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By stympy, Senior Member on 2nd August 2014, 07:39 AM
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Hi all. I will try to write an tutorial for all who want to root your new update firmware.
First lets consider that you have updated your firmware and booted at least one time.
Now what we need is: one PC,cable to conect your phone to PC, and 2 tools: TWRP 2.7.1.1 for KK and Superuser or SuperSU at least 2.16, no less.

Lets begin.
1. Connect your phone to your PC and install phone drivers correctly.
2. Copy superuser.zip or SuperSU on your SDCARD. Remember: only one is good. DO NOT FLASH BOTH. Flash the one you like.
3. Disconnect your phone from PC.
4. Extract files from TWRP 2.7.1.1 or the newest one TWRP 2.8.4.0 rev 2 archive on some folder on your PC.(Remember the folder )
5. In your folder that you extracted your archive you should find recovery.img and one scatter file.
6. Now you must have this FlashTool - SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119 or SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1352.01. Not Optional.
7. Power Off your phone.
8. After power off your phone open FlahTool and browse for the scatter file your folder where are the recovery.img and scatter file.
9. Now comes the tricky part .
10. Load the scatter file and mark DA DL with check sum in SP Flash Tool v3. In SP Flash Tool v 5 dont need. They are allready selected. Recovery.img should appear checked.
10.1. I have updated the post with some custom scatter files for 4GB and 8GB Firmware. Iff you get diferent errors when you flash the recovery file use this custom scatter files.
11. Press Download NOT FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
12. Now, just now plug the cabble on your phone. Download should start and a green circle should appear.
13. After this you should have custom recovery TWRP installed.
14. Then boot directly to recovery your phone by pressing power with vol + and vol - butons together. Not Optional!
15. From TWRP flash Superuser.zip or SuperSU 2.xx. SuperSU is fixed. Works fine now.
16. Voila you have your KitKat rooted.
17. Now go to Magazin Play and download an RootChecker app and verify.

Hope this helped. For me worked with no mistake.
Waiting for feedback.

Update:
I have uploaded TWRP Corrected by Javum. Thanks Javum. And it is working on ROW 226 and 227 tested personaly by installing patches, superuser and making backups.


Sent from my Lenovo P780

SP Flash Tool_v.3 and v.5
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2nd August 2014, 01:58 PM |#2  
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Hi all. I will try to write an tutorial for all who want to root your new update firmware.
First lets consider that you have updated your firmware and booted at least one time.
Now what we need is: one PC,cable to conect your phone to PC, and 2 tools: TWRP 2.7.1.1 for KK and Superuser.

Lets begin.
1. Connect your phone to your PC and install phone drivers correctly.
2. Copy superuser.zip on your SDCARD.
3. Disconnect your phone from PC.
4. Extract files from TWRP 2.7.1.1 archive on some folder on your PC.(Remember the folder )
5. In your folder that you extracted your archive you should find recovery.img and one scatter file.
6. Now you must have the latest FlashTool.
7. Power Off your phone.
8. After power off your phone open FlahTool and browse for the scatter file your folder where are the recovery.img and scatter file.
9. Now comes the tricky part .
10. Load the scatter file and mark DA DL with check sum. Recovery.img should appear checked.
11. Press Download NOT FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
12. Now, just now plug the cabble on your phone. Download should start and a green circle should appear.
13. After this you should have custom recovery TWRP installed.
14. Reboot at least once. Then reboot to recovery by powering off your phone and restart with vol + - and power butons pressed.
15. From TWRP flash Superuser.zip.
16. Voila you have your KitKat rooted.
17. Now go to Magazin Play and download an RootChecker app and verify.

Hope this helped. For me worked with no mistake.
Waiting for feedback.

Sent from my Lenovo P780 using LiFe v.07 and TWRP 2.6.3.0.

This method did not work i got this error
"pmt changed for the rom it must be downloaded"
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This method did not work i got this error
"pmt changed for the rom it must be downloaded"

Try to use Firmware Upgrade buton.
Or: You need to edit the file MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt section USRDATA 0x48d80000 on USRDATA 0x58980000.
Waiting for feedback.

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1. Connect your phone to your PC and install phone drivers correctly.
2. Copy superuser.zip on your SDCARD.
3. Disconnect your phone from PC.
4. Extract files from TWRP 2.7.1.1 archive on some folder on your PC.(Remember the folder )
5. In your folder that you extracted your archive you should find recovery.img and one scatter file.
6. Now you must have this FlashTool - SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119. Not Optional.
7. Power Off your phone.
8. After power off your phone open FlahTool and browse for the scatter file your folder where are the recovery.img and scatter file.
9. Now comes the tricky part .
10. Load the scatter file and mark DA DL with check sum. Recovery.img should appear checked.
11. Press Download NOT FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
12. Now, just now plug the cabble on your phone. Download should start and a green circle should appear.
13. After this you should have custom recovery TWRP installed.
14. Reboot at least once. Then reboot to recovery by powering off your phone and restart with vol + - and power butons pressed.
15. From TWRP flash Superuser.zip.
16. Voila you have your KitKat rooted.
17. Now go to Magazin Play and download an RootChecker app and verify.

Point no 12 doesn't work with me, Anything I should know?
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1. Connect your phone to your PC and install phone drivers correctly.
2. Copy superuser.zip on your SDCARD.
3. Disconnect your phone from PC.
4. Extract files from TWRP 2.7.1.1 archive on some folder on your PC.(Remember the folder )
5. In your folder that you extracted your archive you should find recovery.img and one scatter file.
6. Now you must have this FlashTool - SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119. Not Optional.
7. Power Off your phone.
8. After power off your phone open FlahTool and browse for the scatter file your folder where are the recovery.img and scatter file.
9. Now comes the tricky part .
10. Load the scatter file and mark DA DL with check sum. Recovery.img should appear checked.
11. Press Download NOT FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
12. Now, just now plug the cabble on your phone. Download should start and a green circle should appear.
13. After this you should have custom recovery TWRP installed.
14. Reboot at least once. Then reboot to recovery by powering off your phone and restart with vol + - and power butons pressed.
15. From TWRP flash Superuser.zip.
16. Voila you have your KitKat rooted.
17. Now go to Magazin Play and download an RootChecker app and verify.

Point no 12 doesn't work with me, Anything I should know?

If the 12 point doesn't work it means that you don't have the driver installed or installed correctly. Check the drivers.

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7th August 2014, 07:46 PM |#6  
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Unhappy all steps are done but not succsses
Hallo... IN my lenovo p780 with officaly updated android 4.4.2 and not rooted phone .I fallow all steps carrectly as u discribed after press download button when I connect my switched off phone I got mtp error than I edit scatter file user data as describe in comment section after that I press download and connect my p780 switched of all process done smuthaly I got green circles that's mean I am done after that I switched on phone and switched off phone for boot in recovery I press vol+ vol- and power buttons but their is not twrp recovery option ..only stock recovery option .
Pls help bro ...what I am doing wrong?. Or any other way to do this ?
Thanks for this wonderful tutorial.
8th August 2014, 02:46 PM |#7  
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Hi all. I will try to write an tutorial for all who want to root your new update firmware.
First lets consider that you have updated your firmware and booted at least one time.
Now what we need is: one PC,cable to conect your phone to PC, and 2 tools: TWRP 2.7.1.1 for KK and Superuser.

Lets begin.
1. Connect your phone to your PC and install phone drivers correctly.
2. Copy superuser.zip on your SDCARD.
3. Disconnect your phone from PC.
4. Extract files from TWRP 2.7.1.1 archive on some folder on your PC.(Remember the folder  )
5. In your folder that you extracted your archive you should find recovery.img and one scatter file.
6. Now you must have this FlashTool - SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119. Not Optional.
7. Power Off your phone.
8. After power off your phone open FlahTool and browse for the scatter file your folder where are the recovery.img and scatter file.
9. Now comes the tricky part .
10. Load the scatter file and mark DA DL with check sum. Recovery.img should appear checked.
11. Press Download NOT FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
12. Now, just now plug the cabble on your phone. Download should start and a green circle should appear.
13. After this you should have custom recovery TWRP installed.
14. Reboot at least once. Then reboot to recovery by powering off your phone and restart with vol + - and power butons pressed.
15. From TWRP flash Superuser.zip.
16. Voila you have your KitKat rooted.
17. Now go to Magazin Play and download an RootChecker app and verify.

Hope this helped. For me worked with no mistake.
Waiting for feedback. 

Update:
I have uploadet TWRP Corrected by Javum. Thanks Javum. And it is working on ROW 221 tested personaly by installing patches, superuser and making backups.

Sent from my Lenovo P780 using LiFe v.07 and TWRP 2.6.3.0.

Sent from my Lenovo P780 using XDA Free mobile app


I have not rooted lenovo p780 official updated to android 4.4.2 s221 OK I want root my phone I try every thing like pharma root. One click root ;rescue root;vroot ;kingoroot;and many other which I don't remember but not success ..OK than I try to follow your method ...first when I connect my switched off phone downloading process start after red bar complete I got mtp error
Then I edit scatter file user data section as u mansion in comments sections after that download has done withouts error I got green circle that's mean I am done ... OK I disconnect phone from computer and power on than switched off for boot in recovery ... I press power button + vol up and down together but their is ...
NOT TWRP RECOVERY .. only stock android recovery huuh what I do now ..where I am wrong any suggestion plz help
And thanks for this wonder full tutorial.
8th August 2014, 06:22 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by pu04

Hi all. I will try to write an tutorial for all who want to root your new update firmware.
First lets consider that you have updated your firmware and booted at least one time.
Now what we need is: one PC,cable to conect your phone to PC, and 2 tools: TWRP 2.7.1.1 for KK and Superuser.

Lets begin.
1. Connect your phone to your PC and install phone drivers correctly.
2. Copy superuser.zip on your SDCARD.
3. Disconnect your phone from PC.
4. Extract files from TWRP 2.7.1.1 archive on some folder on your PC.(Remember the folder  )
5. In your folder that you extracted your archive you should find recovery.img and one scatter file.
6. Now you must have this FlashTool - SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119. Not Optional.
7. Power Off your phone.
8. After power off your phone open FlahTool and browse for the scatter file your folder where are the recovery.img and scatter file.
9. Now comes the tricky part .
10. Load the scatter file and mark DA DL with check sum. Recovery.img should appear checked.
11. Press Download NOT FIRMWARE UPGRADE.
12. Now, just now plug the cabble on your phone. Download should start and a green circle should appear.
13. After this you should have custom recovery TWRP installed.
14. Reboot at least once. Then reboot to recovery by powering off your phone and restart with vol + - and power butons pressed.
15. From TWRP flash Superuser.zip.
16. Voila you have your KitKat rooted.
17. Now go to Magazin Play and download an RootChecker app and verify.

Hope this helped. For me worked with no mistake.
Waiting for feedback. 

Update:
I have uploadet TWRP Corrected by Javum. Thanks Javum. And it is working on ROW 221 tested personaly by installing patches, superuser and making backups.

Sent from my Lenovo P780 using LiFe v.07 and TWRP 2.6.3.0.

Sent from my Lenovo P780 using XDA Free mobile app


I have not rooted lenovo p780 official updated to android 4.4.2 s221 OK I want root my phone I try every thing like pharma root. One click root ;rescue root;vroot ;kingoroot;and many other which I don't remember but not success ..OK than I try to follow your method ...first when I connect my switched off phone downloading process start after red bar complete I got mtp error
Then I edit scatter file user data section as u mansion in comments sections after that download has done withouts error I got green circle that's mean I am done ... OK I disconnect phone from computer and power on than switched off for boot in recovery ... I press power button + vol up and down together but their is ...
NOT TWRP RECOVERY .. only stock android recovery huuh what I do now ..where I am wrong any suggestion plz help
And thanks for this wonder full tutorial.

By any chance is your phone made in 2014 ?
Then if it is use preloader. Check preloader and try this one.
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Its one year old phone ..with jelly bin 4.2.2 now I updated to 4.4.4 originally by ota ..I want to root it actually in mtk toot its show this massage `` ATTENTION! File /system/recovery-from-boot.p which restore factory recovery in case of phone switching on in a normal mode Is Found!
I don't know but I think its affect ..can u pls explain it what's this mean.

Thanks for reply ...I try with bootloder next day

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Will it work on S214 also or should i instal S221 for my phone
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Will it work on S214 also or should i instal S221 for my phone

For me worked on both.

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