All about - Lenovo A5500-F

bumba1

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i have that tablet but its not rooted and dont wish to root as use for sky-go so please advise best way to make firmware copy and i will try to help
 

terra_zg

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Oct 17, 2015
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:good: :D
Could you please check if your ROM build number is A5500F_A442_000_029_150408_ROW

Anyway, even without root you'd probably be able to locate and send me the relevant apk/odex files if you have ES File Explorer or similar tool on you device (at least, I can do that on my unrooted samsung device). This might be a trial-and-error procedure, as I've never done it before, but if you're willing to try, I am too.

And thanks for the offer, whatever comes out of it :p
 

ryoshouza

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Magelang
Lenovo IdeaTab A8-5500-f BOOTLOP

Hi master ,
I have problems with this tablet , Lenovo IdeaTab A8-50 I just restart, I tried to enter recovery to wipe data remain always restart. can only enter fastboot . I tried to flash , but the tablet is not readable on pc . if you have a solution ?? help me :( , thank you very much . sorry i use translate
 

Art 7Z

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Nov 18, 2015
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Stock boot animation

Hello,
Could you please upload the stock boot animation of the Lenovo A8 A5500-F?
Cause last night I changed it and was kinda excited and didn't back up the stock (Original) boot animation either I renamed it to : bootanimation.zipbak
The bad thing is that the Rom Toolbox Pro didn't warn me that I'll lose it and that I need to make a backup. And I kinda want the original back so it wouldn't missing from my tab.
Although is there any problem if it will be missing or there could be any problems in the long run? Cause after a reboot last night it jammed on the lockscreen but I've pressed sound button down (-) & power button and it rebooted normally and it seems to be working just fine. I would appreciate if someone help me with this. I also need help in couple of other things and I can help with any files that someone may need from this device.
Thank you in advance ☺?
 

lqwe

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Jul 29, 2013
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Where these roms can be found for download?
A5500F_A442_000_027_141207_ROW
A5500F_A442_000_029_150408_ROW

Previously my rom was A422_000_024_140328_ROW and when I tried to upgrade over OTA the update failed and tablet has bricked. At the moment it's flashed with A442_000_013_140526_ROW from the lenovo-russia forum be there is no new update over OTA.
 

legosrock8282

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Mar 8, 2015
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Hi, I had one of these rooted, and I tried to update it, which led to an error and now my device is bricked.

I tried following your instructions to unbrick, but I have been unsuccessful.

Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Thanks alot :)
 

theyam_yam

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Sep 26, 2012
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Same

Hi, I had one of these rooted, and I tried to update it, which led to an error and now my device is bricked.

I tried following your instructions to unbrick, but I have been unsuccessful.

Any help would be greatly appreciate.
Thanks alot :)
I have TWRP installed and I can access the recovery, but it won't boot past it. Also the flash method fails.
 

jonnytk

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Apr 8, 2013
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a5500f ota update

hello, i have this tablet i rooted it now the ota update fails. anybody know how to get the ota update on rooted tablet. i tried factory reset didnt work.
 

Zoidiano0

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the factory reset does nothig to the system partition so if u have root an install xposed framework its going to fail
i used to have the same problem so i copy the update file from the sd card ( or whatever is placed ) and open it an and edit the update-script file
by deleting the security checks

if u can please upload the update file
and i can show u the lines that u need to edit and to have a backup of the file to use for other people
 

Zoidiano0

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Anyone have any idea's about this fault? It's still not flashing so I can't restore to stock. Please help.
its the same problem that i have
i try to flash he system with flash tool but not work stops at 28-33% and never works that i did was buy a new mainboard
cuz sees like the memory chip is just bad

i even try be uploading a older backup but nothing work
the only think that i can do is install all the partitions but no the system one

now that my tablet is up and running again i'm going to keep trying to port cyanogenmod to it :D :D
 
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jonnytk

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the factory reset does nothig to the system partition so if u have root an install xposed framework its going to fail
i used to have the same problem so i copy the update file from the sd card ( or whatever is placed ) and open it an and edit the update-script file
by deleting the security checks

if u can please upload the update file
and i can show u the lines that u need to edit and to have a backup of the file to use for other people
found update don't know how to upload to here, found a file called security do i delete it
 
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theyam_yam

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Sep 26, 2012
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its the same problem that i have
i try to flash he system with flash tool but not work stops at 28-33% and never works that i did was buy a new mainboard
cuz sees like the memory chip is just bad

i even try be uploading a older backup but nothing work
the only think that i can do is install all the partitions but no the system one

now that my tablet is up and running again i'm going to keep trying to port cyanogenmod to it :D :D
Please hurry, cyanogen would be amazing and hopefully solve my problems. :good::good::good::good:
 

kinah

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Mar 23, 2016
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hello i am facing challenge with the drivers can you please give me the files, i have tried so many versions even from mtk but the drivers are not working. On the tab i just need to root it only??? or i need to put in recovery?
 

Zeitkind

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Feb 8, 2016
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Well, yeah, anything other than the broken original 4.4.2 ROM would be nice. Lenovo never fixed the WIFI problems many owners have. I tried several access points, tried proxies, tried without WPA/WPA2, tried with IPv6 off, .. still no luck. After a few minutes WIFI keeps dropping off and using the tablet is just a pita. As there will be no new ROM from Lenovo (and no Andoid 5.x) I already decided that this will be my last product from Lenovo. But I already have 3 of those A5500, so any progress will be nice.
 

Zeitkind

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Feb 8, 2016
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Finally found a solution for my constantly dropping wifi connections.
After searching for months now and trying _a_lot_, I stumbled upon a post somewhere about a different model of Lenovo - and a fix. Seems that Kitkat & Lenovo has a problem with AES encryption and WPA2. Switching to the more unsafe WPA & TKIP my connection is now stable for several days. I use an old Dlink AP for this and it is connected to my DMZ network. For I use this tablets just for surfing the net and such, it's not a problem for me to seperate that WPA/TKIP-WiFi and my Lenovo A5500's from my LAN.
But a newer firmware would be nice nevertheless - prob. with a fix for this AES-problem. Many newer home routers and access points can't switch back to the older WPA/TKIP-encryption, so it's a fix - but not for everyone I guess.
 

tagilbo

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May 31, 2012
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My daughter in law has updated the a5500-f (untouched) and the process is failed. (switch on->lenovo logo->android figure with some red something- with "no command" line under it.)
Now can't boot the device, but it can reach factory-recovery.
The MTP, and fastboot not work. (code 10, the computer cant't reach the tablet).
What can i do with it?
Maybe it have ADB-connection. Isn't some update zip, which i can push to device via adb?
Sry for bad english.
Thanks.