How to easily root Elephone P8000 with stock Android Lollipop

Posted in Aug 15, 2015 in Tutorials, 16 comments

Installation Tutorial CWM Recovery + Root on Elephone P8000 smartphone



First, download ‘Elephone P8000 root’ archive from here, here or here. (49 MB)

Install CWM Recovery

1. From inside the archive copy the file named “” to the SD card and turn off the terminal.
2. Open the flashtool and click in the “scatter-loading” button and will select the file named “recovery.img” from ‘p8000-recovery’ folder.
3. Next click on the button “Download” and connect the terminal to USB.
4. When you see an image like the one below means that everything went right.
5. Remove USB and put the battery back, now enter recovery mode turning on the phone with the Vol +” + “Power” buttons (to move through the recovery use the volume buttons and the power to select)

Install Root
1. In Recovery go to “install zip”.
2. Now select choose zip from / sdcard”.
3. Look forĀ” file previously backed up to SD.
4. Choose yes-install superSU_PRO_V2.49.zipand give the yes.
5. Reboot and enjoy Root!

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  1. 1 Renato said:

    You can’t remove the battery on the P8000.
    If you want the flash tool to recognize your phone, you need to start the phone in fastboot mode (restart with vol- and power button, then select fastboot), then connect it to the computer using the USB cable, then press the Download button on the flash tool and then power the phone off by a long press of the power button.
    The phone won’t have time to enter the charging mode and it will get recognized by the flash tool.

  2. 1 Srpayo said:

    This worked for me using Windows 10 (you have to disable enforced driver signature first) after the 2nd try. When going into the Recovery Mode there’s a step missing. When you press Power + Volume UP it takes you to a tiny menu with only 3 options:


    Choose Recovery by pressing Volume Down button when selected and it will take you to the CWM Recovery Screen where you can use the ‘Install zip’ bit.

    I also managed to install Xposed Framework for Lollipop on the phone by using the arm64 zip file and following same process as above:

    No more YouTube Ad, no in-app Ads and Background YouTube working fine! Thanks!

  3. 1 mark said:

    can u do this without a sd card in the phone?

  4. 1 Chris said:

    I keep on getting an error message when I select the scatter loading file: recovery.img (from the P8000 folder).


    The load scatter file is invalid.

    I tried using the MT6753_Android_scatter.txt file and hit download but nothing happened. Any help would be appreciated.

  5. 1 Lajos said:

    yes for me the same error

    The load scatter file is invalid.

    is it the file error?

  6. 1 Florisz said:

    Thank you, I managed to do this.
    When phone is off and not connected.
    Extracted downloaded files to a folder on pc
    Then installed the driver from the driver folder(windows 7 32bit)
    Copied the supersu zip file to the sd card of the p8000(took the sd card out of the phone and placed in my pc)
    Volume up + power button to get to the 3 choice menu(recovery, fastboot or normal) and chose for fastboot.
    Then started the flashtool and loaded the scatter text file from the p8000 recovery folder.
    Pressed the Download button in the flashtool
    Connected the p8000 to the pc.
    Turned the p8000 off(holding the power button)
    Then just waited of the download OK popup from the flash tool.

  7. 1 danyrolux said:

    Thank you for your detailed info!

  8. 1 Vadoliya Milan said:

    Any idea of this recovery is working on auxus prime p8000…? Because same hardware but ui & rom is different…

  9. 1 danyrolux said:

    I can’t say, since we don’t have your device.
    We always take risks to find out for you, but in this case maybe is better for you to ask in forums before you try…

  10. 1 Wyvernone said:

    Works until I boot the recovery. It boots up in Chinese! I can’t understand chinese help!

  11. 1 Wyvernone said:

    Nevermind. My mistake I press Power + VOL- instead of Power + VOL+. Great tutorial thx.

  12. 1 Mighali said:

    Thanks for the usefull tutorial,

    Do capacitative buttons and the notification diod work when using stock android on Elephone p8000?

  13. 1 jeff said:

    Well.. for me, the flash goes well, but when I go in recovery mode, I have the logo then the phone reboot and restarts without starting the recovery. If I redo the manipulation, then I fall on “android system recovery” and not on cwm .. any idea?

  14. 1 jeff said:

    OK ! Finally i have root my p8000 with this post :

    The new version of p8000 don’t work with CWM..

  15. 1 Arthur said:

    Thank you. Rooting worked perfectly with Elephone P8000 updated to the latest version installed by OTA from 2015/12/03.
    I made OTA update before rooting.
    Baseband MOLY.LR9.W1444.MD.LWTG.MP.V16.P10
    Kernel: 3.10.65
    Build ALPS.L1.MP3.V2_NB6753.65U.L1_P22

  16. 1 Joseph said:

    Sorry am a complete novice do I need to connect mobile to computer ?

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