How To Root Lenovo Vibe P1m & Install TWRP 3.1.1

Lenovo Vibe P1m is a nano-coating which should make it splash-proof. Just like its bigger brother, it will become available for purchase in India on October 28th on Flipkart, but it will be significantly cheaper at Rs. 7,999.

The smartphone integrates a 5-inch IPS screen with 720 x 1280 resolution, and it’s powered by a quad-core 1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735P processor. It has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB on-board storage, microSD support up to 32 GB, and it comes pre-loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI.

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Source – Flipkart

Lenovo Vibe P1m is 141 mm tall, 71.8 mm wide, 9.3 mm thick, and has a weight of 148 grams. Regarding connectivity it arrives with dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, and WiFi. It has an 8 MP / 5 MP camera combo, and it’s available in Onyx Black and Pearl White body colors.

DISCLAIMER : In no way we are responsible if you brick your phone or your SD card dies or your phone behaves abnormally. It is your sole and your own responsibility to root your phone.

How To Root Lenovo Vibe P1m

Things which you need to follow before:

  • Take a backup of your data. We do not guarantee if something is erased. Always take precautions.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device.
    • Goto > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
      • If Developer Options is not located under settings then enable it by going to Settings > About Phone > Device Info and tap on Build Number for about 7-8 times. And then go back and follow the previous step.

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  • Make sure you have at least 50% battery.
  • Go to Settings > Security and enable Unknown Sources option.
  • Connect your Lenovo Vibe P1m smartphone to your PC and install the drivers

Installing CWM or TWRP On Lenovo Vibe P1m

METHOD 1

Pre-Requisites :

  • Setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC from here
  • Download any one of the following  Recovery.img to root Lenovo Vibe P1m from the links provided below:
    • TWRP Recovery 3.1.0 for Lenovo P1m – Download it from here
    • TWRP Recovery 3.1.1 for Lenovo P1m – Download it from here (Latest and only new ROMS will work like Android Nougat based ROMS)

Step 1: Download recovery.img file

Step 2: Copy the recovery.img file to C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot or C: Program FilesMinimal ADB and Fastboot directory

Step 3: Open the C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot directory and press and hold the shift key and right click anywhere inside the folder at the empty space and choose open command window here.

Step 4: Now in CMD type:

adb devices

Step 5: Now type

adb reboot bootloader

This will reboot your device into Bootloader / Fastboot Mode.

Step 6: Now type

fastboot boot recovery.img

Once flashed type the following command to reboot Lenovo Vibe P1m

fastboot reboot

Now you have successfully installed TWRP or custom recovery on your Lenovo Vibe P1m smartphone. The next step would be rooting your device.

METHOD 2

Pre-Requisites:

Download any one of the following from below:

How to Install TWRP Recovery in Lenovo Vibe P1m

Step 1: Extract the Flash Tool – Lenovo P1M techolite.Com.zip file and then open flash_tool.exe

And then Select MT6735M_Android_scatter.txt. It will automatically select the Lenovo Vibe P1m mode

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Step 2: Click on Options then Download and make sure both of them are checked

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Step 3:  Select the Download Only, and then click Download

install custom recovery vibe p1m

 

Step 4:

  • Now just click on checkbox recovery and browse to the extracted files and locate recovery.img
  • Turn off your Lenovo Vibe P1m
  • Click the big download button on top right and connect the phone with USB cable to switch off condition.
  • Now you will see the red stripe showing download percentage

Step 5:  Your phone is successfully installed  TWRP now

Steps to enter Recovery mode in Lenovo VIBE P1m

  • Press and hold the Volume Down Button  + Volume Up Button + Power Button.
  • When you see the Boot Screen, Release the Power Button but keep the Volume Buttons pressed until you see the Recovery Screen.

Rooting Lenovo Vibe P1m

Pre-Requisites

Step 1: Copy the downloaded file Root-SuperSU-v2.52.zip in the root folder of your SD card.

Step 2: Now in CMD type:

adb reboot recovery

This will boot Lenovo Vibe P1m into Recovery Mode.

Step 3: Once you land into the Recovery Mode, choose install from SD card and choose Root-SuperSU-v2.52.zip

Step 4: When the installation is done, Reboot your device.

Step 5: Download Root Checker app from Play store and check your device status.

Note: We have updated the links for TWRP to the latest version of 3.1.1 for your Lenovo Vibe P1m and it will work with all the latest Android version like Marshmallow, and Nougat. If you want to flash old ROMS based on Kitkat or Lollipop then try to flash TWRP 3.1.0 so that you do not face any error while flashing any ROMS. Hope we have served you well and have made your device better than before.

Written by Swati Sethi

Swati Sethi is an MCA and has lots of knowledge in the development field of Android. She also likes to blog and has her own tech blog.

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