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DOOGEE X5 - Easy Root Guide for newbies, with files (Updated in August 6, 2016)

 UPDATE (August 6, 2016): There´s a new and easy solution for X5 rooting. Found it on NeedRom and it was posted by Joel RSB. You need two files - The update and the TWRP recovery image. No PC is needed, just follow these simple steps:

1. Install update-ROOT-DOOGEE_X5-V1.zip in the phone (Settings-About Phone-WirelessUpdate-Local Updates). Say yes to everything and charge your battery before.
2. After Rebooting SU updates and checking if it is really rooted (you can use any free Root verify tool from the Play store), install Flashify or Rashr. Using one of those, install TWRP.

NOTE: I tested this solution on V18 stock rom and don´t know if it works with other roms. My phone contains the old board.









UPDATE (February 10, 2016) : As Julio Meria says in comments, KingRoot works with the last firmware version (I tried it with V17 and it worked like a charm). So if you wanna do it this way, just download the needed files:
V17 Stock Firmware
KingRoot

This mobile phone is gaining global attention for its amazing price when looking at the specs. Rooting is compulsory if you want to install some apps, manage settings, etc. Here´s a complete guide to do it!
1 - Download all the necessary files HERE. Unrar and unzip all the folders.

2 - First thing to do is to install the drivers that makes Microsoft Windows link with phone, the way we need it. Use 01-Android_CDC_Driver.zip. Click withe the mouse right button and install both inf files. If you are using Windows 8 or 10 you must enable the "install drivers without signature" - Check this guide.

3 - Open SP Flash Tool with administrative rights, using mouse right button and choosing "Run as Administrator" (the necessary files are 02-SP Flash Tool+Scatter File.rar and 03-TWRP Recovery for DoogeeX5.rar). In the download section choose files this way:
Browse for the files, all are included.
Click "Download" and connect the switched off phone. Wait for conclusion of recovery installation.

4 - Turn on the phone and connect it to Windows the usual way, search for the TWRP folder and  unrar 04-TWRP theme.rar inside it. In the end you should have the ui.zip in the TWRP/theme folder (don´t change folder´s name!). If this folder does not show up you must run recovery at least one time in Russian, turn off phone and turn it on again but pressing power button and volume up at the same time.

05-SuperSU-v2.46.zip can be copied to any phone folder, for instance the Downloads folder in the SD card or in phone storage.

5 -  Turn off the phone. Press Volume Up and Power Button at the same time. Choose "Recovery" following the options. Install 05-SuperSU-v2.46.zip (search for the file). And that´s it, it´s rooted. You can check it installing any root checkup app from the PlayStore. If the Play Store app does not runs after rooting, go to the app details and clear cache and data (settings-apps-Google Play Store).

Check this if you wanna reverse the process.

187 comments:

  1. did not work for me. sp flash tool show download sucessfully, but I can't find TWRP folder anywhere on my phone.

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    1. when rebooting for first time reboot into recovery right away thats how i did it

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  2. K, please check step 4, if the folder is not there start recovery in russian one time.

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    1. I used the handset method as in no pc. I got as far as To have confirmation my phone was rooted but when I accessed the image file using rashr my phone got stuck in a boot loop as is now as useful as a tea coaster for a coffee drinker....gutted. the whole reason I did this was so I could get an app to access my files via a pc

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    2. This article was not updated for a long time, there has been many some software and hardware updates to X5 so some things may not work. Its possible to save that phone using SP Flash Tool and original firmware (or compatible rom from Needrom or any other source), look at solutions I posted for Frederic Bally (it was in September, it should be down in this comment section). I used SP Flash Tool to flash rom that was already rooted, but that was few months ago so I dont remember how exactly i did that.

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  3. Besides doing a backup beforehand, will the rooting procedure as explained above erase all my data on the phone? Will I have to reinstall my apps again and will all my settings be lost?

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  4. No worries about backups. You are just installing superuser. The rest of the apps will survive.

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  5. Hi I can't find TWRP folder too. When i run the recovery mode i have this message no command. thank

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  6. After 3 flash the recovery is ok and my doogee is root thanks Paulo

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  7. I have TWRP folder after start in Russian once. But try again and do not enter Recovery. always says NO COMMAND. Help Please!!!

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  8. What does it mean :"run recovery in Russian"?
    Thanks!

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    1. Press power button and volume and volume up at the same time. TWRP in russian will create the TWRP folder, or you can create it yourself.

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  9. "Install 05-SuperSU-v2.46.zip" ok, but how? This is not an APK file.
    Thanks!

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    1. Install it from TWRP, after english skin or with the russian one if you understand the language :-)

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  10. how to start recovery in russian one time. ?

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    1. power off, press power button and volume up at the same time.

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    2. i created TWRP and unzip theme.rar , i select recovery and always says NO COMMAND

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    3. i flash again and perfect work thanks :D

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    4. recovery is work only 1 time after flash :D

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  11. And check this camera app for your Doogee X5: http://ifyouwanttousefreesoftware.blogspot.pt/2015/10/camera-mx.html
    Much better than the stock one!

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  12. I try it like 10 times and it never create the TWRP folder, and even if i create that folder it always say no command... :(

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  13. go to system settings and untick secure bootloader. flash 2 or 3 x. works for me.

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  14. first flash, reboot to system. check. if not second flash. reboot to recovery. then reboot to system. copy the folder theme to sdcard/twrp. thats it. boot to recovery and voila

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  15. Droidmaster (or anyone else), how can I untick secure bootloader in Android? Is it not enough to have USB debugging turned on?

    I also managed to flash my Doogee using but I don't get the TWRP folder installed. I tried to reboot while pressing the Volume up and Power button at the same time, but I also get the "No command".

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  16. Hi, is this method going to work only for doogee x5 or for every phone with mt6580 chipset (wiko leny 2 in my case) ? :)

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    1. I dont know, but there are a lot of info about rooting your phone across a simple Google search: https://www.google.pt/search?q=wiko+leny+2&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=fadDVoyTEYL-aKaGmMAF#q=wiko+leny+2+root

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    2. Yeah, I was searching google for days but most of the time it shows Wiko Lenny (the first version) which comes with 4.4.2 and older mtk chipset. Mine is too new for those methods but I saw that Doogee x5 also is mt6580 so I guess I'll give it a try :P

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  17. changed the sim card of my phone and after rebooting the device, it shows a lock page saying " please enter privacy protection password to unlock". this page don't have Google log in method even.
    can't connect usb to pc

    please help me How to connect usb to pc

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  18. "please enter privacy protection password to unlock" happens because you had activated a security setting before. Go to Settings-Security-Mobile Anti Theft and enter the code you defined before. To connect phone in Windows (if you want to root) check step 2 in my guide. If you just want to connect to transfer files, for instance mp3 files, choose "connect as Media Device (MTP) in Windows.

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    1. i forgot password
      i need root
      i can't connect phone to pc not unlock phone

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  19. Justo, he conseguido q me funcione correctamente el proceso realizando 3 veces la subida del recovery con el FlasTool. Lo hice 3 veces seguido, y a correr.

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  20. Is this guide working on android 5.1 ?
    Thank you for reply...

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  21. Hi I couldn't find a TWRP Folder so i made one and loaded the files in there. The unrar 04-TWRP theme.rar is inside it and the path is correct i then placed the 05-SuperSU-v2.46.zip in the same place. I restarted it in recovery and got the andriod update logo with a red ! above and what looks like Korean writing below

    Any clues what I should now try

    Sorry if I'm being thick

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  22. Unrar 04-TWRP theme.rar to TWRP, ending with TWRP/theme.

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  23. Work on V15 OTA and will erase my data? I jave to untick secure bootloader?

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  24. Boas,
    O processo de root funciona com a mais recente atualização, V15?

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  25. I had to do the flashing twice, but it worked. Thank you very much !

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    1. http://www.howtogeek.com/167723/how-to-disable-driver-signature-verification-on-64-bit-windows-8.1-so-that-you-can-install-unsigned-drivers/

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  27. I cant install the drivers. I am on windows 7 64bit and this error occurs "the inf file you have selected does not support this method of installation" i also tried installiong through device manager but it comes up with an error code 10. Any ideas?

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  28. Still does not work for me. TWRMP folder isnt anywhere on the phone.

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  29. This method also works perfectly on the Doogee X5 PRO using the scatter file and recovery.img included in this link https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2UQqhMJm4NYaXU3SFQwOGJOUk0/view

    If you boot into recovery mode and you get the error android logo with the eclamation mark try the following: short press menu and volume up button simultaneously. From there I always get redirected to the recovery menu anyway.
    Thanks for the guide!

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  32. Hello everyone, I bought this phone for my wife and I'm really happy with this device :-)
    However, I need some application to the Rooter and after having followed this method I still can not Rooter phone.
    Everything correctly place up to step 4, but then I do not understand the following explanation.
    Would it be possible to have a video of the method please :-)
    Thanking you in advance, YannickIdf

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  33. When I try to install the drivers it says "installation of inf file not possible".. What's wrong?

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    1. Just searched Google: http://sabrent.com/support/knowledgebase.php?article=14

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  35. help when I try to install the INF me error I have already tried both procedures the page you recommended but does not change anything as I do I use Win 7 64-bit

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  36. Try these solutions: https://www.raymond.cc/blog/loading-unsigned-drivers-in-windows-7-and-vista-64-bit-x64/

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    1. then I managed to unblock the unsigned drivers but when I try to install the .inf tells me anyway, "the INF file selected does not support this method of installation" my version of windows and Home Premium 64-bit

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  38. Hello, good finally to test strength I managed to "Root" my device;-)
    For cons, I was forced to settle here the "SuperSU v2.52" and not the "V2.46" provided
    in the pack because it does not work (inability to put the "Binary SU" to date).
    I am very happy to have managed to "Root" my device, but now I will wish to install "Xposed" to get "Gravity Box". Does anyone have managed to install these two elements and if so what is the procedure ???
    Thank you in advance for your answers, YannickIdf

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  39. Yannick cómo has conseguido hacer root?
    Lo he intentado más de 10 veces sin éxito, nunca aparece la carpeta Twrp.
    Reinició con poder+volumen up y me sale un android con letras chinas debajo.
    No se lo que hacer, puede alguien ayudarme?
    El doogee vino con android 5.1 y no hay actualizaciones locales disponibles.

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  40. Hola Manu, ¿te las arreglas para ir a través de la etapa 3 del tutorial al final con un círculo verde en la "Herramienta de Flash" que le indica que la descarga se ha realizado correctamente ???

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    1. Gracias por responder Yannick.
      Si, aparece el círculo verde en la herramienta de flash, como que se ha realizado correctamente.
      Después reinicio, busco la carpeta Twrp en el teléfono y no la encuentro.
      Reinició con botón power+ volumen arriba, Selecciono la opción "Recovery" y me aparece un android verde tumbado y unas letras en chino debajo y no puedo hacer otra cosa, sólo reiniciar, no aparece trwp ruso.
      Vuelvo a reiniciar, buscó la carpeta y sigue sin aparecer.
      Lo he realizado más de diez veces y no lo consigo.
      Es necesario insertar una microsd?
      El teléfono me ha llegado el 18/12/2015 y supongo que tendrá todas las actualizaciones hasta la fecha ya que en actualizaciones locales dice que "No hay actualizaciones disponibles". No se que más hacer.
      Puedes ayudarme?
      Gracias

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    2. hola yannick yo ya tengo la carpeta trwp en mi terminal pero no logro que el modo recovery funciones, reinicio el terminal con pwr y vol+ y aparece el androide tumbado y pone no hay comandos debajo. que puedo hacer?

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  41. will it work this solution with doogee F3 Pro?

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  42. pmt changed for the rom it must be downloaded showed up when i was at step 3. Can you help with it?

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  43. Hola, para satisfacer sus diferentes demandas hago un correo electrónico masivo.
    En resumen, el método que usé para mi instalación, me gustas
    tenía grandes dificultades para llegar a ella.
    Así que empecé haciendo una "Reset" del menú completo paar teléfono
    Android Classic.
    Entonces he seguido la explicación hasta el paso 3 (con la aparición del círculo verde
    la "Herramienta de Flash" programa).
    Por contra, no he reiniciado el teléfono en modo normal, he intentado un reinicio
    en "TWRP" de inmediato y llegué con seguridad en el menú "TWRP" en ruso después de haber
    otpion seleccionada la "recuperación".
    Según entiendo nada en ruso, así que me quité la batería y reiniciar el teléfono
    en el modo "Normal".
    Entonces miré en la memoria del teléfono y he encontrado el TWRP "Repertorio"
    (Este directorio está en la memoria del teléfono y no en la "SD" tarjeta).
    Yo mismo he creado un segundo directorio en el "TWRP" primer directorio y yo llamado a esta
    directorio de "tema" (precaución debe ser observada media, que es todo en minúsculas
    y sin acento).
    Entonces he copiado el archivo "ui.zi" p situada en el archivo descomprimido "tema 04-TWRP"
    (Tema 04-TWRP / tema / ui.zip) en el "tema" directorio creado previamente en el teléfono
    (El archivo se deja en el formulario de "postal", no descomprimirlo.
    Entonces me reinicia el teléfono en "recuperación" y no me dieron en el menú
    "TWRP TeamWin" como menú de Android (muy bien hecho, de paso, la interfaz) e Inglés ;-)
    a partir de ahí tuve la oportunidad de instalar el archivo "v2.52-BETA-SuperSU" copiado previamente en mi tarjeta "SD"
    siempre como "postal" (debe utilizar la opción "TWRP TeamWin" "Instalar" de llevar a cabo
    esto) => Atención en mi caso, me hizo una primera instalación
    con "05-SuperSU-v2.46" archivo incluido en el paquete de descarga, pero no se ha instalado
    (Mensaje derreur la instalación), así que descarga un SuperSU más
    y recientemente nombrado "BETA-SuperSU-v2.52" (Google es tu amigo).
    Una vez hecho esto, me reinicia el teléfono y fue bueno "Raíz"
    con el programa "SuperSU" instalada en el teléfono ;-)
    Es decir, mantenerme informado de la marcha de sus pruebas.
    Yannick

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  44. Hello, to meet your different demands I make a bulk email.
    In summary the method I used for my installation, I like you
    had great difficulty in reaching it.
    So I started by making a "Reset" of the phone paar full menu
    Classic Android.
    I then followed the explanation until step 3 (with the appearance of the green circle
    the "Flash Tool" program).
    For cons, I have not restarted the phone in normal mode, I tried a reboot
    in "TWRP" right away and I arrived safely on the menu "TWRP" in Russian after having
    otpion selected the "Recovery".
    As I understand nothing in Russian, so I removed the battery and restart the phone
    in "Normal" mode.
    I then looked in the phone memory and I have found the "Repertoire" TWRP
    (This directory is in the phone memory and not in the card "SD").
    I myself have created a second directory in the first directory "TWRP" and I named this
    directory "theme" (caution must be observed mean, that is all lowercase
    and without accent).
    I then copied the file "ui.zi" p located in the decompressed file "04-TWRP theme"
    (04-TWRP theme / theme / ui.zip) in the directory "theme" created previously on the phone
    (The file is left on the form "Zip", do not unzip it.
    I then restarted the phone in "recovery" and there I got on the menu
    "TWRP TeamWin" as Android menu (very well done in passing interface) and English ;-)
    from there I was able to install the file "v2.52-BETA-SuperSU" copied previously on my card "SD"
    always as "Zip" (you must use the "Install" of "TWRP TeamWin" option to perform
    this) => Attention in my case, I made a first installation
    with "05-SuperSU-v2.46" file included in the download package, but it has not installed
    (Message derreur the installation) so I downloaded a SuperSu more
    and recent named "BETA-SuperSU-v2.52" (Google is your friend).
    Once this is done, I restarted the phone and it was good "Root"
    with the "SuperSu" program installed in the phone ;-)
    That is, keep me informed of the progress of your tests.
    Yannick

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    1. THANK YOU VERY MUCH YANNICK!!! IT REALLY WAS HELPFUL IT WORKED FOR MEEEE!!!

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  45. I tried it 10 times and it doesn not create TWRp folder. TWRP in russian (power + volume up and RECOVERY says NO COMMAND. I have OEM bootloader unlock and SPFlash tools says "OK"

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  46. I ha ve upgraded to V17 firmware .. and does not work. no TWRP foder even SPFlash says "OK"

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  47. I've had the same difficulty as everyone else, the TWRP folder doesn't show up; and I can't figure out how to do the recovery in russian. all i get is NO COMMAND. Can someone please create a video tutorial.

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  48. looks like there is a problem with the latest updates, does not work for me either, when i got the phone, it had V16 (rooting did not work), updated to V17, still does not work. Quick searching showed, that this works for V14 and lower. Everyone, who got root working, could you please tell us which version of official update do you have and also that if you updated after performing root? Maybe we can figure out, that for V15+, this solution just does not work anymore...

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  49. I uploaded recovery with scatter on Mega.
    Tested myself on X5 V17 and working perfectly.
    Guide is the same, only replace recovery.img

    https://mega.nz/#F!Gkkx2KrB!-hGFZ1VZrYbXE2td0TDTxQ

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    1. I installed v17 and rooted it. Twrp working perfectly.

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  50. Donwload V17 https://yadi.sk/d/x0jLJv8BmbnF8
    1). Turn off the smartphone. Cable is not connected to the computer.
    2). Run SP_flash tool
    3). Choose File> Open File Agent download and specify the file MTK_AllInOneDA.bin (it is in the folder SP_flash tool).
    4). Click Scatter File and select the MT6580_Android_scatter.txt file (it's in the folder with the V17 rom).
    5. Click "Download".Start smartphone download completed
    6). Turn off the smartphone.Run flash tool choose only recovery.img
    7). In the end power+volume up and recovery menu.If everything correct restart mobilphone
    8). In phone memory creat(if not) TWRP directory.Creat theme directory in TWRP.Copy ui.zip to theme directory.Power off phone.
    9). power+volume up and recovery menu.It'is in English language.
    10). If you want download custom rom.Install it in recovery-restore menu

    http://www.needrom.com/download/doogee-x5-android5-1-v17-flickair-mod/

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  51. not working for me ... screenshots or video would help (or root.apk :)) thanks, Petr

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    1. I dont think that screenshots would help since I'm sure that I did every step posted here correctly, even those in comments, because its pretty simple and straight forward...and I'm still stuck at "no command" at best. (btw I created TWRP/theme/ folder manually in phone memory and on SD card too... just to be sure, tried twrp and TWRP folder names too... again, just to be sure).

      Is there a rooted custom rom, apart from flickrair mod? I dont like some uncecessary changes like different launcher and that budled software (Total Commander, CM Browser... why?) in this mod, people are reporting some crashes... rooted stock V17 rom without additional changes would be great...but I dont know If custom rom can be installed without TWRP, (still stuck on "no command"). I googled that in V13 you could flash whole rom with SP Flash Tool, but that does not concern me since I'm on V17.

      damn, and it looked so easy at the beginning

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  52. Is there any working solution for V17? The Flashing is successful but TWRP never runs. When faced with the "no command" error, you have to press-hold-release power+volume up simultaneously for about 3 seconds and the stock recovery 3e appears. However the stock 3e recovery refuses to install the SuperSU.zip saying "Error: partition table not match". If anyone has managed to successfully root V17 with android 5.1 please share it with us.

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    2. There are many comments from people that succesfully rooted V17. But it does not help... I have the same problem with "no command", tried every solution posted here... still think that is possible that the problem may be something different than just our oversight. How old is your X5? I got mine month ago, with V16 from factory so it has to be from later batch. Maybe it matters, because comments about "no command" issue started in November and original post is from October... just guessing, I feel really hopeless.

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    3. My X5 arrived 2 days ago, Jan 19 and immediately after the first boot I got a notification for OTA update, so I proceeded with no second thought and now I am stuck trying to root it.

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  53. Very helpful and great information and content.
    Android Root

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  54. I think the only way to get a rooted X5 already v17 is to install the DOOGEE-X5-Android5.1-V17-FlickAir-MOD from needrom, which is already rooted and based on the latest v17 official rom. I am afraid however that afterwards the OTA updates will cease to work. Please someone confirm if I am correct.

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  55. According to the creator of this rom, the whole process is done through SP Flash Tool, no need for TWRP.

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  56. I tried installing that, but the my DOOGEE X5 did was reset. Maybe i did it wrong or something?

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    1. OK I confirm that DOOGEE-X5-Android5.1-V17-FlickAir-MOD works just fine. I downloaded from needrom http://www.needrom.com/download/doogee-x5-android5-1-v17-flickair-mod/, flashed it from SP Flash Tool that is included in the post and after 4-5 minutes it booted properly with root support.

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    2. Ok so did u just replace the "recovery.img" file?

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    3. I can confirm I have tried all the ways from this site and also from 4pda to root my new-arrived x5 (originally with v16 --> updated to v17) and TWRP just has never loaded: I getting the normal android boot after choosing the Recovery mode. I have both usb debugging and OEM unlocking ON but still no success, so sad :(

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  57. update: I found the way how-to root that x5 v17 and it finally worked for me!
    for those guys who can understand russian just read throw this post http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=692610&st=2520#entry46237523
    for any others: you have to upload a specific .zip file with superuser application and scripts to your smartphone's filesystem and install by the update menu-->local updates --> choose that .zip. After it ur phone will reboot into recovery mode and will grant superuser, cheers!

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    1. Thats great! But the file link gave me 404 error, looks like it was deleted. Did you download that file yourself? If you did, can you upload it somewhere?

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    2. here u go https://yadi.sk/d/y73qeZZTnikUY

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  58. FINALLY! Solution posted by Unknown user (presumably just not logged Kroka Dil) worked. V16 upgraded to V17 and installing local update with root. Everything seems to work just fine.

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    1. Does this get recovery working?

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    2. Okay, the rooting solution did work for me. But IS there any way to get TWRP on this phone? I've tried everything I could find on Google and nothing has worked yet :(

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  59. So how do i get the Superuser application on my phone or is it on PC?

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  60. I did step by step!
    But it's not working!
    I'm on v17 and I did every solution. even v17 files and ...

    Someone please tell us a solution!
    I have to Root this phone!

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    1. If you went to the website listed a few comments above, you'd see the process is right there (of course you have to translate the website like I did if you don't speak Russian). Here are the steps, it worked for me so it should work for you:

      1) Make sure phone is charged to 30% or above. Very important or else it won't let you start the update.

      2) Download the rooted update file posted above (https://yadi.sk/d/y73qeZZTnikUY) and place it on your SD card.

      3) Go to Settings - About Phone - Wireless Update

      4) Tap the 3 dots on the upper right part of the screen, then tap "Local Updates"

      5) Select the update file from your SD card, tap "Update Now," confirm your choice and wait for it to install.

      The phone should reboot after that and you will be rooted. SuperSU should now also be installed. You can verify that the phone is rooted by downloading "Root Check" from the Play Store.


      Now I just need to figure out how to get TWRP working and this phone will finally be perfect.

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    2. So do you just install the "YWw4W-ljte6r8JsZgIvOXNHD0sqBdhNsa4EiV-0i7xFzZiAzrm8OR-q_wFSWnEyhpMmNDxzWWuJO782sC4nUkw==.zip" file or do I have to unzip it for anything?

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    3. The file name should be "update-ROOT-DOOGEE_X5.zip" and no you don't unzip it, just select it under "Local Updates" and it will work.

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    4. the filename that you download is suppose be named "update-ROOT-DOOGEE_X5.zip" ! And dont unzip, just point the Update Now to that zip file on SD card

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    5. this zip update worked a charm. I did it through the stock recovery.

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  61. So, has anyone figured out how to get TWRP working? I've searched all over Google and absolutely nothing works. I'm able to get into stock recovery, but once I try to flash TWRP it just won't boot into recovery at all, just boots up normally. Can anyone help me out? Would really like to get Xposed on this phone.

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    1. Did you get Xposed working? I'm stuck in "optimizing apps" bootloop after installing xposed-v79-sdk22-arm.zip with TWRP...

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  62. !NOT TESTED! If you already rooted via "Local Update", it may be possible to install TWRP recovery using FLASHIFY from Play Store. But we need proper TWRP for X5 in zip file form, so I obviously did not test this method (and I most certainly will not be the first one to try, because it smells of bricking the phone to me). Few days ago I found an article (link at the end) pointing to this method on X5 Pro, but it has different hardware than X5, so I'm not sure if we can use the same TWRP version, my knowledge of this does not go that far. Skip right to the TWRP part http://chinagadgetsreviews.blogspot.cz/2015/11/download-latest-android-lollipop-51_8.html

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    1. Thanks, but I tried flashing TWRP via Flashify and that never worked for me.

      HOWEVER!! I did get TWRP flashed!! I rooted with the above method and then flashed this file (https://userscloud.com/5zxlj118lra4) via the same "Local Update" method and it worked! TWRP was in Russian, but after following the instructions in regards to the TWRP theme in the original post it's now in English.

      Hope this helps others!!

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  63. finally - it is working (https://yadi.sk/d/y73qeZZTnikUY) the solution with the local ZIP update. thank you :)

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    1. Glad you got it working! See my post above if you'd like to install TWRP as well. Same method (Local Update), just a different file which I posted.

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    2. Finally yes worked at me as well. My device is rooted.

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  64. Well, after we did get root and TWRP working, any luck with Xposed? I just get into a bootloop with "optimizing apps" repeating over and over.

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    1. If I remember correctly it will reboot to the "optimizing apps" screen every 10 apps or so. Just give it a few minutes to do its thing and it will boot normally :)

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    2. I was thinking that too, but it starts all over again after optimizing last batch of apps (like, optimizing 1 out of 13 > automatic reboot > back to optimizing 1 out of 118 apps, repeating all over). I left it going for about 3 hours so I think that I can say that it would repeat whole proces forever. Did you install XposedInstaller_3.0-alpha.apk first? Or you started with sdk.zip via TWRP.

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    3. Hmm that is strange. I flashed the zip in TWRP first then installed the apk. Maybe try flashing the uninstaller zip, clear cache, reboot, then flash the Xposed installer again? Also did you download the correct version of Xposed?

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    4. At first I did not, since I was thinking that X5 has a 64-bit ARM (X5 Pro does, I think), but TWRP said that its not a correct version and refused to flash it so its not even possible to flash a wrong version. So I flashed a correct version xposed-v79-sdk22-arm.zip. Now I noticed, that new version v80 is out so I will try it with that. (And this time I will backup first, because I was lazy AF and needrom was down due to maintenance so I had to search/google translate russian forums for stock rom :D )

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    5. Lol good luck! Is 4pda the forum you're referring to? Took me forever to translate the stupid Russian captcha for that place. But totally worth it! They have a bunch of nice ROMs posted, and some other goodies too!

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    6. Yes it was 4pda, my browser history is now full of russian websites with X5 in the name :D but there was a link for stock rom with added Xperia keyboard (which is kinda meh for me, why just add that and nothing else?) alongside original keyboard. I would stick to needrom for custom roms, to avoid confusion or lost in translation descriptions, also I think that it may filter crappy roms (like the one with just Xperia keyboard added :D ). I'm quite satisfied with stock rom, apart from not being able to skip song with volume buttons, Xposed should solve that. Also audio quality of X5s headphone output is horrible, but I dont think that it can be solved with different rom, its just that chipset is cheap, because the phone is cheap. I saw some 5.1.1 ports from Asus devices running same chipset as X5, but they gave me bootloops. Now I'm thinking about a possible camera firmware update, because the camera is cheap as the phone is and it may help to remove that weird blur around edges of dark/bright objects. Sensor is really a 5mpix, but in resizes photos to 8mpix and there may be a possibility of tweaking quality of that... just hoping.

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    7. I installed v80 the same way i installed v79 few days ago (flash zipfile > wipe caches > reboot), there was no restarting during app optimization, it optimized all apps at one sitting. Maybe I was just punished before...for not doing a backup :D

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  65. cyanogenmod would be great for Doogee x5 :)

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  66. Is there any other way to reset my phone , other than by using the volume up and power buttons? I have factory reset this way but an App has my phone locked still !! How can I get back in ? The App that has it locked is AVG anti-theft. for some reason the factory reset doesn't wipe the App

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  67. i too have DOOGEE-X5-Android5.1-V17-FlickAir-MOD running currently .. it's flash via spftool, pre rooted ... but i don't like the fact that dis rom preinstalled with so many crapwares dat could crashes ur X5 if u uninstalled them.

    only solution for me right now using is jus to freeze those crapwares.. 1 crapware is particularly devilish is the AppLock ... even if u freeze it then ur X5 would crash... it's like a trojanhorse or sumting ...

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  68. also why is it dat a custom rom is bigger in size compared to the official rom is beyond me ??

    FlickAir-MOD 1500MB vs official 990MB ......

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    1. well, there is 500 megs worth of crapware, also we dont know how this rom was packed, if/or these is any kind of compression etc... someone may just created a TWRP backup file and repack it as rom... thats not serious ROM making.

      I heard the worst about FlickAir ROM. I have a really cool rooted stock V17 with Nova Launcher and Xposed GravityBox module. Works like a charm, I suggest that you use similar solution, atleast until some real ROMs or atleast something worth the time (like 5.1.1. Lollipop ROM) comes by...

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    2. dat's wat i did ... sp ftooled official v17, root using Unknown root zip file http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=692610&st=2520#entry46237523, update/flash TWRP using J. Eneias https://userscloud.com/5zxlj118lra4 ....

      TUVM Unknown & J. Eneias

      with TWRP i flash Xposed xposed-v79-sdk22-arm, latest SuperSU 2.65 ...
      now with xposed framework installed ... i install GBox LP & da friggin awesome Cool Tool ..... Yeahhhhhh !!!

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  69. whit king root last update you can to root this terminal.

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    1. Yeah, thank you @julio mejia. Did it with V17 official firmware.

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  70. Could anyone confirm even with official v17 if u uninstall/freeze AppLock app, dat ur X5 could intermittently reboot itself ??

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  71. Why my X5 cant get into recovery....I have flash the recovery using Sp flash tool while checking the usb debug and check the unsecured botloader...but when i enter the recovery, it just go to normal booting..no android logo!

    Help me..please

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    1. sp ftooled official v17, root using Unknown root zip file http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=692610&st=2520#entry46237523, update/flash TWRP using J. Eneias https://userscloud.com/5zxlj118lra4 ....

      TUVM Unknown & J. Eneias

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  73. Yesterday, i noticed a strange issue, I cant receive text messages (sms). I have stock V17 with root, TWRP and Xposed (Gravity Box only). So i restored original V16, worked, received all messages, upgraded to V17, rooted, installed Xposed and again, no text messages receiving. Tried with original SMS app, (Google) Messenger app and Go SMS too, no luck.
    Has anyone ever had the same issue with X5?

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    1. nope everything works fine here ...... call sms 3g wifi bt hspot ....... all ok ....

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    2. Its really weird, fixed it with kinda nice ZTE Blade ROM from needrom (tried that ROM from ARK phone too, it is a horrible ugly mess), but I would rather have original stock ROM (also I would like to receive text messages, so... nope). Not sure if the Xposed framework or something different caused this issue... I guess that we will never know.

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    3. don't think Xposed framework to blame here... cos i got 6 modules enabled in Xposed framework all working harmoniously ... no issues ..... even ram management is good after uninstalling all crapwares ...

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    4. looks like V18 fixed my text messages issues (it came just in time when I noticed worse battery life and lower performance with ZTE Blade ROM, now its buttery smooth with rooted v18 stock ROM)

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  74. I would like to ask if anyone is experiencing problems with touchscreen accuracy. I am having difficulty hitting links in browser or moving the cursor in the correct position of a text, I usually have to try 2 or 3 times in order to successfully click on the screen. I have not had such difficulty in other phones, so I am wondering if it is poor hardware (seems strange because I didn't have problems even with cheaper ones) or some kind of miscalibration. I have flashed FlickAir ROM and installed Xposed, but now with v18 I am thinking of performing clean install again because now OTA updates don' work.

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    1. I will be more technical but not that much since I may be wrong but the answer is yes...I have read about this issue in many reviews, even before i bought that phone. One explanation is that the glass is more far apart from the LCD (which it is, glass its not glued on the screen like it is on modern, more expensive, devices) and thats also the reason why there is more reflections (the LCD is slightly reflecting itself on the underside of the front glass). Digitizer is glued to the glass itself, as seen on photos of that spare part, and maybe that slight spacing lies to human eye and we just may be tapping the display "5 pixels from that link". Operating the phone feels like having two or more screen protectors. The other explanation is from that its also looks like its linked with CPU load (the more demanding the app is, the accuracy gets). MTK chipsets operate everything on software (I miss Yamaha DAC from Samsung Galaxy S2) or just one universal chip without the help of any specialized ones, thats cheaper. That explains why so many (even branded, like Asus or ZTE) phones and tablets with MTK chipsets have interchangeable roms without need for any modifications. MTK chipset may be managing that digitizer by itself with some kind of agressive averaging corrections, because sometimes, when I'm unlocking the phone it opens up the camera (but camera launch lockscreen icon is like an inch apart from the lock icon). Sometimes, the cursor positioning is great and suprises me (in low CPU demanding apps/situations like text messaging, adding a photo in Instagram etc.), sometimes pretty awful, mainly with links in web browser (Firefox, Chrome...) or Facebook app (those situations are CPU demanding). Which suggests that is linked to CPU load... I dont think that there is anything we can do about that.

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  75. Does the kingroot works for V18 firmware ? (I already have V17 rooted)

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  76. ***** THE FILES ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON ONEDRIVE! *****

    Any chance of re-uploading them?

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  77. 5 inch display, Android 6.0, MT6580 Quad-core chipset, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, supporting 32GB expandable memory, 8-megapixel back camera + 2 megapixel front camera. All can snap up OUKITEL C3 handset with $39.99 at 17:00pm May 9th (GMT+8): http://goo.gl/Y3n6Oz

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  78. How the fuck can i know russian?

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  79. Hello Doogee X5 users!
    We have a great news!
    Our devices will get Android 6.0 Marshmallow!
    Can't wait for it!

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    1. like official 6.0 or custom rom ported from another device (as for custom 6.1 for X5, i think that there already is one)? Well lets hope that it will work on an old X5 and not only on that newer DDR3 version.

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  80. I've installed windows 7 on my laptop after buying license from cheaproduct, I want to activate it to get free upgrade from windows 7 professional to windows 10 home.
    I'm now confused, How to activate and upgrade to windows 10.
    Please mention within details.

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  81. Hello.
    Description of the procedure had to be Doogee X5 or X5 Pro?
    Because X5 Pro is based on Mediatek MT6735P?
    How to do this root device X5 Pro?
    The problem with me is the inability to use ringtones as other system, despite the use of external programs, for example. Zedge ... when you choose your own downloaded ringtones and so they play system.
    How to change it, please please help.

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  82. Is there any way to downgrade my V22 to 17 or 15?
    The root update 6.August works, my phone is rooted, but the recovery does not work. when i reboot into recovery the phone simply reboots normaly. I notice it creates a mtklog folder in internal memory with db.fatal.xx.KE error folders

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    1. I dont think that there is V22 software version for X5, its V19 for now and Android 6 Beta is under developement at the moment (and can be unofficially downloaded, but its still a beta so it should be avoided) you may have a completely different device, like DG310, where v22 exists... But anyway, you will have to forget about recovery and proceed with SP Flash Tool, because your recovery is clearly broken.

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    2. same here, The root update 6.August works, my phone is rooted, but the recovery does not work. when i reboot into recovery the phone simply reboots normaly

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  83. Hello, I ended up messing the phone and I get a screen with a large band vertical line in the middle of the screen and the phone is dead. Do you have an idea how to solve this.

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    1. Not sure if it helps (phone may just be broken, not bricked), but it sure wont make things worse:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVh5koB5ky4
      or
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1943442
      or
      http://www.chinaphonearena.com/forum/Thread-How-To-Easily-Unbrick-Mediatek-MT65xx-Dead-device

      also remove battery and sim for about a minute(or something like that) before trying

      you should get working ROM to use with SP Flash Tool on Needrom website (just make sure that its for your version of X5, like original, Pro or DD3...). Also many say, that you can find original roms and updates on Doogee website, but I certainly can't.

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  84. Jakub, thank you very much for your very quick tip. I appreciate but this has not helped me recover the phone. It is strange as the phone starts and then get a white screen with a thick vertical line in the middle. Maybe it is due to using WIN 10 computer and SP Flashtool. I have also thought that it is maybe that the screen driver is missing? Regards,

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    1. I would recommend using Windows XP SP2/SP3 (or 32-bit Windows 7, which I use for that, but there are some problems that are Windows 7 related) inside Virtual Box or similar virtual machine (VMware player?) for flashing, USB passthrough should work fine (like locking specific ports and/or devices to use with said virtual machine only, not by its host system, Windows 10 in your case...not sure if Virtual Box can do that, Parallels on Mac sure can and VMware should too). There is still a possibility that the phone is dead and it may be just a coincidence that this happened during flashing.

      Just to be sure, here is some official info from Doogee (notice that everything is selected inside SP Flashtool).

      I also found V19 official rom, it should be full package including everything that factory fresh phone has (all drivers etc.) beware of those A/B versions tho.
      http://www.doogee.cc/download.php?ProId=52

      this emergency flashing via SP Flashtool does not require the phone to be on. Just after hitting Download buttong, insert battery in X5 and then plug it in USB.

      Sorry if I'm repeating something that you may already have done or its evident from links that I posted before.

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    2. sorry forgot that link regarding "Just to be sure, here is some official info from Doogee (notice that everything is selected inside SP Flashtool)." so here it is
      http://www.doogeemobile.com/blog/how-to-flash-mtk-smartphones-with-sp-flash-tool/

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  85. I forgot to mention that I have made a TWRP backup and have it but can not access the phone through ADB. Regards.

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    1. looks like MTK based phones have their own solution for that (I linked that, just plugging phone turned off just with battery in while SP Flashtool Donwload is running etc.), put that TWRP backup aside, you may recover that after the phone is working with full (clean rom) ROM flashed, since there may be a lot of low level system files and partitions missing in TWRP backup file, just flash full ROM, not those backup files. Then you can root>TWRP>restore backup later

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    2. I have downloaded the original rom and flashed through SP Flash tool. It say succeeded but the phone starts again and I get the white screen with a thick black vertical line in the middle. The phone starts. I do not get recovery or at least I cannot see it due to the screen issue.

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    3. I forgot to mention that the roms you suggested are for the X5 and I have the X5 Pro.

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    4. well, I hope that you used X5 Pro roms ONLY then (I didnt expect questions about X5 Pro under blogpost that is about X5, its different device), there is one X5 Pro ROM on the same website, X5 Pro has completely different hardware (mainboard, CPU) not just more ram and slower processor and LTE... white (yellow, whatever) screen on android phones usually means corrupted/broken uboot.bin and/or preloader.bin, you could flash them separately, flashing whole rom does that too (they have to be selected in SP Flashtool), I would flash everything now, just to be sure.

      X5 Pro rom
      http://www.doogee.cc/download.php?ProId=53

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    5. Sorry. You are completely right. Nevertheless, I am stuck in the same screen

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  86. Jakub, I write you this as I was able to revive the phone by flashing the renamed boot, tee1, tee2, recovery from my TWRP backup to .I'm files and flash them with the scatter of an original rom. Nevertheless, I still get the thick vertical line in the background and I think it could be related to a defective lcd screen or I messed something.I will send the phone back in order they can check it un rooted of course. I wanted you to know so as it could help others. Thanks for your help.

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  88. Jakub, I write you this as I was able to revive the phone by flashing the renamed boot, tee1, tee2, recovery from my TWRP backup to .I'm files and flash them with the scatter of an original rom. Nevertheless, I still get the thick vertical line in the background and I think it could be related to a defective lcd screen or I messed something.I will send the phone back in order they can check it un rooted of course. I wanted you to know so as it could help others. Thanks for your help.

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    1. good that you let us know how you did it, thank you. Well, the good thing about those chinese phones is that they are cheap to buy...but the bad thing is, that they are also cheap to make...

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  89. how did you upgrade to v18 or greater if i have old motherboard, i'm stuck in v15, i'm trying to root with the local update and it seems not working since only shows 'reiniciar' (sorry i use spanish language).
    Sorry for my bad english

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    1. You can´t use the update OTA, you mus find a v18 or v19 and update it manually. Search here: http://www.needrom.com/category/doogee/serial-x-doogee/x5-doogee/page/3/

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  90. I just want to help other.
    I finally install root with the 'local update' zip file.
    My device is dooge x5 v15 ddr2.
    I have to say thanks to this: http://rosrants.com/easy-root-doogee-x5-3g-version/

    I will put the instruccions here for historical reasons.

    1)Put the zip file onto your sdcard
    2)Boot into recovery and install

    Booting into Recovery

    Booting into recovery on this device is not as straight forward as any other phone I have encountered.

    1) Go into Settings >> Developer Options, and turn on OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging
    2) Power off phone
    3) Hold PWR & Vol+ buttons until the boot menu appears
    4) Use Vol+ to select recovery mode, and Vol- to enter.
    5) The Android droid appears with a message saying no command given or something
    6) Press VOL+ and PWR buttons at the same time repeatedly until you get into recovery mode

    7) Now using the volume buttons navigate to “apply update from sdcard” and use PWR to enter. Search for the zip and apply the update. Reboot device normally. You now have root ^_^

    Now I wonder how to change to android 6.0, but that is other thing.
    Sorry for my bad english.

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