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[RECOVERY] TWRP 3.x for Lenovo Tab2 A7-20F (MT8127)

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pix106

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TWRP 3.x
for Lenovo Tab2 A7-20F
(MT8127 only)
Disclaimer
Code:
#include
/*
* Your warranty is now void.
*
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war,
* or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
* Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this
* recovery before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*
* Always backup your device before flashing any rom/recovery/whatever
*/
Introduction

TWRP 3 built from Omnirom 5.1 sources + Teamwin 9.0 (TWRP 3.4.0, 3.5.2)
Prebuilt stock 3.10.54 kernel

Features
  • TWRP functions (flash zip, flash img, backup, restore...)
  • USB OTG, Internal and external SD cards
  • NTFS support
  • Crypto enabled (don't know if it works though)
  • Extra languages

Changelog
  • 3.6.0 (2021/12/05) :
    Updated TWRP sources from Teamwin 9.0 branch (2021/12/05)

  • Older versions

    • 3.5.2 (2021/04/24) :
      Updated TWRP sources from Teamwin 9.0 branch (2021/04/20)
      Allows flashing Magisk apk
    • 3.4.0 (2020/08/11) : updated TWRP sources from Teamwin 9.0 branch (2020/07/30)
      Allows flashing Magisk zip

Downloads
  • latest file from androidfilehost
  • If you use an unmodified stock KK or LP rom, stock recovery will be self installing again unless you flash KK_LP_no_stock_recovery.zip patch.
    In TWRP, you need to be sure that "Mount system partition read-only" is unchecked in "Mount" menu before flashing this patch

Installation instructions

3 ways to install this recovery
  • Using SP Flash Tool
    • Prerequisites
      • Install MTK USB Drivers (windows xp/vista/7 - Windows 8/8.1/10 - other windows 10)
      • SP Flash Tool (howto)
      • In SP Flash Tool, always use "Download Only" mode when not explicitly asked to do otherwise (you could lose your IMEI/WIFI/BT) or if you don't know what you are doing.

        Please do NOT ask about any problem with USB drivers or SP Flash Tool here in this thread, this is not the right place for it as these problems are not related to THIS particular recovery but to YOUR computer setup. There are other threads and/or sites about such problems.
    • Installation
      • power off the tablet
      • launch SP Flash Tool, click on "Download" tab
      • click "scatter-loading" button and choose the downloaded scatter file (MT8127_Android_scatter-recovery_only.txt is based on LP stock rom)
      • on the "RECOVERY" line, click the empty "Location", and choose the downloaded recovery img file
      • click "Download"
      • plug your tablet on USB

  • Using previous already installed TWRP
    • reboot to recovery
    • "Install"
    • "Install Image"
    • choose the recovery img to flash
    • choose "Recovery" partition
    • "swipe to confirm Flash"

  • Using an application (root needed)
    such as Rashr

Boot to recovery
  • Turn your tablet off
  • Push Power button + Volume- + Volume+ buttons
  • Keep the buttons pushed untils boot logo appears

Thanks to/Credits

Contributors
pix106
Source Code: https://github.com/LenovoTab2A7
 
Last edited:

pndwal

Senior Member
pix106 said:
Hi,
2 days ago I got a second-hand A7-20... so i built TWRP for it yesterday :)
TWRP XDA thread is created ...but file upload is broken... so i can't upload the recovery image yet.

Would you please try to flash magisk zip (normal install)....

Cheers
Just found this thread and subscribed, but it won't load in Labs app for now (in traditional XDA fashion). [Edit: loads in Labs now]

Anyway, Fantastic!

Put your twrp and Magisk 20.4 stable on USB and booted old twrp (yours, for tb2 A7-10), sees USB storage fine, flashed new A7-20 twrp, rebooted - no problem - sees USB storage, flashed Magisk 20.4 no problem, booted system, Magisk SU and manager installed and basic functions working fine!

Many thanks. :) Please let me know re any further information you have or refinements you make for this tablet!

All best with TB2 A7-20, kind regards, PW
 
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ChingyM

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Nov 16, 2020
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TWRP 3.x for Lenovo Tab2 A7-20F (MT8127)
Only for Tab2 A7-20F MT8127 variant

Disclaimer
Code:
#include
/*
* Your warranty is now void.
*
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, thermonuclear war,
* or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
* Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this
* recovery before flashing it! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if
* you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you.
*
* Always backup your device before flashing any rom/recovery/whatever
*/

Introduction
TWRP 3 built from Omnirom 5.1 sources
+ Teamwin 9.0 (TWRP 3.4.0)

Prebuilt stock 3.10.54 kernel

Features
  • TWRP functions (flash zip, flash img, backup, restore...)
  • USB OTG, Internal and external SD cards
  • NTFS support
  • Crypto enabled (don't know if it works though)
  • Extra languages
Know issues
  • wrong idVendor and idProduct
  • ?

Changelog
  • 3.4.0 (2020/08/11) : updated TWRP sources from Teamwin 9.0 branch (2020/07/30) - Allows flashing Magisk zip

Downloads
  • latest file from AFH
  • If you use an unmodified stock KK or LP rom, stock recovery will be self installing again unless you flash KK_LP_no_stock_recovery.zip patch.
    In TWRP, you need to be sure that "Mount system partition read-only" is unchecked in "Mount" menu before flashing this patch
Installation instructions

3 ways to install this recovery
  • Using SP Flash Tool

    Prerequisites


    [*][*]In SP Flash Tool, always use "Download Only" mode when not explicitly asked to do otherwise (you could lose your IMEI/WIFI/BT) or if you don't know what you are doing.

    Please do NOT ask about any problem with USB drivers or SP Flash Tool here in this thread, this is not the right place for it as these problems are not related to THIS particular recovery but to YOUR computer setup.
    There are other threads and/or sites about such problems.

    Installation
    • power off the tablet
    • launch SP Flash Tool, click on "Download" tab
    • click "scatter-loading" button and choose the downloaded scatter file (MT8127_Android_scatter-recovery_only.txt from Download Tabs is based on LP stock rom)
    • on the "RECOVERY" line, click the empty "Location", and choose the downloaded recovery img file
    • click "Download"
    • plug your tablet on USB
  • Using previous already installed TWRP
    • reboot to recovery
    • "Install"
    • "Install Image"
    • choose the recovery img to flash
    • choose "Recovery" partition
    • "swipe to confirm Flash"
  • Using an application (root needed)
    such as Rashr
Boot to recovery
  1. Turn your tablet off
  2. Push Power button + Volume- + Volume+ buttons
  3. Keep the buttons pushed untils boot logo appears
Thanks to/Credits

XDA:DevDB Information
TWRP 3.x for Lenovo Tab2 A7-20F (MT8127), Tool/Utility for the Android General

Contributors
pix106
Source Code: https://github.com/pix106/android_device_twrp


Version Information
Status:
Alpha
Current Beta Version: 3.4.0
Beta Release Date: 2020-08-11

Created 2020-07-31
Last Updated 2020-08-11


Hi just flashed this TWRP on my A7-20F and it's stuck on ´lenovo screen any ideas?
 

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