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Re: Re:10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2017-08-06, 20:08 PM

I have K5+ since may. This is the worst phone I had ever have. Overheating, camera looks like rainbow from time to time. And the biggest reason, why I will root my phone, is the fact, that's constantly out od date. There is Nougat available, but you do not support anthing more than Lolipop... Shame od you Lenovo.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2017-10-08, 6:45 AM

since lenovo will never fix performance issues whith "older" phones it might be necessary to root it so you can install a custom ROM that solve what lenovo seens incapable of.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2017-10-10, 3:38 AM

Lenovo zuk z2132 needs to be rooted?.Will it have any damage?

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2017-10-14, 22:03 PM

Actually rooting is the same thing as accessing a Linux system as superuser so you have freedom to mess with the system files and low level configuration like clock multipliers ,it's very important if you want to install a custom ROM that fix what Lenovo "chose" not to(somewhat similar to administrator access in Windows OSs(bugs))

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2017-10-23, 5:59 AM
 

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2017-11-15, 12:39 PM
Guys, you probably have no idea how bad the ZUI experience is. My reason for rooting is simply to try and make something out of a phone thats clearly been a mistake.
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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2018-10-04, 3:48 AM

Lenovo phones not even providing latest Android Updates or security patches.

 

 

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2018-12-21, 15:00 PM

this comment above is the real reason why u should'nt do anything. no downloadable stock firmwares... mean the company is just blah blah. im using the phone for just watching videos.. nothing more.. u should do the same.. dont do anything secured to it.

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2019-01-23, 21:00 PM

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10 Reasons Why You Don't Need To Root Your New Lenovo Phone:

 

In a few words, rooting is about access to options that are not available in the original user interface provided by the manufacturer, a desire to remove unwanted pre-installed software, or overclocking the CPU to increase it's frequency beyond what the manufacturer intended.

 

The new flagship Lenovo phones running Vibe UI under Android Lollipop already include most the desired options even without rooting. The Vibe UI has settings that go much beyond what is available in Android Lollipop. Below are our 10 reasons why not to root your a new Lenovo phone.

 

(1) With the fast speed of processors in the new Lenovo phones it makes almost no sense to overclock your CPU. For example, the Vibe Z2 Pro has a quad-core processor on 2.5GHz that makes overclocking the CPU unnecessary. Overclocking makes some sense for single-core processors up to 1GHZ.

 

(2) With the permission control, you can individually control permissions for each application (e.g. access to camera, WLAN, data connection, send email, send SMS, sound recording, read contacts, get location, etc.). For each applications you can set the permissions for each feature to: Deny, Allow, or Ask.

 

(3) With the background app manager, apps will be prohibited from auto-starting in the background and will be force-closed when you turn off the display. This is in addition to the already described permission controls where you could remove individual permissions from each app.

 

(4) With the secure zone, that is exclusive on selected Lenovo phones (such as the Vibe Z2 Pro), you can manage and protect sensitive application and information very efficiently. The Secure Zone almost acts like having two different phones that are completely separated from each other.

 

(5) There is also the question of removing bloatware. Fortunately, Lenovo includes just few bloatware in their phones. Lenovo also allows users to disable all or most of the pre-installed apps. Country-specific bloatware is also not an issues as there is only a single version of the international firmware (ROW) outside of China.

 

(6) With the dialer options, you can also automatically block calls or text messages. You can also choose to automatically or manually recorded calls. The Vibe UI also has an option to alternate the function of the left physical button between recent apps and menu functions.

 

(7) With the smart scene, that is available in most Vibe UI devices running Android L, you can setup different scenario for the phone to automatically turn on or off some features (Bluetooth, WLAN, Network data, GPS, open app, brightness, airplane mode, etc) under specific circumstances (bind AP, schedule, NFC).

 

(8) With smart switch you can indulge in the ultimate power saving of your smartphone's battery for periods when you are not using the phone (e.g. during the night). The smart switch will let the phone use just a few functions like call, contacts, SMS, or clock for a period of time that you selected.

 

(9)  With battery saver, you can further improve your battery cycle, by reducing performance of the CPU, limiting most background data, and reducing the screen brightness. The battery saver can automatically activate itself when the battery level drops to below  5% or 15%.

 

(10) Finally, some users might claim that they want the real Android Lollipop experience. Lenovo developers also thought of that and allowed users of some flagship devices to switch to a Stock Android Lollipop UI as designed by Google. The phones with this feature inlcude Vibe Z2 Pro or S90 Sisley.

 

Furthermore, rooting can in some cases brick your phone, expose it to security risks, or affect your warranty. Let us know your views in the comment bellow. What options included in the Vibe UI do you find particularly useful? What additional options would you welcome in the future?

 

Note: Prepared with the contribution of @chili71 and @pat_box.


 

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Re: 10 Reasons Why Not To Root Your Lenovo Phone

2019-05-09, 10:35 AM

1 Reason Why To Root Your Lenovo Phone:

 

This is the only way to get a software update and a fresh security package, unfortunately not from a factory source!

  

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