Sep 13, 2013

How-to Flash a Custom Recovery on the Huawei Ascend P1

Huawei Ascend P1 users rejoice as you now have a custom recovery for your device that lets you flash custom ROMs, Mods, Tweaks and all sorts of flashable content on your device. Getting the recovery installed on your device is as easy as pie, here’s how you can do that:

I. Before You Begin:

1. You must have rooted your device before doing this procedure. Follow our root guide to root your device.

2. This works on Windows based PCs only.

3. Your device should have at least 60% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Android Control (Download link’s given in the first step)

2. ClockworkMod Recovery Image (Download link’s given in the second step)

III. Flashing a Custom Recovery on the Huawei Ascend P1:

1. Place both the files you downloaded to your Desktop.

2. Extract files from the Android Control archive over to your Desktop. Make sure that the fastboot.exe file is there on your Desktop.

3. Turn ON the USB debugging function on your device by going to Menu>>Settings>>Developer options>>USB debugging.

4. Turn OFF your device.

5. Reboot your device into Download mode. To do so, simply hold down the Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

6. Once inside Download mode, plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.

7. Now launch a Command Prompt Window on your Desktop. To do so, hold down the Shift button and right-click anywhere in blank area and select Open command window here.

8. Type in following command into the Command Prompt Window. Make sure to replace recovery.img with the actual name of the Recovery Image you downloaded.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

9. Once the recovery’s been flashed on your device, issue the following command:

fastboot reboot

10. Your device should reboot.

11. And you’re done!

Excellent! You’ve successfully flashed CWM Recovery on your Huawei Ascend P1 smartphone. The recovery has opened doors for various customizations that you can use on your device!

IV. Flash a Custom ROM (Optional):

1. If you are ready to flash custom ROMs on your device, head to the How To Flash a Custom ROM on the Huawei Ascend P1 to learn how to do that.


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