Root Gionee A1 Nougat 7.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

If you notice all Chinese brand mobiles, they always come with the Good hardware. But users hate their Custom Skin OS. In this list, Gionee A1 comes with 4 GB RAM and Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 processor. This processor is moreover equal to Snapdragon 625 processor performance. Gionee stopped updates after the Nougat version. So, there is no update from their side for a Long time. If you use this mobile now, you can notice a lot of lag issues. We can remove this experience by rooting. Instead of eliminating Bloatware and Hibernate apps after rooting, you can use Custom ROMs. This ROMs can work better. When flashing Unofficial ROMs, you should note what will work and what don’t.
Gionee A1 with Sky Mountain Background

Why should you Root Gionee A1?

We appreciate the hard work of the TWRP team and XDA Developer- Sonu Raj. Without them, this Root method is not possible. Your mobile has 4 GB of RAM. It is enough for Normal usage and Heavy Usage too. But, Gionee stopped Security patch updates. Also, It is based on Old OS, So we can’t expect Many optimizations. It has a Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 processor. So, If we Install Custom ROM, We can expect some Improvements.

Due to Poor RAM Management in Old device, you will feel laggy. If we optimize correctly with correct Custom OS after rooting, we can see some Improvements. So, after rooting, I can expect Lag-free experience? Probably. Also, if we hibernate and eliminate a lot of unwanted apps and optimize some apps, your device is hardware limited. But, within these limits, we can enhance the performance by 20-30% compared with your old usage. If you use Lite weight Custom ROMs, you can expect a 40-80% improvement in performance based on what custom OS you are choosing.

How to Root Gionee A1 Nougat 7.0

Gionee A1 International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some locked devices. Example- In Samsung, Verizon mobiles come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Gionee A1. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Gionee A1 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

  • This method will not Unlock your Bootloader.

Pre-Requirement StepsOnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in Gionee A1.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers and MTK Drivers. Install both files in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your External SD card storage.
  • Download Gionee A1 Root files and save it in your PC. Extract the data. You will get SP Flashtool files and recovery image file.

Flash TWRP

  • Open SP Flashtool and open flash_tool.exe.

Gionee A1 Root SP Flash Tool Shatter Selection

  • In the Scatter-loading file, select the MT6755_Android_scatter.txt. It will Select all data, including recovery file.

Gionee A1 Recovery Flash using SP Flash Tool

  • Un-Tick all the files except the recovery and press “Download.”

Gionee A1 Download Mode

  • Connect your mobile when pressing Volume Up Button.

SP Flash Tool Download OK

  • You will get Green tick when the full process is done.
  • Disconnect your mobile while holding the Volume Up button. It will boot you into recovery mode.

Install Magisk on your Gionee A1 using TWRP

Gionee A1 TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Successful Installation, Reboot your mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk Manager in your Mobile Applications If you can’t find the Magisk app in the App Drawer. Install Root checker to verify your Root Status.

What More?

Gionee A1 has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, and it is a Good Mid-Range phone; The RAM is more than enough. If you don’t know How much RAM you need, Nowadays 3 GB RAM is enough for regular usage. There will be no Regular Major updates and monthly updates, from Gionee for a long time. Even if they planned upgrades, there might be a delay due to their Custom Skin OS. Compare it with Old devices, Some models still receiving updates. So, you know what you are doing and the real purpose, you can root your device. By rooting and flashing custom ROM, you can use New Android versions, without any lag issues.

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6 thoughts on “Root Gionee A1 Nougat 7.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. I have installed all the drivers CDC, vcom, USB. It is detected in windows, but when switch off for flashing… It does not detect and gives the message as an unrecognized device’ I have tried almost all the drivers found on the net for Gionee a1; I am unable to find the exact problem. Please help me to fix d a solution.

      • I installed the twrp custom recovery, but after installation, it only returns to twrp recovery and does not boot to the system. I flash Magisk. I reflashed back to stock recovery. Can I try any other custom recovery or rom? Pl. Suggest.

        • I think you accidentally deleted the system image. Flash the stock firmware using TWRP and then flash Magisk if you have stock recovery flash the firmware using flash tools.

  2. I want to root Karbonn a9 …is it possible to root mobile and recover it’s deleted data… I want it on urgent basic…please help

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