In order to gain root-access on the Lenovo A6000, you must first install a custom recovery on it. Once it’s done, you can then flash the SU binaries using the recovery and you should be all set.
Installing a custom recovery on the aforementioned device won’t take much of your time and efforts. It’s really easy to get a recovery up and running on this device and here’s how you can do that:
Files You Need
1. Download Minimal ADB Setup to your computer. You’ll use it to issue various commands to your device.
2. Download Custom Recovery to your computer. It’s the recovery that you’ll be flashing on your device.
Installing a Custom Recovery on the Lenovo A6000
1. The first step is to extract files from both the archives that you have downloaded to your computer. Right-click on both of them and select Extract here and their files will be extracted.
2. Enable USB debugging on your phone from Menu->Settings->Developer options->USB debugging.
3. Plug in your phone to your computer using a USB cable.
4. Open a command prompt window where the ADB files are located. Once in the ADB folder, hold down Shift and right-click on any blank area on your screen and select Open command window here.
5. Type in following command into the window and press Enter:
adb reboot bootloader
6. Your phone will reboot into bootloader mode.
7. Select fastboot using the physical buttons on your phone and you should enter fastboot mode on your device.
8. Now, type in the following command into the command prompt window. Make sure to replace recovery.img with the actual name of the recovery image you have downloaded.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
9. The recovery should begin installing.
10. When the recovery’s done installing, reboot your device by issuing the following command:
11. You should reboot.
12. You’re done!
That’s all there is to it.
The custom recovery is now up and running on your Lenovo A6000.
You can now root your device using this newly installed recovery. Check out our how to root the Lenovo A6000 tutorial to learn how to do that.