How to ROOT Lenovo A60+


DISCLAIMER: i am not responsible for any lost of data, your phone bricked or loss of your phones warranty. remember that ROOTING an android device VOIDS manufacturers WARRANTY. I DO not HOST any of these files.


BEFORE rooting, do this necessary steps:
1. backup your phone's IMEI. this is likely to be erased/lost in ROOTING or installing new roms. thus you wil get an "Invalid IMEI" message or your sim cannot locate networks or has no signal. check google play for IMEI backup apps and backup into your SD card. otherwise read the tutorial after on how to re-create your IMEI file and restore into your phone system.
2. BACKUP your contacts and messages/sms, applications etc. most likely all data will be lost too. so you need to restore it after ROOTING procedure.
3. DISABLE and turn off any anti-virus softwares in your PC and any PC to Phone applications such as IdeaTool, MobileGO, Snap Pea, Etc. so that this will NOT interfere with the rooting procedure.

TUTORIAL PROPER in rooting your Lenovo A60+ ROOTED stock room version with SU(superuser apk and binary), the EASY and beginner/newbie way:

Download these files and tool:
1. Philippine STOCK Lenovo A60+ ROM version A60+_ROW_S310_120823 ROOTED with SU or superuser: Click - Size 125.45 MB - DO NOT unzip this.
2. Mobileuncle apk and Recovery Image: Click - Size 5.29 MB - unrar this to get... 
a.) mobileuncle.apk b.) recovery.img
3. Windows Driver: Click - Size 10.89 KB - UNZIP this. this is for your PC to read your phone via flashtool (so link number 4 will be able to communicate PC to Phone/Device).
4. Flash Tool: Click - Size 3.60 MV - unrar/unzip this to get "Flash tool" folder.
5. Firmware Upgrade: Click - Size 166.59 MB - unrar/unzip this to get the folder "Boot". this is a chinese custom rom firmware build number A60+_S312_120630 with SU(superuser) and mobileuncle tools 2.3.6 pre installed and a lot of pre installed bloatwares. dont worry will be removing this and installing an english language rooted rom anyways.


Follow these step by step, with SIM cards REMOVED from the phone/device:

Step 1: Prepare needed files and copy to SD Card the three files:
a.) a60+ori.zip (link number 1) should be zipped file so DONT unzip this.
b.) mobileuncle.apk (unzipped from link number 2)
c.) recovery.img (unzipped from link number 2)
into the root/top folder of your SD card. 

Step 2: INSTALLING the PC drivers - Turn off the phone, take the battery out, connect your phone to the pc(while battery is not inserted) via usb cable. your pc will detect your device and will try to search and install drivers. MANUALLY install(manually select the drivers pointing to the drivers folder on your pc) the drivers in the unzipped folder "MT6575 USB VCOM drivers" (link number 3) appropriate for your windows version(XP/vista/7).

Step 3: ROOTING with Flashtool - unplug usb cable from your phone, insert the battery (do not turn on the phone/device yet).
Run Flash Tool(Flash_tool.exe in the unzipped folder of link number 4). screenshot here: Click
while in flash tool window:
a.) Click scatter-loading at the upper right corner of the flashtool window.
b.) browse to "Boot" folder which was extracted/unzipped in link number 5.
c.) select MT6575_Android_scatter.txt file and click open. see screenshot: Click
d.)
d.1. Tick/Select all 9 options.
d.2. Click "Firmware -> Upgrade" button at the top.
See screenshot: Click
d.3. Flashtool will now be SEARCHING or WAITING for your device to be connected and ready to flash/write the files you selected in step d.1.

Step 4: while your phone is TURNED OFF, NO SIMS, NO SD card,.. and it has its battery on it; on your phone/device HOLD(press and dont release) "volume +" or "volume up" key(top-right side of your phone) and plug the cable until the progress bar at the bottom is running, when the progress bar turns RED, you can RELEASE the "Volume up/+" key.

Wait around 5 minutes. the progress bar at the bottom will show as RED then YELLOW, then TEAL. wait until a green circle in a pop up window appears. when the green circle appears; this mean success in flashing with the rom upgrade. 

Step 5: Close Flashtool application in your PC. unplug the phone/device USB cable. turn on the device you would notice the default language is Chinese. to change language, go to settings(purple icon with gear), scroll down to languages(violet icon with letter A). select first option at the top. tap English.

Step 6. INSTALLING MOBILEUNCLE CWM RECOVERY - Turn off your phone/device and insert your sim cards and your SD Card(the SD card you copied the 3 files in Step 1). turn it back on. on "New Sim Detected" pop up window. just close it.

6.a. turn OFF "GPS" and "Data conn." at the top(swipe the top area going down).

6.b. open the application "FileBrowser" which is pre installed in the firmware. browse to your SD card's root and install mobileuncle.apk that you copied in step 1(this is version 2011.01.04v1.2). a pop up window will show "Install blocked". tap "Settings" tap or check "Unknown sources". Tap "OK" on the "Attention" window. tap on back. tap again on mobileuncle.apk tap install. tap open. tap get started. tap OK in the chinese pop-up window.

6.c. tap on "Flash Recovery From SdCard" (its the second option from the top). tap on "recovery.img" then tap "OK". Superuser will pop up and quick tap OK to grant superuser permission.

6.d. the phone will reboot and enter CWM-based Recovery v6.0.0.3(english version, CWM stands for ClockWorkMod).

Step 7. INSTALLING THE STOCK ROM WITH ROOT USING CWM - IN CASE that the phone/device did not enter CWM recovery but booted as regular boot. turn the phone off. turn it back ON while you HOLD on the "Volume +/up" button. this will enter to CWM-based Recovery. otherwise proceed with steps below:

7.a. while in the CWM-based Recovery console, Lenovo A60+ touchscreen doesnt work. the hardware volume up and down works as buttons to scroll up and down. while the power button works as the SELECT button.

7.b. scroll down twice(press volume down button twice) to highlight "wipe data/factory reset" option. press power button to select it. scroll down and highlight "Yes -- delete all user data". press power buttn to select. wait for around 20 seconds to complete.

7.c. scroll down to "wipe cache partition" and press power button. scroll down to "Yes - Wipe Cache". wait 2 seconds to complete.

7.d. scroll down to "install zip from sdcard" and press power button. press again power button to select "choose zip from sdcard".

7.e. scroll down to locate and highlight "a60+ori.zip". press power button. confirm the install by scrolling down and select "Yes - Install a60+ori.zip". wait for around 1 minute for the process to complete. the process completes with the console last text "Install from sdcard complete." shows at the bottom while you will be able to choose from the options at the top again.

7.f. scroll down and select "+++++Go Back+++++" then select "reboot system now".

Step 8: FIX on INVALID IMEI AFTER SUCCESSFUL ROOTING - by now you have a ROOTED A60+_ROW_S310_120823 ROM. all apps are working EXCEPT that your phone has "Invalid IMEI". this is because Device IMEI's are UNIQUE to each phone. now, lets fix this!!!


Files and Tools to download:

8.1. download t-kstore.com/imei.zip - Size 4.22 MB - its a dos based IMEI generator and encryptor and write to file.
8.2. download download.estrongs.com/app-es-file-explorer.html - Size 2.81 MB - an apk "es_file_explorer_v1.6.2.4.apk" and application to manage files in your android device. copy the es_file_explorer_v1.6.2.4.apk file to your SD card's root/top folder.

8.3. RE-CREATING your phone/device IMEI - locate your Unique Lenovo A60+ IMEI. there are two places these 15 digit number can be located. FIRST is when you open your phone, its in the sticker attached to your phone under the battery. on Philippine released phones its in between the stickers of Lenovo and NTC stickers. SECOND location is the sticker on the side of your phone's Lenovo box/carton/package.

8.4. extract/unzip imei.zip that you downloaded in 8.1.

8.5. go to the extracted folder and run "dos.cmd". this will run a DOS console window in your pc.

8.6. in the dos command line type:

imei.exe 123456789012345 123456789012345

then press enter to execute the command line.
whereas, the first set of numbers is your IMEI #1 and second set is your IMEI #2 as you located in Step 8.3.

after pressing enter this will generate your encrypted IMEI file with the name "MP0B_001_NEW". 

8.7. close the dos console window. rename that file generated "MP0B_001_NEW" to "MP0B_001" (without the qoutes) in the folder where you extracted imei.zip

8.8. copy MP0B_001 to your phone's sd card. for this tutorial just copy it to your sd card's root folder.

8.9. INSTALLING ES Explorer, moving the IMEI file to the phone's correct system folder - install and run es_file_explorer_v1.6.2.4.apk which you previously downloaded and copied to your SD card in step 8.2.

8.10. open ES File explorer on your phone. first window on first run just click okay. tap on the bottom left button of your A60+. tap "Settings". tap "File Settings" select or check "Show Hidden Files". tap back. scroll down and tap "Root Settings". tap or check "Root Explorer". SU pop up will show and grant root or tap yes to give privilege to ES File Explorer. tap or check "Up to Root" and "Mount File System". tap back twice.

8.11. on your sdcard's root/top folder locate the file MP0B_001 which you copied in your sd card in step 8.8.
long press on the icon then tap "Copy". a little pull up window will show at the bottom(which is the clipboard of es file explorer).

8.12. tap the "favorites" icon at the top-right corner. tap the device icon or the one with "/" which is to the right of the HOME or house icon. this will bring you to the root folder of your device. navigate(navigate by tapping the folders) to: /data/nvram/md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI/
you will see 3 files. long press on the MP0B_001 then select "Delete". yes DELETE you wont be using this anyways. tap okay when youre asked to confirm deletion. at the bottom, swipe up the es file explorer's clipboard. tap on MP0B_001 icon which is in the clipboard. a message will show something like "MP0B_001 successfully copied...". exit es file explorer. RESTART your A60+.

Step 9: restore your backups, apps, sms, contacts, settings.


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Credits to: Guilliam Roque for the TUT, "mingxincun" (who cooked the stock rom to have SU and ROOT), Tyo Ramadhan(Indonesia LE group), T&K Online Store(for the imei fix), kaskus, XDa-dev, symbianized pinoys and FB Lenovo A60+ users/fan page in facebook.com/lenovoa60plususers

76 comments:

Thanks dre rooted na ang lenovo a60+ ko. mas malinaw to kesa sa ibang tutorial. keep it up dude! :-)

Salamat sa TUT bro. so far wala pa akong naencounter na bug.

Thanks bro! I successfully rooted my lenovo a60+. :)

Thanks sa TUT..May problema lang po..after ko po niroot ung phone ko, Hindi na gumagana yung auto rotate nya. Kahit nung naglaro ako ng boost 2 eh hindi na po sya nag titilt..pahelp naman po..

Sir ginawa mo po ba magmula sa unang step hanggang sa kadulo duluhan ng TUT? Kasi kung root lang ang ginawa mo at hindi ka nagrecovery may possible na magkaproblem ka ngang talaga. sakin oks naman wala naman bug sir.

4. Flash Tool: Click - Size 3.60 MV - unrar/unzip this to get "Flash tool" folder..

this link is not working... can i have another download link...

thank you, thank you!!! this tut is 200 percent working.. for Flash tool go this link http://www.needrom.com/mobile/lenovo-a60-8/ register first before download ^_^

Try this.

http://www.4shared.com/get/efz3EQht/lenovo_a60_flash_tool_by_wwwgs.html

its guilliam with double "L". :)
thanks for reposting. too bad my Lenovo A60+ phone dropped in the beach while taking picture(submerged in saltwater). was supposed to cook a custom rom for this unit. good built, form factor, price. complaining about so little RAM/memory? install FIRST of all applications Link2SD. cheers!

YES! rooted na phone ko after ng ilang months na paghahanap.
yiheee... :-D

Sir. Bumaba po yung Internal Memory ko from 150Mb to 100Mb after mag-root. How to fix?

normal lang po yun sir. sadyang mababa talaga ang internal ng a60+ hindi kagaya ng sa iba. Install ka nalang ng "app2sd" and "titanium backup" para lahat ng mga i-install mong apps ay pwede mong mailipat sa SD at hindi mapupunta sa internal. Using titanium backup naman sir, i-FREEZE mo yung mga apps na sa tingin mo ay hindi naman gagamitin (bloatwares) para hindi sya dagdag pakain sa RAM.

Mga boss. Di ko magawang mainstall yung drivers para sa phone na to. Gusto ko sana magback-up from SD to PC pero ayaw eh. Error message: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43). Eto po ang nagawa kong troubleshooting:

- restarted PC and phone (did this over 5 times)
- uninstalled unknown device and check for hardware changes para madetect yung phone (wala pa rin)
- updated drivers manually (wala rin)

paulit-ulit ko na po nagawa yung steps na yan. Gumagana po yung ADB kapag connected via USB. Pero ngayon ay nagchacharge nalang at palaging unknown device. Nadownload ko na yung MT6575 USB VCOM drivers. Di ko rin yan makita sa other devices where dapat mayrong coprocessor ba yun?

Help naman po dyan.

Try mo sir mag windows update, kasi ganyan din ang nangyari sa PC ng friend ko he's using XP napansin ko kasi na medyo hindi na updated PC nya at nagkakaroon ng mga errors nung nagroot ako ng lenovo ko. sa PC lang ang problem nyan sir kaya nagkakaganyan sayo.

Step 4: while your phone is TURNED OFF, NO SIMS, NO SD card,.. and it has its battery on it; on your phone/device HOLD(press and dont release) "volume +" or "volume up" key(top-right side of your phone) and plug the cable until the progress bar at the bottom is running, when the progress bar turns RED, you can RELEASE the "Volume up/+" key. see screenshot: Click


--mtgal po b tlg dito :(

auto rotation not work after root...difficult problem

Stuck ako sa part na yan. Installed na yun drivers pero dun sa flash tool, hindi nadedetect yung phone. Kahit nag-uninstall at reinstall ako sa MT65xx driver, ayaw pa rin.

Fix na po to. Sadyang may problem ata yung USB cable ko eh. Gumamit ako ng samsung USB cable at naginstall naman sa drivers. Ang problem naman ngayo eh ayaw ma-detect yung phone sa flash tool.

Guys ano po bang casing ang pupwede sa a60+ natin?

pa root nalang akin.. Willing to pay, binan laguna area. XD

wahahahaha! cool may superuser na lenovo ko. whoever made this tutorial, thanks.

Hi, could you help me?
I was using the flash tool and I´ve got this error message:
"BROM ERROR: S_PART_NO_VALID_TABLE (1037)
No valid Partition Management Table (PMT) for storage device!"

Could you give me some instructions?
Thank you.

Ano pong rooting method ang gamit nyo po? kung ibang methd ang ginawa nyo ay malamang magkakaroon ng error po. pero nung sakin naman ginawa kong method ay ito e ok naman sya basta nasunod lang ng tama.

Sir madali lang ba talaga? natatakot kc ako baka masira ko :(

Madali lang naman sir. Basta na follow lang ng maayos yung TUT. nga pala window 7 ang gamit kong pc.

bkt gnun no sim card detected? pa help!

Hi, In step 2, windows does not detect phone, what do i do.

hi po bakit po gnun? nung dinelete ko na ung mp0b1 pagtpos nun ay nung paste ko na ung bago eh ang sabi daw overwrite ko ba daw

:( pagtpos ko gawin ung imei restore d na mabasa sim card ko T_T pano :((

sir nung pag ka flash recovery ko hindi mabasa ung recovery image ?

tapos na! meron lang talagang games n d kya , :) , nice TUT. Thanks.

note: pag may na encounter no prob. like "recovery image not found" , try nyo ilagay sa ibang folder and restart ung unit :) ,

Ang sa pagkakaalam ko dapat hindi nakafolder ang recovery image, dapat nakalagay lang sa SD mismo yung file at wala sa loob ng folder.

need help po dun sa invalid imei T_T help po kasi nung nag copy ako nung bagong imei tpos dinilete ko ung luma tpos pinaste ko ung bago tpos sabi overwrite daw? tpos nun ni restart ko na tpos nun d na mabasa sim card T_T

pd ba ito nakaplan na phone? Nakaplan kc sa smart ang akin eh. daming apps ang gumagana na d ko nmn inoopen at dagdag lang sa data charges. mraming slamat.

Yes Sir pwede yan kahit nakaplan ka PERO kapag niroot mo ang phone mo mawawala na ang warranty ng phone mo, in case na magkaproblema ang phone mo sir ay wala ka ng habol sa kanila.

dapat inoverwrite mo sir. dinelete mo ba muna yung mb001 sir? then paste? after nun restart.

HELP PLEASE :(( got an error BROM ERROR : S_COM_PORT_OPEN_FAIL (1012)

[COM] Failed to open COM !

is this because hindi nka open line un phone ko ? need your answers please !! >.<

parang hindi na detect ng flash tool ung phone ko... paano po ba ito???

@ealaine ganyan din ang naencounter ko. nung kinabit ko yung usb ng phone ko. try mo sa ibang usb port ng pc o laptop mo. walang kinalaman kung openline ang phone mo o hindi.

,meron po bang new rom for lenovo A60+ na magaan lang at ska maganda

thanks a guys it helps me a lot

@jaysunder - yes sir meron pong new ROM ang a60+ natin but may mga bugs that's why hindi ko sya sinasuggest na gamitin tsaka so far itong stock rom ang stable.

Whats the purpose of rooting android? specially this lenovo a60+ ??

to the creator of the TUT thank you for your time creating this TUT.

i was just wondering if you have a video TUT for this or maybe you can make one, its just that if I/we can see it being done step by step, a video TUT would make me feel more confident on doing this; i know some people would agree.

(i know you already spent time for this TUT thank you for that)

but if its already too much work, thanks anyway. i just wanted to give it a shot.

initialize scatter file failed.please check the scatter file name you load is legal.

This message appeared when I'm trying to scatter file: MT6575_Android_scatter Please help!

im having troubles at step#4. diba naka unplug tapos hold ko ung volume+ bago iplug ulit ung device. anong mag rered sa status bar. need help. nasimulan ko na kasi mahirap di ipag patuloy

@rommel -press vol+ (hold) then plug your device. babasahin sya PC mo. yung red circle it means nasa process pa sya ng rooting kapag naging green na ok na sya rooted na.

I found ace error:

"BROM ERROR: S_PART_NO_VALID_TABLE (1037

I did something wrong and I empty the memory.
and the phone will not turn.

help me

guyz ask cu lnq cunq para san unq mqa file n idodownload, para b s cp o s computer? kunq san b dpt nkasave unq mqa file,.

enxa n mejo mahina cu s mqa qanyan eh, :-) guz2 cu kc mairoot 2nq cp cu. .

yung mga file na andyan ay kelangan ng cp at pc para maroot ang phone. lahat yan kakailanganin.

I can help root Laguna area. sms me 09198368508

guys pa help naman...di ko mai-paste ung MP0B_001 sa device derictory...''jave.lang.illegal ung error na lumalabas

error po sa flashing "can not pass bootrom start command! possibly targer power up too early" pahelp naman

targer power? wala kbang iniskip na instruction? yung mga drivers nakainstall ba po?

ok na po yung sa tager power up to early problem ko naman ngayon di ko mapaste sa nvd_imei na folder error "jave.lang.illegalargumentexemption" pahelp naman po

after ng succesful root install es file explorer after nun allow access mo yung es file explorer.

pano. po mawala ung imei invalid di na maread ung sim ko somebody help plz..

naallow na po sa root explorer yung mount r/w na cya until now di ko pa rin mapaste sa nvd_imei na folder java.lang.elligalargumentexeption pa rin

supported po ba dito ang RAM swap?

Hi to all, bakit po yung flash tool na nasa link walang "firmware upgrade" button? Im running windows 7 64bit. nandun lang na option is format, format-download, and download. clicking format-download di naman madetect ung phone after iplug ang cable. please help...

The file a60+ori.zip is corrupted. tried several times to redownload but still can't install from sd card. other rom.zip are worked. can you please update the link?

@Mhandy, try mo itong link na ito, working sya =)
http://4shared.com/postDownload/5GGF_O3T/SP_Flash_Tool_v3122200.html

hey guys, a miracle, i didn't get the invalid IMEI message and my phone does have signal!

MATAGAL PO BA TALAGA ANG SEARCHING???? SA FLASH TOOL??

Nainstall nyo po yong "A60+ori.zip"? lagi kasi (bad) sakin, can't open daw. kaya naghanap na lang ako ng ibang ROM. May alternative link pa ba for a60+ori.zip na ROM?

@anonymous matagal yun din problem ko pero try ng ibang version ng flash tool. Kunin mo dito sa link na ito http://4shared.com/postDownload/5GGF_O3T/SP_Flash_Tool_v3122200.html

@Mhandy working naman yung "a60+ori.zip" sa akin. i-download mo ulit tapos gamitin mo yung mobile uncle para iinstall via recovery mode

if ever ba mag kamali ka eh mababalik mo sa dati ung phone mo ? hahaha nakkatakot kasi baka mag kamali at hinde na gumana ..

hi.. i'm getting error java.lang.illegalargumentexception when copying MP0B_001... please help

it worked like a charm.. thanks much... :)

in step 2..

How can i manually select it?

the only file inthat folder is "epilonTG".. should i double click it when my pc is searching for my device?

questions lang boss....openline instructions ba 2??openline na din un steps na 2 pag ginawa ko???

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