How To Root, Install CWM Recovery On Gionee Pioneer P5W

The Gionee Pioneer P5W is a 143.3 x 72 x 8.9 mm Android phone running on OS 5.1 (Lollipop), a Mediatek MT6735 Chipset, a Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a non-removable Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery. Team Hovatek has been porting TWRP / CWM to difficult-to-root Lollipop and Marshmallow Mediatek Android phones to make rooting possible.


In this article, I’ll be guiding you on how to install Clockwokmod (CWM) custom recovery to your Gionee Pioneer P5W which will be the first thing to do before proceeding to root.

Credit goes to Team Hovatek for porting the Gionee Clockwokmod img recovery image which we are goin to use in this tutorial.


→ PC/ Laptop running windows
→ SP Flash tools. Download
→ Download

→ VCOM drivers. (Installation Guide).  You can also plug your device to your pc to auto detect and install needed drivers or download and install Pdanet from here to install your device needed drivers.
→ ClockwokMod img and scatter file for Gionee Pioneer P5W. Download
→ Working USB cable
→ A little patience
How To Install ClockwokMod (CWM) Recovery On Gionee Pioneer P5W
Step 1: First download the recovery zip file from above link and then extract the “Recovery.img” and “MT6735_Android_Scatter.txt” file to the desktop screen of your computer or create a folder and extract to it, as seen in the image below.
Step 2: Next, download SP Flashtools and extract the files to another folder on your computer. You should get the following files as seen below after extraction.
Step 3: From the extracted files, open “Flash_tool.exe”
Step 4: Once the flash tool is launched, then click on “scatter loading” button.
Step 5: Now, locate the “MT6735_Android_Scatter.txt” file, which you extracted and open. you should be seeing below image afterward. Tick on “Recovery” only and uncheck others.
Step 6: After that, click “Download” button
Step 7: Immediately, switch off your device completely and connect your device to your computer via USB cable
Step 8: The Flashing process would be in progress, and a Green button would appear once the process is completed.
That’s it. ClockwokMod Recovery is now installed on your Gionee Pioneer P5W. To boot to recovery mode, simply press and hold Volume Down button + Power button for 5sec. Now lets proceed to rooting Gionee Pioneer P5W.

How To Root Gionee Pioneer P5W
Step 1: Firstly, download the SuperSU file from here, and move the downloaded file to the internal/ external storage of your device
Step 2:  Now, switch off your device and boot to recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down button + press Power button).
Step 3: After that, go to the recovery main menu, and then choose install, and then select the SuperSU Zip file and flash immediately.
Step 4: Once the installation process is completed, simply go back main recovery menu and tap on “Reboot system”, and your device would be reboot
That’s it, your device has now gotten root permission. You can download Root Checker from playstore to verify root.
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Credit Goes To Team Hovatek For Porting ClockwokMod Recovery Used In This Guide.