The Lenovo S820 was released back in May this year, spotting a 4.7-inch 720 x 1280 pixels display powered by a quad-core Mediatek MT6589 chipset. Like many other Android smartphones running on the Mediatek processor, the Lenovo S820 can also be easily rooted using the Framaroot app through its Boromir / Faramir exploit. Doing so will open you to the world of custom ROMs and enjoy other root-only apps on your device. If you’re interested, then read on to find out how to root the Lenovo S820.
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 S820
- Download the Framaroot apk and place it on your desktop.
- Connect the Lenovo S820 to your PC.
- From your desktop, copy and paste the Framaroot apk over 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 on your Lenovo S820.
- Select install Superuser.
- Tap on the Boromir / Faramir option on the app.
- Wait for a success pop-up to appear on the screen.
- Reboot your device.
- Congratulation! You’ve just rooted the Lenovo S820.