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[Unofficial][Recovery][X505X] TWRP for Lenovo Tab M10 - X505X

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Shamil Niyas

Member
Jan 26, 2015
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Code:
**Disclaimer

*I am not be responsible for any bricked devices, data loss or thermonuclear wars.
*You are using this at your own risk.


Introduction


Welcome to TWRP for Lenovo Tab M10 X505X. Make sure you read the entire post carefully before you proceed with installation.



Pre-installation
  1. Install ADB and Fastboot. Refer to this link if you need help installing ADB and Fastboot.
  2. Unlock the bootloader. Refer to this link if you need help unlocking the bootloader.



Installation

Flash the TWRP image from bootloader.

Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

Warning:
Do not reboot the system yet. Remove the connection from the device. Hold the power button until it turns off. Then turn it on again with the recovery combo: Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down.

Once booted into the TWRP recovery mode, if you want to flash it permanently(otherwise it will be replaced with stock recovery after a reboot), install Magisk from recovery.
You can goto advanced option in TWRP and use the "ADB Sideload" option to sideload the Magisk zip file. In case sideload doesnt work, use adb to push the Magisk zip file to /tmp and then install the zip normally.

Warning:
Do not push the zip file to /data. The data partition is encrypted and any damage done messing with the data partition will not be my responsibility. You have been warned.




Downloads

TWRP image for X505X
Magisk




Known Issues

From android 9.0 onwards, the data partition is force encrypted and is not available to the TWRP. This is not much of an issue because update zips and ROM flashes usually dont use the data partition. So the data partition is encrypted.




Changelog

Code:
This is the first version



Upcoming Features

Support for decryption of data partition permanently/temporarily.



Upcoming Project

A custom rom for this device if I get enough support.




Donations

I have spent a lot of time on this project. Consider buying me a coffee or donating:D. It will be great support;).
Google Pay

Feel free to ask me if you encounter any problems.



Device Tree
For those who are curious. This is the device tree I ported for X505X.



If this helped you, hit the thanks button:D.



It would mean a lot to me if you could follow me on :-
Github
Instagram



Special Thanks
Code:
Yahoo Mike - For his great support






XDA:DevDB Information
Custom Recovery for Lenovo Tab M10 X505X, Tool/Utility for the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet

Contributors
Shamil Niyas, Yahoo Mike

Version Information
Status: Beta
Current Beta Version: 2.84
Beta Release Date: 2020-11-12

Created 2020-11-13
Last Updated 2020-11-13
 
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zubair1836

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Feb 17, 2016
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Gujranwala
Hi, Useful thread here, I flashed this recovery to X505F and it's working fine except MTP and data partition does not unencrypt.
Can it be fixed somehow?
looking for a custom rom for this device as well.
Please help!
 

cYBER~VeTeRaN

Member
Aug 9, 2020
11
2
Sir, i would like to know which rom u r planning to port, expecting a gaming rom, also i would like to know the current progress :), thanks in advance
 

Ooo_64

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Jan 21, 2021
1
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I have a lenovo m10 tablet as well but it's said to be a X306F instead? Will it work you think?
 

Wiebenor

Senior Member
Nov 26, 2015
66
1
Forgive me for wondering, but I'm looking at buying a tablet, and I wonder a few things, first of which would be, what is everyone's experiences with this tablet??? The next thing I wonder is if you only plan on doing a single rom??? Say for instance, you started out with a CM rom, then did my personal favorite, ressurrection remix... Or maybe do remix first😂😂😂

Either way, I love android, but am missing ressurrection remix since back when I had a phone that supported it... The ressurrection remix rom has so many options it could take a 30$ device and make it feel like a 300$ device, but that's also a problem, because with lots of extra features and settings comes the greater possibility of bugs
 

Yahoo Mike

Senior Member
Apr 3, 2011
309
116
Newcastle
Forgive me for wondering, but I'm looking at buying a tablet, and I wonder a few things, first of which would be, what is everyone's experiences with this tablet??? The next thing I wonder is if you only plan on doing a single rom??? Say for instance, you started out with a CM rom, then did my personal favorite, ressurrection remix... Or maybe do remix first😂😂😂

Either way, I love android, but am missing ressurrection remix since back when I had a phone that supported it... The ressurrection remix rom has so many options it could take a 30$ device and make it feel like a 300$ device, but that's also a problem, because with lots of extra features and settings comes the greater possibility of bugs
RR is available on Project Treble as a GSI. You could try that.
 

Flipscuba

Senior Member
Mar 20, 2015
57
4
So, I flashed recovery, tried rebooting by holding down power button and the volume buttons and now it's stuck in an infinite boot loop. Screen shows lenovo logo, and then it goes blank, vibrates, and then restarts to lenovo logo again. Holding down the power button won't even shut it off. Please help.
 

Mohit0033

Member
May 11, 2019
14
2
Xiaomi Redmi S2
Redmi 7A
TWRP flashed successfully but sadly the data partition didn't work.
so to make it work, I first formatted the data partition and through the adb sideload I flashed disable-dm-verity (attached) and it now works, data-partition is not encrypted anymore.

I also compiled an orange fox recovery for it and the data partition is also working on it.
 

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Mohit0033

Member
May 11, 2019
14
2
Xiaomi Redmi S2
Redmi 7A
One update guys.
I accidently wiped system of TB-X505X and flashed Android 12 Beta 2 GSI and it worked.
only Bluetooth is dead.
and when plugging aux getting grounds from both system speakers and earphone
 

Mohit0033

Member
May 11, 2019
14
2
Xiaomi Redmi S2
Redmi 7A
Forgive me for wondering, but I'm looking at buying a tablet, and I wonder a few things, first of which would be, what is everyone's experiences with this tablet??? The next thing I wonder is if you only plan on doing a single rom??? Say for instance, you started out with a CM rom, then did my personal favorite, ressurrection remix... Or maybe do remix first😂😂😂

Either way, I love android, but am missing ressurrection remix since back when I had a phone that supported it... The ressurrection remix rom has so many options it could take a 30$ device and make it feel like a 300$ device, but that's also a problem, because with lots of extra features and settings comes the greater possibility of bugs
https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/...top-style-tb-x505x-lenovo-tab-m10-hd.4306713/.
You can go here for RROS for lenovo tab M10 Hd x505x
 

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    Code:
    **Disclaimer
    
    *I am not be responsible for any bricked devices, data loss or thermonuclear wars.
    *You are using this at your own risk.


    Introduction


    Welcome to TWRP for Lenovo Tab M10 X505X. Make sure you read the entire post carefully before you proceed with installation.



    Pre-installation
    1. Install ADB and Fastboot. Refer to this link if you need help installing ADB and Fastboot.
    2. Unlock the bootloader. Refer to this link if you need help unlocking the bootloader.



    Installation

    Flash the TWRP image from bootloader.

    Code:
    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

    Warning:
    Do not reboot the system yet. Remove the connection from the device. Hold the power button until it turns off. Then turn it on again with the recovery combo: Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down.

    Once booted into the TWRP recovery mode, if you want to flash it permanently(otherwise it will be replaced with stock recovery after a reboot), install Magisk from recovery.
    You can goto advanced option in TWRP and use the "ADB Sideload" option to sideload the Magisk zip file. In case sideload doesnt work, use adb to push the Magisk zip file to /tmp and then install the zip normally.

    Warning:
    Do not push the zip file to /data. The data partition is encrypted and any damage done messing with the data partition will not be my responsibility. You have been warned.




    Downloads

    TWRP image for X505X
    Magisk




    Known Issues

    From android 9.0 onwards, the data partition is force encrypted and is not available to the TWRP. This is not much of an issue because update zips and ROM flashes usually dont use the data partition. So the data partition is encrypted.




    Changelog

    Code:
    This is the first version



    Upcoming Features

    Support for decryption of data partition permanently/temporarily.



    Upcoming Project

    A custom rom for this device if I get enough support.




    Donations

    I have spent a lot of time on this project. Consider buying me a coffee or donating:D. It will be great support;).
    Google Pay

    Feel free to ask me if you encounter any problems.



    Device Tree
    For those who are curious. This is the device tree I ported for X505X.



    If this helped you, hit the thanks button:D.



    It would mean a lot to me if you could follow me on :-
    Github
    Instagram



    Special Thanks
    Code:
    Yahoo Mike - For his great support






    XDA:DevDB Information
    Custom Recovery for Lenovo Tab M10 X505X, Tool/Utility for the Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet

    Contributors
    Shamil Niyas, Yahoo Mike

    Version Information
    Status: Beta
    Current Beta Version: 2.84
    Beta Release Date: 2020-11-12

    Created 2020-11-13
    Last Updated 2020-11-13
    2
    Hi, Useful thread here, I flashed this recovery to X505F and it's working fine except MTP and data partition does not unencrypt.
    Can it be fixed somehow?
    looking for a custom rom for this device as well.
    Please help!
    2
    Pls update twrp to latest verison 3.5 🙂
    Thanks...I will update asap...
    1
    Hi, Useful thread here, I flashed this recovery to X505F and it's working fine except MTP and data partition does not unencrypt.
    Can it be fixed somehow?
    looking for a custom rom for this device as well.
    Please help!
    I'm still working on the data encryption. I will update as soon as possible.

    Look forward to the custom rom..🤩