Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Z5 using Magisk [Guide]

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A few months back, Lenovo has launched its so-called full-screen display smartphone – Lenovo Z5. The major highlight of this smartphone was its FHD+ display and SD636 processor with RAM of 6 GB. After a couple of months since the launch of Lenovo Z5, TWRP custom recovery is finally available for this device. So, you can now easily root and install custom ROMS on your Lenovo Z5 device. Wzsx150 is the software developer from China who shared this news on the forum of Lenovo mobiles.

Recently bought a brand-new Lenovo Z5 and want to install the custom recovery like TWRP? Well, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will talk about how you can download and install the TWRP recovery on your Lenovo Z5.  Moreover, we also give you guidance on how to root your Lenovo Z5 device once the TWRP recovery successfully installed on your device. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

 Install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Z5

Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Z5 using Magisk

Similar like any other Android smartphone device, Lenovo Z5 also has locked the bootloader. The bootloader is locked by the manufacturer in order to protect it from harmful threats. So, if you want to install the custom recovery then, first you have to unlock the bootloader of your Lenovo Z5 device. Don’t know how to unlock the bootloader of the Lenovo Z5?  By following the above guide, you can easily unlock the bootloader of your Lenovo Z5. Once bootloader has been unlocked, you can fully utilize the power of your Lenovo Z5. Follow How To Install TWRP Custom Recovery on Android Devices [Complete Guide].

Root and Install TWRP on Lenovo Z5

First of all Make sure to take proper backup of data to avoid data loss. Unlocking the bootloader wipes all the data that is stored in internal storage including apps, photos videos, etc.

Download requirements:

  • You have to download the TWRP custom recovery for Lenovo Z5 by clicking here.
  • Download and install the ADB and Fastboot tool onto your computer.
  • Click here to download the Magisk zip

Requisite for the below guide

  • Charge your mobile phone at least 50 – 60 percent to prevent your device from shutting down during the installation Any type of power issue leads to device brick or data loss.
  • Make sure your device bootloader is unlocked. It is not possible to install custom recovery until the bootloader is unlocked.
  • Unlock the device USB debugging mode from the settings. You can enable it by going to the Settings > About Phone > Tap 5-6 times on build number to enable the Developer options. Go to the Developer options under the settings and enable USB debugging.
  • Download and install the Lenovo Z5 drivers on your computer.

How to install TWRP on Lenovo Z5 [Steps]

Step 1: Open the ADB and Fastboot folder on your computer a place the TWRP recovery image file onto the same folder.

Note: Change the TWRP recovery image file “recovery-TWRP-3.2.3-1002.img” to “recovery.img” for ease of use.

Step 2: Right-click on the white empty space and choose “Open command window here” from the popup menu.  

Click Open command window here

Open command window here

Step 3: Command prompt window interface will appear, simply connect your device to the computer via USB cable.

Step 4: Enter the following command on the Command Prompt window interface and hit on the “Enter” button:

adb reboot bootloader

Step 5: By executing the above command, your device will reboot into the bootloader mode. Now, you have to change the active slot to A by executing the below command:

Set active partition from B to A: fastboot -set-active=_a

Step 6: Once the above command successfully executed, enter the following command to install the TWRP recovery on your device:

fastboot boot recovery.img
Install TWRP recovery and reboot

Install TWRP recovery

Step 7: Now, you have to boot your device into TWRP recovery mode by pressing the Volume down and press the Power button to confirm.

Also ReadRoot & Install TWRP on Lenovo K8 Plus XT1902-2 [Tutorial]

Root Lenovo Z5 using Magisk (STEPS)

Rooting the Lenovo Z5 is seamless using Magisk manager. If you don’t know what is Magisk, it is a root manager that allows the user to easily root any Android device using a custom recovery. It is one of the best alternatives of Chainfire SuperSu with loads of advance features like hiding root, modules, and much more.

How to root Lenovo Z5 using Magisk?

1: Download the and place it to the internal storage of the Lenovo Z5.

2: Open the TWRP custom recovery on your Lenovo Z5 by pressing Volume up + Power button simultaneously for a couple of seconds.

3: TWRP interface will appear, simply tap on the “Install” button and navigate to the file on internal storage.

Go to the Install under TWRP

Tap on “Install” button

4: Tap on the “” and swipe to confirm the flash.


Swipe to Confirm Flash

5: Once the flash completed, tap on the “Reboot” to boot your device into normal mode.

 Root and Install TWRP on Lenovo Z5

So, these are guides on how to root and install TWRP on Lenovo Z5. Are you facing any problem while performing the above process? Let us know in the comments section below.

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