TWRP Recovery for Lenovo Vibe Shot and ROOT guide

  

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    TWRP Recovery for Lenovo Vibe Shot (z90a40) is now available to download. this post guides how to download and install TWRP on Lenovo Vibe Shot and also guides how to ROOT Lenovo Vibe Shot (using TWRP recovery).

    The TWRP download for Lenovo Vibe Shot is brought to you by developer(s) SevenMaxs

    DISCLAIMER:
    THIS IS AN INITIAL UNOFFICIAL TWRP FOR Lenovo Vibe Shot. FLASH AT YOUR OWN RISK

    INSTALLING THE TWRP FOR Lenovo Vibe Shot NEEDS AN UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ON Lenovo Vibe Shot.
    DURING THE BOOTLOADER UNLOCK PROCESS ALL THE PHONE DATA WILL BE ERASED.

    Lenovo Vibe Shot ROOT MAY BRICK THE PHONE.
    MAKE SURE YOU READ THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ANDROID ROOT BEFORE YOU PROCEED FURTHER.
    Before proceeding further you may consider backup all data on the phone.

    You are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.

     

    TWRP Recovery for Lenovo Vibe Shot and ROOT guide
     

    INFORMATION OF THIS TWRP FOR Lenovo Vibe Shot:

    – TWRP version: 3.x.x
    – Supported Android Version: Android 6.0
    – Built from – OmniROM AOSP source
    – Custom ROM supported: AOSP or AOSP based Android Marshmallow 6.0 ROM

    DOWNLOAD LINK OF TWRP FOR Lenovo Vibe Shot, OTHER DOWNLOADS AND REQUIRED GUIDES:

     

    STEP BY STEP GUIDE OF HOW TO DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL TWRP FOR Lenovo Vibe Shot:

     

    1. Connect the Lenovo Vibe Shot to the PC using the USB cable and install required USB driver
    2. Install ADB and fastboot utility on Windows PC or Linux or MAC as per the PC you have
    3. Reboot the Lenovo Vibe Shot into bootloader mode and Unlock bootloader of Lenovo Vibe Shot
    4. Download the TWRP 7z zip file and extract it.
    5. Now connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable, if not connected yet.
    6. Enter the following command on the opened command window:
      adb reboot bootloader

      to put your phone into bootloader mode where you can flash/install TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot.

      If your phone asks for permission; such as “Allow USB debugging” then just tap on OK to proceed.

    7. If you are on a Windows PC then just double click on the Flash-TWRP.bat or simply Flash-TWRP file to flash the TWRP.

    Above is the easiest way to flash TWRP on Lenovo Vibe Shot.
    For some reason, if you are unable to flash using the above procedure, then follow the below steps to install TWRP on Lenovo Vibe Shot.

    1. Connect the Lenovo Vibe Shot to the PC using the USB cable and install required USB driver
    2. Install ADB and fastboot utility on Windows PC or Linux or MAC as per the PC you have
    3. Reboot the Lenovo Vibe Shot into bootloader mode and Unlock bootloader of Lenovo Vibe Shot
    4. Then, on your PC, go to the directory where you have downloaded the TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot and then open the command console or terminal on this directory on your PC.

      – To open a command window on Windows OS in the current directory, press shift + Right Click anywhere on Windows explorer, or some folder.
      – Then on the menu opened, just press the “w” key on the keyboard or select “Open command window here” to open a command window.

    5. Now connect your phone to the PC using a USB cable, if not connected yet.
    6. Enter the following command on the opened command window:
      adb reboot bootloader

      to put your phone into bootloader mode where you can flash/install TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot.

      If your phone asks for permission; such as “Allow USB debugging” then just tap on OK to proceed.

    7. Now when your phone is on the bootloader mode just execute the following command on the console:
      fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.x.x-xxx.img

      While executing this command make sure to replace the twrp-3.2.x.x-xxx.img with the actual filename of the TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot

    8. Wait for the fastboot command to install the TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot.
      Once it is done, execute the below command:

      fastboot reboot recovery

      on the command console to start the phone in TWRP recovery mode.

    That’s all. You should have the TWRP installed on your Lenovo Vibe Shot.

    You may now want to ROOT Lenovo Vibe Shot or may want to install some custom ROM or want to explore what else can you do with this TWRP? Head over to the following section to know more.

    What to do after you install TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot:

    • You can enable Lenovo Vibe Shot ROOT access
    • You can install one of the custom ROMs available for Lenovo Vibe Shot
    • You can install some of the mods available for Lenovo Vibe Shot

    Well, this isn’t it. You can install customized themes, sound mods, Xposed modules etc. after installing the TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot.
    TWRP recovery is the gateway to many goodies for your phone.

    Now, if you want to ROOT Lenovo Vibe Shot then below is a step-by-step by guide for the same.

    REQUIRED DOWNLOADS OR LINKS FOR Lenovo Vibe Shot ROOT GUIDE:

    Make sure you have already unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot

    – Well, this is a very important aspect to enable ROOT for Lenovo Vibe Shot. The SuperSU zip file is developed in a way to be installed via a TWRP recovery or other custom recovery. Stock recovery may not be able install this SuperSU or Magisk ROOT on Lenovo Vibe Shot.

     

     

    IMPORTANT NOTE:
    • The Lenovo Vibe Shot will not be rooted just by installing the SuperSU APK file on your Android phone.
    • SuperSU APK Free or Pro version is just a SuperSU ROOT management application.
    • The SuperSU APK Free or Pro app will ONLY work if you have already ROOTED your Android Phone.

     

    Step-by-Step guide on how to ROOT Lenovo Vibe Shot using SuperSU or Magisk zip file:

     

    1. Download and copy the SuperSU or Magisk ROOT file to Lenovo Vibe Shot. (I hope you have already downloaded the SuperSU zip file from the above downloads section)
    2. Now restart the Lenovo Vibe Shot to boot into TWRP recovery.
    3. Then, Select the Install from TWRP home screen, then select the SuperSU ROOT zip file from the file browser.
    4. Flash or install the SuperSU or Magisk zip file for Lenovo Vibe Shot, by Sliding the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen.

      Here is a screenshot how to flash the SuperSU ROOT for Lenovo Vibe Shot via TWRP:
       
      Flash SuperSU ROOT for Lenovo Vibe Shot via TWRP

    5. Wait for TWRP to flash the SuperSU or the Magisk. Once the flashing is done just reboot your device.
    6. Profit!!! You should now have a Lenovo Vibe Shot ROOT enabled phone.

    How to check if ROOT is enabled on Lenovo Vibe Shot or NOT?

    Install the ROOT checker app from the Play Store and verify if your phone is ROOTED or not.

    If you face any problems on this guide to install TWRP for Lenovo Vibe Shot or to following the Lenovo Vibe Shot root guide then, you can login and reply here. Either me or some other user on this forum will reply back to your query as soon as possible.

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