Legion Y700?

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Nit3H8wk

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I got zui 14 installed. I will have to keep an eye out for the final release just in case it does not OTA. Installed the google framework apk and uninstalled updates. Was able to get google play working by installing it from aptoide.
 
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ijuanp03

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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?
Legion is always a better buy for app compatibility. GMS is a necessity (in whatever scenario) and SD870 is a fast yet battery efficient processor.
 

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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).
Yeah. I should have clearly explained further.

1. Upgraded to Android 12 OS (done)
2. Tried logging in to Google (failed)
3. Installed Android 12 framework
4. Tried to login to Google (failed)
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At this point I'm contemplating to restore factory device (good thing I didn't)
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5. Uninstall updates
6. Login to Google (success)
 

LisaMaria

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Legion is always a better buy for app compatibility. GMS is a necessity (in whatever scenario) and SD870 is a fast yet battery efficient processor.
I just got a surprise $600 bonus at work and ran my ass to giztop. So excited got the 256 version for 427 with express shipping . Really contencting to PdaNet on my phone is no big. I can live without lte I guess 😂. And now that I've passed the learning curve rooting and installing crdroid will be easy peasy
 

swieder711

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I just got a surprise $600 bonus at work and ran my ass to giztop. So excited got the 256 version for 427 with express shipping . Really contencting to PdaNet on my phone is no big. I can live without lte I guess 😂. And now that I've passed the learning curve rooting and installing crdroid will be easy peasy
Early present for yourself. Nice.

Please share your experiences with rooting and crDroid.
 
I just got a surprise $600 bonus at work and ran my ass to giztop. So excited got the 256 version for 427 with express shipping . Really contencting to PdaNet on my phone is no big. I can live without lte I guess 😂. And now that I've passed the learning curve rooting and installing crdroid will be easy peasy
They have no 256/12 in stock. Ordered one ten days ago, still not shipped yet... Restock in few weeks
 
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cerisesan

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I updated my y700 to zui14 andriod 12. I used vpn to detect the update. region:shanghai11

Cons: no pc mode no legion realm.

I want to restore my tab.
 
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LisaMaria

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Surprisingly just got confirmation of shipping. Nevermind xd
Right after I just sent them a yelly email too lol. BTW i also have a rooted oneplus 9pro. i see no reason to get the 10 its the same thing

Anyhoo they wrote me back this:

hello,
thanks for your order.
we just back to work from weekend, the order will be shipped today by DHL, then offer tracking number.
please don't worry.


Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Thank you and regards.




so yay shes coming soon XD
 
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aisidetpipo

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legion y700 is maybe the best thing i buy lately.
I updated to Zui 14, it works perfectly with my precision pen.
the screen size is perfect, the refresh rate is good, the text displayed so smooth compared to my old ipad.
Netflix also plays fine in 4k.
i didn't have time to play games, will try later.
 
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legion y700 is maybe the best thing i buy lately.
I updated to Zui 14, it works perfectly with my precision pen.
the screen size is perfect, the refresh rate is good, the text displayed so smooth compared to my old ipad.
Netflix also plays fine in 4k.
i didn't have time to play games, will try later.
You still have pc mode and legion realm? How did you update it? Via vpn?
 

PeterDragon50

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Hey guys,

Just bought this tablet and will be here in a few days, super excited. Total noob when it comes to install custom ROMs, unlocking bootloaders, rooting, etc. I am quick learner though.

Is it possible to enable NTFS on this tablet without Root? If not, what are the biggest cons to rooting the device? Will rooting mess with Widevine L1 or anything?

Any answers will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

Trafford Devil

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Not sure about NTFS, but if you root, you'll lose Widevine L1, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and the Legion gaming features (overclock, underclock, bypass charging).

I think you may be able to get Widevine L1 back on root via Magisk, but you won't be able to restore the rest.

Personally I'd just stick with ZUI, after a couple of tweaks, uninstalling all the Chinese apps and installing Nova Launcher, it just feels like stock Android (apart from the odd spelling mistakes in the UI).
 

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Not sure about NTFS, but if you root, you'll lose Widevine L1, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and the Legion gaming features (overclock, underclock, bypass charging).

I think you may be able to get Widevine L1 back on root via Magisk, but you won't be able to restore the rest.

Personally I'd just stick with ZUI, after a couple of tweaks, uninstalling all the Chinese apps and installing Nova Launcher, it just feels like stock Android (apart from the odd spelling mistakes in the UI).
This is what i was thinking. I would really love to use this for fi,e transfers to a couple of drives that use NTFS, but the Paragon app for NTFS totallynerfs the transfer speed. I will probably just do what you said.

Thanks for the input.
 

LisaMaria

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So after they promised me they would be sending the package last Sunday... it's been sitting in Hong Kong ever since according to the tracking info. They basically printed the label and haven't done anything else Since I purchased last Thursday. And I have no option but to sit and wait some more. Broke as hell cause I spent all that money on the tablet again. Alis express was a much better buying experience for this tablet than giztop
 

Trafford Devil

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I like how snappy the tablet it. But I hate how push notifications don't work at all. Any way to fix this?
Open the security app -> autostart manager and add the app to the autostart whitelist.

Then open settings -> apps management -> 3 dot menu on the top right -> special app access -> battery optimization and disable battery optimization for the app you want to get notifications for.

Of course check the app permissions to make sure notifications for that app is enabled and you must have done the above process for google play services and enabled google basic services in apps management.
 

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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.
    3
    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
    2
    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.
    5
    Greeting Y700 users 😋
    I found an article regarding y700 with gsi
    but it is in japanese
    very detailed guide
    4
    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.