Lenovo A6000 is a top quality Android smartphone released by Lenovo in January, 2015. The device comes with a 5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display, which is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor along with an 1 GB RAM and it runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. The device is available at a moderate price of 6999 INR, and if you are looking for a budget Android smartphone with good features, then this smartphone is the one you should get.
If you have purchased this smartphone and looking for a way to root the device, so that you can install custom ROM firmware’s of your choice, or upgrade the Android version in the device to Android Lollipop, or remove the unwanted pre-installed apps in your device, then you are in the right place. Here, I have given a step by step tutorial to root Lenovo A600 and install CWM recovery in it.
WARNING: Rooting your Android smartphone will void its warranty. Also, sometimes while rooting your device might get bricked. If any of those happens, don’t held me liable or responsible. Please proceed with CAUTION.
1) Before getting started with the rooting procedure, it is important to take backup of personal data in your smartphone so that even if you lose your data during the rooting process, you can recover it using the backup. So take a backup using appropriate apps.
2) Next, you will need to enable USB Debugging mode in your smartphone by following this path: Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging (tick the next to it, to enable this option). If developer options are not visible, then follow this path to enable it: Settings -> About Phone (tap on the build number for 7 times to enable it).
3) Download Lenovo A6000 USB drivers and install it in your computer. Only by doing this, you will be able to connect your smartphone with the computer.
4) Next, make sure that your device has at least 75% battery backup in it as the rooting process is a battery consuming one. Also, ensure that you have deactivated antivirus programs in your computer as they tend to interrupt the rooting procedure.
Once you have finished all these prerequisites, you can move forward with the main procedure given below.
Tutorial To Install CWM Recovery In Lenovo A6000:
1) To get started, download Minimal ADB and Fastboot, and install it in your computer. Once done, download the CWM recovery image and save it in the directory where you have installed Minimal ADB and Fastboot (usually it will be C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot).
2) Once done, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable. If you have installed the USB drivers of your device already, then the device will get connected to the computer successfully.
3) Next, go to the folder where the Minimal ADB and Fastboot program is installed (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot), hold shift and right-click on an empty space and select “Open Command window here” option. A command window will open up.
4) Now, enter the following command to check whether your device is recognized by the computer:
If you see a device ID, then your device is connected successfully.
5) Now, enter the following command to boot into your device bootloader:
adb reboot Bootloader
6) Once you see your device boot into the Fastboot mode, enter the following command to flash the CWM recovery (recovery.img):
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
7) Once the recovery image is flashed, enter the following command to reboot:
That’s it. Now you have successfully finished flashing CWM recovery in Lenovo A6000. Once your device reboots, switch it off and press the Volume Down and Power Button simultaneously to boot into the CWM recovery mode. Now, let’s find out how to root Lenovo A6000 smartphone.
Tutorial To Root Lenovo A6000:
1) To get started, download Lenovo A6000 Rooting Kit and save it in your computer. Once done, connect your smartphone to the computer using the original USB data cable and transfer the Rooting kit to your device’s SD card. After successfully transferring the file, disconnect your smartphone from the computer.
2) Now, switch off your smartphone and press the Volume Down and Power Button simultaneously to boot into the CWM recovery mode.
3) Once you are in the CWM recovery mode, select “Install zip from SD card” and choose the Rooting Kit (Root-SuperSU-v2.37.zip). This will start the flashing process.
4) Once the rooting kit is successfully flashed, reboot your device.
That’s it. Now you have successfully rooted Lenovo A6000 Android device. To confirm the rooting process, go to your Apps Menu and look for SuperSU app. If it is located there (it will be there), then the rooting procedure is successfully finished. Alternatively, you can check the root privileges of your device by using the Root Checker App, which is available in Google Play store.
If you encounter any issues while following the CWM recovery installation procedure or the rooting procedure of Lenovo A6000, then drop a comment below. I will get back to you with a solution shortly.