Lenovo A5000 (Recovery, Root, ROMs, etc.) [REFERENCE/ARCHIVE]

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THIS THREAD IS A REVAMP AND ARCHIVE OF THE All about Lenovo A5000 [Root,Recovery,Roms,....etc] THREAD FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF UPDATES.

WELCOME!

IMPORTANT: DISCLAIMER: Some actions will void your warranty so read fully before beginning the tutorials. The author take no responsibility for the outcome of your computer nor phone for following any instructions in this post.

Feel free to ask a question IF you can't find your answer in this post.

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BACKUP


FIRST, you're going to need to BACKUP your device FULLY - no ifs, no buts, because it saves everyone the headache.

Tutorials here, there, and everywhere for that. https://pinoyscreencast.net/others/get-stock-rom-romdump-mediatek-mt6582-via-mtk-droid-root-tools/

Or just Google or YouTube "backup rom mt6582". Try not to go the method that asks you to remove your battery because: 1) that's usually not for phones like A5000, 2) there are other methods available. Get familiar with the process and comfortable with it. Note all the common things across the tutorials.

You have to flash a recovery (e.g. TWRP), then root, then you can do whatever you want.
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RECOVERY


Instructions For Installing Recovery via SP Flash Tool
This tutorial assumes you are on KitKat (KK) 4.4.2. If you are on Lollipop (LP) then follow the tutorial How To Rollback To KitKat.

Download SP Flash Tool (video tutorial on that page on how to install the driver too, which is a must).
Download TWRP v3.0.0.0 (A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0.zip) from the link below and extract it (to A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0). Now you can start.
  1. IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEI (both of them), your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
  2. Do not connect your phone to the computer until you are told to do so and please don't start this tutorial with low battery
  3. Download SP Flash Tool for Windows or Linux (I have not tried the Linux version yet so I don't know how much different the Linux version will be)
  4. Extract SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1628_Win.zip (to SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1628_Win)
  5. In that folder open SP Flash Tool (flash_tool.exe - preferably right-click [Run as administrator])
  6. On the Download tab, click [Scatter-loading] to load the scatter file (MT6582_Android_scatter.txt) which is located in A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0
  7. "Wait" for checksum to complete (about half a second...)
  8. Under that make sure [Download Only] is selected from the drop-down menu and not [Format All + Download] nor [Firmware Upgrade]
  9. Make sure your phone is turned off
  10. Make sure Recovery is the ONLY THING TICKED
  11. Click the [Download] button (big green arrow button at the top)
    FROM HERE ON FORTH YOUR WARRANTY IS VOID (that is if you don't ever roll back to your stock backup that you made)
  12. Without turning your phone on, connect it to the computer
  13. It will start flashing the Recovery tool to your phone and when it is done a check mark will appear, click OK
  14. Disconnect the phone from the computer. Done.
Downloads For Recovery
TWRP Recovery
TWRP v3.0.0.0
TWRP v3.0.0.0 (flashable via recovery IF you know what you are doing) (credits: romario_ne)
TWRP v2.8.7.0
TWRP Special features:
  • Full support for the SELinux
  • Mounting internal and external SDcard to the PC in MTP mode
  • Will work with flash file systems, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS
  • Choice FS (ext2, ext3, ext4, f2fs, exFAT, FAT32) to formatted partition
  • Removal of screenshots by clamping power + volume down (stored in: /sdcard/Pictures/screenshots)
  • Support OTA
  • Full functionality adb
  • Charge battery
  • Applied Materialised theme from z31s1g
  • Added the ability to set the .img files (go to the [Install], at the top panel, switch from [Install Zip] to [Install Image])
PhilZ Touch Recovery
MEGA.nz
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ROOT


Instructions For Installing Root
For a simple method, you can use KingRoot, however this may not work for everyone and flashing SuperSU is recommended instead.
  1. On the TWRP menu, tap [Install] and then select your root tool (e.g. recovery flashable SuperSU linked below) file that you transferred to your memory card (recommended), internal storage, or USB OTG, and install it
  2. When it's done, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache, NOTHING ELSE
  3. Tap Reboot System and you're done.
    NOTE: Your phone will stay on the Lenovo logo for 10-15 minutes on your FIRST boot up, so don't panic.
Downloads For Root
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OFFICIAL FIRMWARE

KitKat
Downloads
Link 1: A5000_S030_150713_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [Latest 4.4.2]
OR
Link 2: A5000_S030_150713_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [Latest 4.4.2]
Lollipop
Downloads
Link 1: A5000_S124_151118_ROW [Google Drive] [5.0.1]
OR
Link 2: A5000_S124_151118_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [5.0.1]
OR
Link 3: A5000_S124_151118_8G_ROW_WC08 [Google Drive] [5.0.1 (OTA format) (flashable via Recovery)]

S125 - released February 2017: Available, no link yet.
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UNOFFICIAL FIRMWARE

KitKat

MiUI 7
Features
ROM Version: 7.2.1.0
ROM State: Stable
Root: Not rooted (flash SuperSU)
G-Apps: Built-in
Screenshots: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/L1pj/rtUm4UM1V
Review
Download:
MiUI Stable v7.2.1.0 [Yadi.sk]
MiUI Stable v7.2.1.0 [Cloud.Mail.ru]
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MiUI 8

Features
v6.6.16:
No Double-Tap-To-Wake (DTTW). By romalover. Shared by northwindtrades (thank them here).

v6.12.25:
Presenting to you the new and latest build of MiUI v8. With almost all bugs fixed. Really smooth and fast. Can be used as a daily driver with no issues.
This ROM can be ported to all MT6582 devices running Android 4.4.2, so do not keep asking me if it will work on your device or not.
Thanks to MIX TEAM for porting. - kemo12533
Screenshots (v6.12.25)

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Download:
MiUIsu v8 (6.6.16)
MiUIsu v8 (6.12.25)
Lollipop

CyanogenMod 12.1 (LP 5.1.1)
Features
- All CyanogenMod 12.1 features
- Super smooth
- App2SD working perfectly
- Run HD games without crashes
- Extended life - lasts for very a long period
- Video recording working in stock camera, 3rd party apps need testing
- USSD working
- GPS working
- VPN Working
- FM Radio working (only with earphones)
- 1080p playback fixed
- Stability improvements
- No longer need to reboot for apps to appear in the App Drawer
- No network drops
- And so much more, everything which you expect to get working in your stock ROM is working in this build of CM 12.1 for Lenovo A5000
Download:
CM 12.1 Bugless v3
CM 12.1 StableEdition
CM 12.1 Dev-ROM - most suitable & can support OTG & DTTW (Double-Tap-To-Wake)
Patches:
A5000 Baseband/IMEI Fix - for those who have baseband bug/SIM not working, you need to flash the correct baseband version too (credits: FurqanHanif)
OTG & Double-Tap-To-Wake - this patch is only suitable for CM 12.1 Dev-ROM
G-Apps: G-Apps 5.1.1
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Vibe UI 2.0
Download: Vibe UI 2.0
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Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2
Features
Some friends here asked about this ROM and here we are.
This ROM has been tested and you will find it smooth and easy to use. They found every bug in the ROM and fixed it so it's very stable and more than other CM ROMs. The stable test was good for the ROM.
Screenshots

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Download:
Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by Opiz Zipo
Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by DRT
Patches:
Settings/About fix
OR
Settings fix (embedded)
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OctOS 5.1.1

Features
- All OctOs features
Visit https://www.teamoctos.com/ for full feature list
- Based on latest sources (r35)
- Super smooth
- More stable and smoother than CM 12.1 Bugless v3
- App2SD is working perfectly
- Run HD games without crashes
- Video Recording working in stock camera (default CM camera)
- USSD working
- GPS working
- 1080p playback fixed
- 1080p recording
- Stability improvements
- Super fast boot up
- Super fast app optimization
- Themes working
- SMS working
- No longer need to reboot for apps to appear in App Drawer
- No network drops
- And so much more, everything which you expect to get working in your stock ROM is working in this ROM
Screenshots

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Download: OctOS 5.1.1
G-Apps: G-Apps
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L-Prime 5.0.2

Features
It's the first Lollipop based ROM from a friend � Sennid Atecnal
- Smooth and 99.9% bugless
- 3mint battery setting added
- Buzz launcher added
- Tweaks like miley added
- G-Apps included in this ROM
- Better battery backup
- No lags, especially for gamers
- Exposed installer not included (for some user option)
- Explore the rest for yourself
- Enjoy and hit thanks for the porter
Download: L-Prime 5.0.2
Patches: Offline charge fix
Marshmallow

CyanogenMod 13 (MM 6.0.1)
Features
Hello guys.
As promised, I ported and tested it and it was very good for the phone. The Bluetooth and GPS will not work for now, everything else is stable. It will take some time to upload it and get the permission from the maker to share.
Edit: I am uploading it right now so please wait, it will take some hours, upload speed is [23.3Kb/s]
Screenshots

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Download: CM 13
G-Apps: G-Apps 6.0.1
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Resurrection Remix v5.6.7 - 5.7.3

Features
v5.6.7: Hello guys,
I know you missed me, I missed you too guys; let's get back to work.
Android Version: 6.0.1
ROM State: Smooth/Stable
Not Working: Camera, GPS
Everything else is working fine

v5.6.8: Hey guys, how are you?
Porter: Scout919/Juspher Pedrozo <----- same person :p
Fixer: Wac Pereng
Changelog: Bottom of post #811

v5.7.0 & v5.7.3: Hey again,
Sorry for late addition, I will try to update the page with the lastest and tested ROMs as I can - kemo12533
5.7.0 porter: babigabi (thank them here)
5.7.3 porter: northwindtrades (thank them here)
Fixer: Wac Pereng
Changelog v5.7.3: ResurrectionRemix - v5.7.3 - Android 6.0.1_r61 - 2016/08/07
Download:
v5.6.7
v5.6.8
v5.7.0 MEGA.nz
v5.7.0 Google Drive
v5.7.3
Patches:
RR 5.6.7 Camera & OTG fix by byseby & Wac Pereng:
R-Remix 5.6.7 camera fix by byseby
Camera & OTG fix by Wac Pereng
RR 5.6.8 + 5.7.0 + 5.7.3 Camera & OTG fix by Wac Pereng:
MEGA.nz
MEGA.nz - re-upload
Google Drive - re-upload
RR 5.7.3 GPS Patch:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1Ee0JPRAllUM0lEdTJ6Rml2bFk
G-Apps:
G-Apps 6.0.1 (RR v5.6.7)
G-Apps (RR v5.6.8+)
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AICP 11

Features
Hey guys, I know, again.
Ported by Juspher Pedrozo, thanks for your hard work.
Camera
Video recording in stock/Google camera is working with 1080p!
Audio in calls
Bluetooth
USSD
Audio
Mic
RIL
SMS (Receive and Send both working)
Wi-Fi
Data
RIL is now more stable
Dual SIM
G-Apps
Hotspot
Screen Recording
Both storages (SD and Internal) mounting in both Phone and PC
720p working in YouTube

Bugs:
GPS - partially working
Few bugs here and there (might or might not be noticeable)
Screenshots

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Download: AICP 11
G-Apps: G-Apps
SEE POST #3 FOR MORE ROMs...
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TUTORIALS

How To Rollback To KitKat From Lollipop
  1. IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEI (both of them), your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
  2. On the Download tab, click [Scatter-loading] to load the scatter file (MT6582_Android_scatter.txt) which it located in the folder of wherever you extracted your custom ROM to
  3. "Wait" for checksum to complete (about half a second...)
  4. Under that make sure [Firmware Upgrade] is selected from the drop-down menu and NOT [Download Only] nor [Format All + Download]
  5. Make sure your phone is turned off
  6. Make sure EVERYTHING IS TICKED
  7. Click the [Download] button (big green arrow button at the top)
    FROM HERE ON FORTH YOUR WARRANTY IS VOID (that is if you rolled back to someone else's dump of KK 4.4.2 and not your original backup of KK 4.4.2 that you made, IF you made one)
  8. Without turning your phone on, connect it to the computer
  9. It will start flashing the firmware to your phone and when it is done a check mark will appear, click OK
  10. Disconnect the phone from the computer and boot up to check if it worked
How To Flash A Zip Or Img File via Recovery (e.g. ROM, G-Apps, Patch, Kernel, etc.)
IMPORTANT: You must be on kernel 3.4.67 to flash 3.4.67 kernel based ROMs, or on kernel 3.10.54 to flash 3.10.54 kernel based ROMs.
IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEIs, your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
  1. Backup your entire ROM
  2. If flashing a ROM, wipe the standard (Data, Cache, and Dalvik Cache in the [Wipe] menu (you WILL lose your Data (apps & stuff) so you BETTER have backed that up too)
  3. On the TWRP menu, tap [Install] and then select your .zip or .img file that you transferred to your memory card (recommended), internal storage, or USB drive via OTG, and install it
  4. When it's done, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache ONLY, then tap Reboot
    Order of flashing queue: ROM > G-Apps > Patches
    NOTE: Your phone will stay on the Lenovo logo for 5, 10, or even 15 minutes on your FIRST boot up, so don't panic.
How To Restore IMEI
  1. Download MTK Droid Tools v2.5.3
  2. When opening, make sure you extract it to a new folder, else you will have clutter everywhere
  3. Connect phone, click ROOT (necessary) in bottom right, click Yes, and on the phone grant the permission
  4. Now you can click "IMEI/NVRAM" button and enter them, click "Replace IMEI", when done click OK, click Reboot, and click Normal
  5. Afterwards, reboot into recovery and backup NVRAM - this contains your IMEI
    NOTE: If you could not click the "IMEI/NVRAM" button, root the phone first then retry the tutorial
How To Boot Into Recovery
Whilst the phone is turned off/first time after flashing recovery:
  1. The method is actually a bit temperamental: Simultaneously press & hold both volume buttons and then press & hold the power button also (so you're now holding 3 buttons) and hold them until it vibrates AND the Lenovo logo comes onto the screen, then only let go of the power button; once you see the TWRP logo you can let go of the volume buttons
  2. The first screen will ask you if you to confirm that you want to modify with your phone, swipe to confirm... this will not allow the phone to restore the original Lenovo Recovery
  3. Now you're ready to flash Root tools, custom ROMs, patches, etc. that you downloaded
Whilst the phone is turned on:
  1. Open the power menu
  2. Tap Reboot, then immediately hold Vol+ & Vol- buttons and don't let go till it reboots and takes you to recovery menu
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PATCHES, TWEAKS, AND TIPS

SEE POST #4
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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
I flashed ... ROM and now it's not booting past the Lenovo logo, what do I do?
There's a thing called the kernel which talks with the phone's hardware. The Lenovo A5000 has two kernel versions 3.4.67 and 3.10.54. ROMs made for a certain kernel will not work on other kernel version. You either have to upgrade to Lollipop (3.10.54) or downgrade to KitKat (3.4.67).

I'm trying to flash this ... ROM but I'm getting "Error 7", what do I do?
DON'T wipe everything before flashing a custom ROM. Just do a normal factory reset i.e. clear Data, Dalvik Cache, and Cache.

Should the [email protected] kernel be flashed again after flashing a custom ROM?
If you downgraded to stock KitKat (S030) and are experiencing touch lag, then go ahead and flash it.

The kernel is already embedded in the custom ROMs shared here (exept for AICP 11), so why should you flash it again?
Some bugs like the camera bug embed itself into the Cache and a quick reflash of the kernel via recovery can temporarily fix the problem.

Can the modified boot.img of other ROMs be used for porting other ROMs?
The answer is mostly yes. Some AOSP ROMs (e.g. Validus) may have different ramdisk files, so you may get a bootloop. If you're trying to port a Cyanogen based ROM (e.g. Cyanogen..., Resurrection Remix, Temasek, etc.) you won't be getting this problem.

Which ROM and which version of it is the best?
A very subjective question so I can't answer it completely. Most users here use RR 5.7.4 or 5.5.9, CM 13 or 12.1, MiUI 8 or MiUI 7, etc. You'll have to try and choose for yourself.

Anyone working on Android 7?
Eek sounds like work. There's already an Nougat build for our device with kernel v3.10.54.
RIL is unstable and so is video decoding so wait for a stable build.

I flashed this ... ROM and now I'm getting boot animation in loop?
Use TWRP 3.x.x.x. Stay away from other TWRP versions like 2.8.x.x, 2.8.5.x, etc.

Is OTG working?
Our device started getting OTG from the S029 update onwards officially.
OTG is accessible via ES File Explorer in custom ROMS as well.​
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CREDITS
Thanks @kemo12533 for starting the original thread and sharing ROMs
@luckasfb & darklord4822 - for custom kernels that kept the device alive. Please consider donating to them for their hard work: [email protected] & darklord4822 :good::good:
@Scout919 - one of the guys who we started porting along with, has shared many ROMs
@7awliet - came out of nowhere and quickly turned this thread from a mess into a clean thread and played key role in revamping OP, fixing bugs, released guides, porting scripts, shared MiUI patches
@Androidowl54 - new member who's releasing ROMs
@northwindtrades - compiled tutorials & guides, FAQs; tested, reported, and fixed bugs; ported and shared ROMs, shared patches :good:
@babigabi - another friend who we started porting along with, has shared many ROMs
@9jabasewap - bundled fixes for easy access and shared a few ROMs
@FurqanHanif - shared Xposed and few MiUI ROMs
@willy90 - shared settings fix for RR LP
@andreidi - kept the work alive in 2017
4PDA Lenovo A5000
SRT Team
And thanks to everyone for using, testing, and reporting bugs
Please tell me if I've missed any contributors and I'll add them​

Thanks for visiting :)
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THREAD UPDATES

2017-05-03:
Fixed link to CyanogenMod 12.1 Bugless v3 (thanks to @frankv723)

2017-03-30:
Expect to be running TWRP version 3.x.x.x (IF using TWRP)
No longer recommending a TWRP version lower than 3.x.x.x

2017-03-29:
Re-uploaded Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by Opiz Zipo to Google Drive
Added andreidi to the credits

2017-03-28:
Added mirror for 9jabasewap Patches Collection under Patches section

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UNOFFICIAL FIRMWARE (CONTINUED)

KitKat

Share some ROMs

Lollipop

Exodus
Features
VPN works fine for me
Sound not too loud either
Kernel version 3.4.67

Use G-Apps and SuperSU for Android 5

Bugs noticed:
Stock front camera may crash when taking photos but third party apps work fine, so I won't look into it
Can't turn off navigation bar (I wouldn't want to because of the instant switch tab option in it)

Credits:
- Fire855 - The legend who made CM for MTK possible
- Fathurrehman Ara - Initial Porter/Dev
- Ajit Guraya - Fixed storage, SuperSU zip and META-INF and patched the boot, porting guide, support, sharing reworked edition of this build
- Obaid muneer
- Unknown Team
- www.mtkroms.com

Ported by northwindtrades (thank them here)
ScreenshotsDownload: Exodus
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HTC SENSE 7 (AOSP Based)

Features
Full Deodexed
Supports OTG
Dual 3G
Supports themes
Without the need to tweak
Sound enhancement, etc.

Download the G-Apps for Android 5.0

Bugs: Try to find

Credit:
Abie (Lenovo A5000 Indonesia member on FB)
4PDA
9jabasewap for sharing (thank them here)
Translated by: Victor Temenu (Don Vman)
Screenshots

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Download: HTC SENSE 7 A5000
G-Apps: Google Apps Android 5.0
Marshmallow

BrokenOS
Features
Flash SuperSU zip linked above (others won't work).
NOTE: Don't update Layers Manager, it will break the support for Layers in this ROM

From A5000 Philippines FB Group. Ported by Scout919 (thank them here).
Download: BrokenOS
SuperSU: SuperSU
G-Apps: (ARM, 6.0, Pico is suggested)
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TipsyOS

Features
I successfully ported TipsyOS today. Seems that all works properly. Camera, Data, and Wi-Fi works. Bluetooth must be flashed separately. The ROM indeed looks like it's better than BrokenOS. See the screenshots I just made.
The ROM is stable, fast, and smooth, and seems to be better than BrokenOS. It has an amazing battery backup and awesome RAM management.

Bugs:
GPS partially working
VPN not working
Flash G-Apps directly after flashing the ROM, reboot, flash SuperSu.

From http://www.mtkroms.com/. Ported by babigabi (thank them here).
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Download: TipsyOS
SuperSU: SuperSU
G-Apps: (ARM, 6.0, Pico works)
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Validus 6.0.1

Features
Performance wise the best I've used. Choose Nova Launcher on bootup it supports CyanogenMod Theme Engine (CMTE). This is the only ROM here that supports Cyanogen Theme Engine but has AOSP RAM management. Also has decent amount of customisation including headers.

Drawbacks:
1) Music player isn't sleek but ViPER4Android FX make up for it (you can always go for 3rd party)
2) No stock file explorer, so you have to download one from Google Play to get you started

Use SuperSU and G-Apps for Android 6

Credits:
Ferhung - The man behind CM13 for MT6582
Fire855 - Another legend
Hyperion70
Ajit Guraya - Compiled Screw'D AOSP for MT6582 from source and fixed camera!
Minh Quoc and Karim Gahgah - For video recording fix
Aniruddha Adhikary - For his amazing USSD fix
Team Roger That - Ajit Guraya, Diparth Shah, Pawan Diyal, Ashutosh Dubey, Waseem Maya, Ankit Bhatangar, Rohan Taneja, Vipul Jha, Pranav Reddy
Diparth Shah
Ground Zero ROM Team/Devs
Required blobs (really huge thanks!): nofearnohappy, Varun Chitre, Ariafan, Vlad.masti, Fire855, Alex

Ported by northwindtrades (thank them here)
Screenshots: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-CJc5WWY-rocjRZZ0l2a2RaZDA/view
Download: Validus RC1.9.3
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Temasek (CM 13 Unofficial)

Features
All Temasek features
No sound distortion
ViPER4Android
OTG mode
Customize headers, etc.
GPS fixed (contains 4 GPS patches)
File manager may crash on the first use but after that it'll be fine
ViPER4Android will ask to install addon on the first use, if it says app not responding tap wait (instead of closing) and it will be fine

Use G-Apps for Android 6, SuperSU of your choice ;)

Credits:
Ferhung - The man behind CM13 for MT6582
Fire855 - Another legend
Hyperion70
Diparth Shah
Ajit Guraya - Compiled Temasek's CM13 for MT6582 from source and fixed camera!
Minh Quoc and Karim Gahgah - For video recording fix
Aniruddha Adhikary - For his amazing USSD fix
Team Roger That - Ajit Guraya, Diparth Shah, Pawan Diyal, Ashutosh Dubey, Waseem Maya, Ankit Bhatangar, Rohan Taneja, Vipul Jha, Pranav Reddy
Temasek, Arter97 - For developing Temasek
Required blobs (really huge thanks!): nofearnohappy, Varun Chitre, Ariafan, Vlad.masti, Fire855, Alex

Ported to Lenovo A5000 by [email protected]/northwindtrades (thank them here)
Thanks to 4PDA & @7awliet for the GPS patches
Download: Temasek CM 13
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SlimROM

Ported by Scout919 (thank them here)
Download: SlimROM A5000
G-Apps: G-Apps
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HexagonOS

Features
Kernel version 3.4.67
HexagonOS version 1.2
Use TWRP 3.x.x.x
Use G-Apps for Android 6, preferably Pico
SuperSU for root rights
Standard flashing instructions apply

Fast and stable ROM having a lot of cool features
Boots faster than 3.10.103 kernel ROMs
Dolby is embedded

Bugs:
VPN and direct 2G/3G switch

Credits:
AJIT FOR BASE
FERHUNG, FIRE855
KISNA P PATEL
SURAJ LAD
TIRTH PATEL
TLS
ROYAL PORTING TEAM
AMiTAV(AB)
XDF
DroidVN Team for developing

Thanks to:
@northwindtrades - ported ROM for Lenovo A5000, fixed storage, Google connection error and camera
@luckasfb - their custom kernel 3.4.67 fixed touch lag error
@7awliet - their porting and patching list makes life easy
@andreidi - had their storage fix to guide me, and to think I helped them build it in the first place eek
Screenshots

download%2B%25281%2529.jpg
Download: HERE
And don't forget to thank THEIR post! :eek:
Nougat

Share some ROMs

More ROMs
http://x7customroms.blogspot.com/ - this is the work of Hussein or androidowl54 (I think, if its not please tell me and I'll edit it)
http://mtk65roms.blogspot.com/ (formerly http://www.mtkroms.com/) - Ajit Guraya
https://www.facebook.com/mt65roms - MT65xx ROMs Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtkroms/ - mtkroms FB Group
http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=663798 - 4PDA Lenovo A5000 page
http://www.9jabasewap.com.ng/ - 9jabasewap's blog
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PATCHES, TWEAKS, AND TIPS

Instructions For Installing Recovery from ROOTED Lenovo A5000
  1. You must have root.
  2. Download BusyBox from Google Play and install it.
  3. Download Rashr - Flash Tool from Google Play and install it.
    OR
    Download Flashify from Google Play and install it.
  4. Give all those apps root access.
  5. Backup your stock recovery to check if your phone will work with this app.
  6. If successful flash the custom recovery.
    If unsuccessful flash recovery via SP Flash Tools.
How To Restore Serial Number (will make tutorial soon)
http://www.gizbeat.com/6058/how-to-...-for-mtk6582-mtk6572-mtk6592-mtk6589-mtk6595/

Most patches/fixes bundled by 9jabasewap (mostly for MiUI)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/and...5000-root-recovery-roms-t3316677/post68570736
Re-uploaded (Google Drive mirror - view in List view from top-right): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1Ee0JPRAllUM0lEdTJ6Rml2bFk?usp=sharing

Lenovo A5000 patches mostly for MiUI from 4PDA shared here by 7awliet
https://drive.google.com/drive/mobi...9sWkVPYkdQeG8?usp=sharing&sort=13&direction=a

NOTE: Some of the ROMs are old, they were shared before the camera and GPS patches were made so you may have to flash camera and GPS patches

Complete camera fix by Wac Pereng
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwJcBxTArUKDT0o0OEdFbHV2aFU/view

Tip to fully fix the camera after flashing camera patch
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=69472046&postcount=1581

Screen recorder fix
http://forum.xda-developers.com/and...5000-root-recovery-roms-t3316677/post66983152

Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 Settings fix
Instructions: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68973428&postcount=1533
Fix: http://mtk65roms.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/final-resurrection-remix-bugless-mt6582.html

Thanks for reading, try not to quote this wall of text.​
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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS (CONTINUED)
I read the thread and still have problems with my IMEI/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth?
Please check that the IMEI number of your phone matches the one on its original box, if it doesn't then you can fix that by following the tutorial above. Remember: backup first, always. As for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, please include the first 6 characters of, both, your Wi-Fi Address (XX:XX:XX) and Bluetooth Address (XX:XX:XX), you may need to flash a patch/different ROM, or ask someone for help in the original thread (linked in the first line of this thread). Thank You.

ABC, XYZ, 123! Help?!
If you still cannot find the solution to your problem, then please try what you should have at the beginning - in the original thread (linked in the first line of this thread) use the search box that is on the RIGHT side of the screen. You will need minimum 10 posts to use the search box. If you still cannot find a solution then, I am sorry, I cannot help you further than that.​
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Thank you for reviving this thread. It gave me a lot of fixed problems thanks to you guys :)
But I have one problem that I am facing right now. The RR 5.7.4 that I downloaded with 3.10.103 kernel. Everything is working good so far but It cant read my sim card lol. Some one suggested to edit the update-script file but i dont know what to edit. Some suggestions would be nice. Thank you
 

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Thank you for reviving this thread. It gave me a lot of fixed problems thanks to you guys :)
But I have one problem that I am facing right now. The RR 5.7.4 that I downloaded with 3.10.103 kernel. Everything is working good so far but It cant read my sim card lol. Some one suggested to edit the update-script file but i dont know what to edit. Some suggestions would be nice. Thank you

Use the baseband and nvram patch

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Batman bootlogo: https://mega.nz/#!b95nFIrJ!CIz0i0BCYBoyN7w31GMuCnfCA9m8EQt73YjnZJvkkoE
Batman side view bootlogo: https://mega.nz/#!XhRwETjT!VF0C6PA4vZlJMpA7vPomx3H2k5dGTMMWrXHKYiK8D5U
Iron Man : https://mega.nz/#!b0xUVBwB!n7tGo-2r7qrJBXXkw1Q1Hq7gxBDOo_ErgV1tXjQVJJ8

Stock logo and animation: https://mega.nz/#!3spQAATL!mJpZzfwQn1pMUTd7CaG2oN4cPGQu6wgq2_-Bw7uZjb4


Here's Some Flashable Bootlogo and Animation
Credits to Lenovo a5000 Philippines for Logobuilder and Stock logo and animation
I made the Bootlogo with Logobuilder ..Bootlogo is from lenovo a536 credits to them?

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TWRP v3.0.3 w/ Material Design Theme? : https://mega.nz/#!6oRX3LiD!GPHJpoI3nRpOFo2BMlvhLwMpmp8sETWG__atQNw2b4E

Features: added compatibility in flashing nougat and marshmallow Roms
Flash with your Current TWRP or with Flashify/Rashr-FT
Credits to Lenovo a5000 philippines for providing Direct Link
And Lenovoa5k.blogspot.com for the File(I don't know where he provides it because he do not give credits)
For the Maker of this Recovery Mode , Thanks!
 
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Use the baseband and nvram patch

---------- Post added at 11:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:28 PM ----------

Batman bootlogo: https://mega.nz/#!b95nFIrJ!CIz0i0BCYBoyN7w31GMuCnfCA9m8EQt73YjnZJvkkoE
Batman side view bootlogo: https://mega.nz/#!XhRwETjT!VF0C6PA4vZlJMpA7vPomx3H2k5dGTMMWrXHKYiK8D5U
Iron Man : https://mega.nz/#!b0xUVBwB!n7tGo-2r7qrJBXXkw1Q1Hq7gxBDOo_ErgV1tXjQVJJ8

Stock logo and animation: https://mega.nz/#!3spQAATL!mJpZzfwQn1pMUTd7CaG2oN4cPGQu6wgq2_-Bw7uZjb4


Here's Some Flashable Bootlogo and Animation
Credits to Lenovo a5000 Philippines for Logobuilder and Stock logo and animation
I made the Bootlogo with Logobuilder ..Bootlogo is from lenovo a536 credits to them

---------- Post added 28th March 2017 at 12:03 AM ---------- Previous post was 27th March 2017 at 11:48 PM ----------

TWRP v3.0.3 w/ Material Design Theme : https://mega.nz/#!6oRX3LiD!GPHJpoI3nRpOFo2BMlvhLwMpmp8sETWG__atQNw2b4E

Features: added compatibility in flashing nougat and marshmallow Roms
Flash with your Current TWRP or with Flashify/Rashr-FT
Credits to Lenovo a5000 philippines for providing Direct Link
And Lenovoa5k.blogspot.com for the File(I don't know where he provides it because he do not give credits)
For the Maker of this Recovery Mode , Thanks!
:good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good::good: ENJOY!
 
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the link to 9jabasewap's patch collection is dead. are there any other sources? Ty very much

I'll re-upload. EDIT: Done.

I noticed some problems trying to connect to the site a few times a couple of months ago, so I decided to download the collection just in case. Good job that I did.
 
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For those having SIM read problems with RR v5.7.4 (kernel 3.10.103) - I don't know where you got this ROM from but if you didn't get it from this thread or even the original thread then you can't really expect a lot of help :\
 

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For those having SIM read problems with RR v5.7.4 (kernel 3.10.103) - I don't know where you got this ROM from but if you didn't get it from this thread or even the original thread then you can't really expect a lot of help :\
Just Reflash It or Install Zip for NVRAM and baseband file

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For those having SIM read problems with RR v5.7.4 (kernel 3.10.103) - I don't know where you got this ROM from but if you didn't get it from this thread or even the original thread then you can't really expect a lot of help :
Just Reflash It or Install Zip for NVRAM and baseband file
Not Facing Some Problems with it except the camera

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Hey , can i flash Temasek (CM 13 Unofficial) on Lollipop? And btw what kernel is it? Thanks! :confused: :fingers-crossed:
I guess it is in the 3.4.67 kernel and its safe to flash enjoy!
 

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Hey , can i flash Temasek (CM 13 Unofficial) on Lollipop? And btw what kernel is it? Thanks! :confused: :fingers-crossed:

I guess it is in the 3.4.67 kernel and its safe to flash enjoy!

The answer to your question is in the first answer of the FAQs section. Please read the post as it states at the very beginning.

Marshmallow ROMs (nearly all) are based on kernel 3.4.67. Flash kernel 3.4.67 ROMs over kernel 3.4.67 ROMs and flash kernel 3.10.54 ROMs over kernel 3.10.54 ROMs.

99% you will have to downgrade to a KItKat ROM first (e.g stock S030) because KitKat ROMs are based on kernel 3.4.67, or you will get a brick (boot loop). If you don't downgrade you have a 1% chance of success, but do as you wish. No one here is liable.

Also, all tutorials to do everything needed are in the first post under the Tutorials section. Please read, thank you.
 
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The answer to your question is in the first answer of the FAQs section. Please read the post as it states at the very beginning.

Marshmallow ROMs (nearly all) are based on kernel 3.4.67. Flash kernel 3.4.67 ROMs over kernel 3.4.67 ROMs and flash kernel 3.10.54 ROMs over kernel 3.10.54 ROMs.

99% you will have to downgrade to a KItKat ROM first (e.g stock S124) because KitKat ROMs are based on kernel 3.4.67, or you will get a brick (boot loop). If you don't downgrade you have a 1% chance of success, but do as you wish. No one here is liable.

Also, all tutorials to do everything needed are in the first post under the Tutorials section. Please read, thank you.

Its tested by Me You can Flash it directly even your current ROM is Kitkat/Lollipop/Marshmallow/Nougat .....But The Thing is Format Dalvik,Cache,System,Internal Storage then Restart Your Recovery After Formatting Then Install Your Desired ROM <3
 

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Its tested by Me You can Flash it directly even your current ROM is Kitkat/Lollipop/Marshmallow/Nougat .....But The Thing is Format Dalvik,Cache,System,Internal Storage then Restart Your Recovery After Formatting Then Install Your Desired ROM <3

Understood, but this requires backing up Data everytime and also wiping the System partition is generally not recommended because ROMs are built differently and could cause a boot loop.
 
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Long story short,my class got supended for the week cuz a friend broke another's head because of trolling in Facebook and whatsapp:p. So new roms ......maybe;)
Its tested by Me You can Flash it directly even your current ROM is Kitkat/Lollipop/Marshmallow/Nougat .....But The Thing is Format Dalvik,Cache,System,Internal Storage then Restart Your Recovery After Formatting Then Install Your Desired ROM <3

News to me.how did you get the 3.4 kernel to work over 3.10 version? Maybe some misunderstanding? So you were in stock lollipop with 3.10.54 kernel and you flashed roms with 3.4.67 kernel and booted successfully?:confused:
P.S I'm aware you can flash over different Android versions and I've done it many times for testing bugs
But never over different kernel version.
@7awliet I forgot to add andreidi in credits.my bad but he came pretty late:angel:
 
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Understood, but this requires backing up Data everytime and also wiping the System partition is generally not recommended because ROMs are built differently and could cause a boot loop.
One Time It got me A Bootloop is on Marshmallow/Nougat Roms built in 3.10.103 kernel...but it got fix when I installed the V3.0.3 of TWRP....But I still recommend to install stock firmware before flashing any 3.4.67 built ROM because sometimes it may cause bootloops and swipe lags.

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THIS THREAD IS A REVAMP AND ARCHIVE OF THE All about Lenovo A5000 [Root,Recovery,Roms,....etc] THREAD FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF UPDATES.

WELCOME!

IMPORTANT: DISCLAIMER: Some actions will void your warranty so read fully before beginning the tutorials. The author take no responsibility for the outcome of your computer nor phone for following any instructions in this post.

Feel free to ask a question IF you can't find your answer in this post.
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BACKUP

FIRST, you're going to need to BACKUP your device FULLY - no ifs, no buts, because it saves everyone the headache.

Tutorials here, there, and everywhere for that. https://pinoyscreencast.net/others/get-stock-rom-romdump-mediatek-mt6582-via-mtk-droid-root-tools/

Or just Google or YouTube "backup rom mt6582". Try not to go the method that asks you to remove your battery because: 1) that's usually not for phones like A5000, 2) there are other methods available. Get familiar with the process and comfortable with it. Note all the common things across the tutorials.

You have to flash a recovery (e.g. TWRP), then root, then you can do whatever you want.
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RECOVERY

Instructions For Installing Recovery via SP Flash Tool
This tutorial assumes you are on KitKat (KK) 4.4.2. If you are on Lollipop (LP) then follow the tutorial How To Rollback To KitKat.

Download SP Flash Tool (video tutorial on that page on how to install the driver too, which is a must).
Download TWRP v3.0.0.0 (A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0.zip) from the link below and extract it (to A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0). Now you can start.
IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEI (both of them), your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
Do not connect your phone to the computer until you are told to do so and please don't start this tutorial with low battery
Download SP Flash Tool for Windows or Linux (I have not tried the Linux version yet so I don't know how much different the Linux version will be)
Extract SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1628_Win.zip (to SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1628_Win)
In that folder open SP Flash Tool (flash_tool.exe - preferably right-click [Run as administrator])
On the Download tab, click [Scatter-loading] to load the scatter file (MT6582_Android_scatter.txt) which is located in A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0
"Wait" for checksum to complete (about half a second...)
Under that make sure [Download Only] is selected from the drop-down menu and not [Format All + Download] nor [Firmware Upgrade]
Make sure your phone is turned off
Make sure Recovery is the ONLY THING TICKED
Click the [Download] button (big green arrow button at the top)
FROM HERE ON FORTH YOUR WARRANTY IS VOID (that is if you don't ever roll back to your stock backup that you made)
Without turning your phone on, connect it to the computer
It will start flashing the Recovery tool to your phone and when it is done a check mark will appear, click OK
Disconnect the phone from the computer. Done.
Downloads For Recovery
TWRP Recovery
TWRP v3.0.0.0
TWRP v3.0.0.0 (flashable via recovery IF you know what you are doing) (credits: romario_ne)
TWRP v2.8.7.0
TWRP Special features:
Full support for the SELinux
Mounting internal and external SDcard to the PC in MTP mode
Will work with flash file systems, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS
Choice FS (ext2, ext3, ext4, f2fs, exFAT, FAT32) to formatted partition
Removal of screenshots by clamping power + volume down (stored in: /sdcard/Pictures/screenshots)
Support OTA
Full functionality adb
Charge battery
Applied Materialised theme from z31s1g
Added the ability to set the .img files (go to the [Install], at the top panel, switch from [Install Zip] to [Install Image])
PhilZ Touch Recovery
MEGA.nz
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ROOT

Instructions For Installing Root
For a simple method, you can use KingRoot, however this may not work for everyone and flashing SuperSU is recommended instead.
On the TWRP menu, tap [Install] and then select your root tool (e.g. recovery flashable SuperSU linked below) file that you transferred to your memory card (recommended), internal storage, or USB OTG, and install it
When it's done, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache, NOTHING ELSE
Tap Reboot System and you're done.
NOTE: Your phone will stay on the Lenovo logo for 10-15 minutes on your FIRST boot up, so don't panic.
Downloads For Root
KingRoot
OR
SuperSU from Google Play
Recovery flashable SuperSU
Mirror: recovery flashable SuperSU
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OFFICIAL FIRMWARE

KitKat
Downloads
Link 1: A5000_S030_150713_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [Latest 4.4.2]
OR
Link 2: A5000_S030_150713_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [Latest 4.4.2]
Lollipop
Downloads
Link 1: A5000_S124_151118_ROW [Google Drive] [5.0.1]
OR
Link 2: A5000_S124_151118_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [5.0.1]
OR
Link 3: A5000_S124_151118_8G_ROW_WC08 [Google Drive] [5.0.1 (OTA format) (flashable via Recovery)]

S125 - released February 2017: Available, link coming soon.
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UNOFFICIAL FIRMWARE

KitKat

MiUI 7
Features
ROM Version: 7.2.1.0
ROM State: Stable
Root: Not rooted (flash SuperSU)
G-Apps: Built-in
Screenshots: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/L1pj/rtUm4UM1V
Review
Download:
MiUI Stable v7.2.1.0 [Yadi.sk]
MiUI Stable v7.2.1.0 [Cloud.Mail.ru]​
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MiUI 8
Features
v6.6.16:
No Double-Tap-To-Wake (DTTW). By romalover. Shared by northwindtrades (thank them here).

v6.12.25:
Presenting to you the new and latest build of MiUI v8. With almost all bugs fixed. Really smooth and fast. Can be used as a daily driver with no issues.
This ROM can be ported to all MT6582 devices running Android 4.4.2, so do not keep asking me if it will work on your device or not.
Thanks to MIX TEAM for porting. - kemo12533
Screenshots (v6.12.25)



Download:
MiUIsu v8 (6.6.16)
MiUIsu v8 (6.12.25)​
Lollipop

CyanogenMod 12.1 (LP 5.1.1)
Features
- All CyanogenMod 12.1 features
- Super smooth
- App2SD working perfectly
- Run HD games without crashes
- Extended life - lasts for very a long period
- Video recording working in stock camera, 3rd party apps need testing
- USSD working
- GPS working
- VPN Working
- FM Radio working (only with earphones)
- 1080p playback fixed
- Stability improvements
- No longer need to reboot for apps to appear in the App Drawer
- No network drops
- And so much more, everything which you expect to get working in your stock ROM is working in this build of CM 12.1 for Lenovo A5000
Screenshots:
CM 12.1 - broken URLs
CM 12.1 Dev-ROM - broken URL
Download:
CM 12.1 Bugless v3
CM 12.1 StableEdition
CM 12.1 Dev-ROM - most suitable and can support OTG & DTTW (Double-Tap-To-Wake)
Patches:
A5000 Baseband/IMEI Fix - for those who have baseband bug/SIM not working, you need to flash the correct baseband version too (credits: FurqanHanif)
OTG & Double-Tap-To-Wake - this patch is only suitable for CM 12.1 Dev-ROM
G-Apps: G-Apps 5.1.1​
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Vibe UI 2.0
Features: Testers needed
Download: Vibe UI 2.0​
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Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2
Features
Some friends here asked about this ROM and here we are.
This ROM has been tested and you will find it smooth and easy to use. They found every bug in the ROM and fixed it so it's very stable and more than other CM ROMs. The stable test was good for the ROM.
Screenshots









Download:
Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by Opiz Zipo
Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by DRT
Patches:
Settings/About fix
OR
Settings fix (embedded)​
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OctOS 5.1.1
Features
- All OctOs features
Visit https://www.teamoctos.com/ for full feature list
- Based on latest sources (r35)
- Super smooth
- More stable and smoother than CM 12.1 Bugless v3
- App2SD is working perfectly
- Run HD games without crashes
- Video Recording working in stock camera (default CM camera)
- USSD working
- GPS working
- 1080p playback fixed
- 1080p recording
- Stability improvements
- Super fast boot up
- Super fast app optimization
- Themes working
- SMS working
- No longer need to reboot for apps to appear in App Drawer
- No network drops
- And so much more, everything which you expect to get working in your stock ROM is working in this ROM
Screenshots





Download: OctOS 5.1.1
G-Apps: G-Apps​
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L-Prime 5.0.2
Features
It's the first Lollipop based ROM from a friend � Sennid Atecnal.
- Smooth and 99.9% bugless
- 3mint battery setting added
- Buzz launcher added
- Tweaks like miley added
- G-Apps included in this ROM
- Better battery backup
- No lags, especially for gamers
- Exposed installer not included (for some user option)
- Explore the rest for yourself
- Enjoy and hit thanks for the porter
Download: L-Prime 5.0.2
Patches: Offline charge fix​
Marshmallow

CyanogenMod 13 (MM 6.0.1)
Features
Hello guys.
As promised, I ported and tested it and it was very good for the phone. The Bluetooth and GPS will not work for now, everything else is stable. It will take some time to upload it and get the permission from the maker to share.
Edit: I am uploading it right now so please wait, it will take some hours, upload speed is [23.3Kb/s]
Screenshots








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Download: CM 13
G-Apps: G-Apps 6.0.1​
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Resurrection Remix v5.6.7 - 5.7.3
Features
v5.6.7: Hello guys,
I know you missed me, I missed you too guys; let's get back to work.
Android Version: 6.0.1
ROM State: Smooth/Stable
Not Working: Camera, GPS
Everything else is working fine

v5.6.8: Hey guys, how are you?
Porter: Scout919/Juspher Pedrozo <----- same person :p
Fixer: Wac Pereng
Changelog: Bottom of post #811

v5.7.0 & v5.7.3: Hey again,
Sorry for late addition, I will try to update the page with the lastest and tested ROMs as I can - kemo12533
5.7.0 porter: babigabi (thank them here)
5.7.3 porter: northwindtrades (thank them here)
Fixer: Wac Pereng
Changelog v5.7.3: ResurrectionRemix - v5.7.3 - Android 6.0.1_r61 - 2016/08/07
Screenshots: Coming soon
Download:
v5.6.7
v5.6.8
v5.7.0 MEGA.nz
v5.7.0 Google Drive
v5.7.3
Patches:
RR 5.6.7 Camera & OTG fix by byseby & Wac Pereng:
R-Remix 5.6.7 camera fix by byseby
Camera & OTG fix by Wac Pereng
RR 5.6.8 + 5.7.0 + 5.7.3 Camera & OTG fix by Wac Pereng:
MEGA.nz
MEGA.nz - re-upload
Google Drive - re-upload
RR 5.7.3 GPS Patch:
#28 or #44
G-Apps:
G-Apps 6.0.1 (RR v5.6.7)
G-Apps (RR v5.6.8+)​
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AICP 11
Features
Hey guys, I know, again.
Ported by Juspher Pedrozo, thanks for your hard work.
Camera
Video recording in stock/Google camera is working with 1080p!
Audio in calls
Bluetooth
USSD
Audio
Mic
RIL
SMS (Receive and Send both working)
Wi-Fi
Data
RIL is now more stable
Dual SIM
G-Apps
Hotspot
Screen Recording
Both storages (SD and Internal) mounting in both Phone and PC
720p working in YouTube

Bugs:
GPS - partially working
Few bugs here and there (might or might not be noticeable)
Screenshots




Download: AICP 11
G-Apps: G-Apps​
SEE POST #3 FOR MORE ROMs...
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TUTORIALS

How To Rollback To KitKat From Lollipop
IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEI (both of them), your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
On the Download tab, click [Scatter-loading] to load the scatter file (MT6582_Android_scatter.txt) which it located in the folder of wherever you extracted your custom ROM to
"Wait" for checksum to complete (about half a second...)
Under that make sure [Firmware Upgrade] is selected from the drop-down menu and NOT [Download Only] nor [Format All + Download]
Make sure your phone is turned off
Make sure EVERYTHING IS TICKED
Click the [Download] button (big green arrow button at the top)
FROM HERE ON FORTH YOUR WARRANTY IS VOID (that is if you rolled back to someone else's dump of KK 4.4.2 and not your original backup of KK 4.4.2 that you made, IF you made one)
Without turning your phone on, connect it to the computer
It will start flashing the firmware to your phone and when it is done a check mark will appear, click OK
Disconnect the phone from the computer and boot up to check if it worked
How To Flash A Zip Or Img File via Recovery (e.g. ROM, G-Apps, Patch, Kernel, etc.)
IMPORTANT: You must be on kernel 3.4.67 to flash 3.4.67 kernel based ROMs, or on kernel 3.10.54 to flash 3.10.54 kernel based ROMs.
IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEIs, your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
Backup your entire ROM
If flashing a ROM, wipe the standard (Data, Cache, and Dalvik Cache in the [Wipe] menu (you WILL lose your Data (apps & stuff) so you BETTER have backed that up too)
On the TWRP menu, tap [Install] and then select your .zip or .img file that you transferred to your memory card (recommended), internal storage, or USB drive via OTG, and install it
When it's done, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache ONLY, then tap Reboot
Order of flashing queue: ROM > G-Apps > Patches
NOTE: Your phone will stay on the Lenovo logo for 5, 10, or even 15 minutes on your FIRST boot up, so don't panic.
How To Restore IMEI
Download MTK Droid Tools v2.5.3
When opening, make sure you extract it to a new folder, else you will have clutter everywhere
Connect phone, click ROOT (necessary) in bottom right, click Yes, and on the phone grant the permission
Now you can click "IMEI/NVRAM" button and enter them, click "Replace IMEI", when done click OK, click Reboot, and click Normal
Afterwards, reboot into recovery and backup NVRAM - this contains your IMEI
NOTE: If you could not click the "IMEI/NVRAM" button, root the phone first then retry the tutorial
How To Boot Into Recovery
Whilst the phone is turned off/first time after flashing recovery:The method is actually a bit temperamental: Simultaneously press & hold both volume buttons and then press & hold the power button also (so you're now holding 3 buttons) and hold them until it vibrates AND the Lenovo logo comes onto the screen, then only let go of the power button; once you see the TWRP logo you can let go of the volume buttons
The first screen will ask you if you to confirm that you want to modify with your phone, swipe to confirm... this will not allow the phone to restore the original Lenovo Recovery
Now you're ready to flash Root tools, custom ROMs, patches, etc. that you downloaded

Whilst the phone is turned on:
Open the power menu
Tap Reboot, then immediately hold Vol+ & Vol- buttons and don't let go till it reboots and takes you to recovery menu
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PATCHES, TWEAKS, AND TIPS
SEE POST #4
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FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
I flashed ... ROM and now it's not booting past the Lenovo logo, what do I do?
There's a thing called the kernel which talks with the phone's hardware. The Lenovo A5000 has two kernel versions 3.4.67 and 3.10.54. ROMs made for a certain kernel will not work on other kernel version. You either have to upgrade to Lollipop (3.10.54) or downgrade to KitKat (3.4.67).

I'm trying to flash this ... ROM but I'm getting "Error 7", what do I do?
DON'T wipe everything before flashing a custom ROM. Just do a normal factory reset i.e. clear Data, Dalvik Cache, and Cache.

Should the [email protected] kernel be flashed again after flashing a custom ROM?
If you downgraded to stock KitKat (S030) and are experiencing touch lag, then go ahead and flash it.

The kernel is already embedded in the custom ROMs shared here (exept for AICP 11), so why should you flash it again?
Some bugs like the camera bug embed itself into the Cache and a quick reflash of the kernel via recovery can temporarily fix the problem.

Can the modified boot.img of other ROMs be used for porting other ROMs?
The answer is mostly yes. Some AOSP ROMs (e.g. Validus) may have different ramdisk files, so you may get a bootloop. If you're trying to port a Cyanogen based ROM (e.g. Cyanogen..., Resurrection Remix, Temasek, etc.) you won't be getting this problem.

Which ROM and which version of it is the best?
A very subjective question so I can't answer it completely. Most users here use RR 5.7.4 or 5.5.9, CM 13 or 12.1, MiUI 8 or MiUI 7, etc. You'll have to try and choose for yourself.

Anyone working on Android 7?
Eek sounds like work. There's already an Nougat build for our device with kernel v3.10.54.
RIL is unstable and so is video decoding so wait for a stable build.

I flashed this ... ROM and now I'm getting boot animation in loop?
Use TWRP 3.x.x.x or TWRP 2.8.7.0. Stay away from other TWRP versions like 2.8.1.x, 2.8.5.x, etc.

Is OTG working?
Our device started getting OTG from the S029 update onwards officially.
OTG is accessible via ES File Explorer in custom ROMS as well.​
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CREDITS
Thanks @kemo12533 for starting the original thread and sharing ROMs
@luckasfb & darklord4822 - for custom kernels that kept the device alive. Please consider donating to them for their hard work: [email protected] & darklord4822 :good::good:
@Scout919 - one of the guys who we started porting along with, has shared many ROMs
@7awliet - came out of nowhere and quickly turned this thread from a mess into a clean thread and played key role in revamping OP, fixing bugs, released guides, porting scripts, shared MiUI patches
@Androidowl54 - new member who's releasing ROMs
@northwindtrades - compiled tutorials & guides, FAQs; tested, reported, and fixed bugs; ported and shared ROMs, shared patches :good:
@babigabi - another friend who we started porting along with, has shared many ROMs
@9jabasewap - bundled fixes for easy access and shared a few ROMs
@FurqanHanif - shared Xposed and few MiUI ROMs
@willy90 - shared settings fix for RR LP
4PDA Lenovo A5000
SRT Team
And thanks to everyone for using, testing, and reporting bugs
Please tell me if I've missed any contributors and I'll add them​

Thanks for visiting :)

Do not quote this post.​
BTW which of the RRemix 5.5.9 V2 Should I download? What's the difference of the two......Is The Other One Stable? Which is the Best?
 

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    THIS THREAD IS A REVAMP AND ARCHIVE OF THE All about Lenovo A5000 [Root,Recovery,Roms,....etc] THREAD FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF UPDATES.

    WELCOME!

    IMPORTANT: DISCLAIMER: Some actions will void your warranty so read fully before beginning the tutorials. The author take no responsibility for the outcome of your computer nor phone for following any instructions in this post.

    Feel free to ask a question IF you can't find your answer in this post.

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    BACKUP


    FIRST, you're going to need to BACKUP your device FULLY - no ifs, no buts, because it saves everyone the headache.

    Tutorials here, there, and everywhere for that. https://pinoyscreencast.net/others/get-stock-rom-romdump-mediatek-mt6582-via-mtk-droid-root-tools/

    Or just Google or YouTube "backup rom mt6582". Try not to go the method that asks you to remove your battery because: 1) that's usually not for phones like A5000, 2) there are other methods available. Get familiar with the process and comfortable with it. Note all the common things across the tutorials.

    You have to flash a recovery (e.g. TWRP), then root, then you can do whatever you want.
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    RECOVERY


    Instructions For Installing Recovery via SP Flash Tool
    This tutorial assumes you are on KitKat (KK) 4.4.2. If you are on Lollipop (LP) then follow the tutorial How To Rollback To KitKat.

    Download SP Flash Tool (video tutorial on that page on how to install the driver too, which is a must).
    Download TWRP v3.0.0.0 (A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0.zip) from the link below and extract it (to A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0). Now you can start.
    1. IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEI (both of them), your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
    2. Do not connect your phone to the computer until you are told to do so and please don't start this tutorial with low battery
    3. Download SP Flash Tool for Windows or Linux (I have not tried the Linux version yet so I don't know how much different the Linux version will be)
    4. Extract SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1628_Win.zip (to SP_Flash_Tool_v5.1628_Win)
    5. In that folder open SP Flash Tool (flash_tool.exe - preferably right-click [Run as administrator])
    6. On the Download tab, click [Scatter-loading] to load the scatter file (MT6582_Android_scatter.txt) which is located in A5000_TWRP_3.0.0.0
    7. "Wait" for checksum to complete (about half a second...)
    8. Under that make sure [Download Only] is selected from the drop-down menu and not [Format All + Download] nor [Firmware Upgrade]
    9. Make sure your phone is turned off
    10. Make sure Recovery is the ONLY THING TICKED
    11. Click the [Download] button (big green arrow button at the top)
      FROM HERE ON FORTH YOUR WARRANTY IS VOID (that is if you don't ever roll back to your stock backup that you made)
    12. Without turning your phone on, connect it to the computer
    13. It will start flashing the Recovery tool to your phone and when it is done a check mark will appear, click OK
    14. Disconnect the phone from the computer. Done.
    Downloads For Recovery
    TWRP Recovery
    TWRP v3.0.0.0
    TWRP v3.0.0.0 (flashable via recovery IF you know what you are doing) (credits: romario_ne)
    TWRP v2.8.7.0
    TWRP Special features:
    • Full support for the SELinux
    • Mounting internal and external SDcard to the PC in MTP mode
    • Will work with flash file systems, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS
    • Choice FS (ext2, ext3, ext4, f2fs, exFAT, FAT32) to formatted partition
    • Removal of screenshots by clamping power + volume down (stored in: /sdcard/Pictures/screenshots)
    • Support OTA
    • Full functionality adb
    • Charge battery
    • Applied Materialised theme from z31s1g
    • Added the ability to set the .img files (go to the [Install], at the top panel, switch from [Install Zip] to [Install Image])
    PhilZ Touch Recovery
    MEGA.nz
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    ROOT


    Instructions For Installing Root
    For a simple method, you can use KingRoot, however this may not work for everyone and flashing SuperSU is recommended instead.
    1. On the TWRP menu, tap [Install] and then select your root tool (e.g. recovery flashable SuperSU linked below) file that you transferred to your memory card (recommended), internal storage, or USB OTG, and install it
    2. When it's done, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache, NOTHING ELSE
    3. Tap Reboot System and you're done.
      NOTE: Your phone will stay on the Lenovo logo for 10-15 minutes on your FIRST boot up, so don't panic.
    Downloads For Root
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    OFFICIAL FIRMWARE

    KitKat
    Downloads
    Link 1: A5000_S030_150713_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [Latest 4.4.2]
    OR
    Link 2: A5000_S030_150713_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [Latest 4.4.2]
    Lollipop
    Downloads
    Link 1: A5000_S124_151118_ROW [Google Drive] [5.0.1]
    OR
    Link 2: A5000_S124_151118_ROW [Cloud Mail.Ru] [5.0.1]
    OR
    Link 3: A5000_S124_151118_8G_ROW_WC08 [Google Drive] [5.0.1 (OTA format) (flashable via Recovery)]

    S125 - released February 2017: Available, no link yet.
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    UNOFFICIAL FIRMWARE

    KitKat

    MiUI 7
    Features
    ROM Version: 7.2.1.0
    ROM State: Stable
    Root: Not rooted (flash SuperSU)
    G-Apps: Built-in
    Screenshots: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/L1pj/rtUm4UM1V
    Review
    Download:
    MiUI Stable v7.2.1.0 [Yadi.sk]
    MiUI Stable v7.2.1.0 [Cloud.Mail.ru]
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    MiUI 8

    Features
    v6.6.16:
    No Double-Tap-To-Wake (DTTW). By romalover. Shared by northwindtrades (thank them here).

    v6.12.25:
    Presenting to you the new and latest build of MiUI v8. With almost all bugs fixed. Really smooth and fast. Can be used as a daily driver with no issues.
    This ROM can be ported to all MT6582 devices running Android 4.4.2, so do not keep asking me if it will work on your device or not.
    Thanks to MIX TEAM for porting. - kemo12533
    Screenshots (v6.12.25)

    kZBit09p2nY.jpg

    lfNp0poTajs.jpg

    7ygF9W88-vY.jpg
    Download:
    MiUIsu v8 (6.6.16)
    MiUIsu v8 (6.12.25)
    Lollipop

    CyanogenMod 12.1 (LP 5.1.1)
    Features
    - All CyanogenMod 12.1 features
    - Super smooth
    - App2SD working perfectly
    - Run HD games without crashes
    - Extended life - lasts for very a long period
    - Video recording working in stock camera, 3rd party apps need testing
    - USSD working
    - GPS working
    - VPN Working
    - FM Radio working (only with earphones)
    - 1080p playback fixed
    - Stability improvements
    - No longer need to reboot for apps to appear in the App Drawer
    - No network drops
    - And so much more, everything which you expect to get working in your stock ROM is working in this build of CM 12.1 for Lenovo A5000
    Download:
    CM 12.1 Bugless v3
    CM 12.1 StableEdition
    CM 12.1 Dev-ROM - most suitable & can support OTG & DTTW (Double-Tap-To-Wake)
    Patches:
    A5000 Baseband/IMEI Fix - for those who have baseband bug/SIM not working, you need to flash the correct baseband version too (credits: FurqanHanif)
    OTG & Double-Tap-To-Wake - this patch is only suitable for CM 12.1 Dev-ROM
    G-Apps: G-Apps 5.1.1
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    Vibe UI 2.0
    Download: Vibe UI 2.0
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    Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2
    Features
    Some friends here asked about this ROM and here we are.
    This ROM has been tested and you will find it smooth and easy to use. They found every bug in the ROM and fixed it so it's very stable and more than other CM ROMs. The stable test was good for the ROM.
    Screenshots

    Screenshot_2016_03_01_23_59_11.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_01_23_59_16.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_02_00_03_32.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_02_00_10_49.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_01_22_17_52.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_01_22_06_46.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_02_00_01_35.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_02_00_00_05.png

    Screenshot_2016_03_01_22_06_02.png
    Download:
    Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by Opiz Zipo
    Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by DRT
    Patches:
    Settings/About fix
    OR
    Settings fix (embedded)
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    OctOS 5.1.1

    Features
    - All OctOs features
    Visit https://www.teamoctos.com/ for full feature list
    - Based on latest sources (r35)
    - Super smooth
    - More stable and smoother than CM 12.1 Bugless v3
    - App2SD is working perfectly
    - Run HD games without crashes
    - Video Recording working in stock camera (default CM camera)
    - USSD working
    - GPS working
    - 1080p playback fixed
    - 1080p recording
    - Stability improvements
    - Super fast boot up
    - Super fast app optimization
    - Themes working
    - SMS working
    - No longer need to reboot for apps to appear in App Drawer
    - No network drops
    - And so much more, everything which you expect to get working in your stock ROM is working in this ROM
    Screenshots

    Screenshot_2016-04-08-15-09-45.png

    Screenshot_2016-04-08-15-09-50.png

    Screenshot_2016-04-08-15-09-50.png

    Screenshot_2016-04-08-15-09-54.png

    Screenshot_2016-04-08-15-09-59.png
    Download: OctOS 5.1.1
    G-Apps: G-Apps
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    L-Prime 5.0.2

    Features
    It's the first Lollipop based ROM from a friend � Sennid Atecnal
    - Smooth and 99.9% bugless
    - 3mint battery setting added
    - Buzz launcher added
    - Tweaks like miley added
    - G-Apps included in this ROM
    - Better battery backup
    - No lags, especially for gamers
    - Exposed installer not included (for some user option)
    - Explore the rest for yourself
    - Enjoy and hit thanks for the porter
    Download: L-Prime 5.0.2
    Patches: Offline charge fix
    Marshmallow

    CyanogenMod 13 (MM 6.0.1)
    Features
    Hello guys.
    As promised, I ported and tested it and it was very good for the phone. The Bluetooth and GPS will not work for now, everything else is stable. It will take some time to upload it and get the permission from the maker to share.
    Edit: I am uploading it right now so please wait, it will take some hours, upload speed is [23.3Kb/s]
    Screenshots

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    zmm9N2y.png

    LPxjmMp.png

    kce2Gl0.png

    7H1rp3m.png

    f3sfhUI.png

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    Eg0NGv9.png
    Download: CM 13
    G-Apps: G-Apps 6.0.1
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    Resurrection Remix v5.6.7 - 5.7.3

    Features
    v5.6.7: Hello guys,
    I know you missed me, I missed you too guys; let's get back to work.
    Android Version: 6.0.1
    ROM State: Smooth/Stable
    Not Working: Camera, GPS
    Everything else is working fine

    v5.6.8: Hey guys, how are you?
    Porter: Scout919/Juspher Pedrozo <----- same person :p
    Fixer: Wac Pereng
    Changelog: Bottom of post #811

    v5.7.0 & v5.7.3: Hey again,
    Sorry for late addition, I will try to update the page with the lastest and tested ROMs as I can - kemo12533
    5.7.0 porter: babigabi (thank them here)
    5.7.3 porter: northwindtrades (thank them here)
    Fixer: Wac Pereng
    Changelog v5.7.3: ResurrectionRemix - v5.7.3 - Android 6.0.1_r61 - 2016/08/07
    Download:
    v5.6.7
    v5.6.8
    v5.7.0 MEGA.nz
    v5.7.0 Google Drive
    v5.7.3
    Patches:
    RR 5.6.7 Camera & OTG fix by byseby & Wac Pereng:
    R-Remix 5.6.7 camera fix by byseby
    Camera & OTG fix by Wac Pereng
    RR 5.6.8 + 5.7.0 + 5.7.3 Camera & OTG fix by Wac Pereng:
    MEGA.nz
    MEGA.nz - re-upload
    Google Drive - re-upload
    RR 5.7.3 GPS Patch:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1Ee0JPRAllUM0lEdTJ6Rml2bFk
    G-Apps:
    G-Apps 6.0.1 (RR v5.6.7)
    G-Apps (RR v5.6.8+)
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    AICP 11

    Features
    Hey guys, I know, again.
    Ported by Juspher Pedrozo, thanks for your hard work.
    Camera
    Video recording in stock/Google camera is working with 1080p!
    Audio in calls
    Bluetooth
    USSD
    Audio
    Mic
    RIL
    SMS (Receive and Send both working)
    Wi-Fi
    Data
    RIL is now more stable
    Dual SIM
    G-Apps
    Hotspot
    Screen Recording
    Both storages (SD and Internal) mounting in both Phone and PC
    720p working in YouTube

    Bugs:
    GPS - partially working
    Few bugs here and there (might or might not be noticeable)
    Screenshots

    Screenshot_20160512-165634.png

    Screenshot_20160512-165647.png

    Screenshot_20160512-165657.png

    Screenshot_20160512-165748.png
    Download: AICP 11
    G-Apps: G-Apps
    SEE POST #3 FOR MORE ROMs...
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    TUTORIALS

    How To Rollback To KitKat From Lollipop
    1. IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEI (both of them), your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
    2. On the Download tab, click [Scatter-loading] to load the scatter file (MT6582_Android_scatter.txt) which it located in the folder of wherever you extracted your custom ROM to
    3. "Wait" for checksum to complete (about half a second...)
    4. Under that make sure [Firmware Upgrade] is selected from the drop-down menu and NOT [Download Only] nor [Format All + Download]
    5. Make sure your phone is turned off
    6. Make sure EVERYTHING IS TICKED
    7. Click the [Download] button (big green arrow button at the top)
      FROM HERE ON FORTH YOUR WARRANTY IS VOID (that is if you rolled back to someone else's dump of KK 4.4.2 and not your original backup of KK 4.4.2 that you made, IF you made one)
    8. Without turning your phone on, connect it to the computer
    9. It will start flashing the firmware to your phone and when it is done a check mark will appear, click OK
    10. Disconnect the phone from the computer and boot up to check if it worked
    How To Flash A Zip Or Img File via Recovery (e.g. ROM, G-Apps, Patch, Kernel, etc.)
    IMPORTANT: You must be on kernel 3.4.67 to flash 3.4.67 kernel based ROMs, or on kernel 3.10.54 to flash 3.10.54 kernel based ROMs.
    IMPORTANT: You might lose your IMEIs, your BT (Bluetooth) Address, your WLAN (Wi-Fi) Address, and your Serial No. (SN), so please note all of them down. You can find them through MTK Droid Tools or looking them up in [Settings] > [About phone] section, though this way doesn't show you everything.
    1. Backup your entire ROM
    2. If flashing a ROM, wipe the standard (Data, Cache, and Dalvik Cache in the [Wipe] menu (you WILL lose your Data (apps & stuff) so you BETTER have backed that up too)
    3. On the TWRP menu, tap [Install] and then select your .zip or .img file that you transferred to your memory card (recommended), internal storage, or USB drive via OTG, and install it
    4. When it's done, Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache ONLY, then tap Reboot
      Order of flashing queue: ROM > G-Apps > Patches
      NOTE: Your phone will stay on the Lenovo logo for 5, 10, or even 15 minutes on your FIRST boot up, so don't panic.
    How To Restore IMEI
    1. Download MTK Droid Tools v2.5.3
    2. When opening, make sure you extract it to a new folder, else you will have clutter everywhere
    3. Connect phone, click ROOT (necessary) in bottom right, click Yes, and on the phone grant the permission
    4. Now you can click "IMEI/NVRAM" button and enter them, click "Replace IMEI", when done click OK, click Reboot, and click Normal
    5. Afterwards, reboot into recovery and backup NVRAM - this contains your IMEI
      NOTE: If you could not click the "IMEI/NVRAM" button, root the phone first then retry the tutorial
    How To Boot Into Recovery
    Whilst the phone is turned off/first time after flashing recovery:
    1. The method is actually a bit temperamental: Simultaneously press & hold both volume buttons and then press & hold the power button also (so you're now holding 3 buttons) and hold them until it vibrates AND the Lenovo logo comes onto the screen, then only let go of the power button; once you see the TWRP logo you can let go of the volume buttons
    2. The first screen will ask you if you to confirm that you want to modify with your phone, swipe to confirm... this will not allow the phone to restore the original Lenovo Recovery
    3. Now you're ready to flash Root tools, custom ROMs, patches, etc. that you downloaded
    Whilst the phone is turned on:
    1. Open the power menu
    2. Tap Reboot, then immediately hold Vol+ & Vol- buttons and don't let go till it reboots and takes you to recovery menu
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    PATCHES, TWEAKS, AND TIPS

    SEE POST #4
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    FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS
    I flashed ... ROM and now it's not booting past the Lenovo logo, what do I do?
    There's a thing called the kernel which talks with the phone's hardware. The Lenovo A5000 has two kernel versions 3.4.67 and 3.10.54. ROMs made for a certain kernel will not work on other kernel version. You either have to upgrade to Lollipop (3.10.54) or downgrade to KitKat (3.4.67).

    I'm trying to flash this ... ROM but I'm getting "Error 7", what do I do?
    DON'T wipe everything before flashing a custom ROM. Just do a normal factory reset i.e. clear Data, Dalvik Cache, and Cache.

    Should the [email protected] kernel be flashed again after flashing a custom ROM?
    If you downgraded to stock KitKat (S030) and are experiencing touch lag, then go ahead and flash it.

    The kernel is already embedded in the custom ROMs shared here (exept for AICP 11), so why should you flash it again?
    Some bugs like the camera bug embed itself into the Cache and a quick reflash of the kernel via recovery can temporarily fix the problem.

    Can the modified boot.img of other ROMs be used for porting other ROMs?
    The answer is mostly yes. Some AOSP ROMs (e.g. Validus) may have different ramdisk files, so you may get a bootloop. If you're trying to port a Cyanogen based ROM (e.g. Cyanogen..., Resurrection Remix, Temasek, etc.) you won't be getting this problem.

    Which ROM and which version of it is the best?
    A very subjective question so I can't answer it completely. Most users here use RR 5.7.4 or 5.5.9, CM 13 or 12.1, MiUI 8 or MiUI 7, etc. You'll have to try and choose for yourself.

    Anyone working on Android 7?
    Eek sounds like work. There's already an Nougat build for our device with kernel v3.10.54.
    RIL is unstable and so is video decoding so wait for a stable build.

    I flashed this ... ROM and now I'm getting boot animation in loop?
    Use TWRP 3.x.x.x. Stay away from other TWRP versions like 2.8.x.x, 2.8.5.x, etc.

    Is OTG working?
    Our device started getting OTG from the S029 update onwards officially.
    OTG is accessible via ES File Explorer in custom ROMS as well.​
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    CREDITS
    Thanks @kemo12533 for starting the original thread and sharing ROMs
    @luckasfb & darklord4822 - for custom kernels that kept the device alive. Please consider donating to them for their hard work: [email protected] & darklord4822 :good::good:
    @Scout919 - one of the guys who we started porting along with, has shared many ROMs
    @7awliet - came out of nowhere and quickly turned this thread from a mess into a clean thread and played key role in revamping OP, fixing bugs, released guides, porting scripts, shared MiUI patches
    @Androidowl54 - new member who's releasing ROMs
    @northwindtrades - compiled tutorials & guides, FAQs; tested, reported, and fixed bugs; ported and shared ROMs, shared patches :good:
    @babigabi - another friend who we started porting along with, has shared many ROMs
    @9jabasewap - bundled fixes for easy access and shared a few ROMs
    @FurqanHanif - shared Xposed and few MiUI ROMs
    @willy90 - shared settings fix for RR LP
    @andreidi - kept the work alive in 2017
    4PDA Lenovo A5000
    SRT Team
    And thanks to everyone for using, testing, and reporting bugs
    Please tell me if I've missed any contributors and I'll add them​

    Thanks for visiting :)
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    THREAD UPDATES

    2017-05-03:
    Fixed link to CyanogenMod 12.1 Bugless v3 (thanks to @frankv723)

    2017-03-30:
    Expect to be running TWRP version 3.x.x.x (IF using TWRP)
    No longer recommending a TWRP version lower than 3.x.x.x

    2017-03-29:
    Re-uploaded Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 by Opiz Zipo to Google Drive
    Added andreidi to the credits

    2017-03-28:
    Added mirror for 9jabasewap Patches Collection under Patches section

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    UNOFFICIAL FIRMWARE (CONTINUED)

    KitKat

    Share some ROMs

    Lollipop

    Exodus
    Features
    VPN works fine for me
    Sound not too loud either
    Kernel version 3.4.67

    Use G-Apps and SuperSU for Android 5

    Bugs noticed:
    Stock front camera may crash when taking photos but third party apps work fine, so I won't look into it
    Can't turn off navigation bar (I wouldn't want to because of the instant switch tab option in it)

    Credits:
    - Fire855 - The legend who made CM for MTK possible
    - Fathurrehman Ara - Initial Porter/Dev
    - Ajit Guraya - Fixed storage, SuperSU zip and META-INF and patched the boot, porting guide, support, sharing reworked edition of this build
    - Obaid muneer
    - Unknown Team
    - www.mtkroms.com

    Ported by northwindtrades (thank them here)
    ScreenshotsDownload: Exodus
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    HTC SENSE 7 (AOSP Based)

    Features
    Full Deodexed
    Supports OTG
    Dual 3G
    Supports themes
    Without the need to tweak
    Sound enhancement, etc.

    Download the G-Apps for Android 5.0

    Bugs: Try to find

    Credit:
    Abie (Lenovo A5000 Indonesia member on FB)
    4PDA
    9jabasewap for sharing (thank them here)
    Translated by: Victor Temenu (Don Vman)
    Screenshots

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    Download: HTC SENSE 7 A5000
    G-Apps: Google Apps Android 5.0
    Marshmallow

    BrokenOS
    Features
    Flash SuperSU zip linked above (others won't work).
    NOTE: Don't update Layers Manager, it will break the support for Layers in this ROM

    From A5000 Philippines FB Group. Ported by Scout919 (thank them here).
    Download: BrokenOS
    SuperSU: SuperSU
    G-Apps: (ARM, 6.0, Pico is suggested)
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    TipsyOS

    Features
    I successfully ported TipsyOS today. Seems that all works properly. Camera, Data, and Wi-Fi works. Bluetooth must be flashed separately. The ROM indeed looks like it's better than BrokenOS. See the screenshots I just made.
    The ROM is stable, fast, and smooth, and seems to be better than BrokenOS. It has an amazing battery backup and awesome RAM management.

    Bugs:
    GPS partially working
    VPN not working
    Flash G-Apps directly after flashing the ROM, reboot, flash SuperSu.

    From http://www.mtkroms.com/. Ported by babigabi (thank them here).
    Screenshots

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    Download: TipsyOS
    SuperSU: SuperSU
    G-Apps: (ARM, 6.0, Pico works)
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    Validus 6.0.1

    Features
    Performance wise the best I've used. Choose Nova Launcher on bootup it supports CyanogenMod Theme Engine (CMTE). This is the only ROM here that supports Cyanogen Theme Engine but has AOSP RAM management. Also has decent amount of customisation including headers.

    Drawbacks:
    1) Music player isn't sleek but ViPER4Android FX make up for it (you can always go for 3rd party)
    2) No stock file explorer, so you have to download one from Google Play to get you started

    Use SuperSU and G-Apps for Android 6

    Credits:
    Ferhung - The man behind CM13 for MT6582
    Fire855 - Another legend
    Hyperion70
    Ajit Guraya - Compiled Screw'D AOSP for MT6582 from source and fixed camera!
    Minh Quoc and Karim Gahgah - For video recording fix
    Aniruddha Adhikary - For his amazing USSD fix
    Team Roger That - Ajit Guraya, Diparth Shah, Pawan Diyal, Ashutosh Dubey, Waseem Maya, Ankit Bhatangar, Rohan Taneja, Vipul Jha, Pranav Reddy
    Diparth Shah
    Ground Zero ROM Team/Devs
    Required blobs (really huge thanks!): nofearnohappy, Varun Chitre, Ariafan, Vlad.masti, Fire855, Alex

    Ported by northwindtrades (thank them here)
    Screenshots: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-CJc5WWY-rocjRZZ0l2a2RaZDA/view
    Download: Validus RC1.9.3
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    Temasek (CM 13 Unofficial)

    Features
    All Temasek features
    No sound distortion
    ViPER4Android
    OTG mode
    Customize headers, etc.
    GPS fixed (contains 4 GPS patches)
    File manager may crash on the first use but after that it'll be fine
    ViPER4Android will ask to install addon on the first use, if it says app not responding tap wait (instead of closing) and it will be fine

    Use G-Apps for Android 6, SuperSU of your choice ;)

    Credits:
    Ferhung - The man behind CM13 for MT6582
    Fire855 - Another legend
    Hyperion70
    Diparth Shah
    Ajit Guraya - Compiled Temasek's CM13 for MT6582 from source and fixed camera!
    Minh Quoc and Karim Gahgah - For video recording fix
    Aniruddha Adhikary - For his amazing USSD fix
    Team Roger That - Ajit Guraya, Diparth Shah, Pawan Diyal, Ashutosh Dubey, Waseem Maya, Ankit Bhatangar, Rohan Taneja, Vipul Jha, Pranav Reddy
    Temasek, Arter97 - For developing Temasek
    Required blobs (really huge thanks!): nofearnohappy, Varun Chitre, Ariafan, Vlad.masti, Fire855, Alex

    Ported to Lenovo A5000 by [email protected]/northwindtrades (thank them here)
    Thanks to 4PDA & @7awliet for the GPS patches
    Download: Temasek CM 13
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    SlimROM

    Ported by Scout919 (thank them here)
    Download: SlimROM A5000
    G-Apps: G-Apps
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    HexagonOS

    Features
    Kernel version 3.4.67
    HexagonOS version 1.2
    Use TWRP 3.x.x.x
    Use G-Apps for Android 6, preferably Pico
    SuperSU for root rights
    Standard flashing instructions apply

    Fast and stable ROM having a lot of cool features
    Boots faster than 3.10.103 kernel ROMs
    Dolby is embedded

    Bugs:
    VPN and direct 2G/3G switch

    Credits:
    AJIT FOR BASE
    FERHUNG, FIRE855
    KISNA P PATEL
    SURAJ LAD
    TIRTH PATEL
    TLS
    ROYAL PORTING TEAM
    AMiTAV(AB)
    XDF
    DroidVN Team for developing

    Thanks to:
    @northwindtrades - ported ROM for Lenovo A5000, fixed storage, Google connection error and camera
    @luckasfb - their custom kernel 3.4.67 fixed touch lag error
    @7awliet - their porting and patching list makes life easy
    @andreidi - had their storage fix to guide me, and to think I helped them build it in the first place eek
    Screenshots

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    Download: HERE
    And don't forget to thank THEIR post! :eek:
    Nougat

    Share some ROMs

    More ROMs
    http://x7customroms.blogspot.com/ - this is the work of Hussein or androidowl54 (I think, if its not please tell me and I'll edit it)
    http://mtk65roms.blogspot.com/ (formerly http://www.mtkroms.com/) - Ajit Guraya
    https://www.facebook.com/mt65roms - MT65xx ROMs Facebook Page
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/mtkroms/ - mtkroms FB Group
    http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=663798 - 4PDA Lenovo A5000 page
    http://www.9jabasewap.com.ng/ - 9jabasewap's blog
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    PATCHES, TWEAKS, AND TIPS

    Instructions For Installing Recovery from ROOTED Lenovo A5000
    1. You must have root.
    2. Download BusyBox from Google Play and install it.
    3. Download Rashr - Flash Tool from Google Play and install it.
      OR
      Download Flashify from Google Play and install it.
    4. Give all those apps root access.
    5. Backup your stock recovery to check if your phone will work with this app.
    6. If successful flash the custom recovery.
      If unsuccessful flash recovery via SP Flash Tools.
    How To Restore Serial Number (will make tutorial soon)
    http://www.gizbeat.com/6058/how-to-...-for-mtk6582-mtk6572-mtk6592-mtk6589-mtk6595/

    Most patches/fixes bundled by 9jabasewap (mostly for MiUI)
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/and...5000-root-recovery-roms-t3316677/post68570736
    Re-uploaded (Google Drive mirror - view in List view from top-right): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1Ee0JPRAllUM0lEdTJ6Rml2bFk?usp=sharing

    Lenovo A5000 patches mostly for MiUI from 4PDA shared here by 7awliet
    https://drive.google.com/drive/mobi...9sWkVPYkdQeG8?usp=sharing&sort=13&direction=a

    NOTE: Some of the ROMs are old, they were shared before the camera and GPS patches were made so you may have to flash camera and GPS patches

    Complete camera fix by Wac Pereng
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwJcBxTArUKDT0o0OEdFbHV2aFU/view

    Tip to fully fix the camera after flashing camera patch
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=69472046&postcount=1581

    Screen recorder fix
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/and...5000-root-recovery-roms-t3316677/post66983152

    Resurrection Remix 5.5.9 V2 Settings fix
    Instructions: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=68973428&postcount=1533
    Fix: http://mtk65roms.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/final-resurrection-remix-bugless-mt6582.html

    Thanks for reading, try not to quote this wall of text.​
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    FREQUENTLY ANSWERED QUESTIONS (CONTINUED)
    I read the thread and still have problems with my IMEI/Wi-Fi/Bluetooth?
    Please check that the IMEI number of your phone matches the one on its original box, if it doesn't then you can fix that by following the tutorial above. Remember: backup first, always. As for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, please include the first 6 characters of, both, your Wi-Fi Address (XX:XX:XX) and Bluetooth Address (XX:XX:XX), you may need to flash a patch/different ROM, or ask someone for help in the original thread (linked in the first line of this thread). Thank You.

    ABC, XYZ, 123! Help?!
    If you still cannot find the solution to your problem, then please try what you should have at the beginning - in the original thread (linked in the first line of this thread) use the search box that is on the RIGHT side of the screen. You will need minimum 10 posts to use the search box. If you still cannot find a solution then, I am sorry, I cannot help you further than that.​
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