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Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD) (TB-8705F): How to root?

2020-02-13, 10:55 AM

Hello Everyone,

I am using my Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD) (TB-8705F) as a monitor to control a Mavic 2 Pro drone.

When connected to the controller unit it drains the inbuilt battery of the controller, which significantly decreases operation time. I enabled developer options and under "Default USB Configuration" I selected "File Transfer". However, each time the DJI GO4 app is launched this setting is over-ridden and it starts charging the tablet.

There are a few apps available that can turn off charging if the device is rooted.

I searched all over the internet and could not find a way to root my Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD) (TB-8705F).

Please suggest any links on how to go about this process.

This device is not yet supported with TWRP or LMSA.

Some of the other processes I found need the stock-ROM, but no-one has uploaded a stock-ROM yet anywhere.

So I looked at how I can make a stock-ROM. To use those method I have tried to use MediaTek SP Flash Tool (ver 5.1944.10).

Still NO-GO. It does not support MediaTek Helio P22T Tab Octa-core 2.3G platforms yet.

Now I am in a bind. Please suggest an alternative way to root this device.

Some additional details of this tablet:

Lenovo Tab M8 (FHD) (TB-8705F)
Android Version: 9
Build Number: TB-8705F_S100058_191112_BMP
Kernel Version: 4.9.117+ #2 Wed Nov 13 05:11:41 CST 2019
Hardware Version: Lenovo TB-8705F
Software Version: TB-8705F_RF01_191112
Custom Built Version: alps-mp-p0.mp1-V5.140
RAM: 3.00 GB
ROM: 32.00 GB
CPU: MediaTek Helio P22T Tab Octa-core 2.3G
Display: 1920x1200
Camera: Front 5MP/Rear 13MP

Thanks in Advance.

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