How to Root and Install CWM Recovery on Lava XOLO Q800 – Tutorial

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The XOLO Q800, a product from LAVA International Ltd, is packed in a rugged and firm plastic chassis. The entire shell has a rubberized finish with a shiny brown trim around it. The front panel is complete glass with three capacitive buttons for Home, Back and Menu on the bottom side while the top highlights the speaker, front camera and the earpiece.

The rear panel sports the main shooter with an LED flash and the speaker grille is visible at the bottom. The top has the 3.5 mm audio jack and the microUSB PC interface while the power button and the volume rocker are placed on the right side.


The XOLO Q800 has powerful hardware under the hood. It runs on the MT6589 SOC which features a quad-core 1.2GHz processor coupled with a PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 1GB of RAM. The display is a sufficiently large 4.5-inch IPS panel, but sports a resolution of just 960 x 540 pixels. It stays at 4GB, which can be expanded up to 32GB using a microSD card.

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The rear shooter is 8MP with LED flash and is capable of capturing full HD 1080p videos. The front camera is 1MP for video chats over Wi-Fi or 3G. The handset is dual SIM compatible with support for either two GSM SIM cards or one GSM and one WCDMA SIM card for 3G Internet. Sensors present within are for 3-axis accelerometer, proximity, light, magnetic 3-axis and gyroscope.

The XOLO Q800 runs on Android Jelly Bean v4.1 operating system; it can be updated to v4.2 when the manufacturer is ready to release it. Lastly, the handset is fuelled by a 2100 mAh battery. It is priced at Rs 10000/-.

Disclaimer: Rooting is a risky task to undertake and if not properly implemented may eventually brick your cellphone. You are yourself responsible for following any tweaking guide on this site. Technogiantz or any other author will not stand responsible in any case.


  • Create a Backup for your SD Card and phone.

Also Read: – How to create Back-up of your Android Smartphone before Rooting or Unlocking.

  • Download the files mentioned below.
  • PC running Windows 7
  • Make sure your phone is at least 80 per cent charged.
  • Make sure USB debugging is ON.

Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging

Files Needed for Rooting & CWM Recovery

  1. Vcom Driver
  2. SP_Flash_Tool_exe_v3.1248.0.96
  3. Xolo Q800-CWM-Recovery.img

How to Install CWM Recovery on XOLO Q800

Step 1) First, extract and install the SP_Flash_Tool file from the download section. Also, extract Recovery.img to your desktop or laptop.

Step 2) Install the VCOM drivers mentioned above and make sure your device get recognized.

Step 3) Next, run SP_Flash Tools.exe and load the file named “MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt” from the Recovery package you downloaded before.

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Step 4) Now, check the option “Recovery” and then load the recovery.img from the package.

Step 5) Navigate to Windows -> Write Memory from the menu bar at the top of SP Flash tools window. In the Write Memory tab, select the option “EMMC”.

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Step 6) Click on “Open RAW Data” and select the recovery.img file again. Just below that you will see a Write Parameters section, it will have two option, Begin Address and Container length.

Begin Address : 0x2d80000

Container length: 0x600000

Step 7) Till this step your phone should not be attached to your laptop. In the same window, click “Write Memory”.

Step 8) Now, switch off your phone and connect it to the laptop. Once, the device get recognized the process will start. In case, the device doesn’t turn up install the driver again.

Step 9) At first, the progress bar will be red and then turn to green which means it is pushing recovery file to the device. A box will prompt up with a green circle, symbolizing that CWM has been installed. Unplug the phone.

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Step 10) Reboot your phone by pressing Volume Up + Power button, this will direct you to CWM Recovery.

As, now you have CWM Recovery on your phone, the rooting process is even simpler. So, let’s get ready to root XOLO Q800.

Procedure to Root Lava XOLO Q800

Step 1) Download the SuperSU from here.

Step 2) Now, connect your phone to the computer via USB. Copy the file from your PC to your memory or SD card. It should not be placed in any folder of SD card.

Step 3) Switch off your phone. Up next, reboot your phone in recovery mode by using the following key combination.

Volume Up + Power Button

Step 4) Select the option “install ZIP from SD  card”  and then select the file named “superSU” which you’ve downloaded.

Step 5) Let the process complete and reboot. Next, install Root Checker app from playstore and check if the phone is rooted

Step 6) Congrats, you now have root access to Lava XOLO Q800.

In case, you fall short of information on any step we will love to hear from you and try to solve the problem as soon as possible.

Mohit Toshniwal

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