Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lenovo A750 Rooting / Market Fix / Add Google Account How to Tutorial

Download ES File Explorer
Download Flashing Tool and Google apps


The Cliffs Notes version:



Root the phone by flashing a new preloader and bootimage on it.
Copy all the missing google apps to the system/app folder and change the permissions.

Longer Version: 



 
If this is the first time you are using the flashtool with a MT6575 phone, drivers need to be installed. On Vista it'll look something like this, drivers are included in the flashtool folder:
 
This is just an example, I used a different phone in this video:


 YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! 
This is for Gingerbread ONLY!!!

Edit:
 Thank you so much :-)

102 comments:

  1. Colonelzap Thank you!

    That helped me a lot.

    He was lost in the Russian and Chinese sites.

    A tip after installing androidmarket: If not many applications clean the cache in applications.

    hugs

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  2. Thank you !
    I can't get the flash tool after unzipping the files. Maybe the problem of file name.

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  3. Hi i try to do it like at your video and i get error when the preloader usb Vcom (Android) (com15) i think that i missing a driver if you can help me THX Roy

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    1. Sorry, all the drivers I have and used are included in this download. Other people managed to succeed with just this, maybe it's a Windows thing? I did all this on Vista 32 bit.

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    2. I did it on Win XP sp3(sorry it's the only Windows machine I have as a Linux user). I had to wait quite a long time for the drivers to install.

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    3. Hi, i do it like in the Video. The same problem. Then I use the original USB-Kabel from the A750 - it works. (Win XP SP3)
      Fine Thank You ColonelZap.
      Not all Apps are showing in Goggle Play !! Hm ??

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  4. Thanks a lot. Phone is rooted and all is good. Except 1 small problem. My network location does not seem to work. I get the following message:

    Your current location is temporarily unavailable

    any ideas? What type of permissions must be set?

    Thanks
    A.

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    1. Sorry, I have no idea about the network location?!? Maybe there is still a google app missing that I didn't think of including? Hopefully someone with more knowledge will read this and provide an answer.

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  5. Hi, got my new A750 a few days ago. Now I want to get rid of all this chinese stuff. Found this routing instruction. I followed exactley the video steps. But coming to the point where I plug the phone in, just nothing happens. I repeated it several times - same result. I have no clue what to do. Can you help? Kind regards.

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  6. I'm using Windows 7, by the way...

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    1. I bet Windows 7 is the problem?!? Have you tried to run the flashing tool as an administrator? I'm not familiar with Windows 7, I did all this on Vista 32bit.

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    2. Yes me too have this problem. Using windows 7..I will try with other computer and tell you the result.

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  7. After hours of trying, I finally succeeded! The problem was indeed Windows 7. I will briefly describe how I proceeded to help anyone facing the same problem.

    When you plug the phone in for the first time even bevore running the rooting program you need to install the USB driver provided above. Actually it's included in the Flashing Tool zip- file. Only make sure that you chose the right driver.

    Now if your phone is switched on while you plug it into your Windows 7 device, a bunch of drivers will automatically be installed. But that's not enough. You need to plug the phone in while it's switched off! Then go into the "Gerätesteuerung" (don't know the english word for it). It's a kind of device mangement where all the devices and drivers are listed. There you will see under "unknown devices" that Windows 7 doesn't recognise the phone. Now you install the driver manually and that's it. Go on with starting the rooting program and following the steps, described in the video tutorial.

    Worked fine for me and the phone is rooted since :-) Thanks to ColonelZap for the gerat instruction and have fun with your phone!

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    1. Sorry, I didn't get you, What is "Gerätesteuerung"? Where is it available? In mobile or in Windows 7? Which is the right dirver? No driver works for me... :(

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  8. Cool man...Thank you so much..it works with me too..cheers a beer!!

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  9. anyone try to do this procedure in Win XP sp3? or only Vista and win7 is workin' right now ?

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  10. Just a question Colonel, the rom that you have on your lenovo a750 in multilanguage? the firmware that you posted is newer?

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    1. I'm not going to post this here, but check this out:

      http://movilesdualsim.com/foro/threads/9554-Cocina-MT6575-%28Lenovo-A750%29

      Read carefully Post #5

      :-)

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    2. Thanks man, you're the greatest! keep up the good review work! :D

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    3. Thanks, I'll do my best :-)

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    4. the link to the multilanguage in the post u mentioned is not available any more. is there any other link to multilanguage ICS for A750? i couldnt find any.

      thanks

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  11. Hi Colonel..
    Just today I received Lenovo A750. There is Play store icon in my phone but it does not work. If I do the same as you did in the video will it help to get Play store?

    Thank you

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    1. Hi :-)

      I sure hope so, give it a try. Good luck :-)

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    2. Thanks a lot. Now I have play store :)

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  12. Hi ColonelZap,
    I did everything you said and some other things (like uninstalling bunch of chinese software) and everything was ok. After few hours a popup screen came out telling me that some program has unexpectedly failed and I decided to reboot. And that was it. After vvo logo i got black screen and nothing happening. Should I try to recovor it again or else.

    Thanks

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  13. Hi colonelZap,

    i am going to root my A750 but before rooting i just want to ask one question. is there any possibility to lose IMEI while rooting ? if yes then how to backup first.

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    1. Hi :-)

      I don't think there is a chance that you could lose your IMEI, never heard from anybody having that problem.

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    2. Hi ColonelZap,

      Thanks for your support, i successfully rooted my A750. can you guide me how to backup IMEI? i tried with mobileuncle tool but it crashes always :-(

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    3. Congratulations :-)

      I'm not so sure about backing up IMEIs on that phone but check out the intructions pbucci postet there:

      http://colonelzap.blogspot.de/2012/04/zopo-zp100-rooting-and-market-fix.html

      Also, write down your IMEI(s) and if they are ever lost, this might help:

      http://gsmchinois.com/clubvip/telephone-android-chinois/changer-son-imei-sur-un-gsm-android-chinois/

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    4. To backup the IMEI on the A750 just copy the file:

      /data/nvram/md/NVRAM/NVD_IMEI/MPOB_001

      onto your /sdcard/sdcard2 directory

      Hope this helps

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  14. Hi ColonelZap,

    I have a Lenovo A520. Do you think this method can be applicable for this phone type as well? In the shop they told me this is the newer version of the A750. I am not sure about the differences.

    Thanks for your help in advance.

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    1. Hi :-)

      Don't do it! the Lenovo A520 has a different CPU, I'm sure the ROM structure is different, this method will most certainly brick that phone.

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    2. Hi! Thank you for stopping me.

      Any idea how can I unroot the Lenovo A520? I know google is my friend.., but I haven't found anything about this, as this is a pretty new, and of course Chinese phone.

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  15. Does this work for different (all?) MTK6575 phones on Android4.0.3(?) or even all on Android 4.0.x?
    (off course i do not expect a warranty for that and that there is a good chance of bricking it...)

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    1. No, this works for the A750 ONLY. Basically what is done here, is to flash a rooted Kernel back on the phone and this Kernel only works for this particular phone.

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  16. hello there.
    Which is better quality zopo, thl, ihtc, hisense, star, hdc, or lenovo?
    How about Fog F1 or Jiatong?
    Is Abanda same as IHTC ONE S?

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  17. It is rather cheaper than Goophone y5,but I do like Goophone y5.

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  18. thanks, very good tutorial.
    Works very good, I clean all chinese application and installed google play.

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    1. Thanks :-) I'm glad I could help :-)

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  19. After rooting and install the google account, I still have problem with the location service when opening the google map. Also some of the apps cannot be installed. (It said it is incompatoble with the hardware version)

    Pls can you have some solution to this?

    Thanks

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  20. I`ve installed ICS 4.0.3 on my a750. Its running great but no market. ColonelZap did you think of something already?

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  21. Hello,
    in the video is obviously a SenseRom seen.
    Can I download this somewhere?

    Thanks

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    1. A sense rom theme? I have the Launcher Pro running and a Fancy Widget v.1.3.0, that's it.

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  22. Hi How do I install Turkish language option

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    1. Hi :-) You can't just install additional languages, you'll need a firmware that already has Turkish in it.

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    2. Lenovo does not support how to do any kind of turkey

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    3. Check out this thread:

      http://movilesdualsim.com/foro/threads/9554-Cocina-MT6575-%28Lenovo-A750%29

      Post #5. I don't know if Turkish is included but it's a multi language firmware.

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    4. How can I do, but the language file updated

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  23. If there's no firmware with the language you want, consider a locale app. https://play.google.com/store/search?q=more+locale&c=apps

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  24. I want to upgrade this phone to Android 4.0.

    Should I do this process before or after upgrading ?

    Thank you!

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    1. I don't think this will work with ICS, I am guessing this is for Gingerbread only!

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  25. Hi,
    I have a problem after rooting the mobile, copied apk files from sd card to system/apps reboot the phone but unfortunately Google account does not appear. Play store appeared but the following error "You must add an account to the device to continue"

    Thanks
    joe

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    1. Hi :-) Did you also change the permissions of the apps like they have to be?

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    2. yes i followed the video bit by bit. I cant be missing something. so frustrating :(

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    3. Can you send me a message on youtube, please?

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    4. Please ColonelZap, can you help me with rooting the Lenovo a780 new model ...(this chinesse is making me crazy) thank you in advance

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  26. When root phone do I have to flash new preloader?
    What is exactly preloader?

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  27. Thx for the great tutorial!

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    1. You're welcome, glad I could help :-)
      And thank you for the donation, if it was from you? Switzerland?

      THANKS, I really appreciate it :-)

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    2. Yeah it was me, I think it is just fair ;-)

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  28. Hello! Thanks for the tutorial, I got no problems!

    But after removing SOME Chinese apks just deleting the Weather Control of lenovo, and now he is showing the percentage of the battery incorrectly .... You could upload the file to me?
    Thanks Again!

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    1. Hi :-)

      Sorry I can't, I don't have the phone anymore :-(

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    2. If i reflashing the rom... restore the aplications of lenovo?

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    3. I fixed it! Congratulations on the blog!

      The products tested merimobiles calls back? lol
      The procedure for flashing custom roms are the same? Can I use the same program? I thought about putting an ICS smilevvv in the future ....

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    4. Congratulations!

      And no, Merimobiles doesn't call back anything, I gave this phone to a friend. I never flashed it, so I better not try to give you any advise, I really don't know.

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  29. Hallo ColonelZap, gibt es ein deutsches Android für den Lenovo A750? Wenn ja , wo kann ich das herholen? Die OUT-OF-THE BOX Android-Version des Handys ist für mich absolut unbrauchbar!

    Danke im Voraus!

    LG

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    1. Hallo :-)

      Es gibt eine Multilanguage Firmware, die habe ich aber nicht. Entweder Google quälen oder schau mal bei Chinamobiles.org vorbei, dort gibt es garantiert einen Thread zu Deinem Handy und die Leute dort können Dir bestimmt helfen? Ausprobieren :-)

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  30. Would these APKs work in the A500 Lenovo phone? I can get the phone rooted but im not sure if the frame work for the apks is the same for the A500 as it is for the A750.

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    1. Sorry, I really can't tell you. USUALLY these google apks work on different phones but I really can't tell you for sure, SORRY :-(

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  31. Thats what i figured. Im assuming the framework for both phones despite being lenovo are slightly different. Well thanks.

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  32. Hi can you please post a tutorial on how to root lenovo a789 thank you so much

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    1. Hi :-) Sorry, I have no idea how to root the A789 :-(

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  33. Hi,

    I have a problem with my lenovo A750. During a call it jams and after the call is ended I have to tae the battery out to restart the phone.

    What can I do?

    Please help me.

    Thank you

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  34. Hallo ColonelZap, mal ne Frage. Wenn man statt download auf format klickt beim flashtool ist das schlimm? Mein Lenovo A789 geht jetzt nicht mehr an. Kann man es noch retten?

    Danke schonmal...

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    1. Hi, keine Ahnung? Mal Akku raus und erneut geflasht?

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  35. Hey Colonel, ich bin schier am verzweifeln mit dem A780 versuche irgendwie die Google Apps zum laufen zu bringen bekomme das aber nicht hin. Auch nach beiden methoden auf dieser Vietnamesischen Seite nicht. Das ist auch leider das einzige was ich bezüglich Root am a780 finde >

    http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=en&sl=vi&u=http://www.tinhte.vn/threads/1412900/&prev=/search%3Fq%3Da780%2Bics%2Blenovo%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DHDD%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:de:official%26biw%3D1525%26bih%3D693%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=DKBmULHNHYTJ0AXVtIGwAg&ved=0CDAQ7gEwAzgK

    hasst du eine Ahnung oder soll ichs zurückschicken. Wäre sehr dankbar für eine Lösung. Gruss

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    1. Moin :-) Ich kenne mich mit Deinem Phone leider NULL aus :-( Frage doch mal auf chinamobiles.org, falls das nicht schon geschehen ist?

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    2. Danke für die schnelle Antwort, ja ich suche schon ne weile, habe jetzt ICS flashen können, Root klappt allerdings immer noch nicht. Die sagen was von einer Recovery Extension die installiert werden soll um einen Root über den Recovery mode durchzuführen. Ei ne ahnung was das ist? so was wie Clockworkmod evtl?
      Hier nochmal die Seite die das empfiehlt>

      http://translate.google.de/translate?hl=en&sl=ru&u=http://forum.china-iphone.ru/viewtopic.php%3Ft%3D20098&prev=/search%3Fq%3Da780%2Bics%2Blenovo%26start%3D10%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26hs%3DHDD%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:de:official%26biw%3D1525%26bih%3D693%26prmd%3Dimvns&sa=X&ei=DKBmULHNHYTJ0AXVtIGwAg&ved=0CD0Q7gEwBTgK

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  36. hello ... i have a problem.. after i download with Flash tool... i remove the battery... and i tried to start it... but it not starting... why ??? i did something wrong ? please help me....

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  37. Keep it up; keep posting more n more n more.
    one click root

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  38. HI!
    does it work for lenovo a780??
    and can you tell me the list of system apps which i must not delete!
    thanx mAn!

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    1. Hi :-) That's a completely different phone, I wouldn't try this if I were you!

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    2. well do you know how to do it for lenovo a780?

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  39. HI colonel ... i know its my mistake ... i did not read the whole post so ... so dumb of me ....i tried doing this procedure for lenovo s720 and its bricked now :( can you pls suggest me how to bring it back to life ??? .. pls help me if possible

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    1. I WISH I could help you but I really don't know :-( Maybe if you can find a firmware for your phone you can flash it?

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  40. hello tell me the video download link

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  41. how can i dwonlaod the video tutorial
    plzzzzzzzz tell me sir

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    1. Hi :-) There is no download link, the video is on Youtube?!?

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  43. I use Lenovo A789(android 4.0.4) from china, by google play also do not work. Does this process work

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  44. The rooting part will definitely NOT work, do not flash anything from a different phone (model) on your phone, chances are your phone will be bricked afterwards!

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  45. Thanks a lot, ColonelZap!!
    I was looking for a market fix for my Haier W718 and this did the trick. It was root and now the Play Store is there as well thanks to your directions. I am aware that the root part is definitely not applicable to the Haier W718, as you wisely stress in your last comment: flashing a preloader that is not specific to your model will result in bricking it.
    So the market fix... Perhaps only one comment in case somebody else comes across the same scenario. I could add the Google account right after the steps you described, but the Play Store would hang at "Loading..." screen. I had a go at using the latest version of Google Play Store (3.10.10) instead of the one you had in the download (just google it and you will find the apk easily). I copied it & pasted it in the /System/Apps folder, I changed the permissions and renamed it as "com.android.vending.apk". I rebooted the phone and it finally worked. Thanks again for sharing and making it so clear with the video :-)

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    1. Congratulations and thank you so much for the feedback and your instructions :-)

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    2. I have a haier w718 and wanted to know if 2x1 used your steps to root the phone and then add the google play store?

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  46. Hi ColonelZap,
    my Lenovo A750 was rooted by Etotalk over a year ago, but this weekend it just locked and eventually died??? Now holding the power and volume buttons held together only result in the 3 bottom LEDs lighting briefly. It wasn't dropped or anything and I opened it up justto ensure that there was nothing cracked or missing. I suspect some type of boot up fault, as it was switching itself a lot recently. Ever heard of this or any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance - Stevie

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  47. I tried this on Lenovo A820. Copied the files but the Google Play Store never showed up.

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  48. Hi
    I followed your guide step by step with my lenovo a750, and now when i turn it on all i see is lenovo logo.
    I can charge it, flash it. but there is no response.
    Do you have any idea what happened and even more how to fix it?

    Thank you very much

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