If you want to get away from the K3 Note stock Android ROM and start flashing some custom ROMs instead, you’ll need to install a custom recovery. The K3 Note has the two main custom recoveries available, including the CWM recovery and the TWRP recovery that we are teaching you how to install today. In addition to installing custom ROMs, we are going to use the custom recovery to install the SuperSU and get root access.
- The guide only works for the Lenovo K3 Note. Furthermore, you shouldn’t use this guide on a different device or you’ll likely brick it.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Install ADB and Fastboot on your Window PC. You’ll need the drivers.
- Installing the universal USB drivers on your computer.
- You should check that USB Debugging Mode is enabled by pointing to the Apps > Settings App > Developer Options > USB Debugging. If the box is empty, tap the box so it’s on. Now you may head out of the Developer Options and it will remember your preferences.
HOW TO INSTALL TWRP RECOVERY ON THE LENOVO K3 NOTE
- Download the TWRP recovery file from here.
- Unzip the custom recovery file and transfer the TWRP file over to the same folder where you have ADB and Fastboot.
- Completely shut off your device now by holding down the power key.
- reboot it in bootloader mode by holding the Power + Volume Down for about 5 seconds before letting go of the keys.
- Connect the K3 Note to the computer with the USB cable.
- Open the folder where you have the TWRP recovery and rename the file to twrp-recovery.img so it’s easier to remember.
- From in the same folder where you have the custom recovery .img file, right-click the mouse and hold the SHift key to reveal a new Windows menu.
- Choose to open the command window here from the new menu.
- Type the first command from the command prompt utility: ‘fastboot devices’.
- Type the second command: ‘fastboot flash recovery twrp-recovery.img’.
- The first command will make sure your device is connected. Those who do not see the device connected should download the USB drivers and try again.
- The second command will be the one that flashes your device with the custom recovery.
Those of you who want to enter the recovery mode can type this command: ‘fastboot boot recovery.img’. You should also be able to download the Quick Boot application from the Google Play Store and enter the custom recovery mode using the key commands.