[GUIDE] [step-by-step] ROOT the Yoga 8/10 running KitKat [4.4.2]

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MajorD.

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NOTE: This guide is kinda outdated and I won't promise that it will work on the newer KK versions Lenovo pushed out. Look at the end of the Thread to find some working ways, im gonna update the OP soon.

Hello everyone,

This is a guide about Rooting the Yoga 8/10 running on KitKat.


As you may noticed, Framaroot, Kingoroot, etc. don't work on Yoga tablet with KitKat anymore. So I made this guide.

I know that this method isn't the best, but its a beginning. It may look long, but I really did it step-by-step so everyone should understand.

I'll uses the chinese Vroot application, but you gonna have SuperSu later.


Standard Disclaimer:
Your warranty is now void.
I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, or any other issues that may arise from following this Guide !



What you will need:



-A PC running Windows with an Internet connection (XP and above)

-Vroot (Chinese application for rooting)

-Some files (links are beside the respective steps.)

-Yoga 8 or 10 running on Android 4.4 (KitKat)

-About 10-25 minutes time



Step-by-Step tutorial:


1.) First of all, download the newest Version of Vroot. Don't install it.
---> http://soft.mgyun.com/files/products/vRoot/1000/2014/1896285952/VRoot_1.7.7.7592_Setup.exe

2.) Connect your Yoga tablet to your PC

3.) Activate USB-Debugging on your Yoga

4.) Activate the virtual CD-Drive and install the drivers from it (If you connect your Tablet to the PC a Menu with various options will came up, there you find it.)

5.) Download this: http://www.w0lfdroid.com/2013/11/How-to-Remove-Replace-VRoot-Chinese-superuser-with-SuperSU.html and put the mrw folder to your Internal Storage of your Yoga.

6.) Install a Terminal Emulator on you Yoga 10, you gonna need it later. (I recommend this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm)

7.) (optional) Disconnect your PC from the Internet. (Why?: -> http://androidnews.co.in/2013/11/08/psa-use-kingo-root-vroot-root-android-device/)

8.) Install Vroot, which you had downloaded before. (Well, the Chinese symbols may confuse you, just click the right button all the time)

9.) Start Vroot. It will now detect your Yoga 10. Wait a bit then press "ROOT"

10.) Your Tablet will reboot 1-3 times, it's normal, dont worry.

11.) Your Yoga is now rooted. But these crappy Chinese root apps are now installed. The next steps will remove them and will install SuperSu instead.

12.) Open up Terminal emulator. Grant superuser permissions to it (right button)

13.) Now type:

Code:
su

then press enter. Then type:

Code:
sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh

(This will deinstall the chinese SuperUser and install SuperSU.)

14.) Reboot your device.

15.) Deinstall all the chinese apps.

16.) Start SuperSU to download the newest binary

17.) Reboot again

18.) Now your Yoga 8/10 Tablet is Rooted ! Congratulations !



Any suggestions or questions are welcome. Please remember that this is one of my first Rooting guides, and my english isn't very good.


:highfive:Remember to press the THANKS button if I helped you, or if you find this guide useful.:good:
 
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aikhung

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1. NEVER quote the whole op

2. It must be the chinese Version, since it is more updated

Sent from my Toaster using cheese bagels.

I use the latest Chinese version of Vroot application to root my Yoga Tablet last week after upgrade to kitkat.

As it will be difficult for most of use to use Chinese Vroot application, that is the reasons to share the English Vroot link.
But thanks for informing us that the English version is updated and unable to root Yoga Kitkat OS.

You step by step guide is very useful to root Yoga 8/10 tablet with Kitkat.

I use the step No 5 link to replace my Vroot Chinese super user with normal super user application.
It work for me.

Thnaks.
 

Chanisco

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Heard Reset

I request your help - reset heard By doing yoga in 8/10 with a combination of on and sound +, the Chinese language appears, but there must be another key combination to change this language - I could do it once and now do not.
 
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MajorD.

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Nov 26, 2013
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I request your help - reset heard By doing yoga in 8/10 with a combination of on and sound +, the Chinese language appears, but there must be another key combination to change this language - I could do it once and now do not.



Im sorry, but i can't really figure out what your problem is.

If you're trying to get into the recovery mode, this thread isn't the right place for you. Post your question/problem in the Q&A section and try to use proper english so everybody can understand you.

Regards,

MajorD.
 

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    NOTE: This guide is kinda outdated and I won't promise that it will work on the newer KK versions Lenovo pushed out. Look at the end of the Thread to find some working ways, im gonna update the OP soon.

    Hello everyone,

    This is a guide about Rooting the Yoga 8/10 running on KitKat.


    As you may noticed, Framaroot, Kingoroot, etc. don't work on Yoga tablet with KitKat anymore. So I made this guide.

    I know that this method isn't the best, but its a beginning. It may look long, but I really did it step-by-step so everyone should understand.

    I'll uses the chinese Vroot application, but you gonna have SuperSu later.


    Standard Disclaimer:
    Your warranty is now void.
    I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, or any other issues that may arise from following this Guide !



    What you will need:



    -A PC running Windows with an Internet connection (XP and above)

    -Vroot (Chinese application for rooting)

    -Some files (links are beside the respective steps.)

    -Yoga 8 or 10 running on Android 4.4 (KitKat)

    -About 10-25 minutes time



    Step-by-Step tutorial:


    1.) First of all, download the newest Version of Vroot. Don't install it.
    ---> http://soft.mgyun.com/files/products/vRoot/1000/2014/1896285952/VRoot_1.7.7.7592_Setup.exe

    2.) Connect your Yoga tablet to your PC

    3.) Activate USB-Debugging on your Yoga

    4.) Activate the virtual CD-Drive and install the drivers from it (If you connect your Tablet to the PC a Menu with various options will came up, there you find it.)

    5.) Download this: http://www.w0lfdroid.com/2013/11/How-to-Remove-Replace-VRoot-Chinese-superuser-with-SuperSU.html and put the mrw folder to your Internal Storage of your Yoga.

    6.) Install a Terminal Emulator on you Yoga 10, you gonna need it later. (I recommend this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm)

    7.) (optional) Disconnect your PC from the Internet. (Why?: -> http://androidnews.co.in/2013/11/08/psa-use-kingo-root-vroot-root-android-device/)

    8.) Install Vroot, which you had downloaded before. (Well, the Chinese symbols may confuse you, just click the right button all the time)

    9.) Start Vroot. It will now detect your Yoga 10. Wait a bit then press "ROOT"

    10.) Your Tablet will reboot 1-3 times, it's normal, dont worry.

    11.) Your Yoga is now rooted. But these crappy Chinese root apps are now installed. The next steps will remove them and will install SuperSu instead.

    12.) Open up Terminal emulator. Grant superuser permissions to it (right button)

    13.) Now type:

    Code:
    su

    then press enter. Then type:

    Code:
    sh /sdcard/mrw/root.sh

    (This will deinstall the chinese SuperUser and install SuperSU.)

    14.) Reboot your device.

    15.) Deinstall all the chinese apps.

    16.) Start SuperSU to download the newest binary

    17.) Reboot again

    18.) Now your Yoga 8/10 Tablet is Rooted ! Congratulations !



    Any suggestions or questions are welcome. Please remember that this is one of my first Rooting guides, and my english isn't very good.


    :highfive:Remember to press the THANKS button if I helped you, or if you find this guide useful.:good:
    5
    Another easyway to root
    Install this apk from here
    http://www.shuame.com/m/root.html#
    This will install also Kinguser
    After reboot you will gain root !!!
    Then you can install Supeuser and you will gain root through Kinguser / and install updated su binaries.
    Reboot and unistall Kinguser
    3
    xterminater07
    It's Intel))
    I posted here rooted system.img for yoga2 13 inch. Flash it and enjoy.. (today i will do for 830L )
    http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?s=&showtopic=613102&view=findpost&p=35452702
    Download Rooted .mg
    1. Install drivers Intel https://yadi.sk/d/BQDlz3kVcHK7p
    2. Install PhoneFlashTool https://yadi.sk/d/6YDc4AnFcHJyB
    3. Activate debugUSB and flash system.img
    2
    Thank you! I like the tablet more when it's rooted;)







    You step by step guide is very useful to root Yoga 8/10 tablet with Kitkat.

    I use the step No 5 link to replace my Vroot Chinese super user with normal super user application.
    It work for me.

    Thnaks.



    Always remember to press the THANKS button, guys ! ;)
    2
    Works on my lenovo yoga 10 wifi model only.
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