This guide lists all the steps on how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Lenovo ZUK Z1
Lenovo ZUK Z1, the latest Cyanogen powered Smartphone from Lenovo can now be rooted and installed with TWRP Custom Recovery. Earlier we have shared a tutorial on how to unlock bootloader on Lenovo ZUK Z1 and it should be followed in order to proceed with the installation of TWRP Recovery and rooting process. So before proceeding with this tutorial follow the instructions listed here and unlock bootloader on Lenovo ZUK Z1 and then proceed to install TWRP Recovery and Root Lenovo ZUK Z1.
This method is only for Lenovo ZUK Z1 and should not be done on other devices.
- Backup all the data stored on your device to PC – SMS, Contacts, Call Logs etc.
- Enable USB Debugging on Lenovo ZUK Z1.
- Charge the device to at least 75%.
- Unlock Bootloader on Lenovo ZUK Z1.
- Install Lenovo USB Drivers on PC.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on PC – Windows | Mac
Following the steps listed in this tutorial may void the device’s warranty and should be followed on if you understand what you are dealing with, otherwise it may result in bricked device. We are not responsible for any type of the damage to your device, so proceed with the below steps at your own risk.
TWRP Recovery Lenovo ZUK Z1 – Link
KingRoot App – Link
Also Read: How to Install CM 13 ROM on Lenovo ZUK Z1
How to install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo ZUK Z1:
Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery from the above downloads section and rename it to recovery.img
Step 2: Copy recovery.img to 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 3: Connect Lenovo ZUK Z1 to PC using appropriate USB cable.
Step 4: Now in CMD type the below commands to install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo ZUK Z1
This command lists the devices connected to PC with USB Debugging enabled. If asked to authorize PC to use USB Debugging, just tap allow.
adb reboot bootloader
This command boots Lenovo ZUK Z1 into Fastboot Mode.
Step 5: Once the device boots into Fastboot Mode enter the below commands
fastboot -i 0x2b4c flash recovery recovery.img
This command flashes the recovery.img (In our case TWRP Recovery) file to Lenovo ZUK Z1.
This command reboots the device into normal mode.
With this we are done with the installation of TWRP Recovery on Lenovo ZUK Z1. Now it’s time to Root Lenovo ZUK Z1.
How to Root Lenovo ZUK Z1:
Step 1: Download the KingRoot app from the above downloads section.
Step 2: Transfer it to your device’s internal or external storage.
Step 3: Install KingRoot app with the help of ES File Explorer or similar File Manager.
Step 4: Open KingRoot from App drawer.
Step 5: Click on ROOT and follow the onscreen instructions.
Step 6: Reboot the device.
Step 7: Check Root permissions using Root Checker App.
That’s it now the Lenovo ZUK Z1 is successfully rooted. Do share this tutorial with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus etc. and help let them know how to install TWRP Recovery and Root Lenovo ZUK Z1.
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