Huawei Mercury M886 aka Huawei Glory on Cricket telecom is a budget priced android Phone launched a year ago. Powered by a 1.4 Ghz Scorpion processor on Snapdragon chipset. It also featured an 8MP camera and high speed Evdo data upto 3.1 Mbps which made it popular among customers. We are here with our latest tutorial that will help you with rooting Mercury M886 and install CWM recovery so that you can install Custom ROM etc. Developers are trying to port Jelly bean to it but right now only IceCream Sandwich ROM is available.
Warning: Rooting of your device will void its warranty. You can reclaim the warranty only if you apply the stock firmware. Therefore, please proceed at your own risk.
What to do before installing ROM or Rooting your device?
Step 1: We always suggest a full backup of your Android device before you go for rooting or installing custom ROM. Backup all your SMS, Backup/Export Contacts, Backup APN settings. You can also follow our Tutorial on creating backup of Android device without root access.
Step 2: You should also Backup all apps, if you have not rooted your device yet then follow this procedure to backup apps. If you have a rooted device then use Titanium to Backup and restore apps and cache data.
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your device, Go to settings>>Developer options and check the USB debug box. If you are not able to get it check our detailed guide on enabling USB debugging on Jelly Bean, IceCream Sandwich and Gingerbread.
Step 4: Always check your battery before performing rooting procedure or installing ROM.If you have low battery status then you may face interruption while the procedure and it may brick your device. Check our tutorial on how to get battery percentage on Status bar.
Step 5: If you are going to install Custom ROM then it’s better to create a full Nandroid Backup of your device. You can also use Custom recovery to create Nandroid backup.
Step 6: We would also suggest disabling security apps and programs like Antivirus and Firewall on your Android device as it may interrupt the procedure.
I am sure that if you take care of above mentioned steps carefully then there is lot less chance of issues. If you face any issues with ROM then you can revert back to previous Nandroid Backup. Also you have all SMS, settings and apps data with you that can be restored anytime.
Download FastRoot.v3.zip and ClockworkMod Recovery Image from here to your computer. Place the downloaded “FastRoot.v3.zip” to root directory of your device’s external SD card. As well as place the downloaded Recovery Image onto the desktop of your Windows PC.
Procedure to Root Huawei Mercury M886 and Install ClockWorkMod Recovery on it:
Step 1: Boot your phone into Recovery Mode.
Step 2: From the main Recovery Menu, select “choose zip from sdcard” and then choose the “FastRoot.v3.zip” you’ve placed on the SD card.
Step 3: Reboot your phone as soon as the process has completed.
Step 4: For installing CWM recovery onto your device, reboot it so as to enter it in Recovery Mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume up + Volume down + Power buttons together until the screen turns ON.
Step 5: Now, connect your phone to the PC via original USB cable i.e. the cable that came with it. Your phone will be mounted as a drive on your PC.
Step 6: Next, using Windows Explorer, navigate to the storage of your phone and search for a file named “recovery.img” and copy it onto a safe location onto your PC.
Step 7: Now, copy the Recovery Image you have onto oyur PC to the folder where there is the old recovery.img.
Step 8: Next, disconnect your phone from the PC after the file transfer is over.
Step 9: Now, turn OFF your device.
Step 10: Next, pull out the battery wait for 10 seconds and put it back into the phone.
Step 11: Now, press and hold the Volume up + Power buttons together to turn ON your phone.
Hurray! You’ve successfully rooted and installed CWM recovery onto your Huawei Mercury M886. Do let us know if you have any difficulties, we are here to help you always.