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2017-04-16 [E] [D]
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  • WARNING 1: this is only tested for the 2GB version. It will probably brick the 4GB version.
  • WARNING 2: performing an OTA update from Android 5.1 to 6 will remove the root capabilities, so you'll have to redo the whole process. For 6.x (Marshmallow) the process differs from the 5.x (Lollipop). The post is updated to show where the steps differ.

Have been looking for a way to root my Lenovo Yoga Pro Tab3 10. Here's how I did it. Thanks to the guys from xda-developers [1]!

Preparation

  • Backup all personal data from your LYTP3 to a safe host, as your device will be wiped and formatted completed;
  • Format a 4GB SD card and insert it into the LYTP3;
  • Download twrp-2.8.7.0(6)-x90-data-enabled.img.zip, and unzip it onto your computer.

Then ...

  • Enable OEM unlocking on your Android:
    • Go to settings, and select "About Phone";
    • Scroll all the way down, and tap the "Build Number" item seven times. You should get a message saying you are now a developer;
    • Go back to the main Settings page, and there should be a new option, the bottom called "Developer Options". Open that, and enable "OEM Unlocking"
  • Connect the LYPT3 by USB to your computer;
  • Reboot the LYPT3, and upon boot hold the Volume Up button (and only that one);
  • On the host computer, execute the following in a terminal: fastboot oem unlock;
    • or fastboot flashing unlock if the previous doesn't work;
  • Then execute fastboot boot 'twrp-2.8.7.0(6)-x90-data-enabled.img';
  • Select the Wipe option on your Android device;
    • If you encounter the message failed to mount /data (invalid argument), you forgot to wipe and format the device. This is really necessary. (I put it here for reference);
  • Create a backup on your external 4GB SD card;
  • From the fastboot TWRP interface
    • For Android 5.x install both the SuperSU and x90-disable_encr zips;
    • For Android 6.x install both the Magisk and x90-disable_encr zips;
  • Wipe/Format data once more to disable data encryption (this should give better performance), by executing the command fastboot format data on the host;
  • Reboot to have your unrooted LYTP3 :)

These steps are gathered from [1], but I've gathered them here in a single list, so it's a little easier to follow ... It's the only way I found that allows me to root my device.

Some useful apps that require root:

F-droid

Google play

Sources:

  1. Execute getprop ro.product.cpu.abi in something like Termux

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