How to Root the Lenovo A706 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Rooting your Lenovo A706 will give it powers it previously lacked.  Rooting coupled with flashing a custom recovery will enable you to flash custom ROMs (if any), make/restore backups, mount/unmount storage among various other useful tools.  The guide below should help you get the rooting part out of the way and you should off to installing root-requiring apps and flashing custom ROMs in no time!

I.  Before You Begin

1.  You will need to have ClockworkMod Recovery installed on your device for this procedure to work.  Use our guide if you haven’t already got CWM.

2. Back up everything you feel is important before you start.

II.  Necessary Downloads

Lenovo_A706_root_buding.zip [Download link available in Step #1 of this post]

III.  Rooting the Lenovo A706

1.  Connect your device to your PC and copy Lenovo_A706_root_buding.zip to your device’s SD card [Do not copy it into any subfolders, so the path should be sdcard/Lenovo_A706_root_buding.zip].

2.  Disconnect your device and reboot it to ClockworkMod Recovery.  To do this, with the device off, press and hold the Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons until your device enters recovery mode.

3.  Once in CWM, use the Volume keys to highlight install zip from sdcard and the Power button to select and execute the option.

4.  Navigate to the location of Lenovo_A706_root_buding.zip and select it to begin flashing the zip file.

5.  Once flashed, go back to the main menu and select reboot system now.

Your Lenovo A706 should now be completely rooted!  To verify, look for the Superuser app in your device’s app drawer or install any app like Root Checker Lite which will confirm root access for you.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

For all the devices we have rooting procedures for, head here.


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  • daniel8

    can I use it on Lenovo A308t?

    • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

      You shouldn’t try this method on any other device, it works for the Lenovo A706 only.

      Thanks!

      • christine

        my phone, Lenovo A706 cannot start since i change the font,
        what can i do to solve this?

  • hisyam

    Great! tq very much sir

  • Aaroh

    its always says intallation aborted

  • Angelo

    Sir, great tutorial.. I followed the instructions, but it seems i can’t install properly the CWM.. Already execute the adb command and no errors.. But when i reboot to recovery, and flash the Lenovo_A706_root_buding.zip, the installation is aborting, “Verifying package…” something like that.. So I’m assuming CWM is not properly installed. Any idea?

  • jasonrey

    please add how to root lenovo a516. thanks!

  • raju

    Sir, great tutorial.. I followed the instructions, but it seems i can’t install properly the CWM.. Already execute the adb command and no errors.. But when i reboot to recovery, and flash the Lenovo_A706_root_buding.zip, the installation is aborting, “Verifying package…” something like that.. So I’m assuming CWM is not properly installed. Any idea?

  • christine

    sir, can i ask you something?
    my phone, Lenovo A706 cannot start since i change the font,
    what can i do to solve this?

  • Marco Paulo

    Sir, i would like to ask for help with this. The Lenovo A706 has 4gb internal memory, but it is partitioned into two, the 2gb system memory and the 2gb storage. After i installed all my apps, i now have low storage memory for the apps to install more apps. Is there a way to remove the storage and combine it with the system memory to make it a whole 4gb system memory?

    Thanks!