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How to root Lenovo S898T using the Framaroot app

How to root Lenovo S898T

The Lenovo S898T is the latest Android phablet released by Lenovo back in October this year. The Lenovo S898T rocks a 5.3″ HD display powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MT6589T chipset along with 1GB of RAM. Other key specs which come with the device include a 8GB internal storage, microSD slot, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera for selfies, 2,000mAh battery, as well as Android 4.2 Jelly Bean running out of the box.

Like most other Android smartphones running on the MT6589T chipset, we can root Lenovo S898T rather easily using the Framaroot app as well. In the following tutorial, I will be guiding you guys on how to root Lenovo S898T in less than an hour.

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 S898T

  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 S898T.

Follow the steps below on how to root Lenovo S898T

  1. Connect the Lenovo S898T 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 S898T smartphone.
  5. select install Superuser in Framaroot to root Lenovo S898TFrom 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 S898T!

Once you have gained root-access on your Lenovo S898T, 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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Abraham Ziegler July 14, 2015 at 9:52 pm

Good afternoon.

I have a Lenovo S898T but I can’t get root privileges with this app or another one. I have tried everything but I failed.

Apps used:

Kingo Root
SRS Root
Master Root

Also, I have tried to do it from recovery (using a .zip file) and nothing…

I’d appreciate your help.

Jair Salcedo September 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

Notify me it’s the same if you can root


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