How to Root Cubot Rainbow

Cubot Rainbow is an MTK 6580 based Android phone running Android 6.0 and 1GB RAM. Rooting the Cubot Rainbow is as simple as rooting any mediatek device. Before we delve into how to root this smartphone, you need to download and extract this file.

  1. Install the 65xx drivers on your PC. To do this, follow the steps below.
  2. Go to the Device Manager by pressing the Windows + R key, typing “devmgmt.msc” and the hitting enter.
  3. Right-click on the name of your computer shown at the top and select Add Legacy Hardware.

  4. When the Add Hardware wizard is launched, click Next.

  5. Choose “Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced)” and click Next.

  6. In the next Window, select Show All Devices and click on Next.

  7. Click on Have Disk… and choose the .inf file under the VCOM > Your OS folder according to your OS architecture.


  8. Once you click on Open and OK, you’ll see the drivers listed. Select the “MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM Port” and click Next. If you get any security warning during the driver installation, select Install Anyway.

  9. Restart your PC and verify from the device manager if the driver is installed.
  10. On Windows 8 and never versions may offer a Code 10 Error, you have to run the command “bcdedit.exe /set nointegritychecks on” as an administrator and then reboot.
  11. In the SP_Flash_tool folder, run flash_tool.exe.

  12. Click on the “Scatter-Loading” button. Locate the root folder from the file picker and choose MT6580_Android_scatter.txt.

  13. Click the Download button and then connect the smartphone while it is completely off into the your PC using a USB cable. You’ll be notified when the flashing is complete. Take out the USB and then start the phone again.
  14. Using a computer, copy the SuperSU-root-BETA-v2.67.zip to your PC and turn of the phone.
  15. Enter the recovery by pressing the Volume Up + Power button while the phone is off
  16. Navigate to Flash, select the SuperSU zip file and flash it.
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