Lenovo ZUK Z1 is the latest Android smartphone from the Lenovo. The Z1 is powered by Cyanogen OS 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which is the key highlight of the phone. Here in this tutorial, we’ll show you how to Unlock Bootloader on Lenovo ZUK Z1. TO do this all you need an ADB and fastboot file on your windows, which you can download from the below mention links. And after that, you have to run some commands on your phone and you are done.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Lenovo ZUK Z1 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL LENOVO USB DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to sendbasic linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOUR ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
Unlock Bootloader on Lenovo ZUK Z1
Step 1. Set up ADB and Fastboot on your computer. To do this checkout link above in section SETUP ADB & FASTBOOT DRIVERS ON PC. Once the Files are installed on your PC you will see the ADB folder on your Windows C DRIVE (C:/ADB)
Step 2. Now enable the USB debugging mode on your phone Check the link above “HOW TO ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE ON ANDROID DEVICES”
Step 3. Now go to Developer options and enable Allow OEM unlock. This is important.
Step 4. Now boot your phone into Fastboot mode. To do this Open the ADB Folder that you created in Step and open a command prompt or terminal window. Do this by holding the shift key on your keyboard and right-click on an empty space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a command prompt window.
Now connect your phone to the PC and enter the following command.
adb reboot bootloader
Now your phone boots in fastboot mode.
Step 5. Once your phone in fastboot mode. Run the following command to unlock the bootloader
fastboot -i 0x2b4c oem unlock-go
Now this will unlock your bootloader and erase all of your data.
Step 6. Now your phone will reboot, and it will take some time to boot.
That’s it! Now the bootloader of your Lenovo ZUK Z1 is unlocked.