Root Lenovo P2 Nougat 7.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Lenovo P2 comes with Good Hardware. But, The problem is Lenovo stopped security patch updates and Major upgrades. It is ok Because It is a 2.5 Years Old device. But if you notice the Hardware It has 4 GB RAM, and Mid-Range processor means, It is similar to new mid-range phones. Som Manufacturers start with 3 GB RAM devices in the Budget variants. So, on the Hardware side, We are good. If we flash Custom ROMs, We can expect some Improvements in Both UI and Performance. There is an Official Lineage ROM available, and this is great. Because, When you Install Un-Official ROMs, there may be Major bugs like Mobile Network issues and Bluetooth issues. Official ROMs will receive regular patch updates. So, If you are a root user or You feel a lag in your mobile, you can Root and Install Custom ROMs using the below method.
Lenovo P2 with Snow Mountain Background

Why should you Root Lenovo P2?

We appreciate the hard work of the TWRP team. Without them, this Root method is not possible. Your mobile has 4 GB of RAM. It is enough for Normal usage and Heavy Usage too. But, Lenovo stopped Security patch updates on 60-90 days Interval. Also, It is based on Old OS, So we can’t expect Many optimizations. It has a Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 processor. So, If we Install Custom ROM, We can expect some Improvements.

Due to Poor RAM Management in Old device, you will feel laggy. If we optimize correctly with correct Custom OS after rooting, we can see some Improvements. So, after rooting, I can expect Lag-free experience? Probably. Also, if we hibernate and eliminate a lot of unwanted apps and optimize some apps, your device is hardware limited. But, within these limits, we can enhance the performance by 20-30% compared with your old usage. If you use Lite weight Custom ROMs, you can expect a 40-80% improvement in performance based on what custom OS you are choosing.

How to Root Lenovo P2 Nougat 7.0 (P2a42)

Lenovo P2 International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some locked devices. Example- In Samsung, Verizon mobiles come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Lenovo P2. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Lenovo P2 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement StepsOnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock. There is no complicated process in Lenovo P2.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install it in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your Phone Memory.
  • Download and save the TWRP Recovery on your PC and rename recovery file to recovery.img.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Lenovo P2 Fastboot Mode

  • Switch off your mobile. Boot into Fastboot Mode-> Volume Up+ Power Button. When Warning Screen appears, Release all keys.

Lenovo P2 Fastboot Mode Warning Screen

  • Type below command to check the fastboot status.

  • fastboot devices
  • The above command will display some code for device detection. If you didn’t receive any response, Check with the USB Cable. If you get a response, move to the below command.
  • fastboot oem unlock

Lenovo P2 OEM Unlock

  • After the process complete, Move to the below steps. Now you have Unlocked Bootloader.

Flash TWRP

  • If you are still in Fastboot Mode Move to TWRP flash step. Or you have to go to Fastboot mode again by pressing the Volume up+ Power Buttons.

  • Your mobile will boot into Bootloader.
  • Type below command to check the fastboot status.

  • fastboot devices

Lenovo P2 TWRP Flash Commands

  • The above command will display some code for device detection. If you didn’t receive any response, Check with the USB Cable. If you get a response, move to the below command.
  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • After the process complete, Type below command to reboot into TWRP.
  • adb reboot bootloader
  • It will boot into the temporary TWRP. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Install Magisk on your Lenovo P2 using TWRP

Lenovo P2 TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip.
  • After the Successful Installation, Reboot your mobile.
  • You can also install Magisk Manager in your Mobile Applications If you can’t find the Magisk app in the App Drawer. Install Root checker to verify your Root Status.

Lenovo P2 Root Checker Status

What More?

Lenovo P2 has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, and it is a Good Mid-Range phone; There are no Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Lenovo for a long time. If you compare it with Old devices, Some models still receiving updates, so, you know what you are doing and the real purpose, you can root your device. By rooting and flashing custom ROM, you can use New Android versions, without any lag issues.

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4 thoughts on “Root Lenovo P2 Nougat 7.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. Hi, is there any workaround to enable OEM unlocking. I did allow USB debugging, but the OEM unlock is not possible, I get a “LenovoID without permission error.”

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