How to Make Custom Recovery For Any Android Smartphone

how to make custom recovery for any android devices

How to Make Custom Recovery For Any Android Smartphone

ALL IN ONE GUIDE ABOUT RECOVERY, METHOD TO MAKE CUSTOM RECOVERY AND INSTALLATION

One of the Most asked question on every forum and websites is” How to make custom recovery for their Android smartphone“.The reason behind it is only a few devices that are supported by official cwm recovery and thus if other or latest smartphone users who gain the root permission and not in the supported list they have to wait till someone create or port cwm or find copy of their device, so we are posting the All in one guide on How To Make Recovery.img for all android devices.The topic covers many things which are important and necessary to know about.
>The first question is  What Is Recovery.img and why It is so important for Android smartphone users?
 My answer is Android Recovery image is like a program Which is installed in the Flash Memory partition and it is used to install Custom Rom, Custom Kernel and custom packages on android devices.It is also used to Backup your system, Restoring your previous version of the system, fix permission, mount and unmount operations.Nowadays there are many custom recovery for the Android smartphone like TWRP, CTR, CWM recovery (thanks to Android developers).
” If u want to go into Recovery mode on your device then just switch your device OFF and then press a key combination while holding the Power key“. The combination of keys is not similar to every Android smartphone.But you can know it by experiments or by our best friend “GOOGLE”. Every Android smartphone comes with A older version of recovery.img, but it is not of any work.so we have to update or install a new custom recovery on it.The custom recovery gives more options and power to device.so this is very important that we have a custom recovery.In the next part of my guide, i will guide you and show you that “How To Make Custom Recovery” for android device.
>Next question is “How To Make Custom Recovery For Any Android Device”?
There are Four most popular methods which are working and tested by me to Make Custom Recovery, all are capable to make recovery.img.so in this part of the guide, i will explain both methods by which you can “Make Custom Recovery” easily.

  • METHOD (1) :-Make Custom Recovery BY Easy Magic TWRP recovery installer 
” Best method for Android KitKat and above 

Team Win Recovery Project is an open source, community project. it is compatible with latest kernel and latest android also.this is best for Android KitKat and works like a charm.TWRP Recovery consist all common features and some additional features TWRP also comes with a lock screen that activates automatically after a predefined screen timeout period, and can be unlocked with a swipe similar to the unlock gesture on the iPhone,only for mtk devices.
 REQUIREMENTS:-

  1. Your Android smartphone must be Rooted  .(if your smartphone is not Rooted then Search “How to Root your phone brand and model” ex.-How to Root Spice MI 506)
  2.  Must Enabled USB DEBUGGING in your phone.(You can find this option in Settings>Developer options)
  3. A windows pc/lappy with USB VCOM driver installed.you can download the USB VCOM driver for all MTK device from HERE or HERE or you can search and download from Google.
  4. Connecting data cable.
  5. TWRP  Here
  • STEPS:-
How to make custom recovery for any android smart phone

 

  1. Make a complete backup with your stock Recovery before attempting all the process.
  2. Make everything ready and connect your device to your PC through data cable.
  3. Download and Install drivers from above link.(In some latest device(>Android 4. 0) there is an inbuilt driver cd you can use it manually.connect device with pc through USB cable now you will see 3 notifications(3, IF USB debugging enabled else 2) in notification area now click on “CONNECTED AS USB Storage”after it you will find some option under “USB computer  connection” you will find connect as cd rom option,in it enable Built-in CD-Rom,now in pc a pop-up will appear >cd rom is connected>install all possible drivers from it) .
  4. Download TWRP Recovery maker from above link.
  5. Extract it on the desktop with WINRAR.
  6. Open the folder and Run TWRP.exe it will first show you credits and after complete close it and then it will be opened in a white window. (see Pictures above)
  7. On the first window, You will be asked “What do you wanna do?” click on “Start easy magic TWRP Recovery Installer for Mediatake then on next windows select auto mode.”
  8. On the next screen, you will see a message “Please Plug in your MTK device USB to the PC and press OK” now if your device is already connected to the PC press”OK” if not connected then connect it and press “OK”.
  9. After it, it will show some Information about your devices like screen resolution and mtk chipset version.Follow the instructions on the screen.
  10. Now on your Android device, you’ll see SuperSU and ADB shell pop-ups asking for permission. Allow them.
  11. At the end, windows will show you the message Rebooting to recovery.
  12. It will then boot your device into TWRP Recovery automatically. (in the above picture)

Enjoy the New TWRP recovery but first make a complete backup of your system.TWRP Recovery consist all common features and some additional features

  • METHOD (2) :-Make Custom Recovery BY Easy Magic PhilZ Touch Installer

This recovery has gained popularity over the last couple years. Written by Phyto Wardt (Phil3759), it is taglined “CWM Advanced Edition”. Indeed, it uses ClockworkMod as its base and extends it with more filesystem tools and a custom user interface. Some of the changes made to PhilZ Touch were later submitted by the author for inclusion in ClockworkMod.

Read All The features and Instruction on XDA Developers From Here.It supports almost All MTK Devices.It is only for Rooted phone.
  •  REQUIREMENTS:-
  1.  Your Android smartphone must be Rooted  .(if your smartphone is not Rooted then Search “How to Root your phone brand and model” ex.-How to Root Spice MI 506) Read More about Rooting From Here:-Everything about Rooting
  2. Must Enabled USB DEBUGGING in your phone.(You can find this option in Settings>Developer options.
  3. A windows pc/lappy with USB VCOM driver installed.you can download the USB VCOM driver for all MTK device from HERE or HERE or you can search and download from Google.
  4. Connecting data cable.
  5. Philz Touch Recovery creator Here(Run it in Windows XP mode or windows 7)
  • STEPS:-
  1. Make a complete backup with your stock Recovery before attempting all the process.
  2. Make everything ready and connect your device to your PC through data cable.
  3. Download and Install drivers from above link.(In some latest device(>Android 4. 0) there is an inbuilt driver cd you can use it manually.connect device with pc through USB cable now you will see 3 notifications(3, IF USB debugging enabled else 2) in notification area now click on “CONNECTED AS USB Storage”after it you will find some option under “USB computer  connection” you will find connect as cd rom option,in it enable Built-in CD-Rom,now in pc a pop-up will appear >cd rom is connected>install all possible drivers from it) .
  4. Download Easy PhilZ Touch Installer from above link.
  5. Extract it on the desktop with WINRAR.
  6. Open the folder and Run PhilZ.exe it will be opened in a white window.
  7. On the First window, You will be asked “What do you wanna do?” click on “Start Easy Magic PhilZ Touch Installer for Mediatek devices.”
  8. On the next windows click on Yes for Auto Mode.
  9. On the next screen, you will see a message “Please Plug in your MTK device USB to the PC and press OK” now if your device is already connected to the pc press”OK” if not connected then connect it and press “OK”.
  10. A new pop-up will appear on Smartphone Screen.Allow the ADB USB shell on Your Phone.
  11. After it, It will show some Information about your devices like Boot.img and MTK chipset version.Follow the instructions on the screen.
  12. In next screen Select Your device resolution.If You don’t know your device screen resolution then search about it on the GOOGLE or on the mobile box.
  13. Now on your Android device, you’ll see SuperSU pop-ups asking for permission. Allow them.
  14. At the end, it will ask you to install Recovery Automatically to the device.allow it.
  15. It will then boot you into PhilZ touch recovery automatically.
Enjoy the New PhilZ touch recovery but first make a complete backup of your system.Recovery consists all common features and some additional features like Rainbow mode.
All Credit Goes to Phyto Wardt (Phil3759), Koush, CyanogenMod, Tallustus, Dees_Troy, Chenglu, kbc-developers, Gokhanmoral@Siyah, sk8erwitskil, shoe63, DooMLoRD,  [NUT], wanam, dougiebee, ausdim, dr.ketan & Chainfire.



  • METHOD (3) : – Make Custom Recovery BY Easy CTR Magic Recovery Maker
This is the easiest method to make Recovery.img for MTK android devices.Easy Magic Recovery makes Carliv Touch Recovery for the Android smartphone which is based on MTK. Easy Magic Recovery maker support most of the MTK devices(MT6575,MT6577,MT6517,MT6589,MT6582,MT6592,MT6572 & MT6572 UBIFS devices). So if you find MTK match with your device this method definitely works for you.CTR recovery has many features like Rainbow color mode, compatible with aroma file manager, and with it, you can change the backup file type also.
Read the Requirements and follow all the step one by one carefully and “this is not compatible with Android KitKat “.
  •  REQUIREMENTS:-
  1.  Your Android smart phone must be Rooted  .(if your smartphone is not Rooted then Search “How to Root your phone brand and model” ex.-How to Root Spice MI 506) Read More about Rooting From Here:-Everything about Rooting
  2. Must Enabled USB DEBUGGING in your phone.(You can find this option in Settings>Developer options.
  3. A windows PC/lappy with USB VCOM driver installed.you can download the USB VCOM driver for all MTK device from HERE or HERE or you can search and download from Google.
  4. Connecting data cable.
  5. EASY CWM Magic creator Here (for XP download fix from here)

 

**** All credit goes to Yuweng (for the auto tool), CARLIV(For the Recovery), Napster(for sharing touch source), Kouch(Orignel creator of CWM), Chinaphonearena and xda website****
  • STEPS:-
how to make custom recovery with easy ctr recovery maker

 

  1. Make a complete backup with your stock Recovery before attempting all the process.
  2. Make everything ready and connect your device to your PC through data cable.
  3. Download and Install drivers from above link.(In some latest device(>Android 4. 0) there is an inbuilt driver cd you can use it manually.connect device with pc through USB cable now you will see 3 notifications(3, IF USB debugging enabled else 2) in notification area now click on “CONNECTED AS USB Storage”after it you will find some option under “USB computer  connection” you will find connect as cd rom option,in it enable Built-in CD-Rom,now in pc a pop-up will appear >cd rom is connected>install all possible drivers from it) .
  4. Download Easy CWM Magic Creator from above link.
  5. Extract it on the desktop with WINRAR.
  6. Open the folder and Run CTR v2.4.exe it will be opened in a white window. (see Pictures above)
  7. On first windows It will ask to “disable UAC?” click on YES. (In Picture 1)
  8. On next window You will be asked “What do you wanna do?“click on “Start Easy Magic CTR v2.4 Installer for Mediatek devices.”(In Picture 2)
  9. On the next screen, you will see a message “Please Plug in your MTK device USB to the PC and press OK” now if your device is already connected to the pc press”OK” if not connected the connect it and press “OK”.
  10. After it, it will show some Information about your devices like screen resolution and mtk chipset version.Follow the instructions on the screen.
  11. Now on your Android device, you’ll see SuperSU pop-ups asking for permission. Allow them.
  12. At the end, it will ask you to install Recovery Automatically to the device.allow it.
  13. It will then boot you into Carliv touch recovery automatically. (in the above picture)
Enjoy the New Carliv touch recovery but first make a complete backup of your system.CTR Recovery consists all common features and some additional features like Rainbow mode.
In any case when the first method, not works or your MTK Is difference try the second method
Now I will guide you to make Custom Recovery with MTK Droid Root and Tools.
  • METHOD (4): -Make Custom Recovery BY MTK DROID ROOT AND TOOL
MTK Droid Root and Tools is a powerful tool or bundle of tools for Android devices.It is highly used to making CUSTOM Recovery for most of the android devices.MTK DROID Root and Tool also can be used for IMEI WRITING, backup, restore, rooting and many more operations. 
*UBIFS not supported it only supports ext4.*
  • REQUIREMENTS:-
  1. ANDROID SmartPhone(Rooted/UNRooted)
  2.  Must Enabled USB DEBUGGING in your phone.(You can find this option in Settings>Developer options)
  3. MTK Droid Root and Tools download it from here Here
  4. A windows pc/lappy with USB VCOM driver installed.you can download the USB VCOM driver for all MTK device from HERE or HERE
  5. install busybox from PlayStore (for rooted devices)
  6. if your device is not rooted then Stock boot.img,scatter.txt & recovery.img of your device also required you can find all three files in flash files of your phone(i prefer GSM FORUM or NEEDROM)
  7. if your phone is not listed, then following guides will help you

***credit goes to the writer/blogger*** –

 

  •  STEPS:-
  1. Download MTK Droid Root & Tool from above link and Extract it in any place on your Hard disk
  • For Rooted Devices
make custom recovery for any Android Device
  1. Connect your Android device to the computer .make sure all driver is installed and USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Open MTK Droid Tools.exe (run as administrator) and wait for a few seconds it will show you all the information about your Device.
  3. Click on ROOT button (right bottom side) and Give the Root permission and other adb permission(if asked) in your phone.
  4. Go to root, backup, recovery tab,  click on “To Use Boot From Phone“.(see the picture above)
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. At last, allow it to install recovery automatically on your phone. your phone will be booted into recovery mode automatically.
  • For Unrooted Devices

 

make custom recovery for any Android Device

 

  1. Download Flash Files and extract it on your PC or if you have boot.img, recovery.img and scatter.txt of your device(created by ANDROID HOW Guide) passed it somewhere on your pc.
  2. open MTK Droid tool.exe and Go to root, backup, recovery tab
  3. In the Root, backup, recovery tab the circle button “To choose the boot.img file” was selected by default .click on Recovery and Boot button.
  4. New windows will appear and it will ask you “Where is your exiting boot.img“. now go to the location where you pasted all files in step 1.
  5. select the Recovery.img and phone brand &model(if asked)
  6. Wait and Read the status of the pprocess on the right panel.If the task is completed then go to MTK Droid Toolsrecovery folder.There will be Two files,boot.img and recovery.img.
Now you have patched Recovery and Boot.img for your device.
Now we will proceed to flash it.

>Next and Last Question is How To Flash Recovery.img on your Phone?Due to the length of this post, I posted a separate guide on How To Flash or Install Custom Recovery(recovery.img) Here.

And Enjoy Flashing.
*DISCLAIMER: All above methods are working and having good success but do it at your own risk we are not responsible for any damage or brick** *I am just a blogger so all credit goes to the original developer, respected bloggers/writer, and websites*.
So if you followed all the above steps  Surely You will get a custom recovery for your device.
This is my first Post.I Hope Our All in One guide On Make Custom Recovery for Any Android Device helped you to make and flash the custom recovery for your android device.

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12 Comments on “How to Make Custom Recovery For Any Android Smartphone”

    1. Hi! Win Tun Aung
      Thank you for comment.But Answer of the question is already in the post.
      2nd part of METHOD (3) will work for you,which is
      METHOD (3):-BY MTK DROID ROOT AND TOOL>For Unrooted Devices
      First Read And then Follow all steps carefully.Good luck,Keep visiting

    1. Hi! Swastik
      If your phone is rooted then It will take Only 4-5 minutes to complete all procedures (Backup Stock recovery+ making twrp recovery + flashing it in phone) . So final Answer is it will take Maximum 5 minutes.
      Thanks for comment,Good Luck & Keep visiting.

  1. Hello,
    I'm new and I really need help in fixing by hard bricked ZTE Q505T (4g) device. I just got this phone like last month and I successfully rooted it, and then i edited something in the build.prop which began my problem. Whenever i boot the phone, logo shows but then the screen starts flashing white and black and vibrates on key press. At then I could boot into my recovery, which I figured out that my device was soft bricked. Allelujah!!! at then, i boot into recovery, downloaded my stock rom which was in a .zip format, copied it to my SD card, tried to "install update from SD card" option (I don't have a custom recovery since my device was too rare), got "E: signature validation error, installation aborted" error, I tried using the "apply update from ADB" option as well and the adb sideload program on my PC, got same error on my phone. Since my device was a qualcomm device, I googled "How to unbrick a qualcomm device" and came across a site where it said (among its steps to follow) to use miniTool partition to format my device's partition, and I did, and that began the second phase of my problem , cos I later got to realize i just deleted my recovery image as well and the other step to follow to restore it with QFIL was to have my firmware image not a .zip type and that was the only one I could online, a firmware.zip that Just contained the boot.img, META.INF folder and system folder, no recovery.img
    and the other stuffs needed. I tried my luck if I could use the extracted .zip for flashing back to my stock rom, but got a Sahara Failed/Error report. Right now I'm stuck don't know what to do, except if someone here could help me to get a backup firmware image with all its needed files for my phone let me try again. My device has an inbuilt battery but thank goodness it is a qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 driver. Right now the device can't boot up or show any logo or even charge or show the LED, but my system recognizes it as a qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 whenever i plug it in, that gave me alot of hope, I know i messed big time, Please just help me !!!!

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