Lenovo Vibe K5 get rooting access and install TWRP Recovery

Jesse Han   2016.06.08 2:37   Jesse Han  

As an Android player, many of us have had rooting experiences. In any case, a lot can be accomplished by a rooting access. Such as install custom modifications and apps that need rooting access.

Well, if you have a Lenovo Vibe K5, you can root your phone by flashing the SuperSU zip from a refitted TWRP Recovery by XDA recognized developer Shreps.

So, in other words, we flash Shreps’s TWRP to Vibe K5, then flash Chainfire’s SuperSU to get the phone’s rooting access.

According to the original developer, this approach has been fully tested on the European variant of Vibe K5, which comes model A6020a40. XDA member samuro625 has also confirmed it, all perfect.


Shreps Vibe K5 TWRP Download

  • twrp-k5-version_shreps.img

The 3.0.2-r1 is currently the latest version number, so the full file name is twrp-k5-3.0.2-r1_shreps.img at the moment.

SuperSU ZIP Download Directly
  • BETA-SuperSU-v2.74-2-20160519174328.zip

You can flash the above IMG file by using ADB command (Note the name of TWRP):
fastboot flash recovery twrp-k5-version_shreps.img

When you have flashed TWRP, copy the SuperSU zip (It’s currently v2.74-2 beta) to your Lenovo Vibe K5, then boot phone to TWRP Recovery mode, simply Install the SuperSU zip (Such as BETA-SuperSU-v2.74-2-20160519174328.zip) develop by Chainfire.


Too boot to TWRP Recovery mode on your Lenovo Vibe K5, you can use the following ADB command:
adb reboot recovery

Now, you have root access on your Lenovo Vibe K5, then the door is open for custom worlds.


Thanks Shreps