How to install CWM recovery on Huawei Ascend Y300

By | June 9, 2014
Huawei Ascend Y300 CWM recovery

Huawei surprised everyone by launching Ascend Y300 which boasts features comparable with the flagship devices from the established giant smartphone maker, but is also unsurprisingly similar to a lot of the low to mid end phones like the Samsung Galaxy Ace or the Sony Xperia Miro that just don’t quite hit the mark.

According to the money value the Huawei Ascend Y300 comes with: Android 4.1 (albeit with Emotion UI 1.0), a 4.0-inch 800×480 display screen, 5 MP auto focus camera at the back, 0.3 MP front featuring camera and a decent 1 GHz dual-core processor.

Huawei Ascend Y300 CWM recovery

If you have rooted your device and and looking to install the latest CWM recovery on your device then you are at right place. Here I have tried to make the tutorial easy to go with detailed step-by-step description.

Features you can enable after flashing CWM recovery

  • Remove apps that were pre-installed by your carrier/manufacturer from your device.
  • Increase performance, allows you manage running apps automatically.
  • Update to a new version of Android (by flashing a custom recovery/ROM, see the end of this procedure for more info on that).
  • Tons of other customization when you use your new-found administrative rights to flash a custom ROM.
  • Automatically free up storage space, generally all custom ROM manages memory automatically to save memory, it also helps your device to run fast.
  • Increase battery life by installing performance based custom ROM on your device.


  • Make sure that you have rooted your device.
  • Custom recovery allows you to customize with many new options such as frees up the internal memory, improves the battery life and more that you can’t do as a normal user by installing suitable ROM via custom recovery.
  • Before flashing CWM recovery back up all your data on the phone memory, because rooting wipes out all the data on phone memory.
  • Make sure that battery of the device is more than 70%, rooting consumes more battery and avoid the unnecessary shutdowns.
  • Download and install USB drivers from on your device. [Driver Download Link]
  • Enable the USB debugging on your device by heading over to the Settings>>Applications>>Developer Options>>USB debugging.

Files to download

How to install TWRP Recovery on Huawei Ascend Y300

  1. Install the USB drivers on your computer.
  2. Now you need to get the unlock code of your device using the UnlockTool, follow this link for the tutorial.
  3. Now unlock your Huawei Ascent, just turn off your device and remove the battery and wait for 5 -8 seconds then put the battery back, now hold the Volume Down button + Power button to turn the phone ON while keeping the VOLUME DOWN BUTTON pressed for at least 10 seconds & unhold all button.
  4. Click file “unlock_bootloader” then insert your unlocking code you have got in the previous step and then check the bootloader is unlocked or not, it must show ‘Unlocked’.
  5. Your phone should “freeze” on the splash screen (fastboot mode).
  6. Now connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
  7. Go to the folder where you have extracted the Unlocktool file.
  8. Run the flash_recovery.bat, a command prompt window will appear
  9. When the recovery has been flashed successfully, your phone will reboot (this may take a while).

How to install CWM recovery on Huawei Ascend Y300 (Optional)

  • Transfer the downloaded CWM recovery file on your device’s SD card. (Do not put this file in any folder)
  • Turn off your device and Turn on back by > Pressing and holding the Volume up+Power button simultaneously until the TWRP recovery menu is displayed.
  • In TWRP recovery menu, you will see an option called ‘install zip from SD card‘, select it and browse the CWM recovery that you just transferred to your device’s SD card.
  • Install it, it will take  few minutes to complete the process.
  • Now restart your device normally.

That’s it, you have successfully installed both TWRP and CWM recovery on your Huawei Ascend Y300.

  • Asim

    when i insert code cmd shows somethnig like that access denied i have installed usb drivers in laptop when i put my device in fastboot mode without connecting via cable it goes in fastboot mode but PC doesnot install it drivers shows the above msg in cmd. Plzz help how can i do this.

    Thnx in advance !

  • Asim

    msg shown in cmd prompt is “fastboot is not recognized.”

    Thnnxx !

    • Galvin Carter

      You might have to first set the Fastboot on your PC by installing Android SDK

      • Asim

        Can u plz tell me it procedure n download link ?? thnxxx

  • footage

    i didnt get to install cwm on my huawei y300, it keeps saying “installation aborted” .. is there another way to get this installed?

    my device is already rooted .

    • dc

      same as….installation aborted.

      oh and it’s power+volume up not down for TWRP on y300

      • sahhrukh

        same problem…installation aborted

  • Theodor Siren

    One time I installed TWRP zip file from install zip in CWM, but
    after that my phone didn’t turn on or charge! I had to gave it to
    service shop to fixed it. Know I want to know how can I install TWRP on

  • braderdear