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Install TWRP Recovery and Root Lenovo Vibe K5 / Vibe K5 Plus – How To

In this tutorial checkout how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Lenovo Vibe K5 / Vibe K5 Plus

TWRP Recovery for Lenovo Vibe K5 and Vibe K5 Plus is available and it can be used to Root the device. Lenovo Vibe K5 is the budget Smartphone launched by Lenovo recently. The device can now be rooted with the help of SuperSU package and TWRP Recovery. This tutorial shows how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Lenovo Vibe K5 or Vibe K5 Plus. All thanks to Shreps, Recognized XDA developer for coming out with the unofficial TWRP Recovery for Lenovo Vibe K5/K5 Plus. Let’s now proceed to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Vibe K5 or Vibe K5 Plus.

Install TWRP Recovery and Root Lenovo Vibe K5 / Vibe K5 Plus

Rooting Lenovo Vibe K5/Plus gives you the ability to install Flashable Zip mods, Xposed Framework, Custom ROM’s, and Custom Kernels etc. to optimize the performance and customize the device.

Tested and confirmed Lenovo Vibe K5/Plus models supported by TWRP Recovery:

The unofficial TWRP Recovery for Lenovo Vibe K5 is successfully on below listed models and might also work for other models.

  • A6020a40
  • A6020l36
  • A6020a46 (Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus)
  • K32C36 (Lemon 3)

Preparing Lenovo Vibe K5:

  1. Backup important data on Phone to safe place – SMS, Contacts, Call Logs etc.
  2. Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock options from Settings > Developer Options.
  3. Charge the device to at least 75%.
  4. Install Lenovo USB Drivers on PC.
  5. Install and Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on PC.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damage to your device proceed with below steps at your own risk. Rooting Lenovo Vibe K5/Plus voids the device warranty.


TWRP Recovery for Vibe K5/Plus – Download

SuperSU package – Download

How to install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Vibe K5 or Vibe K5 Plus:

Step 1: Connect Lenovo Vibe K5/Plus to PC.

Step 2: Download the TWRP Recovery and rename it to twrp.img. Now copy it inside the Fastboot folder.

Step 3: Open Fastboot folder and press and hold the Shift Key and Right Click inside the folder at the empty space and choose Open Command Window here.

Step 4: In CMD type the below commands.

adb reboot bootloader

This command boots the device into Bootloader/ Fastboot Mode.

fastboot boot twrp.img

This command temporarily installed TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Vibe K5/Plus. After Reboot TWRP Recovery will be uninstalled. To flash the TWRP Recovery Image permanently use the below command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

With this we are done with installing TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Vibe K5/ Plus. Now let’s proceed and see how to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 or Vibe K5 Plus.

How Root Lenovo Vibe K5/ Plus:

Step 1: Download SuperSU zip package from the above downloads section.

Step 2: Transfer the package to your device’s internal storage.

Step 3: Boot the device into Recovery Mode by connecting the device to PC and in CMD Type:

adb reboot recovery

Alternative Power off the device and press and hold the Volume Down and Power buttons to boot Lenovo Vibe K5/ Plus into Recovery Mode.

Step 4: Flash the SuperSU zip package with the help of TWRP Recovery. How? Follow the guide here.

Step 5: Reboot and check for Root Permissions using Root Checker App.

That’s it, now we have successfully Rooted Lenovo Vibe K5 or Vibe K5 Plus.

Have any queries? Post them in the comment section below.

Source – XDA

Written by Alpesh

Tech Lover, Gadget Freak and the founder of Gizmo Advices who loves to play with Custom ROM's, Kernel's etc.


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  1. Sir jab mai ‘fastboot flash recovery twrp.img’ type karke enter karta hu toh error(remote:download for partition recovery is not allowed)aata hai.sir,I m very confused please help me….Reply as fast as u can.

    • Have you unlocked Bootloader on your device? If not make sure to unlock bootloader first.

      To check if the bootloader is unlocked type: fastboot oem device-info and check Device Unlocked Status if it is false, then Bootloader is Locked.

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