How to Root Gionee Elife S5.5

Looking forward to root Gionee Elife S5.5 that you have purchased recently? We are going to see just that however let me go back in time when we had an era of Chinese phones in Indian market. I hope, you remembered those china mobiles dominated by the 5 speakers (Though, it was producing harsh sound), 4 SIM Slots, 2 batteries, and much more – which we surely can’t expect from any manufacturer nowadays. Surprisingly, the users also had a penchant for those mobiles, but those days are gone far. Well, the current trend shows the market of fully-featured Smartphones with an elegant design. So, keeping the new definition in mind, once again, we have a new Chinese mobile maker who has launched many Smartphones running on Android in an Indian market.

Gionee – a one of the well-known Chinese manufacturers who has already gained a subtle reputation in an Indian market by launching its two flagship Elife E6 and E7 devices. A few months back, the Gionee added another device to its “Elife” family, namely Elife S5.5, which is touted as the ‘world’s slimmest smartphone’. Apart from its 5.5mm thickness, the device also holds a 5-inch 1080p display and a good hardware configuration capable of running any HD videos or games without any lag. Undoubtedly, the device is running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is upgradаble to v4.4.2 KitKat. Apart from that, users can also port various Custom ROMs to the device, but before that root access is compulsory. Here, to help you out with the rooting process, we are going to show you a guide on ” How To Root Gionee Elife S5.5″ following which you can easily can gain root access to it.

How to Root Gionee Elife S5

How to Root Gionee Elife S5

Prerequisites to root Gionee Elife S5.5

  • Ensure that you have charged your device sufficiently up to 70%.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device.
  • Make sure you have taken a backup of all your important data.
  • Install appropriate USB Drivers on your PC.

How To Root Gionee Elife S5.5

  • Download and install this “Rooting Tool” on your PC.
  • Note: The tool is in Chinese language so please make sure you follow each step as mentioned here.
  • Now, connect your device to your PC via USB data cable. Wait for a few seconds so that PC can detect your device.
  • Launch the installed tool on your PC under administrator privileges (right click on the file and click “Run as Administrator”).
  • You will get an interface with a Chinese language.
    Root Gionee Elife S5.5 - Button on Top
  • On the top, you will find four different buttons. From that, click on the button named as “Root” (4th one). See the image above for reference.
  • The process will take a few seconds to root Gionee Elife S5.5. In between the process, you will get a dialog box asking permissions on your device. Tick the box to grant the permissions.
  • Once the process is completed, a message will appear on the saying your phone has been rooted successfully .

That’s it! Your flagship Gionee Elife S5.5 is rooted now. Make sure “SuperSu” app is installed on your device, otherwise you can grab it from Google Play Store. In case, if you need any help just use the comments section below to reach out to us. Enjoy 😀

  • Kartik G

    Hey I am planning to buy this phone. But I don’t like the ui. The stock android ui is better. Can u provide a guide and links to install stock android kit kat for this phone

    • You can install any home launcher from play store to change the UI,

  • Kartik G

    I like to use widgets. Is there any way we can install other launchers like mini launcher or kit kat launcher downloaded from playstore? Let me know.

    • Pham Hoai Nam

      I tried nova luncher (free ver), it’s ok 😀

  • Smaran Ramesh

    its telling tough phone unable to root

    • What is the exact error? A screenshot would be better.

      • Vj Siwach VII

        Pavan ji please have a look at the comments that I’ve made above. I’ve got an Elife S5.5 too and facing the same problem as Smaran Ramesh’s.
        Thanks a ton.

  • Vj Siwach VII

    Saying the exact same thing as Smaran Ramesh for me too. I’m adding a screen shot for the admin to take a look. I had the USB debugging mode checked and also had the developer mode enabled. I also downloaded the Gionee USB driver before downloading the Root Genius.

  • Vj Siwach VII

    The screen shot didn’t upload in the previous try, so here it is.
    Any help in this matter would be helpful. I’ve yet to try Towlroot and Framaroot, do you think they would be any better? It’s just that I don’t think they have come out with root support for Gionee yet.

  • Ammar Hussain

    They Have Released A Rebranded Version of Gionee Elife S5.5 in Pakistan Known as Qmobile Noir Z6. Can I root this phone with the same method?They Have changed the boot animation with there own. But The OS is same and runs on Android 4.2.2.

    • Vj Siwach VII

      Hi Ammar, have you tried rooting your phone already? If yes, then please do share your results.
      Thanks.

  • go_gu

    my allview x2 soul(gionee elife s5.5) is upgradet to 4.4.2 now… my i root with same program?

    • Go ahead, give it a try.

  • go_gu

    this program works on 4.4.2 ?

    • As long as it is Gionee Elife S5.5, it should work. You can give it a try.

  • go_gu

    is twin brother….x2 soul from allview

  • go_gu

    not working…:((

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