Another Method Rooting Vibe UI V1.5 Android 4.4.2 for Lenovo S820

09 Jun 2014

Another Method Rooting Vibe UI V1.5 Android 4.4.2 for Lenovo S820 – Past couples of days i been confused on how to rooting Lenovo S820 with Vibe UI v1.5, actually i has been posting a guide about this matter but from reader comments i can see that a lot people fail using the older method. So today i will give a guide on How to Rooting Lenovo S820 with Vibe UI v1.5 Android 4.4.2.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR)


Requirements :

  • Using VIBEUI_V1.5_1423_ST_S820
  • Only can be install using CWM / TWRP custom recovery, If your device still using stock recovery or not using custom recovery then please follow Install CWM custom recovery for Lenovo S820 Guide
  • Enable USB Debugging, go to System Settings → Developer Options → USB Debugging make sure it checked.
Downloads :
Another Method Rooting Vibe UI V1.5 Android 4.4.2 for Lenovo S820
  1. Download and copy KingUser to your sdcard. Recommend if you copy it on sd card root, don’t copy inside the folder.
  2. Turn off your device and get ready to go to Recovery Mode. To go to Recovery Mode in lenovo required to press and hold a combination buttons, but if you find it difficult then your can install MobielUncle MTK Droid Tools
  3. For buttons combinations press and hold Power Button + Volume Up + Volume Down buttons until it show Recovery Mode. Or if you use MobielUncle MTK Droid Tools then just open it and select Into Recovery Mode.
    Another Method Rooting Vibe UI V1.5 Android 4.4.2 for Lenovo S820      Another Method Rooting Vibe UI V1.5 Android 4.4.2 for Lenovo S820
    MobileUncle MTK Tools      Combination Buttons
  4. Now your device already in Recovery Mode, If you using CWM custom recovery then navigate is using volume buttons and power button to select, but if you using TWRP then it can be using your touch screen.
  5. Select Install Zip ↦ Choose zip from sdcard KingUser
  6. Wait for installation and the back to recovery main menu select Reboot system now
  7. After normally booting your device now already ROOTED, There will be KingUser application on application drawer this application is like SuperSu and SuperUser.
  8. Done
That all, I hope this guide can help you on Rooting Vibe UI v1.5 Android 4.4.2, and please don’t hesitate to leave any comments if you have some problem regarding this guide and thank you for reading 
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10 comments
    1. OK… but on recovery mode, there is only option to install update… no install zip file…
      i have 3 zip file in S820, Kinguser.zip, res.zip, (achinese character).zip

      also my build number is slightly diff VIBEUI_V1.5_1421_DEV_S820

    2. Ok… i should follow instruction on this article *CWM Custom Recovery for Lenovo S820* am i right? is yes, then the 1st instruction to CWM custom recovery is confusing –> Your Lenovo S820 must has been Rooted…

    3. @liza tell me about your device, see at system setting than go to about. Yes need root to install custom recovery, if your firmware is android 4.2.2 that use framaroot, but if your firmware is android 4.4.2 or vibe ui v1.5 than use supersu.zip

    1. Cwm can installed if device already rooted, if device not rooted than to install cwm can be done with sp flash tool. Kinguser can install only for android 4.2 cannot be use to android 4.4 to root vibe ui which is using android 4.4 than you must install cwm first via sp flash tool than root device using zip method

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