How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in Lenovo A6000
How to Root & Install Custom Recovery in Lenovo A6000

One of the most powerful budget smartphone, Lenovo A6000 & Lenovo A6000 Plus received Android Lollipop 5.0.2 on 4th September. While many of the users are not much happy with the update as it ultimately made the phone slower & reduced battery life. But, you can actually fix many of this issues by rooting your device. Rooting provides many features, check here: Features of Rooting & Custom ROMs.

Some of the major features of rooting are:

  1. Boost your Phone speed & Battery Life.
  2. Remove Preinstalled crapware like System Apps.
  3. Remove Bloatwares, Apps like Facebook, Chrome Keep sucking your Ram & battery by running in background So, Among the smartphone geek crowd, applications like these are referred to as “bloatware:” they do nothing but bloat the software by existing as unnecessary applications.
  4. Tweak your phone like : Increase Video streaming speed, Increase Wifi Speed, Increase SIM detecting Speed, Increase SD read/write speed.
  5. Most Important & Best part, Install Custom Kernel & Custom ROMS ( I will explain about it in Installing Custom ROM section Custom ROM section )
  6. Finally, Truly Own your Device, Make it appear in the way you want.

Note: This method is tested with Lenovo A6000 & A6000 Plus running on Android lollipop 5.0.2 & found to be working 100%. Keep in mind, Rooting voids your device’s warranty. Please make your mind before following any of the steps mentioned below.

  1. Lenovo A6000, charged upto 40%.
  2. A USB Cable.
  3. Tools required: Mirror 1 :Download | Mirror 2 :Download (Contains ADB, fastboot, supersu, custom recovery)
  4. Update [16/12/15]: Download latest Material design TWRP Recovery & replace this recovery with recovery.img in the downloaded Tool folder.
Note: If you just want to gain Root Access, follow the step mentioned here: How to root Lenovo A6000 through phone using KingoRoot. Follow the KingoRoot method.

How to Install TWRP Recovery in Lenovo A6000 / Plus:

Step 1. Connect your Lenovo A6000/A6000+ to your PC by enabling USB Debugging mode from Developer options in Settings. If you can’t find the developer options, Goto Settings> About Phone> Device Information. Tap 7 times on the Build Number. Now you can find the developers options in Settings.

Step 2. After connecting, Select USB Storage device (Open USB Storage).

Step 3. Extract the downloaded files. Copy from the zip file into your SDcard or Internal Storage.

Step 4. Now, Open command.bat from the extracted folder & type

adb devices

It should return a screen similar to this:

Command: ADB Devices
Command: ADB Devices

Step 5. Now type:

adb reboot bootloader

The above command will boot your device into ‘bootloader’ mode. As soon as you enter this command, you would see A Lenovo Logo with small text “Powerkey long press can reboot phone” at the bottom of the screen.

command: adb reboot bootloader
command: adb reboot bootloader


Step 6. Now, type

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

This would replace the stock recovery with TWRP Recovery.

Flash Recovery
Flash Recovery

Step 7. Now switch off your device & remove the USB cable. Press & Hold VolumeUp+VolumeDown+ Power button simultaneously.

Also Read: Top 10 best Custom ROMs for Lenovo A6000 & A6000 Plus

You will see the TeamWin Recovery in your device:

How to Root Lenovo A6000 / Plus:

Step 1. Select Install zip from TeamWin Recovery & locate the file you downloaded from above link.

Step 2. Swipe to confirm Installation of zip.

Step 3. Done! You have successfully rooted your Lenovo A6000 & A6000 Plus

You have successfully installed TWRP Recovery & Rooted your Lenovo A6000 & A6000 Plus. If you are stuck at any step, you can contact us through the comment section or the contact us page.

  • micky

    thank u for help !!!

  • nikos

    hello i do all steps and it does well but when i restart the phone with pwrbuttn and up+down volume it stucks in lenovo logo and no go in twrp

  • mainakm

    My devices is not showing as attached adb devices. What can I do.??

  • Aman Gautam

    after writing “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” the exact message is ” the current directory is invalid ” ……………….. what is the solution ???

  • Aman Gautam

    dear admin , i am stuck after step 6 . after writing “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” in the cmd it shows the message “invalid directory ” . what am i doing wrong???

    • try this : “fastboot flash recovery.img”

  • Gaurav Pariyar

    How to install custom recovery in Lenovo a6000 without PC

  • Matthew

    salah cuk “fastboot boot ******.img ” its corect

  • Risinng Brother’S

    Dear admin, i Follow the steps you writ for our guidline thankx u so much,but i have a problem after all 6 steps when i right adb fast recovery recovery.img ,
    its show waitinng for devive,, plz kindly guid.

  • Chaitanya

    After Step 5: adb reboot bootloader, should we need to press power button for long time? I’m confused between Step 5 and Step 6. Please elaborate anyone.

    • Risinng Brother’S

      Dear admin, i Follow the steps you writ for our guidline thankx u so much,but i have a problem after all 5 steps when i right adb fast recovery recovery.img ,
      its show waitinng for devive,, plz kindly guid.

  • Alisha Tharakan S

    installing zip
    it shows E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E: signature verification failed

  • Ankush Hotkar

    use command fastboot flash recovery.img
    then use fastboot boot recovery.img

  • Nik

    After second command it’s showing “error device ‘null’ not found

  • Alpesh Ukani

    how to switch off device after fastboot boot recovery.img done… i have no clue .. it’s lenovo a6000. what’s the key combination or is there any cmd command? or just i should pull off battery?

  • Amit kr. pandey

    I am unable to touch the option, I think as I do not have any os install in the system. I have install TWRP recovery, But with all option a cursor is showing not I ma unable to touch the option.

  • Kannan R

    i not able to get he mirror 1 file what should i do??

  • rechargetrick

    when i enter adb reboot bootloader than showing this error:

    error: more than one device/emulator

    • Aaron

      Enter these commands
      Adb kill-server
      Adb start-server
      It should be showing only one device now.
      Problem solved.

      • Risinng Brother’S

        first you shoud have to root you devicse

  • Ravi D Nawab

    hi i have installed the adb boot reloader but i am getting into TeamWin Recovery in my device by pressing those button instead of that phone screen blinks and get restared ! help me out..

  • Ravi D Nawab

    hi i have installed the adb boot reloader but i am getting into TeamWin Recovery in my device by pressing those button instead of that phone screen blinks and get restared ! help me out..

  • Ajay

    Hi there,

    I have done install recovery in my lenovo a6000 successfully and it was shown the menu as you shown in image. but only first time then I am not able to open that recovery menu again.

    Hope you help.

  • Akshay Kumar

    after running”flash boot recovery. i

    command prompt is always “waiting for device”
    i have done it in my lenova a6000plus connected to windows10.

    • Please install USB drivers, Allow Fingerprint notification in device & make sure USB cable is working.

      • Akshay Kumar

        can u plz suggest a usb driver for windows 10

    • Aaron

      Try this command :
      Fastboot flash recovery (recovery file name)
      May be a command problem.

      • Tabees Khan

        bhai recovery file name kya daale.

    • ahmed tahoon

      in win 7, i am also facing the same message any one can support us

  • Irfan Sopiyan

    what version android needed? is for KK 4.4.* or Lollipop 5.*.*

  • ahmed khalil

    after doing this procedure all was ok but when i am trying to enter recovery mode it shows the stock recovery i have tried more than recoevery.img and all the same. i am using kitkat

    • The recovery file is for Lollipop. For Kitkat, download this file: Kitkat TWRP & extract it. Replace the TWRP.img file with the twrp file from the file downloaded from here.

  • pratik

    showing dtb error when i try to boot in recovery

  • Yes its necessary to install TWRP to flash custom ROMs. You can install custom ROMs only through TWRP.

    • apong imsong

      How can I download this TWRP ? And how can I install and run it can you help me out

  • apong imsong

    Hello sir, I have rooted my Lenovo a6000 through the simple method using the app king root and is it necessary to install TWRP after I have done that ?….
    The reason is I want to install costume ROM .
    Hope you can help me out ty.

  • a6k

    $ fastboot boot recovery.img
    downloading ‘boot.img’…
    OKAY [ 0.418s]
    FAILED (remote: dtb not found)
    finished. total time: 0.530s

  • You allowed the permission popup in your device?

    • Wong Yi Hong

      What permission? I enabled USB debugging already.

      • After typing “adb devices”, you get a fingerprint popup in your device. Allow it.

  • alan

    list of device is not showing in the command box . so im not able to continue.plz help asap

    • Have you installed the USB drivers properly? Have you enabled USB debugging? After entering “adb devices”, did you allow device fingerprint in your phone?

      • Wong Yi Hong

        nothing is listed under “List of devices attached”

  • You are entering this commands in ADB & not in command prompt? The device is in fastboot mode?

  • Try to reinstall stock recovery after doing a recovery format by entering “fastboot erase recovery”.

  • No need to install ADB. Just download the zip file & extract it. Now follow the procedure as mentioned.

  • Kannan Ank

    fastboot is not recognized as internal or external command am getting this error after entering this line fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

  • Mukesh

    Sir I flash it but TWRP recovery not seen ,my phone saw only phone recovery not TWRP recovery

  • Sahil

    Hey my phone is working fine but when I try to open my stock recovery which I have replaced to fastboot flash recovery it just stucks at the Lenovo opening screen when I turn my phone on.
    Please help because I need it to upgrade my phone to lollipop.

  • Mukesh Kumar

    Please guide me because I am confused
    1. ADB install karna hai ya NAHI Kisi step mein likha Nani hai
    2.twrp recovery.img ke sath Kya karna hai copy ya NAHI ,copy karna hai to KAHA karna hai
    3. During Google search I totally confused.
    Please guide me

    • Extract ADB zip file. Download the TWRP Image file, place it inside the extracted ADB folder. Now follow the procedure. Open command.bat file & follow.

      • Mukesh Kumar

        Twrp image ko place inside ADB folder after ADB installation.

  • Mukesh

    ADB install karna hai PC mein aapne Kisi step me likha NAHI hai . Please guide me

  • Atharv Kulkarni

    my laptop doesn’t recognize my device on command promote. what to do?

    • Rahul Chhaukhhadiya

      Make a factory reset of your device

  • Adityan Murugesan

    When I type adb reboot loader it doesn’t load the mobile to just reboots.Help me

    • You can manually reboot into fastboot mode by turning off your device & holding Volup + Power until vibrate.

  • Ari Are Hier

    overall its work for my lenovo A6000+

  • Lazim

    my Lenovo a6000 is dead while rooting with kingroot. now i can’t open my phone. when the power on the welcome screen of Lenovo is shown. how can restore my firmware or install one to it, please help me, i am helpless

  • karthik

    help me to enter into twrp recovery mode….
    after completion of flashing the recovery’s always entering into to stock recovery..
    Need help /

    • anything about TECH!!!

      after flashing, type the following command in the command.bat: fastboot boot recovery.img

  • Pratik Gupta

    i have done 2-3 times earlier and now i have again fresh stock rom without root or anything. after doing 5th step when i type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img the cmd shows and nothing happens after that. what should i do ?

    • Did you try with some other Computer/Laptop?

      • Pratik Gupta

        yes I tried with other laptop and it completed successfully. thank you 🙂

  • Pratik Gupta

    i have done 2-3 times earlier and now i have again fresh stock rom without root or anything. after doing 5th step when i type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img the cmd shows and nothing happens after that. what should i do ?

  • Umesh Chandra Patel

    Recovery Finished. total time 1.732 but while pressing VolumeUp+VolumeDown+ Power button simultaneously. phone is restarting and unable to see TeamWin Recovery. please help

  • Samsudeen Sayeed

    After using RR ROM my phone past 5dAys I recognized some issue and bugs
    1.USB debugging (my computer doesn’t recognize my device on command promote) i am having USB drivers also…
    2.some shortcut tiles doesn’t appears in quick settings… Panel even i add them on lists like torch,USB tethering..etc..
    3.sometimes when switch on mobile data WiFi also switching on with mobile data..
    4.when I trying to updates “unfortunately setting has stopped” notification occurred
    5.after entering or switch off then on mobile some of apps like gone so I have to reboot my phone to get back my apps like Facebook, messenger, what’s app,etc…..
    6.heads up -I couldn’t disable head’s ups and halo …..If u found how to then reply….I am waiting

  • Samsudeen Sayeed

    How disable heads from screen I tried it but I can’t

  • virosh

    hi there, i followed steps 1-7 but after that, the phone does not show teamwin recovery. instead it just boots as usual and i cant run the supersu zip file. when i tried to repeat step 7 again, it says apply update to adb. in need of some assistance 🙂

    • shafi

      Make sure your phone is connected to command promote window on the which u have placed on the computer by pressing “shift key”+right click button on mouse.then type adb devices before that connect your phone to computer with USB debugging will show list of devices connected and device info..then type “adb reboot bootloader”… Your phone reboots into fastboot mode..please rename the recovery file on computer as twrp.IMG then ” type “fastboot flash recovery twrp.img” then type “fastboot reboot”…that’s it your phone boot into twrp recovery mode

  • shan

    I can’t get into my phone s boot recovery option after this process please help me

  • Sumit

    after entering “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” command……
    gets stuck at

    I am using lenovo a6000. Have replaced old recovery.img with recovery.img for a6000.

  • Prem Sagar

    Hey Devs lab,
    when i type adb devices it shows
    LIST OF DEVICES(empty)
    it shows nothing.please help me with the issue

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Please press “Yes” in your device after entering adb devices.

      • Samsudeen Sayeed

        I didn’t show anything to” yes or no”

        • Did you enable USB debugging? Have you installed the ADB Drivers properly?

          • Samsudeen Sayeed

            Yes I enabled USB debugging and also have another problem USB tethering also not working devices connected but no internet working

      • Samsudeen Sayeed

        Is that need of any special drivers for this os

    • Samsudeen Sayeed

      I Am also having that problem

  • Subhrajyoti

    Do I have to root my Lenovo A6000 Plus for installing a custom ROM ???

    • Devs-Lab Staff


  • Deepu

    Flashing the recovery.img was successful but I’m not able to boot into TWRP or Stock recovery.
    I’m on kitkat 4.4.4 not updated to lollipop 5.0.2 .

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      The recovery provided here is for Lollipop version.

  • Sumit

    I too have the same problem. The Zip files which i have copied to internal memory is not being located. While its there. What to do?

  • ramdhani

    thank you very much for the TWRP, very nice share 🙂

  • $3ng4tb1$4

    Hey dude…

    U succeed in every step of the steps you listed above. The problem is, i couldn’t locate the even though i had copy the file into my internal memory. i dont use sd card fyi. As such, how to locate the file in order for me to properly root my phone.


  • annt

    use volume up+down+power butten after all of that

  • anant

    actually its done you have to just volume up+down+power butten use

  • amit kumar shaw

    problrm at stage 7 what i do


    when type adb devices commande i am getting

    C:\Users\vsumi\Desktop\imp\Lenovo A6000 (Plus)>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    ADB server didn’t ACK
    * failed to start daemon *
    error: cannot connect to daemon: No error
    error: cannot connect to daemon: No error

    C:\Users\vsumi\Desktop\imp\Lenovo A6000 (Plus)>
    what d i do now

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Grant permission in your device after typing adb devices.

      • Ramesh

        i am struck at step 1rst when i type adb devices it doesn’t show my device

  • Anurag

    Though I flashed the recovery but still I am booting in my stock recovery .I tried several attempts but still the same thing is happening again and again.

  • bala raju

    Hi, Devs-Lab
    I have already rooted my Lenovo a6000 using Kingoroot. Just now i tried TWRP and it worked fine till step 6 “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”. It worked and gave result OKAY. FINISHED successfully.

    But when i restart my phone in recovery mode, it doesnot recovery mode.
    its stuck and showind lenowo powered by android
    when i am pressing volume buttons+power button boot loader is not displaying
    help [email protected] @ [email protected]
    Please help me

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Try reinstalling TWRP.

      • shan

        Same problem .. have you cleared it??

  • Kanna prasath

    Thanks Lenovo a 6000 plus rooted thanks bro

  • bala raju

    Hi, Devs-Lab
    I have already rooted my Lenovo a6000 using Kingoroot. Just now i tried TWRP and it worked fine till step 6 “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”. It worked and gave result OKAY. FINISHED successfully.

    But when i restart my phone in recovery mode, it doesnot recovery mode.
    its stuck and showind lenowo powered by android
    Please help me

  • sonu

    Hi, Devs-Lab
    I have already rooted my Lenovo a6000 using Kingoroot. Just now i tried TWRP and it worked fine till step 6 “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”. It worked and gave result OKAY. FINISHED successfully.

    But when i restart my phone in recovery mode, it doesnot recovery mode.

    Please help me.

    • Milan

      Ihave same problem only i see clasic recovery.

  • Surendra

    My device not showing while rooting…I switch on development also…. completely done all process& typed adb devices it saying””” error no device found”””.pls help anyone

  • satnam singh

    my lenovo is showing no os installed . please help me its important

  • satnam s

    i have installed TWRP recovery then i try to reboot it says no os installed pls tell what to do

  • Jimmy

    Link for Download latest Material design is not working plz update

  • Azher nisar

    Thanks Friend

  • sonu

    pls help me i was not able to install os for some reason and i exited twrp now im not able to boot into it.

  • Kingshuk Bhattacharya

    which one do i have to download, mirror 1 or mirror 2?

  • shekhar

    after doing flash recovery recovery .img
    it says waiting for devices so for how long i wait for this

  • Srinadh

    After step 6 it shows

  • Amir

    Hi, Devs-Lab
    I have already rooted my Lenovo a6000 using Kingoroot. Just now i tried TWRP and it worked fine till step 6 “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”. It worked and gave result OKAY. FINISHED total time 0.863s.

    But when i restart my phone in recovery mode, it doesnt goes to TWRP recovery. It goes to normal recovery mode.

    Please provide solutions.

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      May I know the Android version you’re running?

      • shubham

        Hi bro will you pls tell me why you are not answering my requests. Pls I want TWRP on resurrection remix ROM on my lenovo a6000 plus..

      • Amir

        Android version is lollipop 5.0.2.

      • Amir

        Hi, I Just installed TWRP recovery using flashify. I find it very easy.


      • prince

        Same problem . Im running 4.4.4 kitkat now i install twrp but nothing happens when i restart my phone and go to recovery. It stock in lenovo logo

      • Murtaza

        hi devs-lab
        while rooting my lenovo A6000+ my phone get dead. now it just shows lenovo logo nothing happened now. so what is the procedure to start my phone please do help as i am in very much needed one. hope to hear you soon.

  • Shubham

    One more request pls tell me how to get into twrp recovery because after installing R Remix ROM I am not able to get into recovery with pressing vol. Up and power on button. I installed TWRP with your method. After installing ROM .but I am able to got into recovery with flashify. Pls give a solution BRO…..

  • shubham

    Hi devs lab pls help me. I just flashed RR ROM on my lenovo a6000 plus. And its working very well.but when I see internal storage there was only 4gb available on my phone but I have nothing in my phones internal storage so please tell me how to fix it .how can I get my full storage again.pls replay fast and thanks for this beautiful rom…

  • hercoom

    Thanks for this tutor, but i want to ask about step.6 or flash recovery step why didn’t work on the command.bat just the text “waiting for device” ? Thanks for ur answer.

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Install USB drivers properly & enable USB debugging (Allow connection to PC).

      • shubham

        Hi bro will you pls tell me why you are not answering my requests. Pls I want TWRP on resurrection remix ROM on my lenovo a6000 plus

  • shubham

    Hiii, developers pls tell me can I increase camera quality on my Lenovo a6000 plus…. And Thanks for suggest purify app i think it’s working….

  • Nischal

    My lenovo A6000 suddenly stopped. Now it is stuck at Starting Logo. I already have rooted my phone. What should I do to make it work.

  • shubham

    Hii,Devs-Lab pls suggest me a best battery boost trick for Lenovo a6000 plus running on lollipop 5.0.2 and also rooted. ……………….Thanx in advance…………………….

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Install Purify App from playstore.

  • Abhijeet

    I installed TWRP using above method. When i went to flash another ROM (AICP,RR) it strucks at starting apps screen forever. Nothing works. How should i get it working and what is the problem exactly??? Reply ASAP!!!

  • Aditya

    Would you please add a post for step by step guide for turbodroid rom for lenovo a6000/plus?
    I don’t find appropriate step there on xda
    [external link]

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      I would not suggest you to install the ROM. Although the ROM looks promising & so does it work. But it’s entirely dependent on Xposed modules which sometimes annoys me. You might face Google app issues.

      • Aditya

        Then which rom should I install?

      • Aditya

        I hv not found any stable rom with no bugs yet If u now any I will be pleased to hear!!!

  • Aditya

    Do installing twrp recovery process going to factory reset entire phone?
    Rooting will do so?

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      No! None of the process will reset your device.

      • Aditya

        thank you so much☺
        I want to flash custom rom so do I need to root after flashing twrp recovery then move to flash rom or I can skip rooting?

        • Devs-Lab Staff

          You can perform any of it first. Like you can root using KingRoot App & then install TWRP recovery or flash TWRP & flash from TWRP. I would recommend the second option.

          • Aditya


  • shubham

    Can you please tell me how to sign in to Google Play games service in any game downloaded From other sources….. And thank you very much Devs-Lab for giving a solution for fix TWRP freezing that worked…

  • Spyros

    Nevermind , the issue was that my a6k was running kitkat and the recovery.img for kitkat is different than the one provided here which i am guessing is for lollipop. you can find the kitkat TWRP here :

    The mods have also commented this below.

  • shubham

    I did it and it’s working fine but in TWRP recovery when I tab on reboot system it’s freezing. I have to manually rebooting it with holding power botton for 8-10sec.and then it got reboot.So pls tell me how to fix freezing……..And Thank you very much for this simple guide……**

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      It’s because of the ROM you have installed. You can also try fixing permissions from Twrp

      • shubham

        Will you pls tell me how to fix permission from TWRP…Thanks for fast reply…

        • Devs-Lab Staff

          Goto Advanced in TWRP & you’ll find the option.

  • Lucky

    OK, I have no clue why, but TWRP wasn’t uploaded, even when I’ve got message, that upload was finished – same as on screenshot “flash recovery.” I even tried to download and flash CWM, but with same result.

    Windows 10
    Android version 5.0.2
    HW version H201
    Build Kraft A6000 S059 160111

    Any advice? Did I miss something?

  • Fatheen

    Cyanogenmod 13 (RR 6.0)
    By using windows 8

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Please follow each steps properly. It seems to be working for everyone else.

  • Lucky

    Hi guys,

    after I type first command (adb devices) I get message:

    List of devices attached
    e706b67d unauthorized

    Any piece of advice?

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Once you type adb devices, you’ll see a popup message in your A6000 device. Just accept it.

      • Lucky

        No popup message, but after reconnecting of USB cable everything went well.

        But evenwhen I’ve got message about booting TWRP (“finished”), when I do reboot to recovery, I don’t have TWRP but “Android system recovery – Kraft-A6000_S059_160111.”

        Did I miss something?

        • Devs-Lab Staff

          I think you flashed TWRP temporarily (boot recovery recovery.img). You need to flash/replace the stock recovery image with TWRP (flash recovery recovery.img).

  • deepjyoti

    All done as you said but I haven’t see any team win recovery..what should I do ?? Please help me

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Please mention your current ROM & device used while flashing the recovery file (Windows/Mac).

  • Fatheen

    Bro I have done everything as u told…..even SuperSU also installed…later i updated to android 6 based on ur steps…but while checking with root checkers it is showing that ur device is not properly rooted….and other softwares like system app remover,L boost are not working also….what should I do…??

  • aditya

    i have installed TWRP recovery then why i try to reboot it says no os installed pls tell what to do

  • Endra Bautista

    Failed (remote: dtb not found) how to fix this?

  • Ajmal Shaikh

    Ihave Update its working Fine but is is asking for system update
    shoud i update it or not

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      You need to remove TWRP & install stock recovery, to perform system update.


    works fine thanks for this guide especially with screen shots.

  • Mahesh

    After Completing the above steps i get ADB recovery not TWRP.. even after replacing the recovery file. Please Help!

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      ADB recovery?

      • Mahesh


        • Mahesh

          or i guess its the stock android recovery..But i am able to boot the img using “fastboot boot recovery.img”

          • Andrew

            Dude. “fastboot boot recovery.img”! Just this line was really helpful. Thanks!

        • Mahesh

          issue solved i guess there was issue with my computer OS WIN10. Flashing worked after i tried with WIN7. Thank you for the support..

  • Venkat sai venna

    Bro unfortunately I routed my phone and deleted some system software now my phone is partially working. I downloaded app but not installed all my software gone help me what I have to do

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Download the stock Firmware of A6000 & extract the zip. Now place the deleted file using Root explorer.

  • Kosta

    I do everything as said but when i hold down volup, voldown and power key it just boots back up 🙁

  • hello after doing 5th step it shows “waiting for device” ..

    help me please urgently

    advanced thanks


    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Please install USB drivers properly or reinstall the preinstalled drivers.

    • Rana Hiren

      Your device is not connected….
      Install fasboot drivers.

  • kapil

    my devise all procce will be complete success full but my device is reboot normal mode why

  • faizy

    My phone is showing faild remote dtb not found. M worry help me

  • Faridz

    thanks bro !!..

  • Dominique Vias

    how can i copy the su file when phone wont turn on? only able to boot to download mode


    hey. getting a problem. all step done. the only problem is when i am pressing vol up+vol down+pwer key. it is showing the phone logo and shutdown by itself. when i am holding the the three key, it is continuing like that: showing phone logo then shutting down, then restarting like that. once i stop pressing the keys, it continuing to boot in normal mode

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Reflash the recovery image & make sure to check command “fastboot devices” whether it returns device code, before pushing the recovery image.

      • Dominique Vias

        im having the same problem. followed all steps with no error but phone just keeps shutting down and restarting after pressing 3 buttons

  • Rizal

    After i install SuperSU.. and choose reboot system.. its just stuck.. it freeze… any help ?

  • Ram Kumar

    Hey..aftet typing fastboot flash recovery recovery.img .it shows recovery. img not loaded
    what i have to do next..

  • akki

    not work lenovo a6000plus plzz help

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      You can also try rooting by the Kingroot method & Install TWRP after rooting through Flashify app.

      • Athar Mian

        I rooted my Lenovo Tab A10-70F 10 inch tablet successfully via the PC kingoroot app.

        Problem is that unfortunately can’t seem to install TWRP via PC ( SPFlash) or Flashify.

        I want to just install the Xposed framework to use XPrivacy. After Flashify operation per XDA instructions, I invoke Xposed, but it tells me it needs updating. However I cannot seem to update after soft or hard reboot ( am asked to use machine hard reboot.)

        So my assumption is that TWRP is not installed. Also pressing Vol Up + down + power button let’s me select the Recovery option. But pressing Vol down to select Recovery results in regular boot !
        Read somewhere I need to go to Recovery mode immediately after installing TWRP.

        Help !

        • Devs-Lab Staff

          Try flashing from Fastboot.

  • Atul

    successfully flashed recovery..but when i reboot my phone into recoverymode, only lenovo logo appearswhat should i do

  • dheeraj

    step 5 …it shows ..waiting fir device

    • Daniel Kozak

      Same here, I have win10, but on linux it works ok

      • Hendra

        I guess this is not (yet) working in WIndows 10. I try to use another PC running Windows 7, and it says it’s finished. But, when I boot my phone to recovery, it still shows the stock recovery.

  • KothamKhan

    twrp recovery is showing “Unable to mount ‘/system’ help!!!! Roms cannot be installed.

  • Agni

    When i tried to flash supersu it show like this. E: Zip signature varification failed.
    what to do

  • murali

    this is perfectly worked. Thanks to Devs-Lab.

  • Mohan

    Hi Team,

    I have followed the steps and flashed TWRP Recovery, I am able to land on TWRP. However, I don’t see the file when I try to install it. I believe I have flashed the older version of TWRP and Installed the SuperSU but now I have latest Material design TWRP Recovery running. I am not sure whether SuperSU is installed or not. Please help me.

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Check root using any Root checker App from Google Playstore.

  • URGENT!!
    I previously successfully installed twrp on lollipop a6000 plus.
    I degraded to 4.4.4 using qfil PC program and the stock ROM. It worked and got also my stock recovery back. Now when I did the same method for twrp as I did when I had lollipop, the PC shows the job done but actually even the stock recovery is gone and there is not even twrp. Hence no recovery program available now. Now I can never factory reset my phone. This problem was also pointed by 2 other people in your comments in October 2015 ( They are dmitris and vcz). This is something serious. Hope you will reply.

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      TWRP recovery is different for both Lollipop & Kitkat. Its not an issue. Just flash the Kitkat TWRP recovery. That’s it! Kitkat. Download TWRP for Kitkat from here. Just follow the same procedure with this recovery.

  • Mishna

    I tried to download Tools required from mirror 2 (since mirror 1 not working)
    it detected as Trojan: Win32 Spursint.A by Microsoft Security Essential

    not sure if it really save to keep that file

  • can u make a latest video to install TWRP recovery and root it for lenovo a6000 plus.
    i really afraid to follow the instruction, but i can easily understand if it a video… tqqq. 🙂

  • tirta erlangga

    Thank u so much moreeeeeeee

  • ashok_verma

    i’am not able to boot into twrp. i tried the above method but the screen shows only lenovo logo, and strucks there. i tried using minimal adb tool, it shows okey after installing recovery.img but vol up+vol dn+ power button doesnt shows twrp menu. it showed the menu once but after reboot its not showing ‘ve tried installing recovery 4-5 tines it shows OKAY msg on the screen but phne can’t boot int recovery. plz help

  • joe_numb

    Well done…thank u very very much…
    works well on my Leny A6000…
    Good Job

  • sam

    even i’m facing the same problem,, it ok up to 5th step, and itz showing normal Lenovo recovery boot options…

  • Ravi

    My lenovo a6000 doesn’t go to the CWM recovery mode even after pressing Vol up+vol down+power,,,i have tried to connect it with usb but the command says devices not found…i could only see the lenovo logo if i switch it on….before this i have installed ADB and completed it till fastboot reboot in root access and got stucked there…pls help

  • zain

    Hi I have lenovo a6000+ device and iam a new user & I want to root my device and remove bloatware. pls suggest me a step by step procedure.
    #[email protected]

    after reading comments Hattsoff to Developers. great work. keep it up.

  • rkhatana

    hey there… i bricked my phone. now it stucks at boot logo. when i connect it to pc and check adb devices. there is no device in list. what should i do? please help

  • dani

    i’ve succsesfully install the cwm, but when i try root my device, and go to recovery i can’t find install from sdcard, so tell me what’s the problem.

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      You’ll find an “Install” option.

  • Aman

    I mistakely flashed kitkat based rom on lolipop on my lenovo a6000. now m stuck at boot and unable to go recovery or can use adb on my pc as the device is not detected.

  • Thampi

    Hii Devs-Lab I got Stuck on type :”adb devices” on my command just shown list device attached there is no bdf1c8ff at bottom
    When i skip that step then enter “adb reboot bootloader” it shown error : device “null”
    please help me

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      You have not installed proper drivers & enable USB debugging mode. Grant access to device, for reference check this image USB debugging

  • Zarul

    Hi guys. is this custom recovery varies depends on the type of ROM u used?
    because I’ve tried this methods a couple of time and still haven’t succeed yet.
    I’m using Lenovo A6000 kitkat 4.4.4

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Well its strange! I have rooted many of my friends Lenovo A6000 & A6000 Plus using this simple method. Howerver, if you find the above method difficult or not working. I have also mentioned a simpler method (Only for rooting; not for installing custom recovery) to root your device using this method How to Root lenovo A6000 without using PC its 100% tested & found to be working pretty well!

  • Raffa

    i installed twrp but when i try flash a zip in the sdcard is just a twrp and carrier no download folder or zip plz tell me how to fix it

  • Lenovo a6000 marshmallow downloaded but install failed…….how to install marshmallow plz help me

  • junaid

    am in the step of command it was saying and stopped
    what can i do

  • i didnt see team winn recoery after doing methods and switched on by holdin vol+,vol-,power button

  • Fairuz Milkiy

    Hi bro, how to unroot Lenovo A6000?

  • lucky Azhar

    Hi frnds
    Just download kingroot 4.5.0 apk and install it.
    No pc require on click root
    Becuse i m successfully root my lenovo a6000/+ running on lollipop 2hours ago

  • lucky Azhar

    When I type fast boot flash recovery
    IMG It says waiting for device

  • mani

    very nice and detailed tutorial

  • JJ

    How to take back up of existing Android OS using this recovery. I would like to ensure the back up before going forward in case new installation fails.

  • Rambo

    Hii Dev lab im already on step 5 type “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” my phone was on “powerkey can reboot phone” and on my PC says the “current directory is invalid”
    what should I do please
    thank you

  • rhyzad

    im stuck in step 6
    it just showed the ordinary recovery, not TeamWin Recovery
    even though using “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”

  • Rambo

    Hii Devs-Lab I got Stuck on type :”adb devices” on my command just shown list device attached there is no bdf1c8ff at bottom
    When i skip that step then enter “adb reboot bootloader” it shown error : device “null”
    please help me
    thank you

  • piyush

    i flash cynogenmod 13 marshmallow using twrp recovery but after flashing my phone and it was rebooting, and stuck.logo appear lenovo powered by android and it was stuck please help me,please help me.what i do for going this step…..

  • Arun

    my lenovo A6000 is bricked and it is showing only lenovo boot screen. no recovery in the phone after installing twrp. i tried many times as shown above. used fastboot flash recovery recovery.img first and pressed the volume button up+powerbutton combination key, but no recovery appeared and i used fastboot boot recovery.img and twrp appeared. installed the kraft file but showed that E:Error executing updater binary in zip ‘/external-sd/Kraft
    Updating partition details
    E:Unable to mount ‘/data’
    E:Unable to mount storage

  • tony

    please help me i installed twrp recovery and installed android kitkat using twrp. after i cant go to recovery menu that’s just showing lenovo log what can i do now i need install teamwin twrp recovery . what can i do now???? help me plz

  • How to install CWM Recovery without USB Debugging enabled on LENOVO A6000 Plus?
    I’ve tried minimal adb & flashboot, but it failed.

    NB : My phone is soft bricked after installed system update on my rooted lenovo a6000 Plus. [Update kraft-a6000-s_s010_150515]

    Please, help me. :crying:

  • Dimitris

    Step 5 is ok.
    ‘target reported max download size of 268435456 bytes
    sending ‘recovery’ (10852 KB)…
    OKAY [ 0.356s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    OKAY [ 0.410s]
    finished. total time: 0.769s”
    But now I have no recovery at all.
    Not the stock neither TeamWin. Stack on Lenovo splash screen.
    What can I do?

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      This is weird! After you write “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img”, it completely removes the stock recovery & flashes TWRP recovery. Anyways, you can try doing it again. After writing that, switch off your device & again boot into recovery (Volup+Voldown+Power At once). Hope this works, cheers!

    • vcz

      i have the same exact problem like yours

    • Athiyaman

      After step 6, just unplug ur battery and plug it again. Now Press & Hold VolumeUp+VolumeDown+ Power button simultaneously. It will work.

  • divi

    Plz help me I have formatted the system and this recovery is not installing any rom ( it just boots itself again) I tried flashing 5.1.1 and miui 7 , I even tried flashing other recoveries but they didn’t flashed too. So plz help me out , give me link of any rom that will get flashed

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      You are doing something wrong. It worked perfectly well for everyone. Maybe you should try this method: How to unbrick Lenovo A6000.

  • John

    How do I unroot the phone? I don’t have stock recovery image! Need to update to this version a6000_s054_150915

  • rohit

    after step 6 i cant find twrp recovery option please help

  • noor

    after step 6 i reboot to the new recovery but when i reboot the phone i cant go again to the custom recovery , it gets me back to stock one ( im using volume + and – and power button )

    • Devs-Lab Staff

      Don’t use fastboot boot recovery.img as it would just temporarily boot into Custom recovery. Type “fastboot flash recovery recovery.img” to permanently replace stock recovery with custom recovery.

  • my phone brik\

  • thanks brother

  • Manilal

    After installing twrp and supersu I have tried to install several rom but failed as it is stuck at booting log. Please advise


    • Devs-Lab

      You might be installing Kitkat based custom ROMs. To install those ROMs, you need to downgrade to Kitkat 4.4.4 However, you can install CM 12.1 (Buggy) as it’s Android Lollipop 5.1 based.

  • to, devs-lab
    how partitioning is good for 32gb microSD (v-gen 32gb class 10 UHS-3), so that all Android applications can be moved to external memory ??. Thank you very much

    • Devs-Lab

      If you want to move apps to SDcard, simply install Link2SD Pro & move everything to SDcard. To learn features & how to partition SDcard, refer How to Partition SDcard.

  • Deepu

    Can you please provide the details regarding how to remove the bloatware?

    • Devs-Lab

      Download System App remover App from Google Playstore & uninstall Apps that you don’t use. Hope this helps!

      • Deepu

        How do I install this Kraft-A6000_S054_150915 update? It appeared as a system update, but when I tried to download and install int, it showed a TeamWin screen at the boot up and returned to the old version itself.

  • Deepu

    Yes, it’s okay now. Thanks a lot

  • Deepu

    Im getting an error on adb reboot recovery
    error: device ” not found

    • Kingshuk Bhattacharya

      having the same problem

  • Deepu

    I’m stuck at adb reboot recovery. It’s showing no devices found

    • Devs-Lab

      No issue, Just unplug your device. Remove battery & put it by back. Now Press & hold VolUP+VolDown+Power button. You would see the TeamWin Recovery.

      • Surendra

        My device not showing after typing adb devices…..what I have to do plz help

        • Devs-Lab Staff

          Drivers are not installed or you didn’t allow access in your device after typing adb devices.