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How to root Elephone G2 in less than an hour

How to root Elephone G2The Elephone G2 is a mid-range Android smartphone released by Chinese manufacturer Elephone back in January this year. The Elephone G2 rocks a decent 4.5″ display powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core chipset along with 1GB if RAM. Other key specs which come along with the device include a 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 2,300mAh battery as well as Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Like most other Android tablets, we can root Elephone G2 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Elephone G2 using the Framaroot app.

Disclaimer : During the process of rooting, there is always a risk for you to brick your Android device. So if you choose to root your device, you are doing it at your own risk!

Prerequisites before you begin rooting Elephone G2

  1. Download the Framaroot apk to your PC.
  2. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the required driver on your PC.
  3. Make sure there is at least 80% battery left on your smartphone before begin rooting your device.
  4. Go to Settings > Security > Make sure you have checked on the Unknown Sources checkbox.
  5. Back up the Elephone G2 smartphone.

Follow the steps below on how to root Elephone G2

  1. Connect theElephone G2 to your PC using an appropriate USB cable.
  2. Copy and paste the Framaroot apk from your PC over to the root of your device’s SD card.
  3. Open the file explorer app ( if you don’t have one on your device, then you may want to download either Astro File Manager / ES File Explorer ) and install the Framaroot apk by tapping on its icon.
  4. Open the Framaroot app on your Elephone G2 smartphone.
  5. select install Superuser in Framaroot to root How to root Elephone G2From the Framaroot app, select Install Superuser under the Select an action to execute after root section.
  6. From the Select an exploit section, select the Sam exploit. ( You can try Frodo or Aragorn exploit if Boromir doesn’t work ).
  7. How to root Elephone G2You should see a pop-up like the one above after you’re done.
  8. Reboot your device.
  9. Congratulation! You’ve just rooted Elephone G2!

Once you have gained root-access on your Elephone G2, you will be able to install custom ROMs as well as recovery on it. In the meantime, stay tune for more how to root tutorials!

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  • michiel

    No succes to my G2 with either framaroot and kingoroot.

    Any suggestions?

    I want my apps to be able to write on the SD card.



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    Your device info: elephone Elephone G2 5.0 Elephone_G2_20150424