Root Infinix Hot 2 running Android 6 Marshmallow & Change Its IMEI - A working Guide

When you search the web, you'll find there are various posts about how to root your Infinix Hot 2 (running Android 6 Marshmallow) floating already, they're almost everywhere, I wanted to do this long time ago but didn't because I owned another smartphone, hence didn't have time to play with the Hot 2 until now that I got to root mine and changed the IMEI with no errors.
Also note that rooting is now a more important thing to do on Android 6.0 if you want to change the Infinix Hot 2 IMEI.

I'll try to make this guide as simple as possible and "perhaps" different from the ones you may have read else where.
Let's quickly Root the Infinix Hot 2 X510 running Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

ALSO READ: How to Root Infinix Hot 4 (X557) and Install TWRP recovery

Your PC (Windows 7 or 8)
Working USB Cable

Things to Download
- Infinix Flash tool => DOWNLOAD HERE
- Recovery Enabler => DOWNLOAD HERE
- TWRP Recovery For Infinix Hot 2 AndroidOne_X510 => DOWNLOAD HERE
- Super Su for Infinix Hot 2 Marshmallow - Download Here


Once you have all requirements ready...
1. Unzip these downloaded files and keep them on your Desktop - Recovery enabler and TWRP recovery for Hot 2
Secondly, move the Super into the Root folder of your Infinix Hot 2. It should look like the Screenshot below when you had moved it.

2. Launch the Infinix Flash tool.exe (Run as Admin)
3. Wait for few minutes
4. Pick up your Hot 2 and activate Developer and USB debug mode(found in Settings). Switch off the phone and remove the Battery.
5. Now Infinix flashtool must have opened, click browser and Select enable recovery button Infinix hot2 a1 >> Select and open MT6580_Android_scatter >> Click Start

6. Now pick up your Infinix Hot 2 (Switched Off & battery removed) and plug in the USB, and wait a few minutes for the file to install into the device. You get a "Download OK" pop-up if successful.

7. Again, flash the TWRP Recovery For Infinix Hot 2 using same steps in 5 and 6. Disconnect the USB when done.


Completing the Rooting Process on the Infinix Hot 2

Flashing that TWRP is what grants you access to the Boot & Recovery Menu.

8. Now enter your Boot Menu, Press and Hold the Power + Volume Up Button
9. From the Menu >>  Select Install >> Select the
After the Installation, go back to the Main Menu and select Reboot.

After rebooting, SuperSU app may ask you to Download SUPER SU Installer to complete the Process, just switch your Internet on and Download it, once download it complete, it will install and restart your Device.
Congrats, you've successfully rooted your Hot 2. Use Root checker to Confirm root access.

Changing IMEI on your Infinix Hot 2 (on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)

To do this, Simply Head to Google PlayStore and Install the Chamelphon APK.
It requires root access and will change your Hot 2 IMEI.
Hope this guide was easy for you.

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  1. Hello, I appreciate your assistance in this regard. I have been trying to change my sisters infinix hot 2 imei. I have followed your procedure. But upon loading the enable recovery button, it refused to load. I'm stock here. I will appreciate your assistance as soon as possible. Thanks.

    1. Hi Anthony, you have to root your Infinix Hot 2 first before anything else. Get the requirements and start from STAGE 1 and 2 of this post.

  2. thanks so much bro i just rooted my hot2

  3. Bro if my phone can't connect to PC when it is on can i do the flashing while it is switched off?

    1. Not sure about that. Make sure you have a working USB that can connect, view and transfer files and folders of your phone on your PC. That's a sign of good USB.


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