The bootloader was not unlocked. In développer options you can enable bootloader unlock / OEM unlock.@sso003 ,
When you received your AliExpress Y70 was the bootloader already unlocked with a prompt on boot or did you unlock it yourself through fastboot? The reason I ask is I have plans to purchase a Y70, but I would like to make sure the loader doesn't need an sn.img to unlock it like the previous generation of Lenovo devices require. Has anyone had issues unlocking a Y70?
Already unlocked it, the sn.img is not a requirement like previous Legion models. Have encountered rather odd occurrences since unlocking the device and will document it shortly so people who happen to acquire one of these don't end up borking it during the flashing process - which you have briefly outlined (there are important steps you did not cover).
Yup. Had to do it after bricking my device. QFIL pretty much wipes everything and can flash from anything. Its a complete reset.
One of us from the legion y70 discord found it in the konabess telegram group and shared it there. Flashed it with magisk
any have a tutorial or can help to instructions? my first change rom and is complex to me.Since the Lenovo Legion Y70 doesn't have it's own section, I'm posting this here.
The Legion Y70 unfortunately doesn't have a global rom, only CN. Luckily, it ships with the bootloader unlockable straight out of the box. I've tested several GSIs listed here, and they all work! This phone is great value considering the high end specs, so it's great to know we can install customs roms on it.
No hardware issues aside from adaptive brightness; doesn't work because the GSIs are missing the device overlay.
vndklite images do not boot! Just the ARM64-ab images boot (non-vndklite).
I've tested the following GSIs:
Lineage 20 (Andy Yan)
PHHusson Android 12.1
All working great!