3 Mar 2015

Custom recoveries for Micromax Yu Yureka Tomato

Micromax yu yureka is the first Cyanogenmod powered device in India.Even though its a rebranded device it got a huge response from the market.As its a cyanogenmod device the kernel sources came out quickly and the development was rapid when compared to other devices.We have three recoveries available for our device.All the recoveries are pretty much an android would love to have on their devices.In this article I will show you how to flash different custom recoveries on micromax yu yureka tomato.

Prerequisites:

1.Charge the device to atleast 60%.
2.Install device drivers on your computer.
3.Install minimal fastboot or android debugging bridge on your computer.If you haven't installed minial fastboot or adb then dont worry you can follow our other guide on installing adb and fastboot.
Must read: Setup fastboot on computer.
4.Backup all your data to computer.Even though flashing recovery will not erase any of your data its always safe to have backup of your data.
5.You must have rooted your device .

Custom recoveries for micromax yu yureka (Tomato):

We have three recovery available for micromax yu yureka.Clockworkmod,Team win recovery project and Philz recovery .Lets see one by one.

Clockworkmod recovery for yureka:

CWM-For-Yu-Yureka-Tomato

This recovery was developed by the developer "Koushik dutta".This is  one of the best custom recoveries available in android.You can install this recovery in two methods.How ever both the recoveries need an unlocked bootloader.

Method 1: If you are not rooted:

1.Completely power off your device.
2.Enter fastboot mode on the device and connect it to Computer through usb cable.
Open minimal fastboot and type "fastboot device  " to know if your device is detectd by fastboot.
3.Download the recovery image clockworkmod recovery image.
Extract the zip which you have download and you will get recovery image along with supersu and fastboot files.
Place the recovery image in the fastboot folder and type the command
"Fastboot -i 0x1ebf  flash recovery recovery-yu.img"
and wait till the recovery is flashed.

Method 2:If you are rooted:

If your have root access then its easy to flash the recovery.
1.Down the flashify app from playstore
2.Place the recovery image on device internal storage.
3.Open flashify app and select install recovery and choose the image file.
4.Click install recovery and will be done in few seconds.
5.Now use any advance reboot apps and go to recovery to see if your recovery is installed.

Twrp recovery for Yu yureka:

Twrp-For-Yureka-Tomato

Twrp is short form of team win  recovery project.It is touch based recovery which is simple to use and good part of this recovery is you can customize it with themes.Lot of themes are available for this recovery including lollipop themes.It has a built in file manager for some devices.The advantage of this recovery over cwm is that you can restore  individual parts of the rom backup.You can flash the recovery by two methods.

Method 1: If you are not rooted:

1.Completely power off your device.
2.Enter fastboot mode on the device and connect it to Computer through usb cable.
Open minimal fastboot and type "fastboot devices  " to know if your device is detected by fastboot.
3.Download the recovery image Twrp recovery image. rename the recovery file to "twrp.img".To make it easy to type in fastboot.
Place the recovery image in the fastboot folder and type the command
"Fastboot -i 0x1ebf  flash recovery twrp.img"
and wait till the recovery is flashed.

Method 2:If you are rooted:

If your have root access then you flash recovery using twrp manager app.
1.Download the Twrp manager from playstore
2.Open the app and grant super user permissions.
3.Click on advanced and hit recovery and choose the right name either search for yu yureka or simply tomato.
4.Click on install recovery and wait till the process is completed.

Philz recovery for yu yureka:

Philz-Recovery-For-Yureka

Philz recovery is based on clockworkmod and has added functions over clockwork mod.This recovery is currently discontinued by the developer(philz).This can be flashed in two ways.

method 1 if you are not rooted:

1.Download the recovery and place it in the fastboot folder.
2.Enter fastboot mode on the device and connect it to Computer through usb cable.
Open minimal fastboot and type "fastboot device  " to know if your device is detected by fastboot.
3.Place the recovery image in the fastboot folder and type the command
"Fastboot -i 0x1ebf  flash recovery yu-Philz.img"
and wait till the recovery is flashed.

Method 2 If you are rooted:

1.Install the flashify app from playstore.
2.Download and place the recovey img on sdcard or device internal storage.
3.Open flashify and grant super user permissions when requested.
4.Click on recovery image and select the recovery which image you have downloaded.
5.Click on flash and you are done.

Stock recovery of Yu Yureka:

If you have go back and unroot your device to receive ota updates  then you must have stock recovery to flash updates.Flash this recovery if you are on stock rom and want to flash any stock updates.
You can flash this stock recovery image in two ways

Method 1 using Flashify:

1.Download the Stock recovery and place it in sdcard.
2.Open flashify and click install recovery.
3.Locate the stock recovery image on sdcard and flash it.

Method 2 using fastboot:

1.Place the stock recovery image in fastboot folder.
2.Put the phone in fastboot mode and connect it to computer.
3.Type the command "fastboot -i 0x1ebf flash recovery recovery.img"
4.After flashing you will end up with stock recovery and  you flash ota updates just fine.

Final words on recoveries for yu yureka:

These are the Custom recoveries available for micromax Yu yureka.I hope this guide is helpful.Remember that Yu yureka device code is "Tomato" make sure that you actually see the keyword "tomato"  or "yureka" while downloading the recovery image from Twrp manager or flashify app.Flashing other device recovery on yureka would definitely hardbrick it.
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