How to unlock bootloader and install CWM Recovery on Android One phone

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In this tutorial, we are going guide you to unlock bootloader and install CWM Recovery on Android One smartphones – Micromax A1, Spice Dream Uno and Karbonn Sparkle V.

Requirement:

  • Android One phone with Unlocked Bootloader

How to unlock bootloader on Android One device

  • Configure fastboot and adb – Link
  • Reboot into fastboot mode by holding power + volume down key
  • Connect your phone to PC
  • Type the following command: fastboot oem unlock
  • Then type: fastboot formant userdata

How to install CWM Recovery on Android One device

  • Download recover.img from this link
  • Reboot your phone into bootloader mode
  • Type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Then type: fastboot reboot

[box type=”note” ]In the install menu, do not select /sdcard because we don’t have internal storage which is meant for anything other than installing apps. We only have external sd which is /external_sd which you have to select. This applies for backup and restore and every other operation involving the sdcard.[/box]

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