How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat

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How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat – After yesterday posting about Update Lenovo P780 with Android Kit Kat Official Release, today i will posting about how to rooting Lenovo P780 running Android Kit Kat. I think i will not explain more about advantage or disadvantage rooting your device, i am has much to explain about rooting. Rooting Android Kit Kat is not as easy as rooting Android Jelly Bean, we need to install custom recovery first then install SU binary from it. Rooting will make your device lose ability to do OTA update, this guide can also have possibility to brick your device so please be careful when following this guide.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR), Please prepare everything before start following this guide like backup your data, applications, etc this guide has possibility to brick your device.

How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat



Downloads :

  • TWRP_2.7.1.1_P780_ROW_KK  contain file image for TWRP v2.7.1.1 and scatter file for Lenovo P780.
  • TWRP_2.6.3.0_P780_ROW_KK   contain file image for TWRP v2.6.3.0, this file needed when you got error 8083 while flashing TWRP v2.7.1.1. 
  • SuperUser  contain SU binary and SuperUser application. Need to install using custom recovery.
  • USB VCOM Driver  Install this driver first on your computer, Turn off your device and remove the battery, using USB cable connect your device while look at My Computer  Manage  Device Manager there will be MTK65xx Preloader Devices show up for 5 second than disappeared, before disappeared right click on it and select Update Driver Software point it to USB VCOM Driver extracted folder. When it finish disconnect and connect again there will be Mediatek PreLoader USB VCOM Port on your device manager.
    How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat

  • SP Flash Tool v3.1304  Tool needed for flashing custom recovery to your device, this is the main tool for mediatek device.
How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat
  1. Download all required files, and place it to one folder for easy organize it. Please make sure that USB VCOM driver already installed successful, before continued to next step. 
  2. Extract TWRPSP Flash Tool, and move / copy SuperUser file to your SD Card, this will not need until you has success install custom recovery to your device. The custom recovery file contained in TWRP folder also can be installed using MobilUncle Droid Tool but it need your device ROOTED, so the only way to install it is using SP Flash Tool.
  3. Now go to SP Flash Tool extracted folder and run Flash_Tool.exe, if you are using windows 7 then run it using administrator privilege. tick on DA DL ALL with Checksum option and then click on Scatter-Loading button point it to TWRP extracted folder and select  MT6589_Android_scatter_emmc.txt, this action will automatic loaded custom recovery image to it place.
    How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat
  4. Now press Download button (4) or hit F4, there will be warning that told all images file not load correctly just press OK. This will make SP Flash Tool become stand by to receive connection from your device.
    How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat
  5. Turn off your device and remove the battery, Now connect your Lenovo P780 to your computer. When USB VCOM driver successful installed then SP Flash Tool will immediately recognize and begin the flashing process. It will mark with Red, Yellow and finish with Green Circle in the middle of SP Flash Tool, inform that installation already finish and you can disconnect your device.
    How to Rooting Lenovo P780 Running Android Kit Kat
  6. Disconnect your device, turn on with this combination buttons. Press and hold Power button + Volume Up + Volume Down buttons, release when you can see TWRP v2.7.1.1 main menu on your device screen. Select Install ↦ Storage: sdcard ↦ SuperUser.zip then just Swipe to install wait the process until finish then select Reboot
  7. After reboot, confirm that your device already ROOTED by installing ROOT Checker from Google Play Store
Congratulations, you already success ROOT your Lenovo P780. If you found error 8083 while flashing process please try to flash TWRP_2.6.3.0_P780_ROW_KK instead of TWRP_2.7.1.1_P780_ROW_KK and feel free to leave comments if you found any problems regarding this guide. Thank You
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androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
Glad this guide can help you, and thank you for visit and leave a comment

Merkathan
6 years ago

Hi. I am getting the 8083 error regardless which recovery I am trying to install. Any ideas? Thanks in advance

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Merkathan

hi,
chose the lower version first, TWRP_2.6.3.0_P780_ROW_KK instead the higher version

Merkathan
6 years ago

No luck friend. The error is persisting. Any other ideas?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Merkathan

Hi,
Download this flash tool and try to flash again http://www.4shared.com/rar/-PpNiXklba/FlashTool_v5123200.html, hope it will work

Arifin Bali
6 years ago

None of above work. both twrp turn into 8083 error.
Flashtool v5 not recognize these scatter file.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Arifin Bali

Sorry if it don't work with your device, maybe tgis guide not suit for your.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Arifin Bali

Hi,
Thank you for your information

Poison
6 years ago

Hi,

sp flash tool error 8038 what should I do?

Thank you.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Poison

Hi,
Try this flash tool http://www.4shared.com/zip/DSl0FYuEba/SP_Flash_Tool_v5134800.html, newer version of flash tool

Anshul Aggarwal
6 years ago

Hey… Please help me. I followed all your steps on my Lenovo P780 8GB Kitkat 4.4.2 with no errors. But Root Checker is showing that the device is still not rooted. Also, my both sim cards have become undetectable after following the above procedure. Please reply asap..

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
Are you sure SIM not detect, or SIM cannot show signal, are you IMEI still there? Check with *#06#
Are TWRP successful installed?

Anshul Aggarwal
6 years ago

It is showing IMEI as Invalid for both the sim cards.

androidrookies
6 years ago

Installing twrp cannot remove IMEI unless you check nvram when you do recovery flashing. Sorry you IMEI is lost that make your sim not detect try this http://bit.ly/1teLvmQ

Anshul Aggarwal
6 years ago

I used the following tools..
1. TWRP_v2.7.1.1_P780_ROW_KK_Corrected.zip
2. SP_Flash_Tool_v3.1304.0.119.rar

Yes, TWRP was successful. I had that green circle.

androidrookies
6 years ago

Flashing twrp only check recovery on flash tool not nvram section are you sure that because you installing twrp? Not flashing a new rom? Because like i said before flashing recovery will not remove your imei. Anyway just follow the link that i give you above

RocketSprocketMan
6 years ago

sir..i just want to ask..what is the actual problem that some p780 who running kitkat facing sp flash tool error 8038 when we try to root it using spft? is that the spft was not compatible with our device or anyhow?

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi,
If you got error 8038 while flashing, try press firmware->upgrade buttom instead of download button. It will fix the error and continued the flashing process

AbuAbdullah
6 years ago

Hi,
How to unroot and go back to the original recovery and bootloader?
Becouse the new updates cannot be flashed?!!

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  AbuAbdullah

Hi,
For installing OTA update you just need the standard recovery, and for Lenovo P780 you can follow this guide http://bit.ly/1yUd604, for unroot on supersu just click option and select full unroot.
Bootloader ? What happen to bootloader. No need to modified the bootloader

safwan
6 years ago

hi, i cant install usb vcom driver..it keeps display 'this driver is not digitally signed!'..why is this happen?for your information, im using win8..currently im stuck at this step..plz help me

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  safwan

Hi,
On win8 there is you cannot install unsign driver you must disable the option first. Search at google how to disable sign driver instalation

kunal nayak
6 years ago

SP Flash tool is stuck on 0% please help

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  kunal nayak

Hi,
That not stuck, that mean you not completely install the usb vcom driver. Flash tool not recognized your device so progress bar not move, to fix it just install usb vcom driver to your computer

kunal nayak
6 years ago

Hey! I FINALLY ended up getting green circle… I had not installled drivers properly. However i am facing another problem… Although superuser.zip is there on SD card, when i go to recovevry and install update from Sd, and select it, it says installation failed. HELP

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  kunal nayak

Congratulations, when installing superuser you can see the log at twrp screen can you tell the cause of the error, i cannot help if you just say installation fsiled.