• December 2019
 

How to Root Lenovo S5 Pro GT and install TWRP recovery

 
 
 

Lenovo launched the S5 Pro GT smartphone late last year. It comes with 6.2-inch LTPS IPS display panel that supports 1080 x 2246 pixels of resolution and offers 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Its a mid-range smartphone powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) processor on board along with Adreno 512 GPU. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box along with ZUI 10 UI running on top.

How to Root Lenovo S5 Pro GT and install TWRP recovery

Lenovo S5 Pro GT featured with dual camera sensors on the backside along with Dual-LED dual-tone flash. There are a 12-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF and 20-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.6 aperture, 2x optical zoom. On the front side, there is a 20-megapixel camera for selfies with f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.8″, 1.0µm. Inside the bod, the phone comes with Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery which supports Fast battery charging 2A/9V 18W feature. The phone has a fingerprint scanner on the back side.

If you have Lenovo S5 Pro GT smartphone and want to root it or install TWRP custom recovery on it, then this article is for you. Here in this article, we will guide you how to root Lenovo S5 Pro GT and install TWRP Recovery on it. Just follow the complete article step by step. Let’s get back to the main topic, there are several advantages of rooting and installing TWRP Custom Recovery.

Advantages of TWRP Recovery

  • Flash Custom ROM on your device using TWRP.
  • Root and Unroot your device using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU.
  • Flash the image file on your device using TWRP Recovery.
  • You can underclock and overclock.
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules on your device using TWRP.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can install Magisk on your device.
  • Flash modding zip files to customize your phone.
  • Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Remove all bloatware from your device using TWRP Recovery.
  • Perform clean Wipe, Cache, and Data in your device.

Advantages of Rooting

  • You can get access to all files on your device, even the files which present in the root directory of your device.
  • You can increase the performance of your device by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking your device.
  • You can uninstall Bloatware on your phone.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game-related applications.
  • By Rooting your device, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.

Disclaimer

If anything happens to your device during this process or after this process, we will not responsible for. So. proceed at your own risk.

How to Root Lenovo S5 Pro GT and Install TWRP Recovery

Prerequisites

  • Make sure you have installed ADB and Fastboot on your PC/Laptop for this procedure.
  • Make sure your phone’s bootloader is unlocked.
  • Before starting this procedure, make sure to take a full backup of your phone.
  • Make sure that your phone charged up to 60%.
  • This article works only for Lenovo S5 Pro GT. Don’t try on other devices.
  • Make sure you have installed Lenovo S5 Pro GT USB drivers on your PC/Laptop.
  • Enable Developer Options: Go to Settings>> About device. Tap 7 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
  • Enable OEM Unlock and USB debugging options: Settings>>Developer options

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Install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo S5 Pro GT

  • Go to the ABD and Fastboot folder and run the command prompt by holding the Shift key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
  • Now click on the Open PowerShell window here.
  • Now, reboot your phone into Fastboot mode by press and hold the Volume Down + Power key together for a few seconds.
  • Now connect your phone to the Windows PC or Laptop via USB cable.
  • Now open the recovery folder and run the file name recovery_twrp.bat.
  • Now the command window will open then press enter, and confirm by pressing 2.

You have successfully installed TWRP Custom Recovery on Lenovo S5 Pro GT smartphone.

Note – Don’t try to flash both Magisk and SuperSU on your phone. You need to root either with SuperSU or Magisk

Root Lenovo S5 Pro GT using SuperSU

  • Download SuperSU zip file on your Windows PC or Laptop, download link mention in the download section.
  • Now transfer the SuperSU zip file into your phone’s root (internal) memory.
  • Now reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by pressing Volume Down and Power button together for few seconds. In case this is not taking you into TWRP Recovery Mode, then try Volume UP and Power Button. In some phone, you can access the recovery menu by this.
  • Once you inside TWRP recovery, tap on install and select superSU zip file.
  • Now swipe to confirm.
  • Now tap on reboot.

You have successfully root Lenovo S5 Pro GT smartphone using SuperSU.

Root Lenovo S5 Pro GT using Magisk

  • Download Magisk zip file on your Windows PC or Laptop, download link mention in the download section.
  • Now transfer the Magisk zip file into your phone’s root (internal) memory.
  • Now reboot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by pressing Volume Down and Power button together for few seconds. In case this is not taking you into TWRP Recovery Mode, then try Volume UP and Power Button. In some phone, you can access the recovery menu by this.
  • Once you inside TWRP recovery, tap on install and select Magisk zip file.
  • Now swipe to confirm.
  • Now tap on reboot.

That’s it, you have root Lenovo S5 Pro GT smartphone successfully and install TWRP on it. If you face any problem or issue during the process, let us know in the comment section.

 

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This is Munendra Rathore, a tech enthusiast. I love keeping myself updated with the latest technologies, mainly smartphone and software. I also have a keen interest in Photography, Fitness, and Knowledge Sharing.

   
 

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  1. Oscarr August 14, 2019