Install TWRP Recovery And Root Huawei Ascend G620S, Honor 4X

Huawei Honor series has brought a lot of respect in Huawei’s house. Last year we saw Huawei Ascend G620S, also known as Honor 4 Play and Huawei Honor 4X coming out. Honor series does a great justice with the price it gets offered in. We saw the 4X equipping a 5.5-inch 720p display having a 5 MP selfie shooter. At the back we found a 13 MP shooter capable of recording 1080p videos. Huawei powered the Honor 4X with its HiSilicon Kirin 620 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 CPU. The device is either powered up with Mali-450 GPU or Adreno 306 GPU. Huawei Honor 4X runs on Android 4.4.2 out of the box, but the device recently received Android Lollipop update. Huawei has the plans to update this device to Android 6.0 Marshmallow as well. Huawei Ascend G620S is considered to be the younger brother of Honor 4X carrying some low-end specifications. This device is also known as Honor 4 Play.Huawei-Honor-4C-3

Its been a long while since this device is around. This time is enough to make the users bored of the stock stuff on this device. In the last 1 year, we witnessed a great number of custom stuff including Mods and custom ROMs raining on the development forums. If you’re considering unleashing the real power of your Huawei Ascend G620S or Honor 4X, then this may be the right time for you. In the succeeding guide we have written down the methods to flash TWRP recovery and root our beloved Huawei Ascend G620S and Honor 4X. Those of you who do not have an idea about TWRP recovery and root access, they may be interesting in knowing that TWRP recovery is a custom boot image that helps you to flash zip files on your Android smartphone. TWRP recovery also allows you to create and restore Nandroid, Modem and other partitions backup. You can also perform factory data reset without loosing your internal storage and also wipe cache and dalvik cache by means of TWRP. By root your device, you unlock the core system of your phone. On a rooted device you can install root specific applications like Titanium Backup, Greenify, System Tuner, Root Explorer and others. Using root specific applications you can enhance the performance and battery life of your Android smartphone.

As you move forward, you will come across two different parts. In the first part we will flash TWRP recovery on our beloved Huawei Honor 4X and Ascend G620S. In the second part we will flash file to gain root access on this device. Let’s go ahead and learn the method now.

Precautions & Prep

  • This guide is intended for all variants of Huawei Ascend G620S or Huawei Honor 4X. Do not try this method on any other device otherwise you may result in bricking it.
  • Make sure that your phone’s battery is charged up to 80% in order to avoid any power issues during the flashing process.
  • Backup all of your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and media content to stay on a safe end.
  • Use your original data cable to establish connection between your phone and your PC.
  • Follow this guide to the letter to avoid any mishap.

Disclaimer: The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries and rooting the device are highly custom. Rooting the device and flashing a custom recover is never recommended by a device manufacturer. In case something goes wrong, TechBeasts or the device manufacturers may not be held responsible. Make sure that you’re doing everything at your own risk.

Required downloads & installations

  1. Unlock the bootloader of your Huawei Ascend G620S and Honor 4X using this guide.
  2. Download ADB & Fastboot packege with TWRP recovery.img file. Extract this ADB & Fastboot file on your desktop to access its contents.
  3. Download file and copy it to your phone’s internal storage.

How To Install TWRP Recovery on Huawei Ascend G620S & Honor 4X

Step#1: Make sure that you’ve followed all the steps explained above.

Step#2: Now connect your Huawei G620S or Honor 4X to your PC. If it asks for some permission on the phone, check allow this PC and tap ok.

Step#3: Now open the extracted Minimal ADB & Fastboot folder.

Step#4: Now click on py_cmd.exe file in order to open the command prompt.

Step#5: Enter the following commands in command prompt one by one.

Step#6: adb devices

This command will list the connected adb devices. You can verify whether your device is connected properly or not.

Step#7: adb reboot-bootloader 

This command will reboot your Huawei G620S or Honor 4X in bootloader mode.

Step#8: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

This will flash TWRP recovery on your Huawei G620S or Honor 4X.

Step#9: As the recovery flashing is over, select recovery from Fastboot mode on your phone. You will now see the TWRP logo on the screen, that means you’ve successfully flashed TWRP recovery.

Step#10: Tap Reboot > System in TWRP recovery in order to reboot your Huawei Ascend G620S or Honor 4X now & let’s root it now.

How To Root Huawei Ascend G620S Honor 4X

Step#1: Make sure that you’ve copied file to your phone. In case you haven’t, do it now.

Step#2: Now boot your phone in to TWRP recovery mode. To do so, turn it off completely first. Now turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key.

Step#3: As you see TWRP recovery, tap “Install > Locate the copied file (should be at bottom) > tap this file > Swipe the bar at the bottom of screen to confirm flash”.

Step#4: As soon as file is flashed, go back to main menu in TWRP and tap reboot > system.

Step#5: Your device will boot up now. Find SuperSu in app drawer. Install Root Checker app to verify root access.

That’s all. Stuck with something? Don’t worry! Reach us out through the comment box below.


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  • Norbi

    “Step#9: As the recovery flashing is over,
    select recovery from Fastboot mode on your phone. You will now see the
    TWRP logo on the screen, that means you’ve successfully flashed TWRP
    How I can do this?

    • @disqus_c1vj4JiCqz:disqus
      When the recovery flashing is over, you will end up having Fastboot screen on your phone showing different options. You’ve to select recovery and boot into it. Alternatively, you can boot into recovery using this command in adb: adb reboot recovery

      • Norbi

        Hmm…I haven’t got any options. The screen is the same.
        When the TWRP flashed successfully and I hold and press volumen up + power key the phone turns to the Huawei recovery..

        • @disqus_c1vj4JiCqz:disqus Can you please tell me what does the log say when you issued the command: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img ?

          • Norbi

            terget reported max download size of … bytes
            sending recovery
            writing recovery

          • @disqus_c1vj4JiCqz:disqus Have you unlocked the booltoader? And Can you please try this?

            Download this recovery.img file from here:

            Open the folder that you got after extracting the zip file of Minimal ADB and fastboot.

            Delete the existing recovery.img file from that folder.

            Copy the newly downloaded recovery.img into the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder and rename this file to only “recovery.img”.

            Once done, flash it using the instructions listed above.

            You only have to change the file, nothing else. Check if it works for you or not.

          • Norbi

            All the same. I don’t know what I did wrong. The bootloader is unlocked. I tried the volumen up + power key combination but just the honor logo come in. And I can’t do factory reset.

          • @disqus_c1vj4JiCqz:disqus I’ll look into some solutions and update you soon.

          • Norbi

            Thank you so much! You are a good person!

  • Hubert Malinowski

    I have a problem, that when i check Root access it says:
    “root access not properly installed on this device”

    but i did everything step by step like in guide.

  • Hubert Malinowski

    When i got to Root checker, it says that root access was not properly installed.
    I was doing everything with guide.
    What should i do now ?

  • Nestor Sandoval

    I’m sorry to say this, but SuperSu doesn’t work with G620S. I have downloaded and tried your SuperSu file and didn’t work. But Superuser works, but it binary it’s too old.

    • @NestorSandoval:disqus try installing this version of SuperSu and update me if it works for you or not.

      • Nestor Sandoval

        Finally I did it. I installed SuperSU in G620S. Version 2.46, by zip flash. But i have no idea about how i did it. I flashed almost every version of SuperSu that i got.

        But thanks for your kind reply.

        • @NestorSandoval:disqus didn’t you install SuperSu by zip flash earlier?

          • Nestor Sandoval

            Of course I installed flash SuperSu earlier. But, for some strange reason, Supersu refused to work properly in this device. I think that it began to work when i installed flash Superuser first, and then SuperSu, one after one. But i was so tired at that moment that i can’t remember exactly how i did it.

  • Jeetendra Chopra

    after flashing twrp image not able to reboot through adb

  • Jeetendra Chopra

    i am using honor 4x android 6 and i have already unlocked bootloader
    i followed as you described but after flashing recovery image the device does not rebooting into twrp revovery mode please do help

  • Jeetendra Chopra

    i had flashed with recovery as you provided and successfully turn into recovery mode, thereafter i flashed supersu but not able to reboot into normal mode. please help me to quit from recover mode and start with normal system

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