Root Lenovo Vibe K5 and Install TWRP Recovery
Lenovo Vibe K5 is the latest Android smartphone from, the Lenovo and comes with 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 415 processor and 2GB ROM. The phone is available globally, and most of the Android phone users already bought the phone. Here in this post, we will discuss how to Lenovo Vibe K5 and Install TWRP Recovery. Once the phone is rooted, you can enjoy lots of rooted apps and other system mods. Here are the list of benefits of rooting the android.
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 Vibe K5 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 Vibe K5 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.
How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 and Install TWRP Recovery
Step 1. Enable the Developer options (Settings> About phone> Device Information> to tap 7 times in Build number)
Step 2. Enable USB debugging (Settings> Developer> USB Debugging)
Step 3. Enable OEM unlock on your phone (Settings> Developer> Unlock OEM)
Step 4. Connect the phone with the USB cable to the computer
Step 5. Install the drivers that come on the CD cell partition.
Step 6. Install “Minimal adb and FlashBoot” from the above mention link “SETUP ADB & FASTBOOT DRIVERS ON PC“(if not already installed).
Step 7. Download the TWRP recovery from here, Rename to recovery.img, and copy it to the folder ADB in C drive (C:/ADB)
Step 8. Open the command prompt windows in the ADB folder. Do this by holding the shift key on your keyboard and right-click on a space and select “Open command window here” option to launch a command prompt window.
Step 9. Run the command “adb devices” to confirm the connection. If you have never done before in this cell, the cell must confirm the adb connection.
Step 10. When the adb confirm the connection, run the “adb reboot bootloader” Fastboot command to enable the functionality.
Step 11. To flash the recovery. Enter this command “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”
Step 12. You can now use the TWRP recovery in the K5 / K5 plus!
Step 13. Download the ZIP file SuperSU v2.46 and save it in the micro SD card.
Step 14. Restart the phone in recovery mode: Turn off the phone, then turn it on while pressing the volume up button. a screen appears with various options and choose “recovery”. When opening the recovery, select Install and locate the file you downloaded just now.
Step 15. Confirm execution flashing, restart the phone and voila you have the rooted phone.
To make sure you have correctly installed the above root method and it’s working, verify with Root Checker app from the google play store