Lenovo K6 Power: Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root in 3 Steps.

How to Root Lenovo K6 Power

The Lenovo K6 Power launched way back in 2016, is a budget smartphone from Lenovo, which features a 5-inch IPS LCD with full HD resolution, Snapdragon 430 SoC coupled with 2GB RAM. While the specification sheet is not so impressive for the year 2019 (note that the phone was launched in 2016), there are newer smartphones today which still uses the Snapdragon 430. This goes to show that the Snapdragon 430 is still a very capable chipset. And so is the Lenovo K6 Power.

As we all know, Lenovo aren’t very good in terms of software updates, and the K6 Power is no exception. According to some users, the phone’s last security update was in 2017. And despite being just one year old in the market when the Android Oreo launched, the phone didn’t get the Android update it deserves. Thankfully, there are many custom ROMs available online (like Lineage OS) to take advantage of the new software on this competent hardware.
But before installing a custom ROM in your Lenovo K6 Power, we first need to unlock the bootloader, install Custom Recovery, and initiate root access. Today, we will help you do that in three easy steps.
To Unlock Bootloader and install TWRP For any Android device click here.

Prerequisites:

  1. ADB and Fastboot.
  2. Lenovo USB Drivers.
  3. K6 Power Unlock TWRP – 3.0.3.zip file.
  4. SuperSU -v2.79.zip
  5. Backup your data on the device, Unlocking will erase the internal storage.
  6. Enable ‘USB debugging’ and ‘OEM unlock’ from the Developer options.

How To Root Lenovo K6 Power

Steps To Unlock Bootloader Of  Lenovo K6 Power:

Step 1. Download the “K6 Power Unlock TWRP-3.0.3zip” file and extract the zip file.

Step 2. Now, connect your smartphone to the PC, using USB cable and make sure USB Debugging is turned on.

Enable USB Debugging in Android
Enable USB Debugging in Android

Step 3. In the extracted zip, Open the Bootloader Unlock folder and run “Unlock_Bootloader.bat“ file with Admin rights.

Step 4. Just sit back and relax! This auto scripted bat file will unlock the bootloader of your K6 Power.

Steps To Install Twrp 3.0 On Lenovo K6 Power:

Step 1: If everything goes right, your phone will be unlocked, after following steps mentioned above.

Step 2: Now, Open TWRP folder and run “Flash-TWRP.bat” to Permanently install TWRP recovery. This option will replace the Stock recovery.  Else, “Run-TWRP.bat” file to temporarily boot the TWRP recovery. (only for rooting the device)

Step 3: These scripted bat files will complete the work for you, Just relax. The phone will reboot, automatically after the process.

Step 4: When you are starting the TWRP recovery for the first time, TWRP will ask for the permission to allow modifications. Set the system mode to Read Only and continue with the rooting process. As the K6 Power has Secure Boot enabled by the manufacturer, Allowing changes to the system partition may cause a boot loop.

Steps To Root Lenovo K6 Power:

  1. Download “SuperSU-v2.79.zip” and Transfer the file to the Internal Storage of the device.
  2. Power off the Phone and Boot into the Recovery Mode By Holding Volume Up +Down + Power. Alternatively, You can enter Recovery Mode By using the ADB Command 
    adb reboot recovery
  3. In TWRP, Tap on Install, Navigate To SuperSU.zip & Select it.
  4. Swipe right to Install the SuperSu zip file. Once done, Reboot your device.
  5. First boot may take some time; Please be patient.

You can check the Root permissions using the Root Checker app from the Playstore. Also, Visit Top 10 best Apps for Rooted Android devices to try these apps on your device. Follow us for more device specific Root guides. For any queries, please comment below.

FAQ’s

1. What happens when you root your phone?

Rooting allows you to gain more access to your device. To put it simply, when you have an unrooted device, you can only tweak things that the manufacturer allows you. By gaining root access, you can modify your device’s software at the deepest level.

2. Is it safe to root my phone?

Your smartphone will give you control over the system. However, this may also mean problems for people who don’t know what they are doing. With that said, if you have complete knowledge of this process, then it is an entirely safe method.

3. Why should I root my phone?

Your smartphone has many advantages. Since you are gaining access at the root level, you can uninstall unused stock apps (AKA bloatware) from your phone that only clutters your home screen. You can also install custom ROMs to make use of your hardware further. If your phone was left unsupported by your manufacturer, you could also install a Custom ROM on it to take advantage of the latest Android version. And there are more things you can do after rooting your smartphone.

4. Can a rooted phone be unrooted again?

The process depends on the brand of the phone you have and the things you did after rooting your phone.

That has only been rooted: If, after rooting your smartphone, you did not install any custom ROMs or mess up with your system, unrooting your phone should be relatively easy. You can unroot your phone using an option inside the SuperSU app, which will remove the root access.

Launch the SuperSU app, then swipe or tap to the Settings tab. Scroll down until you see the “Cleanup” section, then tap the “Full unroot” option. When a dialog box appears, just hit continue. You will need to reboot your device to complete this process successfully.

Your device is rooted with “systemless root” method in Marshmallow, tapping continue will open another dialog which asks if you’d restore the stock boot image. If you want your phone to keep up with future over-the-air (OTA) updates, we suggest tapping “Yes” here.

Note: Since Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the “su” daemon – the process that handles the request for root access – has to run upon start-up, and it has to do so with enough permission. This is traditionally done by modifying the files found on Android’s system partition. However, with Android 5.0 Lollipop, there is no way to launch the su daemon at boot, so a modified boot image was used. And this is how the “systemless root” was born. Unlike the traditional root method, this type of rooting method doesn’t modify files in the system.

You can also update your firmware to get rid of the rot access. Make sure that you’re on the stock firmware it shipped with.

Rooted phones running on Custom ROMs: If after rooting, you installed a custom ROM on your smartphone, then you will need more effort to remove the root access on your smartphone. We won’t make a tutorial for that as it won’t be specific and may or may not work with every smartphone model. With that said, there are many tutorials online to help you do that. Make sure to include your smartphone model to the search bar so that the process will be specific for your handset.

5. Does Factory Reset remove the root?

Doing a Factory Reset on a rooted smartphone will wipe out all its data, but it won’t remove the root access.

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