How to Root BQ Aquaris X5 and Install TWRP Recovery.

BQ Aquaris X5 announced on 2015. is one of the Mid-Level Mobiles of BQ.It comes with the Marshmallow Version.You can Easily root your mobile with computer. Many Android users preferred rooted device as you will gain full access and control of the Android system that runs on your device. After rooting, you can remove the bloatware / Pre-installed system apps, install apps that need root permission, improve the battery life, and various tweaks and customizations. But before that you Root and Install TWRP Recovery on BQ Aquaris X5, you need to unlock Bootloader of BQ Aquaris X5.

Benefits of Rooting

  • Install Incompatible Apps
  • Blocking Ads in Any Apps
  • Installing Custom ROMs 
  • Install Xposed Framework to customize your device
  • Keep Latest Android OS
  • Boost your Android Device’s Speed and Battery Life
  • Make Complete Backups of Your Android Phone or Tablet

Disadvantages of Rooting

  • Root can Brick Your Device
  • Void Warranty
  • No Official Updates


Installing a custom recovery on BQ Aquaris X5 will wipe the stock recovery and replace it with a new one. By installing a custom recovery on your device and rooting it, you’ll void its warranty. I have tested the procedure on BQ Aquaris X5 successfully but still, you are warned to proceed unless you understand what you’re going to do. The procedure might soft-brick your device but you can easily recover it by installing the stock firmware back.


  • This method is only for BQ Aquaris X5. Don’t try this on any other device.
  • Bootloader Should be Unlocked
  • Copy and Paste Downloaded recovery.img file to folder where you installed the adb.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise, you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your Android Phone.
  • You need either Laptop or PC.
  • Charge your phone to at least 70 - 80%.
  • Back up your device, just in case if you need it later.
  • Make sure you have followed the steps properly.

Download Links:

  1. ADB and Fastboot for your PC.
  2. Twrp Recovery Image file (rename it to recovery.img )
  3. file

Follow these Simple Steps to Root and Install TWRP on BQ Aquaris X5

Step 1 :- First enable the USB debugging option in BQ Aquaris X5.
  • To enable USB debugging option Go to your Settings >> About Phone >> now tap the build number 7-8 times until you see a message ‘you are now a developer’.
  • Now as we have enabled developer options, go back to Settings >> developer options >> and now enable USB debugging also enable OEM unlock.
Step 2 :-  Copy and Paste Downloaded recovery.img file to folder where you installed the adb.

Step 3 :- Now connect your device to your PC using usb cable and go to folder where you installed the adb and press and hold shift then right-click on white space and Select "Open command window here".

Step 3 :- Now Reboot your phone into fastboot mode by typing the following command.

"adb reboot bootloader"

Step 4:- Now your device will reboot into fastboot mode. If it doesn’t, check if your USB cable is connected properly and you have drivers installed properly. You can check a list of connected device by typing the following command.
    "fastboot devices"
Step 5:- Now type following commands at command prompt to flash recovery

"fastboot  flash recovery recovery.img"  ( Downloaded File Name)

Step 6:- Now type following commands at command prompt to Reboot your device.

"fastboot reboot"

Guide to Root BQ Aquaris X5 

  • Download and move the file into internal storage of your BQ Aquaris X5.
  • Turn off and boot your device into TWRP Recovery by pressing and holding Volume up + Power key simultaneously.
  • In TWRP recovery menu tap on Install button.
  • Select file.
  • Swipe right to confirm the rooting process.
  • Reboot your BQ Aquaris X5.
So that was complete step by step guide on How to Install TWRP and Root BQ Aquaris X5. You can install Root Checker app from Play Store to confirm. If you have any questions, then comment below.