How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Zuk Z1

The Lenovo Zuk Z1 is a budget smartphone by Lenovo which packed with advanced features. Lenovo Zuk smartphone z1 was released in August 2015. The phone comes with a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels, zuk The ZUK Z1 is powered by 2.5 ghz quad-core qualcomm snapdragon 801 processor and 3gb of ram. The process of Lenovo ZUK Z1 root is very easy all you need to follow the steps. Download TWRP for Lenovo ZUK Z1 from below and follow steps carefully. Rooting your Zuk Z1 allows you to overcome the restricts that Lenovo and Android put on your smartphone.Zuk Z1 has not any option for expandable storage so rooting allows you to uninstall pre-installed apps to free some storage. If you install TWRP on your ZUK Z1 you can then flash Custom Roms, Custom Kernel, Custom Mods and any zip files like xposed installer. But before you root ZUK Z1, you need to unlock its bootloader .

Benefits of Rooting

  • Install Incompatible Apps
  • Blocking Ads in Any Apps
  • Installing Custom ROMs 
  • Install Xposed Framework to customize your device
  • Keep Latest Android OS
  • Boost your Android Device’s Speed and Battery Life
  • Make Complete Backups of Your Android Phone or Tablet

Disadvantages of Rooting

  • Root can Brick Your Device
  • Void Warranty
  • No Official Updates


Installing a custom recovery on Lenovo Zuk Z1  will wipe the stock recovery and replace it with a new one. By installing a custom recovery on your Lenovo Zuk Z1  and rooting it, you’ll void its warranty. I have tested the procedure on Lenovo Zuk Z1 Selfie successfully but still, you are warned to proceed unless you understand what you’re going to do. The procedure might soft-brick your device but you can easily recover it by installing the stock firmware back.


  • This method is only for Lenovo Zuk Z1 . Don’t try this on any other device.
  • Bootloader Should be Unlocked
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise, you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your Android Phone.
  • You need either Laptop or PC.
  • Charge your phone to at least 70 - 80%.
  • Back up your device, just in case if you need it later.
  • Make sure you have followed the steps properly.

Download Links:

  1. ADB and Fastboot for your PC.
  2. Twrp Recovery Image file (rename it to recovery.img )
  3. file

Follow these Simple Steps to Root and Install TWRP on Lenovo ZUK Z1

Step 1 :- First enable the USB debugging option in Lenovo Zuk Z1 . Copy and Paste Downloaded recovery.img file to folder where you installed the adb.
  • To enable USB debugging option Go to your Settings >> About Phone >> now tap the build number 7-8 times until you see a message ‘you are now a developer’.
  • Now as we have enabled developer options, go back to Settings >> developer options >> and now enable USB debugging also enable OEM unlock.
Step 2 :- Now connect your device to your PC using usb cable and go to folder where you installed the adb and press and hold shift then right-click on white space and Select "Open command window here".
    Step 3 :- Now Reboot your phone into fastboot mode by typing the following command.

"adb reboot bootloader"

    Step 4:-  Now your device will reboot into fastboot mode. If it doesn’t, check if your USB cable is connected properly and you have drivers installed properly. You can check a list of connected device by typing the following command.
    "fastboot devices"
Step 5:- Now type following commands at command prompt to flash recovery

"fastboot -i 0x2b4c flash recovery recovery.img"  ( Downloaded File Name)

Step 6:- Now type following commands at command prompt to Reboot your device.

"fastboot reboot"

Guide to Root Lenovo Zuk Z1

  • Download and move the file into internal storage of your Lenovo Zuk Z1.
  • Turn off and boot your device into TWRP Recovery by pressing and holding Volume up + Power key simultaneously.
  • In TWRP recovery menu tap on Install button.
  • Select file.
  • Swipe right to confirm the rooting process.
  • Reboot your Zuk Z1.
So that was complete step by step guide on How to Install TWRP and Root Lenovo Zuk Z1. You can install Root Checker app from Play Store to confirm. If you have any questions, then comment below.