Whenever we buy a new device, it comes with a new interface, new UI and what not…. but for some it is not far when they start to envy what other devices have or just prefer some other UI or interface than what comes already installed. And it is there the story of custom ROMs and ported ROMs started and if you are on this page then you want them for your Meizu M2. And this post provides a simple guide which you can use to install the TWRP recovery on your Meizu M2, which is one step closer to the installation of the custom ROMS.
WARNING: If you have stumbled here accidentally or have no idea about what is a recovery or TWRP then I would suggest don’t move ahead and do some more research as following this path means risks and a lot of them. Risks in a way that could turn to your Meizu M2 into a paper weight. There is no kidding involved here……
The whole process of flashing the TWRP recovery can be divided into two main steps:
- Unlocking the bootloader
- Installing the custom recovery (which here is TWRP)
Downloads needed for the process:
Try to follow the steps to the ‘T’ as any wrong move could mean replacement of the motherboard. Also, before you start, you should root your Meizu M2 (steps of which you can found online or you can contact me).
Things to remember:
- You should be on the Flyme OS 4.5.4I and not on the Flyme 5.
- Enable the USB debugging while your device is connected to the PC.
- Your device should be rooted with SuperSU present.
Once you are all done with downloading the things needed, lets start with the process:
- Download and install the AdbDriverInstaller and the Adb + key on your PC and laptop along with the drivers for your Meizu M2.
- Download the Busy Box and install it with root permission.
- Download and install the Terminal app with root permission.
- Copy the “unlock bootloader.sh” to the root directory of the device.
- Run the Terminal app.
- Type “su” and allow the root privileges.
- Further type “sh /sdcard/unlock_bootloader.sh”
- Unpack the files present inside the “ADB” folder in the C: drive.
- Hold “Shift” and right-click on the folder while you select the option of “Open Command Window”
- Once you do, you will see the command window open with the directory you placed the “ADB” folder at.
- Type “adb reboot bootloader”. Doing so will lead to rebooting of your device in the bootloader.
- Once you are at the black screen with tiny text on the buttom saying: Fastboot Mode
- Type “fastboot oem unlock” in the command window.
- A message about voiding your warranty will come, press “Volume up” to continue.
- Wait for the bootloader to get unlocked. And once it is done, turn off your device.
- Power up the phone and boot into the OS.
- Check if the device is working OK.
- Now type “adb reboot bootloader” again to enter bootloader again.
- Then type “fastboot flash recovery twrp_18.104.22.168.img”
- Wait until the process is over.
- Again turn off the device once you are done.
- Power on the device and check again if it boots, if it does then boot into the TWRP recovery to check if that is installed right.
- Power off the device and hold the”Volume Up and Power button”.
And if everything went right, you should boot into the TWRP recovery 22.214.171.124. So, now you can use this to flash international ROMs of Flyme or any other custom ROM you like.
Hope this article helps you, and if you have any question be sure to type them below.