Guys there might be some sort of advantages and dis-adavantages tooo….still wanna root? here follow my foot way(lol)
This process is only for LENOVO K4 NOTE aka A7010a48 aka X3 LITE. 16GB/3GB RAM ONLY THIS MODEL OF PHONE IS SUPPORTED
A. I’ll be Thankful of @xdaforum developers for providing and modified Sevenmaxs TWRP which can install A7010a48 Roms, As sevenmaxs TWRP can only update A7010 Roms.On Lollipop only. This is a major change neeeded for our devices.
This procedure has been tested on LENOVO K4 NOTE MARSHMALLOW (S219) and it worked perfectly fine.
i posted this thread since the previous procedures only covers rooting prior to S218.
verified working on s219
Here we go easy…go through the link and access in a easy way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPx8QWnYLNo
Start Process: Download to your Computer :
Before we start:
Here is the details of my handset
Model: Lenovo K4 note (PH) [MTK MT6753 8CORE 1.3GHZ 3.00GB RAM]
Model #: A7010a48
OSv: marshmallow 6.0
Android security patch level: April 1, 2016
Kernel ver: 3.18.19+ buildslave@nj-bs4 #1, su jun12 18:27:10 CST 2016
Build number: A7010a48_S218_160612_ROW
download all necessary files.
all files and links are not mine and credit goes to the owner of the files
adb tools : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1…jhqSkJ6QkFKaUk…
recovery(i.e TWRP) : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1…lB0U01sUkVHMjg…
aroma file manager: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1…mJqRmxIUUI3YUU…
Super Su : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1…2ZobTI0RVpKQ1E…
xposed installer : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1…2RDc2Y4TzlWaWM…
xposed framework : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B1…mlRTHhXOUMydDQ…
a. back up any necessary files from your handset.
b. since some computers doesn’t show your lenovo k4 note while on recovery mode, it is imperative to put aroma file manager and supersu on your sd card. “do not extract. just copy them as it is”
take note that the next step will definitely hard reset your device.
a. enable developer option on your handset. go to system settings/about and click build 7x or as it says “you are now a developer”
b. go to developer option do this two things
enable oem unlock
allow usb debugging
c. once you are done please connect your device to your laptop
a. run adb server (go to adb folder, shift+right mouse click and choose open command window here.
b. it will prompt you to allow your pc to connect/control your devices just click YES
c. on your command window, type ADB DEVICES (it will detect your lenovo k4 note)
d. once detected type ADB REBOOT-BOOTLOADER (your device will reboot)
e. once rebooted, type FASTBOOT DEVICES to verify if you are already in fastboot mode
f. if connected proceed to step 5. if not please repeat procedure
a. once connected go to adb folder on your computer. you will see a file named unlock recovery.bat
if not, copy this text
call adb.exe devices
call adb.exe reboot bootloader
call fastboot.exe getvar all
call fastboot.exe oem unlock
call fastboot.exe format userdata
call fastboot.exe erase recovery
call fastboot.exe flash recovery recovery/recovery.by.gursewak.img
call fastboot.exe getvar all
call fastboot.exe reboot
echo done successful please press any key to continue
echo disconnect your phone and press power button untill phone reboots
to notepad and save as batch file, name it as UNLOCK_RECOVERY.bat
b. click the UNLOCK_RECOVERY.BAT then it will ask you on your device to confirm, (will add screen shot later on) just press volume up button
c. once the process has been done, (will take few seconds) extract recovery.img to adb folder
d. go to your previously opened command window and type
FASTBOOT FLASH RECOVERY RECOVERY.IMG (the one you extracted)
a. once flashed, disconnect your device (it will show a tiny text telling you transmission ok)
b. press and hold the power button for few seconds to turn off the device
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU WON’T TURN ON THE DEVICE UNLESS THE NEXT STEPS ARE DONE. IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY TURNED ON YOUR DEVICE REPEAT TO STEP 1.
c. press and hold vol up+vol down+ powerbutton simultaneously for few seconds, once you felt a vibration, release power button whilst still holding the vol up and down button
it will show the lenovo screen then go black. (don’t worry it means you successfully flashed recovery.img)
d. connect the device to your computer
if lenovo shows on your device, now is the time to recopy aroma file manager and supersu. if not just wait for the screen to turn back on.
e. once twrp recovery is on, go to mount and check SYSTEM. (do not touch anything aside what i unstructed)
d. go back to previous menu and go to install
install aroma file manager and wait for it to finish
f. once installed it will go directly to aroma file manager, go to system folder and scroll down. look for recovery-from-boot.p and delet it
g. once deleted exit aroma file manager (button can be found on right corner)
h. go back and install beta supersu which you copied. (browse sd card)
i. once flashed, reboot system,
a. if you made it this far, then you are almost done.
b. just finish the lenovo start up.
c. once done, connect your device again on your computer and copy xposed apk and xposed arm to internal or sdcard
d. install xposed apk
e. turn off your device
a. reboot to recovery (press vol up and down and power button simultaneously, once you felt a vibration release power button whilst holding vol up and down button. lenovo screen will show and it will eventually go to twrp recovery)
b. click install and install xposed arm
c. onced install. reboot system.
THERE YOU GO… YOU ARE DONE. YOU CAN VERIFY ROOT BY DOWNLOADING ROOT CHECKER FROM GOOGLE PLAY STORE.
WELL I WAS FORCED TO ROOT MY K4 NOTE JUST TO PLAY POKEMON GO.
YUP!! ITS ROOTED GO AND FISH NOW! BUT DONT BE EVIL!