How to root Lenovo A516

Updated on January 1, 2020

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 at least 10-20 percent of battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Lenovo A516 with Framaroot

  1. Enable USB Debugging on your Lenovo A516. To enable the USB debugging: Open Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging > Tap on the Checkbox to Enable it.

    (Developer Options 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
  2. On your Device, Open Settings > Security > Device Administration >Unknown Sources (tick to enable it). Install App from unknown source
  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
  4. Now, Tap on the Framaroot App Icon to Open it. Open Framaroot on Lenovo A516
  5. Once Framaroot Application is launched you will be able to see the following screen: Framaroot Launched on Lenovo A516
  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
  7. Now, you will be able to see the success popup on the Phone Screen. Framaroot Success Message on Lenovo A516
  8. Now, you have to restart your Device.
  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.

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

[*] Lenovo Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device, then head over to Download Lenovo Stock Firmware page.

[*] Lenovo USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device, then head over to Download Lenovo USB Driver page.

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

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