Even though it comes with mid range specs and features the Lenovo Ideapad A1 is a great budget friendly Android based tablet. So, if you are using the mentioned device and want to spice things up a little bit, don’t hesitate and check the guidelines from below. There, I will teach you how to easily unlock your Lenovo Ideapad A1 by using a new one click root solution. The guide is perfect for those who are on their first root solution as all the steps from below can be applied quickly and safely without using complex and risky tools.
Rooting your Android tablet should be the first step to complete when thinking in updating your Lenovo Ideapad A1 to latest Android OS without waiting for OTA releases. Of course I am talking about flashing a custom ROM firmware, such as CM11, AOKP or ParanoidAndroid, an operation that can be applied only on rooted devices that are installed with a custom recovery image. Of course, the advantages that are related to this process are far more numerous than that, but we will discuss about these aspects a little bit later.
Now, you should know that by gaining root access on your Lenovo Ideapad A1 you will actually unlock the Android system. How is this possible? Well, quite easy: you will remove default and factory restrictions from your tablet’s internal system. So, in the end you will be able to perform various changes and to customize and personalize your handset by your own taste. As you can already tell, rooting isn’t an official operation – in fact this one click root solution is developed by third party devs (we should thanks those of xda-developers for the present step by step guide) so it has nothing to do with Lenovo or Google.
After rooting your Lenovo Ideapad A1 you will be able to take your device to a new level of performance. Thus, customizing and optimizing the hardware performances will be easy as you will be able to install a custom recovery image, flash a custom ROM, install complex and custom apps from Google Play and from other sources, install a custom kernel, overclock the CPU, upgrade the battery life, bump the speeds, remove bloatware, make Nandroid backups and lot more. Basically, your Android tablet will become your new playground.
Now, since this is an unofficial tutorial, by following and applying the same you will lose your Lenovo Ideapad A1 warranty. Unfortunately this aspect can’t be avoided and losing the warranty implies: you will not be able to reclaim the warranty of your device anymore; if you will have to take your tablet back to service, you will have to pay for the technical assistance; if you manage to soft brick your Lenovo Ideapad A1, you will probably have to try to manually fix your device by using dedicated troubleshoot solutions.
If you have decided to complete this one click root method, first of all backup your Lenovo Ideapad A1 data. In some cases, after gaining root access you might notice that your personal data, info and accounts have been wiped out. So, for avoiding unpleasant situations from happening, before doing anything else you should consider in saving everything from the internal storage memory of your tablet. In order to do so you can anytime use backup and restore apps from Google Play or a cloud service, tools which can be used for saving the contacts, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings and everything else you might need afterwards.
This is a manual tutorial, which means that some tools must be downloaded on a computer or notebook – make sure you can use one. Moreover, at some point you will have to connect your tablet with your computer – your tablet’s USB cable must be near you. Then, for avoiding unpleasant situations from happening, from your computer you should temporarily deactivate the security protection – tools like antivirus, antimalware or Firewall might interfere / interrupt with our work. On the other hand, from your Lenovo Ideapad A1 you need to enable the USB debugging option – you can achieve the same by going towards “menu – settings – developer options”.
Finally, you need to check the battery or the power that is left on your handset; if you notice that there is only 50% (or less) power left, don’t go any further without plugging in the charger – if your device gets turned off in the middle of the root process, it might also get bricked.
This step by step guide is compatible only with the Lenovo Ideapad A1; don’t try to apply the following steps if you own a different or similar Android based smartphone or tablet because you can end up in bricking the same – be careful and try not to mess things up (just stick to the guidelines from below).
How to Easily and Safely Root Lenovo Ideapad A1 using One-Click Root Method
- On your computer download the one-click root program – use the link from here.
- Save the file on your computer; if possible place it on desktop.
- In the end, unzip the root tool.
- Right-click on SuperOneClick executable and select Run as administrator.
- Establish a connection between your Lenovo Ideapad A1 and your computer – use the USB cable in that matter.
- From the root tool, click on the “Root” button and just follow the on screen prompts.
- Your tablet will now be automatically unlocked.
- In the end, you might want to go to Google Play and download the Root Checker app.
- Note: if after completing the steps from above your tablet gets stuck in a boot loop, don’t hesitate and follow: enter recovery mode on your Android device; from recovery select “wipe data factory reset” and then pick “wipe cache partition”; in the end go to main menu of recovery and from there choose “reboot system now”.
There you have it; this was how you can anytime root your Lenovo Ideapad A1 by using a dedicated and safe one-click root solution. If you had problems while applying the steps from above, use the comments field from below for sharing your issues with us (we will assist you as soon as possible); also do share your experience with our team and with other users who might want to complete this tutorial. Also, remember that now you can easily update your device with a custom ROM firmware, so check out our how to section for further step by step guides.