Sure Method to Root and Change The Imei of Tecno W3

Tecno W3 is one of the best budget android smartphones in Nigeria which was released last year. W3 is the second smartphone in the “W Series, and can be seen as the “Mini Version” of W4, in the sense that the specifications are almost the same, except for a small difference in Camera Pixels and Internal Storage.

Tecno W3  smartphone has a 5.0 inch display sitting untop a plastic body with slim edges and an overall attractive design. The device sports a 1.GHz Quad-core Mediatek processor to deliver performance, 1GB RAM for effective multitasking and a 2500 mAh battery. It runs on the latest version of Android, 6.0 Marshmallow, alongside Tecno’s new user interface, HiOs.

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Tecno W3

I know you will like to root your Tecno W3, probably because you want to explore more, but the latest OS, Android M is very stubborn when it comes to rooting, because the popular and easiest apps such as Kingroot, Vroot, Framaroot, Tecnoroot, Rootgenius etc., seems not working for it. The below tutorial will guide the Tecno W3 users to Root and change the IMEI of their Smartphone.

Important Notice
After rooting your phone, it’s advisable to unroot before performing an OTA update or restoring factoring settings. We have a comprehensive guide on that here.

Materials Needed For Rooting
» PC with internet connection
» USB Cable
» SP Flash Tool - Download it Here
» SuperSU - Download it Here
» TWRP for Tecno W3 - Download it Here

All Credit goes to Team Hovatek.

To Root Tecno W3
» Save the that you downloaded to your phone's SD card
» Unzip the TWRP zip file that you downloaded and flash the recovery image to the phone using SP Flash Tool
How Can I Flash it Using SP Flashtool? You may check out this link instruction:

» Now, boot your phone into TWRP Recovery Mode (by Holding the Vol Up and Power button simultaneously for 5 seconds)
» In TWRP Recovery, Choose install zip from SD card - to choose a zip from SD card use Vol up and down scroll up and down, then choose the file from the root of your SD card.
Scroll to yes and install, after a successful flashing go back and reboot.

It is simple as that. You may download Root Checker from Play Store to verify your root privileges. After downloading, simply Install Root Checker, run it and you should get a success message after then.

How To Change Your Tecno W3 IMEI
In this method, we are going to use an application called Chamelephon. It's simple and short for those who are new to this. Simply follow the steps carefully. No need of CDS information or engineering mode at all.

1. Download Chamelephon.apk here
2. Open Chamelephon and grant it superuser access permission

3. The first box is for the IMEI of the sim 1, if you are using a dual sim phone. And the second box for Sim 2.
4. Input the IMEI number you wish to change to in any of the boxes. Simply leave any of the boxes you did not wish to change as the way you met it. 
5. Then click Apply New IMEIs.
6. A popup box will ask “Do you confirm changing the IMEIs?” Click on Change button.
7. Close everything and restart your phone or put it in Airplane mode for 5 seconds before you back it to normal mode, then dial *#06# to view your new IMEIs.

Note that Changing of IMEI is illegal in some countries, and Shelaf will not be held responsible for any consequences that befall the changer.
Also, backup your original imei incase anything goes wrong, then revert using the above procedures for changing.

Good Luck and don't forget to drop your testimony, when succeeded in changing your Smartphone IMEI. You can as well drop your comment for any help.
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