Oppo Find 5 is an appealing Android based device that comes with high end specs and features; furthermore the handset can easily compete with Samsung’s Galaxy S4, with the Xperia Z or with the HTC One as its performances are indeed impressive. So, if you own such a device, you are probably looking for tweaking methods that can be used for rooting and installing a custom recovery image. Well, for helping you out, during the present step by step guide I will show you how to easily gain root access and install CWM or TWRP recovery on your Oppo Find 5 by using the latest apps available on the market.
Therefore, the tools which will be used below are not developed by Android.gs. Actually the root package along with TWRP and CWM recovery are being offered by those of xda-developers so we have them to thanks for the present tutorial. This guide will only take you through the flashing process by explaining the procedure so everybody can understand what to do without dealing with unpleasant situations. So, stick to the guidelines from below if you want to safely root your Oppo Find 5 and also if you want to install CWM / TWRP recovery on your handset.
Gaining root access is maybe the first step to make when trying to use your Android device on full power. Usually the smartphones, tablets and phablets are being released with a locked system that has numerous factory restrictions installed. Well, for being able to remove the restrictions and for being able to access the internal system you will have to root your Oppo Find 5. After gaining root access you will be able to remove in built programs, remove bloatware, customize and optimize the OS, upgrade the battery life, bump the speeds, install custom recovery images, apply custom ROMs, overclock the CPU and so on.
As you can see there are many advantages that come with the root access. But, without replacing the stock recovery with a custom one, you will be once more restricted. Why? Well, for example a custom update or kernel can’t be flashed via stock recovery; also, you cannot make a Nandroid backup by using the stock recovery image. So, for being able to have full access, you should install CWM or TWRP recovery on your Oppo Find 5. CWM recovery is the most used custom recovery by the Android users, the tool being available for almost all the Android powered handsets out there. CWM recovery comes with great features and capabilities, so flashing the same on your Oppo Find 5 is a must have. Take note that TWRP recovery is the touch version of CWM recovery, so choose the tool that you prefer the most.
The best will be to backup your Oppo Find 5 data first. There are few chances to lose your data by using this step by step guide, but you can never be too sure when it comes to personal saves and accounts. I recommend you to use suitable backup and restore apps from Google Play for saving the contacts list, call logs, market apps, text messages and well, everything else that’s important for you.
Unfortunately by gaining root access, the Oppo Find 5 warranty will get void. So, try not to mess things up as if you manage to brick your handset, you will be by yourselves. The warranty can be regained but only by: downgrading to stock Android OS, or by updating with an official release of the Android firmware. Take note that on rooted systems the OTA versions of Android can only be manually flashed (your device will not receive OTA notifications until you revoke root access).
For the process from below you need to have access to a computer; on the same computer there shouldn’t be installed any security tools – deactivate the antivirus and Firewall protection; your Oppo Find 5 must be near you as well as its USB cable; on your smartphone enable USB debugging option (“settings -> applications -> development -> USB debugging”) and Unknown sources (“settings -> security”); furthermore, charge your handset in case you notice that there is less than 60% power left (your phone might get bricked if it gets turned off in the middle of the flashing operation); apply the steps from below only if you own the Oppo Find 5 device because this guide is compatible only with the mentioned Android based handset.
How to Root and Install CWM / TWRP Recovery on Oppo Find 5
- Download the Framaroot app from here.
- Save the package on your computer.
- Connect your handset with the computer via USB cable.
- Copy paste the downloaded file from computer to your Oppo Find 5.
- Good, now unplug the USB cable.
- Open Framaroot on your device.
- Install Superuser or Super SU.
- Up next tap on “Gandalf”.
- If the exploit doesn’t work, tap on “agron”.
- Perfect, your Oppo Find 5 is now rooted.
- Furthermore, on your smartphone download the Recovery tool from here.
- Run the downloaded app on your handset.
- Select TWRP recovery or Clockwork Mod recovery and wait while the app is being installed.
Good job guys, you have managed to root and install CWM / TWRP recovery on your Oppo Find 5. The flashing procedure was easy to complete, as those of xda-developers provided the best apps for us (remember to thanks xda-developers team for this step by step guide). Do share your experience with us by using the comments area from below and stay close for more tutorials suitable with your Oppo Find 5.