Legion Y700?

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ijuanp03

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Hey guys, I recently bought this tablet and coming from the iPad Mini 6, I can honestly say that the Legion Tablet is way better when it comes to performance and battery efficiency.

I only play 1 game -- Mobile Legends which isn't even heavy to begin with but the iPad Mini 6 can't consistently run the game smoothly. It WILL stutter randomly (sometimes in the middle of the game, sometimes at the start) with no known culprit as to why it is stuttering.

It was a wise choice for Lenovo to put SD870 for its great battery and balanced performance.
I can even say it is a better choice than using the latest SD 8 gen 1 or 8+ gen 1.

The only downside of having this tablet vs the iPad Mini 6 is the front camera (centerstage). I sometimes do video calls and the FOV of Legion is comically near. And of course, the camera quality is better on the iPad.
 
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I cannot find a sub-forum for this specific tablet, so I thought I'd post it here.

This is a Chinese-only 8-inch tablet with Snapdragon 870 and a 120Hz screen. I would very much like a small form-factor tablet with high refresh rate and this one seems to be the only one I can find on the Internet.


It is just launched in China this month and there's not much information I can find about it outside China. I read Chinese so it is not a problem for me but I need to have Play Store on it as I live in the U. S. It looks like Lenovo has some track record of shipping their Chinese SKUs with GMS included so it is trivial to install Play Store from the ZUI app store. The P11 itself seems to be an international variant of such a Chinese SKU.

Does anyone have experience with this particular tablet? Or Lenovo's (Chinese) tablets in general?

Thanks!

Hi i had one and i recently have the latest iteration of zui 14. All is good. You can also ask the seller to install Google Play and had the language in English
 

ijuanp03

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This is the latest update but I don't see you guys talking about 14.0.197

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some user says after update y700 to zui14 lenovo pen is useable. they says there is pen menu in system settings app, and palm rejection and pen pressure works.. is this true? I was heard y700 doesnt support any pens

edit : Im using GSI, after flash zui14 vendor Pen works. true.

Would love to use a stylus with this thing. Is it the Lenovo Precision or Active pen that you have? I don't want to end up buying an incompatible one.
 

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some user says after update y700 to zui14 lenovo pen is useable. they says there is pen menu in system settings app, and palm rejection and pen pressure works.. is this true? I was heard y700 doesnt support any pens

edit : Im using GSI, after flash zui14 vendor Pen works. true.

Which pen? Lenovo has various pens which use different protocols... so if you could say which one you're using it could help others out...
 

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Literally read the above messages..
Everything is there from now rooting to
Installing custom roms.

Ill be putting guide up on getting 2nd screen fuction to work later on
Sorry for spamming for this, I looked on the entire thread but didn't find anything about getting magisk installed on the official Chinese room. I guess there's no root options for it besides using a custom room right?
 

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Has anyone here used the ZUI14 update? From what I could gather reading a google translate version of an article it's a limited release like a beta (the google translate said "grayscale update") and on the Chinese Lenovo forum some users say they haven't gotten it either.

I really hope we get it soon (I would love to have pen support on this tablet if possible as seems to be the case with the update), but am worried about no desktop mode (not mandatory but definitely nice to have, I HAVE used it a few times and it helps with productivity while out and about when using a portable monitor.

So yeah, if anyone here has used it it'd be great to know and how well it works for them (I saw some comments about google play but nothing else).
 

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Sorry for spamming for this, I looked on the entire thread but didn't find anything about getting magisk installed on the official Chinese room. I guess there's no root options for it besides using a custom room right?
Post in thread 'Legion Y700?' https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/legion-y700.4418573/post-87759647

Follow what lisa has said and the install guide off magisk.
The root process is same wether its cutom or stock rom. Just boot.img fike which lisa has provided already, just follow magisk steps on how to flash over boot. Img file
 

Saumer

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Would love to use a stylus with this thing. Is it the Lenovo Precision or Active pen that you have? I don't want to end up buying an incompatible one.
Which pen? Lenovo has various pens which use different protocols... so if you could say which one you're using it could help others out...
Im using Lenovo Active Pen 3. works except pen button. maybe because Im using GSI, not official rom.

I heard Lenovo Precision 2 also works.
I heard there is a new pen from lenovo that have low-latency(45ms) on Y700, but I dont know its name, and i dont know other pens latency.

edit : pen button works on gsi. pen botton cannot mapping as hardware botton so I thought not works but works on drawing apps
 
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Im using Lenovo Active Pen 3. works except pen button. maybe because Im using GSI, not official rom.

I heard Lenovo Precision 2 also works.
I heard there is a new pen from lenovo that have low-latency(45ms) on Y700, but I dont know its name, and i dont know other pens latency.
Thanks for the info.

How's ZUI14 working for you? Would you recommend it? I'm debating whether to do the manual update...
 

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Thanks for the info.

How's ZUI14 working for you? Would you recommend it? I'm debating whether to do the manual update...
Im using GSI not zui14. I just flashed zui14's vendor.img and boot.img via fastboot.
If you using (official zui rom and didnt unlock bootloader) or (dont know what is gsi&bootloader), I cannot help you. I dont know how to receive zui update properly.

I heard some people dont like zui14 update due to some functions removed(pc mode etc), slightly faster battery drain etc. so I dont recommend it unless you like zui14 or want to use pen.

Using GSI, difference of how vendor.img works that I found is only three. (I also flashed odm dtbo product etc after confirm zui14 vendor makes pen works, so number 3 might be not caused by vendor?)
1. pen works (but pen button not works)
EDIT : Pen button also works.
2. DT2W not works (Phh treble app LenovoDT2W option disappeared)
3. if battery ≤10%, Y700 uses only little cpu. Im not sure (this is difference of vendor.img) or (its same on zui13 but I found this recently).
 
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Im using GSI not zui14. I just flashed zui14's vendor.img and boot.img via fastboot.
If you using (official zui rom and didnt unlock bootloader) or (dont know what is gsi&bootloader), I cannot help you. I dont know how to receive zui update properly.

I heard some people dont like zui14 update due to some functions removed(pc mode etc), slightly faster battery drain etc. so I dont recommend it unless you like zui14 or want to use pen.

Using GSI, difference of how vendor.img works that I found is only three. (I also flashed odm dtbo product etc after confirm zui14 vendor makes pen works, so number 3 might be not caused by vendor?)
1. pen works (but pen button not works)
2. DT2W not works (Phh treble app LenovoDT2W option disappeared)
3. if battery ≤10%, Y700 uses only little cpu. Im not sure (this is difference of vendor.img) or (its same on zui13 but I found this recently).
Thanks

I'll keep thinking on it. The pen functionality would help me with work but isn't absolutely necessary (I have a Galaxy tab s6 and the Lenovo m14t portable monitor so I can use those if need when I need a pen.
 

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There is a beta version 14.0.222 (The link is inside the QR Code) which can be a stable version if it goes well. No idea about the changelog.
So a new update is probably coming soon.
Thanks. Do you have the link of the latest non-beta version? I don't know the upgrade policy of Lenovo and in case I upgrade to the beta version, will I still receive updates OTA?
 

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Thanks. Do you have the link of the latest non-beta version? I don't know the upgrade policy of Lenovo and in case I upgrade to the beta version, will I still receive updates OTA?

According to comments on the Chinese Lenovo forum, if the beta becomes the stable then yes, you will receive OTA. Unfortunately this comment seems to imply that if it doesn't then you won't.

As for how to update, here's a guide for how to upgrade to ZUI14 using OTA.


It's not mine but I tried it and it works. The Android framework is very important as otherwise you'll get problems. If you uninstall updates to google services as is recommended earlier in this thread basic google services will work (gmail and stuff) but many apps will insist that you update and won't launch. I also had to reinstall the play store from apk mirror.

After following that guide it works fine for me except I don't have the promised pen functionality. It appears in the advanced section of the options, but everything is greyed out and none of the pens I have work (which could be a compatibility issue but the menu shouldn't be greyed out either way).

PC mode is not gone but it's more limited. Before you could use PC mode on the tablet and wirelessly when casting to a screen. It is still there but only when you connect to an external screen/monitor using the USB port. Now for me that's fine since I am tall and don't feel like hunching over to multitask on the small screen (I can do it without hunching but then my eyes get tired after a while and I get easily distracted since it's such a small part of my field of vision). and I only every really used the PC mode with an external monitor. When connecting to a 4k tv the tablet matches the tv output framerate (which is 30hz by default).
 
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ijuanp03

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Thanks for this the update is pushing through my device. As someone using a Motorola CN ROM device (X30 Pro), this is quite odd since Lenovo allows software updates outside of China on my Moto.
 

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So I followed the guide however manually installing the Android 12 framework apk caused me problem.

The fix? Simple - just uninstall the app update and I am now able to log back to my Google account.
 
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I have a Chinese version Y700 with Google Play. One thing that is missing or disabled is "nearby share" and having to use the Lenovo app instead, which is frustrating. Is there any workaround?
 

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So I followed the guide however manually installing the Android 12 framework apk caused me problem.

The fix? Simple - just uninstall the app update and I am now able to log back to my Google account.

So it seems to be that both steps are necessary (in whatever order). I had uninstalled updates first but that wasn't enough and had to manually install the Android 12 framework. You first installed the framework but it wasn't enough and had to uninstall updates.

So for anyone else reading this and wanting to upgrade to ZUI14 and keep google stuff working, uninstall updates and install Android 12 framework (not necessarily in that order) as both of these steps are necessary to get Google services working properly again (and most apps that depend on them).
 

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Y'all something terrible happened. My tablet was stolen 😢. But I'm just gonna rebuy one. Just wondering now if I should rebuy it or go with that m6 8.4. If yall tablets were stolen and now untraceable would you rebuy or go for m6 8.4 from huawei that has lte or back to the legion?
 

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    Kicking myself for not turning off auto-update because I was perfectly happy with 13.

    14 doesn't seem bad. It *seems* like I didn't have to do anything for Google Play to work, I can still purchase apps. I did notice the 'Tasker AutoApps' won't validate payment for stuff I already own though. I don't think I actually tried that on 13 - so not sure if it is related to Play Services or not.

    If I can buy stuff in the store, does that mean that Google Services is working fully?
    I also just got Auto-Updated to ZUI 14, right after explaining to a friend that I was gonna stay on 13 for awhile.
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    If anyone is interested, I created a basic 3D print of an adapter that will mount the Y700 to a Nacon MG-X PRO controller. I designed it based on using the Official Magnetic Smart case.
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    Yup that's the one I'm on, but it broke play store somehow. Any ideas ?
    For me I just need to enable Google service in the settings -> app management -> 3 dots menu again. It was off during update process.
    I found the zui 14 updates here https://disk.yandex.ru/d/qT8UzRW9iKtRJQ If you are on 197 you must rename the zip files to update.zip and put them on the root of your internal storage and use your updater click the 3 dots to install update from file.
    That file will update to version 14.0.222 which was a beta version. I just got 14.0.231 directly from 14.0.197
    Here is the update link
    From 14.0.197 to 14.0.231
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    Does anyone know how to remove this search from the default launcher dock? And possibly how to stop it from popping up when using gestures?
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    Had the tablet for about a month now. Just got the OTA for zui14. I was holding off but I will probably update tonight. This is mostly a media device for me so the pc mode and gaming center changes are not a huge deal.

    I am excited about pen support though. Which pens are confirmed to work with it? Its the one thing I miss from my galaxy tab since I read through pdfs for work and highlight often.
    I have the Lenovo Precision Pen 2. It works
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    Bricked Lenovo Y700? Follow this guide.


    Windows guide, might work for other aswell.

    I finally solved my problem with my Lenovo Y700 tablet being stuck in bootloop mode due to trying to flash Magisk boot with a mismatched firmware version. This resulted in the UI constantly crashing, and I could not connect to Wi-Fi, and other problems...
    I tried flashing back to stock with QFIL, which put the device in a bootloop. I will explain why later on.

    I also lost recovery mode due to trying to solve the problem, and now I was stuck with either showing the bootloader screen, or restarting the tablet, which brought me back to the bootloader.

    So the tablet was now genuinely useless. This is what I did to bring back the stock ROM and later flash to crDroid 8.10.
    Flashing boot.img, system.img or recovery.img was no luck.

    First off, there is no need to have unlocked "USB debugging" before your tablet bricked.
    Second, you don't need to have your "sn.img" file from Lenovo, you can unlock the bootloader using fastboot commands.
    Fastboot commands works on the bootloader screen, without having ADB connection.

    Start by downloading these four files:
    Platform tools r33.0.2
    QPST_2.7.496
    Qualcomm_USB_Driver_v1.0
    Lenovo Y700 tablet stock ROM


    We'll start by unlocking your bootloader. You can do this from the bootloader screen. If you for some reason can enter recovery mode, enter fastboot.

    1. Connect your tablet to your PC.

    2. Open a terminal windows in the ADB folder. On Windows 11 this can be done by right-clicking inside the ADB folder and select "Open in terminal". If you don't have that option, try Shift + Right-click. If that doesn't work, you can always start the terminal by pressing Win + R, and type in "cmd" without citations. Now you have to navigate to your ADB folder by typing
    Code:
    cd (here you'll type in the location of your ADB folder)
    Without the brackets.

    3. When located, type in
    Code:
    fastboot devices
    You should see your tablet in the list.
    If not, try using another cable or USB port on your PC.

    4. Now type in
    Code:
    fastboot oem unlock-go
    Restart your tablet, and it should now say "unlocked" under "DEVICE STATE" in the bootloader.

    5. Now you can start by installing the programs on your PC, QTPS, Qualcomm driver and platform tools.

    6. Extract ALL files from your stock ROM to the "bin" folder in QTPS location (usually C:\Program Files (x86)\Qualcomm\QPST).
    This will help with Sahara errors in QFIL.

    7. Open QFIL from your QTPS bin folder, it installs with QTPS. Don't worry if it shows "No Port Available", we'll get to that. Your configuration should look like this:

    QFILconfpng.png


    Your main window should look like this:

    qfil.png


    Don't worry about the "status" window.

    Hit "browse" in the "Programmer Path" window, and navigate to your QTPS bin folder. Select "prog_firehose_ddr.elf"
    Hit "Load XML", and navigate to your QTPS bin folder. Now, select ALL of the "rawprogram" files (my first mistake, I only selected the "rawprogram_unsparse0.xml" file on first flash)

    In the next window, select ALL of the "patch" files (my second mistake, I only selected the "patch0.xml file" on first flash).
    Without doing this, you will only flash a portion of the ROM, and not all of the partitions needed.

    8. Now it's time to reboot you tablet into EDL mode to be able to flash. Start your tablet by pressing VolUp + Power button.
    If you can't turn off your tablet when connected to PC, just select "Power off", and just hold the VolUp button as soon as the device vibrates and reboots, keep holding until the screen flickers and turns off.

    9. Now QFIL should detect the Qualcomm 9008 port. If not, hit "Select Port" and select the Qualcomm 9008 port.

    10. Hit the now available "Download" button, and the flashing should begin. Allow it to run its course, and it should reboot the tablet when done. Might take a while.

    If flashing won't start properly, you might have waited too long between entering EDL mode and hitting the "Download" button.
    If so, disconnect your device, which might now be "dead".

    Don't worry, you can fix this be holding VolUp + VolDown + Power button for a long time, say about a minute to be sure. Release the Volume keys some second before releasing the Power button.
    Hit the power button again, and the tablet should boot to bootloader screen again.
    Repeat the steps to enter EDL mode, and now hit the "Download" button in QFIL when it becomes available, don't wait too long.


    You're done!

    I recommend opening "Settings", enable "Developer" option, by pressing the "Build number" on the "About tablet" screen repeatedly until a pop-up appears saying "You are now a developer".
    Open "Developer options" and hit "Enable USB debugging", it will allow you to run ADB commands from your platform tools folder.
    If you want, you can again open the terminal in the platform tools folder and type
    Code:
    adb devices
    It should now show your device in the list.

    Now you can uncheck the "OEM unlocking" in the "Developer options" which should let you get OTA updates when available.

    There are plenty of guides on how to flash different GSI's like crDroid, so I won't cover that here.

    Enjoy your tablet!
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    Hi all.
    I just got this tablet yesterday.
    Language available on tablet are chinese and english maybe (morelocale2 could be useful)
    Google play services can be download directly from ZUI app store inside the tablet.
    Widevine L1.
    not sure about root or unlock bootloader (didn't use android device for a long time)
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    I have flashed a lot of GSI on this tablet so far.
    Here is a summary of the bugs and other issues that I have noticed in them.
    ※All of them are Android 12L except for the ones without special notes.

    ①Corvus OS, Descendant OS, Cherish OS...Lock screen does not rotate. Probably because it is based on Google Pixel ROM. Corvus also does not have face unlock. The latest Corvus also added this.
    ②Ancient OS(Android 12.0)...Lock screen does not turn to landscape. Also, when I change the username or photo at the top of the settings, the settings app crashes. Also note that the settings app crashes if you change the username or photo above the settings.
    ③Proton AOSP...When I restarted to set up Magisk, the settings app repeatedly stops. Deleting app data and cache had no effect.
    ④Havoc OS(Android 11)...The startup logo does not appear in the first place and comes back to the bootloader.
    ⑤Superior OS...It started, but the FPS dropped extremely. I judged that it is difficult to use regularly.
    ⑥Pixel Experience…The screen is still not landscape. Also, it seems that it is not optimized for tablets any more than Descendant, and when I call the dock while launching an app(the feature of 12L), the icon looks like it has been split in half.
    ⑦All of NipponGSI...Like Havoc OS, it comes back to the bootloader. It may be a bad compatibility.
    ⑧Lineage OS…There was a switch "Rotate lock screen" in the settings. But I don't use it, because the "su" binary is still in the root file and can't delete it ,so interferes with SafetyNet.
    ⑨Arrow OS...This also allows the lock screen to be turned landscape and is also very light. Although the lack of face unlock is a demerit (LSPosed module didn't work→https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/11-universalauth-face-unlock-for-all-roms.4419343/).But there are few complaints for me. So I'm using it regularly.

    I'm sorry if it's hard to read because I'm not good at English. Thank you.
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    Greeting Y700 users 😋
    I found an article regarding y700 with gsi
    but it is in japanese
    very detailed guide
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    Finally unlocked my y700 and installed crDroid 8.6 ROM. So far everything seems to work including Google apps, backup, homescreen and lockscreen rotation. Even face unlock. Oh yes, and notifications do work . Only feature that doesn't work is auto brightness. You also lose Lenovo game mode and use of side button. Google identifies as pixel 6 pro. Thanks to author of Japanese article and gunalarix8 for posting.