Released back in January this year, the Lenovo S720 is another budget Android smartphone introduced by the company this year. Running on the 1 GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 chipset, the Lenovo S720 can be easily rooted using the Framaroot app through the Boromir / Faramir exploit. Rooting the device will enable you to further tweak the device by installing custom ROMs or overclocking its processor. If you’re interested, then read on to find out how to root the Lenovo S720.
Before we begin, I would like to warn you that during the process of rooting, there is a risk of bricking your own device. So if you still want to proceed, you’ll be doing it at your own risk and we will hold no responsible for any form of damage on your device. Its a good practice for you to backup your device to an external source apart from your own SD Card.
Follow the steps below on how to root the Lenovo S720
- Download the Framaroot apk and place it on your desktop.
- Connect the Lenovo S720 to your PC.
- Copy the Framaroot apk from your desktop to your device’s SD card.
- Ensure that the Unknown Sources option has been checked in your device’s security settings.
- Launch your file explorer from your app drawer ( if you do not have one, you can download ES File Explorer from the Play Store ) and install the Framaroot apk from your SD card.
- Launch the Framaroot app from your app drawer.
- Select install Superuser.
- Tap on the Boromir / Faramir option on the app.
- Wait for a success pop-up to appear on the screen.
- Restart your device.
- Congratulation! You’ve just rooted the Lenovo S720.