You can install a custom recovery on the I-Mobile IQ II to take complete backups using the NANDroid backup feature. Additionally, you can use your new TWRP Recovery to install custom ROMs when they become available.
Installing a custom recovery on the I-Mobile IQ II smartphone will replace and wipe the stock recovery until you choose to flash the stock recovery back over the top. Your new TWRP Recovery does come with all the same features to recover your device just like you would expect from the stock recovery.
These are the steps to manually flash your TWRP Recovery on the I-Mobile IQ II using adb commands from a computer.
Files You Need
- Download the TWRP Recovery from this page.
- You need to have ADB setup on your computer before you can use this guide. We have the guide for installing ADB on Windows, ADB on Linux and ADB on Mac computers.
- The steps in this guide are for people running Windows operating systems. The ADB commands will change if you are using Mac or Linux, so research your unique commands for those operating systems.
Installing a Custom Recovery on the I-Mobile IQ II
- Download the TWRP Recovery to your desktop and extract the file.
- Change the name of the TWRP file to “recovery.img”.
- Set up ADB on your computer and have the ADB Folder open on your desktop.
- Copy the TWRP file over to the same folder as your ADB so you can have them both in the same directory.
- Connect the I-Mobile IQ II device to the computer with the USB cable that you normally use to charge the battery.
- Open a new command prompt window from the same directory as your ADB and TWRP by hold down Shift and right-clicking within the ADB folder where there is no files.
- Type your first command to get your IQ mobile in the bootloader mode:
adb reboot bootloader
- Type your second command to flash the custom recovery on your IQ device:
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
- Type the last command to reboot in recovery mode:
adb reboot recovery
It’s important you boot the device up in recovery mode after you have flashed your recovery. If you just reboot your device without entering the new recovery, it will wipe it and go back to the stock recovery. Now that you are in your new custom recovery mode, you can choose the ‘Reboot System’ option from the menu if you want to get your device back in normal mode. Alternatively, you can use any of the custom recovery features liking the NANDroid backup option.
Those of you wanting to get the most out of your Android One device should seriously consider rooting the device. A custom ROM needs a rooted device and a custom recovery running. You can check out all the things you can do with a rooted Android One smartphone and make your choice.
Take Into Account:
Team Win often release several TWRP Recovery files for a particular device. They always recommend installing the latest version of TWRP available to avoid compatibility issues. If you have updated the firmware on the device recently and the most recent version of TWRP is not working, then try downgrading the firmware and trying again.
Some custom ROMs that are newer might not be compatible with older versions of TWRP Recovery. You can fix that issue by updating to the latest version of TWRP also.
You can visit the official Team Win Recovery Project home page and scroll down the list to find your device to get the most recent version if the version available in this guide is not working for your device.