How to root Lenovo A516

Updated on November 3, 2017

These are the instructions to root Lenovo A516 (running on android 4.2.2) smartphone using Framaroot Application on Phone itself (this procedure does not need computer).

Requirements: Your Lenovo A516 smartphone should have atleast 10-20 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Lenovo A516 with Framaroot

Step 1: Enable USB Debugging on your Lenovo A516. To enable USB Debugging: Open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging > Tick to enable.

(Developers Option is hidden for Android 4.2.2 or above, to show this option Go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (Tap on it for 5-8 times).

USB Debugging on Lenovo A516

Step 2: On your Device, Open Settings > Security > Device Administration >Unknown Sources (tick to enable it).

Install App from unknown source

Step 3: Download and install Framaroot Application on your Device. Once installation is completed you will be able to see the Framaroot Icon in your Menu.

Framaroot Installed on Lenovo A516

Step 4: Now, Tap on the Framaroot App Icon to Open it.

Open Framaroot on Lenovo A516

Step 5: Once Framaroot Application is launched you will be able to see the following screen:

Framaroot Launched on Lenovo A516

Step 6: In Framaroot, You will be able to see only 1 option i.e Boromir. Tap on the Boromir Option.

Select Boromir on Framaroot Lenovo A516

Step 7: Now, you will be able to see the success popup on the Phone Screen.

Framaroot Success Message on Lenovo A516

Step 8: Now, you have to restart your Device.

Step 9: Now your Lenovo A516 is Rooted. To check whether your phone is rooted correctly, open Applications Menu, there you will be able to see a new app installed, called SuperSU. If this app exist then it means you have successfully rooted your device.

SuperSU Installed on Lenovo A516

Optional: You can also verify the root status of your device by using the Root Checker Application.

Keep in Mind:

[*] No data loss process: Your Lenovo A516 Phone Data like contacts, pictures, videos, music and etc will be not affected with this method.

[*] Device Warranty: Once you full unroot your device through SuperSU, you can claim for the phone warranty. In short no need to worry for phone warranty.

[*] How to unroot: To unroot, Open SuperSU > Settings > Full Unroot.

[*] Credits: Framaroot Application is developed by alephzain (XDA Developer).

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