Methods to Root Plum Gator 3 and install TWRP custom recovery

Plum Gator 3 announced on 2016, September. Out of the box, it comes with Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow).

It has 4.0 inches (~44.8% screen-to-body ratio) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. It's screen has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density). Plum Gator 3 is powered by Mediatek MT6580 chipset. It has Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU with 1 GB RAM and it has Mali-400 as a Graphics Processing Unit(GPU). It has internal storage of 8 GB with support of microSD, up to 64 GB as external storage. It has Dual SIM with GSM / HSPA network support of speed HSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps. Plum Gator 3 has main rear camera of 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash. It has removable li-po 2400 mah battery with stand-by time of Up to 550 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G) and talktime of Up to 24 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G).

Declaration
Do this on your own risk. You device's warranty may be void after following these instructions. If any thing goes wrong and you just end up with a bricked or semi-bricked device then nieghter our site or any of these app devolopers will be responsible.
  • Your device must have atleat 60% of charge.
  • Goto Settings -> Security and enable the "Unknown sources".
  • For your safety, please take backup of your importent stuffs.
  • Turn on USB debugging mode from Developer Options on your Plum Gator 3. To turn on USB debugging you have to enable Developer options, GoTo settings -> About and tap multiple times on build number.
  • A working windows PC.

Steps to install TWRP on Plum Gator 3

  1. Goto official TWRP page and download twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file for your Plum Gator 3. Keep twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file in a separate folder.

  2. Your PC must have ADB & fastboot installed and configured. For quick installation try 15 Second ADB installer. Download link

  3. Now connect your device to your PC and goto twrp folder and press and hold shift then rightclick on white space and "Open command window here".

  4. Now type following commands at command prompt.

    • "adb reboot bootloader" - to boot your device into bootloader.

    • after booting into bootloader type "fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img" - this will flash TWRP recovery on your Plum Gator 3.

    • "fastboot reboot" - to reboot your device.

    • After reboot type "adb reboot recovery" - to boot into recovery mode.

We strongly suggest you to visit xda-developers, and do some research on the way to root Plum Gator 3.

Methods to Root Plum Gator 3 without PC

  1. If you Have already installed TWRP :

    • Download Super SU by chainfire from the following link and put it in the root of your internal storage.

    • Boot into TWRP from your device and install/flash UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip zip in your Plum Gator 3.

    • Congratualtions, you have successfully rooted your device and installed TWRP.

  2. If your don't have a working TWRP installed then you can try :

    • Download KingRoot APK from here and install it on your Plum Gator 3. After installation go to app drawer and open KingRoot app and click on orange circle("FIX") then wait for some time. Now, Reboot your device.

    • If you want to istall SuperSU and remove any other apps like KingRoot etc the just download and install SuperSU me apk on you device and follow instructions.

After rooting check the root status with root checker app. Download it here.

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