Root Karbonn Titanium S5 and Install CWM Recovery [How to]

Recently, Karbonn has also launched Titatium S5, one of the best Android Smartphone from the Karbonn company. Karbonn Titanium S5 Features are Dual-SIM, 5.0 inches qHD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core Qualcomm, 1 GB RAM, inbuilt 4 GB memory to store the data of all the applications & games, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, etc.

We all know that Google has announced the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean version for most of the devices, which is quite impressive. In order to update that version on your device, you must have to root Karbonn Titanium S5 and install CWM Recovery on it.

Root Karbonn Titanium S5 and install CWM Recovery [How to]

Today, in this article we will show you the most simplest way to Root Karbonn Titanium S5 Mobile and install CWM Recovery. As you will traverse below, we will surely guide you through the complete process on to how to Root Karbonn Titanium S5 and install CWM Recovery. But, before that please read the prerequisite, disclaimer and other important notes. Let’s start our journey!

Disclaimer: Rooting will void your phone Warranty. We are not responsible if anything happens to your phone. This article is purely for Karbonn Titanium S5, applying these steps on another device may gets damage. Don’t miss any of the steps, firstly read and understand the whole tutorial then go for the actual process.


1. Make sure your mobile should possess 70 to 80% battery

2. Enable USB debugging mode (Menu (app drawer) > Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB Debugging – check box)

3. Ensure that you have backed up your all important data.

4. Install Karbonn Titanium S5 Drivers from here.

This post is divided into two Sections:

1. How to Root Karbonn Titanium S5

2. How to install CWM Recovery on Karbonn Titanium S5

So, first we will see the first section of the post as below:

How to Root Karbonn Titanium S5

Step 1: Download Framaroot application to root Titanium S5.

Step 2: After downloading, place the file in your device and install the application.

Step 3: Open the installed the application and you’ll see some exploits, select “GANDALF Exploit“.

Step 4: Now, application will start rooting your device and it will take only few seconds. As the process is completed “restart” your device.

That’s it! You have successfully rooted your device. Enjoy 😀

Now, we will see the second section of the post as below:

How to install CWM Recovery on Karbonn Titanium S5

Step 1: Download CWM Recovery and place it into external SD card.

Step 2: Install Terminal Emulator on your device.

Step 3: Now, open the Terminal Emulator application and type “su” in it and hit enter.

Step 4: Next, type “dd if=/sdcard/cwmrecovery.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p13

Step 5: Immediately, it will start flashing CWM Recovery on Karbonn Titanium S5.

Step 6: After the process is completed, close the application.

That’s it you have successfully installed CWM Recovery on Karbonn Titanium S5. To enter in to CWM Recovery mode do the following process:

Switch off your device > Press “Volume Up + Power button” for few seconds > As soon as you see the red screen, press “Home button” > You’re in CWM Recovery mode.

So, it is the complete step by step guide on “How to Root Karbonn Titanium S5 and install CWM Recovery“. We are not professional android users, so if you encounter any problem, then lets us know so that we can solve it. Also let us know, if it works for you or not? Happy Rooting & Flashing :D

Note: If this rooting process doesn’t works for you then you can follow this XDA Thread Link to Root Karbonn Titanium S5 easily.

  • kt

    I used steb by step guide and now it gives me a green screen with “AP Fastboot:recovery ?” message.

    Don’t know what to do next. cant type anything.

    • bryan

      you must keep holding the + vol button and the on/off button until you see the red screen..first comes the green screen then after a few moments the red screen will you can let go of the buttons

  • khaled

    frama root not working I tried all versions of frama root it says(failed try another exploit) please help. I want to root my device.

  • install frama root then it will install super user, open super user it will give msg. unfortunately super user stop, after that format the mobile and re boot it will be rooted. then try super user or other root apps

  • Subrata

    How to update the Android version from 4.1.2 to 4.2.2?

    • Bro there is no update available. If I get the news then I will surely let u know 🙂

  • krishna dhoot

    how to update anroid on mobile

  • bro i have this framaroot app many times with all the possiblities. nothing worked. stil the phone haven;t rooted. dont we have any universal jellybean root pocess like we have universal gb root..?????

    • I have updated the post do check it out and the rooting method is 100% working.

  • sachin

    terminal says
    “su : not found”

    what is wrong

    • I have updated the post do check it out and the rooting method is 100% working.

  • i am not able to boot into cmw itried the steps u mentioned but it boots up into fast boot mode what do i do.plz help me

  • nothing is working. phone is not getting rooted. same error. have tried root checker, busy box, supersu, titanium backup to check the root. and now the terminal emulator is telling that rooting is not possible. what the hell man.?? before buying the phone we need to check the development for that. you developer guys are trying ur best. bt mane have rooted and many are not able to root the phone.

  • Nayab Patel

    guies please help me in updating my android 4.1.2 to 4.2.2 on my karbon titanium s5

  • sunny

    i did rooting after that cwn recovery thn i restarted my phone bt the screen never get started after that now wt can i do?

  • Gaurab Pradhan

    Do you know how to unroot Karbonn Titanium S5???
    I have heard if we unroot then we can claim for warranty. So before rooting i want to know how to unroot as well.

    • I will surely find it, let you know!

      • Murtaza

        When i tyoe “su” in the terminal emulator, it says permission denied. What do I do??

  • sachin

    hi, had unroot on clock, would like to go back is it possible

  • Naveen Jain

    the terminal emulator is giving me error of not found, please help

    • cyberbot

      please specify correct address of your img file like if you place it in the external xd card then write the correct path like in mine — storage/sdcard1— look whats in you

      • Abdul

        can u provide more steps, cant move forward , get the error as “not found” when try to enter ‘su’


    cant root…..titanium s5….plz help me…..

    • bhavishya

      just install root master on your computer it helps u to root your phone i done this

  • Siam Phaipi

    Couldn’t root the phone, after selecting “Gandalf” the screen flash back to the menu view, after restarting the device, there isn’t Super user apps installed. so eventually Terminal Emulator could find SU

    • cyberbot

      hey dont go for it if your having an andorid phone with 4.2.1 android just install “supersu” from android store and install thats it it will definately work 🙂



    • cyberbot

      same see other commentss

      • suraj bankar

        He i need the best custom roms for karbonn titanium s5


    please help me how to instal recovery in karbonn titanium x mobile…

    • cyberbot

      same procedure but need to root the device first root it and then copy the cwm recovery image in ext sd card …just install in sd dont put in folder put in folder

      other wise you have to specify the name of folder…. then install terminal window app from google play and then open it and type su make sure you have supersu install

      and and you grant it the premission or it will give the error … then type su and the following addresss i mentioned in other comment only for karbon mobile and your done

  • vik

    Couldn’t root the phone, after selecting “Gandalf” the screen flash back
    to the menu view, after restarting the device, there isn’t Super user
    apps installed. so eventually Terminal Emulator could find SU

  • anugrah

    when i type “su” in terminal emulator it says “the selected command does not exist”. wat do i do?

    • cyberbot

      open the terminal and then type su make sure its in small letters and then hit next or enter and it will go to root folder

  • Taher Borigam

    Hello,, After Installing Custom ROM in Karbonn Titanium S5. When I Lock Screen. I lost Display. It turns Into Black Screen. I have to switch Off and On Again To see Display. Again When I Lock Screen , It turns into Black.. Please Help Me..Please ANyone!! Mail Me @

  • pinder

    Please help me to root karbon titanium s20 please help

  • pinder

    Please help to root karbon titanium s20

  • vinay

    Sir I have rooted my karbonn titanium s5 that is I have installed cwm recovery and downloaded karbonn kitkat flavour that is cherry flavour but that tooo I have installed it step by step process but I’m facing a problem that whenever it reboots it doesn’t gets started up but it shows only opening logo of kitkat flavour ( red,blue,green,yellow in circular motion) It doesn’t get starts so plezzzzzzz sir give me a solution plezzzzzz …………..!