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The Tecno Camon C8 sounds more like a Camera name than a Smartphone. But a new smartphone from Tecno Mobile it is featuring a 13MP rear camera and 5MP Front Camera with flash. The manufacturer hypes the phone  as a Camera centric Smartphone.

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Aside the Camera capabilities, Camon C8 which is a technically upgraded version of the Tecno Camon C5 features a 5.5 inch HD IPS display, 1.3GHz Quad processor, Android 5.0  Lollipop, 3000mAh battery, 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM expandable to 32GB via MicroSD card.

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The Tecno Camon C8 is very stubborn device when it comes to rooting, because the popular and easiest apps such as Kingroot, Vroot, Framaroot, Tecnoroot, Rootgenius etc., are not working for it. The below tutorial will guide the Tecno Camon C8 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 » – Download it Here » TWRP for Tecno C8 by Team Hovatek – Download it Here To Root Tecno Camon C8 » 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. All Credit goes to Team Hovatek for providing this guide in rooting Tecno Camon C8.

To Change Your Tecno Camon C8 IMEI to BB IMEI.

Note: It’s not a must for you to root your Tecno Camon C8 before you can change it’s IMEI, the below method of changing IMEI can work for your Tecno Camon C8 without rooting it, but rooting your phone will make you enjoy your phone the fullest. 1. First of all, you need 15 Digits Blackberry Generated IMEI. Simply download BBGEN. epic version here, to generate BB IMEI on your Android Device or Download GIPv4.1 Software to your PC here  2. Also download and install MTK Engineering Mode from play store.   3. Open it and click on MTK Settings

4. Then wipe your screen to left site to see Connectivity options.

5. Scroll down to CDS Information and tap on it.

CDS Info

6. Then, look for Radio Information, tap on it and you’ll see something like: Phone1 – Phone2 –.

Radio info

7. Click on phone 1. If you want to change your sim1 or sim2.   8. You will see AT+     9. Type any letter in the search box after AT+ and delete the letter you typed and then, choose;

For Phone 1: AT+EGMR=1,7,”YOUR NEW IMEI NO” (make sure you put a space between AT+ EGMR) For Phone 2: AT+EGMR=1,10,”YOUR NEW IMEI NO” (make sure you put a between space AT+ EGMR) Note that you are to put a space after + not before + as show below; AT+ EGMR=1,10,”YOUR NEW IMEI NO”

10. After that, select SEND AT COMMAND. You will see a message “AT Command Msent” 

11. Close everything and restart your phone, then dial *#06# to view your new IMEI. 12. Now, configure the APN of your Smartphone with and activate it as your default setting. You can then subscribe to Glo Bis by dialing *777*21# or text COMONTH to 777 for just N1,000 and you are good to enjoy Glo Bis on your Tecno Camon C8!

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 reverts using the above procedures for changing. Good Luck and don’t forget to drop your comment, if the method work for your phone.


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  • Unknown, October 25, 2015 @ 5:13 pm Reply

    What of Gionee M5, it's also a 5.0 lollipop, still rooting problem, should I use the same format too.?

  • Anonymous, October 25, 2015 @ 8:52 pm Reply

    pls i did send u an email about imie issues with tecno y6. i tried using both *#*#3646633#*#* and *#7465625 but nor of the worked…. i also try using MTK engineering mode but it didnt work also
    pls what can i do to change the imie so as to continue using the glo bb subcription.
    will this method work for camon 8 work for y6.

    thanks…. awaiting ur replies

  • MatriX, October 26, 2015 @ 8:54 pm Reply

    Bros pls help, a pop up always cum up on my fine screen. Like launcher has stop unfortunately adobe or massage has stop. Keep on coming at intervals. Am using infinix hot1 wat do I do. Have done factory reset, hard reset. But d problem persists.

  • Shelaf, October 26, 2015 @ 9:07 pm Reply

    You can root your Gionee M5 easily even without Computer, simply use Kingroot to get it done.

  • Shelaf, October 26, 2015 @ 9:16 pm Reply

    MTK Engineering Mode should work fine for your phone even without rooting it, I don't think you have tried that MTK Engineering Mode, pls give it trial and if it also refused to get it done, follow this link instruction:…

  • Shelaf, October 26, 2015 @ 9:27 pm Reply

    There might be some temporary system data stuck there that's causing a conflict. Kindly restore your backup file, if you have it and if not, try wiping the system cache partition by boot your phone in to Recovery Mode and select "wipe cache partition," NOT "wipe data/factory reset."
    Best of luck.

  • Anonymous, October 27, 2015 @ 4:42 am Reply

    pls oga shelaf help me with tecno h7 stock rom download link

  • Anonymous, October 27, 2015 @ 9:10 am Reply

    how safe is it to root camon c8
    before need to root it before simple server can work on it
    can you please recommend another cheat that will not need rooting

  • Anonymous, October 27, 2015 @ 5:39 pm Reply

    Kingroot does not work for Gionee M5

  • Anonymous, October 27, 2015 @ 6:06 pm Reply

    Have tried kingroot but is not working

  • Globallords, October 27, 2015 @ 8:17 pm Reply

    Hello, pls help. I wanna root my new ITEL 1503 but dont know how to go about it…. Pls help

  • Unknown, October 28, 2015 @ 3:58 am Reply

    Oga shelaf pls help with gionee m5 rooting system, kingroot does not work have tried it plsssssss

  • MatriX, October 28, 2015 @ 11:39 am Reply

    Bros, still try kingroot because i use it to root samsung galaxy s4. Frm experience d first time i use it, e didn't work. Kingroot required strong internet connectivity like 3g network b/4 it would work. Try it ok. Best of luck.

  • MatriX, October 28, 2015 @ 11:45 am Reply

    Bros Funsho, i have a broken fone. Gionee M2, i tried to use the method you posted here sometime ago about hw to flash mediatek. I tried to use d method but i can't install d adb driver installer on my system. Hp window 8. It shows incompatible with d system. Pls wat do i do.

  • Anonymous, October 28, 2015 @ 12:50 pm Reply

    Please kingroot is not working tecno y3. Which root system should
    I use?

  • Anonymous, October 28, 2015 @ 5:59 pm Reply

    Oga Shelaf Psiphon has stopped working oo…

  • Unknown, October 29, 2015 @ 6:59 am Reply

    Samsung s4 is 4.4 upgradable to 5.0 while gionee m5 is 5.1 so it is total different

  • Unknown, October 30, 2015 @ 10:21 pm Reply

    Oga shelaf how can I boot my infinity hot 1 to recovery mode

  • Shelaf, October 31, 2015 @ 6:53 pm Reply

    I don't have infinix hot1 phone here to confirm, but simply "hold down your volume down or volume up key, then switch phone ON while still holding down the volume key".

  • Egbo Ekene, November 2, 2015 @ 2:56 pm Reply

    Please I have a camon c8, is this rooting trusted? . I am afraid of bricking

  • Watcher Pius Joseph, November 6, 2015 @ 9:17 am Reply

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  • Anonymous, November 6, 2015 @ 2:11 pm Reply

    Bro is changing of imei the same with rooting of phone bcus am abt to update my tecno c8 and the imei is changed but not rooted. Can update the phone

  • Anonymous, November 6, 2015 @ 2:16 pm Reply

    Bro is changing of imei the same with rooting of phone bcus am abt to update my tecno c8 and the imei is changed but not rooted and I am abt to update it. Can I.
    Pls is urgent.

  • Unknown, November 6, 2015 @ 10:58 pm Reply

    Nice post…. very informative

  • Anonymous, November 12, 2015 @ 4:50 am Reply

    My Tecno C8 is writing in China after I put it in recovery mode with the down volume key & the power button so I can't read how to install from zip file I saved on the memory card

  • Unknown, November 13, 2015 @ 9:10 am Reply

    Sir, having gone through your post, I have no doubt that am at the right path even though I was directed here by a friend….my question is can I root my galaxy s4 with the same method above

  • Emmy smith, December 4, 2015 @ 8:53 pm Reply

    Please The engineering mode when I change the imei it shows "this command is not allowed in user build" on my Tecno C8 help please…….

  • Emmy smith, December 4, 2015 @ 8:55 pm Reply

    Please I can't change my phone imei it shows "" this command is not allowed in user build "" on my Tecno c8 help please…..

  • Shelaf, December 4, 2015 @ 9:34 pm Reply

    Put a space between AT+ EGMR)
    Note that you are to put a space after + not before + as show below;

  • Emmy smith, December 4, 2015 @ 10:50 pm Reply

    Thanks have successfully change it now….kudos

  • Mamman, December 7, 2015 @ 4:16 pm Reply

    Please how can I change my lenovo a319 imei, though I have follow all the rules. I even root my phone.

  • Unknown, December 11, 2015 @ 11:39 am Reply

    I'm not getting ota update, is it because my phones IMEI is tweaked? I'm using a C8

  • Anonymous, December 12, 2015 @ 7:30 am Reply

    Is it only for Glo? What about Etisalat?

  • Anonymous, December 25, 2015 @ 1:44 pm Reply

    Pls give me the custom rom 5.1 android version firmware update for camon c8

  • Anonymous, December 27, 2015 @ 4:43 pm Reply

    I updated my camon8 but it seems to have many problems like battery consumption and automatically closing my apps

  • Unknown, December 31, 2015 @ 4:00 pm Reply

    How do I reset my tecno camon C8 Imei after changing the imei to that of BlackBerry without rooting. But I want to reset it back to the normal imei. Please not that phone is not rooted. Thanks

  • Anonymous, January 5, 2016 @ 3:37 pm Reply

    Thanks for the info. I'm getting +CME ERROR: 100 after clicking SEND AT COMMAND to change the imei using mtk engineering. What could be the issue. I put space btw + and EGMR

  • Anonymous, January 8, 2016 @ 7:05 am Reply

    it worked on my techno c8, but it showing me to update my phone,should I update it?

  • Emmy smith, January 8, 2016 @ 8:55 am Reply

    If you did root the phone NO but if you didnt YES…
    Note: you can still unroot the phone with the help of the supersu app, then update n root again…

  • Unknown, January 24, 2016 @ 2:44 pm Reply

    i rooted my phone by using sp flash tools loading recovery

  • Unknown, January 24, 2016 @ 2:46 pm Reply

    u can chack your front cammera .
    i thanck inverase deraction .
    tell me about front camera derction .

  • Unknown, January 24, 2016 @ 2:49 pm Reply

    Thanks for the info. I'm getting +CME ERROR: 100 after clicking SEND AT COMMAND to change the imei using mtk engineering. What could be the issue. I put space btw + and EGMR …..

  • Unknown, January 28, 2016 @ 5:33 pm Reply

    Bros please I can't change the imei number of my tecno C5 with any of the two methods we normally use

  • Anonymous, February 9, 2016 @ 12:40 pm Reply

    Thank you…it worked for me!

  • Unknown, February 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am Reply


  • Unknown, February 17, 2016 @ 12:55 am Reply

    so there's no way i can root my tecno c8 without pc

  • Amin, March 25, 2016 @ 6:04 pm Reply

    I tired to change techno c8 Ime but it keeps telling me At command sent:Error
    What's the solution

  • Anonymous, March 31, 2016 @ 3:21 pm Reply

    i want to know if i can have all langage after the rooting with

    » SP Flash Tool
    » TWRP for Tecno C8 by Team Hovatek

  • Anonymous, June 12, 2016 @ 10:36 am Reply

    thanx, but should i insert my own carrier like vodacom? or without sim chip?

  • Nelson Iyke, June 22, 2016 @ 9:58 pm Reply

    Such a descriptive good writer. I should be working on this soonest.
    from CG

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