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……

TWRP recovery Meizu M2

The whole process of flashing the TWRP recovery can be divided into two main steps:

  1. Unlocking the bootloader
  2. Installing the custom recovery (which here is TWRP)

Downloads needed for the process:

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  1. AdbDriverInstaller
  2. Adb+key
  3. Terminal_1.0.70
  4. BusyBox
  5. ADB
  6. Unlock_bootloader.sh + twrp_2.8.7.0.img
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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_2.8.7.0.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 2.8.7.0. So, now you can use this to flash international ROMs of Flyme or any other custom ROM you like.

Updated TWRP 3.0 recovery for Meizu M2

Video Guide

Hope this article helps you, and if you have any question be sure to type them below.

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106 Comments

  1. mahesh

    plz help me how to install twrp on meizu m2 mini in vedio

    • Sam

      video for the steps would be a little hard for now, tho i will look into it and try to create one to help the process.

  2. mahesh

    if bootloader stuck then my mobile will not work

    • Sam

      if your bootloader is not unlocked and you try to flash the custom recovery then you will lose the stock recovery but the device will still boot. Tho you wont be able to update and all as that require the recovery. And if you try to flash a ROM without unlocking the bootloader then you loose the Flyme ROM which is installed. So, if you get stuck with the first issue then follow this link :http://www.theverdict.in/how-tos/solution-lost-stock-recovery-meizu-m2/
      and if you get stuck with the other then go into recovery and flash the firmware of Flyme OS again. But i suggest you follow the steps to the ‘T’, nothing will go wrong.

  3. mahesh

    i need cyanogenmod to meizu m2 mini how to install it
    plz help me

  4. mahesh

    once i tried to install twrp with flashfy but it does not work my old stock recovery has not worked in meizu m2 mini

  5. Sam

    yes you tried to flash without unlocking the bootloader because of which you have lost your stock recovery. Follow the link i have given up and get your stock recovery back as without it you cant go any further

  6. mahesh

    i installed stock recovery its worked ,but how to install twrp,cwm rom in meizu m2 mini

    • Sam

      once you have your stock recovery back then you can start following the steps in this guide to get the custom recovery

  7. Mahesh

    It’ will work my Flyme is version is 5.0 it will work

    • Sam

      no it wont work with the Flyme OS 5. Also i have mentioned above that you need Flymee 4.5.4I or A.

  8. mahesh

    can i download and install flyme 4.5 indian version

  9. mahesh

    then it will work ,

  10. mahesh

    wat was the risk are there to tlash twrp

    • Sam

      yes you can install the 4.5.4I and flash it….. and the risk of flashing twrp wrong is that you can lose the recovery or the ROM too if not done correctly.

  11. mahesh

    k thnx for helping plz make one vedio method for me brother

  12. mahesh

    IT WAS VERY HELP FULL FOR ME PLZ MAKE A VEDIO

  13. mahesh

    SAM HELP ME PLZ

  14. mahesh

    I INSTALLED4.5.1 VERSION

  15. Mahesh

    I’m stuck in recovery bootloop… it’s not opening android system! HELP!

  16. mahesh

    i installed twrp in my meizu m2 mini it was working,

  17. mahesh

    thnx for helping

  18. Joreen Soller

    i get a “No such file or directory” message after i type “sh /sdcard/unlock_bootloader.sh” please help me 🙁 i’m stuck in this step :((

    • Sam

      first, there is a space after sh… so check you are putting that space between the sh and directory. Next check if you placed the file inside the internal memory and not the sdcard. Also the file should be outside in the memory not in a specific folder as that would change the whole directory.

  19. Mahesh

    hi sam bother i have unlocked my bootloader and im using cyanogen in meizu m2 mini thanks for helping me

  20. Mahesh

    is any other rom is there for meizu m2 mini

    • Sam

      yes there are other ROMs too but they are just upgrades in the Flyme 5.0 OS….. so for now this is the only completely different ROM for M2 mini

  21. mahesh

    thanks, can u give me the link

  22. shaf

    Done with the process but when I try to boot I get the message “the stock rom will replace twrp” im doomed.. please help me

  23. Ja Zaa

    Hi SAM:

    i type “fastboot oem unlock” and i seen A message about voiding warranty will come… i press “Volume up” to continue… then i seen the black screen with tiny text on the middle saying:
    Volume Up for choose Volume Down for OK and 3 choice:
    1) Fastboot
    2) Recovery
    3) Normal
    i stock to this level and everything nothing work!
    How do I know the bootloader get unlocked؟؟؟ Then I turn off the mobile؟؟؟

    Please Help Me.

  24. GAURAV KUMAR

    i follow all steps but when i unlock boot loader and restart my meizue m2 it shows meizue and after that flyme shows for few second and it goes back to meizue on screen please help me

  25. GAURAV KUMAR

    i follow all steps but when i unlock boot loader and restart my meizue m2 it shows meizue and after that flyme shows for few second and it goes back to meizue on screen please help me

  26. Alex

    At the “Type “fastboot oem unlock” in the command window.” step , the command window says : FAILED (remote : unkown command) finished. total time : 0,004s … any help???

  27. Pavan Kumar S A

    I’m stuck in fastboot mode only their is no message popup on the device. PLS help me!!!!!

  28. Nikhil

    In Terminal Its Showing No Such File Or Directory…I Have Followed your steps and copied the unlock_bootlaoder.sh file in the root directory

  29. Gaurav

    Nikhil bhai ye Jo unlock_bootloader.sh ki file h WO unlock_bootloader.sh + twrp_2.8.7.0.IMG name k folder m h phle use us folder m se nikal kr SD card m bhar paste kr do air terminal app m type kro sh ka bad space h yad SE space dal dena varna yhi dikhayega mujhe nhi ye problem ayi this

    • Pavan Kumar S A

      Yep. I have made it thanks for the reply. But i made by myself. Before u replying….. Hmmm anyway thanks for replying. Thank You..

      • Neelkamal Singh

        @Gaurav T
        hanks Bhai…But I Have Tried This Also…space bhi dalla aur ye file sdcard mein bhi still ye error dikha rha hai?

  30. Gaurav

    Pawan bhai jiska ki ye blog h vo toh reply krta nhi isliye APAs me problem solve krni PD rhi h

  31. Neelkamal Singh

    @Gaurav T
    hanks Bhai…But I Have Tried This Also…space bhi dalla aur ye file sdcard mein bhi still ye error dikha rha hai?

    • Pavan Kumar S A

      Wait a min did u disconnected ur mobile from PC/Laptop. If u disconnected it then try once again. It will solve ur problem. Thats it….

      • Nikhil

        Thanks Pavan can u just stay connected with me until i do this…
        search me at facebook “imnks21” would be thankful for this

  32. Sam

    guys i have been answering question from the beginning but after some time it became like a q&a section where there are question and answer so after i saw that many people are coming to the post, so i wanted to create a community based discussion where people help others not just me answering question…. so i apologize if my ways gives the idea about carelessness…

    • Nikhil

      We Do Understand…But Help Me Out Here 😀
      In Terminal Its Showing No Such File Or Directory…I Have Followed your steps and copied the unlock_bootlaoder.sh file in the root directory and remeberd to have space after sh?Wt went wrong

      • Sam

        there are few things i would like you to check like if your adb drivers are working or not, then the file is placed in the internal memory not the sd card and if there is a sd card then take it off. Also place it out and not in any folder just outside. Also, when you launch the terminal check if you have root access, if not then it wont read the files in the memory

        • Nikhil

          Does Disconnecting From Pc matters?

    • Nikhil

      Thanks Pavan can u just stay connected with me until i do this…
      search me at facebook “imnks21” would be thankful for this

      • Nikhil

        Does Disconnecting From Pc matters?

        • Sam

          yes bro as the actually steps require you to put the unlock bootloader file in the adb and then copy it from the command prompt to the device. But that does not work always so i took a easy way around as its easy for device to read files from its own internal memory. Also if you are not connected with the PC, you wont be able to move forward with the steps of entering fastboot mode

          • Nikhil

            Bro…My Device Is Detected on Pc:Drivers Succesfully Installed.
            Busy Box With Root AccessAnd Installed
            Super Su Working
            Terminal Working With Root Access..
            I Copied File Into Internal Memory Directly By Send To..its Showing The File.
            but in terminal yet its saying file or directory not found 🙁
            Help Me Out>???

  33. Gaurav

    Nikhil bhai sh k bad space diya h kya
    Sh (space)/sdcard/unlock_ bootloader.sh

  34. Gaurav

    Sam can you make more custom ROM for meizue m2 mini

  35. deeak

    it is showing that “sh /sdcard/unlock_bootloader.sh” is not found in terminal app. what should i do?? pls help ASAP

    • deeak

      showing No such file or directory****

  36. Ivan

    Unlocked bootloeader and rebooted.My phone restarts after logo.

    • Pavan Kumar S A

      Just try to boot in recovery mode and flash/wipe the data thats it…..

      • Ivan

        Solved it, thanks.

        • Ja Zaa

          I just happened to me! Why this happens in the last stage? I have done three times, but always in the process of booting up the phone stuck! Why???

  37. ale

    i push up the volume up and then the phone told select somthing then i poweroff the phone and now the phon not power up and do not start

    • Sam

      which flyme version are you using mate?

    • Sam

      i received your email and understand your issue, but i want to ask this… did you install the custom recovery i.e TWRP after you unlocked the bootloader

  38. mahesh

    hi sir i have using cm12.1 rom in meizu m2 mini it nice working i need other roms like morshmallow updated plz make the roms

    • Ja Zaa

      – 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.

      i stuck in first abov level… !
      and then when power off my phone and torned on again phone keeps on looping restart… !!!

      • Sam

        did you continue with the warranty void message???? and after that did the bootloader unlocked or not?

  39. Ra sutradhae

    Sir my meizu m2 firmware is crashed now plz halp me

  40. Raz sutrashar

    My Meizu m2 firmware is crashed now plz halp me

    • Sam

      try to enter recovery and flash the firmware again…try the Flyme 4.5.4 first..

  41. arif hari a

    Mr. Sam,, i’m sorry in advance… i’m user of meizu m2 NOTE and very very enthusiast to apply custom recovery on my m2 note, i’m following your steps exactly until my bootloader unlocked. And after it is done, i turn off my device, Power up the phone trying to boot into the OS, and…. my device won’t wakeup anymore,,, not even for charging… hardbricked?? now i’m really sorry violating your warning… when i try to connect to pc it’s only showing “MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM (Android) (COM10)”,, what can i do then,, is there any solution please?? Many many thanks in advance…

  42. Mahesh mj

    sam plz i need custom roms for m2 mini

  43. mahesh

    when i flashed p8000 rom it asking privacy protection code

  44. sandeep kumar

    hey in command after tying abd reboot bootloader in command prompt it is showing that no device found and my device is connected please help me

    • Sam

      first it is adb and not abd…. so try to write is correct if you are mistyping it. Then try to check the adb drivers if they are installed correctly. Once you install them type “adb devices” in the cmd to check if the phone is connected or not.

      • sandeep kumar

        can you please give your mobile no. so that i can contact your to talk about this

  45. sandeep kumar

    i jus copied that word from this website and i have pressed enter in command prompt it is showing error

    • Pavan Kumar

      Sandeep this Pavan. I have noticed that u have connected ur device to PC right.

      • sandeep kumar

        yes i have connected my device to pc and i have run command prompt

        • Pavan Kumar S A

          Ok! so now u have to disconnect from ur PC and try it again don’t worry k. We will help u out!!

    • MAhesh

      i have one year warrenty for my meizu m2 mini which display is broken two days back can i give it service shop they will change it for free or service charges are appliied

  46. Axel

    ehm is there any way this can work on flyme os 5? i really hate flyme, can you help me out here?

    • Sam

      there have people who has made it work with the flyme os 5 and you will see that in the video i am using flyme os 5 but i would recommended to shift to flyme 4.5.4I…..

  47. daniel

    Sam Please help me! I’m frustrated and don’t know what to do…
    after I unlocked my bootloader (and it worked) I had to choose from these three option:
    -normal
    -fastboot
    -recovery
    but I wasnt able to choose any of them so I did as you wrote: I shut down my device’ but now it wont turn back on! no matter what i try to do: pressing different combinations of the four buttons (volume up&down,shut down and home button) and connecting it to the computer, it wont turn back on…
    I followed all of the instructions and made sure I had everything clear…
    my device is meizu m2 note
    PLEASE! I beg you to help me!

    • Sam

      there is a warning written there saying the guide is for meizu m2 not m2 note….. you followed different steps and flashed things you shouldnt have…

  48. daniel

    can you direct me to the warning? i cant seem to find it.
    but is there any way you (or anyone else for that matter) can help me?

  49. Saini

    Hey bro does the home button work like stock rom or not

    • Sam

      everything works better if not the same

  50. Pavan Kumar S a

    Hey guys I have a small issue about miui 7 rom on Meizu m2. I have installed Miui 7 rom on meizu m2 mini after that I have faced some bugs on the rom and now I nees to install cm12.1 rom but it’s not installing telling that error-7 can’t flash the zip file. And telling that this zip file for meilan2,m2 mini,not for m2 on twrp recovery. So now how can I install that rom pls help me out..

  51. Mayank

    How to install Google services in miezu m2
    Can any one help me
    I have updated my phones flyme os and Google play is not working

  52. mahesh

    were meizu m2 mini will get morshmallow or not

  53. Rishabh Agnihotri

    how to root meizu m2// Any hint? plzzz.. will kingroot or kingoroot manage it? or something to do manually.?

  54. ⚡ Ja Zaa ⚡

    Why not respond to comments?

    People will listen to you, but you’re not accountable to ensure that your word !!!

    i have exactly the problem daniel (☝) and my mobile is Meizu M2 Mini…

    after I unlocked my bootloader (and it worked) I had to choose from these three option:
    -normal
    -fastboot
    -recovery
    but I wasnt able to choose any of them, And at this stage does not fulfill any of the three options above … At this point I stopped and I … and I was enlightened when my cell phone off and got stuck in bootloop Mobile is frequently restarts…

    now i’m on the flyme 5.1.9.0G

    Is there a way to unlock this version and install CyanogenMod there?

  55. zamzami alayubhi

    the process of booting up the phone stuck!??can u help me…

  56. deeak

    in cmd after typing “adb reboot bootloader” it is showing that “error: device not found”. help me pls

  57. Prem Vardhan

    Did everything as instructed, stuck at FASTBOOT mode… with three options
    -normal
    -fastboot
    -recovery
    Using Meizu M2

  58. manish kumar

    my meizu m2 completely dead (nothing any show and does’nt connect to computer)

  59. Vladimir Kuzmenkov

    Thanks a lot, Sam!

    I’ve unlocked Meizu M2 bootloader.

    However, some additional meddling had to be done.
    1) The step: “Wait for the bootloader to get unlocked. And once it is done, turn off your device.”
    After the step above, Meizu M2 may get into infinite bootloop (other people on russian forums confirm it).
    Try to boot recovery mode (catch the moment and press “volume up” button). Then choose flags “update”, “clear”, press retry several times – it will say “incorrect firmware/not found”, then leave only “clear” flag – and that should work. It will load into your clear 4.5.4I Flyme.

    2) Now you can install twrp_2.8.7.0.img – I suggest to use Flashify app (requires root privilegies – SuperSu will help).
    get Flashify here: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/christian-gollner/flashify/flashify-1-9-2-release/flashify-1-9-2-android-apk-download/
    Flashify easy to use – just install twrp_2.8.7.0.img as a recovery image.

    Cheers,
    Vladimir

  60. vikas meshram

    I beg u sam please help me.
    My meizu m2 is continues boot looping .

    What happens to my phone mother board udd gya kya bhai please btao ya haedbrick ya softbrick ho gya please btao..

    I beg u please

  61. Prashant

    my bootloader already unlock because i am ushing beta version 6.7.12 .i want flas twrp recovery in my meizu2 phone by flashyfy but the twrp recover in not installing properly

  62. Prashant

    how can i flash twrp recovery in my meizi m2 by flashyfy in flyme beta version 6.7.12

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