Root Lenovo Z5 Pro/Pro GT Oreo 8.1 using TWRP and Install Magisk

Like Xiaomi devices, Lenovo Specs are always good. But the problem is, some users hate their Custom Skin OS. Lenovo Z5 Pro and Pro GT come with Oreo 8.1 version. There is no timeline sign for pie 9.0 version from Lenovo. They will surely get the update. Because Most of the Manufacturers roll out at least one major upgrade for the mobiles. If you are a regular user, you don’t need root. Because both mobiles have good specs in the sheet. If you plan to use Custom ROMs, Or you are a regular root apps user, you can follow the below steps to achieve root on your mobile. When Installing Custom ROMs, you should flash Official ROMs. Unofficial ROMs may have some bugs. So, It is always a better idea to check what will work and what will not. Sometimes Bluetooth and Mobile network may not work in Unofficial ROMs.
Lenovo Z5 Pro with Red Capsicum Background

Why should you Root Lenovo Z5 Pro and Pro GT?

We appreciate the hard work of the TWRP team and XDA Developer- BadCluster. Without them, this Root method is not possible. You should have a proper reason for rooting. Your mobile has a minimum of 6 GB of RAM, Where GT version has 12 GB RAM. It is more than enough for Normal usage and Heavy Usage too. But, Lenovo is slow on Security patch updates on 60-90 days Interval. Also, It is based on Oreo OS. There should be Pie version, But We don’t know when we get. It has a Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 processor (Pro version) and Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (Pro GT).

How to Root Lenovo Z5 Pro and Pro GT Oreo 8.1

Lenovo Z5 Pro 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 Z5 Pro. 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 Z5 Pro 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 Z5 Pro.

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

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

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

Lenovo Z5 Pro Recovery Mode

  • Switch off your mobile. Boot into Fastboot Mode-> Volume Down+ 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 -i 0x2b4c oem unlock-go
  • After getting finished message, type below command.
  • fastboot reboot
  • After the process complete, Move to the below steps. Now you have Unlocked Bootloader.

Lenovo Z5 Pro Bootloader Unlock

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 Down+ 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 Z5 Pro using TWRP

Lenovo Z5 Pro 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.

What More?

Lenovo Z5 Pro has a minimum of 6 GB RAM, and it is a Good Mid-Range phone; Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is a Flagship phone with 12 GB RAM and Snapdragon 855 processor. The RAM is more than enough. If you don’t know How much RAM you need, Nowadays 3 GB RAM is enough for regular usage. There will be Regular Major updates and monthly updates, from Lenovo for a long time. But, there may be a delay due to their Custom Skin OS 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 Z5 Pro/Pro GT Oreo 8.1 using TWRP and Install Magisk

  1. I have this problem with my Lenovo z5GT pro. The Online Store sold me this phone the phone with bootloader unlocked and said it could be compromised. They don’t want to take back the phone.

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