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How to root Lenovo A529 using the Framaroot app

How to root Lenovo A529

The Lenovo A529 is a low-end Android smartphone released by Lenovo back in October this year. The device comes with an affordable price tag of just $80, making the cheapest Android smartphone announced by the Chinese manufacturer so far. The Lenovo A529 rocks a decent 5″ display powered by a 1.3GHz dual-core chipset along with 512MB of RAM.

Like most other Android smartphones, we can root Lenovo A529 rather easily as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Lenovo A529 using the Framaroot app.

Disclaimer : During the process of rooting, there is always a risk for you to brick your Android device. So if you choose to root your device, you are doing it at your own risk!

Prerequisites before you begin rooting Lenovo A529

  1. Download the Framaroot apk to your PC.
  2. Make sure you have downloaded and installed the required driver on your PC.
  3. Make sure there is at least 80% battery left on your smartphone before begin rooting your device.
  4. Go to Settings > Security > Make sure you have checked on the Unknown Sources checkbox.
  5. Back up the Lenovo A529.

Follow the steps below on how to root Lenovo A529

  1. Connect the Lenovo A529 to your PC using an appropriate USB cable.
  2. Copy and paste the Framaroot apk from your PC over to the root of your device’s SD card.
  3. Open the file explorer app ( if you don’t have one on your device, then you may want to download either Astro File Manager / ES File Explorer ) and install the Framaroot apk by tapping on its icon.
  4. Open the Framaroot app on your Lenovo A529 smartphone.
  5. select install Superuser in Framaroot to root Lenovo A529From the Framaroot app, select Install Superuser under the Select an action to execute after root section.
  6. From the Select an exploit section, select the Boromir exploit. ( You can try Faramir or Barahir exploit if Boromir doesn’t work )
  7. success pop up in FramarootYou should see a pop-up like the one above after you’re done.
  8. Reboot your device.
  9. Congratulation! You’ve just rooted Lenovo A529!

Once you have gained root-access on your Lenovo A529, you will be able to install custom ROMs as well as recovery on it. In the meantime, stay tune for more how to root tutorials!

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