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Wiko Cink Peax 2 - Root & Install CWM Recovery

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Wiko Cink Peax 2 is distributed by Wiko, a french importer of chinese phones.

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It is a very affordable Android smartphone based on a MediaTek MT6589 chipset.
It's main characteristics are :
 * an ARM Cortex A7 quad-core processor
 * a PowerVR Series 5XTCortex graphics
 * 1 Gb RAM
 * 4 Gb flash memory
 * a microSD connector
 * a dual SIM.

This phone come with Jelly Bean 4.1 but, unlike many chinese phones, it doesn't come pre-rooted.

This article explains all the steps needed to root your Wiko Cink Peax 2 under Jelly Bean 4.1 and to install a custom CWM Recovery that will allow you to do ROM backup and restore.

This procedure has been done to be run on a Ubuntu workstation, but it should be easily adapted to any other Linux flavour, and even to a Windows PC. As a pre-requisite, you need to Install Android ADB tools on your Ubuntu box.

You have to understand that rooting your smartphone and flashing an alternate recovery is always a little bit risky.
So, if you go further, do it at your own risk !

1. Create Udev rule

To be able to detect the Wiko Cink Peax 2 under Ubuntu, first thing is to create the proper udev rules that will allow the system to detect the phone and allow Read/Write access.

They will be declared in /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules. If file already exists, just append the content at the end of it.

# sudo gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules

/etc/udev/rules.d/99-android.rules

# Wiko Cink Peax 2
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0bb4", ATTRS{idProduct}=="0c02", MODE="0666", OWNER="yourlogin" # MTP mode with USB debug on
SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0bb4", ATTRS{idProduct}=="200c", MODE="0666", OWNER="yourlogin" # PTP mode with USB debug on

yourlogin should be your normal Ubuntu session login.

Once done, udev service has to be restarted.

# sudo service udev restart

2. Enable USB debugging

You need to enable USB debugging on your Wiko Cink Peax 2 to be able to use ADB mode.

If you don't have Developer options in your Settings menu, enable it by pressing 7 times on Build number in the Settings / About phone menu.

Then, go to Settings / Developer options menu and enable USB debugging option.

You can now connect your phone to your computer with a USB cable.

3. Root the Phone

We can root Wiko Cink Peak 2 with a very well-know exploit for MTK 6589 android based phones.

You need to download all needed files and to run the exploit script.

# wget http://bernaerts.dyndns.org/download/wiko-cinkpeax2/mt6589_rooting_pkg.zip
# unzip mt6589_rooting_pkg.zip
# cd mt6589_rooter
# sudo chmod +x run.sh
# sudo ./run.sh[*]
[*] Waiting for device...
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
[*] Device found.
[*] Pushing exploit...
8442 KB/s (1283460 bytes in 0.148s)
[*] Pushing root tools...
4157 KB/s (91980 bytes in 0.021s)
9056 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 0.201s)
7913 KB/s (969701 bytes in 0.119s)
[*] Rooting phone...
[+] This may take a few minutes.
[+] Success!
[*] Cleaning up...
[*] Exploit complete. Press enter to reboot and exit.

Rooting process will take some time. At the end, you'll be asked to reboot your phone.

After the reboot, your phone will be rooted.

You can check it by launching SuperSU application. You may be asked to update su binary. Just accept and select the normal update method.

4. Install Recovery

Thanks to Techfire blog, a port of ClockWorkMod Recovery is available for Wiko Cink Peax 2.

You can download this recovery image from the blog site or from this site.

Before flashing it, you then need to push it to the root of the phone internal sdcard.

# wget http://bernaerts.dyndns.org/download/wiko-cinkpeax2/recovery_6044.img
# adb push recovery_6044.img /sdcard/

android-mobileuncle-mktOnce the recovery is on the internal sdcard, the easiest way to install it is to use Mobileuncle MKT Tools available from Google Play.

This application is a complete tool box for all MTK chipset based sites.

Once installed, launch Mobileuncle. The first time, it will ask for root access. Just allow it permanently.

Recovery flashing is done thru the Recovery Update menu. You just need to select the first recovery image recovery_6044.img proposed from SD Card.

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Recovery will be flashed and you will be asked if you want to reboot into the new recovery.

5. Reboot into Recovery

android-clockworkmod-recoveryIf you want to boot your Wiko Cink Peax 2 into CWM Recovery, you need to :

  1. Switch off the phone
  2. Hold Volume + and Power at the same time
  3. Release Volume +

You'll get a menu, where you can select entry with Volume + and validate your choice with Volume -

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You are now able to do a full backup of your ROM.

This is a compulsory step if you plan to modify your phone filesystem as root. It may save your life in case of mistake ...

6. After rooting tweaks

Now that your Wiko Cink Peax 2 is fully rooted with CWM Recovery 6 installed, you can follow this additional procedure Android - Applications for Rooted Phones.

 

Hope it helps !

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