How to unlock bootloader on Lenovo Zuk Z1 [Guide]

Lenovo Zuk Z1Unlocking the bootloader on the Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone is a must if you want to install a custom recovery or get root access to the root file system.


  • The following guide is made for the Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone. While it may work for some other devices, we cannot be sure it’s going to work for the device in your hands and therefore you should sought after a unique guide for the device you own. That’s especially true if you are not using a Lenovo at all.


  • Download the Lenovo USB Drivers directly to your computer so you can connect the smartphone with the computer without any worries. You can download the universal ADB driver if you cannot find any official USB drivers for the Lenovo brand either from our page or the official Lenovo website.
  • By unlocking the bootloader on your Lenovo Zuk Z1, you are agreeing to void the warranty terms and conditions. You cannot unlock the bootloader, root or install a custom recovery on a device without voiding the warranty. It’s the same way with all devices that run Android.
  • You need to have the Developer options enabled. You should have that by default and can easily check by looking for the Developer Options menu off the Settings menu. If you scroll down and you do not see the Developer Options menu, it means you must unlock it by following what I say next.
  • Head over to the Settings > About Device and tap where it says the build number at least 7 times or until it tells you that you are now a developer. Now you can go back and find the Developer Options on the Settings menu.
  • Either the Developer Options menu for two reasons: enable the OEM unlocking and enable the USB Debugging Mode. You’ll see both options by scrolling down the list. A tap over the box will enable it and you can navigate back out of there and it will remember your settings.


  • Follow our step-by-step guide on how to set up ADB and Fastboot on a Windows computer.
  • Connect your Lenovo Zuk Z1 smartphone to the computer with the USB cable.
  • From within the ADB folder, hold down the Shift key and right-click the mouse to bring up a new menu.
  • Choose to open a new command prompt window here from that same menu.
  • Type the first command: adb devices
  • Type the second command: -i 0x2b4c
  • Type the third command: fastboot -i 0x2b4c oem get-device-info
  • Type the last command: fastboot reboot

The last command will reboot your device back into normal mode. Now you can check out the other guides like installing TWRP recovery or CWM recovery when they become available. Pretty soon we should have a root guide available too! Once you root the device you can start installing more apps.

You should see the unlock symbol when your device reboots signifying that your bootloader is now unlocked.

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