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The Lenovo A706 Owners' Thread (Root/CWM/Other Discussions)

How would you rate the Lenovo A706?

  • Great Value for Money!

    Votes: 168 79.2%
  • If I had money, I would buy the big guns....

    Votes: 29 13.7%
  • Really? You call this a phone?

    Votes: 15 7.1%

  • Total voters
    212
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gr8techie

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The Lenovo A706 Owners' Thread (for Rooting, CWM, and other discussions)
Official Product Page

lenovo-smartphone-ideaphone-a706-front-side.png


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Device Specs:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SIM Type: Dual Mini-SIM
Band Coverage: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz (Asia-Pacific)
GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz (Latin America)
WCDMA 900/2100 MHz (Asia-Pacific)
WCDMA 850/1900 MHz (Latin America)

WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot capability
Display: 4.5" IPS (Can anyone confirm if it has Gorilla Glass?)
Resolution: 480 x 854
Navigation: 5-point capacitive touch
Processor: Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM 8225Q 1.2GHz
OS: Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean with LenovoMagic UI
Memory: 1GB RAM
Storage: 4GB Internal Storage (eMMC) with memory card slot
Battery: 2000mAh Lithium Polymer user-replaceable
Dimensions: 136 x 69 x 10.4 mm
Weight: 130g
Sensors: A-GPS, Gravitation, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera: Front: 0.3MP fixed-focus, Rear: 5MP auto-focus
FM Radio: Yes
Color: White
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is a good budget device when compared to other devices from lead manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG or Huawei.



While searching on the internet I did find some Root & CWM installation methods.
I will be updating the relevant posts as and when needed.
You can look in the list below for what you want to do with your device.


ATTENTION!!! READ THIS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Friend, there are two versions of this device in the market:

1. A706 (Chinese model)
2. A706_ROW (International Model)

The ROMs in this thread are only for the A706ROW model of this phone unless otherwise stated.
If you have the chinese model or another model A760 (which is a different model) then the ROMs in this thread are not for you.

Model A706 and A760 are two different models with almost same specifications. This DOES NOT mean that the ROMs of A706ROW are compatible with A760.

Please DO NOT confuse Lenovo A706 with Lenovo A760 as these are two different devices!!! Flash or experiment at your own risk!!!!

If you share a ROM link for any of the above devices, then please mention clearly the device for which the ROM can be used.




What to do with your Device ?
-------------------------------------------

DISCLAIMER:
---------------------
Rooting your device VOIDS your warranty. Remember if you are doing this, it is at your own sole responsibility
and I cannot be held responsible for any damage to your device, data loss, or any personal injury as a result of your actions.
And, If you still feel it is worth the effort, proceed with caution!


FOR NOOBS
--------------------
Read the instructions (click on SHOW to read) before attempting anything from the list below!

First you need to have the Android SDK installed on your computer. Or atleast you need to have the adb & fastboot files available on your computer.

Here's a good post that tells you how to setup ADB and fastboot.

Here's a post that has a list of adb/shell commands for noobs.

Ok, once you are done with the setup of ADB & fastboot on your computer, then you can proceed with the below instructions.
--------------------

IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE FLASHING:
-------------------------------------------------------------

Recently, I have noticed that many people after buying the phone are flashing any firmware to their phones and most of the time without checking the phone versions and the OS versions. In the stock firmware post, I had mentioned that people having the Chinese version of the phone should NOT flash the ROW (international) firmware otherwise it would mess up their phone and network etc.

SOLUTION FOR SIM ERROR & DOWNGRADING TO CHINESE ROM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Now, some of the people have already done such a mistake and for those people (who are having SIM or network problems and want to go back to chinese ROM, I am sticking this post by danyno1 to the OP:


(Click SHOW to See the quoted post)
----------------------

hi
I've just installed the "A706ROW_1_S_2_001_0020_130821 MegaFull"" rom , and now i have no network coverage, it doesnt recognize my simcards
I live in Iran.
what should i do??
is there any way to unlock it ??
please help me with this situation , i'm in a hurry
------------------------------------------
after reading the whole topic posts, and testing all the methods , the problem is solved [thanks to mixbox360's posts.] i'm going to just copy and paste his 2 separated posts.
BEST soloutions for these 2 common problems :
#1 device doesnt recognize simcards
#2 being unable to downgrade to the chinees stock rom

soloution of the #1 problem :

how I fixed: Just Installed the QNeonModern 1.7 ROM... then I installed the update of a chinese ROM from bootdroid (I mean putt the update.qsb file un the sdfuse directory o my sd card, then power and vol+ to enter the menu and selected SD UPDATE)... thats all... I have again my chinese rom with signal for calls untill we discover how to make work the athk board in the ROW roms.

Hope to be helpfull!

soloution for #2 problem:
Ok trying again to put my chinese device in ROW rom with sim signal, and found a solution:

1:Flash via droidboot a chinese stock firmware I used the 130325

2:Rooted device with vroot and installed CWM Recovery via ADB

3:In the procedure to install custom rom Qneon one of the steps is to flash boot.img via fastboot... well I just didn´t do this step and flashed directly Qneon_1.7.1.zip via CWM

4: Did data/factory reset, cache reset and dalvik cache reset

5:Reboot system

An Ready! Finally got my chinese device in spanish and sim signal.

ENJOY THE DUAL SIM ANTENNA + ROM WITH MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

CREDITS : mixbox360

------------------------------------------




Credits:
-------------
- Lenovo for making a surprisingly good budget phone
- And users for buying it!

Enjoy your phone and share your thoughts and helpful insights/useful methods with all other users here so that they can benefit from your research.
 
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gr8techie

Senior Member
Nov 27, 2011
258
122
Lucknow
CWM Installation Instructions:
-------------------------------------------

  1. Make sure you have all the drivers for your phone installed on your computer. Download for A706 from here. Some other Qualcomm drivers (not sure if required)
  2. Make sure you have USB Debugging enabled, Install from Unknown Sources is enabled and device is detected in ADB run this command:
    Code:
    adb devices
  3. Download the CWM Recovery for A706 from here.
  4. Unzip the downloaded file to get a "recovery.img" recovery image file.
  5. Press SHIFT key + Right mouse click in the folder where the file is located and select Open Command from Here.
  6. Now, in the command prompt do the following:
    a. Reboot into Bootloader mode. Use command:
    Code:
    adb reboot bootloader
    b. Device will reboot and display Lenovo logo. (check if device is in bootloader mode by running command:
    Code:
    fastboot devices
    . If you see a device connected then you have successfully rebooted into fastboot mode.
    c. Now, run this command:
    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    (This will flash the CWM recovery image to the device).
    d. Once successful, reboot the device using this command:
    Code:
    fastboot reboot
    . Or, you can keep the power+vol up+ vol down buttons pressed to restart.

If everything has gone well, this should get CWM installed on your device. Your device is still *not rooted*. Once you have installed CWM, please proceed to the ROOT instructions post to *root* your device.


CREDITS:
---------------
This post (in Vietnamese)
This post for Recovery (in Russian)
This post for Drivers links (in Russian)
And, to all the other great Russian/Chinese forums and sites who have such vast info on Lenovo which we need in English ;)
 
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gr8techie

Senior Member
Nov 27, 2011
258
122
Lucknow
DISCLAIMER: Rooting your device VOIDS your warranty. Proceed with caution!!!


1. CWM ROOT METHOD
-------------------------------------

Ok, so you have successfully installed CWM and need root.

1. Just download this Root for A706 ( CWM flashable zip file)
2. Reboot phone to CWM Recovery (use command: adb reboot recovery)
3. Flash the zip and then restart into OS.
4. Now, you should get the Super user app in the list.


2. VROOT (ONE-CLICK ROOTING) METHOD
------------------------------------------------------------------
For noobs AND people who either don't want to install CWM or are unsure of it's usage and only want root, can use this guide for VROOT one-click rooting method. The guide has been translated and posted on XDA by zhuhang. The original vroot post/method (in chinese) exists on this site.


CREDITS:
---------------
Same as in the CWM post above.
Thanks to zhuhang for posting the VROOT guide in english (translated from chinese).
 
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gr8techie

Senior Member
Nov 27, 2011
258
122
Lucknow
DISCLAIMER: Follow these instructions at your OWN risk & responsibility. They are provided AS-IS without any liability.


IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE FLASHING:
-------------------------------------------------------------
Recently, I have noticed that many people after buying the phone are flashing any firmware to their phones and most of the time without checking the phone versions and the OS versions. In the stock firmware post, I had mentioned that people having the Chinese version of the phone should NOT flash the ROW (international) firmware otherwise it would mess up their phone and network etc.

Solution to the problem is now in the OP. Please follow it if you have SIM error or network issue.


STOCK ROM
--------------------
I am posting a list of stock firmware(s) that I can find for the A706 here, along with instructions on how to install it.

FIRMWARE LIST
-------------------------
  • Build Number: A706_ROW_S018:

    Details:
    • Firmware Type: Official Release
    • Languages: English, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian & Vietnamese
    • Build Date: 15/07/2013
    • OS: Android 4.1.2 with Lenovo Magic UI
    • Download Link: Get it from here (Lenovo-Forums.ru)
      (You need to click on the green button on the page. Once you click there then you need to register and logged in, to download it.)

    CREDIT: This post in Russian.
  • This post by 5[Strogino] has a list of stock firmwares and links to download them.


INSTRUCTIONS
-----------------------
  1. A memory card is required.
    • Boot into Android normally.
    • Connect your phone to your PC/Laptop with a USB cable and when asked (or in USB connection settings), please select USB Mass storage mode to mount SD card.
    • On the root of the memory card, create a folder called "sdfuse".
    • Unzip the downloaded firmware, you will get a QSB file.
    • Copy the QSB file to the sdfuse folder that we created earlier on the root of SD card.
  2. Note: Please make sure that your phone has atleast 60% power before attempting or beginning upgrade. Or keep charger connected during the process.
  3. SD card upgrade process:
    • Long press VOL UP + POWER_KEY to enter the droidboot,
    • A menu will appear. Select the fourth option, SDUPDATE.
    • At the bottom of the screen, you can see the progress and status of the update
    • When you see the message "SDCARD UPDATE SUCCESS!!!", this means you successfully completed the upgrade process
    • Now, reboot your device and hopefully it should be updated.

That's it! If you guys have found any more firmware download links (even for different regions, build etc.) just share them with me along with details and I will add them to the list in this post.

CREDIT: Instructions were taken from this post and formatted and edited for better understanding.
 
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scuderialoki

Member
Dec 30, 2012
21
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help!

hello bro! i got stuck at installing the cwm flashable file. it's saying "Verifying update package.... Installation aborted"
 

gr8techie

Senior Member
Nov 27, 2011
258
122
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hello bro! i got stuck at installing the cwm flashable file. it's saying "Verifying update package.... Installation aborted"

scuderialoki, unfortunate that you got stuck. worked for me without any issues. i upped the same file that i used on mediafire. can you re-download the file and then check if the file is ok by extracting the zip using winrar or winzip? if it is ok then try flashing it again.


Thanks,
Very nice thread. Had the phone for a month but no support anywhere. i need the stock rom, if u have pls pm me.

thanks again

guliboy123, i will be putting the link and some instructions on the stock rom post soon. bear with me as i have to check the instructions from the russian/chinese sites and then put it up here. in the meantime, i suggest you take a backup of your current ROM (which is stock) using CWM and then try out the QNeon-Modern ROM. remember u need to flash that ROM using CWM.
 

scuderialoki

Member
Dec 30, 2012
21
1
thanks

scuderialoki, unfortunate that you got stuck. worked for me without any issues. i upped the same file that i used on mediafire. can you re-download the file and then check if the file is ok by extracting the zip using winrar or winzip? if it is ok then try flashing it again.

gr8techie thanks for the reply. i really appreciate it. just downloaded the flashable cwm however it's still the same bro. lemme tell you something though. i rooted the devices before using framaroot and everything is ok but i had to do a factory reset through the settings app in A706. i still see the superuser app in the system apps and i cant uninstall it. when i open the superuser app in the drawer it's giving me an error that the su binary is not installed and su cant install it.
 

gr8techie

Senior Member
Nov 27, 2011
258
122
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gr8techie thanks for the reply. i really appreciate it. just downloaded the flashable cwm however it's still the same bro. lemme tell you something though. i rooted the devices before using framaroot and everything is ok but i had to do a factory reset through the settings app in A706. i still see the superuser app in the system apps and i cant uninstall it. when i open the superuser app in the drawer it's giving me an error that the su binary is not installed and su cant install it.

ok, please tell me if you have CWM installed on your device? I believe it is not installed. if this is the case, then you need to flash CWM and then try installing the zip again.

if it is installed then, i believe the super su from previous rooting maybe causing the problem. check on Playstore for a method to unroot your device. or google it. then you need to root again. hope this solves your problem.
 
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scuderialoki

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thanks

Hi bro thanks for the reply i attached a screenshot of my root validation. I used an app to identify that. And by the way my recovery is installed. I the super su app is killing it
 

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trithong

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New page for our devices :good:
I had rooted my Lenovo A706 before You made this page :D You are faster than me , bro :laugh::laugh:
Hope our A706 will have more ROM, Init , Kernel that make it better :D
 

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Some picture of mine, they are old ones..I am cooking some new thing on A706...:laugh: hope you like
 

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silv3rmoon

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Anyone know how to switch between few apps on lenovo A706?
long press on home button will only show the google now

Changing input method when typing also an issues i met,
anyway to change the input method when typing?
 
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rapnix

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FREE CALLING SERVICE PROBLEM

guys,, may be you can help me... the problem is i can hear what other people are saying in LINE / Skype /Viber but people can't hear anything i said.
 

trithong

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Anyone know how to switch between few apps on lenovo A706?
long press on home button will only show the google now

Changing input method when typing also an issues i met,
anyway to change the input method when typing?

Long press in menu button ^^

---------- Post added at 08:20 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:18 PM ----------

FREE CALLING SERVICE PROBLEM

guys,, may be you can help me... the problem is i can hear what other people are saying in LINE / Skype /Viber but people can't hear anything i said.
just viber bro...because maybe viber isn't usable for us now..i can use skype , line , zalo and every things else nomarly
 

rapnix

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@trithong.. bro. also in LINE and TALKRAY i encounter this problem some of us already encounter this problem what version do you have? i have A706ROW.. no problem if only chatting but if i want to use calling features that's were i encounter this kind of problem i can here them but they cannot here me
 

V-FrIeNd

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my A706 can't root.
CWM show Installation abort!

Baseband ver
A706ROW_1_A_2_0046_130604

Internal ver
A706ROW_1_S_2_001_0018_130705
 

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    The Lenovo A706 Owners' Thread (for Rooting, CWM, and other discussions)
    Official Product Page

    lenovo-smartphone-ideaphone-a706-front-side.png


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Device Specs:
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SIM Type: Dual Mini-SIM
    Band Coverage: GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz (Asia-Pacific)
    GSM 850/1800/1900 MHz (Latin America)
    WCDMA 900/2100 MHz (Asia-Pacific)
    WCDMA 850/1900 MHz (Latin America)

    WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n with hotspot capability
    Display: 4.5" IPS (Can anyone confirm if it has Gorilla Glass?)
    Resolution: 480 x 854
    Navigation: 5-point capacitive touch
    Processor: Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM 8225Q 1.2GHz
    OS: Android™ 4.1 Jelly Bean with LenovoMagic UI
    Memory: 1GB RAM
    Storage: 4GB Internal Storage (eMMC) with memory card slot
    Battery: 2000mAh Lithium Polymer user-replaceable
    Dimensions: 136 x 69 x 10.4 mm
    Weight: 130g
    Sensors: A-GPS, Gravitation, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
    Camera: Front: 0.3MP fixed-focus, Rear: 5MP auto-focus
    FM Radio: Yes
    Color: White
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This is a good budget device when compared to other devices from lead manufacturers like Samsung, Sony, LG or Huawei.



    While searching on the internet I did find some Root & CWM installation methods.
    I will be updating the relevant posts as and when needed.
    You can look in the list below for what you want to do with your device.


    ATTENTION!!! READ THIS BEFORE DOING ANYTHING
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Friend, there are two versions of this device in the market:

    1. A706 (Chinese model)
    2. A706_ROW (International Model)

    The ROMs in this thread are only for the A706ROW model of this phone unless otherwise stated.
    If you have the chinese model or another model A760 (which is a different model) then the ROMs in this thread are not for you.

    Model A706 and A760 are two different models with almost same specifications. This DOES NOT mean that the ROMs of A706ROW are compatible with A760.

    Please DO NOT confuse Lenovo A706 with Lenovo A760 as these are two different devices!!! Flash or experiment at your own risk!!!!

    If you share a ROM link for any of the above devices, then please mention clearly the device for which the ROM can be used.




    What to do with your Device ?
    -------------------------------------------

    DISCLAIMER:
    ---------------------
    Rooting your device VOIDS your warranty. Remember if you are doing this, it is at your own sole responsibility
    and I cannot be held responsible for any damage to your device, data loss, or any personal injury as a result of your actions.
    And, If you still feel it is worth the effort, proceed with caution!


    FOR NOOBS
    --------------------
    Read the instructions (click on SHOW to read) before attempting anything from the list below!

    First you need to have the Android SDK installed on your computer. Or atleast you need to have the adb & fastboot files available on your computer.

    Here's a good post that tells you how to setup ADB and fastboot.

    Here's a post that has a list of adb/shell commands for noobs.

    Ok, once you are done with the setup of ADB & fastboot on your computer, then you can proceed with the below instructions.
    --------------------

    IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE FLASHING:
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    Recently, I have noticed that many people after buying the phone are flashing any firmware to their phones and most of the time without checking the phone versions and the OS versions. In the stock firmware post, I had mentioned that people having the Chinese version of the phone should NOT flash the ROW (international) firmware otherwise it would mess up their phone and network etc.

    SOLUTION FOR SIM ERROR & DOWNGRADING TO CHINESE ROM
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Now, some of the people have already done such a mistake and for those people (who are having SIM or network problems and want to go back to chinese ROM, I am sticking this post by danyno1 to the OP:


    (Click SHOW to See the quoted post)
    ----------------------

    hi
    I've just installed the "A706ROW_1_S_2_001_0020_130821 MegaFull"" rom , and now i have no network coverage, it doesnt recognize my simcards
    I live in Iran.
    what should i do??
    is there any way to unlock it ??
    please help me with this situation , i'm in a hurry
    ------------------------------------------
    after reading the whole topic posts, and testing all the methods , the problem is solved [thanks to mixbox360's posts.] i'm going to just copy and paste his 2 separated posts.
    BEST soloutions for these 2 common problems :
    #1 device doesnt recognize simcards
    #2 being unable to downgrade to the chinees stock rom

    soloution of the #1 problem :

    how I fixed: Just Installed the QNeonModern 1.7 ROM... then I installed the update of a chinese ROM from bootdroid (I mean putt the update.qsb file un the sdfuse directory o my sd card, then power and vol+ to enter the menu and selected SD UPDATE)... thats all... I have again my chinese rom with signal for calls untill we discover how to make work the athk board in the ROW roms.

    Hope to be helpfull!

    soloution for #2 problem:
    Ok trying again to put my chinese device in ROW rom with sim signal, and found a solution:

    1:Flash via droidboot a chinese stock firmware I used the 130325

    2:Rooted device with vroot and installed CWM Recovery via ADB

    3:In the procedure to install custom rom Qneon one of the steps is to flash boot.img via fastboot... well I just didn´t do this step and flashed directly Qneon_1.7.1.zip via CWM

    4: Did data/factory reset, cache reset and dalvik cache reset

    5:Reboot system

    An Ready! Finally got my chinese device in spanish and sim signal.

    ENJOY THE DUAL SIM ANTENNA + ROM WITH MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

    CREDITS : mixbox360

    ------------------------------------------




    Credits:
    -------------
    - Lenovo for making a surprisingly good budget phone
    - And users for buying it!

    Enjoy your phone and share your thoughts and helpful insights/useful methods with all other users here so that they can benefit from your research.
    14
    DISCLAIMER: Follow these instructions at your OWN risk & responsibility. They are provided AS-IS without any liability.


    IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE FLASHING:
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    Recently, I have noticed that many people after buying the phone are flashing any firmware to their phones and most of the time without checking the phone versions and the OS versions. In the stock firmware post, I had mentioned that people having the Chinese version of the phone should NOT flash the ROW (international) firmware otherwise it would mess up their phone and network etc.

    Solution to the problem is now in the OP. Please follow it if you have SIM error or network issue.


    STOCK ROM
    --------------------
    I am posting a list of stock firmware(s) that I can find for the A706 here, along with instructions on how to install it.

    FIRMWARE LIST
    -------------------------
    • Build Number: A706_ROW_S018:

      Details:
      • Firmware Type: Official Release
      • Languages: English, Russian, Chinese, Indonesian & Vietnamese
      • Build Date: 15/07/2013
      • OS: Android 4.1.2 with Lenovo Magic UI
      • Download Link: Get it from here (Lenovo-Forums.ru)
        (You need to click on the green button on the page. Once you click there then you need to register and logged in, to download it.)

      CREDIT: This post in Russian.
    • This post by 5[Strogino] has a list of stock firmwares and links to download them.


    INSTRUCTIONS
    -----------------------
    1. A memory card is required.
      • Boot into Android normally.
      • Connect your phone to your PC/Laptop with a USB cable and when asked (or in USB connection settings), please select USB Mass storage mode to mount SD card.
      • On the root of the memory card, create a folder called "sdfuse".
      • Unzip the downloaded firmware, you will get a QSB file.
      • Copy the QSB file to the sdfuse folder that we created earlier on the root of SD card.
    2. Note: Please make sure that your phone has atleast 60% power before attempting or beginning upgrade. Or keep charger connected during the process.
    3. SD card upgrade process:
      • Long press VOL UP + POWER_KEY to enter the droidboot,
      • A menu will appear. Select the fourth option, SDUPDATE.
      • At the bottom of the screen, you can see the progress and status of the update
      • When you see the message "SDCARD UPDATE SUCCESS!!!", this means you successfully completed the upgrade process
      • Now, reboot your device and hopefully it should be updated.

    That's it! If you guys have found any more firmware download links (even for different regions, build etc.) just share them with me along with details and I will add them to the list in this post.

    CREDIT: Instructions were taken from this post and formatted and edited for better understanding.
    12
    CWM Installation Instructions:
    -------------------------------------------

    1. Make sure you have all the drivers for your phone installed on your computer. Download for A706 from here. Some other Qualcomm drivers (not sure if required)
    2. Make sure you have USB Debugging enabled, Install from Unknown Sources is enabled and device is detected in ADB run this command:
      Code:
      adb devices
    3. Download the CWM Recovery for A706 from here.
    4. Unzip the downloaded file to get a "recovery.img" recovery image file.
    5. Press SHIFT key + Right mouse click in the folder where the file is located and select Open Command from Here.
    6. Now, in the command prompt do the following:
      a. Reboot into Bootloader mode. Use command:
      Code:
      adb reboot bootloader
      b. Device will reboot and display Lenovo logo. (check if device is in bootloader mode by running command:
      Code:
      fastboot devices
      . If you see a device connected then you have successfully rebooted into fastboot mode.
      c. Now, run this command:
      Code:
      fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
      (This will flash the CWM recovery image to the device).
      d. Once successful, reboot the device using this command:
      Code:
      fastboot reboot
      . Or, you can keep the power+vol up+ vol down buttons pressed to restart.

    If everything has gone well, this should get CWM installed on your device. Your device is still *not rooted*. Once you have installed CWM, please proceed to the ROOT instructions post to *root* your device.


    CREDITS:
    ---------------
    This post (in Vietnamese)
    This post for Recovery (in Russian)
    This post for Drivers links (in Russian)
    And, to all the other great Russian/Chinese forums and sites who have such vast info on Lenovo which we need in English ;)
    12
    DISCLAIMER: Rooting your device VOIDS your warranty. Proceed with caution!!!


    1. CWM ROOT METHOD
    -------------------------------------

    Ok, so you have successfully installed CWM and need root.

    1. Just download this Root for A706 ( CWM flashable zip file)
    2. Reboot phone to CWM Recovery (use command: adb reboot recovery)
    3. Flash the zip and then restart into OS.
    4. Now, you should get the Super user app in the list.


    2. VROOT (ONE-CLICK ROOTING) METHOD
    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    For noobs AND people who either don't want to install CWM or are unsure of it's usage and only want root, can use this guide for VROOT one-click rooting method. The guide has been translated and posted on XDA by zhuhang. The original vroot post/method (in chinese) exists on this site.


    CREDITS:
    ---------------
    Same as in the CWM post above.
    Thanks to zhuhang for posting the VROOT guide in english (translated from chinese).
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    Lenovo A706_ROW ROM (fix and mod) by InunxLABS®

    Lenovo A706_ROW ROM (fix and mod) by InunxLABS®
    Based on A706ROW_1_S_2_001_0023_140116

    JB-A706ROW-Armani-4.1.2-vS.1.23-r1.00.png


    Version :
    - JB-A706ROW-Armani-4.1.2-vS.1.23-r1.00

    How to :
    - DWYOR (Do With Your Own Risk)
    - your warranty is now void
    - update your rom (A706ROW_1_S_2_001_0023_140116)
    - flash CWM recovery for Lenovo A706
    - copy zip to sdcard
    - turn off your phone
    - enter cwm (press and hold vol+ and vol- then press power button)
    - backup your current rom
    - select > wipe data/factory reset
    - select > mount and storage > format system
    - flash JB-A706ROW-Armani-4.1.2-vS.1.23-r1.00.zip, via > install zip
    - reboot

    Features :
    - fixed low memory killer management
    - init.d supported in kernel
    - droid firewall added in settings
    - autostarts manager added in settings
    - show hidden menu in settings
    - fixed scheduled start/shutdown layout
    - fixed no service for telkomsel network
    - rearranged signal bar
    - removed toggle indicator in systemui
    - low brightness mod (5%)
    - low battery warning/tones removed (except critical at 5%)
    - disabled system apk signing check
    - fix black themes in message settings
    - removed annoying startup and shutdown tones
    - removed max media volume warning
    - revert home button behaviour (pressed long home to recent apps)
    - updated stock system apps (play store, music, etc...)
    - debloated system apps
    - rooted with supersu
    - xperia® keyboard
    - etc...

    Dowload :
    - A706ROW_rompart-1
    - A706ROW_rompart-2
    - A706ROW_rompart-3
    - A706ROW_rompart-4


    Password :
    - inunxlabs

    Credits :
    - http://www.google.com/
    - http://forum.xda-developers.com/
    - http://lenovo-forums.ru/
    - etc...

    Warning :
    - respect my works...!!!
    - dont mirror my files..!!!

    Donate, if you like my works :
    - paypal : [email protected]
    - payza : [email protected]


    Dont forget to press thanks, enjoy...! :D