Install CWM Recovery & Root Lenovo K3

Lenovo’s K3 Note comes out as a result of real justice between money and the spec sheet. The K3 Note wipes of the lines of difference between high end, mid range and low end smartphones. The K3 Note offers a top-notch specifications in a below mid-range price. K3 Note has helped Lenovo to step ahead in the smartphone arena. K3 Note sports a 5.5. inch full HD display on the front with a 5 MP selfie shooter. At the back it got a 13 MP lying a flat, smooth design. Lenovo has powered K3 Note with 1.7 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6752 processor
accompanied by Mali-T760 GPU. There’s a RAM of 2 GB, internal storage is 16 GB which is also expandable with the help of a microSD card slot. Lenovo K3 Note has a whopping 3000 mAh battery under the hood. You may find this device running on Android Lollipop out of the box. You may be surprised to know that K3 Note with these specifications is available under $200, which makes it one of the best and affordable smartphones. K3 Note shows Lenovo’s efforts to make its way among well-reputed smartphone manufacturers.

K3 Note is making its way to the markets at the moment. Many users have already got their hands on this device and shown their liking for this device. Just in case you’re going to own one, you may want to unleash the real potential of your K3 Note, which is possible by installing a custom recovery and rooting it. K3 Note is catching developers’ eyes, and we will be coming across enough custom stuff for this device. For now you can install a CWM recovery and root your K3 Note to enhance its performance. In the following post we are going to show you how you can install a CWM recovery using ADB & Fastboot method, and how you can root your K3 Note after installing the custom recovery.k3_lenovo


  1. This guide is only for Lenovo K3 Note. Do not try this on any other device.
  2. Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid any power issues during the recovery installation and root process.
  3. Backup your important contacts, call logs, sms messages and media content as a safety measure.
  4. Enable USB debugging mode on your K3 Note. To do so, go to settings > about device > tap build number for 7 times. You will have developer options in settings now. Open developer options and enable USB debugging mode.
  5. Use original data cable to establish connection between your phone and your PC.
  6. Follow this guide to the letter.

Disclaimer: This is a custom process which will void the warranty of your phone. Make sure that you’re doing it at your own risk. In case of a mishap, Techbeasts or Lenovo may not be held responsible.

Required downloads and installations

How To Install CWM & Root Lenovo K3

Step#1: Open the Minimal ADB & Fastboot folder that you got after extracting the Minimal ADB & Fastboot drivers zip file.

Step#2:  From the Minimal ADB & Fastboot folder open “py_cmd.exe” file.

Step#3:  Now connect your Lenovo K3 Note with your PC. Make sure that you’ve enabled USB debugging mode before doing this. Upon connecting having USB debugging mode enabled, it will ask you on your phone to allow connection with your PC. Allow the connection and proceed.

Step#4:  In py_cmd.exe type “adb devices”. You will see the list of attached devices in command line, which will show some codes against your device as well. This means that your device is properly connected now.

Step#5:  Now enter following commands in the py_cmd.exe one by one.

Step#6:  adb reboot bootloader

Your device will now reboot in fastboot / bootloader mode.

Step#7:  fastboot devices

It will verify your device’s connection in fastboot mode.

Step#8:  fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

It will flash CWM recovery in your K3 Note.

Step#9:  fastboot reboot

It will reboot your device from fastboot mode.

Step#10: Now turn off your phone completely as we are going to boot in to recovery mode.

Step#11: After you’ve turned off your phone, turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Up + Volume Down + Power Key. As it boots up, it will ask you for language selection, select English and proceed.

Step#12: Now you will have access to the newly installed CWM recovery. In CWM recovery navigate using Volume Up & Down keys and use power key to make selection.

Step#13: Select “Install Zip > Choose from sdcard1 > select the file that you downloaded and copied in your phone”. Let it flash the file, once done, reboot your phone.

Step#14: Find SuperSu application in app drawer. You can verify root access using Root Checker application.

That’s all. Don’t forget to check out the 10 best root applications listed on our site. In case you’re stuck with anything, reach us out through the comment box below.

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