How To Root Lenovo Vibe P1m & Install TWRP 3.2.1

You can root Lenovo Vibe P1m easily using a computer and install latest TWRP 3.2.1 that unlocks the option to install Android Oreo-based custom ROM’s. You can flash SuperSu or Magisk as well to get the root privileges.

Lenovo Vibe P1m is a nano-coating which should make it splash-proof. Just like its bigger brother, it will become available for purchase in India on October 28th on Flipkart, but it will be significantly cheaper at Rs. 7,999.

The smartphone integrates a 5-inch IPS screen with 720 x 1280 resolution, and it’s powered by a quad-core 1.0 GHz MediaTek MT6735P processor. It has 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB onboard storage, microSD support up to 32 GB, and it comes pre-loaded with Android 5.1 Lollipop with Vibe UI.

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Lenovo Vibe P1m is 141 mm tall, 71.8 mm wide, 9.3 mm thick, and has a weight of 148 grams. Regarding connectivity it arrives with dual-SIM support, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy, and WiFi. It has an 8 MP / 5 MP camera combo, and it’s available in Onyx Black and Pearl White body colors.

The device is packed with many new features, but it lacks many new options and modifications which can be done after installing a custom recovery and rooting it. You can follow the guide and unlock the hidden features on your Lenovo Vibe P1m.

DISCLAIMER: In no way, we are responsible if you brick your phone or your SD card dies or your phone behaves abnormally. It is your sole and your own responsibility to root your phone.

How To Root Lenovo Vibe P1m

Things which you need to follow before:

  • Take a backup of your data. We do not guarantee if something is erased. Always take precautions.
  • Enable USB Debugging on your device.
    • Goto > Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.
      • If Developer Options is not located under settings then enable it by going to Settings > About Phone > Device Info and tap on Build Number for about 7-8 times. And then go back and follow the previous step.

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  • Make sure you have at least 50% battery.
  • Go to Settings > Security and enable Unknown Sources option.
  • Connect your Lenovo Vibe P1m smartphone to your PC and install the drivers

Installing CWM or TWRP On Lenovo Vibe P1m


Pre-Requisites :

  • Setup ADB and Fastboot drivers on your PC from here
  • Download any one of the following  Recovery.img to root Lenovo Vibe P1m from the links provided below:
    • TWRP Recovery 3.1.0 for Lenovo P1m – Download it from here
    • TWRP Recovery 3.1.1 for Lenovo P1m – Download it from here (Latest and only new ROMS will work like Android Nougat based ROMS)
    • TWRP Recovery 3.2.1 for Lenovo P1m – Download it from here (Supports Android Oreo-based custom ROMS as well)

Step 1: Download the TWRP Recovery according to the ROM requirement (TWRP 3.2.1 suggested)

Step 2: Extract and copy the recovery.img file to C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot or C: Program FilesMinimal ADB and Fastboot directory

Step 3: Open the C: Program Files (x86)Minimal ADB and Fastboot directory and press and hold the shift key and right-click anywhere inside the folder at the empty space and choose

open command window here

Step 4: Now in CMD type:

adb devices

Step 5: Now type

adb reboot bootloader

This will reboot your device into Bootloader / Fastboot Mode.

Step 6: Now type

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Once flashed type the following command to reboot your device

fastboot reboot

Now you have successfully installed TWRP or custom recovery on your Lenovo Vibe P1m. The next step would be rooting your device.



Download any one of the following:

How to Install TWRP Recovery in Lenovo Vibe P1m

Step 1: Extract the Flash Tool – Lenovo P1M file and then open flash_tool.exe

And then Select MT6735M_Android_scatter.txt. It will automatically select the Lenovo Vibe P1m mode

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Step 2: Click on Options then Download and make sure both of them are checked

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Step 3:  Select the Download Only, and then click Download

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Step 4:

  • Now just click on checkbox recovery and browse to the extracted files and locate recovery.img
  • Turn off your Lenovo Vibe P1m
  • Click the big download button on top right and connect the phone with USB cable to switch off condition.
  • Now you will see the red stripe showing download percentage

Step 5:  Your phone is successfully installed  TWRP now

Steps to enter Recovery mode in Lenovo VIBE P1m

  • Press and hold the Volume Down Button  + Volume Up Button + Power Button.
  • When you see the Boot Screen, Release the Power Button but keep the Volume Buttons pressed until you see the Recovery Screen.

Rooting Lenovo Vibe P1m


Step 1: Copy the downloaded file in the root folder of your SD card.

Step 2: Now in CMD type:

adb reboot recovery

This will boot Lenovo Vibe P1m into Recovery Mode.

Step 3: Once you land into the Recovery Mode, choose install from SD card and choose

Step 4: When the installation is done, Reboot your device.

Step 5: Download Root Checker app from Play store and check your device status.

Note: We have updated the links for TWRP to the latest version of 3.2.1 which will work with all marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo-based custom ROM’s. If you want to flash old ROMS based on KitKat or Lollipop then try to flash TWRP 3.1.0 so that you do not face any error. You can root Lenovo Vibe P1m with Magisk as well which is working flawlessly.
  1. nitin soni says

    i have tried every method twrp install successfully but it is not working

  2. dhenz wayne says

    thank you so much..very nice works!

  3. Vamshi Krishna says

    When I just typed fastboot flash recovery.IMG it’s just saying that waiting for device since long time
    What should I do

  4. Andrew Vlk Tlawmte says

    I try with 2nd method .. everything goes right but when I boot into recovery mode , there is no twrp ,, stock recovery was still there… please help

  5. Chitsanuphong Kamjuntha says

    How to get the stock recovery image? Thanks.

  6. Agus DwiMovic says

    Thanks, nice info and working…

    1. Veer Amrit Singh says

      You’re welcome.

  7. aditya says


    1. saurab007 says

      use MTK engineering tool apk to restore IMEI !!!

  8. tejaswi says

    nothing is working i have tried every possible method given here plus king root and many other things but nothing work out for me.

  9. hannu says


  10. hannu says

    hi guys please tell me about the first method is worked or not

  11. Godzilla912 says

    very nice thank you sooooooooo much dear…

  12. gann1 says

    can anyone help me? i have install all the driver and i try the second method. But when i plug the usb to my phone it just make the phone power up. In the flash tool there arent any red strip either

  13. Toyesh Patra says

    Can anyone plz provide me the nvram.bin or the backup of nvram. while flashing a custom rom using sp flash tool, i selected the “format all + download” option and my nvram got formatted. now my imei nos are gone n i am unable to use network.

    1. Dhiraj says

      Dude I also want nvram.bin
      Or APDB file for p1m

  14. Toyesh Patra says

    Can anyone plz provide me the nvram.bin or the backup of nvram. while flashing a custom rom using sp flash tool, i selected the “format all + download” option and my nvram got formatted. now my imei nos are gone n i am unable to use network.

  15. Anton Evan says

    when going to his flashing , appears yellow paper bearing the installation aborted..this why?

  16. Anton Evan says

    how to use the second method ? there is not visible picture. please fix again @techolite

  17. Anton Evan says

    how to use the second method ? there is not visible picture. please fix again

  18. Sriram says

    hi guys the second method works perfectly…one small step is that u have to boot into the TWRP recovery right away after installing the recovery…otherwise the stock recovery will rewrite itself….and thanks for the procedure @veeramrit:disqus

    1. Anton Evan says

      how to use the second method ? there is not visible picture

      1. Sriram says

        first of all make sure u install all the drivers for Lenovo P1m
        disconnect the phone if its connected..

        1. Open the sp flash tools and load the scatter file …
        2. Make sure u ticked usb checksum and storage checksum in options.

        3. Tick ONLY the recovery checkbox and browse to the TWRP recovery file and select it(the path of the recovery file should be seen under location) make sure “Download only” is selected in the drop down list.
        5.FIRST click the download button and SECONLY connect the phone (in the switched off Condition)
        6.After that a green tick image will appear on the completion of flashing.
        7.Disconnect your phone and Hold VOLUME DOWN + POWER key(not the volume UP) u see three options.. go to the recovery.
        9.At First boot in the TWRP recovery ALLOW SYSTEM MODIFICATION or else the stock recovery will rewrite itself up on reboot.
        10.then Flash the superSU zip file.

        1. Anton Evan says

          I’ve been following the steps provided, but when asked to turn off the power and then reconnect the data cable, even charging my phone.

        2. Aryan Aryan says

          it is for lenovo vibe p1ma40

      2. Anton Evan says

        when going to his flashing , appears yellow paper bearing the installation aborted..this why?

    2. Rams says

      With this added step it is working correctly

  19. Tom Tom says

    any one post rooting method for vibe p1.

    1. techolite says

      You can root Lenovo Vibe P1 using King root application.

      1. Tom Tom says

        King root does not have rooting method for lenovo vibe p1. Any other method available?

      2. Anton Evan says

        how to use the second method ? there is not visible picture. please fix again

  20. abhishek says

    how can we directly flash recovery is the bootloader unlocked ?

  21. abhishek says

    The processor used by p1m is MT6735P but int he tutorial above scatter file posted is of MT6735M. confusion

    1. Veer Amrit Singh says

      Do not worry, the screenshot was altered. Go ahead without any doubt.

  22. abhishek says

    is the method posted above tested by someone ????? as i dont want a bricked mobile.

    1. sunil says

      yes i have tried and it worked but other way

  23. Tom Tom says

    i need custom recovery and rooting method for lenovo vibe p1. please help.

  24. abhishek says

    is this method tested ???? as i dont want a dead mobile any way to save stock recovery as backup for future ?

    1. sunil says

      i even installed custom rom on my p1m. google more if you have any doubt

      1. Ameet says

        Did u really? I flashed the recovery but twrp is unavailable. Its still on stock rwcovery. Can u post a ljnk to down cwm or twrp rwcowry?

  25. abhishek says

    i need stock recovery with stock rom flashing guide so that in future we can get future updates from lenovo. custom recovery dont support it.

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