Friday, May 17, 2013

How to Root Cherry Mobile Titan W500


After the launch of the Cherry Mobile Titan W500, the 5-inch dual core Android phone from Cherry Mobile; there are already a lot who jumped in on buying this Php6,499 phone. The same way that many had already rooted their Cherry Mobile Titan W500‘s using this very simple method.
Cherry Mobile Titan W500
Cherry Mobile Titan W500
By the way, in case you have been not reading local tech news, here’s a quick refresher on the features and specs of this Cherry Mobile W500 Titan:

Cherry Mobile W500 Titan Specs

  • 5.0″ capacitive touch panel (800 x 480)
  • 1GHz dual-core processor MediaTek MT6577
  • PowerVR SGX531 GPU
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage up to 32GB via microSD
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • WiFi 802.o downl11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • 2350mAh battery
  • Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
Or you might like to check out our feature article regarding our hands-on review and impression on the Cherry Mobile W500 Titan.
But I bet you already have a unit that’s why you are here and searching for a way on how to root the Cherry Mobile Titan, am I right? Well, here’s the no sweat procedure. Thanks to yankee of symb.ph for sharing this.

Rooting Cherry Mobile W500 Titan

  1. First, you need to download this. {LINK} It is SuperOneClick, but we will not use that for the main rooting as you just have to install that just to install the necessary drivers for your PC.
  2.  Download this also: Root_with_Restore_by_Bin4ry_v15.7z
  3. Extract the files inside.
  4. After that, connect your Cherry Mobile Titan phone and then run the *.bat file from the above zip archive.
  5. Wait for the process to finish. A couple of reboots will happen. After that, you now have a rooted Cherry Mobile Titan!
Enjoy!
Rooted Cherry Mobile Titan
Rooted Cherry Mobile Titan (img credits: zed32 of symb.ph)
Just to be sure that you had successfully rooted your device you can try downloading the Root Checker app from the Play Store. In case you are having problems with root access even you already successfully done the above procedures, you can try these:
  • update SuperUser/SuperSU <– this is Super User for ICS. Tested with my ZOPO ZP100 phone after I had done a similar rooting procedure using a *.bat file as well. I guess this has something to do with the binaries that needed to be updated.
  • install BusyBox.

Benefits of having a rooted Cherry Mobile Titan?

With a rooted device, you can now use apps that requires root access such as Titanium Backup, to remove bloatwares for saving memory and many more. However, your store warranty is voided by rooting so be aware.
Again, enjoy!