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[GUIDE] Yoga Tab 3 10.1 YT3-X50F - TWRP and ROOT

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labateca

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Thanks. I downloaded it and followed the instruction. It didn't work exactly the way you mentioned.
The zip file contains 3 folders. I had to copy the content of "Maincode" folder in the adb folder and then execute the codes.
I had problems after running "8909_fastboot_all_images.bat" file. It only restarted the devices. So some time after several tries I restarted the devices by holding the buttons and it finally did the magic.

Later OTA updater notified that there was a new update to "YT3-X50F_S000123_181225_ROW" which obviously I couldn't install because of TWRP.
Learning from experience I googled it and luckily found it on "lolinet" (Since I'm a new member I can't post links). Following your instructions everything went smoothly.
Hope others find this useful.


Did you find the OTA.zip to be applied using TRWP? Or you make it stock, and then apply all the updates?
 

dev.tejasb

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Jul 14, 2020
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Hey I'm interested

I'm working on a stock based rom for the x50f if anyone still has any interest

Can anyone help me !
I had also made a stock based ROM for this. It installs through TWRP without any errors but stucks at Lenovo boot logo.
What I have and I have done :
- Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10" X50L
- Unlocked bootloader and installed TWRP
- Made a stock based ROM for this device and flashed (No errors so far :D)
- But problem starts from here !
- I rebooted to system but it stucks at Lenovo boot logo never starts
- Though I could boot to bootloader or TWRP successfully to restore the backup
Any help will be appreciated
Thanks in advance :)
 

Jobin791

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Jul 24, 2020
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for those who've been looking for a ROM with GAPPS i've found files and a method to install.

REQUIREMENTS:
UNLOCKED/UNLOCKABLE BOOTLOADER & ENABLED USB DEBUGGING ON TABLET FROM DEV OPTIONS!!!
lenovo ROW ROM: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=11410963190603888989 (from xda user deadman96385)
packsparseimg.exe from this post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software-hacking/easy-unpack-systemxx-img-firmware-t3583543
adb/fastboot on computer

METHOD:
1. unzip ROM into adb directory (no subfolders)

2. put packsparseimg.exe into adb folder

3. (from: https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-24545.html)
open command prompt window in adb folder and run the following commands (wait for each one to finish before starting the next one):

Code:
packsparseimg -t system
Code:
packsparseimg -t cache
Code:
packsparseimg -t userdata

rename the generated .raw files as .img files. they're ready for flashing now

4. if you haven't already unlocked your bootloader and enabled usb debugging THEN DO IT NOW.

5. turn on tablet and connect to computer as normal - no special qpst connection method needed

6. on computer, go into folder with all the extracted files and find 8909_fastboot_all_images.bat

if all goes well then ROM should be installed successfully

i tried QPST/QFIL methods for HOURS and either firehose or sahara would fail... and i was tearing my hair out until i found this workaround method

hope you enjoy :)

This is my first time trying to root or anything and I'm stuck right at the end. As far as I can tell I successfully got TWRP on the tablet and everything but after running 8909_fastboot_all_images.bat my tablet is now stuck loading into recovery mode. When it ran multiple times I got "target reported max download size of 262144000 bytes Invalid sparse file format at header magi". Maybe I didn't install ADB properly? Also related, how would I now get into TWRP to access the backup I made? Hopefully this isn't too complex and someone can help out, I haven't done any real programming or computer work in 6 years so this was a struggle haha.
 

diagonals

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Jul 20, 2013
21
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This is my first time trying to root or anything and I'm stuck right at the end. As far as I can tell I successfully got TWRP on the tablet and everything but after running 8909_fastboot_all_images.bat my tablet is now stuck loading into recovery mode. When it ran multiple times I got "target reported max download size of 262144000 bytes Invalid sparse file format at header magi". Maybe I didn't install ADB properly? Also related, how would I now get into TWRP to access the backup I made? Hopefully this isn't too complex and someone can help out, I haven't done any real programming or computer work in 6 years so this was a struggle haha.

did packsparseimg work correctly on the rom files before you attempted to flash them? that would be my best guess.

as for twrp, your backups should be in a folder either on the sd card or internal storage of your tablet. good luck!
 

TheST4RL

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Oct 14, 2013
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Does anyone has some steps on how to build TWRP for this device from source? I'd like to try to port LineageOS to this device.
 

intolko

Member
Dec 9, 2014
17
2
Hello there!
Because there is not much about this procedure for this version I leave a tutorial that has worked very well for me.

Warning:
Backup all your data first, because when unlocking the bootloader of the device, it will reset to factory defaults and delete/erase all!
This guide is for people who understand the risks of flashing and is totally under your responsibility!
Before doing anything at all, read this post carefuly!

Requirements:
- Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10.1 YT3-X50F (I don't know if this method runs on other versions)
- SO: Android 6.0.1
- ADB Fastboot
- TWRP Recovery v3.0.2.7 for YT3-X50F
- Magisk v14.0 or SuperSU

Links:
15 seconds ADB Installer v1.4.3: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979
TWRP v3.0.2.7: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6_OCYqbEKIac25wcjh6ZUFyZTA/view?usp=sharing
Magisk v14.0: http://tiny.cc/latestmagisk
Chainfires SuperSU: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/supersu/download/zip/SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip

Steps:
1.- Enable "Developer Options" on your tablet :
Go to Settings / About this device / Tap 7 times on "Build Number"
2.- Go to Settings / Develper Options / enable "OEM Unlock" and "USB Debugging"
3.- Install on PC "ADB-Setup-1.4..3"
4.- Connect the Tablet to your PC via USB
5.- Extract twrp.img in TWRP folder in your PC and enter it
6.- Open a command prompt (CMD window) inside that folder (Shift + Right click)
7.- Check if all works: type "adb devices" (without quots). If OK the answer shows a serial number.
8.- Then type: "adb reboot bootloader"
9.- Check again with: "fastboot devices"
10.- Finally: "fastboot oem unlock-go" (it will reset the device and erase everything, including your internal storage)
9.- Copy Magisk or SuperSU in microSD or internal storage
10.- Check again: "adb devices"
11.- Fastboot mode: "adb reboot bootloader"
12.- Check again: "fastboot devices"
13.- Flash custom recovery: "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img"
14.- Press and hold "Volume Up" button on tablet
15.- Reboot into Recovery mode, type: "fastboot reboot"
16.- Press "Enter" (The device reboot into TWRP Recovery)
17.- Release the "Volume Up" button when TWRP appears
18.- Slide to right and change the language (see the picture)
19.- Make a NANDroid/Backup of your system files in case something goes wrong with Magisk/SuperSU.
20.- Go to "Install" and select Magisk.zip or SuperSU.zip from internal sotrage/microSD
21.- Reboot
22.- Done!

jtl4y1.jpg

2dsn1mx.jpg

qxtpxh.jpg


Credits to the original creators.
Sources:
XDA-Developers
lenovo-forums.ru
HTCmania
The TWRP link in google drive is not working. Could someone share it again please?
 

DemijanKi

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Sep 12, 2021
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Hello! Can anyone help me?
Need full ROM for yt3-x50f with play store and play services to install from SD card or full Gapps
Can't flash from USB. I flash with SD row ROM, but no play store and play services and other Google apps, need Google apps please???
 

ZervóTheProtogen

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Oct 17, 2021
2
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Hello there!
Because there is not much about this procedure for this version I leave a tutorial that has worked very well for me.

Warning:
Backup all your data first, because when unlocking the bootloader of the device, it will reset to factory defaults and delete/erase all!
This guide is for people who understand the risks of flashing and is totally under your responsibility!
Before doing anything at all, read this post carefuly!

Requirements:
- Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10.1 YT3-X50F (I don't know if this method runs on other versions)
- SO: Android 6.0.1
- ADB Fastboot
- TWRP Recovery v3.0.2.7 for YT3-X50F
- Magisk v14.0 or SuperSU

Links:
15 seconds ADB Installer v1.4.3: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979
TWRP v3.0.2.7: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6_OCYqbEKIac25wcjh6ZUFyZTA/view?usp=sharing
Magisk v14.0: http://tiny.cc/latestmagisk
Chainfires SuperSU: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/supersu/download/zip/SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip

Steps:
1.- Enable "Developer Options" on your tablet :
Go to Settings / About this device / Tap 7 times on "Build Number"
2.- Go to Settings / Develper Options / enable "OEM Unlock" and "USB Debugging"
3.- Install on PC "ADB-Setup-1.4..3"
4.- Connect the Tablet to your PC via USB
5.- Extract twrp.img in TWRP folder in your PC and enter it
6.- Open a command prompt (CMD window) inside that folder (Shift + Right click)
7.- Check if all works: type "adb devices" (without quots). If OK the answer shows a serial number.
8.- Then type: "adb reboot bootloader"
9.- Check again with: "fastboot devices"
10.- Finally: "fastboot oem unlock-go" (it will reset the device and erase everything, including your internal storage)
9.- Copy Magisk or SuperSU in microSD or internal storage
10.- Check again: "adb devices"
11.- Fastboot mode: "adb reboot bootloader"
12.- Check again: "fastboot devices"
13.- Flash custom recovery: "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img"
14.- Press and hold "Volume Up" button on tablet
15.- Reboot into Recovery mode, type: "fastboot reboot"
16.- Press "Enter" (The device reboot into TWRP Recovery)
17.- Release the "Volume Up" button when TWRP appears
18.- Slide to right and change the language (see the picture)
19.- Make a NANDroid/Backup of your system files in case something goes wrong with Magisk/SuperSU.
20.- Go to "Install" and select Magisk.zip or SuperSU.zip from internal sotrage/microSD
21.- Reboot
22.- Done!

jtl4y1.jpg

2dsn1mx.jpg

qxtpxh.jpg


Credits to the original creators.
Sources:
XDA-Developers
lenovo-forums.ru
HTCmania

The TWRP download link doesn't work anymore and i can't find a download anywhere. Do you still have the file somewhere? Or is there anything else i can use instead?
 

DemijanKi

New member
Sep 12, 2021
4
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Thanks!
BTW, Have you find any roms for this model?
Hello there!
Because there is not much about this procedure for this version I leave a tutorial that has worked very well for me.

Warning:
Backup all your data first, because when unlocking the bootloader of the device, it will reset to factory defaults and delete/erase all!
This guide is for people who understand the risks of flashing and is totally under your responsibility!
Before doing anything at all, read this post carefuly!

Requirements:
- Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10.1 YT3-X50F (I don't know if this method runs on other versions)
- SO: Android 6.0.1
- ADB Fastboot
- TWRP Recovery v3.0.2.7 for YT3-X50F
- Magisk v14.0 or SuperSU

Links:
15 seconds ADB Installer v1.4.3: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979
TWRP v3.0.2.7: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6_OCYqbEKIac25wcjh6ZUFyZTA/view?usp=sharing
Magisk v14.0: http://tiny.cc/latestmagisk
Chainfires SuperSU: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/supersu/download/zip/SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip

Steps:
1.- Enable "Developer Options" on your tablet :
Go to Settings / About this device / Tap 7 times on "Build Number"
2.- Go to Settings / Develper Options / enable "OEM Unlock" and "USB Debugging"
3.- Install on PC "ADB-Setup-1.4..3"
4.- Connect the Tablet to your PC via USB
5.- Extract twrp.img in TWRP folder in your PC and enter it
6.- Open a command prompt (CMD window) inside that folder (Shift + Right click)
7.- Check if all works: type "adb devices" (without quots). If OK the answer shows a serial number.
8.- Then type: "adb reboot bootloader"
9.- Check again with: "fastboot devices"
10.- Finally: "fastboot oem unlock-go" (it will reset the device and erase everything, including your internal storage)
9.- Copy Magisk or SuperSU in microSD or internal storage
10.- Check again: "adb devices"
11.- Fastboot mode: "adb reboot bootloader"
12.- Check again: "fastboot devices"
13.- Flash custom recovery: "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img"
14.- Press and hold "Volume Up" button on tablet
15.- Reboot into Recovery mode, type: "fastboot reboot"
16.- Press "Enter" (The device reboot into TWRP Recovery)
17.- Release the "Volume Up" button when TWRP appears
18.- Slide to right and change the language (see the picture)
19.- Make a NANDroid/Backup of your system files in case something goes wrong with Magisk/SuperSU.
20.- Go to "Install" and select Magisk.zip or SuperSU.zip from internal sotrage/microSD
21.- Reboot
22.- Done!

jtl4y1.jpg

2dsn1mx.jpg

qxtpxh.jpg


Credits to the original creators.
Sources:
XDA-Developers
lenovo-forums.ru
HTCmania
TWRP v3.0.2.7 link is dead, please add new link it is urgent!!! Thanks
 

DemijanKi

New member
Sep 12, 2021
4
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To root yt3-x50f on 5.1.1 use Iroot, after tablet reboot, start again, when it finish use King root and start root, when it finishes, tablet is rooted. Later I will try to root 6.0.1 and I will post to you. Only problem stays. No gapps and play store.
Open gapps tried to install and it not past signature verification. If someone have answer please help
 

DemijanKi

New member
Sep 12, 2021
4
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To root yt3-x50f on 5.1.1 use Iroot, after tablet reboot, start again, when it finish use King root and start root, when it finishes, tablet is rooted. Later I will try to root 6.0.1 and I will post to you. Only problem stays. No gapps and play store.
Open gapps tried to install and it not past signature verification. If someone have answer please help
Version can't be rooted
 

svenjuga

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Nov 30, 2021
2
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Since I have been looking for a working TWRP for a very long time, I like to shorten the search for others. I found this one on the russian site http://lenovo-forums.ru/topic/14846...50lm-rasshirennoe-rekaveri-twrp-by-sevenmaxs/

There are also other versions on linked site, but this one works great with my Firmware YT3-X50L_S00129_171227_ROW

I am still looking for a way to debloat and get rid of that google stuff. So if someone has a custom ROM or a modded Firmware I'd appriciate very much.
 

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    Hello there!
    Because there is not much about this procedure for this version I leave a tutorial that has worked very well for me.

    Warning:
    Backup all your data first, because when unlocking the bootloader of the device, it will reset to factory defaults and delete/erase all!
    This guide is for people who understand the risks of flashing and is totally under your responsibility!
    Before doing anything at all, read this post carefuly!

    Requirements:
    - Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10.1 YT3-X50F (I don't know if this method runs on other versions)
    - SO: Android 6.0.1
    - ADB Fastboot
    - TWRP Recovery v3.0.2.7 for YT3-X50F
    - Magisk v14.0 or SuperSU

    Links:
    15 seconds ADB Installer v1.4.3: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979
    TWRP v3.0.2.7: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6_OCYqbEKIac25wcjh6ZUFyZTA/view?usp=sharing
    Magisk v14.0: http://tiny.cc/latestmagisk
    Chainfires SuperSU: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/supersu/download/zip/SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip

    Steps:
    1.- Enable "Developer Options" on your tablet :
    Go to Settings / About this device / Tap 7 times on "Build Number"
    2.- Go to Settings / Develper Options / enable "OEM Unlock" and "USB Debugging"
    3.- Install on PC "ADB-Setup-1.4..3"
    4.- Connect the Tablet to your PC via USB
    5.- Extract twrp.img in TWRP folder in your PC and enter it
    6.- Open a command prompt (CMD window) inside that folder (Shift + Right click)
    7.- Check if all works: type "adb devices" (without quots). If OK the answer shows a serial number.
    8.- Then type: "adb reboot bootloader"
    9.- Check again with: "fastboot devices"
    10.- Finally: "fastboot oem unlock-go" (it will reset the device and erase everything, including your internal storage)
    9.- Copy Magisk or SuperSU in microSD or internal storage
    10.- Check again: "adb devices"
    11.- Fastboot mode: "adb reboot bootloader"
    12.- Check again: "fastboot devices"
    13.- Flash custom recovery: "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img"
    14.- Press and hold "Volume Up" button on tablet
    15.- Reboot into Recovery mode, type: "fastboot reboot"
    16.- Press "Enter" (The device reboot into TWRP Recovery)
    17.- Release the "Volume Up" button when TWRP appears
    18.- Slide to right and change the language (see the picture)
    19.- Make a NANDroid/Backup of your system files in case something goes wrong with Magisk/SuperSU.
    20.- Go to "Install" and select Magisk.zip or SuperSU.zip from internal sotrage/microSD
    21.- Reboot
    22.- Done!

    jtl4y1.jpg

    2dsn1mx.jpg

    qxtpxh.jpg


    Credits to the original creators.
    Sources:
    XDA-Developers
    lenovo-forums.ru
    HTCmania
    3
    Where can i find a nougat custom rom for this tablet? thanks
    3
    Very good tutorial, everything works nickel and the tablet is rooted. Now the question arises: where to find kernel and / or custom rom for this tablet?
    2
    Thanks!
    BTW, Have you find any roms for this model?
    2
    Worked for me, even with the Nov 2017 updates

    Thank you so much.

    Hello there!
    Because there is not much about this procedure for this version I leave a tutorial that has worked very well for me.

    Warning:
    Backup all your data first, because when unlocking the bootloader of the device, it will reset to factory defaults and delete/erase all!
    This guide is for people who understand the risks of flashing and is totally under your responsibility!
    Before doing anything at all, read this post carefuly!

    Requirements:
    - Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 10.1 YT3-X50F (I don't know if this method runs on other versions)
    - SO: Android 6.0.1
    - ADB Fastboot
    - TWRP Recovery v3.0.2.7 for YT3-X50F
    - Magisk v14.0 or SuperSU

    Links:
    15 seconds ADB Installer v1.4.3: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2588979
    TWRP v3.0.2.7: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6_OCYqbEKIac25wcjh6ZUFyZTA/view?usp=sharing
    Magisk v14.0: http://tiny.cc/latestmagisk
    Chainfires SuperSU: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/supersu/download/zip/SuperSU-v2.82-201705271822.zip

    Steps:
    1.- Enable "Developer Options" on your tablet :
    Go to Settings / About this device / Tap 7 times on "Build Number"
    2.- Go to Settings / Develper Options / enable "OEM Unlock" and "USB Debugging"
    3.- Install on PC "ADB-Setup-1.4..3"
    4.- Connect the Tablet to your PC via USB
    5.- Extract twrp.img in TWRP folder in your PC and enter it
    6.- Open a command prompt (CMD window) inside that folder (Shift + Right click)
    7.- Check if all works: type "adb devices" (without quots). If OK the answer shows a serial number.
    8.- Then type: "adb reboot bootloader"
    9.- Check again with: "fastboot devices"
    10.- Finally: "fastboot oem unlock-go" (it will reset the device and erase everything, including your internal storage)
    9.- Copy Magisk or SuperSU in microSD or internal storage
    10.- Check again: "adb devices"
    11.- Fastboot mode: "adb reboot bootloader"
    12.- Check again: "fastboot devices"
    13.- Flash custom recovery: "fastboot flash recovery twrp.img"
    14.- Press and hold "Volume Up" button on tablet
    15.- Reboot into Recovery mode, type: "fastboot reboot"
    16.- Press "Enter" (The device reboot into TWRP Recovery)
    17.- Release the "Volume Up" button when TWRP appears
    18.- Slide to right and change the language (see the picture)
    19.- Make a NANDroid/Backup of your system files in case something goes wrong with Magisk/SuperSU.
    20.- Go to "Install" and select Magisk.zip or SuperSU.zip from internal sotrage/microSD
    21.- Reboot
    22.- Done!

    jtl4y1.jpg

    2dsn1mx.jpg

    qxtpxh.jpg


    Credits to the original creators.
    Sources:
    XDA-Developers
    lenovo-forums.ru
    HTCmania