How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus and Install Recovery TWRP

Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus Root Guide
Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus Root Guide

Caution:

If you don’t follow the guide properly, there will be chances of damage and complete failure of mobile device. Follow at your own risk.

  • This guide is only meant for Lenovo Vibe K5 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus. Do not try this with other Android phone.
  • Enable USB Debugging from Developers Menu
  • Make sure you have all the drivers installed.
  • Maintain at least 60% battery before following the procedure
  • Make sure the connection between PC and mobile phone is good. Don’t use lose cable
  • Follow the guide step-by-step and completely.

This is test on A6020a40 version. It also works for these variants.

  • A6020i36
  • A6020a46
  • A6020a40 (S415)
  • A6020a40 (S616 H39)
  • A6020a41
  • A6020l36
  • A6020l37
  • A6020a46 (2GB RAM)
  • A6020a46 (3GB RAM)

 

Download:

TWPR Recovery – TWRP v3 Download Download the file named – (twrp-k5-3.0.3-n3_shreps.img)

Minimal ADB and Fastboot – Minimal ADB and Fastboot Download

SuperSU v2.46 – SuperSu v2.46 Download

Procedure:

How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 and Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus with Recovery TWRP

  • Enable OEM Unlock from Settings > Developer > Unlock OEM
  • Connect the phone to PC with USB cable
  • Download TWPR Recovery File (Link above) and place in ADB folder
  • Open Minimal ADB and Fastboot Folder > Run as administrator
  • Now enter these commands in the command window

adb devices

  • This will confirm the adb connection
  • Now put

adb reboot bootloader

fastboot flash recovery twrp-k5-3.0.3-n3_shreps.img

Now you have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on your Lenovo Vibe K5 or Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus
Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

Now follow this guide for Rooting

  • Download the SuperSU v2.46 file from above. Link given in Download Section
  • Copy the zip file in SD card
  • Power Off the phone
  • Boot the phone in Recovery Mode (Volume Up + Power)
  • Screen will appear with various option. Select Recovery
  • Now select Install and choose the SuperSu v2.46 file
  • Confirm flashing
  • Restart your Lenovo Vibe K5 or Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus

You have successfully rooted your Lenovo Vibe K5 or Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus with TWRP as recovery.

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63 thoughts on “How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 and K5 Plus and Install Recovery TWRP”

  1. i have a doubt…
    i can just be root without have twrp?
    or i need twrp for rooting my phone?

    thank you for share your blog…

  2. Dear Ayush ,

    After rooting Lenovo vibek5, how can I install Marshalmellow system. Please provide step by step procedure . I will be very much thankful to you

  3. can not working recovery pls help
    many times flashing, flashing successful but not working recovery
    booting into normal recovery

  4. After doing all steps recovery seems to install normally but after restart it’s still stock recovery. What am I doing wrong?

    P.S. I tried Kingo Root before this method and it failed. Is it possible it messed something up?

  5. Hi ayush i want to change font style my lenovo vibe k5 plus so download many apps but they r not supporting so that need root plz suggest me something in safe mode…. Wting ur reply..

  6. Thanks you. But i have a problem, i download file twrp-k5-3.0.2-r1_shreps, put it on ADB folder in C:, everything is ok, cmd work done, total time:0.661s. I restart my phone to recovery, but it is stock recovery(A6020a46_stock_S051_recovery), not is twrp 3.0 recovery. Why? Pls
    Thanks alot

    1. fastboot flash recovery twrp-k5-3.0.2-r1_shreps.img not working

      fastboot boot twrp-k5-3.0.2-r1_shreps.img working

      Try the below code it will help u

  7. When I am giving the command fast boot flash recovery twrp k5 3.0.2r1_shreps.img it’s showing failed bcoz OEM unlock false . What should I do ???

    1. Go to developer option by tapping the build no. in device information in about phone. then search for oem unlocking and put the switch to on. then search for usb debugging and turn that on too.

  8. hi

    i stuck on instal ZIP.
    i have on sdcard the zip file from your Download Section,but when i’m in recovery and try to instal i receive an info.:

    finding update package…
    opening update package…
    verifying update package…
    E: fail to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    Instalation aborted.

    what to do in this situation ?
    thank You in advance for some advice

  9. Hi,
    I successfully rooted my Lenovo Vibe K5. At the initial stage it was working fine, but now my play store stopped responding. Any suggestions to solve this issue?

  10. Thanks you. But i have a problem, i download file twrp-k5-3.0.2-r1_shreps, put it on ADB folder in C:, everything is ok, but phone not open only show lenovo ego.
    Pls help

  11. Hi,
    This is the first time i am rooting my mobile.I successfully rooted my Lenovo Vibe K5 but at the beginning i struggled. For the new users video will help to do rooting easily.

  12. OEM unlock doesnt do anything. Whatever command I give to boot/flash I get the return from adb that bootloader is locked. model is Lenovo K5, single sim slot, a6020a41.

  13. can we root lenovo k5vib plus without pc.during the rooting pc has an enternet connection is requiered or not.after rooring all memory of phone and sd card will as it is or may be lost.plz reply my 3questions.

    1. No, you cannot root Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus without PC as of now. Internet connection is only required to download the mentioned files. Not after that. Yes, everything will be wiped out so take backup

  14. Please help,
    writing ‘recovery’…
    FAILED (remote: device is locked. Cannot flash images)
    finished. total time: 0.416s
    -Enable USB debugging
    -Enable OEM unlock
    model A6020a41
    HELP!!!!

      1. Yes,this options is enabled in developer mode,please is there link latest one firmware for my model Ienovo k5 A6020A41?

        Thanks

  15. I am root my Lenovo vibe k5 2gb after root I am install flashify app and TWRP and switch off the phone and I am tap Volume up and power key and tap recovery but the TWRP recovery mode is not open I am many time but is not open please help me

  16. hi

    i stuck on instal ZIP.
    i have on sdcard the zip file from your Download Section,but when i’m in recovery and try to instal i receive an info.:

    finding update package…
    opening update package…
    verifying update package…
    E: fail to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed
    Instalation aborted.

    what to do in this situation ?
    thank You in advance for some advice

  17. I flashed the TWRP succesffully and then installed SuperSU. After that the cellphone never booted anymore, only got stuck on Lenovo logo. What can I do? Will I need to wipe everthing?

  18. Hi Ayush, I have flashed custom rom using twrp and that was successful. But after installing custom rom, my device is unable to boot into twrp recovery mode. It is able to do a normal boot but when clicking on “reboot into recovery”, the device is struck at showing Lenovo logo.
    Can u help me wid dis pls?

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