How to Root Gionee Elife S Plus and Unlock its Bootloader for Android 6 Marshmallow | WIKIBAN

1 September 2016

How to Root Gionee Elife S Plus and Unlock its Bootloader for Android 6 Marshmallow


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Gionee recently released an update for the Gionee Elife S Plus taking it from Android 5.x (Lollipop) to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). Recall that Team Hovatek had released the rooting technique for the Gionee Elife S Plus running on Android 5 Lollipop. For those who’ve upgraded to Marshmallow, there’s yet another difficulty rooting. This guide will teach you how to root your Gionee Elife S Plus after upgrading to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Take into consideration that before rooting your Gionee S Plus you need to unlock its bootloader to give you access to execute a command and in the process of unlocking Gionee S Plus bootloader you need to be familiar with the process of setting ADB and Fastboot on your PC before unlocking its bootloader and consequently, to arrive at the rooting of your device. Don't worry all the steps required are explained below in details, but before you begin make sure you download all the files below as its the prerequisites of rooting your Gionee Elife S Plus.


Now the first step is to unlock Gionee S Plus bootloader but apparently we need to install ADB and Fastboot on our PC Check here for how to install ADB & Fastboot
After installing the ADB drivers on your PC lets look at how you can unlock Gionee S Plus Bootloader 

How to Unlock the Bootloader of Gionee S Plus

  • First and foremost back up your personal stuff because this process will wipe your phone data
  • Enable USB debugging by going to: settings>developer options>usb debugging and if you can't find developer options on the setting go to "about" and press the "build number options 5 times (tap it five times to enable the developer options.
  • Enable OEM unlocking under setting>developer options
  • connect the phone with a usb while the phone is on
  • launch ADB
  • in the ADB run the following command and (press enter after)
adb devices
  • now adb will detect your phone i.e. Gionee S Plus
  • after adb detect your device, boot it into fastboot by running the following commands
adb reboot-bootloader
  • the phone will now reboot and enter fastboot (black screen with only fastboot written at the top or bottom
  • in fastboot run the following command on your device (press enter after)
fastboot oem unlock
  • You should get a prompt on the device asking you to confirm Bootloader unlock, press the volume up button for Yes
  • You should now get a success message
  • reboot the device by running the command below
fastboot reboot
Note: if you are getting the message  “unlock operation is not allowed” when trying to unlock your bootloader then go back and make sure that you enable OEM Unlocking under developer options on your device.
Now after you have successfully unlock the bootloader of Gionee S Plus lets proceed on the final process on how to root your device easily.

How to Root Gionee S Plus

  • After downloading the above superSU, copy it to both SD card and Internal Storage
  • Extract and copy the TWRP recovery image you earlier downloaded above and paste it into the same folder as fastboot.exe and adb.exe (the location is above)
  • Connect the phone to the PC again using usb while the phone is on and boot it into fastboot with this command adb reboot-bootloader and press enter
  • Now the phone will restart and boot itself into fastboot
  • when the phone enter fastboot, flash the recovery.img to the phone by typing this command fastboot boot recovery.img and press enter
  • the phone should now boot into TWRP recovery
  • In TWRP, if you get a prompt asking you to swipe to allow modification of the System partition, tap KEEP READ ONLY
  • In TWRP, you use the Volume up button to scroll up, Volume down button to scroll down and Power button to select
  • If TWRP offers to root the phone, select NO
  • In the TWRP Recovery, tap Install
  • Scroll down to Install zip and select it
  • Navigate to the location of and select it
  • Swipe to confirm flashing of and wait till flashing is complete
  • Reboo the device
  • Confirm Root by installing and running Root Checker
how to easily root gionee elife s plus

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