How to install TWRP Recovery on Blackview BV6000 [Guide]

Original-Blackview-BV6000Anyone who is not too fascinated by the stock Android ROM can try swapping it over for a custom version. However, before doing that, there is something that you need, and that is a custom recovery. A custom recovery is packed with a few extra features that Android developers have conveniently left out by choice so you cannot use them and one of those is the ability to upload Zip files. Like custom kernels and images, the custom ROM files are uploaded in .zip file format, and that is how you install them. The custom recovery image gives you the chance to do this. Although there are many types of custom recovery images, all of them come with this functionality to be able to upload your ROM.

When it comes to custom recovery images, the crème de la crème in today’s day and age is the TWRP Recovery made by the people from Team Win. TWRP is an open source custom recovery that came up with a brilliant idea of giving people the buttons that they could tap from the display instead of using the Volume buttons and Power button like the stock recovery partition expects from people. Combine that with a bunch of useful extra features, and TWRP soon became the custom recovery of choice by people right around the world.

REQUIREMENTS

  • The following guide is made for the Blackview BV6000 smartphone only. A custom recovery image is usually only made for one device and flashing them on another device does not work even if they seem similar.
  • You must have a Windows computer to use this guide because the SP Flash Tool version in this post is the Windows version. There is a Linux version out there available on the web if you need to use Linux.

BEFORE WE BEGIN

  • You may need to unlock the Developer Options menu on the Blackview Android software. If it is not unlocked already and available from the settings menu, tap on the Menu > Settings. About Device > Build Number seven times. Keep tapping until it gives a message on the display stating that you are using the BV6000 as a developer which means the developer options menu is now available.
  • Turn on the USB Debugging Mode from the Developer Options menu on the BV6000 by tapping on the Menu > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging. Once you have checked the box for the USB Debugging Mode leave the Developer Options menu and the Android OS is smart enough to remember your preferences.

HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON BLACKVIEW BV6000

  1. Log into the computer you are using as an administrator so you can use the flashing tool.
  2. Download the SP Flash Tool on the computer.
  3. Download the MTK MediaTek drivers on the computer.
  4. Download the TWRP Recovery for the Blackview BV6000 smartphone.
  5. Install the MediaTek drivers on the computer so the flashing tool can detect the device.
  6. Extract the flash tool file to the desktop of the computer and then open it up, so the user interface is showing.
  7. Extract the Rooting package to the desktop of the computers that the custom recovery file is available.
  8. Select ‘scatter-loading’ option from the flashing tool user interface.
  9. Browse through to the desktop and then open the rooting folder and upload the ‘MT6755_Android_scatter.txt’ file.
  10. You should see a few things now showing up from the flashing tool user interface, deselect all of them and just leave the box for the recovery image file checked.
  11. Double-click on the line that says recovery.img and then choose to open it.
  12. Upload the TWRP recovery file from the rooting folder to this location.
  13. Power off the Blackview smartphone completely and make sure it is disconnected from the computer and the USB cable.
  14. Check that the drop down menu box directly above where it is showing the recovery.img is displaying the ‘download only’ option.
  15. Connect the Blackview smartphone, to the computer with the USB cable and leave it for a few seconds. The flashing should begin automatically after a red bar appears.
  16. Wait for the download complete dialogue box to appear and then click ‘OK’.

In conclusion, that is how to install TWRP Recovery on Blackview BV6000 smartphone by using the SP Flash Tool. Now you can find out what is required to root the Blackview BV6000 smartphone so you can add the ability to install more apps to your list of features that you are now rocking on the phone.

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  • Toms Romans

    What do I have to download from the Media Tek website? I can’t find anything there.

  • cundell Statt

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/28bf028f9dd13f9634e819b336d7aa3c53e067707061c9bb82499bd492297965.jpg Hi there
    I have followed the steps above successfully on both the bv6000 and bv6000s but I now cannot get into TWRP its self is there something I’m missing. When I start the the device holding down the volume up and power button I get the standard bootloader screen showen in the image.

  • Zali MN

    Hi….my Blackview BV6000 doesnt show up on my Win 7 laptop when I connect it. There seems to be a code 19 error – what is this ya? Can someone help me please? I use the phone for my work in the jungles and I need to download pics.

  • Mathew Diekhake

    If you can find out the hardware button combo for the stock recovery mode on your phone, it should be that same button combination that boots the custom recovery.

  • Matthew, I’ve been struggling a little bit. I tried this install with WinXP in a virtualbox session. Didn’t work. Then I installed a fresh copy of WinXP on a PC so there was nothing else on it. The SP Flash tool kept crashing. So then I installed a fresh copy of Win7 32-bit and Hooray! I got the Green checkmark.

    The problem is after disconnecting the phone from the PC… holding Power and Volume UP until I see the “Blackview” logo screen… then releasing Power but still holding Volume UP… all I get is an android logo with a red triangle and a “no command” message. So I’m confused. I tried several times, but same result every time.

    I’m on build 20161011. Using SP Flash Tool v5.1628, MediaTek_USB_VCOM_drivers, and BV6000_root_pack_GizBeat_Chinaphonearena.

    So everything appears to flash ok… but holding Power and Volume UP don’t seem to get to TWRP. Any ideas?

  • Mathew Diekhake

    Hi,

    The answer to your first question is usually no — but I’m not sure. The source that I used for this guide did not suggest it was available for the BV6000s variant.

    Good quality custom ROMs are really only available for smartphones that are considerably more common than the Blackview BV6000/ BV6000s. Flagships like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, HTC 10, etc. are the best options for ROMs and then they tend to become a lot more scarce as you work your way down to some of the least popular phones. Many phones don’t get ROMs at all.

    There is a chance you find a ROM or two in the future.

  • Mathew Diekhake

    Hello,

    The only way to install SuperSU is the same way by following the steps for the rooting guide that is linked to in the last paragraph of this article.

  • moshiachnow

    Matthew, I bought a BV6000s because I was impressed by the phone’s physical qualities (survives being dropped, thrown, water). But I didn’t look deeply enough into things like support, custom ROMs, etc. Will the things you write about a BV6000 also work for a BV6000s? And do you think that the phone will gain enough popularity that brainiacs will start to write custom ROMs it, like Cyanogenmod, etc.?

  • Hello, i installed twrp on my device , everithing works except that when i enter twrp, it’s not responding, it’s not responding to any key press, and any touch,
    Can you tell me how can i o to install supersu?

  • No worries,

    I am pretty sure it is all about the USB driver support for the new “S” variation, Will wait few months until there is an update from a trusted source!

    Many thanks!

  • Mathew Diekhake

    Hi there Ed,

    Thanks for your kindness—it’s rare when things didn’t go so well.

    It sounds like that driver package in this guide isn’t working for your device. I recommend sourcing another driver package that works for your device online.

    It’s my understanding that there should be a recovery.img available to see. I’ve taken a quick look, and there are guides online (via Google more specifically) providing screenshots that might be able to help you understand where that is found. I don’t own this device and it’s not something I have the ability to create for you.

    Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  • Dear Matthew,

    Thanks for taking your time and writing all this, very appreciated.

    I was very very confused when I came to step-11, so I went back to step-10 and start doing things like try download etc. I even wrote a long feedback here, but just when I was about to post I did another try and found out what detail is missing at step-11..

    I suggest changing steP-11 from this;

    “Double-click on the line that says recovery.img and then choose to open it.”, as I can’t see any “recovery.img” anywhere.

    .. to something like this;

    “Double-click on the row that says “recovery”, click the “location” column of the row, then select image.”

    Anyhow, continuing, and not getting anywhere. Seems like my Windows 10 doesn’t recognise my BV6000S (with an “S” at the end) as a USB device. This despite installing the driver suggested in your article. After restarting the mobile, I don’t get any red-bar.. Nighter do I see the USB device on computer browser (same before shutting it down).

    Perhaps the device not appearing as USB device is the reason I didn’t see any “recovery.img” on step-11?