In depth review of the Lenovo Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro

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Oct 12, 2019

I tried the Lenovo Rescue and Smart Assistant method, the progress completed but the tablet was stuck at fastboot Mode, and I genuinely thought I bricked my Xiaoxin pad pro I just got few hours ago. Tried this method instead and worked like a charm!
how? i used this method but doesnt work, please tell me why?
btw when i flash internaltional rom i have hareware incompartible problem


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Dec 2, 2021
Hello everybody! I'd like to ask for some help and/or direction with the P11 (not Pro) I received a few days ago. I'm quite a noob, but I've glanced over the thread... And sorry for sort of necroing this old subject.

At any rate: the device seems to be (I guess) the Chinese model (TB-J606F_PRC), so technically a XiaoXin Pad, with the dreaded _201105_ROW non-OTA capable Global ROM. (btw: could firmware and ROM be used interchangebly here? just trying to clear things up for myself). I'm assuming from Banggood, maybe?

So what I gather is that I should try to flash a newer version of the Global (ROW) ROM from first and foremost, if I want to see Android 11 and/or OTA updates at all, at that. Also saw from here that the 210107 one shouldn't be used, as that's also a non-OTA version (for whatever the reason).

Main question: should I first try with the LMSA method suggested by @MattySAu on page 3? Like even if it somehow fails, it's not gonna brick the device just yet, right? Also, when choosing a ROM, should I go for the latest, or go for the first after 201105_ROW (being the 201109), since there was somewhere someone in the thread who said that rolling back to a previous one after, could prove problematic (like I screw something up with the most recent and try to go back to an older version). Sidenote: can someone confirm for me that it's only the 201105 and 210107 that are the non-OTA ones (that we know of).
So could someone confirm they were able to get it done for the Pad (so J606F) with the LMSA? And how - if they can remember. I see the stock USB-C cable, USB ports and Windows and the PC/Notebook hardware itself might be in play here, but I hope that's just...urban legend or something. *fingers crossed*

Anyhoo, wanted to ask this before, if needed, heading into the QPST-QFIL deep waters, which I am hoping to not have to do.

Side quiestion: am I assuming correctly that no matter what Global (ROW) ROM I manage to get on the device, unfortunately Play Protect certification will be a no-go for it (which it can only get with the _PCR ROM -ZUI or something it's called?)? Or is there someone who could verify they got Play Protect certificate after this procedure - I would be immensely happy.

Thanks in advance.
No luck, eh?
@RMVC1968 and @famicom9x , you guys' devices working fine and getting updates as they should? Running Android 11? Also, could you check whether you have Play Protect certificate, please?
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Mar 21, 2011

the latest firmware of course solved the reboot problem when attaching the keyboard. But I noticed that there is an issue when pressing special keys that they are not recognized correctly. The language of Android is set to German and also the language setting at the physical keyboard is set to German. The keys for Z and Y are working correctly. But when pressing SHIFT+2 I get the @ character but not the " character as expected with a German keyboard layout.

Here are my settings:
Physical Keyboard - 1.jpeg

Physical Keyboard - 2.jpeg

Do others also notice this issue? Any idea how to solve it? Or do we again need a firmware update that solves this issue?

Kind regards



Apr 4, 2013
After installing TB-J606F_S320029_210923_ROW with QFIL on a 128gb 6gb from china, you are now in bootloop.
I have tried flashing other firmwares but the same thing happens.
Any solution?


Jun 10, 2019
Might be a long shot on this thread, but anyone know how to get the DIAG 901D drivers installed for J607F/Z ? Or can anyone point me to the correct drivers? (windows 10 64bit)
I bought the XiaoXin Pad Plus and I'm trying to switch the country to flash the global 607Z rom onto it, but I'm getting stuck, it shows up in Device Manager on Windows in FFBM mode but without drivers installed. The QFIL 9008 mode works fine though.


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Mar 21, 2011

the latest firmware of course solved the reboot problem when attaching the keyboard. But I noticed that there is an issue when pressing special keys that they are not recognized correctly. The language of Android is set to German and also the language setting at the physical keyboard is set to German. The keys for Z and Y are working correctly. But when pressing SHIFT+2 I get the @ character but not the " character as expected with a German keyboard layout.

Here are my settings:
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Do others also notice this issue? Any idea how to solve it? Or do we again need a firmware update that solves this issue?

Kind regards

Also with the latest firmware update TB-J706F_S620150_211226_ROW I have the problem with the special characters and German "Umlaute". Am I really the only one?


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Nov 22, 2008
Thanks for the update, hope they have corrected the camera issue (sometime not opening and requier a tablet reboot)


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May 19, 2022
hello, on the Lenovo forum, an administrator said that an update will be released the week of May 24 to solve the wideline L3 problem.
my question, i have a xiaoni tb-706f with rom s630229_220312_row and blocked bootloader. will i receive the update by ota?


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    System & UI


    I bought both the Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro in China, so they both came with Lenovo’s very own ZUI, a heavily customized skin on top of Android 10. The international editions of these slates will ship with stock Android OS, with only a few twists here and there. I installed the international firmware on the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro for better support for Google apps, but kept ZUI on the standard P11 as it is a gift for my partner, who can’t care less about YouTube or Netflix as he finds enough joy with Chinese counterparts such as bilibili and Watermelon Video.


    Unfortunately, the Android ecosystem is going towards a direction which is less and less tablet-friendly. Many of the customized tablet applications in Play Store were released years ago and haven’t been updated for a long time. As a result, most of the apps I ran on these tablets were just phone apps blown up to fill tablet screens, and many of these apps only support vertical mode.


    However, Lenovo has designed ”PC Mode” for its ZUI, and “Productivity Mode” for its international interface, These desktop modes work very much like Samsung’s DeX mode. You will get a taskbar similar to the one on Chrome OS and Windows 10. On the left side of the taskbar are the three classic Android keys: Back, Home and Multi-tasking, you can use them to control the running applications. You will also get a shortcut to open the application drawer. What really makes Productivity Mode/PC Mode so special is their ability to run multiple apps in windows. You can browse through Emails, chat on Skype and watch a movie simultaneously. You will almost feel like you are using Windows instead of Android.


    Thanks to the keyboard shortcuts and right-click menus, the Tab P11 and P11 Pro feel much more productive than average smartphones and tablets. For instance, you can copy texts from a webpage and instantly paste them into office apps or social networking apps.



    At the core of the Tab P11 Pro is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730G chipset, which is built on 8nm process, has an octa-core CPU (4 Cores of Cortex-A76 clocked at 2.2GHz and 4 cores of Cortex-A55 clocked at 1.8GHz) and Adreno 618 GPU. The Tab P11, on the other hand, is powered by an older, and relatively weaker Snapdragon 662 chipset, which is built on 11nm process and also has an octa-core CPU (4 Cores of Cortex-A72 clocked at 2.0GHz and 4 cores of Cortex-A53 clocked at 1.8GHz) and Adreno 610 GPU. Neither of these two processors are real powerhouses, and benchmarks tell the story.


    To help you better understand the performance of these slates, I also listed the benchmark scores of other midrange and entry-level tablets for comparison.





    As can be told in the sheets above, the Lenovo Tab P11 Pro’s is in the same ballpark with the Kirin 810 powered Huawei Matepad 10.4 when it comes to overall performance, while the Tab P11’s horsepower is on par with other tablets in the same price range.


    Both the Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro features the same 128GB UFS2.1 storage, which should be much faster than eMMc drives in terms of speed. In the Androbench test, the P11 and P11 Pro handily beats the Huawei MatePad 10.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in terms of Sequential Read Speed, but slightly fall short in Sequential Write Speed.


    In the real-world use, both tablets can easily handle everyday tablet tasks with ease. I experienced no issues watching videos in the YouTube App, and editing photos in Snapseed at the same time. With that said, the Tab P11 Pro does feel a bit faster opening bigger applications and loading heavier webpages, but differences can only be perceived when I am running the same tasks on them side by side. Each of them feels fast enough for the tasks it is designed for.


    Intense gaming should not be your main reason to buy an Android tablet, as most games are designed for phones and will be difficult to control on a 10+ inch screen. With that said, both tablets can run most games installed from Play Store without issues, but in order to have a smooth visual experience, you need to use moderate settings in some of the big titles. The Tab P11 has a weaker GPU of the two, but it is still able to run “Arena of Valor” and “PUBG” in mid settings smoothly.



    Cameras are not something I would be concerned about when choosing a tablet, with that said, I still want them to be as high-quality as possible. Both the P11 and P11 Pro come with a very decent 8MP selfie camera, but only the latter has an infrared camera by the side. The P11 Pro rocks dual rear-facing cameras: a 13MP main sensor and a 5MP ultra-wide lens, while the P11 only has a 13MP main shooter on the back.



    The quality of their selfie cameras is more than enough for video chatting, and both tablets have the capability of taking clear and color-rich photos with their main camera setup in decent lighting conditions. However, as smartphone cameras are getting so good these days, who really need a 11-inch tablet for photography?

    Battery Life and Charging


    The Tab P11 features a 7,700mAh Li-Po battery, while the P11 Pro has a larger 8,250mAh battery under the hood. With display brightness and speaker volume both set at 50%, the P11 and P11 Pro lasted 11 hours, 37 minutes and 13 hours, 5 minutes respectively in our battery rundown test in which we played a 1080P local video on loop.


    Both the P11 and P11 Pro support Qualcomm’s QC3.0 quick charge, and they both come with a 20W wall charger, but only the Snapdragon 730G powered P11 Pro can take full advantage of charging in 20W, the standard P11 only supports 18W charging at maximum.


    Both tablets can be fully charged (from 0→100%) in around 3 hours.


    With Snapdragon 730G and Snapdragon 662 inside their respective shells, neither the P11 Pro nor the P11 is a powerhouse, but they are not really designed to be the best-performing tablets or break any new grounds. With that said, both tablets get a lot of essential things right. They each comes with a wonderful display, amazing speakers, and offers decent performance and perfect software optimization for everyday entertainment and productivity tasks. For me, they are easy recommendations for anyone who needs a new and affordable Android tablet.

    The good:
    1. Solid build quality.
    2. Vibrant, clear and sharp display.
    3. MicroSD card support.
    4. Amazing battery life.
    5. Productivity Mode (PC Mode) is good for office tasks.

    The bad:
    1. Performance isn’t the best.
    2. No fingerprint reader on the Tab P11.

    Yes, Android tablet is still a thing in 2020, and we’ve seen a variety of slates being released this year. From solid entry-level slates like the Alldocube iPlay30, to versatile midrange devices like the Honor V6, then to the most cutting-edge powerhouses like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, consumers with different budgets could all find the right tablet for themselves.

    Lenovo released two Android tablets recently: Lenovo Tab P11 and Tab P11 Pro. The Pro Edition was clearly more celebrated because of its fabulous 11.5-inch OLED display, quad JBL speakers and Snapdragon 730G processor. But both of them come with decent specs for their price tags, and have the potential of being real contenders.

    Before we start, I have to say that I bought both tablets, one for myself, and the other for my partner, as they are extremely cheap here in China: the P11 Pro retails for RMB1,999.00 ($305), and the P11 is as cheap as RMB1,299.00($198). So, this review is NOT paid or sponsored in any way, and everything I have written here is based on my real experience.

    Impressive design


    Both the Tab P11 and Tab P11 pro look neat and elegant. The metallic rear and slim build give the slates an air of luxury.


    The P11 has bigger bezels, and is also thicker than the P11 Pro does, but both still look like 2020 tablets which could easily blow the Huawei Matepad 10.8 out of the water in terms of aesthetics.


    The Tab P11 Pro has a frosted aluminum back, which makes it feel much more premium than its tag would suggest. Apart from the Dolby Atomos Logo, the camera lens and LED are the only distractions. It’s incredibly clean, simple, and stylish. The P11’s back side looks a little bit more interesting, as half of it is actually plastic. According to Lenovo, the main goal of this design is to allow better WiFi reception, rather than saving cost.


    Both tablets have 3 physical buttons: power/standby, volume+, volume-. The power key of the Tab P11 Pro also serves as a fingerprint reader, which makes unlocking the screen a lot easier. Both tablets support 2D face unlock, which is almost as fast as fingerprint recognition, although definitely less secure. The P11 Pro has an infrared camera, which works like a charm in low light conditions. The standard P11 doesn’t have one and, as a result, its front camera often struggles to recognize my partner’s face in low light, and he constantly has to turn to PIN to unlock the screen.


    Both tablets have a multi-function USB-C port, which can be used for charging, data transmission, video and audio output. The P11 Pro’s Type-C port is of USB3.1 standard, which allows faster data transfer than the USB2.0 Type-C port on the P11. Also, both of them have a MicroSD card slot which supports cards up to 512GB. Neither tablet has a 3.5mm audio jack, if you intend on using wired headphones on them, you will need an adapter. Fortunately, the Tab P11 Pro comes with one, while the cheaper Tab P11 does not.


    The P11 and P11 Pro each has a pogo pin port on its bottom side, which can be connected to their respective official keyboard case. The tablets also support stylus with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. I haven’t got one yet because both the official pen and keyboards are out of stock in China.


    The build quality of the Tab P11 Pro is extremely solid, and could even rival much more expensive slates such as the iPad Air 4, the Galaxy Tab S7, and the Huawei MatePad Pro. The P11 does feel less premium than the Pro edition, due to its bigger bezels and slightly thicker body, but it still feels a lot studier than other tablets in the same price range, such as the Honor Pad 6 and Teclast M40.

    Screen and Sound


    Both tablets have wonderful displays.



    The Tab P11 Pro sports a gorgeous 11.5-inch OLED display with Dolby Vision and HDR10. Resolution clocks in at 2,560 by 1,600, for 214 pixels per inch (PenTile). With deep, inky blacks and rich colors, the display is really a joy to look at, and the screen has a brightness level of up to 500nit.




    The Tab P11’s 11-inch, 2000*1200px IPS LCD panel is undoubtedly less impressive when compared to the Pro edition, but it’s still a good-enough display for almost any scenario. Somehow I even find the P11’s display better suited for reading.


    Both tablets come with quad speakers, but the P11 Pro’s JBL certified speakers are not only louder, but offer deeper bass, fuller and more layered midrange, and brighter treble. With that said, even the built-in speakers of the standard P11 can easily beat average laptops in terms of volume and overall sound quality. Even my HP Elitebook 745G, which sported a Bang&Olufsen speaker, delivers smaller and tinnier sound than the Tab P11.
    Hi guys. I have been followed this thread yesterday. After all few methods that I read from this thread, I decided to do the method QPST/QFIL. I managed to flash international ROM from China/Zui ROM (Mine is Xiaoxin Pad 11 Pro comes with Zui ROM). Here's what I did:

    1. I downloaded software QPST_2.7.480 from this site:
    (here got all versions including the latest version). But I only downloaded version 2.7.480.

    2. I downloaded software QFIL_v2.0.3.5 from this site:

    3. I downloaded firmware TB_J706F_S240073_201229_ROW.7z from this site:

    4. Once I downloaded these software, I extracted and installed follow detailed steps from this site:

    5. After installed the QPST software, I reboot my laptop (I use ASUS Rog gaming laptop).

    6. I opened the QFIL software and follow steps form this site:

    7. I also followed the video from this site during flashing process:

    8. I did not use the stock USB-C cable provided in the package. I use other third party USB-A to USB-C cable.

    9. Voila! After the flashing is done, the tablet automatically rebooted and UI has changed to stock Android international ROM. :D

    10. I setup my tablet and updated latest firmware TB_J706F_S241015_210326_ROW through OTA update.

    11. I did not face any bootloop or any soft brick issue at all.

    Thanks guys for sharing! I noticed that I can installed YouTube Vanced using the international ROM compared to Zui ROM which was not compatible and always force closed. I can use "Hey Google" voice from Google Assistant as well using international ROM compared to Zui ROM which Hey Google is greyed out and not working. For Netflix, it cannot update in the Google Play Store, but I managed to sideloaded in APK Mirror:

    Netflix got Widevine L1 and I can watch in Full HD and Dolby Vision. The display is powerful! :)
    Ones i have received the 11 pro from baangood, i have got the update to 201229 via OTA. I hope that following update will also come...
    Dont want to flash manually for updates.
    Does anybody have the changelog of the new update? check here
    I received the OTA update today too!
    Yeah me too...just 15MB update, but at least it worked. Hopefully we see the android 11 update soon.