Both of the device are very stubborn when it comes to rooting, because the popular and easiest apps such as Kingroot, Vroot, Framaroot, Tecnoroot, Rootgenius etc., are not working for them. The below tutorial will guide the Gionee Elife S Plus and Gionee Pioneer P5W users to Root their Smartphone.
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
» SuperSU.zip - Download it Here
» For Gionee Elife S Plus, download Ported TWRP by Team Hovatek - Download it Here
» For Gionee Pioneer P5W, download Ported TWRP by Team Hovatek - Download it Here
To Root Gionee Elife S Plus or Gionee Pioneer P5W
» Save the SuperSU.zip 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? Check out this link for the instruction: www.shelaf.com/2015/09/how-to-flash...
» 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 Supersu.zip 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.