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How To Root Yu Yureka Running Lollipop (CM12), Unlock Bootloader And Flash CWM Recovery

If you are among those lucky ones who got a CM12 Lollipop OTA update and looking for a detailed guide on how to root your Yureka on CM12, then we doubt that there is any better place than this. You might have visited some XDA threads for the same but those are generally brief explanations and you might miss something or the other. So keeping your worries aside, look nowhere if you want to root your device correctly.

If you unlucky and haven’t got the OTA Lollipop Update then no problem Check the article How To Update Yureka To Lollipop Manually.

Root Yu Yureka Running Lollipop

Note : We are not going to give you those dire warnings which you generally see before any rooting procedure. Surprisingly, Yu has announced that unlocking bootloader and rooting your Yureka will not void your device’s warranty.

This detailed guide consists of 3 sections –

  1. How to unlock Yu Yureka’s bootloader.
  2. How to flash official CWM recovery on Yu Yureka.
  3. How to root Yu Yureka by flashing SuperSU.

The files which are required for the process come from different resources and so we have compiled all of them to make a ‘Rooting Kit’. Please note that we do not take credits for any of the program in the rooting kit. Their respective developers are highly appreciated.

Download the Rooting Kit.

Download PdaNet on your PC/Laptop.(Installing this will install all required drivers on PC)

Prerequisites –

Before we go into the process, let do make some necessary settings on your Yureka.

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll down and go to About Phone.
  3. Scroll down and tap build number 7-10 times until you see a popup stating ”You are now a developer.
  4. Press back and now a new section called ”Developer Options” will appear in settings. Tap on it and turn on the toggle at the top.
  5. Now scroll down and turn off Update Cyanogen Recovery.
  6. Now scroll down and turn on USB Debugging.
  7. Now make a backup of all your data as the next step will wipe all the data present in the Internal Memory.
  8. Make sure you have 70-80% battery to prevent unexpected failures.
Note: If You Have Rooted your device earlier then your Bootloader must be already unlocked, if not then first unlock bootloader from below process. Unlocking Bootloader will wipe all data on phone.

How To Unlock Yu Yureka’s Bootloader –

1) Extract the adb_fastboot file present in the rooting kit in a new folder in your C:/ drive.
2) Connect your phone to the PC/Laptop via USB cable.
3) Now Open Developer Option in your Yureka and turn on Advanced Reboot option.
4) Now Press and Hold Power button, select Reboot then select bootloader.
5) You will get a black screen stating ‘Fastboot Mode’ at the middle.
6) As soon as you plug your phone into the PC, windows will start installing drivers all by itself. Please wait for the installation to complete.
7) After the drivers have been installed successfully, go to the folder where you have extracted adb_fastboot file.
8) While pressing the Shift key on your keyboard, right click in the folder and select ‘Open Command Prompt Here’. The command prompt will open up.

9) Now run the following command to check whether bootloader is locked or unlocked.

fastboot -i 0x1ebf oem device-info

10) If TRUE then just flash CWM recovery from below process no need to unlock bootloader.

11) If FALSE then run the following command.

fastboot -i 0x1ebf oem unlock

You should get something like this.

Root Yu Yureka Running Lollipop

Congratulations! Your Yu Yureka’s bootloader has been unlocked! But please do not close the Command Prompt as we will run some more commands to flash CWM recovery. You can just minimize it.

How To Flash CWM Recovery –

1) Now copy the recovery_cwm.img from the rooting kit to the folder where you extracted adb_fastboot.
2) Maximize the command prompt, and type the following command

fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery_cwm.img

Congratulations again! You have successfully flashed CWM recovery on you Yu Yureka. Now you can close the command prompt.

How To Root Yu Yureka By Flashing SuperSU –

The process for which you came here for is the simplest one. Let’s root the Yureka!

1) Copy the SuperSu file from the rooting kit to the root directory of your phone’s internal memory.
2) Power off your phone.
3) Now boot into recovery mode by pressing Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons simultaneously.
4) You will be in CWM Recovery. For navigation use Volume Buttons and for selection use Power Button
5) Now Select on ‘Install zip’ >> ‘Install zip from sdcard’ >> 0 >> Select >> Yes Install.
6) Now Go Back and Select ‘Wipe Cache Partition’ >> Yes Wipe. >> It will take 2-3 minutes to wipe.
7) Now Go to advanced option and select ‘Wipe Dalvik Cache’ >> Yes Wipe.
8) Now Finally Select ‘Reboot System Now’ >> Yes – Fix Root.
9) It will take around 10-15 minutes to reboot.

Great! Every Step is completed successfully! You have successfully rooted your Yu Yureka!

Verify Root

To verify that your Yu Yureka is indeed rooted, download Root Checker from the Google Play Store for free.

Root Checker App

From there, simply run the app, then tap Grant on the Superuser request popup. If everything went off without a hitch, Root Checker will give you a message that says Congratulations! This device has root access!

Root Checker App Success Message

Thanks to an incredible development community, the Yu Yureka is easy to root.

Also Read : Yu Yureka Review

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Shubham Mishra

Founder and Chief Editor at PaidFreeDroid. Shubham likes to keep on top of the tech world and loves to help people around him who face day to day trouble with technology.

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