should have at least 60% charge left on the battery.
• USB Debugging and OEM unlock must be enabled. Go to Settings/About/Software Information/More and keep tapping on Build number until you see that Developer options was enabled. Then go to Settings/Developer Options and check both, USB Debugging and OEM unlock.
• Skip driver installation if you have used our bootloader unlock tutorial. If not, then go ahead and install adb drivers on PC. It’s recommended to restart your PC after installation is complete.
TWRP install tutorial:
  1. Connect Meizu to PC via USB cable.
  2. Using PC download twrp30.img file and place it in ADB and Fastboot drivers folder.
  3. On PC open cmd window: holding shift key, right click on empty space in ADB and Fastboot drivers folder and choose Open command window here.
  4. On cmd window type fastboot devices then press enter.
  5. You should get a serial number approving that device is properly connected into fastboot mode. If not, try to connect cable to another PC USB port or reinstall the drivers.  fastboot devices
  6. Now boot Meizu into fastboot mode by typing adb reboot bootloader and hitting enter.
  7. Next type fastboot flash recovery twrp30.img and hit enter.
  8. TWRP recovery will now be installed on your device.
  9. After installation is complete, type fastboot reboot recovery to reboot Meizu into TWRP recovery.
    You can also access TWRP menu by turning off the device and long pressing the power and volume down button simultaneously until you see TWRP recovery screen.
    Other way to boot into TWRP recovery without any specific buttons combination is to use Quick Boot app.

Root tutorial:

  1. Download SuperSU.zip file straight to mobile device.
  2. Boot Meizu into TWRP recovery by following 9th step written above.
  3. In recovery menu tap on Install and look for superuser.zip file.
  4. Tap on it and swipe to flash.TWRP flash SuperSU
  5. After flash is complete tap on Reboot and choose System.
  6. Phone will reboot and you should find SuperSU app on the screen.
Congratulations for successfully flashing TWRP and rooting Meizu PRO 5!
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Good news for Meizu PRO 5 users! Bootloader unlock is now available for the international variant running the latest firmware.
Whole procedure is quite simple and requires the usual ADB and Fastboot methods required by other Android devices.

Warning: Unlocking bootloader voids devices warranty. Proceed at your own risk.
During the unlock process, device internal storage will be erased. It’s strongly recommended to back up all data before getting started.

Prerequisites:
• USB Debugging and OEM unlock must be enabled. To enable it, go to Settings/About phone/Software info and tap on Build number 7 times. Go back and choose Developer options, then enable USB Debugging and OEM unlock.
ADB drivers must be installed on PC.

Tutorial:

  1. Connect Meizu to PC via USB cable.
  2. Using PC go to ADB and Fastboot drivers folder and open cmd window: holding shift key, right click on empty space in folder and choose Open command window here.
  3. On cmd window type fastboot devices and hit enter.
  4. You should get a serial number approving that device is properly connected into fastboot mode. If not, try to connect cable to another PC USB port or reinstall the drivers. fastboot devices
  5. Now you need to boot Meizu into fastboot mode. To do so, type adb reboot bootloader and hit enter.
  6. Next type fastboot oem unlock and hit enter. Unlock process should take just a couple of seconds. Meizu fastboot oem unlock
  7. Type fastboot reboot to reboot Meizu.
  8. To check the bootloader status, on cmd type fastboot unlock-info and hit enter. It should return True on unlock status approving that Meizu bootloader is successfully unlocked.
    Other way to check if bootloader is unlocked is to boot Meizu into fastboot mode: turn off the device and long press the power and volume down button simultaneously until you see fastboot mode screen.Meizu bootloader status

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