How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and Install TWRP Recovery


Recently Lenovo Launched the new Vibe K5 Note in India. And the official TWRP and Root Access is already out there. Do you want flash new roms and custom files on Vibe K5 Note? Well you will need a root access first in order to do such cool stuffs with your phone. Here’s a tutorial on How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and install TWRP recovery on it.

Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Note

Lenovo’s Vibe K5 Note comes with a 5.5  inch full HD display. It is powered by Helio P10 MT6755M chipset (4 core at 1.8 GHz and 4 Cortex-A53 cores at 1GHz with Mali-T860 GPU and comes with a 32 GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. It comes in 2 ram varients the 3GB and 4GB for super-fast performance.

The Lenovo Vibe K5 Note packs a 13-megapixel primary rear camera with dual-Led flashlight and a 8-megapixel secondary front shooter. It runs on Lenovo’s Pure UI based on Android Marshmallow unlike the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS in Chinese variant and is powered by a 3500 mAh battery.

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Benefits of rooting Vibe K5 Note

  • Able to install custom Roms on Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and explore new features.
  • Increase performance of your device by tweaking kernel and overclocking device.
  • Increase performance by hibernating battery consuming apps using apps like greenify..
  • Increase performance by uninstalling ram-hogging inbuilt apps.


  • Rooting will void Lenovo Vibe K5 Note warranty.
  • Follow all steps correctly otherwise you will end up with a bricked phone. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Make sure you have 70% charge or more.

Files needed to root and install TWRP on Vibe K5 Note:

  • Minimal ADB tool – [button color=”” size=”” type=”round” target=”blank” link=””]Download here[/button]
  • TWRP Recover for k5 Note- **Under Development | Coming Soon**

Steps to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and Install TWRP recovery

  1. First enable the USB debugging option in Vibe K5 Note.
  • To enable USB debugging option we first need to make the developer options active for that go to your Settings -> About Phone -> now tap the build number 7-8 times until you see a message ‘you are now a developer’.
  • Now as we have enabled developer options, go back to Settings-> developer options -> and now enable USB debugging also enable OEM unlock.

Developers Option

  1. Now go to folder where you installed the adb and by holding the Shift Key, right-click on any blank space and select Open command window here.

ADB Folder

  1. Now connect the Lenovo Vibe K5 Note to Pc/Laptop using USB.
  2. Now we need to reboot phone into fastboot mode by typing the following command.
adb reboot bootloader
  1. Your device will reboot into fastboot mode. If it doesn’t, check if your USB cable is connected properly and you have drivers installed properly. You can check a list of connected device by typing the following command.
fastboot devices

fastboot device

  1. Now we need to flash the TWRP Recovery. To Start flashing the recovery, type the following command.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Root OnePlus 3

That’s it! You have installed TWRP recovery on Lenovo Vibe K5 Note.

How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Note using TWRP Recovery

  1. Move to root of your phone’s internal memory. (By root I mean not in any folder just enter into your internal storage and place the file there and not in any folder.)
  2. Boot Lenovo Vibe K5 Note in recovery mode by pressing Volume Up+ Power button simultaneously.
  3. Now first make a Backup of all data using TWRP.
  4. After that in TWRP click on Install menu and select the file you placed in root of internal storage to root device. Now swipe to install
  5. That’s it you have rooted and installed TWRP recovery on your Vibe K5 Note . You can check if root access is working properly by Root Checker app from play store.

This was complete guide on How to Root Lenovo Vibe K5 Note and Install TWRP on it. If any questions let me know in comments below.

  • Finally,a guide..i will use this as sson as i get my laptop back
    A question…where can i get stock recovery?in case an update comes in future

    I will use kernel auditor and will use only one core while movie watching..more battery 🙂

    • the TWRP links i gave have stock recovery. Also a quick google search wil land you on a page for your recoveries

  • Yogendra Kumar

    Can you confirm which model you are referring to here ?because Lenovo Vibe K5 note (MTK platform model number A7020a48) and K5 Plus(Qualcomm Snapdragon platform model No A6020a46)are using different platform and there model number are different and blindly flashing incorrect recovery will brick the phone , I could not find any recovery for model A7020a48 in the location shared in your post , please confirm.. thanks in advance

    • its tested on A6020a40 (European Variant) and may work for Note too

      • Yogendra Kumar

        sir, I believe that phone is Lenovo VIBE K5 / K5 plus (A6020a40) not Lenovo k5 note (A7020a48), your post is about lenovo k5 note (A7020a48) and all location and procedures described here are about Lenovo VIBE K5 / K5 plus (A6020a40) .any one following this post could easily brick his/her phone if done on Indian model k5 note.

        • yup a huge mistake from our side. It was editing mistake the post is already down. Appreciate your efforts. 🙂

          • Yogendra Kumar

            thanks, will be waiting till correct recovery and rooting procedure is available out there

        • Siem songate

          mine is k5 note

  • Durvasa verma

    Sir please add fast TWRP file for lenovo vibe k5 note ……waiting for long time

  • Durvasa verma

    Sir aap kab TWRP file develop karoge please batao
    Aur jaldi karna

  • Durvasa verma

    Lenovo k5 note root nahi ho raha hai

  • Raj Don

    Is this method working for Lenovo vibe k5 NOTE?

  • Ивайло Манолов

    Sir, thanks for the article. Would this work for the Chinese version (k52e78)?

  • Ali_Waris

    When is the TWRP for Lenovo Vibe k5 note (model number – A7020a48) going to be added?

  • Deepak Parai

    Respected sir,
    When u will upload TWRP of k5 note (a7020a48).I am waiting from a long time please sir upload it soon I am just dieing for it,please sir upload it soon can u give date when u will upload it ##comment soon ##

  • Ивайло Манолов

    Is it going to work with k52e78 ?

  • Yogendra Kumar

    please remove this post, you will not be able to post link for twrp soon in near future because no developer at XDA is going to post the same (no development for the same, even Russian and Chinese are not able to do). so stop fooling people that twrp is being developed.

    I hope you understand..

  • Siem songate

    hello guys, i flash my phone lenovo k5 note and my imei has gone and no signal. can i get back the imei?