Root Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet and Install TWRP Recovery 3.5.2

f you own a Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet and also want to root the device, then you are on the right page. This tutorial is for only those devices based on MediaTek MT8127 SoC. All Thanks to XDA Senior Member, pix106 for posting the TWRP 3.5.2 version update for Lenovo Tab 2.

If you are an Android Enthusiast and want to Root and Install TWRP recovery on your beloved, then you have landed on the right page. In the due course of the article, we will guide you through the process to root Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet.

The TWRP features the material design, and attractive user interface (UI), and by following this guide you can install the latest TWRP for Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links provided in the pre-requisite section of this article. Kindly note that this is an unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet (Kindly confirm the model by going to Settings>About). The process given below is merely for rooting and installing TWRP on Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet, do not try out this method on any other device.

If you want to unleash the full potential of the hardware of your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet, then rooting and flashing custom recovery like TWRP is the main concern. The Stock ROMs have often limited and unsupported features in the sense of Customization. When you have a rooted device and also flashed TWRP recovery, then you are free to install any Custom ROMs, Mods, Kernel, and Xposed, etc., as well as many apps that requires root access to work properly. You can easily root the device with One Click Android Root Tool, with either via PC or through the APK, which is a quick process.

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Brief Details and Advantage of TWRP Recovery

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open-source, community development project. By flashing the TWRP, your device will be enabled to install any custom firmware, rooting your tablet, mod zip files for customizations, Xposed Modules for customized features, one-click root and unroot processes. Apart from that, it allows you to take Full Nandroid Backup and restore it later, one-click image file flashing, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. Using TWRP, one can easily clean Wipe, Cache, and Data after flashing any image file to reflect the changes and rectify minor errors due to cache.

For installing the TWRP, your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet tablet must have the Unlocked bootloader. That means you have to firstly unlock the bootloader to root your device as well doing any customization.

Disclaimer: The AndroidWeblog.com covers although everything in a very neat and a processed manner so that our readers get exactly what they want, still there are meager chances of basic issues that may arise out of the listed steps here. Hence it is in the sole interest of the user to follow the steps very cautiously so as to stay away from any mishappenings with your device.

Rooting and flashing the Custom ROM firmware, certainly without any doubt voids the warranty of your device and AndroidWeblog.com in no way will be held responsible for warranty void or your bricked device.

Prerequisite

Ensure to check your model number, which must be:

Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet

You must have to ensure that prior to rooting your tablet, you have read thoroughly the disclaimer and you agree to proceed further on your risk.

Your tablet must be 70% charged at least, else, it may lead to complications sometimes while experimenting. Why take the risk, try to charge it fully.

If you are either going to root your tablet or install a Custom ROM, it is a good habit to make a back up of your tablet. Make a back up of all your media like images, videos and all on your PC and your contacts on Cloud.

(Applicable only for PC method, Skip if you will use APK method)

You must enable the USB debugging option by going into Settings, Applications and Developer options.

Downloads For Rooting Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet

Download Universal ADB Drivers here (If your PC have already drivers installed then skip this)

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Download platform-tools/ SDK Tools package from Android SDK on PC from here. (Android command line tools> SDK Tools package)

Download TWRP Recovery for Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet from here:

TWRP Recovery 3.5.2

Download SuperSU by Chainfire from here.

Download Magisk Manager from here.

Make sure that you have downloaded the required files (link in the pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader of Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet

Note: If you have already unlocked bootloader, then skip these steps.

Step 1: First, you need to connect your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet Device to the computer, in Fastboot Mode. You can reboot your device to fastboot using the command in ADB terminal:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 2: Now, open the Adb Terminal in PC, and then just enter this command:

fastboot oem unlock-go

Step 3: Then, issue this command:

fastboot oem unlock-go

At this stage, your device will be reboot automatically. Now, you can Root Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet, as the bootloader of your device is already unlocked.

Steps to Flash/ Install TWRP on Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet

Step 1: Assuming you have already downloaded the platform-tools from Android SDK (SDK Manager) platform-tools on your PC. The platform-tools contains the required ADB and fastboot binaries.

Step 2: Make sure that the drivers are installed on your computer. Then, skip to the next step.

Note: If Developer Settings and USB Debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in the Prerequisite section, then simply skip Step 3 and Step 4, and follow Step 5 directly.

Step 3: Now, enable the developer settings on your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet Device. To achieve the same, just navigate to the Settings -> About and then find the ‘Build Number ‘, and then tap on ‘Build Number’ for 7 times, this will enable the developer settings on your device.

Step 4: If you have USB Debugging already, then skip this step. If you have not, then open the Developer Options and then enable the USB debugging option.

Step 5: Now, open the command prompt in computer/ ADB Terminal, and simply type the command:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 6: Your device should have not entered into fastboot mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in prerequisite section, to the same folder where ADB and fastboot binaries are located. Rename the file to ‘twrp.img’ and then enter this command:

fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

and then run this command, type:

fastboot reboot

Step 7 (Important): Some devices might not replace the custom recovery automatically during the first boot. You can search Google for key combinations to enter your device into recovery mode. After running the ‘fastboot reboot’ command, press and hold the proper key combination to enter the device into TWRP Mode. Once the device boots to TWRP mode, the TWRP will automatically patch the stock ROM, to prevent the chances of replacing TWRP with Stock Recovery.

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After typing fastboot reboot, hold the key combo and boot to TWRP. Once TWRP is booted, TWRP will patch the stock ROM to prevent the stock ROM from replacing TWRP. If you don’t follow this step, you will have to repeat the install.

Procedure to Root Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet/ Install Magisk or SuperSU

Make sure that you have downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager (link in the pre-requisite section of this article). Then, proceed to the steps.

Caution: You can use either Magisk Manager or Super SU, but only one, so choose wisely. Go for Magisk Manager if you are not sure.

Step 1: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager file to the internal storage / SD card of your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet tablet.

Step 2: Now, just boot into the recovery. From the TWRP interface, you can optionally backup the Stock ROM. Though, I would recommend to backup the Stock ROM. Because if in case process gets failed, you can flash the Stock ROM.

Step 3: Tap on Install ‘, and then navigate to the file ‘SuperSU.zip’ or ‘magisk.zip’ and swipe to confirm flash (located at the bottom of the screen). The flashing process of Magisk/ SuperSU has been started and will take a few seconds to complete.

Congratulations, now you have rooted Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet and also flashed the TWRP. Now, you can install the Xposed Framework, and customize your tablet as per your preference. If you wish to verify, you may download and check the Root Status through the Root Checker app.If you own the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet and also want to root your device, then you are at the right page. This guide is only for devices with the MediaTek MT8127 processor. Thanks to veteran XDA member pix106 for posting the TWRP 3.5.2 update for the Lenovo Tab 2.

If you are an Android lover and want to root and restore TWRP on your beloved device, then you have landed on the right page. In this article, we will walk you through the process of rooting the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet.

TWRP offers an attractive hardware design and user interface (UI). By following this guide, you can install the latest version of TWRP for the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet. You can download TWRP Recovery from the links in the sample section of this article. Please note that this is an unofficial TWRP recovery and is only for the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet (Confirm model by going to Settings > About). The process described below is only for rooting and installing TWRP on Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet, do not test this method on any other device.

If you want to unleash the full potential of your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20, the main task is to root and flash custom recovery features like TWRP. Exchange ROMs often have limited and unsupported customization options. If you have a rooted device and a flashed TWRP recovery, you can install any custom ROM, modules, kernels, Xposed, etc, as well as many applications that require access with superuser privileges to function properly. You can easily power your device with the One Click Android Root Tool, either via PC or APK, which is a quick process.

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Brief information and benefits of TWRP recovery

TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project) is an open source community development project. When you flash TWRP, your device can install any custom firmware, install tablet firmware, install mod zip files for settings, Xposed modules for custom features, one-click root processes and provisioning processes. You can also make a full backup of Nandroid and restore it later, flash the image file with one click, remove bloatware, overclock and underclock. With TWRP, you can easily erase, cache and clear data after flashing an image file to reflect changes and correct minor errors caused by caching.

To install TWRP on your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet, you must have the Bootloader installed and unlocked. This means that you first need to unlock the bootloader to root the device, and also perform a configuration.

Denial: Although AndroidWeblog.com covers everything very clearly so that our readers get exactly what they want, there is always a small chance that major problems may arise from the steps listed here. It is therefore in the user’s interest to follow the instructions carefully in order to avoid any incident with the device.

Rooting and flashing a custom ROM will definitely invalidate your device’s warranty and AndroidWeblog.com cannot be held responsible in any way for invalid warranties or tinkered with devices.

Condition

Check the model number, which should be as follows:

  • Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet

You should make sure you read the disclaimer carefully before you root your tablet and agree to do so at your own risk.

The tablet must be at least 70% charged, otherwise complications may occur during the experiments. Don’t take any chances and charge it fully.

If you want to rotate the tablet or install a custom ROM, it’s a good idea to make a backup of the tablet. Back up all your media like photos, videos and everything on your PC, as well as your contacts to the cloud.

(Applies to the PC method only, skip this step if you are using the APK method).

You must enable the USB debugging option by going to Settings, Apps and Development Options.

Rooting Downloads for Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet

Download the universal ADB drivers here (if the drivers are already installed on your PC, you can skip this step).

ALWAYS remember how to root the Lenovo Vibe K5/ K5 Plus and install TWRP Recovery.

Download the Platform Tools/ SDK Tools package with Android SDK on PC from here. (Android Command Line Tools> Package SDK Tools)

Download TWRP recovery for Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 Tablet here:

TWRP Recovery 3.5.2

Download SuperSU from Chainfire from here.

Download Magisk Manager from here.

Make sure you have downloaded the required files (link in the Requirements section of this article). Then continue with the next steps.

Steps to unlock Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 bootloader

Message: If you already have the bootloader unlocked, you can skip these steps.

Step one: First, you need to connect your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet to your computer in quick start mode. You can reboot the device for a quick start with a command in the ADB terminal:

Reset advertising

Step two: Now open the Adb terminal on the PC and just enter this command:

Quick download of OEM unlock

Step three: Then give this order:

Quick download of OEM unlock

At this point, your device will automatically reboot. You can now unlock your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet, as your device’s bootloader is already unlocked.

Steps to flash/install TWRP on Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20

Step one: Let’s assume that you have already downloaded the Android SDK platform tools (SDK Manager) on your PC. The platform tools include the necessary ADB binaries and quick downloads.

Step two: Make sure the drivers are installed on your computer. Then proceed to the next step.

Message: If USB development and debugging settings are already enabled on your device, as suggested in the Benefits section, skip steps 3 and 4 and follow step 5 directly.

Step three: Now activate the developer settings on your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet. To do this, go to Settings -> About and find the build number, then click on the build number 7 times, which will activate the developer settings on your device.

Step four: If you already have USB debugging, you can skip this step. If not, open the developer settings and enable the USB debugging option.

Step 5: Now open a command prompt on the ADB computer/terminal and just type the command :

Reset advertising

Step six: The device must not be put into the quick start mode. Now copy the TWRP.img file downloaded in the required section to the same folder where the ADB and rapidboot binaries are located. Rename the file to twrp.img and enter this command:

Quick start Flash recovery twrp.img

then run this command, enter :

quick restart

Step 7 (important): On some devices, custom recovery may not be automatically replaced on first boot. You can search for a Google shortcut to put the device into recovery mode. After executing the quick restart command, hold down the appropriate key combination to enter TWRP mode. Once the device is booted into TWRP mode, TWRP automatically corrects the stock ROM to prevent TWRP from being overwritten by the stock restore.

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After entering the fast restart command, hold down the combination key and start in TWRP. Once TWRP is loaded, TWRP will patch the ROM to prevent TWRP from replacing the ROM. If you do not perform this step, you will need to restart the installation.

Procedure for Lenovo Root Tab 2 Tablet A7-20/Installing Magisk or SuperSU

Make sure you have downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager (link in the required section of this article). Then continue with the next steps.

Warning: You can use Magisk Manager or Super SU, but only one, so choose wisely. Go to Magisk Manager if you are not sure.

Step one: Transfer the downloaded SuperSU or Magisk Manager file to the internal memory/SD card of your Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet.

Step two: Just get started on the recovery. You can also make a ROM backup via the TWRP interface. However, I recommend that you make a backup copy of the ROM. Because if the process fails, you can flash the ROM.

Step three: Press Install, then navigate to the SuperSU.zip or magisk.zip file and drag the firmware confirmation file (located at the bottom of the screen). The Magisk/SuperSU flash process has started and will take a few seconds.

Congratulations, you are now rooted in the Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20 tablet, and also flashed TWRP. You can now install the Xposed Framework and customize your tablet. If you want to check it, you can download and check the root status through the Root Checker application.

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