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SP FLASH TOOL Tutorial to install TWRP / Custom Recovery in Lenovo K3 Note

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stone_henge

Senior Member
Sep 10, 2014
272
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Redmi K20 / Xiaomi Mi 9T

UPDATE: Hi. This is just to notify everyone that I am not maintaining or replying to comments in this thread anymore. :(
K3 note was one of my most favorite phone of all time, and will always be, but it's way too old now. I am using and doing 'research' on other devices now.
So please pardon me for not replying to you. But you can always find help regarding issues on tons of other places!
:highfive:



Installing custom recovery on K3 Note using SP Flash Tool
(COMPLETE TUTORIAL)

NOTE:

This post helps you if you need to:
1. Fix a bricked device
2. Install custom recovery to install custom rom later
3. Make your device bricked (if you do not follow this post correctly)

You will find the necessary files related to this post in the attachments

First, get your PC ready:
  1. Download and Install "LenovoUsbDriver_v1.1.13.exe", then Restart pc.
  2. Download and extract "SP_Flash_Tool" zip (I used v5.1820_Win, but you may try latest versions)
    Link to download : https://spflashtools.com/category/windows
  3. Open SP Flash Tool (Double click on flash_tool.exe from inside the SP Flash Tool folder)
  4. Go to Options > Option... > Download > Tick "DA DL All with Checksum" > Close the options box
  5. Close SP Flash Tool

    Now, the flashing part:
  6. Download and Extract "TWRP_v3.0.0-3_for_SP_Flash_Tool.zip" *
  7. Open SP Flash Tool, and From "Download" Tab click on "Scatter-Loading"
  8. Browse the TWRP v3.0.0-3 folder and select the "MT6752_Android_scatter.txt" file > Ok **
  9. Click on "Download" icon
  10. Completely turn off your phone (BUT DO NOT REMOVE BATTERY) and connect it to PC using usb cable.
  11. Wait till the Process completes and a "Download ok" box will appear with a green tick. Disconnect the phone from cable.
Done!
Now press and hold VolumeUp+VolumeDown+PowerButton all three buttons at one untill you see the "TWRP" logo.
The phone will boot into custom recovery you just installed.
Check this screenshot for illustrated steps:
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* The provided folder has TWRP v3.0.0-3 recovery in it
To flash other custom recoveries (Like CWM, or other TWRP versions), follow this:
i. Rename your recovery image file to "recovery.img"
ii. Replace the "recovery.img" file inside the folder from TWRP_v3.0.0-3_for_SP_Flash_Tool.zip with your "recovery.img"
iii. Continue from Step 7

** You can also flash ROW/CUSTOM roms (which are made ready for SP FLASH TOOL) using this method. For that, Just select the scatter file inside the ROM folder (IN STEP 8)

*** REMEMBER If you have a MARSHMALLOW (Android OS 6.0) rom: Marshmallow roms need to be flashed with patched boot image for custom recoveries. Go to the index thread of k50 note for the patched boot images.

And by the way, there's a thanks button below if you find this post helpful! :highfive:
 

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drakula1000

Senior Member
Jan 17, 2016
127
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Thanks anyway! I took a risk and flashed it. Luckilly, ROM is untouched.
Sorry for beeing cynical.
I am new in this, trying to learn something.
 

Grigoris0r20r

Senior Member
Jul 30, 2012
173
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Hi!! Yesterday I received my lenovo k3 note. I bought it from TinyDeal and i saw that the chinese rom is installed so I can't update my phone to the new version. Can someone please tell me how to flash the row rom for Greece?? And if anyone knows if the row rom is multilingual?? Thank you all for your time!
 

stone_henge

Senior Member
Sep 10, 2014
272
244
Redmi K20 / Xiaomi Mi 9T
Hi!! Yesterday I received my lenovo k3 note. I bought it from TinyDeal and i saw that the chinese rom is installed so I can't update my phone to the new version. Can someone please tell me how to flash the row rom for Greece?? And if anyone knows if the row rom is multilingual?? Thank you all for your time!
Please refer to these two links. There are multiple roms for k3 note. Different roms have slightly different installation processes.
INDEX Thread for K3 Note
Needrom page for K3 note

Need to clear up my mind...
Can we take nandroid backup of a STOCK Firmware???
Im asking cause i have learnt from my old galaxy fit that we can't backup stock one...
You can backup any rom you want.

PS> sorry for late reply. I have a lot going on so can't visit here often.
 
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ChrisDG

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Apr 30, 2016
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My K3 Note does not boot anymore

Hello,
I installed TWRP then did a Backup (Boot, Data, Systel, Nvram).
Then I choose Reboot System, installed Root.
And the phone does not boot !
What can I do ?
Thank you.
 

stone_henge

Senior Member
Sep 10, 2014
272
244
Redmi K20 / Xiaomi Mi 9T
Hello,
I installed TWRP then did a Backup (Boot, Data, Systel, Nvram).
Then I choose Reboot System, installed Root.
And the phone does not boot !
What can I do ?
Thank you.
You probably has a marshmallow rom. Marshmallow roms need to flash patched boot image for custom recoveries. Go to the index thread of k50 note for the patched boot images.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Can I flash the twrp from flashify directly or do I need PC? Thx.
If you are rooted, you can do that. Without root this tutorial is the only way.
 

Rockstar.garvit

Senior Member
Jan 2, 2012
118
18
You probably has a marshmallow rom. Marshmallow roms need to flash patched boot image for custom recoveries. Go to the index thread of k50 note for the patched boot images.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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I want to install twrp with stock marshmallow firmware so do i need to do this too ?

---------- Post added at 12:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:11 AM ----------

Do i need to unlock bootloader before flashing recovery? If so,
How to unlock bootloader (marshmallow stock firmware).:confused:
 

wendelloca

New member
Sep 14, 2016
1
0
Dear all,

I have done these steps but my lenovo doesn't turn on. It only shows the welcome page of Lenovo. Please, could you help me?

best regards
 

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    UPDATE: Hi. This is just to notify everyone that I am not maintaining or replying to comments in this thread anymore. :(
    K3 note was one of my most favorite phone of all time, and will always be, but it's way too old now. I am using and doing 'research' on other devices now.
    So please pardon me for not replying to you. But you can always find help regarding issues on tons of other places!
    :highfive:



    Installing custom recovery on K3 Note using SP Flash Tool
    (COMPLETE TUTORIAL)

    NOTE:

    This post helps you if you need to:
    1. Fix a bricked device
    2. Install custom recovery to install custom rom later
    3. Make your device bricked (if you do not follow this post correctly)

    You will find the necessary files related to this post in the attachments

    First, get your PC ready:
    1. Download and Install "LenovoUsbDriver_v1.1.13.exe", then Restart pc.
    2. Download and extract "SP_Flash_Tool" zip (I used v5.1820_Win, but you may try latest versions)
      Link to download : https://spflashtools.com/category/windows
    3. Open SP Flash Tool (Double click on flash_tool.exe from inside the SP Flash Tool folder)
    4. Go to Options > Option... > Download > Tick "DA DL All with Checksum" > Close the options box
    5. Close SP Flash Tool

      Now, the flashing part:
    6. Download and Extract "TWRP_v3.0.0-3_for_SP_Flash_Tool.zip" *
    7. Open SP Flash Tool, and From "Download" Tab click on "Scatter-Loading"
    8. Browse the TWRP v3.0.0-3 folder and select the "MT6752_Android_scatter.txt" file > Ok **
    9. Click on "Download" icon
    10. Completely turn off your phone (BUT DO NOT REMOVE BATTERY) and connect it to PC using usb cable.
    11. Wait till the Process completes and a "Download ok" box will appear with a green tick. Disconnect the phone from cable.
    Done!
    Now press and hold VolumeUp+VolumeDown+PowerButton all three buttons at one untill you see the "TWRP" logo.
    The phone will boot into custom recovery you just installed.
    Check this screenshot for illustrated steps:
    https%3A%2F%2Fforum.xda-developers.com%2Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2FD9QEkzIYa_J3tHQNT6jw_jeg88U%3D%2Fhttps%253A%252F%252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%252FrbjyOkxEsW89KNj7k3quq15_fA8%253D%252Fhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fforum.xda-developers.com%25252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%25252FCywOhuUPmwYDaDVqaIt2WBrSWv0%25253D%25252Fhttps%2525253A%2525252F%2525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%2525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2525252F4gx7QhyAIr3R3QOPXXd5HjZRDhM%2525253D%2525252Fhttps%252525253A%252525252F%252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%252525252FDZdF2eeK6_04oabhNaEglaYGtpc%252525253D%252525252Fhttps%25252525253A%25252525252F%25252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%25252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%25252525252Fn7vRAi-lNoIbQzzXZAOl9WKRL5o%25252525253D%25252525252Fhttps%2525252525253A%2525252525252F%2525252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%2525252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2525252525252F4u5crduTeW3mfUxGUNHvJm04XZY%2525252525253D%2525252525252Fhttps%252525252525253A%252525252525252F%252525252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252525252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%252525252525252Fc9TCVMK5-_tga0o7YCSE9u2xS-4%252525252525253D%252525252525252Fhttp%25252525252525253A%25252525252525252F%25252525252525252Fi.imgur.com%25252525252525252F1rZ0Ej0.jpg
    https%3A%2F%2Fforum.xda-developers.com%2Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2FD9QEkzIYa_J3tHQNT6jw_jeg88U%3D%2Fhttps%253A%252F%252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%252FrbjyOkxEsW89KNj7k3quq15_fA8%253D%252Fhttps%25253A%25252F%25252Fforum.xda-developers.com%25252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%25252FCywOhuUPmwYDaDVqaIt2WBrSWv0%25253D%25252Fhttps%2525253A%2525252F%2525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%2525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2525252F4gx7QhyAIr3R3QOPXXd5HjZRDhM%2525253D%2525252Fhttps%252525253A%252525252F%252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%252525252FDZdF2eeK6_04oabhNaEglaYGtpc%252525253D%252525252Fhttps%25252525253A%25252525252F%25252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%25252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%25252525252Fn7vRAi-lNoIbQzzXZAOl9WKRL5o%25252525253D%25252525252Fhttps%2525252525253A%2525252525252F%2525252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%2525252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%2525252525252F4u5crduTeW3mfUxGUNHvJm04XZY%2525252525253D%2525252525252Fhttps%252525252525253A%252525252525252F%252525252525252Fforum.xda-developers.com%252525252525252Fimg.xda-cdn.com%252525252525252Fc9TCVMK5-_tga0o7YCSE9u2xS-4%252525252525253D%252525252525252Fhttp%25252525252525253A%25252525252525252F%25252525252525252Fi.imgur.com%25252525252525252F1rZ0Ej0.jpg


    * The provided folder has TWRP v3.0.0-3 recovery in it
    To flash other custom recoveries (Like CWM, or other TWRP versions), follow this:
    i. Rename your recovery image file to "recovery.img"
    ii. Replace the "recovery.img" file inside the folder from TWRP_v3.0.0-3_for_SP_Flash_Tool.zip with your "recovery.img"
    iii. Continue from Step 7

    ** You can also flash ROW/CUSTOM roms (which are made ready for SP FLASH TOOL) using this method. For that, Just select the scatter file inside the ROM folder (IN STEP 8)

    *** REMEMBER If you have a MARSHMALLOW (Android OS 6.0) rom: Marshmallow roms need to be flashed with patched boot image for custom recoveries. Go to the index thread of k50 note for the patched boot images.

    And by the way, there's a thanks button below if you find this post helpful! :highfive:
    2
    Hello,
    I installed TWRP then did a Backup (Boot, Data, Systel, Nvram).
    Then I choose Reboot System, installed Root.
    And the phone does not boot !
    What can I do ?
    Thank you.
    You probably has a marshmallow rom. Marshmallow roms need to flash patched boot image for custom recoveries. Go to the index thread of k50 note for the patched boot images.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Can I flash the twrp from flashify directly or do I need PC? Thx.
    If you are rooted, you can do that. Without root this tutorial is the only way.
    1
    Anyone tried this out?
    1
    Anyone tried this out?
    Almost everyone who regularly flashes various roms frequently is familiar to this method i suppose. :eek:

    Anyone....? @stone_henge are the drivers Windows 10 x64 compatible?
    Please run a check for us.
    1
    Dose anyone know if there is a working twrp-3.2.x for K3 Note cause not sure if twrp-3.1.1 would work with android 8.1 ports

    I have recently used this twrp-3.1.1-3-aio_otfp.img from RC @daniel_hk to install his omnirom 8.1 and had no problems