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How to root Lenovo A2010 and a few custom ROMs

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By W60, Senior Member on 9th January 2016, 12:00 AM
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The usual warning: I am not responsible if something goes wrong...
But it would be almost impossible for you to totally brick your phone by following this procedure.

Rooting Lenovo A2010

1. Download the SuperSU zip file, for installing root through custom recovery: http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu (latest) or http://download.chainfire.eu/supersu-stable (stable) and copy it to the SD card in your phone (or download it directly with the phone). Do not extract any files from the zip file, you will use it as it is.

2. Download a custom Recovery like TWRP for Lenovo A2010: https://yadi.sk/d/0WaK6e4Mkx5cx
Extract the files from the archive to your PC. In fact you need only 2 files, "Recovery.img" and "MT6735M_Android_scatter.txt"

3. Windows: Install the MTK VCOM USB driver, if it's not already installed on your computer: https://yadi.sk/d/c4o7TaGLreNzx , extract the files from the archive to a folder in your PC, then install the driver.

One way to install the driver is to turn off your phone, remove the battery, start the Device Manager in Windows, then connect the phone to the computer with a USB cable. A device called "MT65xx Preloader" will appear for a couple of seconds in Device Manager. Right click it before it disappears, select "Install driver", then "Have Disk" (the exact commands may vary depending on your Windows version), choose the folder where you extracted the downloaded archive.


You can also download and run this driver auto installer program, which will install more drivers, not only the MTK VCOM driver: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/31d13c2...v1.1236.00.zip
You may need to turn off driver signature verification though, as some of the drivers are not digitally signed.

Linux: see this thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/gene...linux-t3160802


4. Download the program SP Flash Tool from here: http://spflashtool.com/ and just extract the files from the archive. No installation is needed.
Depending on your Windows language, you might want to make sure there's no non-Latin characters in the path. If that is your case, a short path like C:\flashtool is the best choice.

5. Run SP Flash Tool to install the custom Recovery.

You can watch this Youtube video, the difference is that you will only have one file to flash, the Recovery file.

You should also note that the phone has to be turned off, with or without battery, and at 0:35 in the video, when he clicks "Download", he then connects the phone to the computer.


6. Reboot to Recovery by holding the Volume Up button pressed while the phone is booting.
In the boot menu that appears, move the selection cursor to the [Recovery Mode] option, by using the Volume Up button, then press the Volume Down button to select that option.
You should now get into TWRP Recovery, that you flashed in step 5.

7. From TWRP Recovery, install the previously downloaded file (UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.xx.zip).

8. Reboot. Your phone is now rooted.

Method #2 (no PC needed):
The latest version of KingRoot seems to be working on Lenovo A2010.
After rooting you can install TWRP through rashr.

But if you have a PC and can install SP Flash Tool, I would still recommend the first method above.
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9th January 2016, 09:05 AM |#2  
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Custom Roms for Lenovo A2010
All credit for these ROMs goes to the guys from the 4pda..ru forum: Flasher_23, vif1, SnowCatPDA Temik23455 and others.

AOSP:

This one I ported myself, from an AOSP ROM for Oukitel K6000.

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1. Download link: https://yadi.sk/d/IDcbobIQqU9hs
Copy the zip file to the External or Internal SD card in your phone (or download it directly with the phone).

2. Reboot into TWRP recovery as described above (Rooting - step 6).

3. Backup the NVRAM partition, in case you haven't done so already. Copy the backup file to a safe place. This will allow you to easily restore your IMEI, in case it gets lost during the flashing process.

Even better, do a full backup of the whole system, so you can restore it later.

4. While still in TWRP, do a factory reset (Wipe) and then install the zip file you downloaded in step 1.

5. Reboot.





CyanogenMod 12.1:
Mobile data working now.
Bugs:
Location not working.
WiFi hotspot not working.
The computer doesn't see the connected phone.
Some other more or less minor bugs...

1. Download link:https://yadi.sk/d/qTw-TiawqSW8o , copy the zip file to the External or Internal SD card in your phone (or download it directly with the phone).

2. Reboot into TWRP recovery as described above (Rooting - step 6).

3. Backup the NVRAM partition, in case you haven't done so already. Copy the backup file to a safe place. This will allow you to easily restore your IMEI, in case it gets lost during the flashing process.

Even better, do a full backup of the whole system, so you can restore it later.

4. While still in TWRP, do a factory reset (Wipe) and then install the zip file you downloaded in step 1.

6. Reboot.


Cubot X15:
This ROM seems to be a port from Cubot X15.
Works pretty well, I haven't found any bugs yet.

1. Download link:https://yadi.sk/d/B0PH0jqZoFepe , copy the zip file to the External or Internal SD card in your phone (or download it directly with the phone).

2. Reboot into TWRP recovery as described above (Rooting - step 6).

3. Backup the NVRAM partition, in case you haven't done so already. Copy the backup file to a safe place. This will allow you to easily restore your IMEI, in case it gets lost during the flashing process.

Even better, do a full backup of the whole system, so you can restore it later.

4. While still in TWRP, do a factory reset (Wipe) and then install the zip file you downloaded in step 1.

5. Reboot.


Doogee X5 Pro:
1. Download link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6W...hDSmxnVXM/view , copy the zip file to the External or Internal SD card in your phone (or download it directly with the phone).

2. Reboot into TWRP recovery as described above (Rooting - step 6).

3. Backup the NVRAM partition, in case you haven't done so already. Copy the backup file to a safe place. This will allow you to easily restore your IMEI, in case it gets lost during the flashing process.

Even better, do a full backup of the whole system, so you can restore it later.

4. While still in TWRP, do a factory reset (Wipe) and then install the zip file you downloaded in step 1.

5. Reboot.


UmiOS:
1. Download link:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6W...ZsNHhWNTA/view , copy the zip file to one of the SD cards in your phone (or download it directly with the phone).

2. Download the patch : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6W...QtdXBZNjA/view and copy this zip file too, to one of the SD cards in your phone (or download it directly with the phone).

3. Reboot into TWRP recovery as described above (Rooting - step 6).

4. Backup the NVRAM partition, in case you haven't done so already. Copy the backup file to a safe place. This will allow you to easily restore your IMEI, in case it gets lost during the flashing process.

Even better, do a full backup of the whole system, so you can restore it later.

5. In TWRP, do a factory reset (Wipe) and then install the zip file you downloaded in step 1.

6. Reboot the phone and do the initial setting procedure. Your phone might not recognize the SIM cards. Don't worry.

7. Reboot again into TWRP recovery and install the zip file (patch) you downloaded in step 2.

8. Reboot. Your phone should now work normally.


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9th January 2016, 10:53 PM |#3  
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really great work,thanks a lot!I rooted mt phone,I would like to ask this,other ROMs you have checked offer any overclocking or different kernel with extra features?
10th January 2016, 04:59 AM |#4  
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You're so great . Thank you so much . I'll ask questions later.

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What's the best custom rom for you?
10th January 2016, 09:29 AM |#5  
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These two that I posted so far seem to be the best, that's why I posted them first.

The second one (UmiOS) apparently has a random bug, the loudspeaker mode during calls wouldn't work sometimes. I haven't noticed that personally when I tested it, but it was reported by others.

I'm waiting for some major bugs to be fixed in CM, then I'll post it here too.

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10th January 2016, 09:34 AM |#6  
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I don't think ROM development for our phone reached that level, so no custom kernels or overclocking yet.

These are just ports of ROMs originally developed for similar phones.

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10th January 2016, 07:54 PM |#7  
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I see,well with root I can still do some adjustments to the CPU operation, so to achieve a bit better performance. the good thing is that I can finally move apps to SD card,which was a disadvantage of the stock ROM

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12th January 2016, 12:23 PM |#8  
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Could you show some picture about these roms?
13th January 2016, 11:18 AM |#9  
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Why?
Until now, I can't figure out why my laptop doesn't recognize the driver of my device. Even when it is powered on. Before I installed different drivers from different sources (not from the russian forum), the drivers were fully recognized. I don't know how to revert it back. What should I do? I already tried uninstalling, reinstalling drivers. But no luck. Tomorrow, I will try to check if the drivers will be recognized on other computers.
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Until now, I can't figure out why my laptop doesn't recognize the driver of my device. Even when it is powered on. Before I installed different drivers from different sources (not from the russian forum), the drivers were fully recognized. I don't know how to revert it back. What should I do? I already tried uninstalling, reinstalling drivers. But no luck. Tomorrow, I will try to check if the drivers will be recognized on other computers.

Maybe you need to remove the digital signature check, that worked for my PC

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I installed the doogee ROM and I can say that is better than stock,fast and smooth

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Maybe you need to remove the digital signature check, that worked for my PC

Doesn't work
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