This is for the Lenovo P2a42 only! Do not flash on the Lenovo P2c72!
WARNING: Rooting The Lenovo P2 with SuperSu currently works only in System-Mode, which prevents you from installing OTA Updates!
INFO: Follow the full rooting steps below, in order, to allow system modifications!
WHAT IS TWRP?
Oh come on, you know what it is - don't try to fool me!
In case you're serious, though...
Team Win Recovery Project is a custom recovery for Android devices.
It allows you to back up and restore your data, flash custom ROMs to your device, repair broken file systems, and root your device.
Read more about TWRP here: https://twrp.me/about/
You can find the Official Download here (Version: 3.2.1-0): recommended!
You can find the Pre-Official Download here:Currently no Pre-Official!
See Post #3
This is the download link, for instructions on how to flash it, see below.
You can find up to date fastboot & adb binaries here!
FULL STEPS FOR OBTAINING ROOT
Follow these instructions until someone nice comes along and makes a video from them (without ads):
[LIST=1][*]Extract/ install adb & fastboot to your computer.
[*]Download TWRP for Lenovo P2 (P2a42).
[*]In your ROM, go to Settings -> About device. Tap 8 times on Build number to enable Developer options.
[*]Now go to Settings -> Developer options. (above About device)
You need to enable OEM unlock, otherwise you might end up with boot problems or be unable to flash later on.
Once you tap the unlock the bootloader it will ask you to formally submit the request, when you accepted the void warranty thing you will have to wait 14 days.
[*] After 14 days . Reboot your device into fastboot mode. To do this, (adb reboot-bootloader) or select reboot from the power menu and hold the [Volume Down] + [Power] buttons while your device reboots or boots from power off.
[*]Once you're in fastboot mode, you need to unlock your bootloader. To do this, run this command:
fastboot oem unlock
WARNING: Unlocking your bootloader will erase all userdata on the device! Your device will be completely reset to factory defaults!
[*]Once your bootloader is unlocked, you're ready to flash TWRP. To do this, run these commands in order:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
fastboot boot twrp.img
[*]At this point, you will reach the screen asking you if you want to allow system modifications.
By swiping right, you will trigger system modifications for TWRP and TWRP will be installed permanently!
If you are going to root your device and follow the rest of these steps, then it is safe to swipe right and enable modifications.
[*]If your device asks for a password to mount internal storage, and your password doesn't work or you haven't set one, see below under known issues for a fix!
[*]If you want to be rooted see Post #2:
To update TWRP, simply download the new twrp.img on your phone, then boot into your current TWRP and flash it.
To flash a twrp.img, navigate to [Install] -> [Flash Image] -> select your twrp.img -> [x] Recovery -> Flash!
After that, just use [Reboot] -> [Recovery] to reboot into the updated TWRP.
- v3.0.3-0 (beta) - Initial public beta v1 release.
- v3.0.3-0 (beta) - public beta v2 release.
- Enable double-tap to wake in recovery
- Fixed MTP Issues
- v3.0.3-0 (Official) - public release.
- fix device name for update.zip's
- 3.1.1-0 (Official) - Official release.
- Completely rebased on Nougat
- Included OTA support.
- 3.1.1-1 (Official) - Official release.
- Fix "Format Data" when using default (f2fs)
- Enabled OTA support.
- 3.2.1-0 (Official) - Official release.
- TWRP base Android 8.1
- MTP support
- USB OTG storage support
- Hardware Qualcomm-based full-disk encryption support
- f2fs file system support (read, write, format, backup & restore)
- exFAT file system support (read, write, format)
- ADB root
- Full SELinux support
- Built in android 8.1 tree
- SuperSU will only work by default in System-Mode because the data partition is F2FS! (by default from Lenovo)
- SuperSu's Systemless Mode will work when the data partition is changed to EXT4!
DECRYPTION NOT WORKING?
If your device isn't decrypting in TWRP, chances are you set a boot up password.
You can solve this by disabling your boot up password in your device OS's settings.
By disabling your password your OS will rewrite your crypto key to be compatible with TWRP and TWRP will decrypt with the default password.
WHY DOES F2FS MAKE TWRP SO SLOW?
When TWRP boots up or wipes partitions and a few other scenarios, it checks each partition to see how much disk space is used. Ext4 handles disk usage calls quite efficiently and will finish this very fast. F2FS on the other hand is very slow when it comes to checking disk usage. We're unsure why this is. Every file on the F2FS formatted partition adds a little more time, and a device that is 30 GB full could take up to 10 minutes to boot TWRP!
I suggest switching your data partition to ext4 - all the f2fs hype is merely from benchmarks that don't actually represent real world use (ie. you're not writing thousands of files per second)
For someone who doesn't do lots of write access to their data partition, ext4 can actually be advantageous (it has faster access times and reads!)
CONTACT & SUPPORT
You can find TeamWin on IRC at #twrp on chat.freenode.net.
You can also post in this thread and I will attempt to answer any questions you may have.
TWRP: https://github.com/omnirom/android_bootable_recovery (android-7.1)
Device tree: https://github.com/Celoxocis/android...ovo_kuntao_row (android-7.1)
Gerrit for TWRP: http://gerrit.omnirom.org/
Gerrit for officially supported devices: http://gerrit.twrp.me/
Team Win Recovery Project for the Lenovo P2, Tool/Utility for the Lenovo P2
celoxocis, Maintainer & Developer
Gilotto, Closed Beta Tester
HaJeeEs, Closed Beta Tester
Current Official Version: 3.2.1-0
Official Release Date: 2017-12-09
Last Updated 2017-12-17
Initial Beta Release v1: 57
Initial Beta Release v2: 20
Official Version: It's Over 5000!
So you are generation Y? too much to read or you don't real at all? Prefer a video? Head over to Youtube!
Video Tutorials on Youtube for Systemless Mode ROOT METHOD
How to ROOT LENOVO P2 | Install TWRP Recovery | Works on Marshmallow Only
How to ROOT Lenovo P2 with Android Nougat | Lenovo P2 Root Tutorial
Thanks to TechXplicit
----- General Information -----
Here is an info for everyone patiently waiting and want to help in any way possible for the Project "Official LineageOS for the Lenovo P2".
All donations which are send to me (TWRP appreciation donations)
Will be put forward to buy new PC components/hardware for Mike (Official LineageOS developer)
He is developing and working on an 8+ Year old PC and i think we all can agree that an upgrade would be an amazing way to show our collective appreciation to him and keep him motivated on the project.
Donation Link, please see my signature!