Unlock bootloader install custom recovery & root YU Yureka Plus


YU Yureka Plus is the latest budget device and the upgraded version of Yureka released last month. It is CyangenMod based Android device, carrying quite decent specifications and powerful hardware components. Due to affordable cost and the great specs, it gained much popularity and now users are looking for the proper root method and the way to flash custom recovery in YU Yureka Plus. Luckily the root package and custom recovery for YU Yureka Plus is now available, just follow the below guide to know how to unlock bootloader, install TWRP recovery & root your YU Yureka Plus.

There are multiple benefits of having root access with a custom recovery installed on your YU Yureka Plus including you can install Xposed Framework, Mods and custom ROMs to enhance user experience else you can get best out of your phone’s powerful hardware. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to unlock bootloader, root and flash TWRP recovery on YU Yureka Plus, the process is very simple just follow the guide as mentioned below in the step sequence. Before we move ahead for the installation process, if you want to know more about what you can do with a rooted device with a custom recovery installed in it, see the benefits of having a custom recovery & rooted device.

Unlocking the bootloader:

Unlocking the bootloader may void the warranty but once it’s unlocked you can pass through a gateway to perform custom operations then comes the root and custom recovery process, these two tools lets you be the administrator of your device and allow you make modifications and customization in your Android device.

Benefits of Custom Recovery on YU Yureka Plus

Flash Custom ROMs: Custom recovery let’s you flash the custom firmware in your device, Custom ROMs have freedom to customize User-Interface and much more which you can’t find in the Stock firmware. You can update to any type of Android firmware available for your device.

Mods and Tweaks: Android OS let’s you install custom mods and tweaks, further you can install custom kernels to over clock CPU speed to enhance device performance.

Backup and Restore firmware: Custom recovery also contain feature to backup/restore whole OS including data and Apps. You can store multiple backups of your device depending on the available storage.

Benefits of Rooting YU Yureka Plus

Overclock CPU frequency: By gaining root access on your device you can overclock the CPU frequency for example, if your device has maximum of 1000MHz processor speed you can enhance it too 1200MHz and you can feel a difference in performance. But it is not always recommended to overclock CPU more then it’s maximum power.

Bloatware kill: Rooting allows you to remove non usable pre-installed apps by provided by device manufacturer. Removing these apps will give you more RAM and free storage space.

Battery Life Enhancement: You can stop/ remove the unwanted back-end services permanently, because it always keeps the processor awake which results in much battery drain.

Custom Rom: You can install a custom firmware only on a rooted device because some software demands a rooted device to flash a custom recovery (a software use to flash custom ROM in a device).

Modification in System: Rooting allows you modify the system settings and add or remove the system files. Advance file explorers with an ability to gain root access are used in this operation, even you can also made the third party apps permanent in the system files directory.

Before we begin for the root/recovery process, the first and the most important part is to unlock bootloader of your device as we mentioned above.

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations including Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

  • Enable USB Debugging (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)
  • Your phone battery should be charged minimum 70%

Download these files:

How to to unlock Bootloader of YU Yureka Plus

Connect your device to PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted above

Inside adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on Open command prompt here and enter the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode.

    “adb reboot bootloader”

You device will reboot to bootloader mode then type the following command in the command window to see if your bootloader is unlocked or not.

“fastboot -i 0x1ebf oem device-info”

If it returns False, it’s mean your device is locked. To unlock it type,

“fastboot -i 0x1ebf oem device-info”

You have successfully unlocked the bootloader of YU Yureka Plus. Now next process is to flash TWRP recovery in YU Yureka Plus.

How to install TWRP recovery on YU Yureka Plus

Just follow the below simple steps in sequence to install TWRP recovery on YU Yureka Plus.

Again connect your device to the PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier and copy the TWRP recovery inside the adb-and-fastboot folder.

Open command prompt and type,

“adb reboot bootloader”

Then type the following command to flash TWRP recovery in your device,

“fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”

Wait for the process to complete. You have successfully installed TWRP recovery in your YU Yureka Plus.

Process to root YU Yureka Plus

Connect your device to your PC

Copy the SuperSU.zip to the internal memory of your YU Yureka Plus.

Turn off your device and enter into Recovery mode by using hardware key combination or by typing the following command.

         ” adb reboot recovery “

Once your device reboot into recovery mode, hit Install

Select the SuperSU.zip file and swipe the slider to start flashing.

Once the installation process is completed, select Reboot.

That’s it! You have successfully unlocked bootloader, rooted & installed TWRP recovery your YU Yureka Plus. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your comment in the below comment section. Stay tune for future updates by following us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+.

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