Last time we saw on how you can root Hauwei U8160 or Vodafone Smart Android phone and in the due course of this article we will be checking out on how to install the custom Recovery image so that you can then easily install the custom ROM firmwares in your phone. Please note that this procedure will only work once you root Hauwei U8160 aka Vodafone Smart Android phone. If you haven’t rooted then you will have to root the same from the corresponding link. Once you root the device, the only way with which you can reclaim the lost warranty is by applying the factory or default firmware again. In the nxt article we will be coming up with the detailed steps on how to install the Clock Work Mod recovery image.
Disclaimer: Neither we, nor developer should be held responsible for any damage happened to your device in the process of following the instructions mentioned in this article. It’s very unlikely that there will be any issues but just in case if at all there are any issues then we are committed to help you in solving the same.
The only thing you need to ensure is you need to back up the data by using the below mentioned things so that just in case if the data gets lost or corrupted, the same can be restored easily.
SMS – Use “SMS Backup & Restore app”,
Contacts – Sync with the Gmail application,
Call Log - Call Log and Restore
Images, Songs, Videos, Files – Copy to internal / External SD Card,
APN and MMS Settings – Note down from the path “Applications > Settings > Wireless and Network > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names
  • Enable the USB Debugging in your Vodafone SMART from the path “Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging”. The USB Debugging option should be ticked as shown in the below screen capture.
USB Debugging
  • Disable all the antivirus suites in your computer and uninstall the same in your device as these tools generally tend to interrupt the process of custom recovery image installation.
  • Minimum charge left in the device should be at least 60% so as to ensure that the phone doesn’t get turned Off in the middle of recovery mode installation process.
So assuming that you have followed all the instructions, you can now proceed to the next step where we will be checking out on how to update with the custom recovery image.
Procedure to Install the Custom ROM recovery image in Vodafone SMART:
  • Download the Custom Recovery Image Zip Package & Rooting APK File (extract to get APK File) from here to your computer and then connect your phone to the computer using the Original USB cable to place this downloaded Zip file and the APK file.
  • Now after placing the files in the phone, disconnect the phone from the computer and then open the placed APK file to install the same and then you need to turn off the phone so as to enter the device in the recovery mode.
  • To enter the device in the recovery mode, you need to restart your device by holding down the ‘power’ & ‘volume up’ keys.
  • So once the device is entered into the recovery mode, you now need to now select “install zip from sd card” > “choose zip from sd card” and then choose the CWM Zip file which is placed in the phone.
  • Once the update process is completed, the device will again land back to the recovery screen. In the recovery screen, select “++++ Go Back ++++” and then choose the option of “reboot system now” for rebooting the system. If the phone refuses to show the home screen even after 5 minutes of restart, you need to then reinsert the battery. Just in case if you wish to apply the ADB Method for custom recovery image installation, you can do the same by following the below instructions.
ADB Method
  • Alternatively, you can also install the custom ROM recovery image file from the below mentioned commands via the ADB Method but before that you need to Download the Supported Files Zip package in your computer and unzip the same to a directory preferably to your desktop.
  • After this, from the command prompt you need to enter the below mentioned commands one by one with correct path after connecting your phone to the computer using the original USB cable.
adb push psneuter /data/local/
adb shell chmod 04775 /data/local/psneuter
adb shell /data/local/psneuter
adb push flash_image /data/local/
adb shell chmod 04775 /data/local/flash_image
adb push recovery-clockwork- /sdcard/
adb shell /data/local/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-clockwork-
adb reboot recovery
As soon as the process is completed, the device should reboot into Clockwork Mod Reovery after which remove the connected USB cable and restart the device.
Tip: Due to some reasons if the custom recovery image installation process gets failed or interrupted, then you need to repeat the rooting process again by following the steps again from the start. Don’t forget to restore the backup which you have taken in the initial steps.
So congratulations, you have now successfully installed the custom recovery image in your phone. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues as we will try our level best to sort out the same.

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