Custom recoveries have long been a tradition for anyone wanting to customize a device that runs on the Android operating system.
All Android OS’s come with the stock recovery partition out of the box, but you’ll need to swap it over for a custom recovery if you want to flash any of the unsigned zips available. Two of the more common unsigned zips being what you need to get root access when you aren’t using a one-click rooting tool and the custom ROMs, both of which can be flashed directly from the custom recovery interface.
ClockworkMod Recovery was the custom recovery that everybody used to install, but that was only until TWRP Recovery came about. Team Win’s version of custom recovery images had a touch interface, so you could tap on buttons just like you would when using the Android operating system in general.
This is what you need to install TWRP Recovery on the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE tablet.
Details We Should Know
- The custom recovery images available in this guide are only to be installed on the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE tablet. Most devices have a custom recovery image developed specifically for it, and you shouldn’t install one that is intended for another device unless advised it is okay by a professional.
- You can follow this guide on any of the major three computer operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux. You just need to download the right platform-tools file from the Android SDK package when you’re on the Android website, which is walked through during the guide below.
Files We Need
- Download on your computer the latest version of TWRP Recovery: Primary (Americas) | Primary (Europe).
- Download on your computer the universal ADB drivers.
- Download on your computer the platform-tools from the Android SDK.
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE Tablets
1. Install the universal ADB driver on the computer from the download link. That will make it possible for you to use adb commands as well as the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE tablet. If you can’t get the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE tablet connected to the computer, then you can also download the Lenovo USB drivers instead so the computer has both the ADB drivers and Huawei drivers installed.
2. You need to have the platform-tools part of the Android SDK on your computer. From the download link scroll down until you get to the command line tools section and then download the package that is made for your operating system.
3. Once you have the SDK Manager on your computer, check the box only for the platform-tools, so you end up with the adb and fastboot binaries installed on the computer.
You could also install the drivers from there as well if you wanted.
4. Pick up the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone and navigate to the Settings > About and tap your finger over the build number at least seven times so that the Developer Options menu becomes unlocked. Then go back to the Settings, enter the Developer Options menu and then enable the USB debugging mode.
5. Connect the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone to the computer by using the USB cable that it comes with.
6. Now on the computer open the Command Prompt and type the folowing command and hit “Enter” on your keyboard to get the Huawei Honor 4X smartphone into the bootloader mode and ready for the flashing:
adb reboot bootloader
7. Make sure you have copied the TWRP image file to the same folder as the adb and fastboot binaries. Also when you’re there, change the name of the TWRP to “twrp.img” by right-clicking the mouse pointer on it and selecting the Rename option from the menu.
8. From the command line type the following command and hit Enter on your keyboard to flash the custom recovery:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
9. Lastly type the following command and as soon as the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE tablet reboots, hold down the key combination to boot directly into the recovery mode.
If you don’t sometimes the stock recovery will wipe over the custom recovery you just installed.
The custom recovery image for the Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus LTE tablet is now installed, and you are ready to boot into recovery mode and start flashing the custom ROM or rooting zip files.
You can always change the custom recovery image for a stock recovery again in the future if you’ve had enough of using TWRP Recovery. You can get the stock recovery installed again by flashing the correct Lenovo firmware that was made for your device. If you don’t want to flash the entire ROM it’s also possible to unpack the ROM zip file, find the recovery image file, and just flash it using the adb commands as well.